Alex Debogorski seemingly never runs out of stories to tell. After all, the man had to raise eleven children, and there is nothing better than stories. But now, Alex has a completely new audience, his fourteen grandchildren. Equipped with forty years of experience in the ice, Alex is now on a new mission, to make sure that he passes on everything he has learned on the ice. One of the first cast members of the reality TV series Ice Road Truckers, Alex has been around the trucking scene for quite a while now. While the man has taken some breaks due to his health, he remains as active as ever. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Alex Debogorski.
Alex Debogorski was born on the 4th of August 1953, in Berwyn, Alberta. Born to Polish parents, Irene and Stanley Debogorski, Alex was born in a cave north of Figure Eight Lake. His parents emigrated from Britain, where his father worked as a paratrooper. A part of the military unit The Red Berets, Stanely jumped into Holland on the second wave. On the other hand, Alex’s mother Irene graduated Cambridge with degrees in maths and music. The family moved to Canada in 1992, and Alex spent most of his life growing up on a farm. Like his three brothers and sisters, Alex attended a local high-school before going off to the University of Alberta.
After graduating from college, Alex began working in a tire store. After meeting his future wife Lousie, Alex decided to move to the Northwest Territory of Canada. He made the switch in 1996 and has been residing there ever since. Alex’s first started the trucking job in 1972 at just 19 years of age. He bought his first truck in 1980 and did various odd jobs before buying the truck. Over the years, Alex has worked as a taxi driver, coal miner, diamond prospector, a club bouncer, worked as an oil rigger and bought and sold mobile homes. Even though the jobs have no connection to each other, Alex believes that they have trained him for the trucking job.
When the producers of the History Channel went north in search of a charismatic leader for their new show, they met up with Alex Debogorski. The definition of charisma, Alex was an instant hit with the producers. The producers fell in love with his infectious laugh and endless stories and offered Alex a chance to work on the series. Since then, Alex has been a regular cast member and has featured in all eleven seasons.
Alex is also an author who wrote the best-selling book King of the Road: True Tales from a Legendary Ice Road Trucker. As a young kid, Alex has always wanted to be a real-life hero. He believes that his job as an ice road trucker has fulfilled his dreams.
“I’ve had the opportunity to be a real hero and I’ve had the opportunity to be a real ass, and I’ve taken that one, too!”
A family man, Alex has been married to Louise for more than 45 years. The pair tied the knot in 1972 and had 11 children. Alex has often used his fame to connect with fans around the world and to also improve the public perception of the trucking industry. An all-around great, there is simply no one like Alex Debogorski.