Artis Silvester - Survivor: Philippines
Artis Silvester on social media: twitter
Seasons: 1 | Days: 25 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Philippines (2012) - 9th place, 10th out - 3rd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Little Miss Perfect" (Day 25).

Artis Silvester - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S25: Philippines 1.25 5.11 0.24 2 5 3 0.61 2.07 - - - 0.86 3.33
Career 1.25 5.11 0.24 2 5 3 0.61 2.07 - - - 0.86 3.33
Artis Silvester - Challenge record
  • S25 logo Philippines challenges

    Idol Hands - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6.0*-for-10)

    • Philippines Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Share the Wealth" - Does running stage, Tandang blows lead on puzzle (2nd*/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Manila Folders" - Hauler, Tandang wins! (1st/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Deep In Thought" - Plays, Tandang doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Swing Break" - Plays, and Tandang streaks to another win (1st/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Now down to two tribes, easily beats Dana in his bout; Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 5 IC: "Thrash, Splash & Bash" - Competes, Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 6 RC: "Bog Roll" - Tandang negotiates surrender to Kalabaw.
    • Philippines Ep. 6 IC: "Philiping Out" - Catches, Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 8 RC: "Catch of the Day" - Does well, but team (Carter, Skupin, Pete, Abi-Maria) loses.
    • Philippines Ep. 9 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Artis and his team (Skupin, Pete, Lisa) loses.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of Philippines count as half a win.


    Paddle Out - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 53%)

    • Philippines Ep. 7 IC, "Wrist Assured" - Third-to-last man standing (3rd/7).
    • Philippines Ep. 8 IC, "Snake in the Grass" - One of seven people eliminated in first stage (6th/10).
    • Philippines Ep. 9 IC: "Paddle Out" - Places no balls as Skupin breezes to an easy win (bottom 6/9).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6.0*
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.60
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 3
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 53%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Artis Silvester - Tribal Council record
  • S25 logo Philippines Tribal

    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Philippines: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Philippines, Ep. 9: Five votes, from Skupin, Penner, Carter, Malcolm, Denise (voted out, 5-4).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: -
Artis Silvester - Pictures
  • S25 logo Philippines image gallery
Artis Silvester - Interviews
  • S25 logo Philippines interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/15/12): "Artis Silvester on why he has no love for Skupin"
    • Gordon Holmes at (11/15/12): "Survivor Castaway Artis Silvester: 'I Did Not Like Abi'"
    • Steve Helling at (11/17/12): "Artis Silvester: I'm Not An Angry Man"
    • Daniel Fienberg at (11/17/12): "Artis Silvester talks Survivor: Philippines"
Artis Silvester - Bio
  • S25 logo Philippines bio

    Excerpts from his Survivor: Philippines bio page:


    "Personal Claim to Fame: Beating stage 4 cancer. 
    Inspiration in Life: My ex-wife - she’s my light, my strength, my everything. I pray everyday that we are brought back together. 
    Hobbies: Martial arts, motorcycle riding and bowling. 
    Pet Peeves: Traffic, know-it-all people, bullies or people that prey or pick on those weaker than themselves. 
    3 Words to Describe You: Spontaneous (sometimes explosive), opinionated and competitive.  
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I’m a combination of Rudy, Rupert and James. I have Rudy and Rupert’s cunning leadership and likability. I have James’s physical appeal – even at 52.
    Reason for Being on Survivor: The million dollar prize and the chance for the experience of a lifetime. Plus, I’m tired of yelling and screaming at my TV about how the contestants are playing. 
    Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I have physical and mental strength, creativity, adaptability and a sense of humor. I’m an incredible manipulator and I have an uncanny ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: When the odds are stacked against me that is when I shine the most. Although I’m definitely no angel, I believe I do have a guardian angel watching over me. No one has been more persistent than me to be on the show and it is because I know I can win if given the chance."


    From his pre-game interview, by Dalton Ross:

    "'I'm like a chameleon with the ferocity of a praying mantis,' says Artis. I have no idea what that means…but I love it! 'The minute that I feel that you're threatening me, I will chew you up and spit you out.' A man who has already beaten stage 4 cancer should be able to handle the rigors of living off the land, but unless Artis is able to adapt socially to his younger tribemates, he may be the one that is spit out."