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Richard Hatch

Richard "Rich" Hatch (born April 8, 1961) is the former corporate trainer and consultant who won CBS' original Survivor series. Prior to his Survivor appearance, Hatch was a corporate trainer from Newport, Rhode Island. He spent five years in the United States Army, two of them at the United States Military Academy (would have been Class of 1986). Hatch competed in Survivor: Borneo, the first edition of the show in the United States. He competed with the Tagi tribe, and quickly aligned with former Navy SEAL Rudy Boesch. He also became notorious for playing naked, repeating the strategy later on Survivor: All-Stars, where doing so resulted in a contentious incident with fellow Borneo and All-Star player Susan Hawk. Once Sonja Christopher and Stacey Stillman were eliminated from the Tagi tribe, Hatch and Boesch formed a voting alliance with the two remaining female members of the tribe, Kelly Wiglesworth and Susan Hawk, who also had a strong bond. This left Dirk Been and Sean Kenniff as the only two to vote off. Dirk was voted off, and then Joel Klug was voted off of the Pagong tribe. A merge followed the elimination of Klug, and the tribes merged as Rattana at five members each.

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'Celeb Apprentice' Star Begins Prison Sentence

'Celeb Apprentice' Star Begins Prison Sentence

Former "Survivor" champion Richard Hatch is now officially inmate #05559-070 at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn ... where a few days ago, he began his 9 month prison stint for not… READ MORE >

Richard Hatch -- I Need $300,000 STAT!!!

Richard Hatch -- I Need $300,000 STAT!!!

Former "Survivor" champ Richard Hatch says he DESPERATELY needs someone to loan him $300,000 by April 10 -- so he can pay off his tax debt, avoid prison and then SUE THE BEJESUS out of CBS. Hatch… READ MORE >

- 1241 days ago
'Celeb Apprentice' Contestant Ordered to Prison

'Celeb Apprentice' Contestant Ordered to Prison

Richard Hatch -- the guy who won $1 million on Season 1 of "Survivor" -- has been ordered to surrender to U.S. marshals by NOON today to begin a 9-month prison sentence for not paying taxes on the… READ MORE >

- 1263 days ago
Apollo on 'Battlestar Galactica': 'Memba Him?!

Apollo on 'Battlestar Galactica': 'Memba Him?!

Richard Hatch -- not the imprisoned first winner of "Survivor" -- is best known for playing Captain Apollo on the original 1970s TV series "Battlestar Galactica." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1813 days ago
Letters From Celebrities Behind Bars

Letters From Celebrities Behind Bars

What happens when a well-known celebrity is forced to do time behind bars? They get pen pal letters from Thomas Loudamy. The Northern California man has greeted just about every single high… READ MORE >

- 2913 days ago
The Z List: This Week's Biggest Losers

The Z List: This Week's Biggest Losers

Our latest edition of zeitgeist-less Zoners turns out to be an all-male revue. But unlike the gyrations of the Chippendale's gang, the shakes and shimmies of this bunch merit far less than a… READ MORE >

- 2938 days ago
Richard Hatch in the (Not So) Buff Again

Richard Hatch in the (Not So) Buff Again

Former "Survivor" winner and current convicted felon Richard Hatch bares it all in a new independent film.Hatch who famously went au naturel on the first season of "Survivor" is once again… READ MORE >

- 2964 days ago

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