Chris Underwood - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 1

Survivor: Edge of Extinction (2019) - Winner, 9-4-0.

  • Voted out in Episode 3, "Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed" (Night 8).
  • Re-entered game in Episode 14, "I Can See the Million Dollars" (Day 35).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 13 days; Edge of Extinction - 26 days.

Chris Underwood - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S38: Edge of Extinction 2.14 5.52 0.39 4 5 5 0.77 2.49 9 13 0.69 1.85 8.79
Career 2.14 5.52 0.39 4 5 5 0.77 2.49 9 13 0.69 1.85 8.79
Chris Underwood - Challenge record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction challenges

    Ep3 RC - Losing Face

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-4):

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Climbs rope, helps work the giant slide puzzle, but Manu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Carries the snake, lands four ring tosses, but Manu loses, 8-4.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 RC: "Losing Face" - Shoots all four targets with the slingshot, and finally, Manu wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Swims and pulls the boat, but Manu blows the puzzle, loses.


    F4 IC - Let There Be Rock

    Individual challenge record (2-for-5): (Mean % finish: 64.7%)

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 7 RC: "Back in the Saddle" - Reaches the top on the snake maze; does not win (tie-2nd/6).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 14 RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - Places both balls, and Chris wins, re-enters game (1st/11).
    • Edge of Extinction F6 RC/ IC: "Odyssey 6" - Behind on the final puzzle, helps guide Julie to her win (tie-4th/6).
    • Edge of Extinction F5 IC: "Giant Tick" - Gets an early start on the puzzle, but does not win (tie-3rd/5).
    • Edge of Extinction F4 IC: "Let There Be Rock" - Methodically places his stack, and Chris wins! (1st/4).


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

    • Edge of Extinction: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.25
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.40
    Mean% Finish: 64.7%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Chris Underwood - Tribal Council record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction Tribal

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/1; 3 votes voided):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14: Receives a (half-) idol upon re-entering the game, shares half with Rick (Day 35).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14: Plays the idol for himself at the F5 vote, voiding 3 votes and saving himself (Day 37).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/5):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 1: Reem Daly (voted out, 4-3-1-1).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 2: Keith Sowell (voted out, 6-1-1).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): Victoria Baamonde (idoled out, [0]-2-[0]).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Lauren O'Connell (idoled out, [0]-2-).


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 3: Five votes, from David, Kelley, Lauren, Rick, and Wardog (voted out, 5-2).
    • [Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): One votes, from Victoria - voided by Lauren's idol play.]
    • [Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Three votes, from Gavin, Julie, and Lauren - voided by Chris's idol play.]


    Jury votes received (9/13):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14: Received nine votes, from Aubry, Eric, Joe, Julia, Ron, Victoria, Wardog, David, and Reem (winner, 9-4-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 3
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 5
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 9
    Total jurors: 13
Chris Underwood - Pictures
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction pictures
Chris Underwood - Interviews
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Arisa Cox at ET Canada (1/31/19): "Chris Underwood Is Ready to Live His Childhood Dream" (YouTube)
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (1/31/19): "First One Out Presents: The People v. Extinction | The Manu Tribe"


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (5/16/19): "Chris - 'I Knew They'd Respect Big Gameplay, So That's What I Did'"
    • Dalton Ross at (5/16/19): "Chris Underwood on that shocking ending"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/16/19): "Edge of Extinction FINALE Exit Interviews"
    • Mike Bloom at (5/16/19): "Chris Underwood on His Shocking Underdog Victory"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (5/15/19): "Winner Revealed in Shocking Season Finale"
Chris Underwood - Bio
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction bio

    Official CBS Edge of Extinction bio excerpts (February 1, 2019):


    "Pet peeves: Laziness, political Facebook posts, people who are all talk and no walk.


    What is your personal claim to fame?   My professional career. I went from being a barista to managing the #1 sales team in my solar company within a year.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? The people who have taught me to get back up when I'm knocked down, to fight for the things that matter in life, and to never let my goals get away from me, no matter how big or small.


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? 

    A surfboard because Fiji has amazing waves!

    A skillet because literally everything tastes better on a skillet.

    Scuba gear equipped with a spear gun because I love diving and spearfishing.


    Which Survivor contestant are you the most like? Malcolm because of his charm, Rob because he is a leader but also manipulative, Spencer because of how well he understands strategy, and Ozzy because of his skills in the water.


    What's your reason for being on Survivor?   My primary motivation is to say that I accomplished the goal that I was set out to do—win!  Even if the grand prize was $1,000, if I say I am going to do something, then I am everything in my control to achieve it."