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Russell Hantz

Russell Hantz (born October 10, 1972) is best known as a contestant on the reality TV show Survivor. He was the runner-up in Survivor: Samoa, and second runner-up in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. He was also a fan favorite among Survivor viewers, winning the “Sprint Player of the Season” award and the $100,000 prize that went with it both seasons he was on. After applying to compete on the show Pirate Master, Hantz was called by casting two years later to appear on Survivor: Samoa, the nineteenth season of the show. After being assigned to the Foa Foa tribe, he quickly demonstrated his preference to play through lies and deceit. After making alliances with every person in his tribe, he also attempted to sow discontent by causing havoc whenever possible. However this approach is believed to have contributed to Foa Foa's constant losses in challenges. In an early interview, he stated his belief that if he could control how his fellow survivors felt, he'd be able to control how they thought. In episode 2, Hantz had a feeling that the Hidden Immunity Idol was already hidden within the Foa Foa camp, even before any clues were given. After looking in the roots of a large tree, Hantz

'Survivor' Snitch Exposed -- The Email Evidence

'Survivor' Snitch Exposed -- The Email Evidence

"Survivor: Redemption Island" contestant Russell Hantz claims he NEVER leaked secrets about the reality series to a fan blog site -- but TMZ has obtained emails between Russell and the fan who… READ MORE >

'Survivor' Fan Favorite -- Immunity in Battery Case

'Survivor' Fan Favorite -- Immunity in Battery Case

"Survivor" fan favorite Russell Hantz -- who just won $100k on the show -- just scored a major legal victory ... he's officially off the hook for allegedly attacking someone at a street festival… READ MORE >

- 2493 days ago
Survivor 'Villain' Arrested for Battery

Survivor 'Villain' Arrested for Battery

One of the stars on "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" was arrested in Louisiana early this morning after cops say he attacked somebody at a street festival. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Russell… READ MORE >

- 2531 days ago

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