6 TV Personalities Who Would Survive ‘The Walking Dead’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

john cohn all star zombie survival team 6 TV Personalities Who Would Survive The Walking Dead

John Cohn (The Colony: Season 1) – “The Inventor”

While John Cohn may easily be the lowest profile all-star in the group, he is certainly the most resourceful. For almost three months, Cohn lived a simulated, yet completely realistic life of survival on the first season of Discovery’s The Colony.

During that time, the Carnegie Mellon University and M.I.T. alum single-handedly built a gasifier, a flamethrower, a taser, a spark-gap transmitter, a tesla coil, an ozonator and a mechanism that would allow their found solar panels to track and move with the sun. On top of it all, he built all of these amazing creations out of junk that was just laying around.

Currently, the self-described mad scientist is the Chief Scientist for Design Automation at IBM and 1 of the only 67 IBM fellows (the top most rank scientists) in IBM’s technical community of over 200,000.

If Cohn’s proven genius on The Colony isn’t enough, check out what this famed inventor had to say when I asked him how he’d do in a zombie apocalypse:

“I feel I’d survive pretty well in the zombie apocalypse. Being the neurotic, liberal nice guy I am, I think I’d first try to reason with the un-dead [and] if that didn’t work, I’d shoot them through with a air powered flaming javelin that was long enough to pin them in place. You don’t want flaming zombies running around and catching your house on fire.”

For a man who has accomplished everything he has put his mind to, the simple fact of Cohn telling me that he’d survive a zombie apocalypse makes me believe that he most certainly would. For these reasons, his amazing accomplishments and genius mind, John Cohn is “The Inventor.”

No word yet if The Colony has been picked up for a third season on Discovery.


Unfortunately, with zombies running the world and resources in short supply, what good would a genius inventor be without any items to use for his creations. Thankfully, we have “The Scavengers.”

Continue to find out who are “The Scavengers”…

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  1. Why would you need a team of 6 people? Billy the Exterminator would take care of that pesky zombie problem single-handed. (Okay, maybe with a little help from his brother Ricky or his dad Bill.) If Billy finds that he likes killing zombies as much as he likes killing wasps, zombies won’t be safe anywhere!

  2. 1. Spartacus (seriously… spartacus) – the warrior

    2. Ben from lost – the cunning sophisticated dude

    3. Sam winchester (you said no dean)

    4. walker texas ranger

  3. If this ever became a show I would so watch it. I like how people are presenting characters instead of real people. Just because they play a bad ass in film doesn’t mean I want them protecting me from zombies.

    Although I do agree on The Mythbusters. Not as a replacement just back-ups.

    • I kind of thought picking fictional characters was against the rule anyway. And yet some keep doing it.

  4. I think I’d have to have one of the teams from Amerian Loggers or Swamp Loggers as the Secret Weapon. They’re already experts with chainsaws!!

  5. I vote for dee snider!!! Strangeland!!! zombies would be totally screwed

  6. Whabout Mantracker?

    • ugh YES! lose the american friggin pickers and bring in the badass cowboy who can spot a broken twig from 26 miles away at a full gallop on horseback

    • ugh YES! lose the american pickers and bring in the awesome cowboy who can spot a broken twig from 26 miles away at a full gallop on horseback

  7. What would your list look like for fictional TV characters?

  8. Richard “Dick” Marcinko.


    But, I REALLY like your pick of Les Stroud and John Cohn.

  9. Where’s Ronda Rousey, or Chael Sonnen, or Brian Stann and Tim Kennedy? All four of them would do just fine. Lol.