"Willy Wonka's" Mike Teevee Makes Surprise Appearance On "Jeopardy"

March 15, 2018
Willy Wonka

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Paris Themmen finally fulfilled a lifelong dream by appearing as a contestant on the game show Jeopardy

He introduced himself as an “entrepreneur” and “avid backpacker," but fans were quick to point out on Twitter that Themmen, as a child, used to have a career in acting.  He made no mention of the fact that he actually portrayed "Mike Teevee" in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Most of the cast still remains in touch to this day, though many have left the business altogether.