John Fincher - Survivor: Samoa
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 30 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Samoa (2009) - 9th place, 12th out - 4th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Off With Their Heads!" (Day 30).

John Fincher - 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
S19: Samoa 1.94 5.80 0.34 2 7 5 0.37 1.02 - - - 0.71 2.96
Career 1.94 5.80 0.34 2 7 5 0.37 1.02 - - - 0.71 2.96
John Fincher - Challenge record
  • S19 logo Samoa challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Sack Attack - Ep5 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-10; 2 sit-outs):

    • Samoa Ep.1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Crosses obstacles, hauls the crate; Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep.2 RC/IC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Scores Galu's first point; Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep.3 RC/IC: "Sea Crates" - With Dave, gathers crates; Galu wins again.
    • Samoa Ep.4 IC: "Well Stacked" - Helps gather and stack blocks, but Galu loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 RC: "Samoa Smoothies" - Sits out, as Galu wins again.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 IC: "Sack Attack" - Shoots coconuts into Foa Foa's nets, Galu wins.
    • [Samoa Ep. 6 RC: "Roll With It" - Russ Swan collapses, is medically evacuated. Challenge not counted.]
    • Samoa Ep.7 RC: "Brain Food" - Makes two matches, and Galu wins, 7-4.
    • Samoa Ep.7 IC: "Canoe Dueling" - Sits out, as Galu wins again.
    • Samoa Ep. 9 RC: "Coconut Code" - Retrieves and arranges the poles; purple team wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 10 RC: "Get Hooked" - Rides the platform, grabs flags for the losing team.


    Nut Cracker - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-4): (Mean % finish: 50.5%)

    • Samoa Ep. 8 IC: "Nut Cracker" - Takes the final swing, and John wins! (1st/7).
    • Samoa Ep. 9 IC: "Square Peg Round Hole" - Retrieves no bags, does not advance (tie-8th/11).
    • Samoa Ep. 10 IC: "Spear Me the Details" - Eliminated in the first round (tie-5th/10).
    • Samoa Ep. 11 IC: "Drop a Log" - Fourth to drop out, on final knot (6th/9).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)

    • Samoa Ep.1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Trails Jaison in the opening swim leg; Galu loses.
    • [Samoa Ep.4 RC: "Bocce in a Box" - Does not participate; Galu wins.]
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.60
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.25
    Mean% Finish: 50.5%
  • Hero challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50%
John Fincher - Tribal Council record
  • S19 logo Samoa Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep11 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Samoa: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/5):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Samoa, Ep. 11: Seven votes, from Brett, Dave, Jaison, Mick, Monica, Natalie, and Russell (voted out, 7-1-1).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Samoa, Ep. 14: Voted for Russell Hantz, who finished second, 7-2-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 5
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
John Fincher - Pictures
  • S19 logo Samoa image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
John Fincher - Interviews
John Fincher - Bio
  • S19 logo Samoa bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Survivor: Samoa bio page excerpts (8/27/09):


    "John Fincher claims “winning” is his favorite hobby, and because of that he should have no problem playing the game of Survivor. Being a rocket scientist probably will not hurt his chances either. This charmingly cocky genius believes he possesses the analytical skills necessary to take him far in the game while helping him create a mastermind strategy. In addition to brains, he is a former semi-pro soccer player, who is also going to pose a physical threat in the game.


    Fincher says that he is at his best during high pressure situations and times of complete chaos. He finds idiots or “unskilled” people amusing, and has no problem telling them to their face. John has traveled extensively in South America, Europe, South Africa, and Canada, and he plans to use his experience of dealing with people from diverse backgrounds to his best advantage.


    John is no stranger to creating conflict and thinks it could work to his advantage in the game. Although, John also believes his good looks and charm will help even out his aggressive personality, especially with the ladies. He also will not apologize living a privileged life and claims that he will party his way around the world with his winnings.


    John resides in Santa Monica, Calif. His birth date is August 16th."