Official CBS.com Survivor: Samoa bio
page excerpts (8/27/09):
"'Danger' Dave Ball grew up in a family full of preachers
but don't be fooled because he is not your typical "son of a
preacher man." After he earned a degree in opera from
Oklahoma State, this "rock and roll rebel" took many odd
jobs to stay afloat including one as a flight attendant at a
Although Dave's fiery personality may have gotten him into
hot water more than once, he has a knack for reading people
which has helped him through the rough spots. His innate
intelligence has been honed through years of playing
strategy games and his body benefits from the martial arts,
biking and hiking he enjoys in his spare time.
Dave is currently teaching fitness and nutrition to people
who want to lose weight and improve their health. "It took
me a long time to sort out my own health issues and if I can
help others get healthy, then it will be worth it." Dave is
the most physically fit he has ever been and he is counting
on the element of surprise to propel him to the top of this
After spending 10 years on the road, this journeyman says,
"I've never been terribly concerned with money. I've always
been more interested in making my life a rich experience.
Having said that, I can do anything for a million dollars
because that will set me up for life."
Dave is single and currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
His birth date is August 13th."