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Clue Crew

Jimmy McGuire

Jimmy McGuire is proud to be an original member of the Jeopardy! Clue Crew, and Season 37 marks his 20th season with the show. His natural enthusiasm and innate curiosity are evident when he’s on camera, delivering clues from some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.

Jimmy is a Pittsburgh native, who, prior to joining the Clue Crew, worked as a segment producer and reporter for a local television newsmagazine after graduating from Ohio University. He is a huge football fan, so one can imagine his excitement when he got the chance to throw passes with his favorite team - the Steelers - for a Jeopardy! category, an experience he counts among the highlights of his time with the show.

The Clue Crew at Mount Rushmore

The Clue Crew has shot clues in more than 350 cities worldwide, 50 states, 47 countries and on all seven continents. In the U.S., his travel has spanned the country from Hawaii to Martha’s Vineyard, and he counts Rome, Tokyo, Dublin, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Rio de Janeiro among his favorite international locations. In April 2017, Jimmy had the “trip of a lifetime” circumnavigating the Baltic Sea aboard the National Geographic Orion with Lindblad Expeditions, a 14-day adventure of 1,700 nautical miles that took him to eight countries to record clues. Later that year, he accompanied Alex Trebek on a trip to the Galápagos Islands, another journey that Jimmy counts among his most memorable experiences.

I love hearing from viewers that a clue one of us delivered from a specific destination made someone decide to travel there!

One of Jimmy’s most meaningful moments as a member of the Clue Crew took place during the summer of 2019 while traveling to Budapest with Viking River Cruises. As an American with Jewish heritage, he was honored to visit and record clues at The Dohany Street Synagogue. Also known as the Great Synagogue, it’s the largest synagogue in Europe and seats up to 3,000 people. He met with Rabbi Frolich, who kindly extended a personal invitation to attend his Friday night service while in town, which Jimmy accepted. He says it was a night he’ll never forget.

When not taping clues for Jeopardy!, Jimmy enjoys life with his wife, Kim, and “bonus” daughter, Madison, as well as playing golf, physical fitness, and taking drum lessons.