Artis Silvester - Survivor: Philippines

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 25 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 25: Philippines (2012) - 9th place, 10th out - 3rd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Little Miss Perfect" (Day 25).

Artis Silvester on social media: twitter

Artis Silvester - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S25: Philippines 1.25 5.11 0.24 2 5 3 0.61 2.07 - - - 0.86 3.33
Career 1.25 5.11 0.24 2 5 3 0.61 2.07 - - - 0.86 3.33


Artis Silvester - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.


Artis Silvester - Challenge record
Survivor 25 logo S25: Philippines

Idol Hands - Ep5 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-10; 2 2nds)

  • Philippines Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Share the Wealth" - Does running stage, Tandang blows lead on puzzle (2nd*/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Manila Folders" - Hauler, Tandang wins! (1st/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Deep In Thought" - Plays, Tandang doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Swing Break" - Plays, and Tandang streaks to another win (1st/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Now down to two tribes, easily beats Dana in his bout; Tandang wins.
  • Philippines Ep. 5 IC: "Thrash, Splash & Bash" - Competes, Tandang wins.
  • Philippines Ep. 6 RC: "Bog Roll" - Tandang negotiates surrender to Kalabaw.
  • Philippines Ep. 6 IC: "Philiping Out" - Catches, Tandang wins.
  • Philippines Ep. 8 RC: "Catch of the Day" - Does well, but team (Carter, Skupin, Pete, Abi-Maria) loses.
  • Philippines Ep. 9 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Artis and his team (Skupin, Pete, Lisa) loses.


Paddle Out - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 53.4%)

  • Philippines Ep. 7 IC, "Wrist Assured" - Third-to-last man standing (3rd/7).
  • Philippines Ep. 8 IC, "Snake in the Grass" - One of seven people eliminated in first stage (6th/10).
  • Philippines Ep. 9 IC: "Paddle Out" - Places no balls as Skupin breezes to an easy win (tie-4th/9).


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Philippines: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 5
2nd place: 2
Played: 10
Win%: 0.60
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 3
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 53.4%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Artis Silvester - Tribal Council record
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

Ep7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Philippines: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Philippines, Ep. 9: Five votes, from Skupin, Penner, Carter, Malcolm, Denise (voted out, 5-4).


Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 3
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
Artis Silvester - Pictures
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines image gallery
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Philippines intro shot
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    Philippines intro shot
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Pre-game interview
  • Artis Silvester S25
    CBS pre-game interview
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Early camp shot, with Lisa
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    Early camp shot
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    Listening to Probst, prior to first challenge
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Running with RC, Ep1 RC/IC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Retrieving paddles, Ep1 RC/IC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Watching the Tandang puzzle
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    More watching the Tandang puzzle
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    Tandang doesn't lose!
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    Hauling sleds, Ep2 RC/IC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Watching the Tandang puzzle, Ep2 RC/IC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Diving in, Ep3 RC/IC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Watching the Ep5 RC, with RC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Seems like a fair match-up
  • Artis Silvester S25
    With his core alliance, Ep7 tribal council
  • Artis Silvester S25
    On the losing team, Ep8 RC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Losing team again, Ep9 RC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    Paddle out, the fateful Ep9 IC
  • Artis Silvester S25
    End of the line
Artis Silvester - Interviews
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at (9/13/12): "Survivor: Philippines Pre-Game Interview: Artis Silvester"
  • CBS pre-game interview (YouTube, now removed by CBS)


Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/15/12): "Artis Silvester on why he has no love for Skupin"
  • Gordon Holmes at (11/15/12): "Survivor Castaway Artis Silvester: 'I Did Not Like Abi'"
  • Steve Helling at (11/17/12): "Artis Silvester: I'm Not An Angry Man"
  • Daniel Fienberg at (11/17/12): "Artis Silvester talks Survivor: Philippines"
Artis Silvester - Bio
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From his pre-game interview, by Dalton Ross:

"'I'm like a chameleon with the ferocity of a praying mantis,' says Artis. I have no idea what that means…but I love it! 'The minute that I feel that you're threatening me, I will chew you up and spit you out.' A man who has already beaten stage 4 cancer should be able to handle the rigors of living off the land, but unless Artis is able to adapt socially to his younger tribemates, he may be the one that is spit out."

Excerpts from his Survivor: Philippines bio page:

"Personal Claim to Fame: Beating stage 4 cancer.

Inspiration in Life: My ex-wife - she’s my light, my strength, my everything. I pray everyday that we are brought back together.

Hobbies: Martial arts, motorcycle riding and bowling.

Pet Peeves: Traffic, know-it-all people, bullies or people that prey or pick on those weaker than themselves.

3 Words to Describe You: Spontaneous (sometimes explosive), opinionated and competitive.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I’m a combination of Rudy, Rupert and James. I have Rudy and Rupert’s cunning leadership and likability. I have James’s physical appeal – even at 52.

Reason for Being on Survivor: The million dollar prize and the chance for the experience of a lifetime. Plus, I’m tired of yelling and screaming at my TV about how the contestants are playing.

Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I have physical and mental strength, creativity, adaptability and a sense of humor. I’m an incredible manipulator and I have an uncanny ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: When the odds are stacked against me that is when I shine the most. Although I’m definitely no angel, I believe I do have a guardian angel watching over me. No one has been more persistent than me to be on the show and it is because I know I can win if given the chance."