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Russell Hantz from "Survivor: Redemption Island" returns to take part in Season 22 of the CBS reality competition series. Previously, he was the second runner-up in "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" and the runner-up in "Survivor: Samoa."

Russell Hantz was a first time castaway only two years ago, but has quickly become one of the most notorious villains to every play "Survivor." When asked about his return to "Survivor: Redemption Island," he says, "I'm ready for this. I'm more ready for this than
Russell Hantz in "Survivor: Samoa"
Russell Hantz Survivor: Samoa
I ever have been."

Russell will do anything to win the game of "Survivor." He is known for back-stabbing his allies, lying and cheating, but he is proud of his title as a villain. "The image that I have as a villain, that's fine with me because this is how I play the game." Only time will tell if this strategy will pay off or if once again he will come up short. What does he think of "Survivor: Redemption Island"? "It's gonna be history. 'Survivor' history!"

Russell Hantz owns an oil company and is 36 years old. His personality speaks for itself when he proudly displays a missing tooth that he refuses to fix! This married father of four is visually memorable. Standing tall at only 5'6," he is built like a brick house with a bald head. At 200 pounds of pure muscle, Russell's solid figure and sharp tongue has helped him carve out a multi-million dollar business in the oil-tanking industry.

A huge "Survivor" fan, this self-made millionaire built his business from scratch by working hard, speaking his mind and stepping on anyone who got in his way. Russell won't apologize for his style of game play either saying, "I'm not going out there to make friends. I'm just not doing it. But everybody is going to think I'm their best friend, because I'm just such a lovable character."

Russell can't wait to get in the competition and show "these morons how it's done" and he "plans to play the game dirtier, smarter and more cunning than anyone can imagine." It is those skills that have allowed him to achieve his biggest accomplishment in life and that is being able to provide for his family.

Russell is married with four children and currently resides in Dayton, Texas.

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How tall is Russell Hantz? How old is Russell Hantz? Where does Russell Hantz live? Find out here.

Age: 44 years old
Birthday: October 10, 1972
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hometown: Dayton, TX
Current Residence: Dayton, TX

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sherry says:
Cant stand Russell. I hope this is the last time we have to see him.Please cbs how many times will you let him play?
bill says:
russel made the show worth watching. he played the game to win .
susan says:
I can not believe Russell is back, He never gets any of the team mates votes, so why does he waste his time?
tamara says:
Russell is the man! No one has ever played the game as well as he has and no one ever will!!
lindy says:
i could not believe those people throwing the challenge ,to get rid of the best survior to ever play the game

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