Benny Howard
Luke (8)
Contestant Profile
Birth Date March 17, 1946
Hometown Mission Hills
Occupation High School Health Teacher

Survivor: The Beginning

Tribes Sarawak
Placement Runner-Up(2/16)
Alliances Sarawak alliance

Ryan's Guys Alliance

Challenges Won 10
Votes Against 0
Days Lasted 39

Benny Howard was a contestant from Survivor: The Beginning.


Name(Age): Benjamin "Benny" Howard(67)

Tribe Designation: Sarawak

Current residence: Mission Hills, Kansas

Occupation: High school Health teacher.

Personal claim to fame: Teaching someone who would later become a successful doctor.

Inspiration in life: My students are a huge inspiration to me. I watch them learn and grow every day.

Hobbies: Exercising, teaching, reading.

Pet peeves: When rules are broken.

3 words to describe you: Smart, healthy, strong.

Survivor contestant you are most like: I'm a lot like Bob Crowley, because we're both teachers and very physical.

Why you think you'll survive Survivor: I'll keep myself strong and healthy throughout the whole game.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I'll be the person who keeps winning immunity challenges, thus becoming a big threat to get rid of, but no one will be able to get rid of me.

Survivor: The Beginning

When Benny reached Sarawak, he began making a bad first impression on Jane. He became annoyed when Helga tried to force everyone to listen to her. In the first Immunity challenge, he managed to lead his tribe to victory. The following day, Walter brought Benny, Violet and Ryan into an "alliance". In the next Immunity challenge, Benny won for his tribe for the second time in a row. Violet and Vanessa, who had a pact, brought Benny in to help them. When Jane had enough of Helga, she brought Benny, Charlie, Walter and Ryan into an alliance. Benny decided to stick with the alliance rather than the pact. Sarawak entered the merge, only losing Helga in the process. In the merge, Benny formed a bond with Peter from Sabah. Benny told Peter that Violet would be voted out, but instead, Benny and Sarawak voted out Peter's only other tribemates, Victoria and Bob. Benny felt bad, but didn't forget that it was a game. Ryan decided to bring Benny, Walter and Charlie into a guy's alliance. They eliminated the three remaining girls, Violet, Jane and Vanessa. However, Benny feared Ryan, for he was making himself appear threatening. But Peter was voted out, allowing Benny access to the final four. He and Walter made a deal to defeat Ryan and Charlie, but Walter and Charlie went into a re-vote. Benny betrayed and eliminated Walter. Benny then won the final Immunity challenge. He voted Charlie out and took Ryan to the final two, because Charlie was too likable. Due to his constant insecure feelings and numerous betrayals, Benny lost to Ryan.

Voting History

Benny's Voting History
  Episode   Benny's
  Voted Against
1 Sarawak Tribe Immune
2 Sarawak Tribe Immune
3 Sarawak Tribe Immune
4 Helga -
5 Sarawak Tribe Immune
6 Sarawak Tribe Immune
7 Victoria -
8 Bob -
9 Violet -
10 Jane -
11 Vanessa -
12 Peter -
13 Charlie;


13 Charlie' Individual Immunity
Jury Votes
for Benny
Bob, Jane,
Runner-Up, Day 39


  • At the reunion show, Benny revealed that his reason for taking Ryan over Charlie was because Ryan was more strategic, thus more deserving.



Benny loses to Ryan.