Brendan Shapiro - Survivor: Ghost Island
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 12 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Ghost Island (2018) - 17th place, 4th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 4, "Trust Your Gut" (Day 12).

Brendan Shapiro - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S36: Ghost Island 0.44 0.91 0.49 2 5 3 0.60 2.07 - - - 1.09 2.52
Career 0.44 0.91 0.49 2 5 3 0.60 2.07 - - - 1.09 2.52
Brendan Shapiro - Challenge record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island challenges

    Ep4 IC - Cell Block Sea

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-5):

    • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Helps haul the sled, but Malolo loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Waits patiently to shoot baskets, takes one shot; Malolo loses again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with New Malolo, and Malolo wins!
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Michael, loses a point to Chris/Wendell; later, Malolo loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Helps move the crate & shoot balls, but... Malolo loses.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Ghost Island: None.


    Hero challenge/ duel record (1-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 100.0%)

    • Ghost Island Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Selects and directs the Malolo participants; Malolo wins (by forfeit).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.20
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Hero challenges/ Duels
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100.0%
Brendan Shapiro - Tribal Council record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island Tribal

    Ep1 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 3: Present when Michael finds the Malolo (China) idol, Day 8.


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


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 4: Five votes, from Bradley, Chelsea, Desiree, Kellyn, and Sebastian (voted out, 5-4).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Ghost Island: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Brendan Shapiro - Pictures
  • S36 logo Ghost Island image gallery
Brendan Shapiro - Interviews
  • S36 logo Ghost Island interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Brendan Shapiro Brings His Athletic Background"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/5/18): "Meet Brendan Shapiro"
    • Dalton Ross at (2/16/18): "Meet Brendan Shapiro in 60 seconds"
    • Gordon Holmes at (2/20/18): "Brendan - 'Every Game We Play Is About Deception, So Why Do People Get Bent Out of Shape Here?'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (3/15/18): "Brendan - 'It's a Game Built on Conflict, So I Thought There Would Be More Jerks'"
    • Dalton Ross at (3/15/18): "Brendan Shapiro says Kellyn accidentally revealed he was target"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (3/15/18): "Brendan Breaks Down Malolo's Big Move"
    • Mike Bloom at (3/15/18): "Brendan Shapiro on Lions who Conspire, Lies that Transpire and Lines that Inspire"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/15/18): "Latest Exit Interview - 3/15/18"
Brendan Shapiro - Bio
  • S36 logo Ghost Island bio

    Official CBS Ghost Island bio excerpts (1/31/18):


    "Pet peeves: Passive-aggression, when people slow down to merge or change lanes, cry babies, and waiting.


    What's your personal claim to fame? I am not afraid to take risks and make big changes. During the recession, I left a well-paying but unsatisfying desk job, risking everything I owned, to start my own business. After more than a dozen years and at 40 years old, I sold the business to pursue another lifelong interest to become a teacher.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? My wife because she overcame bike crashes, injuries, and big obstacles to become a world-class professional triathlete (while raising two kids and running a business).


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A picture of my wife and kids to keep me tethered to reality, a football to throw on the beach, and bacon jerky because it's delicious and doesn't need to be refrigerated.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Jeremy Collins and Tom Westman because I understand people and know how to unite them behind a common goal. Also, I am pretty athletic for an old guy.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I'm strong, fast, tough, and good with my hands. I can read a room. I know how to make people feel comfortable and secure. My tribemates will want to keep me around."