As a young man, Lafayette native Rex Moroux’s poetic bent carried him to Los Angeles to write for a playhouse. A dream led him to buy an inexpensive guitar and illumine his words through singing and songwriting. His career in the music industry took off and his work climbed the charts. Moroux’s quick mind also landed him a spot on America’s favorite quiz show, Jeopardy, which aired on April 23, 2018.
While Moroux still plays music when he has the time, he is now living back in Lafayette as the married father of three children and working as a commercial sales and leasing agent with Scout Real Estate. He worked previously with Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate (later NAI/Latter and Blum).
While the odds of being selected to compete on Jeopardy are tougher than being accepted to Harvard Law School, anyone who’s ever conversed with Rex Moroux will not be surprised by his appearance on this top-rated iconic game show.
In this episode of Discover Lafayette, Rex shares his journey of returning to L. A. to be a contestant on Jeopardy. He also shares his ties to the music industry and in particular, the late David Egan, who played an important role in Moroux’s early career.
While Rex Moroux was Lafayette’s first-ever contestant on Jeopardy, it wasn’t his first time on a national game show. In the early 2000s, he was a contestant on Win Ben Stein’s Money. Best wishes to Rex as he continues his journey and hopefully explores even more creative endeavors which will enrich our world.
Rex ultimately came in third place in his appearance on Jeopardy, yet shared later that it was one of the best experiences of his life. He gave a humorous account of the competition in an article in the Current which can be accessed here.
In a discussion after our interview ended, Rex shared why he quit touring to return home to be a husband and father. His priorities were definitely in the right place and may be listened to here.
This post was updated on October 8, 2019.