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Actor with Region ties to compete on 'Jeopardy!'
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Actor with Region ties to compete on 'Jeopardy!'

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Mike Nelson

Anderson Cooper, left, appears next to Mike Nelson, a professional actor originally from Chesterton, on the set of "Jeopardy!" during the show's taping. Nelson appeared as a competitor on the beloved quiz show Monday.

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A man with ties to Northwest Indiana will compete on "Jeopardy!" Monday afternoon.

Mike Nelson is a professional actor originally from Chesterton. He now lives in Los Angeles.

Nelson has acted in the sitcom "Black-ish" as the recurring character Nurse Larry, and in a role on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", his IMDb page shows.

He has also appeared in movies including "Bullitt County", "The Mortuary Collection" and "Bixler High Private Eye."

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Nelson will compete against Donna Vorreyer, a writer and retired teacher from Willowbrook, Illinois, and Patrick Hume, a project manager originally from Stoneham, Massachusetts. Hume has won three games of "Jeopardy!" according to the program's official webpage.

Monday's episode will be hosted by multi-award-winning news anchor Anderson Cooper. Cooper will appear as a guest host through April 30.

The episode airs at 3:30 p.m. on WLS-TV, channel 7.

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