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James Holzhauer is one of the Chasers in the American version of The Chase. He joined the show in January 2021, with the other Chasers Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. He is also a professional sports-gambler.

He was previously a contestant on the same version in 2014, and managed to defeat Chaser Mark Labbett with the team. He is also the seventh former contestant to become a Chaser worldwide, after Žarko Stevanović, Grażyna Werner, Manuel Hobiger, Thomas Kinne, Michal Sharon, and Darragh Ennis.

Holzhauer is best known for being a 32-time champion on Jeopardy! in 2019, where he accumulated $2,464,216. He currently holds the top 16 records for most cash won in a single episode on that show. And twice, he broke the single-day cash record; the first time, he won $110,914, and the second time, he broke his own record with $131,127.

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