Bruce Kanegai - Survivor: Panama - Exile Island
Bruce Kanegai on social media: Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: n  | Jury: n

Survivor: Panama - Exile Island (2006) - nth place, nth out - nth juror.

  • Sent to Exile Island twice (4 days total).
  • Season is not yet finished being rewatched.

Bruce Kanegai - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S12: Panama - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bruce Kanegai - Challenge record
  • S12 logo Panama challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep1 IC: 4x4

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-8; 1 2nd; 1 sit-out):

    • Panama Ep. 1 IC: "4x4" - Raises the flag at the end, older men don't lose (2nd/4).
    • Panama Ep. 3 RC: "Cross Fire" - Shooter for Casaya, which loses, 5-4.
    • Panama Ep. 3 IC: "Battle Dig" - Loses one point, but Casaya wins, 3-2.
    • Panama Ep. 4 RC: "Puzzle Paranoia" - Retrieves his piece, and Casaya wins.
    • Panama Ep. 4 IC: "Sea Level Tree Level" - Fetches water with Aras; Casaya wins.
    • Panama Ep. 5 RC: "For Cod's Sake" - Chops the first fish, then swaps out; Casaya wins.
    • Panama Ep. 5 IC: "Buried at Sea" - Sits out with Cirie, as Casaya loses.
    • Panama Ep. 6 RC/IC: "In-Cog-Neato" - Works the puzzle with Cirie, and Casaya wins.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 30%)

    • Panama Ep. 7 IC: "Vampire Bats" - Third person to drop out, at 12 min. (8th/10).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

    • Panama Ep. 1 RC: "Skull Crush" - Did not participate.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 8
    2nd place: 1
    Win%: 0.55
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 30%
  • Hero challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Bruce Kanegai - Tribal Council record
  • S12 logo Panama Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep5 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Panama: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


    VAP - Votes against (2):

    • Panama, Ep. 5: Two votes, from Aras and Bob Dawg.


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Panama: None yet.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 2
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Bruce Kanegai - Pictures
  • S12 logo Panama image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Bruce Kanegai - Interviews
Bruce Kanegai - Bio
  • S12 logo Panama bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Survivor: Panama - Exile Island bio page excerpts (1/9/06):


    "Bruce Kanegai is a third generation Japanese American who grew up in Los Angeles. During the 1960's, he received the Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout and the rank of Black Belt from the Shotokan Karate School. Kanegai received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge. He also received his teaching credentials for the State of California.


    For the past 34 years, Kanegai has been teaching art at Simi Valley High School, where he has taught over 10,000 students. He had been awarded "Teacher of the Year" from The International Rotary Club, The Bravo Award from the Los Angeles Music Center, The Amgen Corporation, The Pasadena Art Center College of Design and the Otis/Parsons Art School.


    Kanegai is a fifth-degree black belt in karate and has taught more than 7,000 students over about 40 years. In 1967, he was a member of the first US karate team to visit Japan. In 2000, Kanegai was promoted to the highest ranking black belt in the Shotokan Karate of America. In 2004, he was a judge at Shotokan's 40th Anniversary celebration in France. Kanegai is currently in the process of finishing a book on the 50-year history of the Shotokan Karate of America.




    Kanegai is a member of the California Art Educators Association and Shotokan Karate of America. His hobbies include photography, drawing, hiking, golfing and skiing. He has had several close brushes with death, including being bitten by a large rattlesnake while golfing three years ago.


    Kanegai currently lives in Simi Valley, California, with his wife of 27 years, Nancy. They have two children, Alexander and Danielle, and one dog, Chako. His birth date is December 17, 1947."