Jamal Shipman - Survivor: Island of the Idols
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 24 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Island of the Idols (2019) - 12th place, 9th out - 3rd juror.

  • Visited Island of the Idols 1 time; immediately had his vote taken away, given scrap parchment.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "We've Made It to the Merge!" (Part 2).

Jamal Shipman - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S39: Island of the Idols 0.48 3.29 0.15 1 6 4 0.22 0.70 - - - 0.36 1.18
Career 0.48 3.29 0.15 1 6 4 0.22 0.70 - - - 0.36 1.18
Jamal Shipman - Challenge record
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols challenges

    Ep3 IC - Beam Me Up

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-10):

    • Island of the Idols Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Tower of Equality" - Works the puzzle with Noura and Molly, and Vokai wins.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Rung-O Star" - Lands two balls, the winning shot just misses (twice), Vokai barely loses.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Beam Me Up" - Works the puzzle with Lauren, and Vokai wins.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Ow Pairs" - Tethered to Lauren, gets a key, and Vokai wins.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 5 RC: "Headlong Flight" - Eventually works the puzzle with Kellee, but Lairo loses.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 5 IC: "Discography" - Jumps and swims, but Lairo loses once again.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 6 RC: "Heroes End" - Helps carry the sled, move sandbags, but Lairo loses.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 6 IC: "Cage Against the Machine" - Hits three of Lairo's five shots, and Lairo wins.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 7 IC: "Faulty Towers" - Helps work the puzzle for Lairo, but Lairo barely loses.
    • [Island of the Idols Ep. 9 RC: "Raise the Roof" - (unaired) Holds up sandbags as part of the losing team.]


    Ep8 IC - Pegs Over Easy

    Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 66.2%)

    • Island of the Idols Ep. 8 IC: "Pegs Over Easy" - Lasts over 25 minutes, but eventually collapses (2nd/13).
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 9 IC: "I Hold On" - Second man out, fairly quickly (4th/5).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Island of the Idols: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.40
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 66.2%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Jamal Shipman - Tribal Council record
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols Tribal

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/1; 0 votes voided):

    • Island of the Idols, Ep. 4: While the tribe is fishing, looks around camp and quickly finds Vokai's idol (Day 9).
    • Island of the Idols, Ep. 7: Plays his idol for Noura, voiding no votes (Day 9).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/4*):

    • Island of the Idols, Ep. 5: Tom Laidlaw (voted out, 5-2).

    *Jamal was unable to vote at the Ep.9 Tribal Council, no TCA charged


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Island of the Idols, Ep. 9: Six votes, from Aaron, Dan, Dean, Janet, Noura, and Tommy (voted out, 6-3-[0]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Island of the Idols, Ep. 14: Voted for Tommy Sheehan, who won, 8-2-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 0
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 4*
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Jamal Shipman - Pictures
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols image gallery
Jamal Shipman - Interviews
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/12/19): "Survivor Island of the Idols: Meet Jamal Shipman"
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (9/16/19): "Survivor 39 Preseason Interviews: Vokai Tribe - Part 1"


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/20/19): "Jamal Shipman reveals what we didn't see on Survivor: Island of the Idols"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (11/20/19): "Jamal - 'I Believe That It is Important to Believe Women'"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/20/19): "Jamal Shipman Talks Losing Allies, Legacy Advantages, and Listening"
Jamal Shipman - Bio
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols bio

    Official CBS Island of the Idols bio excerpts (September 9, 2019):


    "Hobbies: Coaching basketball, taking West African and salsa dance lessons, teaching myself the bass guitar, and losing in fantasy football leagues.


    Pet peeves: I hate bugs that insist on leaving behind itchy, painful bumps. I don't mind sharing my blood with you, but why the discomfort? Why the ache? It's pretty rude if you ask me.


    What accomplishment are you most proud of? My educational path is something I'm most proud of. After 8 years at P.S. 27, a Jersey City public school where my mom is still a teacher, I was accepted to the Prep for Prep program in New York. That experience prepared me for high school at Milton Academy, a New England prep school, which opened the door for me to attend and graduate from Brown University, an Ivy League school in Providence, R.I. With some bumps along the way and lots of help from those who care about me, I was able to make it through and be where I am today.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? Barack Obama. I wasn't all that politically aware prior to his run for president. He spoke to me. He inspired me to get involved and care about our world in a more engaged way. I've read his books, watched his speeches, and followed his presidency. The thoughtfulness, grace, optimism, and commitment he showed is absolutely uplifting. If we can approach life with his same attitude and aspire towards excellence the way he does, we'd all be better off.


    What's one thing we wouldn't know from seeing a photo of you? You wouldn't know that while I was a tri-varsity athlete by my junior year in high school, I was also in the school a cappella group, played the trumpet in the orchestra, and played a role in the spring play! You can't judge a book by its cover.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? I most relate to Jeremy. I think he played the game the second time similarly to how I would want to play it. Wendell, Officer Sarah, and Christian are all players I relate to, as well.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I've been intensely studying this game. I feel like I have a good handle on what to do in order to give myself the best shot at making it to the end with enough good will to get votes. People will be happy to write my name at the end."