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Viewers think the latest ‘Jeopardy!’ winner looks just like Steve Martin

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During Wednesday’s Professors Tournament on “Jeopardy!,” one contestant had fans doing a double take. Many viewers thought the contestant looked a lot like comedian Steve Martin. And even though his name is actually Sam Buttrey, he sure made host Mayim Bialik laugh like the real Martin.

The uncanny resemblance between the contestant and Martin set Twitter abuzz as viewers pointed out funny coincidences about the show and Martin. For example, Martin played King Tut on “Saturday Night Live” and King Tut was also a category in the first round.

Buttrey went on to win the game and advance to the semi-finals. The winner of the tournament will receive $100,000.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

SAM BUTTREY: My father was a professor all of his adult life. And he covered a lot of ground from Greek literature to Mexican coins. And I think what I learned from him is that, you know, just because you've graduated doesn't mean you stop learning.

KYLE MAR: During Wednesday's Professors Tournament on "Jeopardy," one contestant had fans doing a double take as they thought he looked a lot like comedian, Steve Martin. And even though his name is actually Sam Buttrey, he sure made host, Mayim Bialik, laugh like the real Steve Martin.

MAYIM BIALIK: You don't have a little fanboy thing you want to do?

SAM BUTTREY: It's on the inside.

MAYIM BIALIK: OK.

[LAUGHTER]

Sam, you are in control of the board.

KYLE MAR: The uncanny resemblance between the contestant and Martin set Twitter abuzz, as viewers pointed out funny coincidences, like how Martin played King Tut on "Saturday Night Live," and King Tut was a category in the game. And while Steve Martin is known for having brains, the same can now also be said about Sam Buttrey.

MAYIM BIALIK: Well, Sam, congratulations. With $22,400, you are a semifinalist.

[APPLAUSE]