Rupert Boneham - urvivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Seasons: 4 | Days played: 104.5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 3


  • Survivor 8: All-Stars (2004) - 4th place, 13th out - 6th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 15, "The Sole Surviving All-Star" (Day 37).


  • Survivor 27: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 20th place, 1st out.
  • Volunteered for Redemption Island in Laura B.'s place in Episode 1, "Blood is Thicker Than Anything" (Day 1).
  • Eliminated in a duel in Episode 2, "Lead In Chaos," (Day 4).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 0.5 days; Redemption Island - 4 days.

Rupert Boneham on social media: twitter | Instagram

Rupert Boneham - 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
S7: Pearl Islands 3.51 6.75 0.52 5 7 6 0.81 2.12 - - - 1.33 5.63
S8: All-Stars 3.48 10.89 0.32 6 4 8 0.74 2.63 - - - 0.95 6.11
S20: Heroes vs. Villains 1.23 9.56 0.13 6 10 10 0.59 1.20 - - - 0.72 2.43
S27: Blood vs. Water 0.00 0.50 0.00 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 - - - 0.00 0.00
Career 7.05 28.39 0.25 17 21 25 0.68 1.69 - - - 0.92 3.82

 

Rupert Boneham - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

93%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

84%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

40%

Challenges: MPF percentile

59%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

77%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

78%

Challenges: MPF percentile

75%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

59%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

48%

Challenges: MPF percentile

N/A

Tribal: VFB% percentile

4

Tribal: rVAP percentile

56%

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.

 

Rupert Boneham - Challenge record

All Tied Up - Ep2 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-13; 1 sit-out):

  • Pearl Islands Ep. 1 IC: "Cannon Carry" - Pushes the cannon, Drake wins.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 2 RC: "Bountiful Chest" - Swims for Drake; Drake wins again.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 2 IC: "All Tied Up" - Unties Michelle and Trish; Drake wins.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 3 RC: "Sprung A Leak" - Drake wins again.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 3 IC: "Pull Your Weight" - Outlasts Osten on the final weight hold, Drake wins.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 4 RC: "Float-It Notes" - Swims and dives with Burton; Drake wins easily.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 4 IC: "Boarding Party" - Rupert sits out, Drake finally loses. Rupert gets kidnapped by Morgan.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 5 RC: "Paddle for Paddles" - Morgan wins (with Rupert).
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 5 IC: "Survivor Smoothies" - Back on his original tribe, but Drake loses.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 6 RC: "Ready, Aim, Fire" - Drake wins.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 6 IC: "Carry That Weight" - Rupert holds 220 lbs, but first Drake to drop out. Drake loses.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 7 RC: "Pirate Prison Break" - Drake and Morgan both lose to the Outcasts.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 10 RC: "Rats in the Rigging" - Paired with Fairplay, loses in the final round.
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Tribal Draft" - Plays as part of the jury, which wins.

 

Mixed Nuts - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-4): (Mean % finish: 81.9%)

  • Pearl Islands Ep. 8 IC: "Keelhauling" - does not win, but Burton gives him the necklace (2nd/10).
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 9 RC: "Signal Fire" - Sweeps first round, passes Lill in finals; Rupert wins (1st/9).
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 9 IC: "Mixed Nuts" - Nobody dares give him coconuts, Rupert wins (1st/9).
  • Pearl Islands Ep. 10 IC: "Killer" - Eliminated by Burton and Sandra, does not win (6th/8).

 

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

  • Pearl Islands: None.

Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-15; 1 2nd):

  • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Saboga loses (3rd/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Saboga wins (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - Saboga loses again (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 on Chapera, Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: "Tribal Stomp-ede" - Chapera loses.
  • All-Stars Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Floating Puzzle" - Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 8 RC: "Log Jam" - Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 8 IC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 9 IC: "Survivor History" - now on Mogo Mogo, and Mogo Mogo wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 11 RC/IC: "Big Bad O-Course" - captain of the losing team, with Tom, Kathy, Jenna L.

 

Individual challenge record (2-for-8): (Mean % Finish: 60.7%)

  • All-Stars Ep. 10 RC: "Rock Bottom" - Rupert wins (1st/9).
  • All-Stars Ep. 10 IC: "Waiting to Exhale" - First man to drop out (4th/4).
  • All-Stars Ep. 12 RC: "Face Off" - Rupert wins (1st/7).
  • All-Stars Ep. 12 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Loses to Shii Ann (2nd/7).
  • [All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Smorgasboard" - Laura competes for him, third person eliminated (not counted).]
  • All-Stars Ep. 13 IC: "Fire and Rain" - Runs out of matches, third person eliminated (4th/6).
  • All-Stars Ep. 14 RC: "Second Chance" - Eliminated in first round (5th/5).
  • All-Stars Ep. 14 IC: "Survivor Scramble" - Tied with Jenna for fewest tribe names found (14; tie-4th/5).
  • All-Stars Ep. 15 F4 IC: "Obstacle Puzzle Maze" - Returns with final rung as Amber finishes the puzzle (2nd/4).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record:

  • All-Stars: None.

Lock and Load, Light - Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-15; 1 sit-out):

  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 1 RC: "Battle Dig" - With James, scores the Heroes' final point; Heroes win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 1 IC: "Lock & Load, Light" - Heroes blow it on the puzzle, which Rupert appears to not be helping with very much.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Crate Idea" - Sits out, Heroes lose.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo'an Mud" - Beats Coach, Heroes win big (8-0).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 4 RC: "Slip, Slide & Score" - Beats Danielle, but the Heroes lose.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 4 IC: "Roll With It" - With James, blindfolded roller for Heroes; Heroes lose again.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 5 RC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Injures Jerri, but Heroes lose again.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 5 IC: "Blind Cube Crisis" - Paired with Candice; Heroes blow another puzzle.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 7 RC: "Basket Brawl" - No scores or assists, but Heroes win waterfall feast.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 7 IC: "Caught in the Web" - One of the Heroes' runners; Heroes win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 8 RC: "Faux Coconut Bowling" - Knocks down 3 pins on first throw, easily beating Parvati's pair of gutter balls; Heroes win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 8 IC: "Mudslide" - Loses to Coach on his round, but the rest of the Heroes win (2-1).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 9 RC: "Chimney Sweep" - Second person out, loses to Sandra; Heroes lose (3-0).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 9 IC: "Strung Out" - First in for Heroes; Heroes win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 11 RC: "Pacific Shuffle" - Part of one of the losing teams, with Sandra and Russell.

 

Pegatory Knockout - F7 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-7): (Mean % finish: 65.4%)

  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Tied for last on the Villains (tie-7th/9).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 10 IC: "Get A Grip" - Second to drop out, in about a minute (9th/10).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 11 IC: "House of Cards" - Does not win (bottom 6/9).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 12 F8 IC: "When It Rains" - Drops out with Russell at 1 minute for cookies, milk (8th/8).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Pegatory Knockout" - Second on the first round, but out after second (tie-4th/7).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 13 RC: "Pass the Bucket" - Paired with Laura, does not win (tie-4th/6).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 13 IC: "Keep It Up" - Outlasts Colby, but second out (5th/6).

 

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

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None.

Operation Balance Build - Ep2 duel

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

Hero challenge/ duel record: (0-for-1) (Mean % Finish: 33%)

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 Duel: "Operation Balance Build" - Finishes last, eliminated (3rd/3).
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 22
2nd place: 1
Played: 42
Win%: 0.54
Sat out: 2
Individual challenges
Wins: 4
Played: 19
Win%: 0.21
Mean % Finish: 66.9%
Hero challenges/ duels
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean % Finish: 33%

 

Rupert Boneham - Tribal Council record

Ep9 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/6):

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 6: Two votes, from Trish and Fairplay.
  • Pearl Islands, Ep. 10: Five votes, from Lill, Fairplay, Darrah, Burton, and Tijuana (voted out, 5-2-1).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Ep2 Tribal Council

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

  • All-Stars: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/8):

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • All-Stars, Ep. 12: One vote, from Alicia.
  • All-Stars, Ep. 15 (Final four vote): Three votes, from Amber, Boston Rob, and Jenna L. (voted out, 3-1).

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None. Although he unsuccessfully pretended to have one.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/10):

 

VAP - Votes against (10):

  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep, 12 (F8 vote): Three votes, from Parvati, Danielle, and Candice.
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 12 (F7 vote): Three votes, from Sandra, Parvati, and Danielle.
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 13: Four votes, from Sandra, Parvati, Russell, and Jerri (voted out, 4-[0]).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Swapping out, morning 1

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

RECORD: Rupert is the only person to be eliminated via a duel at Redemption Island without being voted against.

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council (US | AU)
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 17
Tribals: 25
VAP: 21
Jury votes
Made: 3
For winners: 2
Received: --

 

Rupert Boneham - Pictures
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    Pearl Islands intro shot
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    Pearl Islands intro shot
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    On the sailing ship, Day 1, learning the game has begun
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    The freshly sorted Drake tribe
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    Pirates steal! (flip flops and shoe inserts)
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    Yay, Drake
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    Getting a skirt, Day 2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Drake wins immunity!
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    Drake about to win, Ep2 RC
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    Displeased that Shawn lost the spear tip to the Hawaiian sling
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    Problem solved, roaring ensues
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    Starting line, Ep2 IC
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    Drake wins again!
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    Boat battling, Ep3 RC
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    Anchor showdown, Ep3 IC
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    Working the puzzle, Ep4 RC
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    Drake wins!
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    Getting measured for a new skirt
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    Drake finally digs up their chest
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    Kidnapped by Morgan after Drake throws the Ep4 IC
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    Helping Morgan move their shelter, Ep5
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    Liking being the provider/teacher here
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    Feeding his captors
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Getting Morgan to a commanding lead
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    Morgan, about to win reward
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    Rice negotiations with a raiding Savage
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    Finding Balboa
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    Watching the tiebreaker, Ep5 IC
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    Excited for his first Tribal
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    Drake, Ep5 Tribal
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    Listening to Sandra
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    Well, Balboa's dead. Ep6
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    Drake wins! Ep6 RC
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    Ready for some surf and turf
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    Getting loaded, Ep6 IC
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    Just learned Trish is gunning for him
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    Making a deal with Shawn to target Trish
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    Drake, Ep6 Tribal
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    Who voted for me!?! Ep7
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    Great, a third tribe, Ep7 RC
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    Drake, briefly leading
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    Plotting with Christa and Sandra
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    Drake, Ep7 Tribal
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    Starting over with Burton
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    Pre-merge lineup, Ep8
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    Barely losing to Burton, Ep8 IC
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    Merge feasting
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    Balboa tribe, Ep8 Tribal
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    Gift immunity from Burton
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    About to win, then give up reward to Burton
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Doing well
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    Rupert wins!
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    Balboa, Ep9 Tribal
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    Listening to Probst
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    Nights are the toughest out here, Ep10
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    Burton is totally giving his reward to Rupert if he wins
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    First-round heat, Ep10 RC
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    Working the puzzle with Fairplay, final round
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    Burton gives reward to ... Fairplay?!
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    Maybe I'm not as secure as I thought
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    So ... Drake strong, right?
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    Balboa, Ep10 Tribal
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    Listening to Sandra rip into Fairplay
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    Second member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 27 (Episode 10)
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    With the Final 4 immunity-winning (stealing?) jury team, Ep14
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    With the jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Full cast, reunion show
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    All-Stars intro shot
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    All-Stars intro shot
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    Aquatic Rupert, fresh off the All-Stars boat
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    Unnecessary S8 bonus intro: Rupert
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    Saboga inspects their water map
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    Rupert is laying low, new strategy for a new game
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    Rupert is all wet
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    Rupert and Rudy, about to hatch an alliance
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    The unbreakable Saboga alliance
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    Rupert (whose first season hadn't finished airing when this filmed) gets a big reception at the S8 Ep1 IC
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    Saboga, listening to Probst, pre-Ep1 IC
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    Only try to realize the truth: there is no machete
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    Rupert contemplates Ethan's alliance offer
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    Saboga heads to the S8 Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Rupert is doing this again for Laura
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    Heroes vs. Villains intro shot
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    Heroes vs. Villains intro shot
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    Heroes vs. Villains preseason ad shot
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    Flying in on a Heroes chopper, HvsV opening minutes
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    Getting off the chopper, HvsV opening minutes
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    Fresh off the chopper
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    Clapping for the Heroes
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    Conferring with the Heroes, Ep1 RC
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    Watching medical treat Stephenie's shoulder, Ep1 RC
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    Running out with James, vs Tyson and Boston Rob
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    Wrestling Tyson
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    Gravely injured, Ep1 RC
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    Early confessional. His toe is broke.
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    Ready to go (eventually, on the puzzle), Ep1 IC
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    Giving 100%, Ep1 IC
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    The losing Heroes tribe
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    Full Heroes tribe, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Enjoying himself
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    Sitting out, watching the Heroes blow the Ep2 RC/IC
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    That didn't go well
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    Listening to Probst, post-Ep2 RC/IC
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    Back at Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst, pre-Ep3 RC/IC
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    Staring down Coach
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    Roaring
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    Chuckling in victory, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Watching Colby run out, Ep4 RC
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    Schmergen brawling, Ep5 RC
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    In the shooting area
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    Not winning individual immunity, Ep6 RC/IC
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    The depleted Heroes tribe listens to Probst at the Ep8 non-merge
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    Muddied up, Ep8 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Squaring (rectangling?) off against Sandra
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    We're off to see the Villains, Ep10 merge
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    Catching up with Sandra, post-merge
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    Still in it at the 70-minute mark, Ep12 final 8 IC
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    Digging, Final 7 IC
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    Greeting Laura, Ep13 loved ones RC
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    Pirates have feelings, too
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    Hugging Laura, loved ones intro
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    Ready to go, Pass the Bucket
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    Running out for a bucketload
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    Tossing a bucketload
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    Running back as Laura pours the collected water
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    Hoping Jerri picks him and Laura
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    Blood vs. Water intro shot
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    Blood vs. Water intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview, with Laura
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    EW pre-game interview
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    Pre-game posed shot
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    More pre-game posed shot
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    Full cast, pre-game photo shoot
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    Night Zero, getting dropped off with Laura
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    Morning 1, pre-tribal split
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    Time to tribal split, giving Laura a kiss
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    Early confessional, talking about the tribal split
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    New buffs! Irony-drenched roar!
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    Not particularly pleased with the news they have to vote someone out right away
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    Heading out to take Laura's place, Morning 1
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    Come on, what does Tina know?
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    Talking the substitution over with Laura
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    Relaxing at Redemption Island, Ep1
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    Taking another break at RI
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    Explaining his RI sitting-around strategy
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    Talking to Marissa (and Candice) after Marissa's arrival at Redemption Island, night 3
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    Episode 2 Redemption Island duel
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    The duel begins
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    Trying not to drop his stack
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    Candice leading, still in it
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    Giving Laura a farewell hug, Ep2
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    Regretting nothing, as his game ends
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    Post-duel chatter with Probst
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    Burning his buff, game over
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    Blood vs. Water reunion show

 

Rupert Boneham - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • None found?

 

Post-game interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • None found.

 

Post-game interviews

  • Tatiana Morales at CBSNews.com (6/22/04): "Rupert Enjoying Life and Booty"

Pre-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (1/27/10): "Rupert Boneham - Survivor cast: 'Why I'll win!'"
  • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (2/9/10): "Rupert Boneham: 'I do not want to be that guy who thinks they're any better than anyone else'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Kate Stanhope at TVGuide.com (5/15/10): "Survivor's Rupert: 'The Heroes Had No Hope'"
  • Carrie Bell at People.com (5/15/10): "Survivor's Rupert: Nobody Sees Colby As A Threat"
  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (5/16/10): "Castaway Interview: Rupert Boneham"

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (9/3/13): "Rupert & Laura: 'We Are Going to Be Able to Dominate'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (9/26/13): "Interview With the First Player Eliminated from Survivor 27"
  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (9/26/13): "Survivor Castaway Rupert: 'I Would Do the Same Thing Every Time'"

 

Rupert Boneham - Bios

From his official CBS Pearl Islands bio page (9/28/03), and virtually identical All-Stars bio page:

"Born in Detroit, Rupert Boneham moved with his parents at a young age to Indiana where he eventually attended Haworth High School in Kokomo. He then moved to Texas to study nursing at Cisco Junior College and San Angelo University. Boneham currently resides in Indianapolis, where he works as a vocational and clinical mentor for troubled teens. He previously worked as a gravedigger and a bartender. His hobbies include scuba diving, camping and coin collecting. His favorite sport is racquetball. He describes himself as strong, smart and brave. He is most proud of becoming independent/self-employed and being able to care for his family while not having to live the 'Nine-To-Five' world. He believes his competitive advantages on Survivor: Pearl Islands are his ability to be a team player, hunter and gatherer, camper and all-around survivor.

Boneham is married to his wife, Laura, and they have one four-year-old daughter, Raya. His birth date is January 27, 1964."

From his official CBS Heroes vs. Villains bio page (1/6/10):

"Personal Claim To Fame: “Starting my charity.”

Inspiration in Life: “Life is Good.  Be You.  Give Back.”

Previous Finishes: Pearl Islands: 8th out, 2nd Jury Member; All-Stars: 15th Out, 6th Jury Member

Favorite Past Moment: “When Jeff Probst was writing a million dollar check on my back on my daughter’s 5th birthday and having millions of fans help me win that.”

Previous Survivor He Respects Most: Rudy Boesch (Borneo, All-Stars)

Previous Survivor He Respects Least: Jonny Fairplay (Pearl Islands, Micronesia)

Why Did He Come Back? : “I LOVE THE GAME!”"

From his (and Laura's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:

"Rupert becomes the second player — after Boston Rob — to play the game a fourth time. Will he be as dominant in his fourth outing as Rob was in his? 'I think we're going to make it to the final two,' says Rupert. 'And then one of us will get first and the other one will get second. I'd love a clean sweep where we take first, second and fan favorite because we played the game the way we're supposed to. You don't have to be a horse's butt to win this game. You can't be an angel, but you sure don't have to be an ass.' Agrees Laura, 'I think first and second place is what we have in sight.'"

 

From his (and Laura's) official CBS bio page (8/21/13):

"Relationship to Significant Castaway: Laura’s Husband

Previous Season: Survivor: Pearl Islands – 2nd jury member; Survivor: All Stars – 6th jury member, won $1 million for fan favorite; Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains – 7th jury member

Occupation: Mentor for Troubled Teens

Why Did You Want to Return to Survivor and Play with Your Loved One? Survivor has been one of the most exciting experiences in my life. And to have the chance to share that with my wife is amazing. To have Laura out there on the island with me, we will have the chance to share one of the greatest adventures one can have. You can describe what Survivor is like, but until you've lived it, it is hard to understand. To be able to go out and play with my best friend will be a dream come true."