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Roger Sexton
S6 Roger Sexton
Contestant Profile
Birth Date September 26, 1946 (1946-09-26) (age 69)
Hometown Valencia, California
Occupation Construction Company V.P.

The Amazon

Tribe(s) Tambaqui
Placement 10/16
Alliance(s) Tambaqui Alliance
Challenge(s) Won 5
Vote(s) Against 11
Day(s) Lasted 21

Roger Sexton is a contestant from Survivor: The Amazon.

Abrasive and regarded as a bigot in his season, Roger's arrogance ultimately caused his alliance to turn on him and cause his blindside.


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Roger Sexton was born and raised in Oakland, California, where he graduated from high school in 1964. He then enrolled at San Francisco State College. In 1966, he quit college and joined the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in Vietnam. After his tour with the U.S. Marine Corps, Sexton returned to the United States and worked full time as a construction laborer while attending night school. He then received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology from California Polytechnical State University in San Luis Obispo. Sexton is currently a vice president of estimating at a major construction company.

Sexton enjoys snow skiing, mountain biking, adventure racing, backpacking, card games and seeing films. He describes himself as intense, confident and emotional. He is most proud of his two daughters, Amy (a 25 year-old fourth grade teacher) and Heather (who died in 1992 at the age of 16). He is a member of the National Offroad Biking Association, International Mountain Bike Association, USA Adventure Racing and the Sierra Club. Sexton is doing this because he wants to test himself against anyone of any age or gender to see if he can ultimately be the survivor.

Sexton resides in Valencia, Calif, with his wife, Diane. They have one dog, Cleo, and one cat, Monty. His birth date is September 26, 1946.[1]

Survivor: The Amazon

Roger Sexton was placed on the all-male Tambaqui tribe. He felt that it was pathetic that the women were competing against them. Roger became somewhat of a leader as he told everyone what to do, particularly the younger members. Roger was annoyed with Ryan Aiken and Daniel Lue not listening to him. When they failed to get a vine properly, he deemed them useless and effectively dug their graves. The men made a very effective shelter and decent camp life. However, the men lost immunity because Ryan and Daniel stumbled on the balance beam. Roger decided to vote out Ryan. Roger asked Rob Cesternino to vote out Ryan. Unbeknownst to Roger, Ryan asked Rob to vote out Roger. Although Roger got three vote, Ryan was sent home in a 4-3-1 vote. The Jaburu women won reward in the form of fishing bait. Thankfully, the men won immunity.

At this point, Roger and Daniel refused to talk to each other. Jaburu won the Reward Challenge and various tolietries. Roger had an argument with Alex Bell about homosexuality, despite both men being straight. Daniel tried to use this to get Rob and Alex on his side. Tambaqui lost immunity, placing Roger in real danger. However, Daniel's lobbying failed and he was unanimously voted out. The men won the next two challenges, keeping Roger safe.

The next Tree Mail said to pick its youngest member for a night of fun, which was Dave Johnson. When Dave returned, he said that there was a tribe switch. Alex, Rob, and Matthew von Ertfelda transferred to Jaburu and replaced by Heidi StrobelChristy Smith, and Jeanne Hebert. The tribe bonded quite well. However, Tambaqui lost immunity. Using the information extracted from Jenna Morasca, Dave got Heidi to flip on the women, sending Jeanne home. Christy asked why Jeanne was sent home over her. Roger said it was because Jeanne was the weakest on this new tribe. Dave noted that what he told Christy is different that the actual reason. At the Reward Challenge, Roger lost both of his rounds. Despite this, Tambaqui won the challenge and spices and fruit. Tambaqui also won the Immunity Challenge.

On Day 19, the tribes was allowed to open the box they had since Day 1. The box said that the tribes had merged. The tribes moved to a new camp site, where a feast awaited them. After eating the feast, Roger wanted to build shelter. Roger was annoyed with everyone using the ice to keep the beer cold. Rob described him as having lack of self-awareness. Roger particularly butted heads with Deena Bennett. The women viewed Roger as a chauvinist for excluding them in the shelter process. The younger women convinced Deena to target Roger because he would not voluntarily vote for a woman at Final Tribal Council. Rob pretended that the men was sticking together, but in reality was planning to vote out Roger. At the Immunity Challenge, Roger struggled from the beginning. Roger stepped down after Jenna and Heidi stripped naked for peanut and chocolate. Deena won immunity and Christy became the target. However, the men on Jaburu deemed him too bossy. In the end, Roger was voted out in a 7-3 vote.

Voting History

Roger's Voting History
Episode Roger's
Voted Against
1 Ryan Daniel, Matthew, Ryan
2 Tambaqui Tribe Immune
3 Daniel Daniel
4 Tambaqui Tribe Immune
5 Jeanne -
6 Tambaqui Tribe Immune
7 Christy Alex, Christy, Deena, Heidi,
Jenna, Matthew, Rob
Voted Off, Day 21


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


  • Roger was the oldest castaway in Survivor: The Amazon.
    • Roger was the first castaway to be the oldest of the season but not make it to the jury phase of the game.
  • His luxury item was Dog Tags.
  • Roger had the most votes cast against him in The Amazon, with 11.


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