|Birth Date||August 20, 1973|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Viveros|
Bobby Mason (known as Bob Dog) is a contestant from Survivor: Panama.
Bobby Mason grew up in South Central Los Angeles, where he lost three friends over the years to gunshot wounds. When Mason reached high school, his parents facilitated his admittance to one of the top college prep schools in the country, The Harvard School (now known as Harvard-Westlake) in North Hollywood, California. While at the Harvard School, Mason was exposed to a diverse community of children from varying cultural and economic backgrounds and varying degrees of privilege. Mason declares he had experiences and made lifelong friendships with people that he otherwise would probably never have encountered or been exposed to. He honed his dream of being a scholar/athlete at the highest levels and was able to realize this when he was admitted to Amherst College in Massachusetts.
In 1996, Mason received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in political science from Amherst, where he had also played baseball. He went on to attend Stanford Law School, graduated in 2000 and is currently an attorney in Los Angeles. He previously worked as an assistant to a sports agent and a consultant at a consulting firm.
Mason is a member of the American and California Bar Associations, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, Black Sports Agents Association, National Association of Record Industry Professionals and Los Angeles Music Network.
In his spare time, Mason enjoys working out, any competition, fantasy baseball, drawing, reading and comic books. He describes himself as dominant, loyal, malleable and stubborn. He is most proud of being an all-around good guy. He was on "Blind Date" in 1998.
His birth date is August 20, 1973.
|Bobby's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Viveros Tribe Immune|
|3||Casaya Tribe Immune|
|4||Casaya Tribe Immune|
|Voted Off, Day 14|
- Bob Dog is one of 9 contestants to be voted out by a plurality (i.e. less than half of the total counted votes). The others are: Gretchen Cordy, Brendan Synnott, Jill Behm, Francesca Hogi, Christine Shields Markoski, Elyse Umemoto, Leif Manson and Andrea Boehlke.
- Bobby was the only original Viveros member to not make the Merge in Survivor: Panama.
- Bobby was the oldest member on Viveros, only three months younger than Melinda Hyder of the original Casaya tribe.
- Bobby was the first male voted off of Survivor: Panama.
|Survivor: Panama Contestants|
Aras Baskauskas · Austin Carty · Bobby Mason · Bruce Kanegai · Cirie Fields · Courtney Marit · Dan Barry · Danielle DiLorenzo · Melinda Hyder · Misty Giles · Nick Stanbury · Ruth-Marie Milliman · Sally Schumann · Shane Powers · Terry Deitz · Tina Scheer