Stephen Fox, a radio producer and guitarist from Tallahassee, Florida, was a contestant on the U.S. version of the show on November 19-20, 1999. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $64,000 question.


Fastest Finger Question

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following Kevin Costner movies in the order they were released, starting with the most recent.
• A: Bull Durham • B: Dances with Wolves
• C: Tin Cup • D: The Bodyguard
From the 10 contestants, 7 got it right, but Stephen (with a time of 5.28 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-B-A, making it into the Hot Seat. However, immediately after this the klaxon called time, so Stephen would return next day to start the game.

Stephen's Run to the Million

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What term is generally used to describe a young bear?
• A: Chick • B: Cub
• C: Bunny • D: Ditka
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is another name for Santa Claus?
• A: Aladdin • B: Jack Frost
• C: Kris Kringle • D: Rumplestilskin
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
When referring to intelligence, what does the letter 'Q' stand for in the abbreviation 'IQ'?
• A: Quack • B: Quirky
• C: Quotient • D: Queasy
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is both an exclamation and a way to mend socks?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Alack • B: Darn
• C: Criminy • D: Shoot
Ask the Audience Results: A: 5% • B: 81% • C: 5% • D: 9%
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
During what inning of a baseball game is it tradition for the spectators to stand and stretch?
• A: Fifth • B: Sixth
• C: Seventh • D: Ninth
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
'Peanuts' character Snoopy is the spokesdog for which of the following insurance companies?
• A: Aetna • B: MetLife
• C: Allstate • D: State Farm
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Ophthalmology deals with disorders of what part of the body?
• A: Feet • B: Nose
• C: Eyes • D: Throat
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of automobile transported Michael J. Fox through time in 'Back to the Future'?
• A: DeLorean • B: Chevrolet
• C: Buick • D: Jaguar
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the novel, 'The Great Gatsby'?
• A: F. Scott Fitzgerald • B: Ernest Hemingway
• C: William Faulkner • D: Charles Dickens
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
From where did the Dalai Lama flee in 1959?
• A: Nepal • B: Tibet
• C: Vietnam • D: India
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Jane Goodall became known for her work with what animals?
• A: Gorillas • B: Lions
• C: Chimpanzees • D: Elephants
Total Prize Money: $32,000


  • Stephen was the first contestant to have Rosie O'Donnell in his call list. He didn't get to call her though, or anyone for that matter.
  • After making the hot seat, Regis Philbin joked "What a night of firsts! We had our first million dollar winner," and referring to Stephen, "and our first contestant with a nose ring!"


Preceded by
John Carpenter
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Stephen Fox
Succeeded by
John Capolongo