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'Jeopardy!' Contestant Hides His Famous Past, But Viewers Catch On

Now he's a 58-year-old "entrepreneur."

When “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek introduced Paris Themmen as an “entrepreneur” and “avid backpacker” on Tuesday night’s show, he failed to note that his guest had a famous past.

And Themmen didn’t mention it either.

But you can’t fool viewers, who quickly identified the 58-year-old contestant as the TV-obsessed little cowboy Mike Teevee from the 1971 film, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.”

Twitter lit up.

And Themmen, whose character dreamed of getting on television, performed well on the tube, finishing second.

Not a golden ticket, but pretty good.

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