Known for movies

Short Info

MarkPerpetually clean-shaven head
FactTook 4 weeks of swimming lessons prior to Survivor because he could not swim.

Gervase Peterson is a former American television personality and reality show contestant. He was born on September 4, 1977, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents are Gervase and Peterson. He has two siblings. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he played football and was a member of the track team. He earned a degree in economics. After college, he worked as a stockbroker and then as a financial analyst.

In 2000, he appeared on the reality television show Survivor: Borneo, which was the first season of the Survivor franchise. He was one of the original 16 contestants. He was voted out of the tribe after 13 days, finishing in 15th place.

In 2004, he appeared on the reality television show The Amazing Race with his then-girlfriend, Marissa Jaret Winokur. They were the second team to be eliminated from the race, finishing in 10th place.

In 2006, he appeared on the reality television show Celebrity Fit Club. He lost a total of 50 pounds during the course of the show.

In 2010, he appeared on the reality television show The Apprentice. He was fired in the second episode of the season.

As of 2021, his net worth is $500 thousand. He has not been married and does not have any children.

General Info

Full NameGervase Peterson
ProfessionActor, Coach


ChildrenGunnar Tiga Peterson


MoviesMancation, 13th Grade, The Evangelist, Straight & Butch, Hell's Threshold, Gravedigger
TV ShowsSurvivor, Battle of the Network Reality Stars, Underground Kings

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#Marks / Signs
1Perpetually clean-shaven head


1I am down to earth. I am a real people person. I love to socialize, get to know people.
2(said on "Survivor") "Women are the dumbest thing on this planet next to cows!"


1Resides in Willingboro, New Jersey [2000]
2Coaching youth basketball [2000]
3Graduated from Holy Cross High School in Delran, New Jersey.
4Took 4 weeks of swimming lessons prior to Survivor because he could not swim.
5Took acting lessons for 2 years before appearance on Survivor.
6Gervase named his youngest son Gunnar Tiga Peterson: "Gunnar" because he thought it sounded like a "survival" name, and "Tiga" after "Pulau Tiga, " the island Gervase was on for the show "Survivor" at the time of Gunnar's birth.
7Has four children
8Brought a pack of playing cards as his luxury item on "Survivor."




American Zealot2017pre-productionIRS agent Fowler
Rock, Paper, Scissors2017filmingMiguel
The Evangelist2016Troy Dallas
Underground Kings2014TV SeriesAnthony 'Jonesy' Jones
Jersey Justice2014Wright
Gravedigger2013Maurice Evans
The Meat Puppet2012Chris Irvine
Mancation2012Passenger 57
Watching the Detectives2010ShortOtis Kaygee
Leaf2008Seattle Narrator
Hell's Threshold2006Sam Bishop
The Scorned2005TV MovieRandy
13th Grade2005Calvin
White Men Can't Rap2005Butler
Son of the Beach2002TV SeriesTyreece
Nash Bridges2000TV SeriesJerome
The Hughleys2000TV SeriesDelivery Man
As the World Turns1956TV SeriesLeo Thompson (2001)


Underground Kings2014TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Survivor After Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Survivor2000-2013TV SeriesHimself - Kasama Tribe / Himself - Pagong Tribe / Himself - Galang Tribe / ...
Survivor: Blood vs Water Preview2013TV MovieHimself - Galang Tribe (as Gervase)
Straight & Butch2010DocumentaryHimself
In Bed with Butch2009TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Reality Reunion2005TV MovieHimself
Kill Reality2005TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Reality Stars2005TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Reality TV Secrets Revealed2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Early Show2004TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Goes Inside2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Seaside Survivor2002TV MovieHimself - Co-Host
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHimself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Big Brother2001TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000-2001TV SeriesHimself
Survivor - Season One: The Greatest and Most Outrageous Moments2000Video documentaryHimself
MTV Sports & Music Festival 4: The Ultimate Survival2000TV MovieHimself - Host
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern2000TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The List2000TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Survivor2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
Survivor: Men vs. Women Rumble in the Jungle2003TV SpecialHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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