‘Survivor’ Hall of Fame Ballot – Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer

As a member of the exclusive Executive Voting Committee, John Kirhoffer (along with host Jeff Probst and other “Survivor” luminaries) have an awesome responsibility. Their votes will make up 50% of the final tally for entry into the prestigious ‘Survivor’ Hall of Fame. The other 50% will come from “Survivor” fans like you. So, be sure to cast your “Survivor” Hall of Fame vote.

As challenge producer for “Survivor: Nicaragua,” John Kirhoffer is the brain behind some of the most difficult and exciting challenges. After 10 years and more than 20 seasons, John continues to design and execute innovative challenges that never fail to impress. His commitment, attention to detail and dedication to creating some of the best challenges on TV are a critical part of “Survivor’s” continued success. With hundreds of challenges on his resume, he credits “Boulder Dash” from season three (Africa) and “Vertical Maze” from season nine (Vanuatu – Islands of Fire) among his favorites.

John Kirhoffer’s Hall of Fame Ballot

5) Sandra Diaz-Twine
I love Sandra. She entered both seasons, Pearl Islands and Heroes vs. Villains, knowing that she was not a physical force. She had to outwit and outlast. She’s the first player to vocalize the “As long as it’s not me” strategy, and more importantly…she’s the only player to win two seasons!

4) Russell Hantz
The guy you love to hate. I put him in the Hall of Fame because he is a master at the game of “Survivor.” His plan to establish chaos and take advantage of his disoriented tribe was evil genius. He had a solid plan and executed it almost perfectly twice. But, he didn’t account for the human factor; you need to respect others if you expect them to respect you.

3) Parvati Shallow
Parvati is simply one of the greatest players in the history of the game. She is a great social player and a brilliant strategist. Forming the “Black Widow” alliance during Fans vs. Favorites, ultimately winning the game…then making it to the final Tribal Council once again during Heroes vs. Villains with a HUGE target on her back from Day 1, was a Hall of Fame feat.

2) Rob Mariano
For me, Rob cemented his legacy during the All-Stars season being a strategic and physically dominating force in the game. He sacrificed friendship for love by blindsiding Lex and bringing Amber to the final two, effectively handing her the million bucks. His natural charm, sense of humor and masterful game play earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame.

1) Richard Hatch
Somehow it feels cliché placing Rich in the #1 Hall of Fame spot. Although I found him arrogant and often abrasive (I hated that he went naked, I simply found it offensive), but this is the “Survivor” Hall of Fame and Richard is the Vince Lombardi of Survivor.  He set the strategic standard for all who would follow.

Live Chat with Jeff Probst: Join us Monday, November 29, 2010 at 3pmET/NoonPT and ask your questions to the host of  “Survivor.”


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