Terry Deitz - Survivor: Panama-Exile Island, Survivor: Cambodia-Second Chance
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 51 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Panama - Exile Island (2006) - 3rd place, 14th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "The Final Showdown" (Day 38).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 30 days; Exile Island - 8 days (4 visits).

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - 15th place, 6th out.

  • Left the game to attend to a family emergency in Episode 6, "Bunking with the Devil" (night 13).

Terry Deitz - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S12: Panama 9.34 14.67 0.64 4 1 10 0.40 2.24 - - - 1.03 11.58
S31: Cambodia 0.52 1.58 0.33 0 0* 2* -0.08 0.00 - - - 0.25 0.52
Career 9.85 16.25 0.61 4 1 12 0.33 1.87 - - - 0.94 6.79
Terry Deitz - Challenge record
  • S12 logo Panama challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Skull Crush - Panama Ep1 RC
    4x4 - Panama Ep1 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6.5*-for-13):

    • Panama Ep. 1 IC: "4x4" - La Mina finishes second (2nd*/4).
    • Panama Ep. 2 RC: "A Reptile Dysfunction" - Now with new La Mina, and La Mina wins.
    • Panama Ep. 2 IC: "Anchor Management" - Single-handedly hauls La Mina's anchor; La Mina wins again.
    • Panama Ep. 3 RC: "Cross Fire" - Terry makes 4 of the 5 winning catches, and it's La Mina win time.
    • Panama Ep. 3 IC: "Battle Dig" - Outflanked by BobDawg on the final point; La Mina gets dragged around, loses.
    • Panama Ep. 4 RC: "Puzzle Paranoia" - La Mina loses again; Terry is sent to Exile Island (where he finds the idol)..
    • Panama Ep. 4 IC: "Sea Level Tree Level" - Collects water with Dan, another very tight La Mina loss.
    • Panama Ep. 5 RC: "For Cod's Sake" - Chops fish, but not as fast as BobDawg. La Mina loses,Terry exiled again.
    • Panama Ep. 5 IC: "Buried At Sea" - Builds a huge lead gathering the skull puzzle pieces, and La Mina wins!
    • Panama Ep. 6 RC/IC: "In-Cog-Neato" - Retrieves puzzle pieces, but eventually, La Mina loses.
    • Panama Ep. 8 RC: "Rock the Boat" - Narrowly loses with Shane & Austin, despite being ganged up on by both Aras & Danielle's teams (second place, but still a loss).
    • Panama Ep. 9 RC: "Get Hooked" - With Courtney, Sally, and Bruce, part of the winning team.
    • Panama Ep. 11 RC: "The Key of Sea" - With Courtney and Danielle, part of the barbecue-winning team.

    *Note: In the extremely brief four-tribe phase of Panama, La Mina's second-place IC finish counts as half a win.


    Hold Your Own - Ep11 IC
    Wall to Wall - Ep14 RC

    Individual challenge record (8-for-12): (Mean % finish: 81%)

    • Panama Ep. 7 IC: "Vampire Bats" - Hangs upside down longer than Nick's 46 minutes, and Terry wins! (1st/10).
    • Panama Ep. 8 IC: "Ups and Downs" - Narrowly beats Sally, and Terry wins again (1st/9).
    • Panama Ep. 9 IC: "Marine Memory" - Terry wins, thanks in part to Aras guessing wrong (1st/3).
    • Panama Ep. 10 RC: "Voo Doo" - Unsurprisingly, the first person eliminated (7th/7).
    • Panama Ep. 11 RC, Pt.2: "The Key of Sea" - In the finals vs. Courtney and Danielle, Terry wins a GMC Yukon (1st/3).
    • Panama Ep. 11 IC: "Hold Your Own" - Outlasts Courtney's 31 minutes, Terry wins again (1st/6).
    • Panama Ep. 12 RC: "Second Chance" - Beats Aras in the 4th and final round, Terry wins again (1st/5).
    • Panama Ep. 12 IC: "Perch" - Again, pulls out a last-second victory over Aras. Terry wins (1st/5).
    • Panama Ep. 13 RC: "Station by Station" - Thanks to a misunderstanding of the rules, doesn't win (tie-2nd/4).
    • Panama Ep. 13 IC: "Puzzle Dig" - Racing Aras on the final puzzle, barely loses again (2nd/4).
    • Panama Ep. 14 RC: "Wall to Wall" - Another split-second (over Aras) Terry win (1st/3)
    • Panama Ep. 14 IC: "Balance of Power" - This time, never gets balanced on third stage, first out (3rd/3).
    • RECORD: Terry's five consecutive individual IC win streak is the longest of all time.
    • RECORD: Terry's three individual RC wins (four counting the Ep1 RC) are the most of all time in a single season.
    • RECORD: Terry's eight total individual challenge wins are the most of all time in a single season.
    • RECORD: Terry's five total immunity wins are tied for first place all-time, with Colby Donaldson (The Australian Outback), Tom Westman (Palau), Ozzy Lusth (Cook Islands), Mike Holloway (Worlds Apart), and Brad Culpepper (Game Changers).


    Duel/ Hero challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

    • Panama Ep. 1 RC: "Skull Crush" - Terry is the first to return, La Mina wins reward (1st/4).
  • S31 logo Cambodia challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Quest for Fire - Ep1 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2.0*-for-6; 1 sit-out):

    • Cambodia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Carries the raft, watches Kelly not get the key; Ta Keo loses.
    • Cambodia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Helps haul the crate, but Ta Keo loses again.
    • Cambodia Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Now with New Ta Keo, which wins, easily (1st/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Retrieves pieces, works the puzzle, Ta Keo finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 5 RC: "In the Barrel" - With Kass, sits out of a full Ta Keo win (1st/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 5 IC: "Air Raid" - Hits one of Ta Keo's five targets; Ta Keo doesn't lose (2nd*/3).

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


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Cambodia: None.


    Duel/ Hero challenge record (0.5*-for-1): (Mean % finish: 66.7%)

    • Cambodia Ep. 4 RC: "Stompede" - Competes for Ta Keo, finishes just behind Savage (2nd*/3). (Scored as a hero challenge/ duel.)
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 8.5*
    Played: 19
    Win%: 0.45
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 8
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.67
    Mean% Finish: 81%
  • Duels/ Hero challenges
    Wins: 1.5*
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.75
    Mean% Finish: 83.3%
Terry Deitz - Tribal Council record
  • S12 logo Panama Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep8 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/0):

    • Panama, Ep. 4: Terry finds the (all-powerful) hidden immunity idol, never plays it.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/10):

    • Panama, Ep. 3: Misty Giles (voted out, 5-2).
    • Panama, Ep. 4: Ruth-Marie Milliman (voted out, 4-2).
    • Panama, Ep. 6: Dan Barry (voted out, 3-1).
    • Panama, Ep. 14: Cirie Fields (voted out, 2-2, lost tie-breaker).


    VAP - Votes against (1):

    • Panama, Ep. 14: One vote, from Danielle (voted out, 1-0 [or 2-1]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

  • S31 logo Cambodia Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/2):

    • Cambodia: None.


    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • Cambodia: None.


    Jury votes made (0):

    • None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 12
    VAP: 1
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Terry Deitz - Pictures
  • S12 logo Panama image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S31 logo Cambodia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Terry Deitz - Interviews
Terry Deitz - Bios
  • S12 logo Panama-Exile Island bio

    From TV Guide Channel's Survivor: Panama Preview show:


    S12 pre-game interview"Jeff Probst: What about Terry? Another, a fighter pilot.

    Terry (pre-game interview): I'm Terry Deitz, from Simsbury, Connecticut, just west of Hartford. I'm 46 years old, a pilot for American Airlines and a retired Navy fighter pilot.

    Shawna Malcom: I think he's, you know, a great personality. I love the fact that he came in and said, you know, 'top gun, that's what I did.' You know, and now that he does Pilates. You know? I just love that there's this fighter pilot, this tough guy, doing Pilates. Like I love that image.

    Jarett Wieselman: He does seem to have a lot of sides to his personality. He's very easily adaptable, and I think he's very ready to take a leadership position, but if his tribe is sort of against it, he's also ready to fall into the background.

    Dalton Ross: How are he and Shane going to co-exist? That'll be very interesting.

    Jarett Wieselman : I think Shane co-existing with anyone might be a problem, to be honest with you. Between the withdrawal and his sort of, cocky, 'I've already won the game.' You know, might be a problem.

    Mara Reinstein: I dunno, I can't see those older guys putting up with Shane. I fell like, you know, 'I've been an astronaut,' 'I've been a pilot,' Like, 'Who are you? You're a club promoter!' I dunno, I just don't see it.

    Jeff Probst: I don't even know, though. I don't know that the, quote unquote, 'older guys' will look at Shane and say, 'just 'cause you're a club promoter, not an astronaut...'.

    Mara Reinstein: Well, no, but it gets all Shane-like on him. I don't, I just don't see it. I mean, he pulls an attitude? Which he will.

    Jarett Wieselman: The other three people in his tribe definitely are very fit. And if you've been smoking three packs a day for like 20 years, you know, running is gonna be really tough."


    From his official CBS Survivor: Panama--Exile Island bio page:


    "Terry Deitz was born and raised in Matawan, New Jersey, by his mother, Peggy and father, George. He has three brothers, Mickey, Skip and Tommie, and one sister, Pegi.


    Deitz attended St. Joseph's Grammar School in Keyport, New Jersey, where he played little league baseball, football and basketball. He was also an avid swimmer and a member of the dive team. He then attended St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey, where he earned 11 Varsity letters in football (quarterback), baseball (catcher) and wrestling. He received All County and All Conference awards and made All-State Baseball 1st Team. In addition, he was Varsity Captain for three sports.


    From 1978 to 1982, Deitz attended the United States Naval Academy. While there, he played four years of Varsity Division I baseball. In 1982, he was ordered to the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier as a Ship's Officer in the Weapons Department, where he handled ship's defense systems. He was also Officer of the Deck qualified, which enabled him to run the ship for the Captain on a four-hour watch rotation.


    In 1984, Deitz was ordered to the US Navy flight school in Pensacola, Florida, where he learned to fly a Navy T-34 turbo prop. He earned jet grades and was sent to Meridian, Mississippi for T-2 and T-A4 advanced jet training. After he obtained his Navy wings, he was ordered to NAS Miramar in San Diego, California, for training in the F-14 Tomcat. In 1986, he began flying the F-14. In 1987, he was a pilot with the Fighter Squadron-51 (Miramar/Deployed on the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70).


    Deitz met his wife, Trish, six days before his last six-month cruise. They had three dates, and then he went away for six months. They eventually married on October 5, 1991.


    From 1990-1992, Deitz conducted shore duty as an F-14 Instructor pilot. In 1992, married life with family aspirations triggered his decision to leave the active duty Navy.


    He was honorably discharged from active Navy and entered Navy reserve. He was then hired by American Airlines as a commercial pilot. In 1994, he and his family moved from San Diego to Simsbury, Connecticut to be able to fly out of New York and Boston. While employed as a commercial pilot, he was also hired by the Naval Reserve Logistics Squadron-52 where he flew the DC-9 worldwide out of the Navy air station in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He was later promoted to Commander and eventually retired in April 2001.


    Deitz presently resides in Simsbury, Connecticut with Trish and their children, Kayla and Daniel. He continues to fly with American Airlines, piloting the Airbus A300. His birth date is October 10, 1959."

  • S31 logo Cambodia bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his CBS Survivor: Cambodia bio page (nothing to see there):


    Official CBS pre-game interview: