Whether he's exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu or throwing passes with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jimmy McGuire brings a natural enthusiasm and innate curiosity when delivering JEOPARDY! clues from some of the world's most fascinating destinations. Currently in his 14th season with the Clue Crew, Jimmy still loves being a part of JEOPARDY!.
"JEOPARDY! debuted during my senior year of high school and I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined that I would actually one day be part of this American institution," says Jimmy.
International travel remains one of his favorite parts of the job; recently he has shot clues in Switzerland, Singapore, Vietnam, and Cambodia. In addition to delivering clues, Jimmy enjoys demonstrating and donating "Classroom JEOPARDY!" units to deserving schools across the United States and abroad. "There is no greater joy than seeing the reactions of the recipients," says the Pittsburgh native, who, prior to JEOPARDY!, worked as a segment producer and reporter for a local television newsmagazine after graduating from Ohio University.
Over his years with the Clue Crew, Jimmy has delivered clues from Israel on the top of Masada, from 500 feet in the air on top of the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia (the largest fully steerable telescope on Earth), and from the stage at Broadway's Cinderella. He has also shot inside Biosphere 2 in Tucson, from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and aboard the America's Cup racing team's catamaran in the San Francisco Bay. He also has had the honor of scouting with the Boy Scouts of America and working with the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
JEOPARDY!'s 30th season proved to be an historic year for the Clue Crew as they recorded clues from the famous Mt. Rushmore Monument in South Dakota, which served as the 50th and final state they've visited.
"What a thrill it was to see this iconic American monument up close and in person, and to have my clue crew partners Sarah and Kelly beside me was the cherry on top!" Jimmy said of the experience.
When not filming clues for JEOPARDY!, Jimmy enjoys life with his wife Kim and "bonus" daughter Madison, as well as playing golf, CrossFit exercise, and taking drum lessons.