Who Is Jon Spurney? Jeopardy Contestant Biography & Stats

Find out everything you need to know about Jon Spurney, a Jeopardy Contestant appearing on Season 40 of the show airing on December 8, 2023!

Jon Spurney Jeopardy Contestant Profile – Biography & Profession

Jon Spurney is a Writer & Musician from Los Angeles, California.

NameJon Spurney
Location & ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
Profession & JobsMusician, Writer, Filmmaker; Composer at Broadway Video; Cultural Envoy at U.S. Department of State; Session Musician (Freelance); Musical Director at The Public Theater; Composer at Hulu, HBO, A24; Accompanist at The Moth and Museum of the Moving Image; Former Musical Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Former Composer at The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; Former Composer at Warrior Poets and Fox Broadcasting Company; Former Performer at Passing Strange; Former Composer at North Forty Music and Double L Music
Gender & SexMale
Age & Date of Birth
Nationality & EthnicityAmerican
Education & SchoolYale University (BA in American Studies, Film)
Relationships & Family
Biography & More DetailsJon Spurney is a versatile artist with a rich career spanning various roles in the entertainment industry. He has worked extensively as a composer, filmmaker, screenwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Notable achievements include his work for “At Home with Amy Sedaris” on TruTV, “Documentary Now!” on IFC, “Difficult People” on Hulu, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and “The Colbert Report.” He has also appeared on Broadway in “Passing Strange” and its film adaptation by Spike Lee. Spurney has collaborated with renowned artists such as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, David Byrne, and others. Additionally, he has been a cultural envoy for the US State Department and has provided musical accompaniment for The Moth Radio Hour’s live shows.

Jon Spurney is a multifaceted artist based in Los Angeles, California. He is an American national with a career spanning roles as a musician, writer, and filmmaker. Spurney has an impressive professional background, having worked as a composer for Broadway Video, a cultural envoy for the U.S. Department of State, and a session musician. His educational background includes a BA in American Studies and Film from Yale University. His career highlights include composing for shows like “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” “Documentary Now!” and “Difficult People,” as well as performing in the Broadway musical “Passing Strange.” Spurney has collaborated with numerous high-profile artists and has been involved in various significant projects in the entertainment industry.

Jon Spurney Jeopardy Results & Statistics

Looking to find out how Jon Spurney did on Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out their final scores after each round as well as their competitor results!

12/28/2023Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Friday, 8 December 2023Gary Hollis
Roanoke, Virginia
Chemistry Professor

Winning Score: $26,801
Round 2 Score: $18,800
Round 1 Score: $1,600
Carmela Chan
San Diego, California

Final Score: $0
Round 2 Score: $13,400
Round 1 Score: $3,000
Jon Spurney
Los Angeles, California
Writer & Musician

Final Score: $19,999
Round 2 Score: $12,000
Round 1 Score: $3,600

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