Colby Donaldson

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Colby Donaldson
Born(1974-04-01) April 1, 1974 (age 39)
Christoval, Texas, U.S.
TelevisionSurvivor: The Australian Outback
Survivor: All Stars
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
 
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Colby Donaldson
Born(1974-04-01) April 1, 1974 (age 39)
Christoval, Texas, U.S.
TelevisionSurvivor: The Australian Outback
Survivor: All Stars
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

Colby Donaldson (born April 1, 1974) is an American actor and television personality, best known as the runner-up on Survivor: The Australian Outback and as the host for the shows Top Shot and Top Guns.[1][2]

Survivor[edit]

Survivor: The Australian Outback[edit]

Donaldson's first appearance on Survivor was in the second season, Survivor: The Australian Outback. Near the end of the competition, Donaldson won the final immunity challenge, over Tina Wesson and Keith Famie. As a result, Donaldson was given the choice of whom to face in the final two. He had formed an alliance with Wesson early in the show and stated that he wanted to see that through. He also said that he did not want Famie to have a shot at winning the title. In the end, Donaldson cast his vote to eliminate Famie, who was generally disliked, and who Donaldson perceived as less deserving to win the title of Sole Survivor, should Donaldson not win himself. Ultimately, he finished in second place, with Wesson winning the competition. In an online poll during the 20th season, the decision to take Wesson to the final two was listed as one of the options for the dumbest moves in Survivor history.

Survivor: All Stars[edit]

Donaldson was selected to participate in Survivor: All Stars. He was in the Mogo Mogo tribe, was the fifth person voted out, and the seventh overall to leave the game. At the televised reunion, Survivor: America's Tribal Council, Donaldson was voted by an online poll as the sexiest male castaway out of all players from the first eight seasons.

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains[edit]

Donaldson returned to play for a third time in the twentieth season entitled, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and was placed in the Heroes tribe. Donaldson quickly became an outsider, after forming an alliance with ex-Palau players Tom Westman and Stephenie LaGrossa, who were two of the first five to be eliminated. His performance in challenges were surprisingly weak, with ex-China and Micronesia player James Clement even calling him "Superman in a fatsuit." He and the rest of the Heroes tribe won the last three immunity challenges before the merge. As a result, the Heroes and the other tribe, the Villains, entered the merge with five members each. After villain Parvati Shallow gave hidden Immunity Idols to villains Sandra Diaz-Twine and Jerri Manthey, hero James "J.T." Thomas, Jr. was eliminated, giving the villains the advantage in numbers. The remaining Heroes were systematically eliminated, one by one, with Donaldson being the last of the Heroes remaining in the final episode. Ultimately, he was voted out on Day 37 and became the eighth jury member.

Top Shot[edit]

Donaldson has hosted Top Shot, which premiered on June 6, 2010 on the History Channel, for five seasons.[3]

Donaldson also hosts the new spin off of Top Shot, called Top Guns, which premiered on H2 February 15, 2012, and features firearm instructors and former Top Shot competitors who test firearms throughout history.

Personal life[edit]

Donaldson is the namesake of the son of Survivor: Caramoan contestant Sherri Biethman.[4] He maintains a close friendship with Survivor host Jeff Probst.[5]

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