George Allen Boswell (better known by his nickname Chicken George) was a houseguest on Big Brother 1 and later appeared on Big Brother 7. In both seasons, George placed fifth.

On Big Brother 1, George was known for his goofy antics and good nature which made him a likable figure amongst his fellow housemates and the viewing public. However, George later became surrounded in controversy when his wife and family members began campaigning for viewers to vote out some of the more popular houseguests to keep George in the game, which Brittany Petros became the victim of when she was evicted on Day 57. Since the other houseguests were unaware of the controversy, George appeared to be in a good position to go really far in the game, until a twist in the game had banished houseguest Brittany informing Josh Souza about the controversy surrounding George and his family. Josh didn't tell the other houseguests, including George, about the controversy until various "anti-George" banners were flown over the house, leading Josh to inform them about the news surrounding George. After hearing about the controversy surrounding him, George wanted to walk from the game, and attempted to convince the other houseguests to walk with him during the next live episode. However, when the next live show came around, nobody chose to walk from the game. Nonetheless, George was "marked for banishment" on Day 74 and was eventually banished on Day 79, landing him in 5th place.

In the early days of the game in Big Brother All Stars, George was often ridiculed and dismissed as a minor resident of the house. As time passed, however, he began gaining recognition as a potential threat due to his under-the-radar personality. However, he was nominated on Day 60 during the first live Fast Forward Eviction. He was evicted during the second half of the fast forward week by a 2-0 vote, placing 5th and becoming the fifth jury member. He voted for Mike Malin to win.


Big Brother 1 (US)

George Allen Boswell Biography

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Born in Rockford, Illinois on September 29, 1958, George is the eldest male of the Big Brother House Guests. He runs his own roofing company, Raincoat Roofing. He has been married for 22 years to the mother of his three children, ages 7 to 17.

George spends much of his leisure time volunteering for Rockford's Jefferson High School Fans Association. He likes to relax at two of his town's Italian eateries - Dom's Pizzeria and Linos. But when the mood hits for a burger, George opts instead for one of the local Beef-A-Roo restaurants. For a laugh, George likes the offbeat style of John Belushi and Dan Akroyd, ranking "The Blues Brothers" as his all-time favorite movie.

When it's time for relaxing on a bigger scale, George prefers the scenic countryside and waterways of Michigan's Upper Peninsula for his vacations.

Player History - Big Brother 1 (US)

Task History

Week 1 Weekly Task Loss
Week 2 Weekly Task Win
Week 3 Weekly Task Win
Week 4 Weekly Task Win
Week 5 Weekly Task Loss
Week 6 Weekly Task Loss
Week 7 Weekly Task Win
Luxury Loss
Week 8 Weekly Task Win
Week 9 Weekly Task Loss
Week 10 Weekly Task Win
Luxury Loss
Week 11 Weekly Task Loss
Luxury Loss

Nomination History

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Jean Jordan
William Collins
4 Curtis Kin
Jean Jordan
Josh Souza
6 Cassandra Waldon
Josh Souza
8 Brittany Petros
Josh Souza
Brittany Petros
Cassandra Waldon
Jamie Marie Kern
10 Curtis Kin
Josh Souza
Curtis Kin
11 Curtis Kin
Jamie Marie Kern
Curtis Kin
Eddie McGee
Jamie Marie Kern
Josh Souza

Player History - Big Brother 7 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 Co-HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Unable to Play
Luxury Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
HOH Redo Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Coup d'Etat Loss
Week 7 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Alison Irwin Yes
2 Nakomis Dedmon Yes
3 Used POV on Self Jase Wirey Yes
4 Diane Henry Yes
5 Kaysar Ridha Yes
6 Marcellas Reynolds Yes
Post-POV Nominee
8 Nominated
Finale Jury Member​ Mike Malin Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 7
Howie Gordon

Post Big-Brother

  • George is now working for Mecum Auto Auctions, which has been featured on television's Discovery HD Theater.
  • George appeared on Big Brother 10 to compete in the Week 5 Food competition as the representative for the first season. George received $1000 as a result of April Dowling answering her question incorrectly.[1]
  • George attended the premiere of Big Brother 20.[2][3]
  • George revealed in an interview that he now works for Mecum classic-car auctions on NBCSN.[4]


  • George is the second person to win his first HOH during his second season, following James Rhine.
    • They would both later be followed by Memphis Garrett and Enzo Palumbo
    • However, it was impossible for George to win an HOH during his first season due to the rules of the game at the time of his season.


Big Brother 1 (US) Houseguests
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Big Brother 7 (US) Houseguests
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