Joe Dowdle - Survivor: Tocantins

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 21 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor: Tocantins (2009) - 10th place, 7th out.
  • Sent to Exile Island 1 time: Cumulative time: In-game - 19 days; Exile Island: 2 days.
  • Medically evacuated in Episode 7, "The Dragon Slayer" (Day 21).

Joe Dowdle on social media: twitter

Joe Dowdle - 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
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
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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).

 

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

  • Tocantins: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 5
Played: 10
Win%: 0.50
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 20%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Joe Dowdle - Tribal Council record
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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 totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 3
Tribals: 4
VAP: 1
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners:
Received: --
Joe Dowdle - Pictures
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    Tocantins intro shot
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    Tocantins intro shot
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    Day 1, on the truck with Jalapao
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    Opening sequence head shot
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    Fresh off the truck, Day 1
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    Sizing up Jalapao's haul from the truck
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    Sorry, Sandy!
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    Listening to Probst explain what the vote actually meant
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    Mid-hike re-orienting, with Sydney and Spencer
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    Finally arriving at camp
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    Yay, Sandy's here
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    Day 2, time to get to work
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    Where *did* Sandy go?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Retrieving planks from the river
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    Starting on the stair puzzle
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    Watching Spencer and Sydney on the table maze
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    More watching the table maze
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    The losing Jalapaos
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    Post-IC confessional
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    Jalapao, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Sandy
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    In camp, early Ep2, talking about looking for termites
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    Let's get some bugs!
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    Learning that Taj's husband is NFL great Eddie George
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    More listening to Probst
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    Yay, Sydney scored!
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    The Jalapaos discuss which Timbira to exile
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    Fondling the idol
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    Thanking JT and Stephen for catching fish, early Ep3
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    Hopefully the fish will give us an edge in the challenge today
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Directing his blindfolded tribemates
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    Jalapao wins reward!
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    Joining the celebration
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    Having a tarp AND fish should give us an edge in the next challenge
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    Putting up the tarp
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Working on the staircase puzzle
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    Jalapao wins!
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    More cheering
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Jalapao, liking the sound of a camp raid
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    Getting loaded
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    Still in it
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    Jalapao wins reward!
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    Watching Taj and Sierra leave for Exile
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    With JT, arriving at Timbira for the camp raid
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    Returning to Jalapao with beans and a water jug
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Trying to work the puzzle
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    The losing Jalapaos
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    Jalapao, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Sandy
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Yay, Spencer scored!
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    Jalapao wins reward!
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    Poor Stephen, he just got picked for Exile instead
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    Arrival at the Charmin Cafe
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    Quietly sipping coffee as Taj knocks his pulling exuberance in the RC
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    Taj doesn't seem to mesh with everyone
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    Everyone reading their letters from home
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    Discussing the Ep5 IC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Starting line, trying to score vs. Coach
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    Ugh, Tyson scored again
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    The IC-losing Jalapaos
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    Back at camp, Taj is mad about something
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    What did I do?
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    Jalapao, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Listening to Probst
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    Sydney worries she might be next, early Ep6
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    Pretty sure Taj is next out. Sydney doesn't need to worry.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    With Stephen, building the barrier to block Timbira, pre-Ep6 RC
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    Tossing a pig to JT
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    Not only lost the challenge, but just got picked for Exile
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    With a merge coming, Exile might be a chance to flip a Timbira
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    Just picked Erinn to join him
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    Mapped up, ready to head out
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    Letting Erinn choose the first urn, which of course has the clue
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    Just shared the clue. All smiles.
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    There are idols in both camps? Maybe we have the best alliance ever!
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    More Exile chatting
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Watching JT shoot
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    You sure you're good, JT?
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    Finally working the puzzle
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    Working the puzzle with Stephen
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    Sigh
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    Just found Taj's fake idol. Boom!
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    If JT and Stephen don't vote my way, maybe I'll play it for Sydney
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    Yes, let's vote for Taj
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    Not getting buy-in from JT and Stephen on voting Taj
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    Jalapao, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    Listening to JT
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    Early Ep7... you're probably going to want that leg, Joe
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    Arrival at the merge site. Things are looking up.
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    Cheers!
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    Idly searching the old Timbira treemail site with Erinn
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    Nope, not there
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Ep7 IC, now in progress
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    Done, on the bench with Stephen
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    Staying behind as the tribe leaves
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    Getting checked by medical
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    Learning he has to leave
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    This game is fun, but I'd rather keep my leg
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    Full cast, reunion show
Joe Dowdle - Interviews
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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 TVGuide.com (4/10/09): "Survivor's Joe Dowdle Loses Game But Keeps His Leg"
  • Carrie Bell at People.com (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 these links.

Joe Dowdle - Bio
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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."