Big Brother Season 8 aired in 2007. It included fourteen houseguests. The youngest was 20 years old and related to the oldest houseguest! These talented individuals represented locations across America from Las Vegas, Nevada to New York City, New York and states all over America. It was a great season!
Ready to take a walk down memory lane?
Richard "Evil Dick" Donato.
Richard "Evil Dick" Donato was a 44 year old Bar Manager from Los Angeles when he entered the Big Brother home in 2007 for Season 8. Evil Dick is Daniele Donato's father. He finished in first place, and she finished in second place. He is known as one of the most controversial players ever.
In 2011, during the filming of Big Brother Season 13, he was diagnosed as HIV positive, the virus that causes AIDs. He doesn't know how he contracted the virus, but believe that it was from having unprotected sex with a female. He shared his diagnosis on an episode of VH1's Couple's Therapy.
Daniele Donato was a 20 years old Waitress from Huntington Beach, California when she entered the Big Brother house for Season 8. She wasn't the only Donato to enter the house! She competed very well, with the help of a relative, and she finished in 2nd place.
Daniele is married to a cast member from a future season (more to come on that later). She has one child. It was last reported that she was in college working towards a career.
Zachary Swerdzewski was a 30 year old Graphic Designer from Burbank, California when he walked through the front doors for Big Brother Season 8 in 2007. He was left in the home with two relatives, identified in this article, and he finished in 3rd place.
On his Instagram account, he lists himself as an Interface Engineer, Digital Nomad, Travel Enthusiast and PADI Scuba, and Inventor. He also indicates that he is the creator of peanutkeepaway.com
Jameka Cameron was a 28 year old School Counselor from Waldorf, Maryland in 2007. She was included in the cast for the Big Brother house for Season 8. She finished in 4th place.
Eric Scott Stein.
Eric Scott Stein was a 27 year old Talent Management Assistant from New York City, New York when he entered the Big Brother competition for Season 8 in 2007. He grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York and attended Boston University. He was evicted in 5th place. He can be found on Twitter.
Jessica Lynn Hughbanks Brokaw.
Jessica Lynn Hughbanks Brokaw was a 21 year old College Student from Haysburg, Kansas when she entered the Big Brother house to compete in 2007 for Season 8. She was evicted in 6th place. On July 28, 2012, Jessica married Matt Brokaw. Jessica is a Financial Advisor at a Credit Union.
Amber M. Siyavus.
Amber M. Siyavus was a 27 year old Cocktail Waitress from Las Vegas, Nevada when she entered the Big Brother house in 2007 for Season 8. In 2011, Amber was charged with DUI, drugs and child endangerment. The specific alleged charge: DUI-DRUGS, FAILURE TO DRIVE IN TRAVEL LANE, EXPIRED REGISTRATION, POSSESSION OF 1 OZ OR LESS- MARIJUANA, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUB-POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, CHILD ENDANGERMENT on Apr. 03, 2011
Sadly, in 2018 her 18 year old daughter, Lexi Tomcavage died in Ohio from an apparent suicide.
Jennifer "Jen" Marie Johnson.
Jennifer "Jen" Marie Johnson was a 23 year old Nanny from Beverly Hills, California when she became a houseguest in 2007 for Big Brother Season 8. She is listed as a Nanny, Estate Manager and a Bikini Model and residing in Los Angeles, California. She can be found on Twitter @JeniusLife.
Dustin Erikstrup was a 22 year old Shoe Salesman from Chicago, Illinois prior to being evicted in 9th place on Season 8 of CBS' Big Brother. Dustin is currently the Director of Fundraising Events at the Aids Foundation of Chicago.
Kail Harbick was a 37 year old Business Owner from McKenzie Bridge, Oregon, when she entered Season 8 of CBS' Big Brother. She is currently a business owner of Takodas, and has appeared in movies. Her last film was "Saving Winston" in 2011. She is married to Darrin Harbick, and they have 3 children.
Nicholas "Nick" Starcevic.
Nicholas "Nick" Starcevic was a 25 year old from Kimball, Minnesota when he was included on the cast list for the Big Brother Season 8 house. He was evicted on day 34. Nick married his long-time girlfriend, Griffin Swisher in 2018.
Michael "Mike" Dutz.
Michael "Mike" Dutz was a 26 year old Painting Contractor from Three Lakes, Wisconsin, when he entered the Big Brother Season 8 house. He lasted 26 days and was evicted on the 27th day. He can be found on LinkedIn.
Joseph "Joe" Barber II.
Joseph "Joe" Barber II was a 23 year old Receptionist from Chicago, Illinois when he entered the Big Brother house in 2007. He was one of the fourteen houseguests for Big Brother Season 8. He finished in 13th place, so he was the second one to be evicted. We found Joe's twitter.com/JoeBB8Twitter account, but it hasn't been used since 2013. We found his Facebook page, which was last active 2019.
Carol Journey was a 21 year old student from Lawrence, Kansas when she played the Big Brother game in 2007. She was the first one to be evicted. She can be found on Twitter or Instagram. She earned two Bachelor degrees from University of Kansas. She is an Enterprise Account Executive for Apple in New York.