Survivor Season 34 Cast – Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down the various stats and figures of the upcoming Survivor Season 34 cast.

Update 02/05/17: The stats now include Michaela Bradshaw and Zeke Smith from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.


    • This is the 4th season with all returning players
      • All-Stars, Heroes vs. Villains, and Cambodia – Second Chance are the others.
    • This is the 11th season with some form of returning players.
      • All-Stars, Guatemala, Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites, Heroes vs. Villains, Redemption Island, South Pacific, Philippines, Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites, Blood vs. Water, and Cambodia are the others.
    • This is the 7th season to have at least one player who is playing in back-to-back seasons.
      • All-Stars, Guatemala, Micronesia, Heroes vs. Villains, Caramoan, & Cambodia are the others.


  • Andrea, Malcolm, and Ciera have never played in an all newbie season.
    • All three have made the jury on both of their seasons played.
  • Aubry, Tai, and Ozzy are the only runners-up to be in the cast.
  • Cirie has previously played in a season with all new players, a season with half returning players and half new players, and a season with all returning players.
  • Brad, Caleb, Michaela, and Varner are the only pre-jury players on the cast.
  • Brad, Caleb, and Michaela are the only players on the cast never to have made the merge.
  • Ciera, Varner, Troyzan, and Brad were candidates for Cambodia – Second Chance.
    • Ciera and Varner made it on the season, while Brad and Troyzan did not.
  • Sandra is the only person on this season to play multiple times and never be voted out.
  • Sandra, JT, and Tony are the only former winners on the cast.
    • Tony is the only one who hasn’t played another time.
  • Cirie is the first female four-time player.
    • Cirie and Ozzy are the third and fourth four-time players, after Boston Rob and Rupert.
  • Varner, Sandra, Cirie, Ozzy, and JT are the only people on the cast to play pre-Heroes vs. Villains.
    • Ozzy and Varner are the only ones of these five not to play in Heroes vs. Villains.
    • However, all of them have played at least once since their original season.
  • Sarah and Hali were the first members of the jury on their respective seasons.
  • Malcolm, Cirie, and Ozzy were the final members of the jury on one of their previous seasons.
    • Malcolm in Philippines, Cirie in Micronesia, and Ozzy in South Pacific.
  • This is the first time Ozzy is playing in an all returnee season.
    • Cook Islands was all newbies, Micronesia was half returnees/half newbies, South Pacific had one returnee per tribe.
    • As of Season 34, Ozzy will be the only person to play in every format iteration of returnees and newbies.

  • Caleb is the only person on this season that was previously medevaced.
    • Caleb, Aubry, Tai, Tony, and Sandra are the only ones never to be voted out.
  • The average placement for the entire cast is 7.8.
    • Sandra and Tony have the best placement average at 1.
    • Brad and Caleb have the worst placement average at 15.
    • Varner has the worst placement average for multiple seasons played with 13.5.
    • Troyzan is the only person on this cast who hasn’t been in a season with anyone else on the cast.
      • Cirie and Ozzy – Micronesia.
      • Cirie, JT, and Sandra – Heroes vs. Villains.
      • Andrea and Malcolm – Caramoan.
      • Brad and Ciera – Blood vs. Water.
      • Sarah and Tony – Cagayan.
      • Hali and Sierra – Worlds Apart.
      • Ciera and Varner – Cambodia.
      • Aubry, Caleb, Debbie and Tai – Kaoh Rong.
      • Michaela and Zeke – Millennials vs. Gen X.
  • Varner is the only person on the cast to play multiple times and never make the jury phase of the game.
    • Sandra was never on the jury, but it’s because she won both of her seasons.
  • Both Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty seasons have one tribe that does not have a representative in a returning player season.
    • Totang (Brawn from Kaoh Rong)
    • Solana (Beauty from Cagayan)
      • Both tribes were the first to lose all their players in their respective season.
  • Michaela and Zeke are the 10th and 11th castaways to compete in back-to-back seasons.
    • Rupert Boneham, Stephenie LaGrossa, Bobby Jon Drinkard, Amanda Kimmel, James Clement, Russell Hantz, Malcolm Freberg, Joe Anglim, and Shirin Oskooi are the others.


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Rob Brodeur

Rob hails from Boston, MA. He studied Architectural Engineering at college and has been following Survivor since the first season. Rob is married and has a dog named Snoopy. He also used to host Survivor ORGs (Online Reality Games) on Facebook. Rob writes Inside Survivor’s weekly Survivor Stats feature.

27 responses to “Survivor Season 34 Cast – Stats”

  1. Great article!
    There is one inaccuracy.
    “Malcolm, Cirie, and Ozzy were the final members on the jury on one of their previous seasons.
    Malcolm in Philippines, Cirie in Panama, and Ozzy in South Pacific.”

    Cirie was final member of the jury in Micronesia (it was Terry in Panama).

  2. Great stuff.

    Quick edit- “Caleb and Sandra are the only two people to never be voted out.” Should include Tony, Tai, and Aubry.

  3. Isn’t Jeff actually the first two time pre-juror to return for another season ever? Unless I’m forgetting someone, of course.

    • Russell Swan, Francesca, & Colton are the only other players to be eliminated pre-jury both times they played. They have not yet returned for another season however, so yes, Varner is the only two-time pre-juror to return for another season.

      (Unless you want to count Boston Rob, who was eliminated pre-jury in Marquesas and HvV, but made the FTC in both All-Stars and Redemption Island)

  4. Only 4th season with all returning players and this is what they brought? The theme better be worth it.

    • Gonna be honest. At first I was TOTAL FAN of seasons were they brought all returning players.
      But these, well, I’m not up for that. I think up to this point they’ve brought every single player who is worth seeing and the ones who we haven’t seen, are the same people who is still not brought back.
      I think they should’ve made season 32,33,34,35 and then 36 with FansVSFavorites just to not loose the format each 10 seasons.

      Too son for another all stars season.

  5. Couple other things:

    Varner did make the merge in Australia, just not the jury. Also, Aubry and Tai have never been voted out either, and have never served on the jury.

    • Yes, we just said “never made jury phase” for Varner. Already edited the other part. 🙂

  6. Shirin and Joe can’t count as playing back-to-back, because if Cambodia had back-to-back players it would’ve been someone from Kaoh Rong. If you count Joe and Shirin as back-to-back players then J.T. and Coach would’ve been count in Heroes vs Villains too and that would mess up Russell’s situation.

    • They are considered to have played in back to back seasons because Worlds Apart and Cambodia aired back to back.

  7. Are you purposely refraining from mentioning the names of the season 33 returnees? I know those names were revealed on this site in another article.

    • Yes. We didn’t want to put the names in this article in case someone wanted to read it without being spoiled.

  8. I’m pretty sure there are no brain players from Cagayan (season 28). Was stated that only beauty tribe from that season is not represented.

    • There were 3 brains from Cagayan in Cambodia. The stat said that Totang and Solana are the only 2 BvBvB tribes to not have a representative on a returning player season.

  9. Caleb is the only one to never compete in any challenge individually.
    Cause Brad did and RI challenge.

  10. there’s somehow a 4-person returning pattern in an ll-returnee season

    All-Stars :
    first played in Australian Outback – Tina, Jerri, Amber, Colby
    Heroes Vs Villains :
    played second time in All-Stars – Colby, Jerry, Rupert, Rob
    played second time in Micronesia – Parvati, Cirie, Amanda, James
    Cambodia :
    first played in Cagayan – Woo, Kass, Spencer, Tasha
    34th :
    first played in Kaoh Rong – Caleb, Aubry, Debbie, Tai

    or did I just miscounted?

  11. Fun stat : season 34 features players from 17 seasons :
    The Australian Outback : Varner
    Pearl Islands : Sandra
    Panama : Cirie
    Cook islands : Ozzy
    Micronesia : Cirie, Ozzy
    Tocantins : JT
    Heroes vs villains : Sandra, Cirie, JT
    Redemption island : Andrea
    South Pacific : Ozzy
    One World : Troyzan
    Philippines : Malcolm
    Caramoan : Andrea, Malcolm
    Blood vs water : Ciera, Brad
    Cagayan : Tony, Sarah
    Worlds apart : Hali, Sierra
    Cambodia : Varner, Ciera
    Kaoh rong : Aubry, Tai, Debbie, Caleb.

    • Whoops I forgot season 33. So it’s 18 seasons represented in Season 34. This is a record in an all-stars season : 7 in All Stars, 13 in Heroes vs villains, 12 in Cambodia if I count well.

      The only seasons non-represented in an all-stars season are Vanuatu, Fiji, and Nicaragua.

      • You’re wrong….Brenda was the representative of Nicaragua,Yau-Man was in Fiji and Ami & Eliza from Vanuatu..

  12. So the only thing that is changed with knowing the placements of Zeke and Micaela is that “Brad, Caleb, and Varner are the only pre-jury players on the cast” Micaela is added to this list

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