Season 35 Cast Revealed

Inside Survivor reveals the rumored cast for the upcoming Survivor Season 35.

As previously revealed on Inside Survivor, the upcoming cycle of seasons (35/36) will once again be located in Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands. Season 35 – Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers – recently wrapped up filming and will air this fall on CBS. The new season features 18 brand new castaways who will be divided into three tribes to start the game.

Below are all 18 new cast members for Season 35, with credit to @1elevenpaul on Twitter for help. The list will be updated once we receive more information. Have any cast info? Get in touch at redmondsurvivor@gmail.com.

Update 05/25/17: Ben Driebergen, Mike Zahalsky, and Ryan Ulrich added to the list thanks to an article at The Hollywood Reporter.

Alan Ball

32 · HOUSTON, TX · NFL PLAYER

Ben Driebergen

34 · BOISE, ID · EX-MARINE

Cole Medders

24 · ST. GEORGE, UT · WILDERNESS FIELD INSTRUCTOR

Devon Pinto

24 · ROHNERT PARK, CA · BRAND AMBASSADOR

Joe Mena

34 · TOLLAND, CT · PROBATION OFFICER

John Paul Hilsabeck

28 · HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA · FIREFIGHTER

Dr. Mike Zahalsky

43 · POMPANO BEACH, FL · UROLOGIST

Patrick Bolton

24 · AUBURN, AL · MOVER

Ryan Ulrich

24 · NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ · BELLHOP

Alexandrea "Ali" Elliott

24 · NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA · PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Ashley Nolan

26 · SATELLITE BEACH, FL · LIFEGUARD CAPTAIN

Christine "Chrissy" Hofbeck

46 · BERNARDSVILLE, NJ · ACTUARY

Desiree "Desi" Williams

27 · NEWPORT NEWS, VA · PHYSICAL THERAPIST/PROFESSOR

Jessica Johnston

27 · LOUISVILLE, KY · NURSE PRACTITIONER

Katrina Radke Gerry

46 · EXCELSIOR, MN · SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST/EX-OLYMPIAN

Lauren Rimmer

35 · NEWPORT, NC · FISHERMAN

Roark Luskin

27 · SANTA MONICA, CA · GRADUATE STUDENT

Simone Nguyen

25 · NEW YORK, NY · PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Season 35 will air this fall on CBS.

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20 responses to “Season 35 Cast Revealed”

        • They would be the greatest tribe of all time. Can’t you just picture them, standing on the smallest perch of an endurance challenge. Probst shouting, “you can come down now, you won the challenge 2 hours ago”, and they’re all like, “it’s OK, we’re all good”.

    • Pretty sure that both the age range and diversity here is much wider than that of Big Brother. A fair portion of this cast are also huge fans of Survivor, despite their age (Ali, in particular, had a Survivor-themed birthday party when she was 12, and one of her uncles was an alternate on a previous season). The cast of Survivor has fluctuated in terms of average age over the years, sometimes being very high and sometimes being very low. This one is neither the lowest nor highest average age setting, the diversity has definitely improved (we clearly have more racial minorities competing, which is always a plus in my book, as opposed to the one-per-season “tokens” we used to have here and that Big Brother still has). The only thing about this that seems particularly Big Brother-esque to me is their photos are slightly more glamour-shot style, but that doesn’t even apply to the entire cast, nor does it tell us anything about them other than they have modern cameras and know how to take a selfie (or submitted professionally taken photos, as in Mike’s case obviously). At least you can count on this general cast to not spend every waking moment screaming into a camera about things we just saw happen like they do on Big Brother, that’s Jeff Probst’s job.

  1. To sum up

    Levu – Heroes (Blue)
    Ashley* (Lifeguard) + Christine + Katrina
    Ben* (Marine) + John + African American Guy

    Soko – Healers (Yellow)
    Cole + Joe + Mike* (Surgeon)
    Desi* (Physical Therapist) + Jessica + Roark

    Yawa – Hustlers (Red)
    Ali* (Personal Assistant) + Lauren + Simone
    Devon + Patrick + Ryan* (Bellhop)

    *highlighted in promo

  2. I’m just happy to see new faces. I didn’t feel too optimistic about MVGX, but it soon became a very entertaining season w/ several worth rooting for and a likable winner. So perhaps this will exceed my expectations as well! But I agree with another commenter (possibly on a different page): please let them do a double elimination pre-jury this season. Over the overstuffed latter end of the season.

  3. Fantastic! I love it when fans compete! They navigate twists instead of being shocked by them, and get excited about playing the game rather than whining about when things don’t get their way (usually). More fans please~

  4. Jeff Probst isn’t hardcore hyping the season yet. So we can safely assume that a female won. My pre-season favorites are Ali, Desi, Ryan, Simone, and Roark. Also, I’m not sure why everyone is freaking out over their ages. We’ve had younger overall casts than this. I’m actually surprised that the youngest ones here are 24, when usually there’s at least ONE player between 18 and 23 (standard college student, or in Will’s case, HS). I think a lot of this cast just looks younger than they are (especially Christine, who could easily pass for being in her late 20s/early 30s). I don’t care what the general age range is as long as the season is fun to watch (as it always is, with Survivor).

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