Todd Herzog - Survivor: China
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 1

Survivor: China (2007) - Winner, 4-2-1.

  • Received 4 jury votes to win in Episode 13, "A Slippery Little Sucker" (Day 39).
Todd Herzog - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S15: China 1.33 13.30 0.10 9 5 9 0.99 3.11 4 7 0.57 1.66 7.86
Career 1.33 13.30 0.10 9 5 9 0.99 3.11 4 7 0.57 1.66 7.86
Todd Herzog - Challenge record
  • S15 logo China challenges
    Plunge, Pull and Pop - Ep5 IC
    Search and Decode - Ep6 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-12; 3 sit-outs):

    • China Ep. 1 IC: "Dragon Dance" - Carries the pole, and Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 2 RC: "Chinese Checkers" - Sits out as Fei Long wins again.
    • China Ep. 2 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Carries the log, Fei Long wins against underfed Zhan Hu once again.
    • China Ep. 3 RC: "Clear the Deck" - Sits out again, but somehow, Fei Long loses.
    • China Ep. 3 IC: "Blade Runner" - Works the puzzle with Jean-Robert, but Fei Long loses.
    • China Ep. 4 RC: "Great Balls of Fire" - Moves fireballs with Denise, and Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 4 IC: "Warrior's Duel" - Scores one of Fei Long's points, and Fei Long wins again, 4-3.
    • China Ep. 5 IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - Thanks to Zhan Hu throwing the IC, Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 6 RC: "Search and Decode" - Grabs planks, works the puzzle, Fei Long wins yet again.
    • China Ep. 6 IC: "Name That Spoon" (gross food) - Sits out, and finally, Fei Long loses.
    • China Ep. 8 RC: "Bucket Stops Here" - Part of the winning team, with Amanda, James, and Jean-Robert.
    • China Ep. 9 RC: "Drum Roll" - Part of the hapless red team, with Peih-Gee, Denise, & James.


    Retention to Detail - Ep7 IC
    Dragon Rider - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-11; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 56.0%)

    • China Ep. 7 IC: "Retention to Detail" - One of four people eliminated on the third question (tie-3rd/10).
    • China Ep. 8 IC: "Dragon Rider" - Seventh person to drop out, at circa 30 minutes (3rd/9).
    • China Ep. 9 IC: "Take A Stab At It"- Sits out to eat, instead of competing (tie-8th/8).
    • China Ep. 10 RC: "Confucius Said" - Gets 4/5 questions right, just short of victory (tie-2nd/7).
    • China Ep. 10 IC: "Star Struck" - Eliminated in the first round; one hit for three total points (5th/7).
    • China Ep. 11 RC: "Marco Polo" - Blindfolded, as is his sister; does not win (bottom 5/6).
    • China Ep. 11 IC: "Swamp Donkeys" - Opens two locks, but guesses wrong on last one, loses (2nd/6).
    • China Ep. 12 RC: "Zen Archery" - Given six arrows, just misses first place, with 7 points (2nd/5).
    • China Ep. 12 IC: "Chinese Leftovers" - Eliminated in the first round, throwing stars (5th/5).
    • China Ep. 13 RC: "Great Wall of Zhelin" - Finishes just behind Amanda (tie-2nd/4).
    • China Ep. 13 IC: "Offer It Up" - First person eliminated, at 27 minutes (4th/4).


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

    • China: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.58
    Sat out: 3
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 11
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 56.0%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Todd Herzog - Tribal Council record
  • S15 logo China Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/0):

    • China, Ep. 6: Todd figures out the idol clues and retrieves the idol, then gives it to the kidnapped James (Day 17).


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


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • China, Ep. 10: One vote, from Peih-Gee.
    • China, Ep. 11: Two votes, from Peih-Gee and Erik.
    • China, Ep. 12: One vote, from Peih-Gee.
    • China, Ep. 13: One vote, from Denise.


    Jury votes received (4/7):

    • China, Ep. 13: Received four votes (to win, 4-2-1), from Peih-Gee Law, James Clement, Jean-Robert Bellande, and Jaime Dugan.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 4
    Total jurors: 7
Todd Herzog - Pictures
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Todd Herzog - Interviews
  • S15 logo China interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • CBS pre-game interview: "This is my game. This is something that I've wanted for so long. I used to get all smiley just thinking about it. I'd just picture myself in the Final Two, knowing that that's how far I got, and at that point, it's out of my hands."
    • Probst pre-game assessment from TV Guide online (8/20/07): " Todd is a Survivor superfan who's wanted to be on since he was 14. Next to Courtney, he's probably the smallest person here. He's what you look for — a great personality who knows how to play this game."


    Post-game interviews

    • Christopher Rocchio at RealityTVWorld (9/21/07): "Survivor: China champion Todd Herzog talks strategy"
    • Eric Goldman at (12/18/07): "Survivor: China Winner Interview - Todd"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/17/17): "Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Episode 8 recap | Todd Herzog"
Todd Herzog - Bio
  • S15 logo China bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: China bio page:


    "Todd Herzog is an openly gay Mormon who came out shortly after high school and won the hearts of everyone at his school. He attended Pleasant Grove High School in Utah and then two years of college at Utah Valley State College. He currently works as a flight attendant. He previously worked as a manager at a movie theater and at a major theme park.


    Herzog has previously lived in Seattle, Orlando and Denver. His hobbies include traveling, shopping and drinking coffee. He enjoys surfing, biking and boating. He's allergic to cats, rabbits and shrimp. He describes himself as fantastic, amazing, awesome and super-original. He believes he will do well on Survivor because he claims he is very positive, great at social skills and strategizing, and he's willing to 'gather wood and sh*t.' He thinks the Spice Girls are the most significant historical event of the past 100 years and is unbelievably stoked that they are going on a reunion tour this winter.


    Herzog currently lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He has one brother, Tyler, and three sisters, Brandy, Kimmi and Tori. His birth date is January 29, 1985."