Rupert Boneham - Survivor: Pearl Islands, All-Stars, Heroes vs. Villains, Blood vs. Water
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Seasons: 4 | Days: 104.5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 3

Survivor: Pearl Islands (2003) - 8th place, 10th out - second juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Swimming with Sharks" (Day 27).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - 4th place, 13th out - sixth juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 15, "The Sole Surviving All-Star" (Day 37).

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (2010) - 6th place, 15th out - seventh juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "Loose Lips Sink Ships" (Day 36).

Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 20th place, 1st out (Day 4).

  • Volunteered for Redemption Island in Laura B.'s place in Episode 1, "Blood is Thicker Than Anything" (Day 1).
  • Lost a duel on Redemption Island, eliminated in Episode 2, "Lead In Chaos," (Day 4).
  • Longevity totals: In-game - 0.5 days; Redemption Island - 4 days.
Rupert Boneham - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S7: Pearl Islands 3.34 6.44 0.52 5 7 6 0.81 2.12 - - - 1.33 5.47
S8: All-Stars 2.48 11.89 0.21 6 4 8 0.74 2.63 - - - 0.95 5.11
S20: Heroes vs. Villains 1.23 9.56 0.13 6 10 10 0.59 1.20 - - - 0.72 2.43
S27: Blood vs. Water 0.00 0.50 0.00 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 - - - 0.00 0.00
Career 7.05 28.39 0.25 17 21 25 0.68 1.69 - - - 0.92 3.82
Rupert Boneham - Challenge record
Survivor: Pearl Islands - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Pull Your Weight - Ep3 IC
Pull Your Weight - Ep3 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-13; 1 sit-out):

  • Pearl Islands Ep. 1 IC: "Cannon Carry" - Drake wins.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 2 RC: "Bountiful Chest" - Drake wins again.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 2 IC: "All Tied Up" - Unties Michelle and Trish; Drake wins.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 3 RC: "Sprung A Leak" - Drake wins again.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 3 IC: "Pull Your Weight" - Outlasts Osten on the final weight hold, Drake wins.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 4 RC: "Float-It Notes" - Swims and dives with Burton; Drake wins easily.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 4 IC: "Boarding Party" - Rupert sits out, Drake finally loses. Rupert gets kidnapped by Morgan.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 5 RC: "Paddle for Paddles" - Morgan wins (with Rupert).
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 5 IC: "Survivor Smoothies" - Back on his original tribe, but Drake loses.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 6 RC: "Ready, Aim, Fire" - Drake wins.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 6 IC: "Carry That Weight" - Rupert holds 220 lbs, but first Drake to drop out. Drake loses.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 7 RC: "Pirate Prison Break" - Drake and Morgan both lose to the Outcasts.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 10 RC: "Rats in the Rigging" - Paired with Fairplay, loses in the final round.

 

Keelhauling - Ep7 IC
Mixed Nuts - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-4): (Mean % finish: 82%)

  • Pearl Islands Ep. 7 IC: "Keelhauling" - does not win, but Burton gives him the necklace (2nd/10).
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 8 RC: "Signal Fire" - Rupert wins (1st/9).
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 8 IC: "Mixed Nuts" - Rupert wins (1st/9).
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 9 IC: "Killer" - Eliminated by Burton and Sandra, does not win (6th/8).

 

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

  • None.

 

Survivor: All-Stars
Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
Stairway to the Stars - Ep2 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (7.5*-for-14):

  • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Saboga loses (3rd/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Saboga wins (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - Saboga loses again (3rd/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: "Better Homes and Island Living" - It turns out subterranean beachfront housing isn't good (3rd/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: "Match Maker" - Saboga doesn't lose! (2nd*/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Saboga wins (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 5 RC: "Shipwreck Raft Rescue" - Saboga last again, gets dissolved (3rd/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 5 IC: "Pilfering Pirates" - Now on Chapera, Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: "Tribal Stomp-ede" - Chapera loses.
  • All-Stars Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Floating Puzzle" - Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 8 RC: "Log Jam" - Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 8 IC: "Choose Your Weapon" -Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 9 IC: "Survivor History" - now on Mogo Mogo, and Mogo Mogo wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 11 RC/IC: "Big Bad O-Course" - captain of the losing team, with Tom, Kathy, Jenna L.

*Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of All-Stars count as a half-win.

 

Individual challenge record (2-for-9): (Mean % finish: 61%)

  • All-Stars Ep. 10 RC: "Rock Bottom" - Rupert wins (1st/9).
  • All-Stars Ep. 10 IC: "Waiting to Exhale" - First man to drop out (4th/4).
  • All-Stars Ep. 12 RC: "Face Off" - Rupert wins (1st/7).
  • All-Stars Ep. 12 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Loses to Shii Ann (2nd/7).
  • [All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Smorgasboard" - Laura competes for him, third person eliminated (not counted).]
  • All-Stars Ep. 13 IC: "Fire and Rain" - Runs out of matches, third person eliminated (4th/6).
  • All-Stars Ep. 14 RC: "Second Chance" - Eliminated in first round (5th/5).
  • All-Stars Ep. 14 IC: "Survivor Scramble" - Tied with Jenna for fewest tribe names found (14; tie-4th/5).
  • All-Stars Ep. 15 F4 IC: "Obstacle Puzzle Maze" - Returns with final rung as Amber finishes the puzzle (2nd/4).

 

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

  • None.

 

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Lock and Load, Light - Ep1 IC
Sumo'an Mud - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-15; 1 sit-out):

  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 1 RC: "Battle Dig" - With James, scores the Heroes' final point; Heroes win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 1 IC: "Lock & Load, Light" - Heroes blow it on the puzzle, which Rupert appears to not be helping with very much.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Crate Idea" - Sits out, Heroes lose.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo'an Mud" - Beats Coach, Heroes win big (8-0).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 4 RC: "Slip, Slide & Score" - Beats Danielle, but the Heroes lose.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 4 IC: "Roll With It" - With James, blindfolded roller for Heroes; Heroes lose again.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 5 RC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Injures Jerri, but Heroes lose again.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 5 IC: "Blind Cube Crisis" - Paired with Candice; Heroes blow another puzzle.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 7 RC: "Basket Brawl" - No scores or assists, but Heroes win waterfall feast.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 7 IC: "Caught in the Web" - One of the Heroes' runners; Heroes win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 8 RC: "Faux Coconut Bowling" - Knocks down 3 pins on first throw, easily beating Parvati's pair of gutter balls; Heroes win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 8 IC: "Mudslide" - Loses to Coach on his round, but the rest of the Heroes win (2-1).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 9 RC: "Chimney Sweep" - Second person out, loses to Sandra; Heroes lose (3-0).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 9 IC: "Strung Out" - First in for Heroes; Heroes win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 11 RC: "Pacific Shuffle" - Part of one of the losing teams, with Sandra and Russell.

 

Pegatory Knockout - F7 IC
Pass the Bucket - Ep13 RC

Individual challenge record (0-for-9): (Mean % finish: 65%)

  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Tied for last on the Villains (tie-7th/9).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 10 IC: "Get A Grip" - Second to drop out, in about a minute (9th/10).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 11 IC: "House of Cards" - Does not win (bottom 6/9).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 12 F8 IC: "When It Rains" - Drops out with Russell at 1 minute for cookies, milk (8th/8).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Pegatory Knockout" - Second on the first round, but out after second (tie-4th/7).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 13 RC: "Pass the Bucket" - Paired with her uncle, does not win (tie-4th/6).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 13 IC: "Keep It Up" - Outlasts Colby, but second out (5th/6).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Offer It Up" - First person eliminated, at 9 dishes (5th/5).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Blind Maze" - Not among the near-winner throng (4th/4).

 

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

  • None.

 

Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Operation Balance Build - Ep2 duel
Operation Balance Build - Ep2 duel

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 33%)

 

Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 22.5*
    Played: 42
    Win%: 0.54
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 22
    Win%: 0.18
    Mean% Finish: 67%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 33%
Rupert Boneham - Tribal Council record
Survivor: Pearl Islands
Ep7 Tribal Council
Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/6):

  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 5: Michelle Tesauro (voted out, 6-1).
  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 6: Trish Dunn (voted out, 4-2).
  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 7: Shawn Cohen (voted out, 4-1).
  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 8: Andrew Savage (voted out, 6-4).
  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 9: Ryan Opray (voted out, 8-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 6: Two votes, from Trish and Fairplay.
  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 10: Five votes, from Lill, Fairplay, Darrah, Burton, and Tijuana (voted out, 5-2-1).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

 

Survivor: All-Stars
Ep1 Tribal Council
Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • All-Stars: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/8):

  • All-Stars, Ep. 1: Tina Wesson (voted out, 4-2).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 10: Lex Van den Berghe (voted out, 7-2).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 11: Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien (voted out, 6-2).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 12: Alicia Calaway (voted out, 6-1).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 13: Shii Ann Huang (voted out, 5-1).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 14: Big Tom Buchanan (voted out, 4-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • All-Stars, Ep. 12: One vote, from Alicia.
  • All-Stars, Ep. 15 (Final four vote): Three votes, from Amber, Boston Rob, and Jenna L. (voted out, 3-1).

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

  • All-Stars, Ep. 15: Voted for Boston Rob Mariano (who lost to Amber Brkich, 4-3).

 

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Ep1 Tribal Council
Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None. Although he unsuccessfully pretended to have one.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/10):

  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 1: Sugar Kiper (voted out, 9-1).
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 2: Stephenie LaGrossa (voted out, 6-3).
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 5: Tom Westman (voted out, 5-2).
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 6: James Clement (voted out, 5-1).
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 12 (F8 vote): Candice Woodcock (voted out, 5-3).
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 12 (F7 vote): Danielle DiLorenzo (voted out, 4-3).

 

VAP - Votes against (10):

  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep, 12 (F8 vote): Three votes, from Parvati, Danielle, and Candice.
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 12 (F7 vote): Three votes, from Sandra, Parvati, and Danielle.
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 13: Four votes, from Sandra, Parvati, Russell, and Jerri (voted out, 4-[0]).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

 

Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Swapping out, morning 1
One and done, post-Ep2 duel

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

RECORD: Rupert is the only person to be eliminated via a duel at Redemption Island without receiving any votes against.

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 17
    Tribals: 25
    VAP: 21
  • Jury votes
    Made: 3
    For winners: 2
    Received: --
Rupert Boneham - Pictures
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Rupert Boneham - Interviews
Survivor: Pearl Islands

Pre-game interviews

  • None found?

 

Post-game interviews

 

Survivor: All-Stars

Pre-game interviews

  • None found?

 

Post-game interviews

  • Tatiana Morales at CBSNews.com (6/22/04): "Rupert Enjoying Life and Booty"

 

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

Pre-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (1/27/10): "Rupert Boneham - Survivor cast: 'Why I'll win!'"
  • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (2/9/10): "Rupert Boneham: 'I do not want to be that guy who thinks they're any better than anyone else'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Kate Stanhope at TVGuide.com (5/15/10): "Survivor's Rupert: 'The Heroes Had No Hope'"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/15/10): "Rupert Boneham talks Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"
  • Carrie Bell at People.com (5/15/10): "Survivor's Rupert: Nobody Sees Colby As A Threat"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/16/10): "Castaway Interview: Rupert Boneham"

 

Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (9/3/13): "Rupert & Laura: 'We Are Going to Be Able to Dominate'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (9/26/13): "Interview With the First Player Eliminated from Survivor 27"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (9/26/13): "Survivor Castaway Rupert: 'I Would Do the Same Thing Every Time'"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (9/28/13): "Rupert Boneham talks Survivor: Blood vs. Water"

 

Rupert Boneham - Bios
Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: All-Stars

From his official CBS Pearl Islands bio page (9/28/03), and virtually identical All-Stars bio page:

 

"Born in Detroit, Rupert Boneham moved with his parents at a young age to Indiana where he eventually attended Haworth High School in Kokomo. He then moved to Texas to study nursing at Cisco Junior College and San Angelo University. Boneham currently resides in Indianapolis, where he works as a vocational and clinical mentor for troubled teens. He previously worked as a gravedigger and a bartender. His hobbies include scuba diving, camping and coin collecting. His favorite sport is racquetball. He describes himself as strong, smart and brave. He is most proud of becoming independent/self-employed and being able to care for his family while not having to live the 'Nine-To-Five' world. He believes his competitive advantages on Survivor: Pearl Islands are his ability to be a team player, hunter and gatherer, camper and all-around survivor.

 

Boneham is married to his wife, Laura, and they have one four-year-old daughter, Raya. His birth date is January 27, 1964."

 

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

From his official CBS Heroes vs. Villains bio page (1/6/10):

 

"Personal Claim To Fame: “Starting my charity.”
Inspiration in Life: “Life is Good.  Be You.  Give Back.”
Previous Finishes: Pearl Islands: 8th out, 2nd Jury Member; All-Stars: 15th Out, 6th Jury Member
Favorite Past Moment: “When Jeff Probst was writing a million dollar check on my back on my daughter’s 5th birthday and having millions of fans help me win that.”
Previous Survivor He Respects Most: Rudy Boesch (Borneo, All-Stars)
Previous Survivor He Respects Least: Jonny Fairplay (Pearl Islands, Micronesia)
Why Did He Come Back? : “I LOVE THE GAME!”"

 

Survivor: Blood vs. Water

From his (and Laura's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:

"Rupert becomes the second player — after Boston Rob — to play the game a fourth time. Will he be as dominant in his fourth outing as Rob was in his? 'I think we're going to make it to the final two,' says Rupert. 'And then one of us will get first and the other one will get second. I'd love a clean sweep where we take first, second and fan favorite because we played the game the way we're supposed to. You don't have to be a horse's butt to win this game. You can't be an angel, but you sure don't have to be an ass.' Agrees Laura, 'I think first and second place is what we have in sight.'"

 

 

From his (and Laura's) official CBS bio page (8/21/13):

"Relationship to Significant Castaway: Laura’s Husband
Previous Season: Survivor: Pearl Islands – 2nd jury member; Survivor: All Stars – 6th jury member, won $1 million for fan favorite; Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains – 7th jury member
Current Residence: Indianapolis, Ind.
Occupation: Mentor for Troubled Teens
Why Did You Want to Return to Survivor and Play with Your Loved One? Survivor has been one of the most exciting experiences in my life. And to have the chance to share that with my wife is amazing. To have Laura out there on the island with me, we will have the chance to share one of the greatest adventures one can have. You can describe what Survivor is like, but until you've lived it, it is hard to understand. To be able to go out and play with my best friend will be a dream come true."

 

 

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