John 'J.P.' Palyok - Survivor: Vanuatu
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 7 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Vanuatu (2004) - 16th place, 3rd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 3, "Double Tribal, Double Trouble" (Day 7)

John Palyok - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S9: Vanuatu 0.25 1.49 0.17 0 5 2 -0.15 0.00 - - - 0.02 0.25
Career 0.25 1.49 0.17 0 5 2 -0.15 0.00 - - - 0.02 0.25
John Palyok - Challenge record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu challenges
    Fire Starter - Ep1 RC/IC
    Great Escape Run - Ep6 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-4):

    • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Successfully works the table maze, but thanks to Chris's allergy to balance beams, Lopevi loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - One of eight Lopevis not to get across; Lopevi loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Blindfolded, collects pieces, and finally, Lopevi wins!
    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Uses grappling hook to retrieve all 3 Lopevi keys; Lopevi wins reward.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 75%)

    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 IC: "Great Escape Run" - Third person to start his ladder puzzle, but does not win (3rd/8).


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

    • Vanuatu: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 75%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
John Palyok - Tribal Council record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Vanuatu: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/2):

    • Vanuatu: None.


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Vanuatu, Ep. 3: Five votes, from Chris, Chad, Sarge, Rory, and Bubba (voted out, 5-3).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Vanuatu: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
John Palyok - Pictures
  • S9 logo Vanuatu image gallery
John Palyok - Interviews
  • S9 logo Vanuatu interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found?


    Post-game interviews

    • Ellen Crean at CBS's The Early Show (9/30/04): "Survivor's Ousted Duo: Mia, J.P."
    • Angel Cohn at (10/7/04): "Survivor Handyman Gets Nailed"
John Palyok - Bio
  • S9 logo Vanuatu bio

    From his official CBS Vanuatu bio page:


    "John Palyok was born in Hobart, Indiana, to John and Jenny and has a younger brother, Mike. He attended Hobart High School, where he participated in football, track and wrestling. He and his football team won the 1989 State Championship. Additionally, Palyok was awarded All-State, All-Conference and Team Captain of the 1990 football season


    Palyok earned a Division II football scholarship to Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. During college, he was a member of the Theta Chi national fraternity, vice president of the American Marketing Association and made honorable mentionĀ on the Dean's List twice. He participated in a summer internship program at a well-known amusement park, where he was able to attend formal business seminars and assist in the recreational department of the company. He graduated in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Palyok earned a graduate assistantship to Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. While there, he worked as the assistant business operations manager for their athletic department and worked at the local YMCA. In addition, he co-founded the organization Students for Responsible Business. In 1997, he received his master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management information systems.


    After school, Palyok moved to Chicago, where he became a general manager for a Computerized Maintenance Management company, managing their Midwest regional office. He then moved to California to assist in starting up an educational software company, serving as the director of technical support and services. Most recently, Palyok has started a retail management career with one of the largest Home Depot stores in the world. Palyok's hobbies include camping, martial arts, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, archery, golf and traveling. He was PADI certified in 2000. He is a member of the Long Beach Bow Hunter's Club. Palyok was recently recognized by the California Bowmen Hunters's Club for harvesting one of the top 20 largest deer ever recorded in the state.


    Palyok currently lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Tammy, and their cat, Keeley. His birth date is May 13, 1973."