Ike Barinholtz Wins $1,000,000 for Pacific Clinics on “Celebrity Jeopardy!”
Our Hollygrove programs will benefit from this generous contribution
We are exhilarated and grateful beyond measure to celebrate Ike Barinholtz’s appearance and $1,000,000 win on ABC’s “Celebrity Jeopardy!” with guest host Mayim Bialik.
Though it was a close race throughout the three rounds of game play, Ike’s intelligence, quick reflexes and three correctly answered daily doubles brought him to the “Final Jeopardy!” question with the lead and $50,000. The question, “Despite how he’s known, he was probably actually born in Anchiano, near Florence,” was answered correctly by Ike, as well as his fellow contestants Patton Oswalt and Wil Wheaton, as “Leonardo da Vinci”. However, with a wager of $22,001, Ike was able to edge out Patton by $1 and take home the grand prize for Pacific Clinics.
The funds raised will go towards our Hollygrove programs, which encompass three innovative services – Camp Hollygrove, Hollygrove Haven and Parent Institute – and enhance community wellness for our Los Angeles-based families, parents and children.
“Pacific Clinics has been helping people in this community long before I was here and it’s imperative that they continue to do so for long after I am gone,” says Ike. “When families are in need, they turn to Pacific Clinics’ Hollygrove programs because they know there’s someone there who will do whatever they can to help them.”
Over the years, Ike and his wife, Erica Hanson, have been dedicated supporters of Pacific Clinics, donating their time, talents and resources to the agency and its Hollygrove programs. In 2018, the pair was honored with the Ambassador of Children Award. In 2020, Ike won $125,000 for the agency on “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” and in 2021, he won $10,000 on “E!’s Celebrity Game Face.” He has also hosted our annual movie nights at the Hollygrove campus and served as our master of ceremonies and auctioneer at past gala events.
“We are so proud and grateful of Ike, not only for his winnings or advocating for us on a national stage, but for trying something challenging and new and tackling it with humor, resourcefulness, and grace,” says Director of Development Alison Raitt.