Sean Kenniff
American physician
Sean Kenniff
Dr. Sean Kenniff is an American physician who appeared on the first season of the television show Survivor, filmed and broadcast in 2000. Kenniff was born in Massapequa, New York; his father was a firefighter. He graduated from Massapequa High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Binghamton University in 1991. He received an M.D.
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'Survivor' Suit: Test of Faith For Contestant, And Viewers
NYTimes - over 15 years
In the idiom of the reality television program in which he starred, ''Survivor,'' Dirk Been was sooo annoying to some of his fellow cast members. They complained that he talked too often about the Bible. They said he seemed to be losing strength and too much weight. When it came time to work around the camp, he could be found reading Scripture
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Court Paper Talks of 'Survivor' Impropriety
NYTimes - over 15 years
CBS released a previously sealed deposition yesterday that could raise more criticism of ''Survivor,'' its top-rated reality show The deposition was filed in a case brought against CBS and the program's producer, Mark Burnett, by Stacey E. Stillman. Ms. Stillman, a ''Survivor'' contestant, contends that Mr. Burnett improperly persuaded fellow
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Marketing a Mystery; Outback Confidential
NYTimes - about 16 years
Around mid-June, a rumor began to spread through Mount Garnet, Australia, population 300: CBS, the U.S. television network, was planning to film the second season of ''Survivor'' down near the Goshen cattle ranch. The word spread rapidly, from the pub to the grocery then up the Kennedy Highway, as any good piece of gossip is likely to do in the
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THE GUIDE
NYTimes - about 16 years
Best Bet The flutist James Galway makes one of his infrequent appearances on the Island Saturday when he comes at Tilles Center on the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University in Brookville. Performing with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Galway plays an all-French program of Bizet, Faure, Ibert and Ravel at 8 p.m. (516) 299-3100. 'Dickens
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The Big City; Negotiating Sexual Politics On 'Survivor'
NYTimes - over 16 years
SEAN KENNIFF, the neurologist from Long Island, was voted off the ''Survivor'' island last week, to the satisfaction of many viewers, especially women. He had seemed the prototypically clueless, unreliable guy. Blind to the intricate social dynamics on the island, he had ignored the growing evidence -- and the pleas of his more observant female
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Out of Exile, but Still in the Spotlight
NYTimes - over 16 years
WHILE millions anxiously await the outcome of the CBS program ''Survivor'' later this month, an entirely different competition is going on -- the race to see which of the cast members of this summer's hugely popular ''reality-based'' television production will succeed in securing a career in entertainment or the media. And like the speculation on
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sean Kenniff
    THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 38
    He had a weekly 1-minute segment on CBS radio until 2008.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000 Dr. Kenniff was a syndicated radio columnist for Winstar Radio (his "Survivor Minute" is heard on 200 stations worldwide), and he contributed a weekly health column to the Miami Herald for several years. Kenniff established a health news website in 2008, healthapalooza.com. Kenniff began the Dr. Sean Show in 2009, a weekly Saturday medical call-in show on WFTL 850 AM Radio in South Florida. In May 2010, Kenniff's novel, Etre the Cow, was published, and has received some positive reviews.
  • 2004
    Age 34
    He was also a CBS Healthwatch Network Medical Correspondent from 2004-2008.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 25
    He received an M.D. at New York Medical College in 1995, and did a three year residency followed by a year as Chief Resident in neurology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, which is affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
    More Details Hide Details Appearing on the first season of Survivor, titled Survivor: Borneo, he was the twelfth of sixteen contestants to be eliminated and was dubbed "The Alphabet Killer" for his famous "Alphabet Voting" strategy, in which he cast his votes based on the order of contestants' names in the alphabet. He later claimed that he chose the system as a way to vote off members of the opposing Pagong tribe, (whose names were all earlier alphabetically than his own tribe) while appearing to do so in a non-deliberate manner. He has said that he wants to be a writer; after appearing on Survivor he has made acting appearances on The Guiding Light and has appeared as a medical correspondent on various news programs. He was on the news staff of the television station WFOR-TV, a CBS affiliate in Miami, Florida.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    Kenniff was born in Massapequa, New York; his father was a firefighter. He graduated from Massapequa High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Binghamton University in 1991.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on November 27, 1969.
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