Joseph "Joe" Arvin was a HouseGuest on Big Brother 14. Joe was a member of Team Janelle in the Coaches twist. In Week 2, he was involved in a physical confrontation with HouseGuest Willie Hantz, which resulted in the latter's expulsion from the game after he was headbutted by Willie. Joe was evicted during the second round of the second Double Eviction by a 3–0 vote, placing sixth and becoming the fourth member of the Jury.


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Name: Joe Arvin
Age: 41
Hometown: Lexington, Ky. (living in Schererville, Ind.)
Occupation: Chef
Three adjectives that describe you: Leader, performer and entertainer.
Favorite Activities: Watching my kids play sports, compete and see them have that drive to win.
Most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: It will be hard to have everyday, every minute, every second of my life on the air. I think at times I will want to crawl into a hole and hide.
Strategy for winning “Big Brother:” I plan to use my cooking skills to help get me to the end. Every one loves to eat, never get rid of the cook!
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most or least: My favorites were Chicken George, because he was able to move around undetected for much of the time, and Will, who won by acting like he was crazy. Come on that’s talent.
What are you afraid of: I am not a big fan of being alone. I love to have people around me at all times. It comforts me. It makes me happy. I would also say heights. I get upset and dizzy. What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Never giving up, my will to win and being a mentor to my kids.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Inspire, dream, cook. That’s how you become GREAT!
What would you take into the house and why: A football to remind me everyday that it’s a game and I will win. A cookbook since I’m always studying my art and a family photo because I never forget where I come from and who I am fighting for.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 14

Competition History

Week 1 HOH/HTR Safe
Coaches Competition Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Coaches Competition Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Coaches Competition Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have-Not
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have/Have-Not Phase Over

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Ineligible
Kara Monaco Yes
2 JoJo Spatafora Yes
3 Nominated
4 Frank Eudy No
5 Nominated
6 Mike Malin Yes
Post-POV Nominee
7 Britney Haynes Yes
8 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Ian Terry Yes

Post Big Brother

  • Joe appeared in the "Thanks, But No Thanksgiving" episode of Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network on November 16, 2014.
  • Joe competed on Season 3 of ABC's The Taste in 2014. Joe was the fifth person eliminated from the competition after losing the Taste Off.
  • Joe attended the premiere of Big Brother 20.[2]


  • Joe was the last member of Team Janelle remaining in the game.
  • Joe was an alternate and was put into the game when Mike, a sailing instructor, quit before the show began.
  • Joe and Mike Malin are the only houseguests to share a zing from Zingbot and not have their own individual zings.


Big Brother 14 (US) Houseguests
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