Lawyer Charlie Herschel is one of the contestants of the reality series Survivor: Gabon. Born on May 12, 1979, the openly gay graduate of University of Pennsylvania works for one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. He spends his free time running in marathons across the country, crediting it for helping him lose 60 pounds and keeping him fit.
A long-time fan of Survivor, Charlie hopes to use his persuasion skills on a different setting. The native New Yorker believes that he is above nobody when he gets to the island, and plans to combat that by being as authentic as possible, but with a twist. In his own words, “with high risks, come high rewards, but the risks must be calculated.”