Sean Kenniff - Survivor: Borneo

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 36 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 1: Borneo (2000) - 5th place, 14th out - 5th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Death of an Alliance" (Day 36).

Sean Kenniff on social media: twitter | Instagram

Sean Kenniff - 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
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 - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

78%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

68%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

48%

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.

 

Sean Kenniff - Challenge record
Survivor 1 logo  S1: Borneo

In From the Deep - Ep3 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.

 

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 (tie-7th/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 (tie-3rd/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 (tie-2nd/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 totals - challenges
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%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Sean Kenniff - Tribal Council record
Survivor 1 logo  S1: Borneo

Ep12 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Borneo: None.

 

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

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Sonja Sonja Christopher (voted out, 4-3-1) Yes
Ep3 Stacey Stacey Stillman (voted out, 5-2) Yes
Ep5 Rudy Dirk Been (voted out, 4-1-1) -
Ep7 Colleen Gretchen Cordy (voted out, 4-1-1-1-1-1-1) -
Ep8 Greg Greg Buis (voted out, 6-3) Yes
Ep9 Jenna Jenna Lewis (voted out, 4-3-1) Yes
Ep10 Gervase Gervase Peterson (voted out, 5-2) Yes
Ep11 Colleen Colleen Haskell (voted out, 4-2) Yes
Ep12 Sue Sean Kenniff (voted out, 4-1) -
9 TOTALS 6

 

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 totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 6
Tribals: 9
VAP: 9
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Sean Kenniff - Pictures
Survivor 1 logo  S1: Borneo
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    Borneo intro shot
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    Day 1, discussing Tagi's camp set-up priorities
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    Ep1, attending to Sonja's scrapes
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    Patching up Sonja
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    Watching Tagi's fire-making efforts
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    Talking about Tagi
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    More listening to Probst
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    Tagi reaches the beach
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    Tagi heads back to camp
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    Tagi, reading the invitation treemail to Tribal Council (!)
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    Tagi, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Enjoying the Rudy-Hatch bromance
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    Talking up his fishing pole construction abilities, Ep2
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    Fishing with Superpole 2000
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    Watching Probst unveil the delicacies du jour, Ep2 IC
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    Checking out the Ep3 RC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Starting line
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    Tagi reaches the beach
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    Tagi wins fishing gear reward
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    Victory dance
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    Fishing with the Superpole 2000, again
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    Reading the Ep3 IC treemail, with Hatch
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    Tagi arrives, Ep3 IC
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    At the finish line, a few moments too late
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    Tagi, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Talking to Probst
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    Describing his plans to build a bowling alley, right here at Tagi camp
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    Hard at work on his beachfront bowling alley
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    Listening to Hatch's distress signal plans, pre-Ep4 RC
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    Gesticulating for the camera (and plane), Ep4 RC
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    Tagi wins reward!
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    Tagi heads to the Ep4 IC, torches in hand for some reason
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    At the IC, freshly shaven
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line, Ep4 IC
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    Tagi wins immunity!
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    Just because Dirk and I haven't been successful at catching fish, doesn't mean we're not working. Early Ep5.
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    Sean and Dirk, hard at work
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    Bickering with Sue about work
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    Just got done blowing darts, first round of the Ep5 RC
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    Watching Hatch do the slingshot round
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    Hatch caught us an eel... it was inedible
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    Sean and Dirk's excellent tapioca-finding adventure
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    The losing Tagis, post-Ep5 IC
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    I don't know what I'm doing here, Jeff. Ep5 Tribal Council.
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    So long, Dirk
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    Tagi, 'taking a Pagong day,' early Ep6
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    Listening to Sue give a confessional about the upcoming merge
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    Put some clothes on, Hatch. Please?
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    Watching Rudy open the Ep6 RC treemail dog food
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Sue comes back with the second item, looks like Tagi's got this wrapped up
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    VIsitors are coming
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    Receiving the Ep6 IC treemail from the Green Berets
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    Starting line
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    Crossing the 3 Meter Wall, with Kelly
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    Ready to cross the Blown Bridge obstacle
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    Getting closer...
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    Final obstacle, raising the flag
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    Tagi wins final pre-merge immunity!
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    Hugs
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    Getting an Ambassador's tour of Pagong from Greg, early Ep7
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    These are the facilities
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    Getting treated to some delicious sugar cane
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    Getting sent off to the sand spit by Pagong
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    Merge negotiations feast, with Jenna (and an unwelcome Probst)
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    Having a rough time, eating lobster
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    Sending a fire signal to Pagong camp
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    Eh, it was a fun night, but I didn't get to first base
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    Day 20, telling Pagong they have five minutes to pack up and leave
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    Paddling over to the soon-to-be Rattana camp
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Survivors ready...
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    Getting instructions for the final round from Probst
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    Starting line, Ep7 IC final round
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    Racing Greg to the finish line
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    He just barely beat me
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    Rattana tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    The first in the asinine alphabetical voting scheme
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    Dude, what happened to the rest of my chyron? Early Ep8
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    Hoping Jenna gets photos from home
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    Hey, Probst is coming to our camp?
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    Helping unload the TV/VCR crate from Probst's boat
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    Yay, Probst brought TV to our camp!
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    Assembling mere feet from camp for the Ep8 RC
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    Watching Kelly shoot, Ep8 RC
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    Collecting the Ep8 IC treemail, with Gervase
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    Starting line, Ep8 IC
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    Just a bit behind Gervase
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    Sigh. Good try, Jenna.
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    Rattana, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Alphabetical voting accidentally works!
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    Waiting for the votes to be tallied
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    Listening to Rudy say 'I liked Rich before I knew he was queer,' early Ep9
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    Retrieving the Ep9 RC treemail
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    Rattana arrives, Ep9 RC reward preview
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    Survivors ready...
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    I explained my alphabetical voting strategy to everyone. I think they respect it.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    So far, so good
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    Blocking out Jenna, setting Rudy up to win
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    Foregone conclusion
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    Listening to Rudy grumble about the girls playing dress-up
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    Rattana, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Explaining the alphabetical voting rationale to Probst
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    Don't worry, Jenna. Nothing bad will happen because of this.
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    Relaxing, preparing to make a big announcement, Ep10
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    I am no longer voting alphabetically. You're welcome.
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    Checking treemail, with Gervase
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    Sadly, it's just the Ep10 RC treemail, not actual pizza
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    The requisite shot discussing what the treemail could mean
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    Rattana heads to the RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Starting line, round 1
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    Yay, survived the first round
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    Starting line, round 2
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    Getting offered a bite of reward pizza
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    Mmm, delicious Eat Pizza
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    Checking treemail again, this time for the IC
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    Another 'what could it mean?' shot
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    Rattana arrives, Ep10 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Fire-lighting stage... go!
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    Trying to light the fire
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    So Sean... you voting with us? No.
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    Yay, rainjackets
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    Rattana, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Telling Probst he's stopped voting alphabetically
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    Colleen takes on the name Sitting Duck
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    Waiting for the votes to be read
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    Talking final two plans, early Ep11
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC
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    Listening to Probst, liking the sound of a yacht
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    It begins...
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    So far, so good
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    So long, Sue
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    Final showdown with Hatch
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    Sean wins reward!
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    Learning what he's won... eventually
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    This may just be the incessant rain talking, but I'm taking Kelly on reward!
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    *Sigh* Is my yacht here YET?
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    Heading off into the sunset with Probst
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    Anyone want breakfast? Anyone? Not you, Kelly? Okay, Hatch then.
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    Man, this takes me back to that one night with Jenna
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    Dad? You're the captain?
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    Hanging with Dad, Ep11 reward
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    Welcome aboard, Rich
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    Let's eat some eggs
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    Sue quizzes Dad on current events; Dad impersonates Rudy ('I dunno')
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    Bye, Dad!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Go! Or, rather... stay there
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    Surviving Hatch's singing
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    Unable to stay with Probst's new one-plank scheme
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    Talking about the reward, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Arguing with Kelly about not taking her
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    Waiting for the votes to be tallied
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    Talking endgame options with Hatch, early Ep12
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    Everyone's fighting with each other. I'm gonna sleep it off.
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    Reading the Ep12 RC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    Starting line, about to get dirty
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    De-mudding
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    Watching the weigh-in
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    Heading back to camp, muddy
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    Welp, looks like I'd better win immunity today
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    Hey everyone, let's go check treemail!
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    Contemplating the Ep12 IC treemail
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    Listening to Probst's stories, Ep12 IC
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    More listening to Probst
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    (For the last time...) Survivors ready?
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    Waiting for Kelly to film her confessional before heading to Tribal
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    Rattana, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Rudy will shake Hatch's hand when it's done, then never talk to him again
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    Voted out, Probst tries to claim spirits already snuffed his torch
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    Wait... really?
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    Jury debut, Ep13
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    With the jury, final Tribal Council
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    Making his jury speech
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    Voting for the winner
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    Tough luck, Kelly
Sean Kenniff - Interviews
Survivor 1 logo  S1: Borneo

Pre-game interviews

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

 

Post-game interviews

  • David Hochman at EW.com (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
Survivor 1 logo  S1: Borneo

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."