Bret LaBelle
Contestant Profile
Born: August 20, 1973 (1973-08-20) (age 43)
Hometown: Dedham, Massachusetts
Occupation: Police Sergeant
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Millennials vs. Gen X
Tribe(s): Takali
► Ikabula
Finish: 5/20
Alliance(s): Takali Alliance
Zeke's Vinaka Alliance
Challenge Wins: 9
Votes Against: 5
Days Lasted: 37

Bret LaBelle is a contestant from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

Initially in a power position in the Takali tribe, Bret soon found himself on the bottom, and saw many of his closest allies eliminated. After managing to reach the merge, Bret proved to be a social threat, using his sharp wit and humor to be liked by almost everyone. His ineptitude in individual Immunity Challenges hindered him late in the game and, after the failure of a final attempt to break up the majority alliance, he was blindsided on Day 37.


Retrieved from

Name: Bret LaBelle
Age: 42
Current residence: Dedham, MA
Occupation: Police sergeant
Tribe designation: Takali (Gen-X)
Three words to describe you: Gregarious, funny/hilarious, and caring.
Hobbies: Going to the gym, golf, improv, and bicycling.
Pet peeves: Couples who sit on the same side of the booth, people who talk politics and religion at Thanksgiving dinner, and bullies.
What does it mean to be a Gen-Xer? A Gen-Xer is someone who had to work very hard for everything that they have in life. They actually had to go to school (not just online), ride the bus, and study hard to get good grades. Gen-Xer's take responsibility for their own actions and don't blame others for their mistakes. Gen-Xer's remember a time when Saturday morning brought the best cartoons, they know the difference between VHS and Betamax, and they certainly know what it means to drop a dime.
Personal claim to fame: Receiving the Human Award for Bravery from the Governor of Massachusetts for disarming a gunman in 2014.
Inspiration in life: My father Donald LaBelle because he's funny, honest, and compassionate, and would give the shirt off his back, if need be.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? Sunglasses because the sun is very bright out in the open; toothbrush because healthy teeth are the key to a healthy life, no matter where you are; and toilet paper, which is self-explanatory.
Survivor contestant you're most like: I would say Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines) because we are both funny, easygoing, and under the radar.
Reason for being on Survivor: I love this game! Who wouldn't want to get the chance to take part in this amazing adventure? My second motivation is the million dollars.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I will win this game. I'm extremely likeable and can relate to a lot of different people. I can read people like a book. I can tell if someone is lying to me or telling me the truth from my 18 years as a police officer. I will lead people without them knowing I'm leading them.[1]


Voting History

Bret's Voting History
Episode Bret's
Voted Against
1 Rachel -
2 Takali Tribe Immune
3 CeCe -
4 Jessica1 -
5 Ikabula Tribe Immune
6 Ikabula Tribe Immune
7 Michaela Hannah, Michaela
8 Michelle -
9 Jay -
10 Jessica -
11 Hannah;
12 Hannah3 -
13 Will -
David -
14 Jay -
David David, Hannah, Ken
Voted Off, Day 37
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Who's the Sucker at the Table?, David used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Jessica, negating Bret's vote against her.
^2 In Million Dollar Gamble (Part 2), the vote ended with a 5-5 tie between Hannah and Zeke, forcing a revote. Bret did not change his vote on the revote.
^3 In About to Have a Rumble, Adam used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Hannah, negating Bret's vote against her.


  • On May 10, 2017, Bret appeared as a guest on Survivor Know-it-alls in a special edition broadcasted in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[2]