David Murphy - Survivor: Redemption Island
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 25 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Redemption Island (2011) - 12th place, 7th out - first juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "The Buddy System" (Day 24).
  • Eliminated (in a duel) in Episode 10, "Rice Wars" (Day 25).
  • Longevity totals: In-game - 24 days; Redemption Island - 1 day.
David Murphy - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S22: Redemption Island 0.25 4.52 0.06 2 8 7 0.27 0.67 - - - 0.32 0.92
Career 0.25 4.52 0.06 2 8 7 0.27 0.67 - - - 0.32 0.92
David Murphy - Challenge record
Survivor: Redemption Island - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Smoko - Ep5 RC/IC
Crash Course - Ep7 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-7; 1 sit-out)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Push It Uphill" - Pushes blocks, works the puzzle, and Zapatera wins!
  • Redemption Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Smash, Grab, Smash" - Sits out as Zapatera wins again.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Spin Cycle" - After David throws the puzzle, Zapatera "loses."
  • Redemption Island Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Toolin' Around" - Performs no tasks himself, but not "sitting out." Zapatera wins.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Smoko" - Blindfolded, follows Stephanie's orders, Zapatera loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Beach Balls"- With Stephanie, launcher for Zapatera; Zapatera loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Crash Course"- Goes through the obstacles, but Zapatera loses to Grant again.


Meso Soup - Ep9 F11 IC
Gang Hang - Ep9 F10 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 58.9%)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 8 IC: "Rollerballs" - Third person out, in the two-ball phase (10th/12).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F11) IC: "Meso Soup" - Makes the final round, but trails Grant & Mike (3rd/11).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F10) IC: "Gang Hang" - Last Zapatera hanging, but can't hold on (4th/10).


Redemption Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 33.0%)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 10 duel: "House of Cards" - Unable to win vs. Mike and Matt (3rd/3).


Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.29
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 3
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 58.9%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 33.0%
David Murphy - Tribal Council record
Survivor: Redemption Island
Ep3 Tribal Council
Ep9 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Redemption Island: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/7):


VAP - Votes against (8):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Sarita and Ralph.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 9: Six votes, from Rob, Phillip, Natalie, Ashley, Andrea, and Grant (voted out, 6-4).


Jury votes made (1/1):


Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 7
    VAP: 8
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
David Murphy - Pictures
Survivor: Redemption Island image gallery
David Murphy - Interviews
Survivor: Redemption Island

Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (4/21/11): "Castaway Interview: David Murphy"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/21/11): "Murphy's Law: No Redemption for Survivor David"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (4/23/11): "David Murphy talks Survivor: Redemption Island"


David Murphy - Bio
Survivor: Redemption Island

Excerpts from his official CBS bio page:


"Personal Claim to Fame: I'm very proud of what I've accomplished professionally. Thus far in my career, I've been able to work on a number of very interesting and challenging cases.


Pet Peeves: I can't stand stupid people. If we could criminalize stupidity, I think the world would be a better place.


Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I'd like to think I'd be myself and be original.


Why you think you'll "survive" SurvivorNine times out of 10, when I walk into a room, I am the most intelligent person there. I'm here to win. I don't care about screwing someone over. I don't care about deceiving people and I don't care how I'm perceived at the end. I'm not going to have a static approach to this game."