Brady Finta - Survivor: Vanuatu

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 10 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 9: Vanuatu (2004) - 14th place, 5th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 4, "Now That's A Reward!" (Day 10).

Brady Finta on social media: None found.

Brady Finta - 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
S9: Vanuatu 0.25 1.77 0.14 0 6 3 -0.08 0.00 - - - 0.06 0.25
Career 0.25 1.77 0.14 0 6 3 -0.08 0.00 - - - 0.06 0.25


Brady Finta - 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.


Brady Finta - Challenge record
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By the Numbers - Ep2 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-6):

  • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Performs well himself, but thanks to Chris's allergy to balance beams, Lopevi loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - The only Lopevi to get across; Lopevi loses again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Blindfolded, collects pieces, and finally, Lopevi wins!
  • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Helps pass people through the final gate; Lopevi wins reward.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Lopevi loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Lopevi loses again.


Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)

  • Vanuatu Ep. 3 IC: "Great Escape Run" - Not among the challenge leaders, does not win (tie-4th/8).


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

  • Vanuatu: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 6
Win%: 0.33
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 50%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Brady Finta - Tribal Council record
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Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Vanuatu: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/3):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Rory Brook Geraghty (voted out, 5-3-1) -
Ep3 Rory John Palyok (voted out, 5-3) -
Ep4 Rory Brady Finta (voted out, 6-1) -


VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Vanuatu, Ep. 4: Six votes, from Chris, Chad, Sarge, Rory, Bubba, and John K. (voted out, 6-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Vanuatu: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 3
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Brady Finta - Pictures
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    Vanuatu intro shot
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    Vanuatu intro shot
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    On the boat, pre-arrival, Ep1
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Waiting for Chris to (never) cross the balance beam
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    Listening to Probst, pre-Ep2 RC
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    Successfully passing the Lopevis, Ep2 RC
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    Ep2 confessional, hoping to break up the Fat Five alliance
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    Adventures with Bubba, Ep2 IC
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    Lopevi wins!
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    Retrieving a key, Ep3 RC
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    Lopevi listens to Probst, prior to the immunity part of the Ep3 RC/IC
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    Starting line, immunity leg
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    Plotting with JP to exploit the Sarge/Rory rift
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    Trying to convince Sarge to vote for Rory
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    Lopevi, Ep3 Tribal
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    With the remainders of the young dudes alliance, Ep3 Tribal
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    Telling Probst about the fish he caught, pre-Ep4 RC
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    Getting yelled at by Rory, Ep4 IC
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    Lopevi... trailing
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    Post-IC wound licking at Lopevi camp, Ep4
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    Lopevi, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Yes, Jeff. This tribe has been playing an individual game since Hour 1.
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    Thanks, guys
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    Preparing for the snuffing
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    ...and done, Ep4
Brady Finta - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • None found.


Post-game interviews

  • Rene Syler at CBS's The Early Show (10/7/04): "Bon Voyage, Brady!"
  • Cynthia Wang at (10/8/04): "Brady Finta"
Brady Finta - Bio
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From his official CBS Vanuatu bio page:

"Brady Finta was born in San Diego. At the time, his father was in Vietnam on one of his two tours as a fighter pilot in the US Navy. With his father being in the US Navy, they relocated many times, including Camarillo, California; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Pax River, Maryland; San Diego, California; Fairfax, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; and Memphis, Tennessee.

Finta attended 10 schools before high school and finished at James Island High School in Chas, South Carolina. He then attended the University of South Carolina, where he received a degree in Political Science and played on the rugby team. After spending the summer after graduation in Norway (his father was stationed there), Finta went to the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School as a result of having gone through college on a Marine ROTC scholarship. He became a second lieutenant, trained as an infantry officer for a year and was then assigned his first platoon in Hawaii. After three years (with one year of it deployed to Japan), he was transferred to Camp Pendleton, California. Approximately two years later, he resigned his commission and joined the FBI in 1998.

After graduating the FBI Academy, he was posted to the Los Angeles Division (Orange County) and assigned to the Asian Organized Crime section, where he has been ever since. Soon after completing his agent probation, he tried out and was selected to be a member of the FBI Los Angeles SWAT Team. He will soon be working counter terrorism.

Finta's mother is currently pursuing a master's degree in theology at a Jesuit University in Ohio. His father retired from the Navy and lives and works in Spokane, Washington. His older brother, Jim, is a helicopter pilot for the Coast Guard in Seattle, Washington. His older sister, Lori, is a film editor in Memphis, Tennessee. His younger sister, Gina, is a dance instructor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also has a half sister, Katya. In addition, has eight nieces and nephews.

Finta's hobbies include surfing, home improvement and traveling. He has traveled the US and abroad, having served in Okinawa, Japan, among other places. He describes himself as enthusiastic, athletic and motivated. He enjoys playing rugby and watching football. His hero is a 20-year-old lance corporal who returned from Iraq missing an eye. To Finta, that kind of courage and self-sacrifice defines heroes.

Finta currently lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his fiancée, Broni. His birth date is December 17, 1970."