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Kevin O'Connor and Drew Feinberg are a team of Fraternity Brothers on The Amazing Race 1 and a team of Lifelong Friends on The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

Friends from New York, they would prove to be deceptively good racers, winning three legs on their way to finishing 4th. Although far ahead of last place team Joe & Bill in leg 10, failing to meet an hours of operation dropped them behind the leading teams and within striking distance of Joe & Bill. They were officially eliminated in leg 11 after their cab driver took them to the wrong entrance of Tiantan Park, causing them to fall behind Joe & Bill.

They would get invited back for The Amazing Race: All-Stars. Unfortunately, Drew was ill-fit to run the race due to his various ailments and injuries. They grumped their way through two legs, finishing 10th when Drew failed to notice that the speed limit had raised from 40km/h to 50km/h, and they were repeatedly passed by other teams on their way to the Pit Stop.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

"Like an old married couple: brief waves of calm in a sea of bickering, flooded with wiseass remarks and laughter."

Kevin and Drew met in 1984, when they became fraternity brothers in New York. When they heard about THE AMAZING RACE, they knew that it was "an unbelievable opportunity for two guys who had never been anywhere where you need a passport." They make a strong Team because they're both very competitive, and both feel that "it would sure be nice to win a million dollars!"

Kevin

I'd most like to receive a letter from: Dan Marino
Comfort item from home I'll miss the most: Pepsi
Hobby or activity I'll miss the most: Watching NCAA Basketball Tournament
I'd most like to receive a phone call from: Cindy Crawford
Sunday paper I read most often: New York Daily News
Favorite TV show: Seinfeld
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite Actor: Robert De Niro
Favorite Actress: Cindy Crawford
Favorite Music: Rock; Alternative

Drew

I'd most like to receive a letter from: Rosemary
Comfort item from home I'll miss the most: Pizza; Internet; my own bed
Hobby or activity I'll miss the most: Following my favorite sports
I'd most like to receive a phone call from: Rosemary Alonzo; Mom and Dad
Sunday paper I read most often: News
Favorite TV show: Ally McBeal; NYPD Blue
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite Actor: Robert De Niro
Favorite Actress: Ingrid Bergman
Favorite Music: None[1]

The fraternity brothers from Season 1 are all grown up and married. Kevin & Drew met in a fraternity while attending St. Johns University and immediately hit it off. This high-spirited friendship paved the way for one of the most popular teams in the series' 10 seasons.

After falling short of the million dollars during Season 1, the fraternity brothers took their lovable banter to Discovery Channel's "Kevin and Drew Unleashed."

Kevin describes himself as loyal, analytical and outgoing, and has been performing stand-up comedy in New York City for the last three years. Drew describes himself as charismatic and honest. Both are admittedly hard-headed and stubborn which provides a constant stream of bickering between these two.

Although Kevin and Drew are still close, they don't see each other as much as they would like to due to work and family responsibilities. Both are looking forward to traveling the world together again and bringing home the $1 million.[2]

The Amazing Race 1

Race History

Kevin & Drew's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → South Africa → Zambia Air / Land Drew 9 of 11 [1]
2 2 Zambia → France Far / Near Kevin 5 of 10
3 3 France Used Fast Forward 1 of 9
4 4 France → Tunisia Full Body Brew / Full Body Massage Drew 2 of 8
5 5 Tunisia Listening / Puzzling Kevin 1 of 7
6 6 Tunisia → Italy Foot / Hoof Drew 4 of 6
7 7 Italy → India Glide / Ride Kevin 4 of 6
8 8 India Elephant / Row Boat Kevin 1 of 5
9 9 India → Thailand Public / Private Drew 3 of 5
10 10 Thailand Hike / Climb Kevin 3 of 4
11 11 Thailand → China Volley / Rally Drew 4 of 4
Average 3.36
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass

Notes:
1: Leg 1 had an unaired Roadblock where one teammate had to cook a whole ostrich egg for the whole team to eat. Drew was shown to have completed the task in the DVD release.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars

Race History

Kevin & Drew's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Ecuador Wrangle It / Recover It No Roadblock 10 of 11
2 2 Ecuador → Chile By Hand / By Machine Kevin 10 of 10
Average 10.00
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

Post-Race

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Kevin and Drew are the first team to win multiple legs in a single season.
  • First team to be eliminated in China.
  • First all-male team to be eliminated from the race.
  • First team to appear in some form on three seasons (including their Family Edition cameo).

External links

Interviews

Season 1

  • Susan L. Harper at New York Lawyer (09/05/2001): "Court Officer & Consultant Race for $1M"
  • Jane Clayson on The Early Show (11/29/2001): "Sadly Time Was Up For The Show's Abbott & Costello"
  • TV Guide Online (12/05/2001): "Chatting with Kevin & Drew"
  • TARflies (04/20/2003): "Q&A with Kevin"
  • Tatiana Morales on Early Show (07/02/2004): "Kevin and Drew Unleashed"
  • TARflies (05/08/2005): "A Friendly and Affable Fellow (Drew)"
  • David W. Taylor at Reality Reel Media (10/12/2005): "Peek-A-Boo, Kevin & Drew II. The Interview"

All-Stars

  • Hannah Storm on Early Show (02/25/2007): "Road Ends for Racing Brothers"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (02/26/2007): "Exclusive Interview: Kevin & Drew, 2nd Team Eliminated on The Amazing Race: All-Stars"
  • Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (02/26/2007): "Kevin and Drew talk about their All-Stars experience"
  • Eric Goldman at IGN (02/28/2007): "All-Stars Interview: Kevin & Drew"
  • Teeuwynn Woodruff on RealityNewsOnline (02/28/2007): "Don't Ever Go To Ecuador… At Least Don't Go High Up!"
  • TARflies (04/06/2007): "The Second Time Around"

Social Media Profiles

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