Best Male Survivor Players

The Top Ten

1 Russell Hantz Russell Hantz Russell Hantz is an oil company owner and former contestant of the reality show Survivor. He played 3 seasons, and never finished higher than 2nd.

The only time Rob & Russell ever truly went head 2 head, Russell schooled him! R.I. was a joke! Russell should be number 1!

Better than rob - Malcomx2

He should have played the best game! Beat rob and should have beat sandra

Whoever put Rupert on the list is dumb he sucks

2 Tom Westman Tom Westman Tom Westman is a Sole Survivor of the series Survivor. He competed on Survivor: Palau and Heroes vs. Villains.

Not enough votes for one of the best there ever was! Underrated due to only appearing on 2 seasons, one he went out pre merge, and lack of hype from CBS. A far better player than Rob or Russell at the very least.

Amazing player. Totally controlled his season like few, if any, ever have. Should be way higher on here.

Amazing player, awesome man, and social game was so good he basically was able to guilt Ian into giving up the game to him. - feisty37

Tom should be #1. Way better than Russhole. - quackerpacker

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3 Yul Kwon

Excellent social and strategic game. He was very aware of other player's strategies and appealed to the personalities and situations of others to make them do what he needed. He made smart alliances from the beginning and flawlessly adapted to the twists of the game. He maintained decency and stayed true to his alliances, especially with Becky, who voted with him the entire time and helped him get to the end. In addition to that, he found the immunity idol after only one visit to Exile and managed to use it as a diversion of sorts... the other players were reluctant to vote for him when he had the idol because they knew they may be voted off. He kept Aitu strong with his encouraging personality and physical ability, giving him an easy route to the Final Tribal Council. He performed very well when speaking to the jury that he made, ultimately giving him the win.

Brilliant overall player. Near perfect game. Pawned all time greats like Parvati on his season. Should be much higher than 4th. Way better player than Rob and Russell, the two most overrated Survivors ever. - feisty37

Yul. Pure genius. Came to the top from a minority position that would've cost his game. - naFrovivuS

4 Grant Mattos

Great overall player, was unlucky to not win Redemption Island. Could easily win if he plays again. - feisty37

Great in challenges and great socially. Probably unbeatable if he ever made the end and a jury vote.

Sexy beast. He looks like Tarzan with more hair.

Very talented player and great looking.

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5 Ozzy Lusth Ozzy Lusth Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth is a reality star, well known for playing on the his reality show "Survivor." He played in the seasons "Cook Islands," "Micronesia," "South Pacific," and "Game Changers."

Ozzy is a great athlete & outdoorsman. In his first season he threw a challenge to drop "dead weight". Then he got blinded by boobs & a pretty smile. His third attempt he flirted with a girl to the detriment of his team. Leaving Cochron alone & unable to find for himself. Making him an easy flip at the merge. Coach only had to talk to him, make him a bed and offer some rice! He did so well, because coach eliminated all the athletic people & Ozzy didn't have to play a social game on RI, just survive & a physical one-- his strong suit & he still lost to SOPHIE! Maybe in 34 he'll get his head out his ass & play the game! But I do like to watch him play at Tarzan!

He is amazing, loyal, and fair, which is hardly ever seen in the game. Also keeps the tribe alive at camp as well as in challenges.

AMAZING! One of the best ever season included. Should have won at least he got a car

Amazing athlete, was unlucky not to win 2 seasons. Should be #1 male player.

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6 Rob Mariano Rob Mariano Robert Carlo "Rob" Mariano, known by the nickname Boston Rob, is an American television personality, widely known for appearing in several reality shows, including Survivor, and The Amazing Race with his wife, Amber Mariano.

Way too high on this list. Won a rigged season against 2 goats. - morrislawes

The most overrated player ever, other than maybe russel hantz. - quackerpacker

No fought that Robs awesome. Russels an idiot

Rob is amazing at playing survivor... no doubt about it.

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7 Todd Herzog

I think he's sadly overlooked because he only played once, but I think it's more impressive to play one solid game then it is to finally win one after four tries. Just saying.

How is he number 15.

Sexy gay man. Great ass and cute face. - quackerpacker

8 Tony Vlachos
9 Tyson Apostol Tyson Apostol
10 Spencer Bledsoe

Tasha was a challenge beast this season and not unlikeable like Cambodia. She probably beats Spencer in a jury vote on Cagayan, unlike Cambodia where she probably would have lost to Spencer if they were with someone they could beat. - feisty37

He should be on number 5

If Kass didn't flip then Spencer could've won

11th Jefra
10th Tony uses idol to save himself Kass gets voted off
9th Woo
8th LJ
7th Tony
6th Jeremiah
5th Trish
4th Sarah

Spencer and Tasha land in final three with Morgan (that lady that no one liked)

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The Contenders

11 Richard Hatch Richard Hatch Richard Lawrence Hatch was an American actor, writer and producer. Hatch began his career as a stage actor, before moving on to television work in the 1970s.

In hindsight his win was huge for the show and what it needed. - feisty37

12 Brian Heidik
13 David Wright David Wright

Awesome player, hands down.

14 J.T. Thomas
15 Jeremy Collins
16 Rob Cesternino
17 Colby Donaldson Colby Donaldson

A lot of people are hard on him taking Tina to the Final 2 but I always defend it. People forget Survivor was way different then, and taking Tina instead of Keith made him a hero. He went on to a stellar acting and T.V. career. - feisty37

18 Malcolm Freberg Malcolm Freberg

They should have kept Brandon Hantz & dumped Phillip! Brandon is controllable if played right. They controlled Dawn so they had the means for Brandon. I think Phillip makes camp horrible & I hate watching him, his dumb team names & he has NO self awareness!

So sexy sweet, funny, strategic, I just love him so much. I hope he isn't replaced by the crazy overrated Joe as Survivor's favorite golden boy. - feisty37

Best move of the game was when he got rid of phillip

If he didn't stick with Reynold and Michael and Eddie, then he would have won many immunity challenges and immunity idols for himself. Corinne and Malcolm should've have dominated

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19 Stephen Fishbach
20 Chris Daugherty

Biggest comeback in Survivor history.

Should crack the top 10 on this list. - jhunk

21 Rupert Boneham Rupert Boneham Rupert Boneham is an American mentor for troubled teens, who became known to reality television audiences in 2003 as a contestant on Survivor: Pearl Islands where he placed 8th.
22 John Cochran John Cochran John Martin Cochran, commonly referred to as simply Cochran, is an American reality television personality and television writer.

His win was nearly as rigged as Boston Rob and Ben's. at least he took advantage of the situation and played a super dominant game though, a better game than Rob or Coach, and a way better one than Steph's dog doo Guatemala game which was supposed to be a fixed win for her. - feisty37

23 Benjamin Wade
24 Woo Hwang
25 Jonny Fairplay

Nothing fair about him. The only positive if he was on your team, people would quit to get away from him! He and Phillip are similar in that way... Then he quits his 2nd time after telling everyone for so long how great he is-- puke

26 Yau-Man Chan

Awesome player! Strong at challenges, camp & social. He is a hard worker and loyal. First fake idol! Remember he lived at that sad camp without food or water--- imagine if the other team had the same circumstances!

27 Gervase Peterson

Was lucky that Ciera was a floater or he would've lost to Hayden Caleb and Katie

28 Aras Baskauskas

Cirie won this game for him. His alience was falling apart & she continually filled the wholes. That is the only way he beat Terry!

29 Ken Hoang
30 Ethan Zohn
31 Kyle Jason
32 James Clement James Clement

Just a loud obnoxious bully. can't stand him. - feisty37

33 Vytas Baskauskas

Dumb stoner, but probably would be cool to hang out with for a beer. - feisty37

34 Caleb Reynolds Caleb Reynolds Caleb Matthew Reynolds is a hunting guide from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He is best known for his appearance on the sixteenth season of the reality series Big Brother, where he placed fourth,.
35 Bob Gabon

Huge Comeback. Had a huge target on his back come Merge but managed to latch on to Sugar and win enough immunity challenges to win.

36 Earl Cole

So overlooked and underrated

37 Rudy Boesch
38 Jon Dalton Jon Dalton
39 Randy Bailey
40 Ben Driebergen
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1. Tom Westman
2. Tony Vlachos
3. Tyson Apostol
1. Rob Mariano
2. Russell Hantz
3. Ozzy Lusth
1. Tom Westman
2. Yul Kwon
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