Survivor: South Pacific (2011) - 8th place, 13th out - fifth juror.
Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites (2013) - Unanimous winner (won jury vote, 8-0-0).
|Challenge stats||Tribal council stats||Jury stats|
|S23: South Pacific||0.43||7.48||0.06||8||13||10||0.79||1.32||-||-||-||0.84||1.75|
Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7):
Individual challenge record (0-for-6; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 31%)
Redemption Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)
Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-12; 1 sit-out):
Individual challenge record (4-for-10): (Mean % finish: 69%)
Redemption/Exile Island duel record: (0-for-0)
Idols held/played (0/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/8):
VAP - Votes against (13):
Jury votes made (0/1):
Idols held/played (0/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/12):
VAP - Votes against (0):
Jury votes received (8/8):
South Pacific intro shot
South Pacific intro shot
S23 CBS pre-game interview
Pre-game posed shot
Pre-game interview with EW
Listening to Probst, pre-returnee arrival, Ep1
Savaii, clapping for Ozzy, who's now on their tribe
I was hoping you would call me Cochran, Jeff
Ozzy is on my tribe. Freakin' Ozzy!
Listening to Probst describe the 'Hero challenge,' Ep1. With Freakin' Ozzy.
I hope you're still good at challenges, old man.
Taking note of Ozzy's way with the ladies, Ep1
I'm in law school... at Harvard.
The great externalized internal disrobing debate, Ep1
Born free, as free as the wind blows
Chatting with the other Savaiis, Ep1
Broing down with Keith, Ep1. The start of a beautiful friendship.
Trying to chop a finger off with a machete, Day 2
Enjoying more machete tips from Freakin' Ozzy, Ep1
Savaii tribe, ready for the Ep1 IC
Ep1 IC starting line
Watching Ozzy chop ropes, Ep1 IC
Rooting on Keith, Ep1 IC
It's neck-and-neck... Ep1 IC
Watching Probst give the idol to Upolu
Demonstrating his physical prowess, Ep1
At his first Tribal Council, going out of his way to dig a hole for himself, Ep1
Full Savaii tribe, Ep1 Tribal
Trying to put the target back on Semhar, Ep1 Tribal
All the Savaii people who have reached the final three, in one shot
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
Listening to Probst
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
Watching the grappling hook stage
Yay, Upolu won.
The losing Savaiis
So long Papa Bear, Ep3 Tribal Council
Loading up Dawn, Ep4 RC/IC
Dumping coconuts, Ep6 RC/IC
This dressing up like a lot of effort for an Adam Sandler movie, but whatevs, Ep7 RC/IC
Observing Whitney's ropes, or something, Ep7 RC/IC
Found a throne! Ep7
Watching the Ep8 re-entry duel
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
Cradling a coconut
Te Tuna tribe, Ep8 Tribal Council
Talking to Probst
Nothing to see here, move along
Putting in a solid effort, Ep9 F10 IC
Getting to listen to Brandon at the Ep9 final 10 Tribal Council. Fun!
Fulfilling his lifelong dream of doing Coach-chi, Ep10
Watching Ozzy, Jim, and Keith's duel, Ep10
Watching Sophie shoot down a last-ditch attempt to save Dawn, Ep10
Hey, a challenge at Tribal. Ep10 final 8 IC
Answering one question right? Good enough for fourth place with this group.
Watching Dawn and Whitney duel Ozzy, Ep11
Ready to almost reach the second round, Ep11 IC
Almost beating Ozzy, Ep12 duel
Caramoan intro shot
Caramoan intro shot
Caramoan pre-game interview
Near the front of the favorites' pre-game lineup
Pre-season ad shot
Fresh off the chopper, Ep1
Favorites, assembled. Ep1
Politely clapping for Dawn and Erik, Ep1 RC
Amused at Brandon's delightful antics
With Francesca, starting line
Winner's quote, Ep1 RC
High five, Franny!
Getting to read the first IC treemail to Bikal. Yay.
Taking a good look at the alleged fans, pre-Ep1 IC
With Bikal, Ep1 Tribal Council
Two seasons, two straight Ep1 Tribal Councils attended.
Night three, watching Brandon yell at people. Good times.
Found a sweet new throne, Ep2
Excitedly waiting to pull a rope, Ep2 RC/IC
I've made a huge mistake. Ep3
Bikal wins again! Ep3 RC/IC
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
Probably would be listening to Probst, if his shoes weren't so interesting, pre-Ep4 RC
Politely clapping as Phillip wins the Ep4 IC
Running back after taking a shot, Ep5 RC
Might take another shot, eventually, Ep5 RC
Letting Gota have a freebie 'win' - Brandon's exit, Ep5
Luckily, Brandon appears to have returned the sweater vest, Ep5 'Tribal Council'
Time to switch, Ep6
Dawn and Cochran: synchronized Ozzy-style egg smashing (hand on heart)
Dawn and Cochran: now with New Bikal
Listening to Probst with New Bikal, Ep6 IC
Waiting for Phillip and Julia
Yes! One crate in the wrong place! Woo!
New Bikal attends their first Tribal together, Ep6
One of you guys is going home tonight, you know
Listening to Corinne
Another day, another throne. Sigh. What can you do?
With Dawn, listening to Probst, pre-Ep7 RC
Underway, in hot pursuit of the new Gotas. More or less.
Not to worry, Julia, Phillip has this whole racing thing figured out. Apparently.
Trying to unclip, with new Bikal about to get caught
Listening to Probst, Ep7 IC
Waiting for the paddlers to deliver the phoenix, Ep7 IC
At least new Bikal made voting off the fans somewhat interesting, right?
Reading the first individual IC treemail to the newly merged Enil Edam tribe
Amused at the looks of the first heat, Ep8 IC
Let's get on with this, Probst
These grubs are wiggly
Second round, devouring shipworms
Don't want to jinx this, but Cochran has made it to round 3
On to the final round!
Cochran... wins? Ep8 IC
John M. Cochran has won immunity! The Giants have won the pennant!
Savoring the saving clasp of the necklace, Ep8 IC
Who's a liability now, Keith?
Sharing a bro moment
Can't. Stop. Smiling.
The Enil Edam tribe attends its first Tribal Council, Ep8
Feeling pretty safe right now
Dude, I'm totally ripped, and winning challenges. Ep9 RC
Finally on a winning team (as is Michael), Ep9 RC
Enduring some masculine tomfoolery
The Ep9 IC is officially underway
Still in it, one hour in
Taking one for the team, apparently. Ep9
Hold Up, Bro - Ep9 Tribal Council
Ready to get dirty, Ep10 RC
About to win
They won! Ep10 RC
Pre-challenge lecture time, Ep10 IC
To be accurate, you're standing, Phillip. Also choking me.
Triple immunity at Tribal? Well, this is an amusing turn of events. Ep10 Tribal
So much confusion, Ep10 Tribal
They think they've got me eating out of the palms of their hands. Joke's on them, it's the fingers.
Time for Phase II: Parlay my ability to crack Probst up into a screenwriting gig for a crappy, laugh-tracked sitcom
A thrilling glimpse into the lives of my loved ones on the day I left for Survivor
Getting ready to drop a log, Ep11 IC
Still in it, Ep11 IC. Having an advantage has its advantages.
So this is what it feels like to be Ozzy
Good try, bro. Maybe next time you can give it 110%, or some other sports cliche.
Back at Tribal Council, Ep11. So long, Malcolm.
Time for another challenge already? Ep12 F8 IC
Continue competing, people who aren't eating hot dogs! Ep12 F8 RC/IC
Getting a hug from Dawn, just because... Ep12
Bidding farewell to Reynold, final 8 Tribal Council
Getting the scoop from Andrea on her forward-looking nefarious plans
Filling in Dawn and Brenda on Andrea's nefarious plans
Wake us when the fun starts - 'Fun Climb' - Ep12 F7 IC
Unlike his mentor, Yul, having few qualms about arranging a hit
Back at Tribal - F7 Tribal Council
Watching loved ones videos, pre-Ep13 RC
This would be where we don't say anything about Cochran's mom. Got it.
Group selfie, pre-Ep13 RC
Mainly for thus far avoiding machete-related injuries. But also the running-the-game part, probably.
Ready to go, Ep13 RC
John and Arlene
Second of three bars, on its way
Our most sincere requests for your beneficence, Brenda.
That's cool, she still has one more choice
Getting a hug from dad, who is probably also proud of the dearth of machete-related incidents to this point.
Picking up tips on the finer points of barbecuing and sunglasses
Time to outlast, or something, Ep13 IC
Okay, maybe outlast was too strong a word
Conferring with Dawn, pre-Ep13 Tribal
Heading to Tribal, Ep13
Two will vote against one, but only one will be blamed, Ep13 Tribal
The full Enil Edam remnants, Ep13 Tribal Council
Well... that went smoothly
Fun with cards, Ep14 RC
Yup, third individual challenge win. Pretty much Ozzy.
Is it okay if I call you Colby?
Ready to go: final four IC
Advantages again prove to be advantageous, F4 IC
Spoiler alert: Cochran wins.
You've won four challenges now. Can I offer you the keys to my car? My vacation home in Maui? Dinner at 8?
Time to face the jury: final three
Through the miracles of time and space, everyone is suddenly cleaned up
The winner of Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites... John Cochran
From his MSN.com contestant profile:
"John Cochran says: 99% of my game plan is adaptability. I like having the appearance of talking about my insecurities or embarrassing stories, not to the extent that people are annoyed by it. The more open you are with people, the more open they are with you. I will be calculating in what I will reveal.
Jeff [Probst] says: He's hilarious."
From his EW.com new contestant picture caption (by Dalton Ross):
"Allow the Woody Allen-ish Harvard law student (who five minutes into the game instructs Probst to refer to him by his last name only) to tell you why he's destined to take home the title. 'I will win Survivor because I am a student of the game, unlike any other player that's played the game before. I've never missed a single episode. I used to do a newsletter in high school and wear a buff around my arm every Thursday, now it would be Wednesday. My senior yearbook picture was me wearing three buffs, two around my arm and one around my forehead, and a Survivor T-shirt. This has been ingrained in me for 11 years. This is the culmination of a lot of obsession.' And how!"
Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: South Pacific bio page:
"Personal claim to fame: I won the Dean's Scholar Prize at Harvard Law for an essay I wrote on the Survivor jury system. It was one of the few times in my life where my personal interests and academic obligations coincided perfectly.
Hobbies: Guitar, trivia and studying the music and history of The Beatles.
Pet peeves: People who think or act like they are smarter than they actually are and people who don't have a sense of humor.
3 words to describe you: Neurotic, insecure and brilliant.
Survivor contestant you are most like: I have some of the humor of Rob Cesternino, the candor of Jonathan Penner and the intelligence of Yul Kwon.
Reason for being on Survivor: My respect and admiration for Survivor and my desire to make it even better. My secondary motivation is to experience some adventure and excitement in my life during a time when I otherwise feel like I'm on autopilot.
Why you think you'll 'survive' Survivor: I have a strong sense of humor that can defuse tense situations and an ability to listen to conflicting viewpoints and devise a rational compromise that is satisfying to all parties involved. I also have a slender frame that doesn't take up much space in a crowded shelter.
Why you think you will be the sole Survivor: I understand other people and how they function. Sure, I'm bright and have an extensive knowledge of Survivor, but none of that does any good unless you're able to figure out the reasons why other people do the things they do. Not only can I do that, but I'm also confident that I can leverage their desires and motives in a way that best serves my game."
From his official CBS Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites bio page:
"Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student
Personal Claim to Fame: Flipping on my tribe, being reluctant to take off my shirt on day one of Survivor: South Pacific.
Inspiration in Life: My Family – for supporting and putting up with me.
Hobbies: Beatles music, guitar and Survivor.
Pet Peeves: Self-entitlement and lack of a sense of humor.
3 Words to Describe You: Brilliant, insecure and neurotic.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
1) Frisbee – It’s fun and doubles as a dish. 2) Cards – To pass the time. 3) Sketchpad – I like to doodle!
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I have the humor of Rob Cesternino, the intelligence of Yul Kwon and the candor of Jonathan Penner.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I love Survivor! I’ve watched it, talked about it, studied it, written about it and dreamt about it for half my life.
Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I’m too passionate about Survivor to let harsh elements, starvation, sleep deprivation and abrasive tribe mates deter me from lasting all 39 days.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: Having played once before, I know the sorts of mistakes I’m susceptible to making. I didn’t win the last time I played and I have no desire to repeat history. I still know more about Survivor than virtually anyone else who’s ever played the game. Now I feel more mentally and psychologically prepared to put my theoretical knowledge of the game into practice. "