Richard Hatch only played the game twice, on the first season and on “Survivor: All-Stars.” On the flip side, “Boston” Rob Mariano has made six appearances on the show: five times as a competitor and once as a mentor on “Survivor: Island of the Idols.”
1 ‘Boston’ Rob Mariano: 5 Seasons Rob Mariano holds the record for most seasons played by a Survivor player, getting his start on Marquesas, the fourth season. He didn’t even make the jury, but did return for All-Stars where he fell in love with Amber Brkich and placed second.
Rob Mariano holds the record for most seasons played by a Survivor player, getting his start on Marquesas, the fourth season. He didn’t even make the jury, but did return for All-Stars where he fell in love with Amber Brkich and placed second.
Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham, Cirie Fields, and Ozzy Lusth are the only contestants to play four times. Rob is the only four-time returnee who won on his fourth attempt. Jenna Morasca, Michael Skupin, and Colton Cumbie are the only returning players to never be voted out.
However, no players who debuted in Survivor: Caramoan have returned. The only returnees from this season, Andrea Boehlke and Malcolm Freberg, were on it as returnees themselves.
Trivia Of the 92 returnees: 67 have played twice, 21 have played three times, and 4 have played four times. Jenna Morasca, Michael Skupin, and Colton Cumbie are the only returning players to never be voted out. On every season featuring an all-returnee cast, the eventual Sole Survivor was playing for the second time.
Who was the first person to win Survivor twice?
Sandra was a castaway on Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Game Changers, and Survivor: Winners at War, and she was the first person to winner Survivor twice.
Prior to the Winners at War season, Ozzy had spent the most time playing Survivor out of any other castaway with 128 days spread over four seasons; Survivor: Cook Islands, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: South Pacific, and Survivor: Game Changers.
Amanda was on Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia, and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. She made it to day 39 in China and Micronesia, marking the first time that a player made it to the final tribal council in two different seasons.
He also holds the record for making the merge (four times) and is tied for the most immunity challenges won in a season (five). Ozzy is charming, helpful around camp, and a beast at challenges. Because he’s seen as a major threat, he’s only made it to the Final Tribal once, during Survivor: Cook Islands.
Her intelligent gameplay, and close alliances led her to the Final Three on Kaôh Rōng, but she ultimately lost to Michele Fitzgerald.
Amber appeared on Survivor: The Australian Outback before winning Survivor: All-Stars, and her alliance and future marriage to Boston Rob Mariano helped her through the game, along with her easygoing nature and good social game. Her third season was Survivor: Winners at War, which landed her a spot on this list.
Cirie has appeared on Survivor: Panama, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: Game Changers. Her personality and social game are what has kept her in the game for so long, although she has never made it to the final three.
How many times do you play Survivor?
However, some players are so much fun to watch that they are invited to play a second time, or a third, or a fourth, or — in one person’s case, a fifth.
40 seasons in, many popular castaways have competed on the show two or three times, but a few of them have actually played the most overall by lasting on the island longer than other contestants. For example, two-time winner and perhaps greatest Survivor ever Tony Vlachos has played three times, but has only competed 84 days altogether.
5 Tyson Apostol: 4 Seasons. Tyson Apostol’s first season was Tocantins, where he aligned himself with Coach, the Dragon Slayer. Both he and Coach returned as villains for Heroes vs Villains, the season in which Tyson famously (and accidentally) voted himself out.
1 ‘Boston’ Rob Mariano: 5 Seasons. Rob Mariano holds the record for most seasons played by a Survivor player, getting his start on Marquesas, the fourth season. He didn’t even make the jury, but did return for All-Stars where he fell in love with Amber Brkich and placed second.
7 Rupert Boneham: 4 Seasons. Tie-dye wearing Rupert Boneham attempted being the Sole Survivor four times, but never made it closer than fourth place. His first appearance on Pearl Islands cemented him as a legendary player due to his feud with villain Johnny Fairplay.
Ozzy was asked back as a tribe captain in Survivor: South Pacific. He asked his tribe to eliminate him so that he could have a comeback story via Redemption Island, and he nearly did before winner Sophie Clarke took him out for good.
Amanda Kimmel’s Survivor debut was on Season 15 Survivor: China. She made it to the Final Tribal Council with allies Courtney and Todd, eventually placing third. Before her first season even finished airing, Amanda went out to film Micronesia: Fan vs Favorites.