Russell Hantz is an American TV personality and the owner of an oil field service company. Russell Hantz is best known for his appearance on the reality television show Survivor. He was a runner-up on Survivor: Samoa and the second runner-up on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Russell competed in Survivor: Redemption Island and Australian Survivor: Champion vs. Contenders, but did not make it to the finals of either show.
|Real Name/Full Name:
|49 years old
|October 10th, 1972
|5 feet 7 inches
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes ( Four Children)
|Is Russell Hantz Gay?
|Owner of Oilfield company, Television personality
Russell Hantz Biography
Russell Hantz was born on the 10th of October, 1972. Shawn Hantz and Willie Hantz are his two brothers. Brandon Hantz is his nephew’s name. Russell was raised in Vinton, Louisiana, by his parents and two brothers, Shawn and Willie Hantz. Russell Hantz learned all entrepreneurial skills from his father and was able to apply them.
Russell Hantz Age, Height, Weight
Russell Hantz was born on October 10th, 1972, and is 49 years old as of April 2023. He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 73 kilograms.
Originally, Hantz applied to compete on the CBS reality TV show Pirate Master, but he was unsuccessful. In 2009, two years after being shortlisted on Pirate Master Cast, he received an invitation letter to participate in the 19th season of the TV reality show Survivor: Samoa. This was a golden opportunity for him, and he did not waste it. He gravitated mostly toward the section with the most action and twists and turns. He was given a leadership position in the Foa tribe.
He quickly adopted a strong idea that entailed playing his part by using lies and tricks to confuse the psychology of others in order to gain control of them. He was completely unaware of two Hidden Immunity Idols. Unfortunately, he was unable to use his first idol because he received no votes. As a result, the Galu tribe’s seven votes were canceled.
Russell Hantz defeated the tribes’ leader, Mick Trimming. The jury, however, awarded the ‘Sole Survivor’ title to Russell’s tribe mate and Natalie White, his associate, based on the jury’s negative attitude toward him. During their reunion, Russell Hantz attempted but failed to compete in the 22nd season of Survivor: Redemption Island, where he faced his former rival, Rob Mariano. He later joined forces with the Zapatera tribe.
He assured that he would play dead to purchase the title from the White. He did, however, win the Sprint Player of the Season award as well as the $100,000 cash prize.
Russell Hantz was given a last-minute opportunity to appear in the upcoming season of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. He replaced Shane Powers from Survivor: Panama season 12. They assigned him to the group of villains, which is where the feud between him and Boston Rob, the de facto team leader, began after being seen by Mariano while searching for the note that leads to the Hidden Immunity Idol.
Russell Hantz returned to the difference than in previous seasons during that time. However, some members did not believe his assurances and voted for him at the Tribal Council.
Matt Elrod was eliminated after he was brought to Redemption Island and emerged as the winner. He claimed that he would not participate in the upcoming contests, but he changed his mind during the reunion show event.
Russell competed in an international challenge during the fifth season of Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders. He sided with the Championship tribe. Russell was viewed as a threat by the contestants.
Russell Hantz appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman with the other ten Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains contestants. Hantz appeared on the cover of TV Guide Magazine with Rob Mariano, telling the story of Survivor Smackdown.
He appeared with his brother Shawn Hantz in the A&E reality show Flipped Off, which aired in April 2012. Russell hosts the podcast ‘The Russell Hantz Show,’ in which he provides a more in-depth explanation of the worlds of politics, reality television, and the news.
Russell Hantz Achievements And Awards
Russell Hantz won a $100,000 cash prize twice during his contests. He was nominated for Teen Choice Awards in 2010. Russell’s career has taken him to other levels of success, which is an accomplishment in and of itself.
Russell Hantz’s Net Worth In 2023
Russell Hantz’s net worth is estimated to be more than $3 million as of April 2023. He makes his money through business ventures and television shows. Russell is a hardworking man whose wealth is deserving of success. Despite his falls, he has always risen. He truly is a man to aspire to be like.
Russell Hantz’s Wife, Marriage
Russell Hantz married Melanie, with whom he has four children. His marriage, however, did not last long due to his addiction to his acting personality at home. As a result, they decided to divorce. Russell Hantz revealed that he is still friendly with his ex-wife.
Russell, his father, and his brothers now live in Dayton, Texas, where they run the Hantz Tinkering Service company. He is the proprietor of the Bootleggers pub in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Russell Hantz was arrested on April 23rd for shoving a woman during a party near his bar. He was later released by the police, but not on bail.