Not many people come in contact with crocodiles or alligators on a day-to-day basis and live to tell the tale about it. Well, professional alligator hunters sure get a dose of adventure daily in their lives. Sometimes, that dose may be more than which they can handle or which is necessary.
Professional alligator hunter and reality TV star Troy Landry runs a family business of hunting alligators. Their business is broadcasted on the reality show ‘Swamp People.’ To find out more about the day-to-day experiences of involving in that kind of business, to know more about his early life, his family, and the riches that it has provided, stay tuned with us.
|Full Name||Troy Landry|
|Date of Birth||June 9, 1960|
|Age||59 years old|
|Birthplace||Vivian, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter|
Troy Landry Bio and Age
Troy Landry was born on June 9, 1960, in Louisiana in the USA. His father’s name is Duffy Landry, and his mother’s name is Myrtle Landry. He holds an American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity. He and his brother Bubba Landry grew up with their parents in the Atchafalaya River basin of Louisiana.
As of 2019, Troy Landry is 59 years old.
Troy Landry Swamp People
Later in his life, Troy started to become famous as a professional alligator hunter. He became more famous after appearing on the reality TV show called ‘Swamp People.’ This docudrama show started on August 22, 2010, on the History Channel. It gained a lot of popularity among the people. This statement can be supported by the fact that it has more than ten seasons currently.
In the show, the true adventures of Troy and his families are broadcasted. Occasionally, Troy’s parents also make appearances on the show. Troy and his sons try to deliver as many alligators as possible during the hunting season. For that, they work very hard as it is the main source of their income.
Alligator hunters are required to have different skills in order for them to kill alligators successfully. Those techniques are passed from different generations. The new generation may also discover their own techniques in the process. With fierce competition in the market, brave, skilled, and careful ones make the most benefit.
With enough experience, one can catch many alligators. Reportedly, Troy has caught around 80 alligators in one day. Those brave stunts gave him the spot that he has now on Television. It became a popular show among the people who also benefitted the showrunners as it increased their ratings.
People always tune in to the channel to watch how the hunters catch the alligators. Alligator hunting is necessary to keep its population under control in Louisiana. Due to the show’s popularity, in 2018, another series names ‘Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry‘ started broadcasting.
Family Life (Wife and Kids)
Troy Landry is a very down-to-earth type of person. He is not like one of those whose image and success get the better of them. His nice behavior on the show has led his fans to investigate what kind of person he is in real life, not only in reel life.
Troy Landry underwent a long relationship with Bernita Landry before marrying her on September 26, 1981. Before marrying Troy, Bernita was Gerald Hotard’s wife, with whom she had a son called Brandon Hotard. However, they divorced, and to this date, Troy and Bernita have a nice relationship.
He loves his family and is very much a family person. Bernita is a school teacher and sometimes appears on the show. Troy gives the credit for his success to his wife. As the saying goes, “Behind every successful man, there is a woman,” their love for each other has made all their long years together with a blessing.
Troy Landry Son Dies
Troy and Bernita have two sons. They are Jacob Adam Landry and Chase M. Landry. Troy’s stepson, Brandon Hotard, is also involved in alligator-hunting. Once a rumor of his death, he suddenly disappeared from the show after filming fourteen episodes. Those rumors are nowhere near the truth. However, in 2015, one of his co-star’s son died in a car crash, to which he expressed his deepest sympathies.
Troy Lander Net worth
With hard work, money is only a small step away. Appearing on the show ‘Swamp People‘, he has made an impressive amount of money. His salary for each episode of the show is $25000, excluding the spin-offs and special episodes. In addition, he is also involved in the crawfish business.
Troy Landry has an approximate net worth of $2 million from his involvement in different businesses and the reality TV show ‘Swamp People’.
Furthermore, his involvement in the show led him to feature in the mobile game “Choot’Em Angry Swamp.” Besides that, his family happens to operate a seafood restaurant, a gas station, and a convenience store in Pierre Part, Louisiana. If you ever happen to visit there, do not forget to give that delicious seafood a try.
Social Media Presence
“The King of the Swamp,” referring to Troy Landry, has active followers on social networking sites. You can follow him with the link provided below.