Ultra Quiz (Jayverse)

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Ultra Quiz is a game show that ran on NBC, The Original Run ran from November 10, 1981 to May 17, 1995 and the Revived Version ran since September 15, 2010 and is still currently running since

Cast

Host (1981-1983): Dan Rowan

Host (1981-1983): Dick Martin

Host (1984): David Frost

Host (1984): Willie Rushton

Host (1985-1991): Clint Holmes

Host (1991-1995): Robb Weller

Host (2010-Present): Todd Newton

Announcer (1981-1983): John Harlan

Announcer (1984): John Benson

Announcer (1985-1988): Bob Cruz

Announcer (2010-Present): Joe Cipriano

Trivia

Original Hosts from 1981-1983: Dan Rowan and Dick Martin were best known for their sketch comedy show Laugh-In.

The First Winner of Ultra Quiz back in 1981 is Craig Powers, Powers won $100,000 in Cash and a Master Bathroom Remodel in his home of La Canada Flintridge, CA

The Second Ultra Quiz which aired in 1982 saw the show's first visit to Asia as Contestants made their way Tokyo for the Semi-Finals and were joined by the host of the Trans America Ultra Quiz, Isao Fukudome as Fukudome does the Questions in Japanese while Rowan and Martin translated it to English to read the Questions as well, However Fukudome appeared in the remainder of the run except in 1984.

The 1984 Season featured not only contestants from the United States but also contestants from the United Kingdom competed simultaneously with Lynda Kent from Lancashire, England won the UK vs. US Final with a Grand Prize of $100,000 in U.S. money in the final which was broadcast at Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Since 2010 (except in 2013, 2015 & 2020), Ultra Quiz kicks off it's Season Premiere Episode following the Season Finale of America's Got Talent where the winner is announced.