Joe Dowdle - Survivor: Tocantins
Joe Dowdle on social media: twitter
Seasons: 1 | Days: 21 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Tocantins (2009) - 10th place, 7th out.

  • Medically evacuated in Episode 7, "The Dragon Slayer" (Day 21).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 19 days; Exile Island: 2 days (1 visit).

Joe Dowdle - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S18: Tocantins 0.93 2.78 0.33 3 1 4 0.55 1.40 - - - 0.89 2.33
Career 0.93 2.78 0.33 3 1 4 0.55 1.40 - - - 0.89 2.33
Joe Dowdle - Challenge record
  • S18 logo Tocantins challenges

    A Crate Idea - Ep3 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-10):

    • Tocantins Ep. 1 RC/IC: "A River, Run Through It" - Retrieves planks; Jalapão reaches the table maze first, but loses.
    • Tocantins Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Beach Brawl" - Scores no points in two matches, but Jalapão wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Caller for his tribe, and Jalapão wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 3 IC: "A Crate Idea" - Rolls crates, and Jalapão wins (barely).
    • Tocantins Ep. 4 RC: "Shoulder the Load" - Weight-bearer, drops at 140 pounds, but thanks to Taj, Jalapão wins. Then gets to raid Timbira's camp with JT.
    • Tocantins Ep. 4 IC: "Try Any Angle" - Retrieves two puzzle pieces, but Jalapão loses on the puzzle.
    • Tocantins Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness As Usual" - Puller (alternating with Stephen), and Jalapão wins, 3-1.
    • Tocantins Ep. 5 IC: "Water Mortar!" - Scores no points, injures his knee, and Jalapão blows a 4-2 lead to lose, 5-4.
    • Tocantins Ep. 6 RC: "When Pigs Fly" - Interior thrower, but Jalapão barely loses (14-13).
    • Tocantins Ep. 6 IC: "Sandstone Shootout"- Works the snake puzzle with Stephen, but Jalapão loses.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 20%)

    • Tocantins Ep. 7 IC: "Get a Grip" - Second person to drop out, then medevacced for his knee (9th/10).


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

    • Tocantins: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 20%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Joe Dowdle - Tribal Council record
  • S18 logo Tocantins Tribal

    Ep6 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Tocantins, Ep. 7: With Erinn, looks for an idol in the correct place in the post-merge camp, but there is no idol left to be found.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):


    VAP - Votes against (1):

    • Tocantins, Ep. 4: One vote, from Taj.


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Tocantins: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 1
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Joe Dowdle - Pictures
  • S18 logo Tocantins image gallery
Joe Dowdle - Interviews
  • S18 logo Tocantins interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (2/3/09): "Joe Dowdle: 'I wouldn't want to do this thing if I had to abide by my ethics because it wouldn't be fun'"
    • Jeff Probst's Tocantins pre-season cast assessment.


    Post-game interviews

    • Tim Molloy at (4/10/09): "Survivor's Joe Dowdle Loses Game But Keeps His Leg"
    • Carrie Bell at (4/13/09): "Survivor's Joe on His Bum Leg & His Showmance with Sydney"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (7/2/13): "Joe Dowdle Interview"


    Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

Joe Dowdle - Bio
  • S18 logo Tocantins bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: Tocantins cast bio page:


    "This 26-year-old southern gentleman and savvy businessman was raised in a single parent household along with his sister. Joe is eternally grateful to his mother for all the sacrifices she made while he was growing up. He currently works in real estate investment sales and enjoys spending his free time strumming his guitar, tossing around a football and hanging out with friends. He is definitely a man who takes pride in hard work and being a Texan.


    Joe truly is a genuine Texas Cowboy. After a rigorous selection process in combination with a high GPA from the University of Texas at Austin, he was selected to join the Texas Cowboys, which is a service organization where members act as ambassadors for, according to Joe, "the greatest university in the world," the University of Texas. When he is not working or volunteering his time, Joe enjoys playing basketball and golf in addition to spending time working out and running.


    He feels that he will be the next person to win Survivor because he is dedicated, goal oriented and plans to use a strategy he calls "persuade and evade." He intends to constantly look for alliances and win challenges, all while staying just below the radar. He doesn't like overly dramatic people and hates to lose. Unfortunately he may be faced with both in his attempt to become the next sole Survivor.


    Joe Dowdle is single and resides in Austin, Texas. His birthday is June 29."