Former Survivors, Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano join castaways


Survivor: Redemption Island see two former Survivors, Russell Hantz and “Boston” Rob Mariano, will join the 16 previously announced castaways on SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND when the series returns for its 22nd season, Wednesday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

Having never been awarded the title of Sole Survivor, Hantz and Mariano return to compete for the one million dollar prize and one last shot at redemption.  Each one will join a separate tribe of new castaways at the start of the game, but it’s up to the tribe to decide if they will welcome the knowledge of an experienced veteran, or view these former castaways as a threat in the ultimate battle to outwit, outplay and outlast.

Full list of castaways competing on SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (in alphabetical order):

Russell Hantz                                                        “Boston” Rob Mariano
Age: 38                                                                        Age: 35
Current Residence: Dayton, Texas                                Current Residence: Pensacola, Fla.
Tribe:  TBD                                                                  Tribe: TBD

OMETEPE:                                                                ZAPATERA:

Andrea Boehlke                                                         Mike Chiesl
Age: 21                                                                        Age: 31
Current Residence: Random Lake, Wis.                        Current Residence: Del Mar, Calif.
Occupation: Student                                                     Occupation: Former Marine

Matt Elrod                                                                  Ralph Kiser
Age: 22                                                                        Age: 44
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.                              Current Residence: Lebanon, Va.
Occupation: Pre-Med Student                                      Occupation: Farmer

Francesca Hogi                                                          Krista Klumpp
Age: 36                                                                        Age: 25                                                           
Current Residence: Washington D.C.                            Current Residence: Columbia, S.C. 
Occupation: Attorney                                                    Occupation: Pharmaceutical Rep.

Kristina Kell                                                              David Murphy
Age: 46                                                                        Age: 31
Current Residence: Malibu, Calif.                                  Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.  
Occupation: Law Student                                              Occupation: Defense Attorney

Grant Mattos                                                             Stephanie Valencia 
Age: 29                                                                        Age: 25
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.                   Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Yoga Instructor                                         Occupation: Waitress

Phillip Sheppard                                                        Sarita White
Age: 52                                                                        Age: 36
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.                       Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Technology Executive                                Occupation: Visual Effects Producer

Natalie Tenerelli                                                        Julie Wolfe
Age: 19                                                                        Age: 50
Current Residence: Acton, Calif.                                   Current Residence: Oceanside, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Dancer                                   Occupation: Firefighter

Ashley Underwood                                                     Steve Wright                                                 
Age: 25                                                                        Age: 51
Current Residence: Benton, Maine                                Current Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Nurse                                                        Occupation: Former NFL Player

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SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.

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