'Tarzan' Smith - Survivor: One World

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

  • Survivor 24: One World (2012) - 6th place, 13th out - 7th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 13, "It's Human Nature" (Day 36).

'Tarzan' Smith on social media: None found

'Tarzan' Smith - 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
S24: One World 0.58 11.68 0.05 7 12 10 0.69 1.23 - - - 0.74 1.80
Career 0.58 11.68 0.05 7 12 10 0.69 1.23 - - - 0.74 1.80


'Tarzan' Smith - 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.


'Tarzan' Smith - Challenge record
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Puzzle Relay - Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-13; 3 sit-outs):

  • One World Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Free Fallin'" - Manono wins by default, as Kourtney is medevaced.
  • One World Ep. 2 RC: "DIY Knots" - Manono wins again, sans Probst.
  • One World Ep. 2 IC: "By The Numbers" - Sits out, Manono wins third straight.
  • One World Ep. 3 RC: "Shut Your Trap" - Tarzan sits out again, as Manono is swept by Salani, 5-0.
  • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Manono loses again (after Salani copies Manono's puzzle).
  • One World Ep. 4 RC: "Coco Connection" - Tarzan scores one hit, but Manono loses.
  • One World Ep. 4 IC: "Puzzle Relay" - Manono wins, but goes to tribal anyway.
  • One World Ep. 5 RC: "Dear Liza" - A newly re-shuffled Manono loses once again.
  • One World Ep. 5 IC: "Basket-brawl" - Old, slow, tiny new Manono loses again.
  • One World Ep. 6 RC: "Coco Pops" - Another Manono loss.
  • One World Ep. 7 RC: "Sea Turtles" - Tarzan sits out a post-merge challenge.
  • One World Ep. 8 RC: "7UP" - Part of losing team again (with Christina, Jay, Alicia, Troyzan).
  • One World Ep. 9 RC: "DIY Ladder Tree Golf" - part of winning team (with Troyzan, Jay, Alicia, Kat)


Ep10 IC - Return from the Dead

Individual challenge record (0-for-10): (Mean % finish: 40.2%)

  • One World Ep. 7 IC: "Roller Ball" - First out, only person eliminated in first round (12th/12).
  • One World Ep. 8 IC: "Odd Shaped Bottoms" - Eliminated in first round (7th/11).
  • One World Ep. 9 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Drops out immediately, no food, no immunity (10th/10).
  • One World Ep. 10 IC: "Return from the Dead" - Makes it to 3rd/final round, but loses to Troyzan (2nd/9).
  • One World Ep. 11 RC: "Touchy Subjects" - Second person eliminated, not chosen for reward (7th/8).
  • One World Ep. 11 IC: "Slip Sliding Away" - Loses to Kim in second round (tie-3rd/8).
  • One World Ep. 12 RC: "Connecting With Loved Ones" - Not close, not picked for reward (tie-5th/7).
  • One World Ep. 12 IC: "I Hold On" - Second person out (6th/7).
  • One World Ep. 13 RC: "Spinning Wheel" - Still working on combo when challenge ends (tie-5th/6).
  • One World Ep. 13 IC: "Bone to Pick" - Comes close to beating Kim and Alicia, but no (3rd/6).


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

  • One World: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
Played: 13
Win%: 0.31
Sat out: 3
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 10
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 40.2%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
'Tarzan' Smith - Tribal Council record
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Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • One World: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/10):


VAP - Votes against (12):

  • One World, Ep. 5: Two votes, from Monica and Christina.
  • One World, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Christina and Alicia.
  • One World, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Kim, Christina, and Alicia.
  • One World, Ep. 13: Five votes, from Kim, Sabrina, Chelsea, Christina, and Alicia (voted out, 5-1).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • One World, Ep. 14: Voted for Kim Spradlin (who won, 7-2-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 7
Tribals: 10
VAP: 12
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
'Tarzan' Smith - Pictures
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    One World intro shot
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    One World intro shot
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    Pre-game interview
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    Pre-game posed shot
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    Fresh off the bus, Ep1
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    Early camp shot
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    Early camp/pre-game shots
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    Apparently the Tarzan yell is now public domain?
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    Manono tribe, ready for the first challenge
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    In the net, first challenge
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    Balance beaming, first challenge
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    Ep2 RC - a shame Probst was not there to see this
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    Looking askance at Salani's celebration, Ep3 IC
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    Manono tribe, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Tarzan and some also-ran whose name we forget - Ep4 IC
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    Intro shot - minus text, plus Christina
  • 'Tarzan' Smith S24
    We're sorry (Ep5)
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    Watching new Manono lose the Ep5 IC
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    Auction time, Ep10
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    More auction excitement
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    Celebrating moving on to the second round, Ep10 IC
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    Final round vs. Troyzan
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    Touchy Subjects, Ep11 RC
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    Touchy subjects victim
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    Made it 10 minutes, at least, Ep12 IC shot
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    Close, but not close enough, Ep13 IC
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    Just an average day in camp, nothing to see here
'Tarzan' Smith - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • CBS "Meet Greg" pre-game video (YouTube, removed by CBS)


Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (5/10/12): "Castaway Interview: Greg 'Tarzan' Smith"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/10/12): "The Interview is Afoot: Talking with Survivor Tarzan"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/12/12): "Greg 'Tarzan' Smith talks Survivor: One World"
'Tarzan' Smith - Bio
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From his CBS bio page (1/20/12):

"Personal Claim to Fame: Board Certification in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, receiving a 1st place award for research in reconstructive surgery, playing for 'Doug Silvers & the Starliters' as an organ/pianist, 4th place as Campion Missouri State Wrestler Light Heavyweight and a marriage for 30 years to a true "soul mate."

Inspiration in Life: Tarzan, who is empathic toward nature; kind, brave, noble, "manly," and Scaramouche (the Raphael Sabatinni version) – a statesman, romantic, adventurer, swordsman and empathic toward the needs to women.

Hobbies: Art, music, adventure, entomology and primatology.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Coach Ben Wade – he seems to be a romantic, adventurer, poetic and creative.

Why You Think You'll 'Survive' Survivor: I'm of the jungle and part of nature.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: Other than the misfortunes of contretemps, I hope to outwit, outplay, outlast."