Charlie Herschel has been a fan of SURVIVOR since the first
season and has been training for it ever since. A lawyer for one of the
top 10 most prestigious law firms in the world, Herschel is ready to try
his persuasion skills on a different type of jury.
This 29-year-old, marathon-running attorney and University of Pennsylvania
graduate says he is above nothing when he gets to the island. Charlie's
strategy is to be authentic but with a twist. "With high risks, come
high rewards, but the risks must be calculated." The middle son of
three boys and a native New Yorker, the Ivy Leaguer is not afraid to claw
his way to the top.
In his free time, Herschel trains to race in marathons around the country.
He credits this passion for helping him stay in shape. Through his
training, Charlie dropped 60 pounds and continues to be at fighting
Charlie is a gay, single man and currently resides in New York City. His
birth date is May 12, 1979.
Charlie: "I am a 29 year old corporate attorney, born and
raised in NYC and I am a huge Survivor fan. I've watched all episodes
through my 20s. It is a dream come true to be here, I cannot believe it.
am fun, outgoing and also very driven, very A-type. I switch from being
easy going and relaxed to very focused and serious at the same time. I have
enough to get me through in every category - to get through Survivor, but not
too much. If people think you are a power house, you stand out, but if you
are a lame duck, then you're out of there. Physically, I run marathons.
Mentally, I went to an Ivy League school, I'm a smart guy. I'm not a rocket
scientist but being almost the best in all the criteria will take me very
far. I think you have to be a very well rounded player to win. People have to
go in very flexible. If you adapt to the environment, people and to the
situations, you will make it far. People say they don't want to make a best
friend out there, this is just a game. But in the last couple of
best friends have been sitting side by side. If you can't be a physical, or
a mental threat, you have to make alliances and friendships in order to get to
the end. The people that make the biggest moves catapult themselves to the
end. That's how you get the biggest rewards, you just can't play under
the radar the whole way cause even if you make it all the way, the jury
won't vote for you."
Jeff Probst: ''Charlie prides himself on being very bright
and educated. And the question I'd say for Charlie is, 'Can he stand up for
himself? Does he really have a voice?' Or is he just going to look for
somebody to hang on to and see how far they'll pull him along.''