Frank Xylander
Contestant Profile
Birth Date July 27, 1956 (1956-07-27) (age 61)
Hometown Ash Grove, Missouri
Occupation Retired Police Officer

Survivor: Ghost Island

Tribes Kalou
► Totolo
Placement 10/18
Alliances Liam's Totolo Alliance (affiliated)
Challenges Won 7
Votes Against 9
Days Lasted 24
Frank Xylander is a contestant on Survivor: Ghost Island. He placed 10th.


Name (Age): Frank Xylander (56)
Tribe Designation: Kalou, Totolo, Tekivu
Current Residence: Ash Grove, Missouri
Occupation: Retired Police Officer
Hobbies: Carving, Hunting, Chess
Pet Peeves: Those who are soft.
3 Words to Describe You: Leader, Impatient, Thick-skinned
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Drayden, but probably more leader material than him.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To show the new-school that old-school can whoop their asses.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I'm old, but after being a cop for nearly forty years, I'm very strategicial.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because I'll be able to show up those young punks.

Survivor: Ghost Island

Voting History

Frank's Voting History
Episode Frank's
Voted Against
1 Kalou Tribe Immune
2 Kalou Tribe Immune
3 Kalou Tribe Immune
4 Kalou Tribe Immune
5 Kalou Tribe Immune
6 Totolo Tribe Immune
7 Totolo Tribe Immune
8 Colin Alec, Ashleigh, Colin,
Hilbert, Kenni, Melissa,
Rebeckah, Samantha, Xane
Voted Out, Day 24
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In The Lesser of Three Evils, the vote ended with a 4-4-1 tie between Kenni and Xane forcing a revote. Frank did not change his vote.


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  • Frank, alongside Rebeckah, have gone the longest without going to tribal council, their first tribal was on Day 24, breaking Tandang's record of 19 days.
  • Frank is the highest ranked contestant to never survive a tribal council.