Sean Kenniff - Survivor: Borneo
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 36 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Borneo (2000) - 5th place, 14th out - 5th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Death of an Alliance" (Day 36).

Sean Kenniff - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S1: Borneo 1.87 14.10 0.13 6 9 9 0.65 1.44 - - - 0.78 3.30
Career 1.87 14.10 0.13 6 9 9 0.65 1.44 - - - 0.78 3.30
Sean Kenniff - Challenge record
  • S1 logo Borneo challenges
    In From the Deep - Ep3 RC
    Choose Your Weapon - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-11):

    • Borneo Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Close race, but Tagi loses.
    • Borneo Ep. 2 RC: (Unaired, unnamed, but similar to "Shoulder the Load") - Tagi loses again, apparently.
    • Borneo Ep. 2 IC: "Buggin' Out" - Stacey wins the tie-breaker against Gervase, and Tagi wins.
    • Borneo Ep. 3 RC: "In From the Deep" - Tagi wins fishing gear.
    • Borneo Ep. 3 IC: "Rescue Mission" - One of Tagi's main stretcher carriers, but Tagi loses.
    • Borneo Ep. 4 RC: "SOS Signal" - Not a fan of Hatch's floating arrow, but Tagi wins.
    • Borneo Ep. 4 IC: "Buried Treasure" - Gets Tagi an early lead in the initial swimming leg, Tagi wins again.
    • Borneo Ep. 5 RC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Blows darts, but thanks to Sue, Tagi loses.
    • Borneo Ep. 5 IC: "Shipwrecked" - Rescued, but Tagi loses again.
    • Borneo Ep. 6 RC: "Abandoned Barracks" - Retrieves an Army helmet, but thanks to Hatch, Tagi loses again.
    • Borneo Ep. 6 IC: "Obstacle Course" - Runs the entire course, and Tagi wins.


    Bamboozled - Ep10 RC
    Survivor Quiz - Ep11 RC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-12): (Mean % finish: 66.7%)

    • Borneo Ep. 7 IC: "Snake Island Relay" - Third place in first round; barely loses in finals (2nd/10).
    • Borneo Ep. 8 RC: "Survivor Archery" - One of three people to completely miss the target (bottom 3/9).
    • Borneo Ep. 8 IC: "End of the Line" - In third place for most of the course, probably at the end too? (3rd/9).
    • Borneo Ep. 9 RC: "Out on a Limb" - Not among the two leaders, apparently (bottom 6/8).
    • Borneo Ep. 9 IC: "Squared Off" - Beaten by Rudy (2nd/8).
    • Borneo Ep. 10 RC: "Bamboozled" - With Sue, eliminated in the second round (tie-3rd/7).
    • Borneo Ep. 10 IC: "Fast Fire" - Better than Gervase, but not the winner (bottom 6/7).
    • Borneo Ep. 11 RC1: "Survivor Quiz" - Narrowly wins in the final showdown, gets yacht trip (1st/6).
    • Borneo Ep. 11 RC2: (weight loss guessing, unaired) - Sean's guess is close, off by just 3 lbs (3rd/6).
    • Borneo Ep. 11 IC: "Walk the Plank" - Third off, at the 2-hr mark (4th/6).
    • Borneo Ep. 12 RC: "Mud Pack" - Second-most mud at 15.4 pounds (0.5 behind Kelly; 2nd/5).
    • Borneo Ep. 12 IC: "Witch Hunt" - Appears to reach the finish line right after Kelly, who won (2nd/5).


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

    • Borneo: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.45
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.08
    Mean% Finish: 66.7%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Sean Kenniff - Tribal Council record
  • S1 logo Borneo Tribal
    Ep12 Tribal Council
    Ep12 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/9):


    VAP - Votes against (9):

    • Borneo, Ep. 9: One vote, from Kelly.
    • Borneo, Ep. 10: Two votes, from Colleen and Gervase.
    • Borneo, Ep. 11: Two votes, from Colleen and Kelly.
    • Borneo, Ep. 12: Four votes, from Richard, Kelly, Rudy, and Sue (voted out, 4-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 9
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Sean Kenniff - Pictures
  • S1 logo Borneo image gallery
Sean Kenniff - Interviews
  • S1 logo Borneo interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Possibly some, now lost to the transitory nature of internet news sites.


    Post-game interviews

    • David Hochman at (8/15/00): "S is for Sean, who got kicked off Survivor"
    • Kathy Lauer-Williams at The Morning Call (9/7/00): "Doctor Dishes Dirt on Fellow Survivor Castaways"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (1/18/13): "Sean Kenniff Interview"
Sean Kenniff - Bio
  • S1 logo Borneo bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: Borneo bio page:


    "The middle child of three, Sean was born in Massapequa, New York. His father worked as a firefighter for New York City while his mother maintained her work as a homemaker. Graduating from Massapequa High School, Sean immediately began his studies the following fall at the State University of New York at Binghamton where he eventually received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.


    While other kids opted for spring break in college, Sean stayed behind to save his money in order to get through medical school. He attained his M.D. through New York Medical College. Upon graduation, he then spent four years with the Long Island Jewish Medical Center (a division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine), serving his last year as their Chief Resident.


    As a neurologist, Sean maintained a private practice that allotted him the privileges to work for the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the North Shore University Hospital (an affiliate of Cornell University) and St. Francis University Hospital (an affiliate of Columbia University). At age 30, with full intentions of resuming his profession at a later date, he's taken a break to explore other avenues of interest.


    An amateur writer, Sean wrote a yet-to-be published psychological thriller which he hopes to someday develop into a television show. He's also written the sequel. He indulges his artistic impulses through sketching and writing poetry. He also finds time for boxing at the Westbury Police Athletic League.


    Sean currently lives in Carle Place, New York. His birth date is Nov. 27, 1969."