Danny Massa - Survivor 44

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 21 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 44 (2023) - 7th place, 12th out - 5th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 11, "I'm Not Worthy"

Danny Massa on social media: twitter | Instagram

Danny Massa - 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
Survivor 44 1.13 7.82 0.14 5 5 6 0.82 2.59 - - - 0.96 3.73
Career 1.13 7.82 0.14 5 5 6 0.82 2.59 - - - 0.96 3.73


Danny Massa - 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.


Danny Massa - Challenge record
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 challenges

Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-8; 2 2nds):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Grabs a puzzle block, flings a ring, and Soka wins (1st)/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 IC: "Paradise Lost" - Paddles, hauls, slides puzzle pieces; Soka wins (1st)/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Crosses the bridge, Soka doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Box Car Blues" - Grabs the keys, but Soka loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits two targets, Soka wins (1st)/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4 IC: "Leap of Faith" - Grabs a key, Soka wins (1st)/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 5 IC: "EOC" - Works the table maze with Matt, Soka doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - Pushes the ball, but part of the losing team.


Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-6): (Mean % finish: 71.3%)

  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 7 IC: "Audio Slave" - Fourth out for orange team, on middle part of beam (2nd/5).
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 8 IC: "Eve 5" - Reaches final round, last to drop (2nd/10).
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 9 IC: "Ballin' A Jack" - Final participant to drop out (2nd/5).
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 10 RC: "Put a Ring On It" - One of six tossing balls as Frannie wins (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 10 IC: "Union of the Snake" - First to the puzzle, does not win (tie-3rd/8).
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 11 IC: "Last Gasp" - Second-to-last to drop out, over 1 hr in (3rd/7).


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

  • Survivor 44 : None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
2nd place: 2
Played: 8
Win%: 0.63
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 6
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 71.3%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Danny Massa - Tribal Council record
Survivor 44  logo  Survivor 44 Tribal

Ep11 Tribal

Idols held/played (1/1; 6 votes voided):

  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 2: Finds Soka's key, opens the cage and removes the idol, undetected (Day 4).
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 3: Plants the key & fake idol, Matt finds it (Day 6).
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 8: Plays his idol for Frannie, voiding six votes, saving her (Day 15).
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 10: Finds Brandon's old Ratu-era fake idol, eventually learns it's fake (Day 18).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/6):


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 9: One vote, from Kane.
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 10: One vote, from Heidi.
  • Survivor 44 , Ep. 11: Three votes, from Carolyn, Carson, and Yam Yam (voted out, 3-[0]-2).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 44 : None yet.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 1
Votes voided: 6
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 6
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Danny Massa - Pictures
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 image gallery
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    Pre-season video shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Greeting Probst
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    Watching Josh flip rings, Ep1 RC
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    Soka wins!
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    Talking about the tribe
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    Listening to Matt's post-journey story
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    Working the slide puzzle, Ep1 IC
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    Soka wins again!
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    Narrating his idol find, Ep2
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    Ah, there it is
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Watching Josh work the snake maze
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    Eating his clue like Werner, Ep3
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    Interrogating Matt about the (fake) idol he found
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    The losing Sokas, Ep3 IC
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    Eh, this is easy. It's Claire
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    Soka, Ep3 Tribal
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    Listening to Frannie
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    Making the winning shot, Ep4 RC
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    Not buying Jaime's story about the journey/swap
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    Watching the puzzle stage, Ep4 IC
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    Soka wins!
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    Soka meditates, Ep5
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    Working the table maze with Matt, Ep5 IC
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    Bro-ing out with Brandon, Ep5 journey
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    Merge-ish time, Ep6
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    The not-merge tribe chats
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    Watching Heidi and Lauren work the puzzle, Ep6 IC
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Listening to Heidi
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    Already out, Ep7 IC
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    Post-feast message reading
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    Silently observing, Ep7 Tribal
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    Final round, Ep8 IC
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    Showdown with Lauren
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    Telling Frannie he'll play his idol for her
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    Va Va, Ep8 Tribal
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    I'm playing this for Frannie
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    Tribal went off just as planned! Ep9
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Showdown with Frannie
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    Frannie's idea is illogical
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    Va Va, Ep9 Tribal
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    Starting line, Ep10 RC
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    Frannie is a huge threat, we need to take her out
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    Carson is on board
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    Working the puzzle, Ep10 IC
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    Va Va, Ep10 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Who voted for me? Ep11
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    We have to target Tika, you guys
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    Starting line, Ep11 IC
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    Guess we have to take out Carson
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    Va Va, Ep11 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Fifth member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 21 (Episode 11)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal
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    Finalists + jury, aftershow
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    Listening to Frannie
Danny Massa - Interviews
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/4/23): "Fireifghter Danny Massa Thinks He'll Be Seen as a 'Frat Boy Jerk'"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/6/23): "Survivor 44 | Soka Tribe Castaway Preview"


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/11/23): "Danny Massa reacts to Carolyn's revenge on the Survivor bros"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/11/23): "Danny Massa Talks His Conflict with Carolyn and Playing with 'Zero Emotion'"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/11/23): "Survivor 44 | Exit Interview with the Fifth Juror - Ep 11"
Danny Massa - Bio
Survivor 44  logo  Survivor 44 bio

Official CBS Survivor 44 bio excerpts (January 31, 2023), via Mike Bloom at Parade.com:

"3 Words to Describe You: Kind, passionate, determined

Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? SURVIVOR is the game that puts the human condition on display and strips you down to your rawest form. It’s terrifying. I believe true happiness is found outside your comfort zone. What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? I feel if I was a little younger, I may have answered firefighting or mixed martial arts fights; however I don’t believe that. I believe you can’t really be prepared for this experience, which might make me more prepared.

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? Jeremy Collins, my man!! I hope I can be cunning in the affable way he is.

Favorite Hobbies: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, running with my dog, breath work, meditation

Pet Peeves: Bullies and whining

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being kind always #1. Being a compassionate fireman. I ran a 34-mile ultramarathon--pretty proud of that.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? Growing up, I was very insecure about my body, my voice and speech.

Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My mother. She had my sister in the ‘70s when she was 18, and had the courage to leave her physically abusive husband. She raised my sister by herself working two jobs, until 16 years later when she met my dad. My sister is also an inspiration. She and my brother-in-law adopted two children from Haiti and had one biological. Sadly, shortly after, my brother- in-law died of a rare cancer. My sister presses on, lives life to the fullest and even got her Ph.D. after his death."