Silas Gaither - Survivor: Africa
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 15 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Africa (2001) - Fifth out, 12th place.

  • Voted out in Episode 5, "The Twist" (Day 15).
Silas Gaither - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S3: Africa 0.70 1.37 0.51 2 8 3 0.54 1.56 - - - 1.05 2.26
Career 0.70 1.37 0.51 2 8 3 0.54 1.56 - - - 1.05 2.26
Silas Gaither - Challenge record
  • S3 logo Africa challenges
    Trail Blazer - Ep1 RC/IC
    Rock n' Roll - Ep3 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-9):

    • Africa Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Trail Blazer" - Helps push the cart, as does the rest of Samburu. With a surge at the end, Samburu wins.
    • Africa Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Carries the poles as Samburu wins again.
    • Africa Ep. 2 IC: "Safari Supper" - Drinks his first-round shot at the Damu Bar, then Linda wins the tie-breaker. Samburu wins!
    • Africa Ep. 3 RC: "Rock 'n Roll" - Helps roll the boulder, but Samburu rolls off course repeatedly, loses.
    • Africa Ep. 3 IC: "Distress Signal" - Comes up with Samburu's exceptionally poor design, Samburu loses.
    • Africa Ep. 4 RC: "Caught in the Web" - Retrieves both his items, and Samburu wins.
    • Africa Ep. 4 IC: "Movin' on Up" - Object carrier for Samburu, which, thanks to its less-hefty workers, loses.
    • Africa Ep. 5 RC: "Get Your Goat" - Now with New Boran, and Boran wins.
    • Africa Ep. 5 IC: "Puzzle of Shields" - New Boran "loses" as Ethan & Mama Kim throw the IC to boot Silas.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Africa: None.


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.56
    Sat out: 0
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Silas Gaither - Tribal Council record
  • S3 logo Africa Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Africa: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):


    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Africa, Ep. 4: Three votes, from Frank, Linda, and Teresa.
    • Africa, Ep. 5: Five votes, from Frank, Teresa, Clarence, Ethan, and Kim J. (voted out, 5-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Africa: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 8
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Silas Gaither - Pictures
Survivor: Africa image gallery
Silas Gaither - Interviews
Survivor: Africa

Pre-game interviews

  • None?


Post-game interviews

  • (11/9/01): "Scheming Silas Sacked"
  • Liane Bonin at (11/15/01): "The fifth Survivor castoff talks with"
  • SurvivorOz podcast interview (1/29/13): "Silas Gaither interview"


Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

Silas Gaither - Bio
Survivor: Africa

From his official CBS Survivor: Africa cast bio page:


"Silas Gaither, originally from Germantown, Tennessee, recently moved to Los Angeles. Gaither graduated with a BA in Finance from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000, and is currently bartending in West Los Angeles while pursuing a career in acting.


During Gaither's senior year at Houston High School (1996), his soccer team won the State Championship. In addition, he played high school football, wrestled and was voted "Mr. Houston" by his peers. While attending U of T, he was the boxing champion in his weight class three years straight.


Silas Gaither's three favorite hobbies include kayaking, fly-fishing and backpacking. He describes himself as happy, spontaneous and exciting. Gaither is single and currently lives with two roommates and his dog Max. His birth date is January 28."