Chad Crittenden - Survivor: Vanuatu
Chad Crittenden on social media: Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: 27 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Vanuatu (2004) - 8th place, 11th out - 2nd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Culture Shock and Violent Storms" (Day 27).

Chad Crittenden - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S9: Vanuatu 1.32 7.24 0.18 4 7 7 0.55 1.45 - - - 0.74 2.77
Career 1.32 7.24 0.18 4 7 7 0.55 1.45 - - - 0.74 2.77
Chad Crittenden - Challenge record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu challenges
    Outwit, Outplay, Outrig - Ep5 IC
    Shoot Your Way Home - Ep7 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-14):

    • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Performs well himself, but thanks to Chris's allergy to balance beams, Lopevi loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - One of seven Lopevis not to get across; Lopevi loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Tethered to Rory and Chris, collects pieces, and finally, Lopevi wins!
    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Participates; Lopevi wins reward.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Makes one of only two Lopevi matches (shown); Lopevi loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Places tiles for Lopevi, which loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 RC: "Dive Masters" - Now with New Lopevi, dives, and Lopevi wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 IC: "Outwit, Outplay, Outrig" - Paddles with John K.; new Lopevi wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 RC: "Pig Pen" - Carries pigs, new Lopevi wins again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 IC: "Strung Out" - With Twila, works the final stage, and new Lopevi wins once again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 RC: "Jo Coconut" - Competes, and somehow, New Lopevi finally loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 IC: "Shoot Your Way Home" - While he breaks several plates, Lopevi narrowly loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 8 RC: "Fire Fighter" - New Lopevi wins the last tribal challenge.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 10 RC: "Sacrificial Lamb" - Part of the winning team, with Chris, Eliza, and Ami.


    Great Escape Run - Ep3 IC
    Head Hunter - Ep9 RC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-5): (Mean % Finish: 42%)

    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 IC: "Great Escape Run" - First to start his puzzle, but does not win (2nd/8).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 8 IC: "Jumper" - Slips on the platform, just missing the second round (bottom 6/10).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 9 RC: "Head Hunter" - Targeted by the women and out immediately (8th/9).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 9 IC: "Memory Mosaic" - Eliminated in the first round (bottom 3/9).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 10 IC: "Get A Grip" - Holds on for dear in-game life, but eventually outlasted by Twila (2nd/8).


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

    • Vanuatu: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 8
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.57
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 42%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Chad Crittenden - Tribal Council record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu Tribal
    Ep4 Tribal Council
    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Vanuatu: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/7):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Vanuatu, Ep. 7: One vote, from John K.
    • Vanuatu, Ep. 10: Six votes, from Twila, Scout, Eliza, Julie, Ami, and Leann (voted out, 6-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Vanuatu, Ep. 14: Voted for Chris Daugherty (who won, 5-2).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 7
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Chad Crittenden - Pictures
  • S9 logo Vanuatu image gallery
Chad Crittenden - Interviews
  • S9 logo Vanuatu interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found?


    Post-game interviews

    • Angel Cohn at TV Guide Online (11/23/04): "Survivor's Chad Hanged"
    • David Bloomberg at RealityNewsOnline (11/24/04): "'It Is Uncomfortable Knowing You Are Being Judged on Your Gender': An Interview with Survivor's Chad"
    • LauraBelle at (1/20/05): "Interview with Chad Crittenden of Survivor: Vanuatu"
Chad Crittenden - Bio
  • S9 logo Vanuatu bio

    From his official CBS Vanuatu bio page:


    "James 'Chad' Crittenden was born on a military base in Oceanside, California. Growing up in Half Moon Bay, California, he discovered a love of sports and the outdoors, particularly soccer and fishing.


    Crittenden attended Half Moon Bay High School, where he participated in many sports (soccer, tennis, bowling, fishing, running, mountain biking) as he pursued a collegiate future.


    After high school, Crittenden decided to work at a local community college before pursuing studies at the University of California at Davis, majoring in International Relations with an emphasis on world resources, the environment and Spanish. Upon graduation, he accepted summer day-care jobs that ultimately led him to an after-school tutoring program. From there, he accepted an offer to head a new bilingual tutoring program in San Jose. Two years later, an internship where he taught a bilingual second grade class launched his career.


    After two years teaching in San Jose, Crittenden accepted a teaching contract in San Salvador, El Salvador, where he met his wife, Dyann. Upon returning to the US, Crittenden and his family settled in the San Francisco Bay area. They have two children, Clara (3) and Trevor (4 months).


    About one and a half years ago, Crittenden went to the doctor to have a lump on the bottom of his foot removed and discovered find it was a cancerous tumor. Synovial Sarcoma is a rare and deadly form of cancer (comprising less than one percent of all cancers) and amputation was necessary just below the knee. His recovery was miraculously quick, and he completed a triathlon nine months after the surgery. After many prostheses and much development, he feels that he has almost reached his post-surgery potential. Crittenden has been cancer-free for almost two years and has decided to take a leave of absence to be a full-time dad, which he has been planning for some time. He looks forward to the adventure.


    Crittenden's birth date is August 8, 1969."