Rob "Boston Rob" Mariano is an American television personality best known for appearing in several reality shows including Survivor and The Amazing Race with his wife, Amber Brkich Mariano.
Born in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, and raised in Canton, Massachusetts, Mariano attended Xaverian Brothers High School, where he played golf and tennis.
In 1999, Mariano graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Boston University and was also the Boston University coach of their Hockey rollerblade Team.
At the time he first entered Survivor, he was a 25 year old construction worker. He is a fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and wore the same Boston Red Sox hat on three of his four seasons on Survivor.