James Jones - Survivor 43

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 17 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 43 (2022) - 10th place, 9th out - 2nd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "What About the Big Girls?"

James Jones on social media: twitter | Instagram

James Jones - 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 43 0.37 4.65 0.08 5 8 6 0.81 1.94 - - - 0.89 2.31
Career 0.37 4.65 0.08 5 8 6 0.81 1.94 - - - 0.89 2.31


James Jones - 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.


James Jones - Challenge record
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 challenges

Turtle Head - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-8; 2 2nds; 1 sit-out):

  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Works the puzzle with Lindsay, but Coco loses.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 IC: "Freedom of Choice" - Crosses obstacles, and Coco wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Hauls the snake, Coco is 2nd (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.3 RC/IC: "Turtle Head" - Works puzzle with Lindsay; Coco is 2nd (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 RC: "Walk Around" - Sits out; Coco is one of two losing tribes.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 IC: "Brain Stew" - Crosses obstacles, as Coco loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.5 RC/IC: "EOC" - Crosses obstacles, but Coco loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - Part of the losing team.


Crocodile Rock - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-2*; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 42.9%)

  • Survivor 43, Ep.7 IC: "Eve 6" - With Ryan, out in the second stage (tie-5th/12).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.9 RC/IC: "Crocodile Rock" - Second out for the blue team (4th/5).

*Since the Ep8 IC sit-outs were coerced, it was not counted as a ChA


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

  • Survivor 43: None yet.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
2nd place: 2
Played: 8
Win%: 0.25
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2*
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 42.9%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
James Jones - Tribal Council record
Survivor 43  logo  Survivor 43 Tribal

Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (1/0):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 3: Declines a chance to risk his vote at Dilemma Island (Day 7).
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 7: Finds the (just-booted) Knowledge is Power clue in the well, then the advantage under the shelter (Day 14).
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 9: Voted out without playing it (Day 17).


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

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep4 Lindsay Lindsay Carmine (voted out, 4-1-1) Yes
Ep5 Geo Geo Bustamante (voted out, 3-2) Yes
Ep6 Elie Elie Scott (voted out, 7-2-1-1) Yes
Ep7 Dwight Dwight Moore (voted out, 7-3-2) Yes
Ep8 Jeanine Jeanine Zheng (voted out, 9-2) Yes
Ep9 Owen James Jones (voted out, 4-1) -


VAP - Votes against (8):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 6: Two votes, from Elie and Owen.
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Dwight and Noelle.
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 9: Four votes, from Karla, Noelle, Owen, and Sami (voted out, 4-1).


Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 13: Voted for Cassidy Clark, who finished second, 7-1-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 1/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 6
VAP: 8
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: -
James Jones - Pictures
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 image gallery
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Early confessional
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    Greeting Probst, Day 1
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    Watching Lindsay trying to retrieve the flint
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    Successfully avoided the Sweat task
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    Watching the table maze, Ep1 IC
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    Coco wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Working the puzzle, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Coco doesn't lose!
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    Cody raids Coco, Ep4
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    Talking about Cody's negotiating
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    Plotting with Karla and Lindsay
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    Coco, Ep4 Tribal
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    Listening to Ryan
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    Watching Ryan roll, Ep5 IC
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    Talking about the plan
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    Coco, Ep5 Tribal
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    Merge time! Ep6
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    The sort of merge
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    Teams picked, Ep6 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Listening to Ryan
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    The not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Post-Tribal chat with Jeanine, Ep7
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    Crossing the plank bridge, Ep7 IC
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    Just found an advantage clue, in front of three others
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    Getting the advantage anyway
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    Ugh, Knowledge is Power, again
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    Telling Cody about it
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    Gaia tribe, Ep7 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Sit-out volunteers, Ep8 IC
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    We're voting out Jeanine
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    Gaia, Ep8 Tribal
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    And ... done
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    Arguing with Owen
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    Noelle has a plan ... seems legit
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    Blue team Tribal, Ep9
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    Ninth person out, our second juror...
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    About to be snuffed, Day 17 (Episode 9)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal
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    Finalists plus jury, After Show
James Jones - Interviews
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/5/22): "James Jones Plans to Make Fake Advantages to Trick His Competition"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (9/6/22): "Survivor 43 | Coco Tribe Preview"


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/17/22): "James Jones gave Sami his Knowledge Is Power on Survivor 43"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/17/22): "James Jones Breaks Down His Fight with Owen and Being Forced to Play a 'Power Game'"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/17/22): "Survivor 43 | Double Exit Interview Ep9"
James Jones - Bio
Survivor 43  logo  Survivor 43 bio

Official CBS Survivor 43 bio excerpts (expected August, 2022):

(Still none as of 10/8/22. But available at EW.com)

"Favorite hobbies: Curating events, finding the best cocktails in the city, reading/writing

3 words to describe you: Confident, casual, self-aware

Pet peeve(s): Really bad customer service. Pushy sales people.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Winning the United States Chess Open (largest chess tournament in the USA) for my rating bracket when I was 12. You are playing against grown people, and I won $1,200. That was like $100,000 to me at the time! It gave me the confidence that I could do almost anything.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I grew up in the church. I was an usher and sang in the choir from age 6 to 17. My dad was a deacon and my mom was a deaconess. I have a deep faith but it is my own faith. I don't talk about it a lot but I am a big believer.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Sandra's "anyone but me" will always be my strategy, as long as I see a path to the end and I am with people, or have people, in which I trust. If I don't have that, I will be an agent of chaos Russell with charm. I am playing to win and not for 7th place.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? I thrive, and find a certain comfort, in chaos. Managing events at a club on a Friday night anything can happen, but whatever issues pop up you have to handle. That takes interpersonal skills if it is dealing with people, and it takes general problem-solving skills when dealing with a venue, and you still have to make sure everyone at your party has a great time."

CBS's "Meet James" pre-season video tweet: