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Keith Nale

S31 Keith Nale

S29 Keith Nale

Contestant Profile
Born: August 16, 1960 (1960-08-16) (age 56)
Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana
Occupation: Fire Captain
Survivor Career
Version: United States
San Juan del Sur
Tribe(s): Hunahpu
► Coyopa
Finish: 4/18
Alliance(s): Coyopa Guys Alliance (affiliated)
Challenge Wins: 12
Votes Against: 16
Days Lasted: 38
Tribe(s): Bayon
► Ta Keo
► Bayon
Finish: 5/20
Alliance(s): Bayon Alliance
Witches Coven (affiliated)
Challenge Wins: 11
Votes Against: 4
Days Lasted: 37

Keith Nale is a contestant from Survivor: San Juan del Sur and Survivor: Cambodia.

An underdog from the beginning, Keith managed to make it deep into San Juan del Sur without an alliance by winning several Immunity Challenges, and finding and eventually using a Hidden Immunity Idol at the opportune time, falling one day short of the finals.

Returning for Cambodia, Keith played a low-key game by joining an alliance with his former Bayon tribemates, however, after being indirectly kicked out of it, he aligned himself with fellow San Juan del Sur castmate Kelley Wentworth. When he didn't win immunity on Day 37, he was voted out just two days before the Final Tribal Council.


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Name (Age): Keith Nale (53)
Tribe Designation: Hunahpu
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Wes's father
Current Residence: Shreveport, LA
Occupation: Fire Captain
Personal Claim to Fame: My wife and kids.
Pet Peeves: Loafers
Three Words to Describe You: Easy going, fun loving, and hard working.
"Survivor" Contestant You Are Most Like: Rudy because I'm older and wiser.
Reason for Being on "Survivor": Winning the million dollars and spending time with Wes.
Why You Think You'll Survive "Survivor": I'm a great swimmer, hunter, fisher and I'm a hard worker.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole "Survivor": I will have a good social game, I'll be good at challenges, and I work well with others.
What Does It Mean to You to Play "Survivor" with Your Loved One? We are both very competitive with others and with each other. I am looking forward to sharing and living out this experience with my son. Can't wait to show him the old man still has it![1]

Season: Survivor: San Juan del Sur
Previous Finish: 4th Place

What will you do differently this time around? "Going into the game this time I plan to be more social and assertive. I'm going to search out the right person to form a strong alliance earlier in the game and then 'stick to the plan.'"


San Juan del Sur

Keith Nale competed on Survivor: San Juan del Sur with his son, Wesley Nale. On Day Zero, the men lost their "striker" and actually broke the flint. When it was time to separate, Keith got a blue buff and was placed on Hunahpu. Also, when everyone was gathered, Keith believed he saw John Rocker, who was infamous for his remarks on minorities and gay people. Jeremy Collins won the Hero's Duel and chose Keith to join his with, Val on Exile Island to take care of her. When the pair arrived at Exile, there was two urns. Both people picked one. Keith's had a black piece of paper, which was blank while Val's had a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol, which she kept to herself. Hunahpu won the immunity, keeping Keith safe from being voted out. Keith befriended Jeremy and the two made an alliance.

Hunahpu won the next two challenges. At the third Hero's duel, Keith was the representative for Hunahpu. However, Keith lost to Wesley and was exiled again. Wesley picked Josh Canfield to join him on exile. Before they picked urns, Keith asked if Josh would share his clue with him. However, Keith was the one who picked the urn with the clue and he shared it with Josh. Hunahpu won immunity again, keeping Keith safe. Keith went hunting for the idol, but was unable to find it before Reed Kelly walked in on him. Keith believed that Jeremy had the idol and told everyone that Jeremy already found it. This angered Jeremy, who thought Keith was throwing him under the bus. Turns out, Jeremy didn't have the idol as Keith found it. Hunahpu lost its first immunity, largely because of Drew Christy throwing the challenge in order to vote out one of the women. In the chaos before Tribal Council, the mere was divided while the women were annoyed with Drew. Drew was voted out in a 5-2-1-1 vote by the women and Jeremy. Keith gotten a vote from Jon Misch.

On Day 11, The Tribes arrived the Hero's arena, expecting a duel. Instead, there was a tribe switch and everyone gotten a random buff. Keith's buff was orange, placing him on the new Coyopa tribe. Keith was upset that not only was he opposite of Wesley again, he was also the only person with out an Loved one on his tribe. However, Keith did not became an immediate target as Dale Wentworth clashed with Missy Payne about her liberally cooking larger servings of Coyopa's carefully rationed rice. Coyopa was destroyed at the Immunity Challenge. At Tribal Council, Keith joined the majority of the tribe in the Split Vote, with Dale's daughter, Kelley being voted out in a 3-2-2. Coyopa was unable to win the new two challenges and headed to Tribal Council again. Keith was intent on voting out Dale to be with Wesley during the merge. However, Keith was shocked that he gotten two votes and was nearly voted out.

After Tribal Council, Missy and Baylor Wilson explain why Keith gotten votes. It was part of a split vote because Dale was claiming to have the idol. Keith didn't care and was going to side with Wesley come the merge. The merge happened on Day 16 and their was a feast to celebrate. Keith won the first individual Immunity Challenge over Wesley. However, It was rendered pointless as Julie McGee would quit the game on Day 18. At the Reward Challenge, Keith and Wesley were teamed with Jeremy, Reed, and Natalie Anderson and won a trip to a Survivor Taco bar. Before the Immunity Challenge, Keith was worried about Jon's girlfriend, Jaclyn Schultz spending so much time with Baylor but Alec told Keith not to worry. The initial target, Jeremy beat out Josh to win individual immunity. Josh deemed Baylor the next target and Keith voted against her. However, Josh was voted out in a 6-5 vote because Jaclyn convinced Jon to flip.

After Josh's elimination, Keith was annoyed with Jon and Jaclyn for flipping and was aware of being in the minority. Keith gave thought of asking to be voting out and playing his idol. The next Reward Challenge was a series of one on one matches. Keith only went up one against Alec Christy and won. However, Keith's team would lose the challenge. At the Immunity Challenge, Keith did well but fell behind. Baylor would win immunity over Keith. In an attempt to save themselves, Keith, Wesley, and Alec all voted against Reed. However, It was Jeremy who would leave the game that night due to a falling out with Jon. 

Keith was surprised by Jeremy's elimination but was still happy that he was still in the game. At the next Reward Challenge, Keith was left unpicked and was ineligible for the reward. Back at camp, Reed revealed his new plan to Keith. It was to invoke an Split between Keith and Wesley and the former Men's alliance vote out Jon. At the Immunity Challenge, Keith grew annoyed with Wesley dropping out of the challenge for chicken wings and beer. Keith himself would lose immunity to Reed. At Tribal Council, Keith said to stick to the plan in response to all of the idol paranoia, which worried Jon. Because of that and Natalie telling him to play his idol, Jon did used his idol, foiling the plan to blindside him. Keith also used his idol at Tribal Council after originally offering it to Wesley who declined. With votes against both men negated, Wesley was the one to be eliminated from the game.

After Tribal Council, both Alec and Reed pointed out Keith should not have said "Stick to the plan" as it alerted Jon. At the Reward Challenge, Keith was quickly eliminated from the challenge by the majority alliance. They then ended the challenge and let Missy win the reward. Jon volunteered to go Exile Island and Missy picked Baylor and Natalie to join her on the reward. With Jaclyn alone, the men were quick to try to get her to flip. However, the young couple (Jaclyn and Jon) started arguing and didn't agree on whether to vote out Reed or Missy. Keith would win immunity and Reed was voted out unanimously.

At the next Reward Challenge, Keith failed to win. While the eventual winner of the challenge, Natalie didn't send Keith to Exile Island, Keith did had to watch Natalie and the people she picked, Jaclyn and Jon eat and sleep in a king size bed back at camp. Keith was annoyed with Jaclyn and Jon because of their laziness. Natalie recruited Keith, Alec, and Baylor to vote out Jon if he doesn't win immunity. At the Immunity Challenge, it was neck and neck between Keith and Jon but Jon won immunity. In order to save themselves, Alec and Keith voted against each other. However, Keith was spared because of Natalie voting against Alec.

Jaclyn, Jon, and Missy were confused on why Keith wasn't voted out and even Keith pointed out himself that he was consistently escaping elimination. At the Reward Challenge, Keith was teamed with Jon and Missy and won. However, Missy hurt her ankle. Despite the injury, Missy was deemed able to continue the game and chose not to leave. Natalie decided to once again to try blindside Jon. After she won immunity, Natalie decided have a split vote in case Jon used his idol. Keith was happy that "Mister America" or "Miss USA" was leaving inside of him. Natalie plan went off without a hitch and the vote was a 2-2-2 tie, with Jon getting voted out in the revote. 

Keith won the Reward Challenge on Day 36, giving him an advantage for the next Immunity Challenge. He was also given the right to exile someone, which Keith chose to exile Jaclyn. In private, Keith's advantage was that it allowed him to practice the challenge. Because of the toll of 36 days on his body, Keith initially struggled practicing. However, when the challenge actually came, Keith was able to win in an blowout. Keith voted against Jaclyn, the obvious target. However, Keith along with the others were shocked that Natalie played the idol on Jaclyn, blindsiding Baylor. At the Final Immunity Challenge, it was initially between Keith and Natalie. However, Jaclyn would ultimately be the one to win the challenge. Without immunity, Keith was unanimously voted out for being the biggest threat to win.

At Final Tribal Council, Keith first asked Natalie about her feelings about lying to him before the his elimination. Natalie said she felt bad but if it wasn't was him, she was going out and said she had to sell him as the biggest threat as the goal was to get to Day 39. Keith said he hated the constant lying but had accepted the fluidity of ethics in-game. Keith ended up voting for Natalie to win the game.

Voting History

Keith's Voting History
Episode Keith's
Voted Against
1 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
2 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
3 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
4 Julie Jon
5 Dale -
6 Dale Baylor, Missy
7 No Tribal Council1
8 Baylor -
9 Reed Jeremy, Natalie
10 Jon2 Baylor, Missy,
11 Reed Individual Immunity
12 Alec Alec, Jaclyn, Jon
13 Jon;
Jaclyn, Jon;
14 Jaclyn4 Individual Immunity
Missy Jaclyn, Missy,
Voted Off, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Million Dollar Decision, Keith won the Immunity Challenge, but his immunity was voided due to Julie quitting the game.
^2 In This Is Where We Build Trust, Keith used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 3 votes against him. Also, Jon used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Keith's vote against him.
^3 In Let's Make A Move, the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Keith, Jaclyn, and Jon, forcing a revote. On the revote, Keith did not receive any votes to be eliminated.
^4 In This Is My Time, Natalie used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Jaclyn, negating Keith's vote against her.


Keith was one of twenty castaways chosen by public vote to compete on the "Second Chance" season, Survivor: Cambodia

Voting History

Keith's Voting History
Episode Keith's
Voted Against
1 Bayon Tribe Immune
2 Bayon Tribe Immune
3 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
4 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
5 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
6 Bayon Tribe Immune
7 Kass -
8 Kelley1 -
9 Kelley -
10 Stephen2 -
11 Stephen -
12 Tasha Individual Immunity
13 Tasha Abi-Maria
14 Jeremy;
Spencer Jeremy, Spencer,
Voted Off, Day 37
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In You Call, We'll Haul, Kelley used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Keith's vote against her.
^2 In Like Selling Your Soul to the Devil, Jeremy used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Stephen, negating Keith's vote against him.
^3 In Lie, Cheat and Steal, Jeremy used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Keith's vote against him. Because Jeremy and Kelley both used Hidden Immunity Idols and negated all the votes cast at Tribal Council, a vote restart was held between all the non-immune players. This vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Kimmi and Tasha, forcing a unanimous decision tiebreaker. Keith voted for Kimmi on the tiebreaker.


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Statistics of Keith Nale
Seasons competed: 2
Days lasted: 75
Challenge Wins
Tribal wins: 14
Individual wins: 9
Total wins: 23
Tribal Council
Total votes received: 20
Exile Island
Times exiled: 2
Redemption Island
Duels won: N/A
Days spent on Redemption Island: N/A
  • Keith was the oldest member of the HunahpuHuyopa, Bayon, and Orkun tribes.
  • Keith was one of three firefighters competing in San Juan del Sur. The others are his son Wes Nale and fellow tribe member Jeremy Collins.
  • Keith won the most individual Immunity Challenges in San Juan del Sur with three, and is the only castaway to win multiple Immunity Challenges in that season.
  • Of the three castaways from San Juan del Sur who competed on Cambodia, Keith was only one who did not choose his partner to be his loved one.
  • Keith holds the record for most failed elimination votes, with 14.[2]
  • Keith and Joe Anglim are the seventh and eighth castaways to reach the merge without attending a Tribal Council, after the entire original Tandang tribe in Survivor: Philippines.
  • Keith lost 20 lbs. during his time on Survivor: Cambodia.[3]
  • Keith was the highest ranking castaway in Survivor: Cambodia to not improve on his finish. Everyone who finished above him did better than their last time playing the game.
  • Keith holds the record for the most days played for a two timer who never reached Final Tribal Council, with 75 days.


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