David Wright -- 9 things to know about the 'Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X' castaway
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/16/2016
David Wright says he's a skittish guy who's been avoiding fun for years, but he seems to be having a good time onSurvivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.
David is a 42-year-old television writer from Sherman Oaks, CA, who hoped to gain confidence and face his fears onSurvivor.
David admits he's pretty neurotic and paranoid, however, his physical stature has allowed him to play an under-the-radar game because no one really views him as a threat yet.
David also has a solid social game, mixing and mingling with both millennials and Gen Xers, and he's not afraid to look for hidden Immunity Idols to use to his advantage. Want to learn more about him?
Below is a list of 9 facts Reality TV World has compiled about David Wright:
- He grew up a timid, bullied introvert in a small, suburban neighborhood in Philadelphia.
- David would describe himself as "OCD and nervous." He loves 3D printing puzzles.
- The castaway is proud to have played chess against Magnus Carlsen, the No. 1 ranked player in the world. David thought his focus in chess would translate into the game of Survivor.
- David's pet peeves include sudden, loud noises; people who don't use a turn signal; people who believe in ghosts and psychics; people who are late for dinner; people who incorrectly use the word "nonplussed;" and, well, people in general.
- David admits to shying away from large social gatherings, outdoor activities and even the sun! Because of those things, the elements of Survivor have been difficult for him to tackle.
- His inspiration in life is Mr. Spock from Star Trek because he's highly intelligent, logical and has trouble fitting in.
- David would say he's most like formerSurvivor players who struggled to blend in, like John Cochran (South Pacific and Caramoan). He boasts, however, he's great at solving puzzles like Joe Anglim (Worlds Apart and Cambodia) although David says he doesn't have his great hair or way with the ladies.
- The castaway initially wanted to compete on Survivoras a tool to battle his insecurities and overcome his fears and anxiety.
- David has written for popular shows including Family Guy, Malcolm in the Middle and Supah Ninjas.