Players For ‘Survivor’s’ 20th Anniversary Heroes vs. Villains Cast Revealed

Jan 4, 2010  •  Post A Comment

CBS has revealed the cast for the upcoming 20th anniversary edition of "Survivor," according to TV Fanatic.  

1-4-2010, 9 a.m. UPDATE: CBS has contacted us and said that they have NOT yet officially released a list of the players for the upcoming edition of  "Survivor," despite what TV Fanatic has written. As to the accuracy of the list, CBS declined comment. 

Pictures and a short profile of all the players on the list appears here, on AOL Television.

The Heroes team will feature the personable and popular Rupert Boneham, who so memorably stole the shoes of everyone on the opposing team in the first episode of "Survivor: Peral Islands." Joining Rupert will be another big viewer favorite, Cirie Fields. Rounding out the 10 on the "Heroes" team are James Clement, Colby Donaldson, Amanda Kimmel, Jessica "Sugar" Kiper, Stephenie LaGrossa, "J.T." James Thomas, Tom Westman, and Candice Woodcock.

On the Villain team, a judge wouldn’t let Richard Hatch out of jail early to participate, but this past season’s Russell Hantz, who many thought should have won the game, but didn’t (see my Open Mic blog on this here), will be on the show.

The other nine players on the Villain squad are: Tyson Apostal, Randy Bailey, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Danielle Di Lorenzo, Jerri Manthey, "Boston" Rob Mariano, Parvati Shallow, "Coach" Ben Wade, and Courtney Yates.

Of the 20 contestants, only four are past winners of the show; two on the Heroe’s team: J.T. Thomas and Tom Westman, and two on the Villains squad: Sandra Diaz-Twine and Parvati Shallow.

None of the players were on the very first season of "Survivor" in the summer of 2000.

–Chuck Ross


  1. It is not a 20th “Anniversary” edition, it is simply the 20th edition.. Anniversary means the annual recurrence and since survivor started in 2000, it obviously is not 20 years old unless we’ve been asleep for a few years. God help us if this show actually makes it 20 years.. Broadcast TV will certainly be doomed if we can’t do better.

  2. No one said “Anniversary” must be annual. If based on editions it can still be the 20th anniversary. Don’t be so literal!

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