Ralph Kiser - Survivor: Redemption Island

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 33 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 22: Redemption Island (2011) - 9th place, 10th out - 4th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 11, "A Mystery Package" (Day 30).
  • Eliminated in a duel in Episode 13, "Too Close for Comfort" (Day 33).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 30 days; Redemption Island - 3 days.

Ralph Kiser (1965-2022). His social media: facebook

Ralph Kiser - 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
S22: Redemption Island 0.38 7.02 0.05 3 9 9 0.32 0.72 - - - 0.37 1.22
Career 0.38 7.02 0.05 3 9 9 0.32 0.72 - - - 0.37 1.22

 

Ralph Kiser - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

75%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

25%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

48%

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.

 

Ralph Kiser - Challenge record
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Smash, Grab, Smash - Ep2 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7; 1 sit-out)

  • Redemption Island Ep.1 RC/IC: "Push It Uphill" - Pushes blocks, and Zapatera wins!
  • Redemption Island Ep.2 RC/IC: "Smash, Grab, Smash" - Breaks all the tiles for Zapatera, and Zapatera wins again.
  • Redemption Island Ep.3 RC/IC: "Spin Cycle" - Sits out, but after David throws the puzzle, Zapatera "loses."
  • Redemption Island Ep.4 RC/IC: "Toolin' Around" - Crowbars, chops ropes, and hammers tiles, and Zapatera wins!
  • Redemption Island Ep.5 RC/IC: "Smoko" - Blindfolded, follows Stephanie's orders, Zapatera loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep.6 RC/IC: "Beach Balls" - Matches up against Ashley, makes no catches; Zapatera loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep.7 RC/IC: "Crash Course"- Goes through the obstacles, but Zapatera loses to Grant again.

 

Mayan Pizza - Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-5): (Mean % finish: 65.4%)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 8 IC: "Rollerballs" - Ninth person out, in the three-ball phase (4th/12).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F11) IC: "Meso Soup" - Eliminated in the second round (6th/11).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F10) IC: "Gang Hang" - Fourth person to drop, but at least competed (5th/10).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 10 IC: "Mayan Pizza" - Third to finish in first round; not close in second (tie-5th/9).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 11 (F8) IC: "Log Jam" - Beats Steve & Phillip, loses to Grant in finals (2nd/8).

 

A Maze N' Jig - Ep13 duel

Redemption Island duel record (0-for-2; 1 3rd): (Mean % finish: 37.5%)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 12 duel: "Rock Block" - Just finishes ahead of Steve, stays alive (3rd/4).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 13 duel: "A Maze N' Jig" - First to the puzzle, but does not finish it, eliminated (4th/4).
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
Played: 7
Win%: 0.43
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 5
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 65.4%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
3rd place: 1
Played: 2
Win%: 0.13
Mean% Finish: 37.5%
Ralph Kiser - Tribal Council record
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Ep2 idol

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

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 2: Ralph finds the Zapatera idol, without benefit of a clue (Day 4).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 8: Ralph plays his idol for Mike Chiesl, but all the opposing votes are for Matt.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/9):

 

VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 3: Three votes, from Stephanie, Krista, and Russell.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F8 vote): Six votes, from Rob, Phillip, Natalie, Ashley, Andrea, and Grant (voted out, 6-2).

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14: Voted for Phillip Sheppard, who finished second (8-1-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 1
Votes voided: 0
Voting record
VFB: 3
Tribals: 9
VAP: 9
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: -
Ralph Kiser - Pictures
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    Redemption Island intro shot
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    Redemption Island intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    Opening sequence, on the plane
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    Still on the plane
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    Confessional about being ready to play
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    Almost started... watching the returnees arrive
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    Seeing the returnees
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    The Zapateras, now saddled with a Hantz
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    Russell swears he's a changed man. We'll see about that.
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    Yeah... not buying it
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Pushing blocks
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    Chopping ropes
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    Assisting the puzzle-doing
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    Zapatera wins!
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    Idol time surprise, Ep2
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    My precious
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    I found an idol without a clue! Take that, Russell!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Starting line
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    Smashing tiles
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    Zapatera wins again!
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    Getting congrats from Matt
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    Ready to go, Ep3 IC
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    The Zapatera Six forms
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    Zapatera, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Watching Russell's ouster in the Ep4 duel, with Sarita
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    Hammer time, Ep4 IC
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    Zapatera wins again!
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    Blindfolded, Ep5 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Ready to watch Grant catch a lot of balls
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    There's one!
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    Starting line, Ep7 IC
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    Crashing through walls and such
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    Shooting baskets
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    Mass excitement at the Ep8 duel
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    Round 1 of the Ep8 (merge) IC
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    Still going, Round 3
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    Three balls and a fly
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 F11 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Watching the final round from the bench
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 F10 IC
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    Just hanging out
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    David's last supper
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    Watching the Ep10 duel
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Made it to round 2!
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    Round 2... not so good
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    Ready to go, Ep11 duel
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    Battling Phillip, Ep11 F8 IC
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    Things are (not) looking up
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    It's you or me, Steve. Or both.
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    Murlonio, Ep11 F8 Tribal
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    Snuffed, Day 30 (Episode 11)
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    Here we go, Ep12 duel
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    Watching Mike make a loved ones visit decision
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    Sigh
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    Ep13 duel, now in progress
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    Almost there...
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    Run away, Ralph! Done, Day 33
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    With the jury, ready to question the Final Three
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    Full cast, reunion show
Ralph Kiser - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/12/11): "No Man-Sweater Required: Survivor Ralph Speaks"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/14/11): "Ralph Kiser talks Survivor: Redemption Island"

 

Obituaries

  • Steve Helling at People.com (4/20/22): "Survivor: Redemption Island contestant Ralph Kiser dies at age 56"
Ralph Kiser - Bio
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Excerpts from his official CBS bio page

"Personal Claim to Fame: Being completely debt-free at age 44. No vehicle payments, no mortgage payments, plus I own two homes on the same farm.

3 Words to Describe You: Determined, strong-willed and stubborn

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm probably a combo of Big Tom and J.T.

Reason for being on SurvivorI've wanted to be on the show for years and knew one day I'd get my chance. I want to be a hometown hero for the folks back home!"