Terry Deitz - Survivor: Panama-Exile Island, Survivor: Cambodia-Second Chance

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 51 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Panama - Exile Island (2006) - 3rd place, 14th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "The Final Showdown" (Day 38).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 30 days; Exile Island - 8 days (4 visits).

 


Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - 15th place, 6th out.

  • Left the game to attend to a family emergency in Episode 6, "Bunking with the Devil" (night 13).

Terry Deitz on social media: twitter

Terry Deitz - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S12: Panama 9.34 14.67 0.64 4 1 10 0.40 2.24 - - - 1.03 11.58
S31: Cambodia 0.52 1.58 0.33 0 0* 2* -0.08 0.00 - - - 0.25 0.52
Career 9.85 16.25 0.61 4 1 12 0.33 1.87 - - - 0.94 6.79
Terry Deitz - Challenge record

Cross Fire - Ep3 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-13; 1 2nd):

  • Panama Ep. 1 IC: "4x4" - La Mina finishes second (2nd/4).
  • Panama Ep. 2 RC: "A Reptile Dysfunction" - Now with new La Mina, and La Mina wins.
  • Panama Ep. 2 IC: "Anchor Management" - Hauls La Mina's anchor solo; La Mina wins.
  • Panama Ep. 3 RC: "Cross Fire" - Terry makes four catches; La Mina wins, 5-4.
  • Panama Ep. 3 IC: "Battle Dig" - Outflanked by Bob Dawg on the final point; La Mina gets dragged around, loses.
  • Panama Ep. 4 RC: "Puzzle Paranoia" - La Mina loses again; Terry is sent to Exile Island (where he finds the idol).
  • Panama Ep. 4 IC: "Sea Level Tree Level" - Collects water with Dan, La Mina loses.
  • Panama Ep. 5 RC: "For Cod's Sake" - Chops fish slower than Bob Dawg; La Mina loses.
  • Panama Ep. 5 IC: "Buried At Sea" - Builds a huge lead gathering pieces; La Mina wins!
  • Panama Ep. 6 RC/IC: "In-Cog-Neato" - Retrieves puzzle pieces, but La Mina loses.
  • Panama Ep. 8 RC: "Rock the Boat" - Narrowly loses with Shane & Austin, despite being ganged up on by both Aras & Danielle's teams (second place, but still a loss).
  • Panama Ep. 9 RC: "Get Hooked" - Part of the winning team.
  • Panama Ep. 11 RC: "The Key of Sea" - Part of the barbecue-winning team.

 

Vampire Bats - Ep7 IC

Individual challenge record (8-for-12): (Mean % finish: 81%)

  • Panama Ep. 7 IC: "Vampire Bats" - Outlasts Nick's 46-min. hang, and Terry wins! (1st/10).
  • Panama Ep. 8 IC: "Ups and Downs" - Narrowly beats Sally, and Terry wins again (1st/9).
  • Panama Ep. 9 IC: "Marine Memory" - Terry wins, thanks in part to Aras guessing wrong (1st/3).
  • Panama Ep. 10 RC: "Voo Doo" - Unsurprisingly, the first person eliminated (7th/7).
  • Panama Ep. 11 RC, Pt.2: "The Key of Sea" - In the finals vs. Courtney and Danielle, Terry wins a GMC Yukon (1st/3).
  • Panama Ep. 11 IC: "Hold Your Own" - Outlasts Courtney's 31 minutes, Terry wins again (1st/6).
  • Panama Ep. 12 RC: "Second Chance" - Beats Aras in the 4th and final round, Terry wins again (1st/5).
  • Panama Ep. 12 IC: "Perch" - Again, pulls out a last-second victory over Aras. Terry wins (1st/5).
  • Panama Ep. 13 RC: "Station by Station" - Thanks to a misunderstanding of the rules, doesn't win (tie-2nd/4).
  • Panama Ep. 13 IC: "Puzzle Dig" - Racing Aras on the final puzzle, barely loses again (2nd/4).
  • Panama Ep. 14 RC: "Wall to Wall" - Another split-second (over Aras) Terry win (1st/3)
  • Panama Ep. 14 IC: "Balance of Power" - This time, never gets balanced on third stage, first out (3rd/3).

 

  • RECORD: Terry's five consecutive individual IC win streak is tied for the longest of all time.
  • RECORD: Terry's three individual RC wins are the most ever in a single season.
  • RECORD: Terry's eight total individual challenge wins are the most ever in a single season.
  • RECORD: Terry's five total immunity wins in one season are tied for first place all-time, with Colby Donaldson (The Australian Outback), Tom Westman (Palau), Ozzy Lusth (Cook Islands), Mike Holloway (Worlds Apart), and Brad Culpepper (Game Changers).

 

Duel/ Hero challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

  • Panama Ep. 1 RC: "Skull Crush" - Terry is the first to return, La Mina wins reward (1st/4).

Quest for Fire - Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-6; 2 2nds; 1 sit-out):

  • Cambodia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Carries the raft, watches Kelly not get the key; Ta Keo loses.
  • Cambodia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Helps haul the crate, but Ta Keo loses again.
  • Cambodia Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Now with New Ta Keo, which wins, easily (1st/3).
  • Cambodia Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Retrieves pieces, works the puzzle, Ta Keo finishes second (2nd/3).
  • Cambodia Ep. 5 RC: "In the Barrel" - With Kass, sits out of a full Ta Keo win (1st/3).
  • Cambodia Ep. 5 IC: "Air Raid" - Hits one of Ta Keo's five targets; Ta Keo doesn't lose (2nd/3).

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Cambodia: None.

 

Duel/ Hero challenge record (0-for-1; 1 2nd): (Mean % finish: 66.7%)

  • Cambodia Ep. 4 RC: "Stompede" - Competes for Ta Keo, finishes just behind Savage (2nd/3). (Scored as a hero challenge/ duel.)
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 7
Played: 19
2nd place: 3
Win%: 0.45
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 8
Played: 12
Win%: 0.67
Mean % Finish: 81.1%
Hero challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 2
2nd place: 1
Win%: 0.75
Mean % Finish: 83.3%

 

Terry Deitz - Tribal Council record

Ep7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/0):

  • Panama, Ep. 4: Terry finds the (all-powerful) hidden immunity idol, never plays it (Day 9).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/10):

 

VAP - Votes against (1):

  • Panama, Ep. 14: One vote, from Danielle (voted out, 1-0 [or 2-1]).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/2):

  • Cambodia: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (0):

  • Cambodia: None.

 

Jury votes made (0):

  • None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 12
VAP: 1
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --

 

Terry Deitz - Pictures
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    Panama intro shot
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    Panama intro shot
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    Bonus Panama intro shot
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    Full cast arrival at Exile, Day 1
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    With the older men of La Mina
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    Starting line, Ep1 Hero RC
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    Terry wins it for the older men!
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    Happy with his tribe
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    Forming an alliance with Dan
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Starting line
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    Digging up the instructions
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    Watching Bruce secure second place
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    Cambodia intro shot
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    Cambodia intro shot
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    Cambodia intro shot
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    Cambodia intro shot
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    Cambodia pre-season video
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    Second Chance campaign video
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    With Savage, waiting to see who made the Second Chance cut
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    Terry is in! Heading to the stage.
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    Second Chance cast, first picture together
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    Pre-game posing
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    Pre-game cast posing with Parvati
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    Emerging from a temple at Angkor Wat, opening sequence, Ep1
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    Greeting Probst, Day 1
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    More listening to Probst
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    The race for the rice begins
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    Arrival at camp, Day 1
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    The shelter people doing shelter people things
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    I'm old school, we need to build a shelter ASAP
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    Making a connection with Spencer
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    In camp, weaving palm fronds with Vytas
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Liking the sound of immunity
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    Ta Keo starting line
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    Watching Spencer light a wok
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    Hauling the raft
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    Watching Kelly tie sticks together
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    Cheering on Kelly's stick-tying efforts
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    Great, Bayon already has their key
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    The losing Ta Keos
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    We have to go straight to Tribal?!
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    Ta Keo, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Listening to Woo
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    Getting a post-Tribal lecture from Varner
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    Varner is right, I need to start playing
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    Uninvited visit from Abi
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    After Abi's fight with Peih-Gee, I was the only person who left the shelter to check on her
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    Listening to Abi
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Crossing a barrier
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    Hauling the crate
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    Watching Peih-Gee work the puzzle with Kelley
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    Now watching Spencer and Shirin
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    The losing Ta Keos, again
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Ta Keo, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Abi
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    Talking to Probst
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    Delighted that his social game is starting to pay off, early Ep3
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep3
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    Dropping his buff
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    Now with the seemingly invisible new Ta Keo
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    This tribe is the best ever!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    More listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Loading the cart
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    Ta Keo wins!
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    Redemption for Kass
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Ready to go
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    Racing back, with a slight lead
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    Trying again on the final shot
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Starting line
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    Hauling a puzzle piece
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    Back with more
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    Ta Keo doesn't lose!
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    Good job, brochacho!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    With Kass, volunteering to sit out
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    Yay, Ta Keo (Keith, mostly) won!
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    Enjoying some reward juices
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    I'm doing great! This is like a tropical vacation!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Woken up by Probst, night 13
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    Getting some shocking news from home
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    Saying goodbye to the tribe
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    Leaving Cambodia, Ep6

 

Terry Deitz - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Allison Corneau at TVGuide.com (5/18/06): "Survivor's Finalists: The Morning After"
  • Tashi at TVSA.com (2/9/07): "TVSA Interview: Terry Deitz"
  • SurvivorOz podcast interview (6/26/12): "Terry Deitz Interview"

 

Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/13/15): "Survivor: Second Chances | Terry Deitz Interview"
  • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (8/24/15): Pre-game video interview
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (9/8/15): "Fighter Pilot Terry Deitz Flies Back Into Survivor"
  • Pre-departure in-studio CBS interview (released 9/14/15).

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (10/29/15): "Terry: 'Danny's Heart Is Pumping Like a Champ'"
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (10/29/15): "Terry Deitz Leaves Survivor: Second Chance Feeling Danny Strong"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/29/15): "Exit Interviews with the Latest Players Voted out of Cambodia"
  • Dalton Ross & Courtney Yates at EW.com (10/29/15): "Survivor Talk: Terry Deitz reveals what happened after his emergency exit"
  • Steve Helling at People (10/30/15): "Terry Deitz Reveals the Terrifying Story of Being Pulled from Survivor"

 

Terry Deitz - Bios

From his official CBS Survivor: Panama--Exile Island bio page:

"Terry Deitz was born and raised in Matawan, New Jersey, by his mother, Peggy and father, George. He has three brothers, Mickey, Skip and Tommie, and one sister, Pegi.

Deitz attended St. Joseph's Grammar School in Keyport, New Jersey, where he played little league baseball, football and basketball. He was also an avid swimmer and a member of the dive team. He then attended St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey, where he earned 11 Varsity letters in football (quarterback), baseball (catcher) and wrestling. He received All County and All Conference awards and made All-State Baseball 1st Team. In addition, he was Varsity Captain for three sports.

From 1978 to 1982, Deitz attended the United States Naval Academy. While there, he played four years of Varsity Division I baseball. In 1982, he was ordered to the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier as a Ship's Officer in the Weapons Department, where he handled ship's defense systems. He was also Officer of the Deck qualified, which enabled him to run the ship for the Captain on a four-hour watch rotation.

In 1984, Deitz was ordered to the US Navy flight school in Pensacola, Florida, where he learned to fly a Navy T-34 turbo prop. He earned jet grades and was sent to Meridian, Mississippi for T-2 and T-A4 advanced jet training. After he obtained his Navy wings, he was ordered to NAS Miramar in San Diego, California, for training in the F-14 Tomcat. In 1986, he began flying the F-14. In 1987, he was a pilot with the Fighter Squadron-51 (Miramar/Deployed on the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70).

Deitz met his wife, Trish, six days before his last six-month cruise. They had three dates, and then he went away for six months. They eventually married on October 5, 1991.

From 1990-1992, Deitz conducted shore duty as an F-14 Instructor pilot. In 1992, married life with family aspirations triggered his decision to leave the active duty Navy.

He was honorably discharged from active Navy and entered Navy reserve. He was then hired by American Airlines as a commercial pilot. In 1994, he and his family moved from San Diego to Simsbury, Connecticut to be able to fly out of New York and Boston. While employed as a commercial pilot, he was also hired by the Naval Reserve Logistics Squadron-52 where he flew the DC-9 worldwide out of the Navy air station in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He was later promoted to Commander and eventually retired in April 2001.

Deitz presently resides in Simsbury, Connecticut with Trish and their children, Kayla and Daniel. He continues to fly with American Airlines, piloting the Airbus A300. His birth date is October 10, 1959."

From his CBS Survivor: Cambodia bio page (nothing to see there):

 

Official CBS pre-game interview: (since deleted)