Jonny Fairplay Biography
Jonny Fairplay is a former art consultant, professional wrestler, and reality television personality from the United States. He has competed on the reality TV show Survivor twice, finishing third on the seventh season, Survivor: Pearl Islands, and twentieth on the sixteenth season, Survivor: Micronesia.
How old Jonny Fairplay? – Age
He is 49 years old as f 11 March 2022. He was born in 1974 in Danville, Virginia, United States.
Jonny FairplayFamily – Education
He is the son of Patsy Hall. He attended George Washington High School before going on to Virginia Tech. He moved to Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon after college before settling in Los Angeles.
Jonny Fairplay Wife
Dalton and his girlfriend, Michelle Deighton, a contestant on WWE’s Tough Enough 2011 and America’s Next Top Model’s fourth season, had a daughter in 2008 and lived in Providence, North Carolina. On June 28, 2011, Dalton announced his divorce from Deighton via Twitter.
Jonny Fairplay Grandma
Fairplay is best known to Survivor fans for his elaborate “dead grandma” lie on his season of Survivor: Pearl Islands in 2003. During an episode in which loved ones came to visit, Fairplay had a friend pretend to tell him that his grandmother, the same one mentioned in the larceny case, had died.
Jonny Fairplay Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $400 Thousand.
Jonny Fairplay Teeth – Danny Bonaduce
On October 2, 2007, actor and political commentator Danny Bonaduce approached Dalton on stage and said, “They’re booing because they hate you.” Dalton followed and leaped on top of him, causing Bonaduce to react by flipping Dalton over his head and dropping him to the floor hard on his face. Dalton immediately left the stage, visibly bleeding from his face and allegedly losing a number of teeth. Dalton filed a police report and authorities were waiting to review the video of the incident before pressing battery charges against Bonaduce.
On October 5, 2007, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Boxer announced that Bonaduce would not be facing charges, stating that there was “insufficient evidence” that his actions were criminal. At the 2008 Fox Reality Really Awards, Dalton, and Bonaduce appeared together onstage and joked about the previous year’s incident. Dalton kissed Bonaduce on the lips and then Bonaduce spits an object out of his mouth which he joked was another one of Dalton’s teeth.
Jonny Fairplay Survivor
On Survivor: Pearl Islands, Dalton concocted “the greatest lie in Survivor history,” according to host Jeff Probst. Dalton devised a plan with a close friend named Dan, whom Dalton had designated to participate in a challenge involving contestants’ loved ones, before departing for Panama to compete on the show. Dan would dishonestly inform Dalton that his grandmother had died in order to generate sympathy for him and give him an advantage in the game.
In the eleventh episode of the season, Dan did so in front of the remaining competitors, who let an obviously distraught Dalton win the challenge so that he could spend time with Dan and learn more about his grandmother’s alleged death. Dalton’s grandma wasn’t dead; instead, she was at home “watching Jerry Springer,” as was rapidly made clear to the television audience, but the other candidates wouldn’t learn the truth until after the season had finished recording.
Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites, the show’s 16th season, premiered on January 3, 2008, when it was revealed that Fairplay was the only pre-All-Stars castaway to accept an invitation to join the tribe of returning competitors. Yet in the first episode, Fairplay pleaded for his tribe to eliminate him so he could go back to his unborn lover.
In 2010, Fairplay didn’t take part in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Jeff Probst responded, “The reason that Fairplay isn’t here is that this season is dubbed Heroes vs. Villains, not Survivor Quitters,” when asked why this is the case. In a 2010 interview, Fairplay admitted that he and Probst are feuding, saying, “It’s no secret that Jeff Probst hates me, and I don’t go out of my way to be his friend either.” Fairplay was inducted into the Xfinity “Survivor Hall of Fame” in 2013, along with Kim Spradlin and John Cochran. The only non-winner inducted into the Class of 2013 was Fairplay.
Jonny Fairplay Wrestling
Dalton began wrestling professionally in 1998 in North Carolina before moving to Oregon and launching his own promotion, New Dimension Wrestling (not to be confused with a similarly named Carolinas’ promotion with which he claimed to be affiliated). He worked as a promoter and commentator there. During this time, he also hosted his own weekly online professional wrestling radio talk show, with various wrestlers appearing as guests. Prior to Survivor, he worked as a personal assistant for professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper for a year and a half.
Fairplay signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in January 2005 and made his debut on January 21, 2005, but was cut short by A.J. Styles.He fought Styles for several weeks before bringing in Lex Luger to exact revenge. He made brief non-wrestling appearances in 2005 at Final Resolution and Destination X, and was defeated by Molly Holly at a WCWA event after a low blow and quick pin fall. On March 31, 2007, he also appeared in Ring of Honor, an American professional wrestling promotion, in Detroit, Michigan.
Fairplay made an appearance for Dragon Gate USA on April 1, 2011, endorsing Jimmy Rave as the promotion’s next breakout star, and on May 3, 2011, he appeared in a backstage scene for WFX Wrestling’s debut televised event, swindling U-Gene out of pocket money with a trick reminiscent of his famous Survivor lie. Fairplay persuaded U-Gene to sign a contract that made him his’manager slash best friend,’ promising to make him the biggest reality television star. On the third episode of Overload, U-Gene overhears Fairplay bragging about stealing all of his money, and Fairplay physically assaults U-Gene before revealing he used his money to help male bodybuilder and former Big Brother contestant Jessie Godderz join the roster of WFX. Fairplay has appeared in the West Coast Wrestling Connection as Ashton Vuitton’s on-screen manager since May 2014.