Meet Matt Jackson, a 23-year-old paralegal from Washington, D.C. who is currently crushing the competition in a nine-day winning streak on Jeopardy, and likely not going anywhere anytime soon. In a profile posted to Jeopardy‘s website this week, Jackson says he was encouraged to try out for the show by his friend Sam Spaulding, who finished second place in the 2010 College Championship, winning $50,000.
Aside from being a scrupulous and cutthroat player — Uproxx Jeopardy fan Andy Isaac says he might be one of the top 10 players he’s ever seen on the show — Jackson is getting attention for other reasons. Namely, his super creepy smile every time the cameras pan in on him (as well as penchant for holding up the number of fingers as wins he’s accumulated). Behold:
Jackson’s smile quickly became so notorious that he quickly became noticed by Joel McHale and The Soup, which poked fun at the red hot player last week:
But Jackson isn’t just a creepy smile! He’s also known for his sick finishing moves, as demonstrated by these clips. BOOM!
For these reasons and more, Matt Jackson has made the ascension to bona fide viral celebrity, and the internet can’t get enough of the guy.
May his reign be long and prosperous!