Colby Donaldson

Top Shot, Colby Donaldson

Actor and adventurer Colby Donaldson, widely known as the record-breaking runner-up of Survivor: The Australian Outback, most recently appeared in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. He has been seen on many other TV mainstays, including Bones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Just Shoot Me, Rachael Ray and Reba, as well as in Wes Craven’s 2005 thriller Red Eye.

A self-taught welder and metal fabricator, Colby owns a hot rod restoration business, which he started after graduating from Texas Tech University with a degree in business marketing.

A competitive athlete, Colby particularly enjoys water skiing and mountain biking. His experience with guns and hunting began in rural West Texas, where he was born and raised. And that’s exactly where you’ll find him when he’s not working in California. “Life is all about balance,” he says. “The best way for me to offset the L.A. hustle is to load up my dog and head to the ranch to spend some quality time with my family, friends and Mother Nature.”

Follow Colby on Twitter at @Colby_Donaldson