David Voce - Survivor 41

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 41 (2021) - 16th place, 3rd out.
  • Voted out in Episode 2, "Juggling Chainsaws" (Day 5).

David Voce on social media: Instagram

David Voce - 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 41 0.00 0.53 0.00 1 3 2 0.35 2.00 - - - 0.35 2.00
Career 0.00 0.53 0.00 1 3 2 0.35 2.00 - - - 0.35 3.00


David Voce - 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.

David Voce - Challenge record
Survivor 41 logo  Survivor 41 challenges

Water Sports - Ep2 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-3):

  • Survivor 41 Ep. 1 RC: (Marooning) - Yase doesn't even leave the barge, loses.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 1 IC: "Bonus Track" - Hauls the sled, but Yase does not win.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 2 IC: "Water Sports" - Eventually works the puzzle with Evvie, but too late.


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 41: None.


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

  • Survivor 41: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 3
Win%: 0.00
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
David Voce - Tribal Council record
Survivor 41 logo  Survivor 41 Tribal

Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 41: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 2: Three votes, from Evvie, Liana, and Tiffany (voted out, 3-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 41: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 2
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
David Voce - Pictures
Survivor 41 logo  Survivor 41 image gallery
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    EW pre-game interview shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    I am beyond ready to play this game!
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    Full cast, greeting Probst
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    Racing to grab paddles, Ep1 RC
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    Yase discusses the Savvy vs. Sweat tasks
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    Displeased with having to do Sweat
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    Thanks, Tiffany
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    Done, phew!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Waiting to push the sled
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    Talking about the vote options
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    Abraham is for keeping the tribe strong
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    Evvie wants to keep Tiffany
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    Yase, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Abraham
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    Xander has found an 'advantage'! Ep2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Waiting for Tiffany to cross the beam
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    Working the puzzle with Evvie
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    We need to stop going to Tribal Council!
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    Trying to convince Liana to vote Tiffany
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    Yay, Evvie's back!
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Yase, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Third person voted out of Survivor 41
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    Snuffed, Day 5 (Episode 2)
David Voce - Interviews
Survivor 41 logo  Survivor 41 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (9/1/21): "Survivor 41 | First Six Castaway Preview."
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/7/21): "Neurosurgeon David Voce Hopes to Keep His Bluntness Away from the Beach"


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (9/30/21): "David Voce on his devastating, logic-defying Survivor blindside."
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (9/30/21): "Survivor 41 Episode 2 Exit Interview with the Third Person Voted Out"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/30/21): "David Voce Calls His Blindside a 'Paranoid Emotional Decision' that Made No Sense"
David Voce - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 41 bio excerpts (September 4, 2021):

"Pet Peeve: My pet peeves revolve around people's incompetence, laziness and lack of self-awareness. When you work an insane number of hours in a week, you just can't tolerate pure ineptness.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Hands down I'm most proud of becoming a neurosurgeon that focuses on treating the brain cancer that claimed my father's life. No one in my family is in healthcare and no one in my family has left our area in Southern California. Becoming a physician, let alone a neurosurgeon, just wasn't something that was done in my community and was not something that seemed achievable as a kid.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? Despite a confident exterior, I still have and process a lot of emotional baggage. As with all neurosurgeons, I have a "trail of tears" that I have to cope with on a routine basis.

Who is your hero and why? My mom is my hero. She raised me and my sister herself after my father passed. She has sacrificed so much and worked so hard so that I could shoot for my dreams. She never pressured me to do or be anything; she just wanted me to be the best that I could be.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? I would play with a similar aggressive nature as Russell Hantz. He was aggressive, but his social assimilation needed work. Todd Herzog had a brilliant social game. He did in final tribal what Russell couldn't. I know how to pander to people and make them feel valuable even if I don't believe it. I would dominate in final tribal. Natalie Anderson also had a brilliant social game, she made big moves and covered her tracks perfectly. Kelley Wentworth was aggressive and had an uncanny ability to read her surroundings, and so do I. Cirie Fields is the master of this game. If she was a little more athletic, she would dominate. Her social ability and her social awareness is amazing. She relates to people and makes them feel comfortable. She's calm and doesn't appear to be overly aggressive.

Why do you believe you can win Survivor? I will be the sole Survivor because I possess an ideal balance of charm, wit, athleticism and grit. Neurosurgery training has prepared me to push myself physically and emotionally beyond what is normal. As a neurosurgeon I have to be charming, relatable and able to connect with my patients, who place their identity and lives literally in my hands. I know how to be cool under stress. In neurosurgery the stakes are incredibly high and the only person I can trust to get the job done is myself. In Survivor, you always have to assume that people are trying to screw you over. I am extremely athletic and work out twice a day. However, I am not a "jock" or "golden boy" like Joey Amazing, Malcolm or Ozzy, who will always be targets because of their persona. I can also be extremely eloquent and persuasive – my final tribal council will rival the likes of Todd Herzog's."

Pre-season interview video/tweet: