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Kicking & Screaming cast: Meet the contestants on FOX’s jungle reality series

The 10 novices arrive to complete the cast of Kicking & Screaming in the premiere
The 10 novice cast members arrive to meet their expert partners in the Kicking & Screaming premiere

FOX’s all-new jungle reality competition series Kicking & Screaming has arrived — and here are the cast members taking part.

The show sees 10 hardcore survival experts paired up with 10 high-maintenance partners — all outdoors novices — as they compete in a string of challenges to try and win the $500,000 prize.

The series is hosted by former model and New Girl star Hannah Simone, and executive produced by Matt Kunitz — known as the “king of reality TV” and behind shows like Wipeout and Fear Factor — and Anthony Dominici, who helped create shows like Real World, The Amazing Race and early seasons of America’s Next Top Model.

Let’s meet the contestants…

The Kicking & Screaming survivalists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM6hDS8AKBs

Caleb Garmany

Caleb Garmany
Caleb works in private security and is no stranger to keeping himself and others alive

Caleb is a private security expert, so is an expert at protecting others. But will he be able to keep his screamer novice partner Sam, a pro chess player, in the game?

Jessie Krebs

Jessie Krebs
Jessie knows exactly what it takes to survive and forge a path ahead in the jungle

Jessie is a wilderness therapy field guide. But will she and her delivery driver novice Michael need therapy themselves after their time in the jungle?

John McPhee

John McPhee
John is a no-nonsense former Army sergeant and has some big missions under his belt

John is a former U.S. Army sergeant major who, er, helped capture Saddam Hussein. His novice is professional cheerleader Nakeisha.

Jason White

Jason White
Jason has done some of the most dangerous jobs in the world in the past

Jason is a former Recon Marine, and had experience as a combat diver. But will he sink or swim with his novice partner, etiquette coach Elaine.

Ras Vaughan

Ras Vaughn
Ras Vaughn is no stranger to the mental game of keeping going when things get tough

Ras is an off-the-grid survivalist and experienced ultra-runner and long-distance walker. But has he got the legs to look after his team-mate, housewife Kristen, in the jungle?

Brady Cervantes

Brady Cervantes
Brady is a sniper — so will without doubt have the target of winning in his sights

Brady is a former US-Marine scout sniper. But will he be able to protect novice Claire, a fashion blogger, during their time in the jungle?

Hakim Isler

Hakim Isler
Hakim Isler is a real-life ninja, and is no stranger to using various knives and weapons

Hakim is a martial arts instructor who describes himself as a “ninja”. He is a fourth-degree black belt in American ninjutsu. Just the kind of person to look after a real-life Baywatch Babe, aka his novice partner in the jungle Angelica.

Tamra Hyde

Tamra Hyde
Tamra has lots of experience living the tough back-to-basics life

Tamra has worked as both a primitive living wilderness instructor and a back-country guide. She’s going to have to pull out all her expertise to get fashion student Maxwell through the series in one piece.

Ben Domain

Ben Domain
Ben has received some of the best training the world on how to survive and never give up

Ben is a former Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (S.E.R.E.) specialist. But will he be able to keep model Juliana, his partner in the jungle, out of harm’s way?

Terry Fossum

Terry Fossum
Terry has been a scout since he was a kid, and has a huge range of skills as a result

Terry is a life-long boy scout, and is a now a scout-master, but also works as an author, speaker and spends time helping others. He’s been teamed up with YouTuber and online personality Natalie.

The Kicking & Screaming novices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGrql2sTLiE

Juliana Herz

Juliana Herz
Juliana is a professional model, and can picture her face on the winner’s prize

Juliana is a full-time model, but looks don’t get you anywhere in the jungle! The expert survivalist she’s been teamed up with is Ben.

Angelica Bridges

Angelica Bridges
Angelica Bridges used to be on Baywatch, but will she be the one needing saving in the jungle?

Angelica is a former Baywatch babe who’s now a Beverly Hills mom. She was in the series from 1997-1998 as Taylor Walsh. Her main goal is just to get through it alive! She’s been teamed up with Hakim.

Maxwell Carr

Maxwell Carr
Maxwell turned up in the jungle with possibly the most impractical clothing of all the cast

Maxwell describes himself as “an amateur fashion student and a professional club-goer”, who isn’t shy about living it up on his mom’s credit card. His partner in the jungle is Tamra.

Claire Schreiner

Claire Schreiner
Claire was Miss Wyoming USA 2010 and competed in the Miss USA 2010 pageant

Claire is a stay-at-home wife, former beauty pageant winner and fashion blogger who lives in Hollywood, California. She has Brady as her expert guide in the jungle.

Samuel Shankland

Samuel Shankland
Sam was part of the winning US team at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in 2016

Samuel is a professional chess player, a grandmaster who plays in the United States team. But will he be able to out-move the other players on Kicking & Screaming? His expert survivalist on the show, Caleb, should be able to help.

Natalie Casanova

Natalie Casanova
Natalie has a massive following online, but the jungle is as far away from tech

Natalie is a professional gamer, YouTuber, livestreamer, host, voice actor…you name it. She uses the name The Zombi Unicorn online, and has more than 225,000 followers on YouTube and another 120,000 on Instagram. But while there might not be any unicorns in the jungle, there are lots of other beasts. Scout master Terry, her expert survivalist partner on the series, should help her keep her out of harm’s way.

Elaine Swann

Elaine Swann
Elaine teaches other people manners. But she can keep hers together among the creepy-crawlies?

Elaine is an etiquette coach, who helps people learn how to hone their manners. She’s been teamed up with former Recon Marine Jason.

Michael Forbs

Michael Forbs
Michael played college in football, but will it be a touchdown in the jungle for him?

Michael is a former football player who now works as a delivery driver in Atlanta. But will he be able to deliver the goods for his expert partner Jessie?

Nakeisha Turk

Nakeisha Turk
Cheerleader Nakeisha will hope she can shoot through all the hoops to win in the jungle

Nakeisha is a professional NBA cheerleader. She can only hope that her survivalist John, a former U.S. Army sergeant major, can help her win big on the show.

Kristen Kozak

Kristen Kozak
Kristen is used to creature comforts, now she better get used to creatures

Kristen is a housewife. But her off-the-grid survivalist Ras should be able to show her a thing or two about how to live without the luxuries of a modern-day home.

Kicking & Screaming airs Thursdays at 9/8c on FOX.


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