Ralph Kiser - Survivor: Redemption Island
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 33 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Redemption Island (2011) - 9th place, 10th out - fourth juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "A Mystery Package" (Day 30).
  • Eliminated (in a duel) in Episode 13, "Too Close for Comfort" (Day 33).
  • Longevity totals: In-game - 30 days; Redemption Island - 3 days.
Ralph Kiser - 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 0.38 7.02 0.05 3 9 9 0.32 0.72 - - - 0.37 1.22
Career 0.38 7.02 0.05 3 9 9 0.32 0.72 - - - 0.37 1.22
Ralph Kiser - Challenge record
Survivor: Redemption Island - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Smash, Grab, Smash - Ep2 RC/IC
Toolin' Around - Ep4 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7; 1 sit-out)

  • Redemption Island Ep.1 RC/IC: "Push It Uphill" - Pushes blocks, and Zapatera wins!
  • Redemption Island Ep.2 RC/IC: "Smash, Grab, Smash" - Breaks all the tiles for Zapatera, and Zapatera wins again.
  • Redemption Island Ep.3 RC/IC: "Spin Cycle" - Sits out, but after David throws the puzzle, Zapatera "loses."
  • Redemption Island Ep.4 RC/IC: "Toolin' Around" - Crowbars, chops ropes, and hammers tiles, and Zapatera wins!
  • Redemption Island Ep.5 RC/IC: "Smoko" - Blindfolded, follows Stephanie's orders, Zapatera loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep.6 RC/IC: "Beach Balls"- Matches up against Ashley, makes no catches; Zapatera loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep.7 RC/IC: "Crash Course"- Goes through the obstacles, but Zapatera loses to Grant again.


Rollerballs - Ep8 IC
Mayan Pizza - Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-5): (Mean % finish: 65.4%)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 8 IC: "Rollerballs" - Ninth person out, in the three-ball phase (4th/12).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F11) IC: "Meso Soup" - Eliminated in the second round (6th/11).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F10) IC: "Gang Hang" - Fourth person to drop, but at least competed (5th/10).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 10 IC: "Mayan Pizza"- Third to finish in first round; not close in second (tie-5th/9).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 11 (F8) IC: "Log Jam" - Beats Steve & Phillip, loses to Grant in finals (2nd/8).


Rock Block - Ep12 duel
A Maze N' Jig - Ep13 duel

Redemption Island duel record (0.25*-for-2): (Mean % finish: 37.5%)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 12 duel: "Rock Block" - Just finishes ahead of Steve, stays alive (3rd/4).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 13 duel: "A Maze N' Jig" - First to the puzzle, but does not finish it, eliminated (4th/4).

*Note: Third-place finishes in non-elimination duels count as a quarter win.


Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 3
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.43
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 65.4%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0.25*
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.13
    Mean% Finish: 37.5%
Ralph Kiser - Tribal Council record
Survivor: Redemption Island
Ep2 idol
Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/1; 0 votes voided):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 2: Ralph finds the Zapatera idol, without benefit of a clue (Day 4).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 8: Ralph plays his idol for Mike Chiesl, but all the opposing votes are for Matt.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/9):


VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 3: Three votes, from Stephanie, Krista, and Russell.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F8 vote): Six votes, from Rob, Phillip, Natalie, Ashley, Andrea, and Grant (voted out, 6-2).


Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14: Voted for Phillip Sheppard, who finished second (8-1-0).


Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 0
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 9
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Ralph Kiser - Pictures
Survivor: Redemption Island image gallery
Ralph Kiser - Interviews
Survivor: Redemption Island

Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/12/11): "No Man-Sweater Required: Survivor Ralph Speaks"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/14/11): "Ralph Kiser talks Survivor: Redemption Island"


Ralph Kiser - Bio
Survivor: Redemption Island

Excerpts from his official CBS bio page:


"Personal Claim to Fame: Being completely debt-free at age 44. No vehicle payments, no mortgage payments, plus I own two homes on the same farm.


3 Words to Describe You: Determined, strong-willed and stubborn


Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm probably a combo of Big Tom and J.T.


Reason for being on SurvivorI've wanted to be on the show for years and knew one day I'd get my chance. I want to be a hometown hero for the folks back home!"