Greg 'Tarzan' Smith - Survivor: One World
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 36 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: One World (2012) - 6th place, 13th out - seventh juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "It's Human Nature" (Day 36).
'Tarzan' Smith - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S24: One World 0.58 11.68 0.05 7 12 10 0.69 1.23 - - - 0.74 1.80
Career 0.58 11.68 0.05 7 12 10 0.69 1.23 - - - 0.74 1.80
'Tarzan' Smith - Challenge record
Survivor: One World - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Free Fallin' - Ep1 RC/IC
Puzzle Relay - Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-13; 3 sit-outs):

  • One World Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Free Fallin'" - Manono wins by default, as Kourtney is medevaced.
  • One World Ep. 2 RC: "DIY Knots" - Manono wins again, sans Probst.
  • One World Ep. 2 IC: "By The Numbers" - Sits out, Manono wins third straight.
  • One World Ep. 3 RC: "Shut Your Trap"- Tarzan sits out again, as Manono is swept by Salani, 5-0.
  • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Manono loses again (after Salani copies Manono's puzzle).
  • One World Ep. 4 RC: "Coco Connection" - Tarzan scores one hit, but Manono loses.
  • One World Ep. 4 IC: "Puzzle Relay" - Manono wins, but goes to tribal anyway.
  • One World Ep. 5 RC: "Dear Liza" - A newly re-shuffled Manono loses once again.
  • One World Ep. 5 IC: "Basket-brawl" - Old, slow, tiny new Manono loses again.
  • One World Ep. 6 RC: "Coco Pops" - Another Manono loss.
  • One World Ep. 7 RC: "Sea Turtles" - Tarzan sits out a post-merge challenge.
  • One World Ep. 8 RC: "7UP" - Part of losing team again (with Christina, Jay, Alicia, Troyzan).
  • One World Ep. 9 RC: "DIY Ladder Tree Golf" - part of winning team (with Troyzan, Jay, Alicia, Kat)


Ep10 IC - Return from the Dead
Bone To Pick - Ep13 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-10): (Mean % finish: 40%)

  • One World Ep. 7 IC: "Roller Ball" - First out, only person eliminated in first round (12th/12).
  • One World Ep. 8 IC: "Odd Shaped Bottoms" - Eliminated in first round (7th/11).
  • One World Ep. 9 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Drops out immediately, no food, no immunity (10th/10).
  • One World Ep. 10 IC: "Return from the Dead" - Makes it to 3rd/final round, but loses to Troyzan (2nd/9).
  • One World Ep. 11 RC: "Touchy Subjects" - Second person eliminated, not chosen for reward (7th/8).
  • One World Ep. 11 IC: "Slip Sliding Away" - Loses to Kim in second round (tie-3rd/8).
  • One World Ep. 12 RC: "Connecting With Loved Ones" - Not close, not picked for reward (tie-5th/7).
  • One World Ep. 12 IC: "I Hold On" - Second person out (6th/7).
  • One World Ep. 13 RC: "Spinning Wheel" - Still working on combo when challenge ends (tie-5th/6).
  • One World Ep. 13 IC: "Bone to Pick" - Comes close to beating Kim and Alicia, but no (3rd/6).


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

  • One World: None.


Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.31
    Sat out: 3
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 40%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
'Tarzan' Smith - Tribal Council record
Survivor: One World
Ep3 Tribal Council
Merge Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • One World: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/10):


VAP - Votes against (12):

  • One World, Ep. 5: Two votes, from Monica and Christina.
  • One World, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Christina and Alicia.
  • One World, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Kim, Christina, and Alicia.
  • One World, Ep. 13: Five votes, from Kim, Sabrina, Chelsea, Christina, and Alicia (voted out, 5-1).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • One World, Ep. 14: Voted for Kim Spradlin (who won, 7-2-0).


Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 7
    Tribals: 10
    VAP: 12
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
'Tarzan' Smith - Pictures
Survivor: One World image gallery
'Tarzan' Smith - Interviews
Survivor: One World

Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at (5/10/12): "Castaway Interview: Greg 'Tarzan' Smith"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/10/12): "The Interview is Afoot: Talking with Survivor Tarzan"
  • Daniel Fienberg at (5/12/12): "Greg 'Tarzan' Smith talks Survivor: One World"


'Tarzan' Smith - Bio
Survivor: One World

From's pre-game interview with Jeff Probst:

"Greg says: In the operating room I am king. One on one with someone, I'm scared to death. I'm only doing it for the adventure and the romance. Watch out. I can talk your ears off. I am hoping to play a pseudo-father, kind fatherly role to help my tribe.

Jeff says: Dr. Greg Smith, otherwise known as Tarzan, is one of the smartest guys we've ever had on the show. I told him right before the game started, 'Your biggest obstacle is your own ego and feeling you need to tell everybody how smart you are and how good at everything you are.' And if he does that, they'll get rid of him. My prediction: He's gone early."


From his CBS bio page (1/20/12):

"Personal Claim to Fame: Board Certification in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, receiving a 1st place award for research in reconstructive surgery, playing for 'Doug Silvers & the Starliters' as an organ/pianist, 4th place as Campion Missouri State Wrestler Light Heavyweight and a marriage for 30 years to a true "soul mate."
Inspiration in Life: Tarzan, who is empathic toward nature; kind, brave, noble, "manly," and Scaramouche (the Raphael Sabatinni version) – a statesman, romantic, adventurer, swordsman and empathic toward the needs to women.
Hobbies: Art, music, adventure, entomology and primatology.
Pet Peeves: Inequity and deceit.
3 Words to Describe You: Creative, childlike, (but not childish) and honorable.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Coach Ben Wade – he seems to be a romantic, adventurer, poetic and creative.
Reason for Being on Survivor: The adventure, the challenge; to lose weight.
Why You Think You'll 'Survive' Survivor: I'm of the jungle and part of nature.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: Other than the misfortunes of contretemps, I hope to outwit, outplay, outlast."