The Amazing Race: All Stars cast revealed

By David Knox on January 28, 2014 / Filed Under News 14

2014-01-28_1331The Amazing Race has revealed an “All Stars” cast of former contestants for its next season.

There are 11 teams vying for the $1M prizemoney and CBS touts a “dramatic twist,” in which one team will not make it to the starting line.

Amongst the teams returning are the Globetrotters, the Cowboys, Margie and her hearing-impaired son Luke, and YouTube hosts Joey & Meghan.

Phil Keoghan returns as host when the show launches February 23rd in the US.

No airdate has been announced for Australia yet.


Name: Leo Temory
Age: 27
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Restaurateur
Name: Jamal Zadran
Age: 26
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Current occupation: Owner, Z.I.G. (Zadran Investment Group)
Connection: Cousins
Nickname: Afghanimals
Previous season: 4th place on season 23
Memorable moment: Competing in the Angklung Detour in Indonesia and coming in first place on the leg.
Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 33
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: PhD Student in Biomedical Physics at UCLA
Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 30
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: TV Personality
Connection: Newlyweds
Nickname: Brenchel
Previous season: 3rd place on Season 20
Memorable moment: Unable to complete the Fast Forward in leg 10 when Rachel didn’t shave her head.
Name: Jennifer Wayne
Age: 31
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Current occupation: Songwriter
Name: Caroline Cutbirth
Age: 30
Hometown: Waca, Texas
Current occupation: Ramblin’ Music Promoter
Connection: Friends
Nickname: The Country Singers. Part of the band Stealing Angels.
Previous season: 4th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: Completed the bog challenge on the penultimate leg in Ireland, though Jen struggled and ultimately led to their demise.
Name: Cord McCoy
Age: 33
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.
Current occupation: Cowboy
Name: Jet McCoy
Age: 34
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
Current occupation: Rancher
Connection: Brothers
Nickname: The Cowboys
Previous season: 2nd place in Season 16 and 6th place in Season 18
Memorable moment: The only team to survive a non-elimination, complete a speed bump and place first in a leg following a last place finish.
Name: David O’Leary
Age: 59
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation: Real Estate Investor
Name: Connor O’Leary
Age: 22
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation: Student and Professional Cyclist
Connection: Father/Son Cancer Survivors
Previous season: 8th place Season 22
Memorable moment: Dave ruptured his Achilles tendon and tore his calf muscle at the end of leg two in French Polynesia. Even with Dave’s injury, the team went on to place first in the following two legs. Ultimately, they withdrew due to the injury in leg five.
Name: Herbert “Flight Time” Lang
Age: 37
Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.
Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
Name: Nate “Big Easy” Lofton
Age: 32
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
Connection: Friends
Nickname: The Globetrotters
Previous seasons: 4th place in Season 15 and 2nd place in Season 18
Memorable moment: In season 15, after taking a four hour penalty in Leg 11 for not completing the Road Block, they were eliminated in the Czech Republic.
Name: John Erck
Age: 28
Hometown: Mora, Minn.
Current occupation: iOS Developer
Name: Jessica Hoel
Age: 27
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Current occupation: Sales
Connection: Engaged
Previous season: 9th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: The only team with an Express Pass ever to be eliminated.
Name: Margie O’Donnell
Age: 56
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Current occupation: RN and Sr. Clinical Research Associate
Name: Luke Adams
Age: 28
Hometown: Philadelphia, Penn.
Current occupation: Advancement Associate/Motivational Speaker
Connection: Mother/Son
Previous seasons: 3rd place in Season 14 and 8th place in Season 18
Memorable moment: Finished in first place in their very first leg in Switzerland where Host Phil Keoghan used sign language to inform them.
Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Student
Name: Nadiya Anderson
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Studying to be a CrossFit Instructor
Connection: Twins
Nickname: Twinnies
Previous season: 4th place in Season 21
Memorable moment: Known for calling each other Twinnies and their exuberant energy.
Name: Joseph “Joey” Graceffa
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube Host
Name: Meghan Caramena
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube Host
Connection: Best friends
Previous season: 5th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: U-Turned in leg 10 and ultimately eliminated after struggling to stay ahead of their alliance, Mona & Beth.
Name: William “Bopper” Minton
Age: 43
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.
Current occupation: Unemployed
Name: Mark Jackson
Age: 47
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.
Current occupation: Unemployed
Connection: Friends
Nickname: Team Kentucky
Previous season: 5th place in Season 20
Memorable moment: Shaved their heads as part of the Fast Forward but ultimately were eliminated in leg 10.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. Bogues January 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm -

    Tell me when Brendon and Rachel get eliminated and I’ll start watching. I couldn’t stand Rachel in Big Brother (US), nor in The Amazing Race.

  2. harrypotter1994 January 29, 2014 at 3:12 am -

    Good to see Dave and Connor and Bopper and Mark back

    Will be fun to see some of the annoying teams again just for the fun of them annoying everyone else.

    Agreed though bout the 3rd time contestants. Many times ive liked a team but when they have come back ive liked them much less like Margie and Luke

  3. carolemorrissey January 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm -

    Looking forward to this season, glad to see some of the teams back. Hope 7 fast track it this time.

  4. deedeedragons January 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm -

    All the good teams could come back? I’ll root for like 3 teams.

  5. Bruce Banner January 28, 2014 at 7:46 pm -

    Glad The Twinnies are back!

  6. tomothyd January 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm -

    Some good but tired cast there. Would have like the chippendales, Sam his brother Dan, and a few others from seasons 12-16.

  7. Jas January 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm -

    There’s some fun teams there, I thought the YouTube pair were great value. They could have brought the Chippendales back, would have been good

  8. victweety January 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm -

    Tim & Marie were asked to return but turned it down.

    Also there is no Booper & Mark together….1 of them pulled out but I will not spoil it for you which one & who gets there spot. Wait and see……..

  9. The Idiot Box AU Blog January 28, 2014 at 4:51 pm -

    These All Star series are getting a little tired. I would’ve much preferred a new batch of contestants…

  10. peter January 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm -

    While I don’t don’t mind a All-Star season or returning teams in The Amazing Race, to see 3 of the 11 teams for next season returning for a 3rd time is just a little overboard

  11. JoeBloggs January 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm -

    3 teams having a 3rd go? Surely they could have found some others

  12. shazz January 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm -

    Joey Graceffa is the biggest closet case on Youtube. He is also a self-absorbed egotist who is in love with himself.

  13. Bella January 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm -

    Thanks David! Really looking forward to this new season.

    Hopefully Seven will air this soon.

  14. catherine January 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm -

    They put the Afghanimals in I wish they put Tim and Marie in there instead. They were entertaining.

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