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 "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.