Dan Kay - Survivor: Gabon
Dan Kay (1976-2016). His social media: facebook
Seasons: 1 | Days: 21 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Gabon (2008) - 11th place, 8th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 7, "It All Depends on the Pin-up Girl" (Day 21).

Dan Kay - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S17: Gabon 1.27 2.62 0.49 2 4 3 0.61 2.33 - - - 1.10 3.60
Career 1.27 2.62 0.49 2 4 3 0.61 2.33 - - - 1.10 3.60
Dan Kay - Challenge record
  • S17 logo Gabon challenges

    Ep1 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-11):

    • Gabon, Ep. 1 RC: "One For All" - Fang loses; Dan helps people up rather than race for individual immunity.
    • Gabon, Ep. 1 IC: "Temptation Valley" - Crosses obstacles and digs, Fang loses badly.
    • Gabon, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Lemme Go Rock 'n' Roll" - Helps push the boulder; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Dragged off his pole by Marcus & Charlie; but Fang wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 IC: "Lake Launch" - Retrieves Fang's second-to-last tile, and Fang wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 4 IC: "Big Oar Deal" - Now with Kota, attempts a shot on goal; Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 5 RC: "Fruit Flies" - Middle catcher/thrower for Kota; Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 5 IC: "Cliff Bowling" - Defender for Kota, stops three balls; Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 6 RC: "Snake in the Grass" - Stays in until the end for Kota; Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 6 IC: "Jungle Relay" - With Marcus, retrieves final flag pieces; Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 7 RC: "Elephant Eggs" - Makes the winning tackle for Kota, and Kota wins.


    Ep7 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 36.8%)

    • Gabon, Ep. 7 IC: "Lake Log Jam" - loses to Ace in his first-round match-up (tie-7th/12).


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

    • Gabon: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 8
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.73
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 36.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Dan Kay - Tribal Council record
  • S17 logo Gabon Tribal

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Gabon: None.


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


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Gabon, Ep. 7: Four votes, from Bob, Susie, Corinne, and Charlie (voted out, 4-3).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Gabon: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Dan Kay - Pictures
  • S17 logo Gabon image gallery
Dan Kay - Interviews
  • S17 logo Gabon interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (12/9/08): "Dan Kay 'lost the will' to 'engage those personalities' he disliked"


    Posthumous articles and tributes

Dan Kay - Bio
  • S17 logo Gabon bio

    From his CBS bio for Survivor: Gabon:


     "Dan Kay has come a long way from his blue-collar roots in Boston. Born and raised in Walpole, Massachusetts, he was very involved in athletics, especially football, skiing and track. While in high school, Dan played on a varsity football team, which had a long tradition of winning, a tradition that has helped shape his strong work-ethic. He graduated from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science & English and later would earn his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law where he was also a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.


    Charismatic, hard working and goal oriented, most of Dan's traits were formed from the influence provided by his parents and a select few coaches and teachers. As a young boy, his father became disabled, leaving his mother to care for his family and, eventually, his ill grandmother, all while working as a full-time nurse. In addition, Dan credits his mother's work ethic and unselfish attitude for his strong desire to overcome any obstacles in his career and personal life.


    Dan has practiced law in Boston for five years, which helped him to purchase several investment properties. However, dedicating so much of his time to his practice left him depressed and feeling less than fulfilled with his life. Prior to leaving for SURVIVOR, he sold off a number of investments and spent time away from his job, in an effort to focus more on himself and his friends and family. He believes this recent awareness, along with having an increased appreciation for the people in his life rather than material possessions, will help him succeed not only in his personal life, but on Survivor.


    Attractive, athletic, single and a lawyer, Dan is set to make a big impression on his competitors. Dan's hobbies include skiing, running, biking, weight training and cooking. Currently, he is training to compete in his first triathlon.


    He is single and lives in Boston. His birthdate is June 30, 1976."