Kurt Holt
Contestant Profile
Birth Date July 15, 1962 (1962-07-15) (age 56)
Hometown Dover, New Jersey
Occupation Accountant

Survivor: The Sahara

Tribes Kufra
Placement 19/20
Challenges Won 1
Votes Against 4
Days Lasted 6
Kurt Holt is a contestant on Survivor: The Sahara. He placed 19th.


Name (Age): Kurt Holt (50)
Tribe Designation: Kufra
Current Residence: Dover, New Jersey
Occupation: Accountant
Personal Claim to Fame: For being the least like the stereotype New Jerseyan.
Hobbies: Boxing, Gardening
Pet Peeves: Stereotypes, racists
3 Words to Describe You: Tough, Smart, Gentle
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy, we're guys that are extremely athletic and physical.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To become the muscle and brains of my tribe.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: Usually the most physical player makes him/herself to the end.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: By my impressive immunity streak.

Survivor: The Sahara

On Day 1, Kurt, along with the other 19 castaways, competed in an individual immunity challenge. Kurt came close to winning immunity, but Jo and Aleskan both got the immunity necklace. He was then selected to be on the Kufra tribe by Jo. He then became one of the Fearsome Four, one of the four people to fight over the position of leader. Though by Day 2, he wasn't targeted for his fights, but still continued them. On Day 3, he was one of the eight pullers for Kufra, but eventually a crucial mistake at the puzzle caused the tribe to slow down. Scorpio eventually closed the gap and won immunity, forcing Kufra to tribal council. Though Kurt was one of seven people on the chopping block, he didn't receive any votes. Kurt voted for Giselle, for her laziness.

After Kufra's first tribal council, the tribe became stable, but a leader wasn't chosen. Kurt had Felicity and Giselle help him with the shelter and asked the two for an alliance, both whom accepted. On the Day 4 reward challenge, he was put up against Gwendolyn to eat camel dung. He finished his the fastest, scoring the first point for Kufra. His tribe eventually won the challenge, earning them pillows, blankets, and flint. On Day 5, he mostly snuffed Jo the entire time, as she was very bossy and rude to everyone. On Day 6, he competed in the immunity challenge and was part of the second group to bring a crate back. Kurt also helped with the staircase puzzle, but Jo's lack of clear directions caused Kufra to lose immunity again. Kurt told his alliance, that he wanted to vote out Devin, but his alliance members lied about being in his alliance wanting to vote VJ out instead. At tribal council, he said that Drayden was right in the ending of the fight, not Jo. Kurt believing he was safe voted Devin, but Jo, Lilly-Bo, Devin, and Roberta, voted against him, sending him home 4-2-2-1.

Voting History

Kurt's Voting History
Episode Kurt's
Voted Against
1 Giselle -
2 Devin Devin, Jo,
Lilly-Bo, Roberta
Voted Out, Day 6


Since returning home from the game, Kurt and his wife are expecting their third child. Because he had to leave his job before going into the game, he began to work for a newly opened firm, for a higher pay.