Ethan Zohn - Survivor: Africa, Survivor: All-Stars
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Seasons: 3 | Days: 95 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Africa (2001) - Winner, 5-2.

  • Received five jury votes to win (5-2) in Episode 13, "The Final Four - No Regrets" (Day 39).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - 11th place, 8th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Pick a Tribemate..." (Day 21).

Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - 17th place, 4th out - 3rd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 3, "Out for Blood" (Day 9).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 9 days; Edge of Extinction - 26 days.

Ethan Zohn - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S3: Africa 2.87 13.29 0.22 11 0 11 1.00 7.00 5 7 0.71 1.93 14.15
S8: All-Stars 0.74 2.44 0.30 2 6 5 0.36 1.12 - - - 0.66 1.86
S40: Winners at War 0.11 2.45 0.05 2 4 3 0.62 2.33 - - - 0.66 2.44
Career 3.72 18.18 0.21 15 10 19 0.79 4.72 5 7 0.71 1.23 7.38
Ethan Zohn - Challenge record
  • S3 logo Africa challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Movin' On Up - Ep 4 IC
    Spear-It Hunt - Ep6 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-12):

    • Africa Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Trail Blazer" - Helps push the car. Boran loses as Diane passes out at the end.
    • Africa Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Carries the poles, Boran loses again, this time as Kim falls down.
    • Africa Ep. 2 IC: "Safari Supper" - Drinks his first-round shot of blood, but Kelly loses the tiebreaker. Boran loses.
    • Africa Ep. 3 RC: "Rock 'n Roll" - Helps roll the boulder. Boran wins easily.
    • Africa Ep. 3 IC: "Distress Signal" - Boran wisely builds their SOS in an open area, Boran wins.
    • Africa Ep. 4 RC: "Caught in the Web" - Matched up against Frank. Kims falls again, as does Boran.
    • Africa Ep. 4 IC: "Movin' on Up" - One of four big guys carrying the heavy stuff, Boran wins.
    • Africa Ep. 5 RC: "Get Your Goat" - Now with New Boran, which wins.
    • Africa Ep. 5 IC: "Puzzle of Shields" - New Boran "loses" as Ethan & Mama Kim throw the IC to boot Silas.
    • Africa Ep. 6 RC: "Africa 102" - New Boran loses again, this time unintentionally.
    • Africa Ep. 6 IC: "Spear-It Hunt" - Ethan hits three of their five targets, and Boran wins at shooting flaming arrows.
    • Africa Ep. 9 RC: "Obstacle Course" - Paired with Mama Kim; beats Lex/Teresa in first heat, but loses in finals.


    Stomp-ede - Ep8 RC
    Box Your Mind - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-11): (Mean % finish: 62%)

    • Africa Ep. 7 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Lasts 3 hrs, 38 minutes, good enough for third place (3rd/10).
    • Africa Ep. 8 RC: "Stomp-ede" - Lands all nine items, two ahead of Lex, and Ethan wins! (1st/9).
    • Africa Ep. 8 IC: "Box Your Mind" - Makes final round, gets 8/9 items. Ethan wins again! (1st/9).
    • Africa Ep. 9 IC: "Light It Up" - Just gets his fire started as Lex wins (tie-3rd/8).
    • Africa Ep. 10 IC: "African Folklore" - One of five people tied for third with four straps (tie-3rd/7).
    • Africa Ep. 11 RC: "Know Your Loved One"- Gets just one matched answer. Thanks, Mom (tie-4th/6).
    • Africa Ep. 11 IC: "Pot Shots" - Hits two pots, but loses three (4th/6).
    • Africa Ep. 12 RC: "Swahili Scramble" - Manages just seven words found, far behind Lex (2nd/5).
    • Africa Ep. 12 IC: "Second Chance" - With Tom, working on the puzzle as Lex wins (tie-2nd/5).
    • Africa Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Fallen Comrades" - In last place, Lindsey or no Lindsey (4th/4).
    • Africa Ep. 13 F3 IC: "Hard Idol" - First person to drop out, at 2 hrs, 26 min (3rd/3).


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

    • None.
  • S8 logo All-Stars challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
    Float Your Boat - Ep2 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (3.5*-for-12):

    • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Saboga is dead last, thanks to Jenna's raft-clinging (3rd/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Somehow, Saboga wins, gives reward to both other tribes (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - Saboga's boat sinks, repeatedly. Fail (3rd/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: "Better Homes and Island Living" - It turns out subterranean beachfront housing isn't good (3rd/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: "Match Maker" - Saboga doesn't lose! (2nd*/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Saboga wins (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 5 RC: "Shipwreck Raft Rescue" - Saboga last again, gets dissolved (3rd/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 5 IC: "Pilfering Pirates" - Now down to two tribes, Mogo Mogo just loses.
    • All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: "Tribal Stomp-ede" - Mogo Mogo wins a barbecue feast!
    • All-Stars Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Floating Puzzle" - Mogo Mogo loses.
    • All-Stars Ep. 8 RC: "Log Jam" - Mogo Mogo loses again.
    • All-Stars Ep. 8 IC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Mogo Mogo loses again.
    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of All-Stars count as half a win.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • All-Stars: None.


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

    • All-Stars: None.
  • S40 logo Winners at War challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Water Slaughter - Ep1 F20 IC

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

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - With Jeremy, loses a point; Sele loses, 3-1.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Paddles, crosses obstacles, and Sele wins!
    • Winners at War, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Assembles, hauls and dismantles the cart, but Sele loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Along the Watch Tower" - Crosses obstacles, digs and carries ladder, but Sele loses.


    Back in the Saddle - Ep8 RC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 32.7%)

    • Winners at War, Ep. 8 RC: "Back in the Saddle" - Reaches the snake maze, but does not win (tie-2nd/8).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 EoE RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - Not shown reaching the table maze (tie-11th/13).


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

    • Winners at War: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 9
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 28
    Win%: 0.34
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.15
    Mean% Finish: 57.7%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Ethan Zohn - Tribal Council record
  • S3 logo Africa Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep2 Tribal Council
    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Africa: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (11*/11):


    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • Africa: None.


    Jury votes received (5/7):

    • Africa, Ep. 13: Received five jury votes, from Kelly Goldsmith, Frank Garrison, Teresa Cooper, Tom Buchanan, and Lex van den Berghe, and won, 5-2.
  • S8 logo All-Stars Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep1 Tribal Council
    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • All-Stars: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/5):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 2: Two votes, from Rudy and Rupert.
    • All-Stars, Ep. 8: Four votes, from Shii Ann, Kathy, Lex, and Jerri (voted out, 4-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • All-Stars: None.
  • S40 logo Winners at War Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep1 RF20 Tribal

    Idols/advantages held/played (0/0):

    • Winners at War: None.


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


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 3: Four votes, from Ben, Denise, Jeremy, and Michele (voted out, 4-3-1).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 14: Voted for Natalie Anderson, who finished second, 12-4-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 15*
    Tribals: 19
    VAP: 10
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: 5
    Total jurors: 7
Ethan Zohn - Pictures
  • S3 logo Africa image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S8 logo All-Stars image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S40 logo Winners at War pictures (click to expand/collapse)
Ethan Zohn - Interviews
Ethan Zohn - Bios
  • S3 logo Africa bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: Africa cast bio page:


    "Originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, Ethan Zohn currently lives in New York City. He is a professional soccer player, having been employed as a goalie for the Highlanders Football Club (Zimbabwe), Cape Cod Crusaders (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) and the Hawaii Tsunami (Oahu, Hawaii). Zohn also played for the 1997 and 2001 U.S. National Maccabiah Team (Israel). Off the field, he has been the assistant coach for the Fairleigh Dickinson University Men's and Women's Soccer Team in Teaneck, New Jersey since 1998. Additionally, since 1999 Zohn has worked freelance as a brand name strategist/developer, responsible for creating names for newly invented products.


    Zohn attended Vassar College, where he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Following graduation, he traveled for six months in Australia and New Zealand, where he bungee jumped from one of the highest jumps in the world (400 feet).


    In addition to playing soccer, Ethan Zohn is an aspiring inventor who enjoys scuba diving, photography, running and cooking (he's a vegetarian). He has two brothers, Lenard and Lee. His birth date is November 12, 1973."

  • S8 logo All-Stars bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: All-Stars cast bio page:


    "Since being declared the winner of Survivor: Africa, Ethan Zohn has founded "Grassroot Soccer," a non-profit organization which trains Africa's professional soccer players to teach children about HIV/AIDS prevention ( Additionally, he is a national spokesperson for America Scores, an organization that helps inner city kids participate in educational soccer programs. He has done extensive charity work for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids organization and YouthAids, along with the Colon Cancer Alliance. He has participated in numerous speaking engagements, appeared in a Hewlett Packard commercial, hosted numerous MTV specials and appeared in various other television and print media. He most recently served as the coach of the U.S. National Maccabiah Team at the Pan American Maccabi Games in Chile.


    In 2002, Ethan hosted "Ethan Zohn's Zone," an online journal summarizing the events of the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan. His accounts provided fans with a behind-the-scenes look inside the U.S. Soccer Team and the event itself. He also competed in Eco-Challenge Fiji with fellow Survivor alumna, Jenna Lewis. "

  • S40 logo Winners at War bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/20):


    "Hobbies: Inventing useless gadgets, chopping and stacking wood, and chasing cats with my laser.


    Pet peeves: Weird bagel flavorsIt's not a bagel unless it's sesame, poppy, plain, or everything.


    Three words to describe you: Compassionate, neurotic, and funny. I'm really, really funny.

    When did you first watch Survivor?

    I've been watching since Richard Hatch first took advantage of CBS' ability to pixelate a moving image.


    Do you still watch Survivor?

    I wouldn't miss it for the world!


    What is your inspiration in life?

    Helping people in big and small ways. From working with big organizations that help kids stay healthy, like Grassroot Soccer, to speaking with patients about surviving and thriving in life after a cancer diagnosis.


    What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?

    Oh, let me count the ways! In the "pinball machine" of life, one thing can change everything about a person's life. Survivor was that one thing. It gave me opportunities that I only dreamed of, I got to see the world, help make small differences in people's lives, got to meet incredible people across the globe, and brought joy and laughter to my family from all the crazy stories I got to tell after each adventure.


    As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?

    19 years ago I got let go from a job, had a day off in NYC, and sent a VHS audition tape into CBS on a lark the day before it was due. What happened next literally changed the trajectory of my life. This show has brought happiness and memories to so many people around the world, and it's cool to be a small part of that.


    How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons?

    The last time I played this game was in 2004 on Survivor: All Stars... there were no Idols, hidden clues, advantages, or ways to get back into the game. And get this — we actually had to survive! The game has changed and so have I. I plan to adapt, have fun and push my mind, body, and spirit to the max."