Rocky Reid
S14 Rocky Reid
Contestant Profile
Born: September 11, 1978 (1978-09-11) (age 39)
Hometown: San Diego, California
Occupation: Bartender
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Ravu
Finish: 12/19
Challenge Wins: 1
Votes Against: 5
Days Lasted: 19

James "Rocky" Reid is a contestant from Survivor: Fiji.


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Originally from Boston, James Reid received his high school diploma through an adult program. He currently works as a bartender and also sets up for private parties and special events at an upscale hotel. He was formerly in the United States Navy, stationed in Ridgecrest, California and San Diego where he eventually received an honorable discharge.

Reid enjoys working out at the gym, most sports (especially football) and hanging out with good friends. He describes himself as outgoing, tough (but an overall "good kid"), a people person and a "man's man."

Reid is currently single and living in Los Angeles, California. His birth date is September 11, 1978.[1]

Survivor: Fiji

Despite being on the weaker of the two tribes, Rocky kept himself safe by being actively involved in most of the major alliances and decisions. He reluctantly had to let his original ally Jessica deBen get voted out first after the tribe felt Rita Verreos was the stronger player, but he would be able to stay in a good position. Unfortunately, his attitude caused him to rub his tribemates the wrong way. The constant losing streak drove him nearly to a tipping point, suggesting "Why don't we just call Jeff on the Jeff phone and vote someone else off?". He developed a rivalry with Anthony Robinson due to their polar opposite personalities. Despite this, he kept Anthony in the game on Day 14 since he had unfinished business and this time successfully voted out Rita.

After the switch, he remained on Ravu but seemingly inherited a stronger, all male tribe. He quickly bonded with new members Dreamz Herd (despite their status as challenge rivals), Edgardo Rivera, and Alex Angarita. Anthony was the odd one out since he didn't view himself as a macho guy like his other tribemates. This distinction caused Rocky to be even more irritable towards him. Even at the reward, Rocky kept finding ways to complain and cause tension. His strength in challenges kept him in the game over Anthony on Day 17, but he would not be so lucky the next Tribal Council. Although Mookie Lee tried to save Rocky since he feared Ravu were being picked off, the former Moto spared Lisi Linares and voted out Rocky. Rocky was a pre-merge jury member.

At the Final Tribal Council, he told the Final Three to say why they are the biggest kicker. He ultimately voted for Earl Cole to win the title of Sole Survivor which he did in a unanimous 9-0-0 vote.

Voting History

Rocky's Voting History
Episode Rocky's
Voted Against
1 Mookie -
2 Erica -
3 Anthony -
4 Ravu Tribe Immune
5 Rita -
6 Anthony Anthony
7 Lisi Alex, Dreamz,
Edgardo, Lisi
Voted Off, Day 19
Voted for
Sole Survivor


  • On January 9, 2010, Rocky attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.


  • Rocky was one of two members of the jury who were never on the Moto tribe. The other was Mookie Lee.
  • He is nicknamed Rocky because of his striking resemblance to actor Sylvester Stallone.