Keith Famie - Survivor: The Australian Outback
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 41 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: The Australian Outback (2001) - 14th out, 3rd place - seventh juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "The Most Deserving" (Day 41, still the record for the latest boot).
Keith Famie - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S2: Australia 2.59 13.09 0.20 9 8 11 0.81 1.91 - - - 1.01 4.50
Career 2.59 13.09 0.20 9 8 11 0.81 1.91 - - - 1.01 4.50
Keith Famie - Challenge record
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback challenges
    Lock Step - Ep3 RC
    Triage - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11):

    • The Australian Outback Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Bridging the Gap" - thanks to a capsizing Kucha raft, Ogakor wins easily.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 2 RC: "Butch Cassidy" - Jumps, swims, carries, Ogakor wins again.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 2 IC: "Tucker'd Out" - Eats cow brain as Kimmi refuses, but thanks to Tina, Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 3 RC: "Water Torture" - Carries water, and Ogakor wins in the tie-breaker.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 3 IC: "Lock Step" - Leads Ogakor, but thanks to Maralyn's repeated trips, Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 4 RC: "Master Mind" - Participates in the puzzle, Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 4 IC: "True or Falls" - Answers a question, but Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 5 RC: "Triage" - One of the first two carriers, Ogakor loses its fourth straight.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 5 IC: "The Maze" - Somehow, Ogakor wins. By a lot (5-2).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 6 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Ogakor loses, depriving Tina of Doritos.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 9 RC: "Double Play" - Paired with Amber, makes final round, but loses to Colby/Jerri.


    Perch - Ep7 RC
    Don't Fence Me In - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-11): (Mean % finish: 56%)

    • The Australian Outback Ep. 7 IC: "Perch" - Lasts an amazing 10 hrs, 17 minutes; talks Tina into stepping off to let him take the necklace, and Keith wins (1st/10).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 8 RC: "Return to Sender" - Misses the target completely (bottom 5/9).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 8 IC: "Don't Fence Me In" - With an assist from Jerri, Keith wins, 17-16 (1st/8).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 9 IC: "Hanging in the Balance" - Loses to Rodger (!) in the first round (bottom 4/8).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 10 IC: "Fire and Water" - first to raise his fire, but barely loses to Colby (2nd/7).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 11 RC: "End of the Line" - dead last (6th/6).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 11 IC: "Blue Plate Special" - second person eliminated (5th/6).
    • [The Australian Outback Ep. 12 RC: "" (loved ones) - does not win, but proposes to his girlfriend, Katrin, over the internet on national TV, and she accepts - Not counted, though.]
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 12 IC: "Fugitives" - Famously arrives at the finish line first, but missing a lock (2nd/5).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Pentathlon" - Still on the balance beam, dead last (4th/4).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 13 IC: "Memory" - Finishes just short of Colby's total (2nd/4).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 14 (F3) IC: "Fallen Comrades"- not close to Colby and Tina (3rd/3).


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

    • The Australian Outback: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.36
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.18
    Mean% Finish: 56%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Keith Famie - Tribal Council record
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback Tribal
    Ep4 Tribal Council
    F3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • The Australian Outback: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/11):

    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 2: Kel Gleason (voted out, 7-1).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 4: Mitchell Olson (voted out, 3-3 [eliminated based on Keith's prior vote against him]).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 7: Jeff Varner (voted out, 5-5 [eliminated based on prior votes against]).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 8: Alicia Calaway (voted out, 5-4).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 9: Jerri Manthey (voted out, 6-2).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 10: Nick Brown (voted out, 4-2-1).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 11: Amber Brkich (voted out, 4-2).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 12: Rodger Bingham (voted out, 3-2).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 13: Elisabeth Filarski (voted out, 3-1).


    Votes against (8):

    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 4: Three votes, from Amber, Jerri, and Mitchell.
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 10: One vote, from Nick.
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 12: Two votes, from Elisabeth and Rodger.
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 13: One vote, from Elisabeth.
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 14: One vote, from Colby (voted out, 1-0 [or 2-1]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 14: Voted for Tina Wesson (who won, 4-3).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9
    Tribals: 11
    VAP: 8
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
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Keith Famie - Interviews
Keith Famie - Bio
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: The Australian Outback cast bio page:


    "Born and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Keith Famie currently makes his home in West Bloomfield, Michigan. While still attending high school, he began working in restaurant kitchens and after graduation, traveled the world working in hotels located in such exotic locales as Brussels, Monte Carlo and New York.


    In 1988 Famie opened his own restaurant, Les Auteurs an American Bistro, and in the same year was recognized in Food & Wine as one of the '10 Best New Chefs' and Les Auteurs was featured in Esquire Magazine's 'Best New Restaurants of 1988.' During 1993, Famie began appearing in cooking segments called 'Famie's Adventures in Cooking' for local Detroit television stations. The popular segments ultimately led to several half-hour specials airing in Detroit. In 1996 Famie opened Forte and was selected yet again in Esquire's yearly 'Best New Restaurants' — this time in 1997. Last year, he produced and hosted his first one-hour prime time Emmy-nominated special, From Hanoi to China Beach a Taste of the Exotic, a documentary that was based on a journey through Vietnam with three Vietnam veterans on bicycles. Before it aired in Detroit, the special previewed at the local Fox Theater. This spring his cookbook, Famie's Adventures in Cooking, will be published by Sleeping Bear Press.


    Famie is a divorced father of two children, Josh and Alicia, and describes himself as creative, adventurous, and just happy to be alive each day, or as he puts it 'everyday I wake up is a good Day'. In addition to spending time with his kids, Famie enjoys biking, weight lifting, scuba diving, dirt bike riding, wall climbing, herb gardening, touring unusual markets, collecting art, tennis and hiking in the mountains.


    Famie was recently voted President of the Rainbow Connection after a two-year stint as Vice President. The Rainbow Connection is a non-profit organization that helps grant wishes for children with life threatening illnesses in Michigan. In addition, he is in the process of developing a new foundation, IKAN or International Kid's Alliance Network, a special internet-based program for children to be able to develop pen pals and participate in live chat sessions with each other. To date, he has orchestrated two such chat sessions, one from Sydney, Australia and the other from Guadalajara, Mexico.


    His birth date is February 11, 1960."