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Rupert Boneham from "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" is one of the contestants in Season 27 of the CBS reality competition series. He starts out in the Returning Players tribe, while his wife Laura Boneham is in the Loved Ones tribe. When asked why he wanted to return and play with his loved one, he said, "'Survivor' has been one of the most exciting experiences in my life. And to have the chance to share that with my wife is amazing. To have Laura out there on the island with me, we will have the chance
Rupert Boneham in "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (2013)
Rupert Boneham Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013)
to share one of the greatest adventures one can have. You can describe what 'Survivor' is like, but until you've lived it, it is hard to understand. To be able to go out and play with my best friend will be a dream come true."

Rupert was originally on the Drake tribe in Season 7, "Survivor: Pearl Islands," in which he was the eighth castaway voted out and the second jury member. He returned to be in Season 8, "Survivor: All-Stars," in which he started out on the Saboga tribe and was the sixth jury member, finishing in fourth place overall and winning the title of Fan Favorite from public voting and the $1 million prize that came with it.

He came back once again for Season 20, "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains," in which he started out on the Heroes tribe and was the seventh jury member, coming in sixth place overall. When asked why he came back for the third time, he said, "I love the game!"

Born in Detroit, Rupert Boneham moved with his parents at a young age to Indiana where he eventually attended Haworth High School in Kokomo. He then moved to Texas to study nursing at Cisco Junior College and San Angelo University. He currently resides in Indianapolis, where he works as a vocational and clinical mentor for troubled teens. He also drives camera trucks for college football during the season. He previously worked as a gravedigger and a bartender.

His hobbies include scuba diving, camping and coin collecting. His favorite sport is racquetball. He describes himself as strong, smart and brave. He is proudest of becoming independent/self-employed and being able to care for his family while not having to live in the nine-to-five world.

Rupert and his wife, Laura, have one daughter, Raya.


How old is Rupert Boneham? Where does Rupert Boneham live? Find out here.

Age: 50 years old
Birthday: January 27, 1964
Nickname: Blackbeard
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Current Residence: Indianapolis, IN
Wife: Laura

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