Jake O'Kane - Survivor 45

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 26 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

  • Survivor 45 (2023) - 3rd place, no jury votes.
  • Received zero jury votes to finish in 3rd place in Episode 13, "Living the Survivor Dream" (Day 26).

Jake O'Kane on social media: twitter | Instagram

Jake O'Kane - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Survivor 45 0.88 11.23 0.08 3 8 8 0.36 0.88 0 8 0.00 0.44 1.76
Career 0.88 11.23 0.08 3 8 8 0.36 0.88 0 8 0.00 0.44 1.76

 

Jake O'Kane - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

53%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

31%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

48%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Jake O'Kane - Challenge record
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Smash and Grab - Ep2 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-9; 4 2nds; 1 sit-out):

  • Survivor 45 Ep.1 RC: "Barge Simpson" - Swims and paddles with Kellie, but Belo loses.
  • Survivor 45 Ep.1 IC: "Mud Crutch" - Crosses the obstacles, and Belo wins! (1st/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.2 RC/IC: "Smash and Grab" - Grabs a key, and Belo is second by seconds (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.3 RC: "Running Down a Dream" - Sits out with Bruce, as Belo loses.
  • Survivor 45 Ep.3 IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Assembles the puzzle, and Belo doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.4 IC: "Turn the Cage" - Helps carry the cage, and Lulu wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.5 RC/IC: "Knock One Back" - Unwinds rope, releases sandbags, and Lulu doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.6 RC/IC: "Super Ramp" - Works block puzzle with J., but the red team loses big.
  • Survivor 45 Ep.9 RC: "Different Stages" - Part of the middle-placing team; keeps his vote (2nd*/3).

 

Invertigo - Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-9): (Mean % finish: 58.4%)

  • Survivor 45 Ep. 7 IC: "Get a Grip" - Second out on the red team (5th/6).
  • Survivor 45 Ep. 8 IC: "Drop a Log" - Fourth out, past final knot (3rd/6).
  • Survivor 45 Ep. 10 RC: "Running on Empty" - One of seven somewhere on the table maze as Emily wins (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 45 Ep. 10 IC: "Invertigo" - Sixth out, on final pegs (3rd/8).
  • Survivor 45 Ep. 11 IC: "Unspun Heroes" - Working on his puzzle at the end (tie-2nd/7).
  • Survivor 45 Ep. 12 RC: "Barreling Along" - Working on the slide puzzle as Austin wins (tie-2nd/6).
  • Survivor 45 Ep. 12 IC: "Gimme One Step" - Second out, in under 2 minutes (5th/6).
  • Survivor 45 Ep. 13 F5 IC: "High Deck Matsui" - Uses his advantage, loses it when he forgets his keys, regains it on the puzzle, misplaces a block ... sigh (2nd/5).
  • Survivor 45 Ep. 13 F4 IC: "On Shaky Ground" - Stack falls in a tight race with Dee, ends up disqualified for breaking the mechanism (4th/4).

 

Sweat vs Savvy - Ep1 Hero IC

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)

  • Survivor 45 : Hauls logs with Brando, but can't solve puzzle in time; Belo loses.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
2nd place: 4
Played: 9
Win%: 0.44
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 9
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 58.4%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 50%
Jake O'Kane - Tribal Council record
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Ep10 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/1; 1 vote voided) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

  • Survivor 45, Ep. 12: While half the tribe is away at reward, finds the clue, then the idol the day after Julie plays hers (Day 22).
  • Survivor 45, Ep. 13: Earns a challenge advantage for the F5 IC, which ends up not helping much (Day 24).
  • Survivor 45, Ep. 13 (F5 vote): Plays the idol for Katurah at the F5 vote, voiding one vote (Day 24).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/8*):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep6 Kaleb J.Maya (voted out, [0]-0; 10-1) -*
Ep7 Julie (F11 vote) Kaleb Gebrewold (voted out, 4-2) -
Ep8 -** Kellie Nalbandian (voted out, 5-3) -
Ep9 Kendra Kendra McQuarrie (voted out, 6-1) Yes
Ep10 Bruce Bruce Perrault (voted out, 4-3-1) Yes
Ep11 Julie Emily Flippen (idoled out, [0]-1) -
Ep12 Drew Drew Basile (voted out, 4-2) Yes
Ep13 Dee Julie Alley (voted out, 2-1-1-[0]) -
8* TOTALS 3

*Everyone voted for Kaleb in the first round of the Ep6 Tribal; he played his Shot in the Dark (and couldn't vote), and was safe. Nobody earned VFB, since JMaya left on the revote, not the first round.

**Jake played his Shot in the Dark at the Ep8 Tribal Council, so he was unable to vote (also not safe).

 

VAP - Votes against (8):

  • Survivor 45, Ep. 8: Three votes, from Katurah, Kellie, and Kendra.
  • Survivor 45, Ep. 9: One vote, from Kendra.
  • Survivor 45, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Austin, Dee, and Drew.
  • Survivor 45, Ep. 13 (F5 vote): One vote, from Julie.

 

Jury votes received (0/8):

  • Survivor 45, Ep. 13: Received no jury votes, to finish in third place, 5-3-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/ played: 1/1
Idols found: 1
Idols played: 1
Votes voided: 1
Voting record
VFB: 3
Tribals: 8*
VAP: 8
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: 0
Total jurors: 8
Jake O'Kane - Pictures
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Opening sequence confessional about living with his grandma
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    Greeting Probst, Day 1
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    Paddling, Ep1 RC
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    I've made a huge mistake (volunteering for this)
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    Not solving the puzzle in time, with Brando
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    Talking about coming back to camp empty-handed
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    Katurah plays 'bait Jake'
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Watching the coconut tossing
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    Belo wins immunity!
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    Belo men plus Kellie bonding, Ep2
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    Smashing and grabbing, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage as Belo takes 2nd
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    About to pass out, Ep3
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    Bonding with Kendra
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    Talking about the experience
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Working the puzzle as Belo takes second
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    No matter what, all right, Ep4 swap
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    Now on Lulu
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Lulu, about to win
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    Lulu finally has fire!
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    Another fainting episode, Ep5
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    Talking about his eating disorder history and struggle just to get here
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Releasing the sandbags (Lulu takes second)
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    Bruce just found the idol, Ep6
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    Three tribes, one beach
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    The losing red team
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    Waiting for the winners to get back from their feast and clean-up
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Kaleb is safe?!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Getting a Grip
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    Reward feasting
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    Telling Katurah about Bruce's idol
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    Red team, Ep7 Tribal
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    Yay, Ep8
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    Auction time, ready to bid
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    Still going, Ep8 IC
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    Dakuwaqa, Ep8 Tribal
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    Listening to Bruce
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    Yay, what fun. Ep9
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC/IC
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    Watching Drew land a ball
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    The non-winning, non-losing group, back at camp
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    Dakuwaqa, Ep9 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Falling for Bruce's "Kellie left with my idol" routine, Ep10
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    Table mazing, Ep10 RC
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    Boys' night back at camp
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    Arguing with Drew
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    Still in it, Ep10 IC
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    Tired of being on the bottom
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    Dakuwaqa, Ep10 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Listening to Katurah's (pre-lawyer) story, Ep11
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Reward feasting thanks to Drew
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    Dakuwaqa, Ep11 Tribal
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    Slide puzzling, Ep12 RC
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    Just found the idol
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    Yes, it's a real idol
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    Already out, Ep12 IC
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    Dakuwaqa, Ep12 Tribal
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    Solving the combo lock, earning a challenge advantage, Ep13
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    Jake, leading!
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    It was fun while it lasted
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    Missing a piece on the final tier
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    Joining Austin for reward feast, anyway
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    Dakuwaqa, F5 Tribal
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    Playing his idol for Katurah
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F4 IC
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    Tight race vs. Dee, until it isn't
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    Jake wins at F4 firemaking!
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    Final three, morning 26 breakfast
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    Facing the jury
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    Congratulating Dee on her victory
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    Finalists plus jury, Aftershow
Jake O'Kane - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/8/23): "Attorney Jake O'Kane Plans to 'Blow Smoke' in His Final Tribal Council"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (9/13/23): "Survivor 45 | Cast Preview Part 3"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/21/23): "Survivor 45 star Jake O'Kane reacts to being disqualified from final challenge"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (12/21/23): "Survivor 45 Finalist Jake O'Kane Talks His Emotional Lows and Tribal Council Theatrics"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/21/23): "Survivor 45 | Final Five Exit Interviews"
Jake O'Kane - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 45 bio excerpts (from Mike Bloom's Parade.com gallery, 9/7/23):

3 Words to Describe You: Boisterous, wily, persistent

Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? Survivor is a celebration of everything I’ve been able to accomplish in my life. I graduated law school while working two jobs, and I forged a healthier lifestyle losing 80 pounds in the process.

What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? I feel studying for the bar exam prepared me for Survivor. It takes a lot of dedication, self-control, and enduring some tough days but if one respects it, one can meet the challenge.

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? Wendell because we both have a logical side, both going to law school, but we are also creatives. I think that combo served him well in the game.

What will you value in an alliance partner? I want an alliance partner that can cover my weakness and get tight with the people who keep me at arm’s length. I need their trust and for them to believe what I say whether it’s true or not.

Favorite Hobbies: Theater, Dungeons and Dragons, working out.

Pet Peeves: Motorcycles, people who take themselves too seriously and people who won’t hear out new ideas.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Finishing a Spartan race was a big moment for me being a guy who used to start breathing heavy after two flights of stairs.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I make the best homemade pizza.

Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? Honest answer: My mom - without her support and her teaching me my work ethic, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I will be the Sole Survivor because no one wants it more than me and no one is going to work harder than me to achieve it. I’m a people person with the intelligence to use my social skills to navigate through the game.