Stephen Fishbach - Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Cambodia-Second Chance
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 68 | Wins: 0 | Final Two: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Tocantins (2009) - 2nd place, no jury votes.

  • Received zero jury votes to finish 2nd (7-0) in Episode 13, "I Trust You, But I Trust Me More" (Day 39).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 33 days; Exile Island - 6 days (3 visits).

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - 9th place, 12th out - 5th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "My Wheels Are Spinning" (Day 29).

Stephen Fishbach - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S18: Tocantins 2.60 12.24 0.21 11 1 11 1.00 5.60 0 7 0.00 1.21 8.20
S31: Cambodia 1.84 7.93 0.23 4 4 7 0.56 2.00 - - - 0.79 3.84
Career 4.43 20.17 0.22 15 5 18 0.83 5.19 0 7 0.00 1.05 7.40
Stephen Fishbach - Challenge record
  • S18 logo Tocantins challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Sandstone Shootout - Ep6 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-12; 1 sit-out):

    • Tocantins Ep. 1 RC/IC: "A River, Run Through It" - Collects puzzle planks; Jalapão reaches the puzzle first, then loses.
    • Tocantins Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Beach Brawl" - Sinks the winning goal, and Jalapão wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Jalapão wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 3 IC: "A Crate Idea" - Rolls crates with Sydney and Joe, and Jalapão wins (barely).
    • Tocantins Ep. 4 RC: "Shoulder the Load" - Sits out, as Jalapão (mostly Taj) wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 4 IC: "Try Any Angle" - Retrieves a piece, guides the word puzzle, but Jalapão loses.
    • Tocantins Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness As Usual" - Jalapão wins, but Stephen is exiled (with Brendan).
    • Tocantins Ep. 5 IC: "Water Mortar!" - Shooter for Jalapão, which blows a 4-2 lead, and loses (5-4).
    • Tocantins Ep. 6 RC: "When Pigs Fly" - Final catcher, but Jalapão barely loses (14-13).
    • Tocantins Ep. 6 IC: "Sandstone Shootout"- With Joe, part of the puzzle team, but Jalapão loses.
    • Tocantins Ep. 8 RC "Rock Block" - Part of the second-place (but losing) team; promptly exiled.
    • Tocantins Ep. 9 RC "Swiss Cheese, Please" - With Coach, Taj, Sierra, his team loses big.


    Propellerheads - Ep11 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-10; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 48%)

    • Tocantins Ep. 7 IC: "Get a Grip" - First person to drop out (10th/10).
    • Tocantins Ep. 8 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Dead last in the first round (9th/9).
    • Tocantins Ep. 9 IC: "Tocantins Shuffle" - Sits out to eat pizza instead of competing; does not win (tie-8th/8).
    • Tocantins Ep. 10 RC: "Jalapowed" - Stephen wins spa trip, takes Taj and JT along (1st/7).
    • Tocantins Ep. 10 IC: "Snag, Drag & Bag" - Just misses the final round, does not win (4th/7).
    • Tocantins Ep. 11 IC: "Propellerheads" - In a huge come-from-behind victory, Stephen wins immunity! (1st/6).
    • Tocantins Ep. 12 RC: "Blind to Reason" - Last to exit the maze, does not win (tie-3rd/5).
    • Tocantins Ep. 12 IC: "Chimney Sweep" - Second person to drop out (4th/5).
    • Tocantins Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Tarantula" - Second to get all three bags, but Erinn passes him on the puzzle (3rd/4).
    • Tocantins Ep. 13 F3 IC: "Simmotion" - Reaches four-ball stage, but can't beat J.T. (2nd/3).


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

    • None.
  • S31 logo Cambodia challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Blind Leading the Blind - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5.5*-for-11; 1 sit-out):

    • Cambodia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Carries the raft, watches Joe get the key; Bayon wins!
    • Cambodia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Crosses barriers, and Bayon wins again.
    • Cambodia Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Now with New Bayon, which doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Collects pieces, works the puzzle, and Bayon wins (1st/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 5 RC: "In the Barrel" - Sits out, as Bayon loses (3rd/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 5 IC: "Air Raid" - Hits one of (oops) Angkor's targets; Bayon loses again (3rd/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 6 RC: "Slip, Slide & Score" - Loses his heat vs. Kass, and Bayon loses.
    • Cambodia Ep. 6 IC: "Cambodian Catering" - Wins with Kelley eating pig snout, and Bayon wins.
    • Cambodia Ep. 8 RC: "Boats, Brains & Brawn" - Part of the losing team, with Jeremy, Tasha, Spencer, Savage, and Abi.
    • Cambodia Ep. 9 RC: "Styx" - Part of the winning team, with Ciera, Joe, Spencer, and Tasha.
    • Cambodia Ep. 10 RC: "Basket Brawl" - Appears twice, scores no points, part of the losing team, with Jeremy, Keith, Kelley, and Kimmi.

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of Cambodia count as half a win.


    Folklore - Ep11 RC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-6; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 33%)

    • Cambodia, Ep. 7 IC: "Hard to Handle" - First to drop out, seconds into the first round (13th/13).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 8 IC: "Take the Reins" - Sixth to drop out, in the first round (7th/12).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Jumps in the first round, beats Spencer for advantage (10th/11).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 10 IC: "Ballin' A Jack" - One of eight people who opt to sit out for improved shelter (10th/10).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 11 RC: "Folklore" - Decoys Abi and slips past Spencer, and Stephen wins! (1st/9).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 11 IC: "The Game Is Afoot" - Only on the second layer of blocks as Spencer wins (8th/9).


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 9.5*
    Played: 23
    Win%: 0.41
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 3
    Played: 16
    Sat out: 2
    Win%: 0.19
    Mean% Finish: 42%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Stephen Fishbach - Tribal Council record
  • S18 logo Tocantins Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (1/0)

    • Tocantins, Ep. 5: With Taj, finds Jalapão's hidden idol. Pockets it and never plays it.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (11/11):


    VAP - Votes against (1):

    • Tocantins, Ep. 10: One vote, from Erinn.


    Jury votes received (0/7):

    • Tocantins, Ep. 13: Received zero jury votes; finished second to J.T. Thomas (7-0).
  • S31 logo Cambodia Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

    • Cambodia, Ep. 9: Dropped out of the IC to race Spencer to a buoy, winning advantage.
    • Cambodia, Ep. 11: Played his advantage, blocking Joe from voting, then splitting his own two votes between Joe and Abi.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/7*):

    *Stephen managed to cast two non-VFB ballots at the Ep.11 Tribal Council, so he gains an extra Tribal appearance.


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • [Cambodia, Ep. 10: Five votes, none of which counted after Jeremy plays his idol for Stephen, from Spencer, Tasha, Keith, Joe, and Abi.]
    • Cambodia, Ep. 11: Four votes, from Spencer, Kelley, Abi, and Joe (voted out, 4-3-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols/advantages
    Found: (1 of each) 2
    Played: (advantage) 1
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 15
    Tribals: 18*
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 0
    Total jurors: 7
Stephen Fishbach - Pictures
  • S18 logo Tocantins image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S31 logo Cambodia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Stephen Fishbach - Interviews
  • S18 logo Tocantins interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (2/5/09): "Stephen Fishbach: 'My goofy, benign demeanor' is 'going to serve me very well'"
    • Jeff Probst's Tocantins pre-season cast assessment.


    Post-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (5/20/09): "Survivor's runners up: Erinn's changed life, Taj's hurt feelings, and Stephen's effective losing strategy"
    • Dom Harvey & Colin Stone at the Dom & Colin Podcast (7/3/12): "Survivor: Tocantins Revisited with Stephen Fishbach"
    • Almost every Survivor Know-It-Alls, ever, at RHAP (with Rob Cesternino).
  • S31 logo Cambodia interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/12/15): "Survivor: Second Chances | Stephen Fishbach Interview"
    • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (8/24/15): Pre-game video interview
    • Dalton Ross at (9/3/15): "It haunts me every day, the fact that I didn't win"
    • Pre-departure, in-studio CBS video interview (released 9/15/15)
    • Josh Wigler at (9/16/15): "Does Stephen Fishbach Have the Guts to Win Survivor?"
    • Gordon Holmes at (9/22/15): "Stephen: 'I've Publicly Said Bad Things About a Lot of This Cast'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/30/15): "Exit Interview with the Latest 2 Players Voted out - 11/30/15"
    • Gordon Holmes at (12/1/15): "Stephen: 'My Pants Were Incredibly Clean'"
    • Dalton Ross at (12/1/15): "Survivor Talk: Stephen and Ciera critique each other's games"
Stephen Fishbach - Bios
  • S18 logo Tocantins bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: Tocantins cast bio page:


    "Stephen Fishbach believes he's a cutthroat player who can manipulate his way to Survivor success, though you couldn't tell that by looking at his non-threatening appearance. The first one to tell you he resembles a Muppet, Stephen plans to sidetrack his competition with his goofy charm and quirky sense of humor.


    Aided by his quick wit and prankster personality, this Internet marketing director could very well be a major player behind the scenes. A Yale graduate, Stephen certainly has the right mix of brains and charisma to disarm his fellow castaways. This New Yorker believes people will be inclined to trust him but claims “that would be their mistake, because then I strike!”


    Described by his friends as wild, smart and ambitious, Stephen's biggest pet peeve is when somebody is “overconfident or cocky.” He plans to use that type of person to his advantage by forming a bond and then subtly prompting them to carry out his decisions. A strategist, Stephen prides himself on being able to pretend to agree with someone's idea while replacing it with his own.


    In his free time, Stephen keeps himself active and fit by boxing and lifting weights. He also takes part in urban combat activities, namely the Idiotarod, which he describes as a great event where 'five idiots drag a shopping cart from Brooklyn to Manhattan.' Among his reasons for why he believes he will excel at Survivor, Stephen lists 'he's strategic and devious.'


    Stephen is single and currently resides in New York, N.Y. His birth date is January 24."

  • S31 logo Cambodia bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his CBS Survivor: Cambodia bio page (currently empty):


    Official CBS pre-game interview: