The 18 Survivor castaways will be divided into two equal tribes, the Manu Tribe and the Kama Tribe, when the game begins.
This season presents a new layer to the Survivor game with the introduction of the island known as "Edge of Extinction," which will severely test the will of the castaways and what they are able to endure in order to win.
Until viewers can watch David's journey unfold on Survivor, let's learn a little bit more about this castaway right now.
- David previously competed on Season 33 of Survivor, dubbed Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, in 2016.
David, 42 years old at the time, surprised himself and the world by making it all the way to the finale of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.
He was voted out, however, before the Final 3 because nobody thought he or she could beat him in the end given he had an amazing transformation on the show as well as a very likeable personality.
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David went from a guy who was scared of everything -- the sun, loud noises, bugs and the list went on -- to a man who could win Individual Immunity Challenges, make friends, and strategize his way out of tough situations.
- David grew up a timid, bullied introvert in a small, suburban neighborhood in Philadelphia.
Prior to his first stint on Survivor, he stayed away from large social gatherings and outdoor activities.
- David initially applied for Survivor hoping to battle his insecurities and overcome his fears and anxiety. He describes himself as "OCD and nervous" as well as "neurotic and paranoid."
- The returning Survivor castaway loves chess and is proud to have played chess against Magnus Carlsen, the No. 1 ranked player in the world.
- David has written for popular shows including Family Guy, Malcolm in the Middle and Supah Ninjas.