Gabriel "Gabe" Cade is a contestant from Survivor: Marquesas.

Initially striking up a friendship with Paschal English, Gabe would constantly explain that he was only in Survivor for the experience. This, along with Gabe's indecisiveness in regards to voting, eventually led John Carroll to spearhead Gabe's elimination after a tribe swap garnered them to numbers of the former Maraamu members.


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Gabriel Cade was born and raised in the tiny alternative community of Celo, North Carolina. His father is a doctor and his mother is a nurse. In addition, they run a small farm with goats, chickens, rabbits and fields of blueberry bushes. Cade has one brother, Jason, and a twin sister, Emily.

During his first two years of high school in Mitchell County, Cade was a competitive figure skater, a member of a singing quartet and was part of a symphony orchestra (having played classical cello since he was seven years old). He also studied jazz and ballet dancing. He then transferred to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for his junior and senior year. As the school required community service, he spent two summers working for World Changers, an organization that assists in building homes for impoverished individuals. Graduating in 1996, he then traveled throughout Europe where he eventually began volunteer teaching English in a small town in France while also leading adventure trips for students.

Returning to the States, Cade enrolled at the University of North Carolina where he intended to pursue a double major in biology and drama with a double minor in English and French. During his freshman year, he completed a rescue scuba diving course to become certified. After his freshman year, he returned to Europe to continue leading the adventure trips. He then returned to the States and enrolled in a Sarasota, Florida-based school named New College. With no grades and no core requirements, if a course didn't exist, he was able to create it and call it an independent reading project. For a brief time, his major was French Science Fiction. While there, he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing soccer with a semi-professional team while also coaching at a local middle school. In addition, he performed and taught ballroom dancing.

In the summer of 1998, Cade spent four months hiking the Appalachian Trail from Mount Katahdin, Maine, to Springer Mountain, Georgia (approximately 2,000 miles). He then returned to college, this time at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, until he decided to move to Los Angeles, California. He obtained a job writing for a national college newspaper where he ran the entertainment section. This afforded him the opportunity to interview his favorite celebrities, attend the Sundance Film Festival and participate in lavish press junkets. When he decided to leave the paper, he then began teaching an S.A.T. math prep course while bartending and serving as a chauffeur for an elderly gentleman.

Gabriel Cade's favorite hobbies are reading, writing, soccer, camping and learning new languages. He is fluent in French and moderately versed in three additional languages. He currently lives in Hollywood, Calif. His birth date is July 1.[1]


Gabriel Cade was placed on the Rotu Tribe. He noticed that Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien was more focused on the fire and didn't interact with the others. The next day, everyone was amazed when they found the water source. It was a pair of majestic waterfalls that had taro growing under it. The tribe also managed to start the fire. Rotu dominated challenges, reducing the Maraamu tribe to five members. During this time, Gabe bonded with Paschal English to the point of calling him, Papi. He also had an argument with Kathy about shelter and bonding with others.

At what was thought to be a Reward Challenge, everyone had to step on a disc. It was revealed to be a Tribe Switch instead. Gabe stayed on Rotu with John CarrollRobert DeCanioTammy Leitner, and Zoe Zanidakis. Kathy, Paschal, and Neleh Dennis was transferred to Maraamu and were replaced by Rob MarianoSean Rector, and Vecepia Towery. Rotu won the Immunity Challenge again, reducing Maraamu to four members. Things took a turn for the worst when John approached Gabe about his strategy. Gabe told him that he was here for the experience and didn't have a strategy, which irked John. Gabe competed in the Reward Challenge with John, Tammy, and Robert. Unfortunately, Kathy's big voice gave Maraamu its first win. Maraamu was given the right to loot the Rotu camp, taking about everything they won in past rewards. John came to Gabe again, paranoid about the latter's bonding with the Maraamu members. The talked caused John to deem Gabe untrustworthy and the former arranged for the latter's elimination. Gabe was forced to sit out for the Immunity Challenge, which was building a distress signal. Crippled by the raid, Rotu lost immunity. At his first Tribal Council, Gabe's said trust was fading away as it became an individual game. Everyone turned on Gabe, making him the fifth castaway to be voted out of Survivor: Marquesas.

Voting History

Gabriel's Voting History
Episode Gabriel's
Voted Against
1 Rotu Tribe Immune
2 Rotu Tribe Immune
3 Rotu Tribe Immune
4 Rotu Tribe Immune
5 Rob John, Rob, Robert,
Sean, Tammy, Vecepia, Zoe
Voted Out, Day 15


  • Gabe has since married and has had 2 kids. 
  • In 2012, Gabe applied again for Survivor and the cast production of the show was interested in his application tape, but was not accepted when, during the interview, they realized that he had already participated.[2]


  • Gabe is the youngest male contestant on Marquesas.
  • Gabe's luxury item was his childhood teddy bear.
  • Gabe is the first contestant from North Carolina.
  • Gabe is the first player in Survivor to be the only person voted out from a tribe pre-merge; he was the only member of Rotu to not make the merge.