Colby Donaldson was born on April 1, 1974 in Christoval, Texas, USA and was a successful, self-employed custom auto designer and builder in Dallas, Texas before he was cast on the second season of the hit reality show Survivor.
Colby graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in business marketing.
He is a competitive athlete and he enjoys water skiing and mountain biking before gathering with friends for a barbecue.
When he is not customizing cars, Colby enjoys designing and building furniture and playing sports.
Since appearing on Survivor, Colby has pursued a career in acting and has appeared on hit shows such as Bones, Las Vegas, 8 Simple Rules... For Dating My Teenage Daughter and JAG
As of 2007, Colby resides in Los Angeles.