John Kenney - Survivor: Vanuatu

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 18 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 9: Vanuatu (2004) - 11th place, 8th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 7, "Anger, Threats, Tears... & Coffee" (Day 18).

John Kenney on social media: twitter | Instagram

John Kenney - 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
S9: Vanuatu 1.87 2.79 0.67 1 5 4 0.21 0.78 - - - 0.88 2.65
Career 1.87 2.79 0.67 1 5 4 0.21 0.78 - - - 0.88 2.65


John Kenney - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


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.


John Kenney - Challenge record
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Tribal Tiles - Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-12):

  • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Performs well himself, but thanks to Chris's allergy to balance beams, Lopevi loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - One of seven Lopevis not to get across; Lopevi loses again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Blindfolded, paired with John P., collects pieces, and finally, Lopevi wins!
  • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Participates; Lopevi wins reward.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Blows a match that immediately gets vultured by Leann; later, Lopevi loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Lopevi loses again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 5 RC: "Dive Masters" - Still on the newly awesome Lopevi after the switch, and Lopevi wins!
  • Vanuatu Ep. 5 IC: "Outwit, Outplay, Outrig" - Paddles with Chad; new Lopevi wins again!
  • Vanuatu Ep. 6 RC: "Pig Pen" - Carries pigs, Lopevi wins.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 6 IC: "Strung Out" - Lopevi wins again, sparing him.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 7 RC: "Jo Coconut" - Finally, new Lopevi loses a challenge.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 7 IC: "Shoot Your Way Home" - He doesn't, Lopevi loses, and he goes home.


Great Escape Run - Ep3 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 100%)

  • Vanuatu Ep. 3 IC: "Great Escape Run" - Not among the challenge leaders (tie-4th/8).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 3 IC: "Great Escape Run" - Not first to start his ladder puzzle, but first to finish; John wins! (1st/8).


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

  • Vanuatu: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 6
Played: 12
Win%: 0.50
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 1
Win%: 1.00
Mean% Finish: 100%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
John Kenney - Tribal Council record
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Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Vanuatu: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/4):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Chris Brook Geraghty (voted out, 5-3-1) -
Ep3 Rory John Palyok (voted out, 5-3) -
Ep4 Brady Brady Finta (voted out, 6-1) Yes
Ep7 Chad John Kenney (voted out, 5-1) -


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Vanuatu, Ep. 7: Five votes, from Chris, Twila, Julie, Chad, and Sarge (voted out, 5-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Vanuatu: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 4
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
John Kenney - Pictures
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    Vanuatu intro shot
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    Vanuatu intro shot
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    On the boat, pre-arrival, with Dolly
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    More boat, with Rory
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Helping the Lopevis complete the table maze
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    Waiting for Chris to (never) cross the balance beam
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    Beach strategy talk with the nearly departed Brook, Ep1
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    Trying to get past John P., Ep2 RC
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    Lopevi wins! Ep2 IC
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    Lopevi listens to Probst, prior to the immunity part of the Ep3 RC/IC
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    Starting line, immunity leg
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    John wins individual immmunity, Ep3 IC
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    Victory stance
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    Visiting Yasur's camp, inundated with Eliza's talking, Ep3
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    I can't believe you won't shut up!
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    Lopevi, Ep3 Tribal
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    With the remnants of his alliance, Ep3 Tribal
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    Getting yelled at by Rory, Ep4 IC
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    Lopevi... trailing
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    Post-IC wound-licking back at camp, Ep4
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    Lopevi, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    More Ep4 Tribal
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    Yeah, it sucks being in the minority alliance, Jeff
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    Ready to dive for the post-switch Lopevi tribe, Ep5 RC
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    New Lopevi wins! Ep5 RC
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    Waiting for paddles, Ep5 IC
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    Paddling out to victory, with Chad
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    Ready to go catch some pigs, Ep6 RC
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    Lopevi wins again! Ep6 RC
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    About to score another victory, Ep6 IC
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    Lopevis practice their slingshot skills in camp, Ep7
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    Can't believe we lost that one...
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    ...and snuffed, Ep7
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    So long...
John Kenney - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • None found.


Post-game interviews

  • Rene Syler at CBS's The Early Show (10/21/04): "John Junked"
  • Angel Cohn at (11/4/04): "Survivor's John Gets Bucked"
John Kenney - Bio
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From his official CBS Vanuatu bio page:

"Originally from Branford, Connecticut, John Kenney attended Branford High School, where he played basketball, lacrosse and baseball. He then attended college for two years at Northeastern University in Boston, where he studied Media Arts and Design.

After college, Kenney moved to Manhattan, New York to pursue a modeling career. While there, he also modeled in Paris, Milan, Korea and Miami. Approximately two years ago, Kenney relocated to Los Angels and most recently worked as a mechanical bull operator at a saddle ranch bar. He aspires to teach art and film and considers himself anĀ artist, particularly with computer graphic design. He has previously worked as a construction worker and an x-ray technician.

Kenney describes himself as friendly, warm and a people person who at the same time is very competitive. John enjoys playing basketball and hiking and is most proud of the fact that he has traveled so much and met so many people in his young age. His hero is his mom because she works hard and enjoys what she does. His primary motivation for being on Survivor: Vanuatu is to win the money but also 'the experience of doing all this crazy intense challenge stuff that although may not be enjoyable while I'm doing it, will be amazing to look back on.' He also believes that he can be the Sole Survivor because he has the ability to read people well.

Kenney is currently single and living in Los Angeles. His birth date is September 26, 1981."