For a brief time, Matt Graham shared lovely on-screen chemistry with Joseph Teti. A hardcore survivalist, Graham feature as the survivalist in the reality TV series, Dual Survival. While the series has received its fair share of criticism, it was discovery’s premier take on the survival genre. The series which wrapped up in October of 2016, featured a hardcore survivalist alongside a trained military man, the series was well-received by fans around the world. But over the years, rating plummeted and the series was canceled after its ninth season. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Matt Graham.
Date of birth
August 8, 1974
49 as of 2023
Place of birth
Pierre, South Dakota
Primitive skills expert, TV host, Survival instructor, Author, Producer, Actor and Designer
Dual Survival, Dude, You’re Screwed, Live Free or Die, Bushcraft Build Off Challenge, First Man Out, Surviving the Stone Age
Between $1.5 million and $3 million
Tae kwon do, Judo, Wushu, Kung fu
Ran the Pacific Crest Trail (1700 miles) in 58 days
Fire making, shelter building, hunting, trapping, foraging, tracking, navigation, etc.
Utah desert, California mountains, Costa Rica jungle, etc.
Joe Teti, Dave Canterbury, Cody Lundin, etc.
Surviving with only a knife, surviving in extreme cold or heat, surviving in hostile environments or with predators, etc.
Stay calm and positive, assess your situation and resources, prioritize your needs (water, fire, shelter, food), adapt to your environment and improvise with what you have, signal for help if possible.
Dude, You’re Screwed (2013)
Dual Survival (2014-2015), Live Free or Die (2016), Bushcraft Build Off Challenge (2017), First Man Out (2019), Surviving the Stone Age (2020)
Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel
Generally positive reviews from critics and audiences
Epic Survival: Extreme Adventure, Stone Age Wisdom, and Lessons in Living from a Modern Hunter-Gatherer (July 14, 2015), co-author with Josh Young
Matt Graham shares his personal stories and experiences of living in the wild for decades and learning from various indigenous cultures. He also offers practical advice and tips on how to survive and thrive in any situation using primitive skills and natural wisdom.
Offers various courses and workshops on primitive skills and survival techniques
Involved in youth therapy projects and wilderness camps
A bit on the man himself
Matt Graham was born on the 8th of August 1974 in Pierre, South Dakota. Born and raised in Pierre, Graham has always been a hard-core wildlife survivalist, and signs were there to see. He became a triathlete and rock climber at the age of 15. According to discovery bio, at the age of 23, Graham ran the Pacific Crest Trail – 1,700 miles crossing the length of the California crest – in 58 days.
It is well-known that the hardcore survivalist community doesn’t have that many members. Everyone knows each other and often stays out of each other’s way. However, Matt Graham did some serious lobbying when Cody Lundin was fired from the show. Cody may have been fired after getting on the bad side of the producers, by the man also has a bone to pick with his successor, Matt Graham.
In the fourth season of the series, Graham and Cody starred alongside each other. However, this was an intricate ploy on Graham’s part to get some business out of Cody. Graham attempted to get an endorsement from a company, by claiming that he was the one who taught Lundin everything he knew. When the company reached out to Cody he denied the claim and the pair have been on bad terms ever since.
Graham’s mysterious book of matches
More often than not, fans are often trying to find the plot hole in the survival genre. Be it something staged or some item which makes the job easier, fans are always trying to discover new secrets. Back when the series was in its peak, fans spotted a book of matches in Graham’s hands. The matches seemingly changed colors when they were handed to Teti. This caused outrage amongst the fans, who asked for an official explanation.
His impact was felt
When Matt Graham left the show in its seventh season, the rating took a nosedive. This was also in part due to Jospeh leaving the show, but his absence was felt. He was replaced by Bill McConnell who lasted only a single season. While Graham was still on the show, it averaged around 1.5 million viewers. When the seventh season started airing in January of 2016, it struggled to even reach one million viewers.
Matt has an estimated net worth of between $1.5 million and $3 million as of 2023. His sources of income include his salary from hosting shows like Dual Survival, Dude, You’re Screwed, Live Free or Die, and others. He also earns from his book sales, endorsements, workshops, speaking engagements, product development, and consulting.
Personal Life: wife? kids?
Matt Graham is also a very private person who has not revealed much about his personal life or relationship status. He is reportedly married but the identity of his wife is unknown. However, this information is not confirmed by Matt himself and he may prefer to keep his marital status a secret. He has not been seen with any partner or spouse in public or on social media. He may be too busy with his survival adventures and projects to have time for romance. Or he may have found his true love in the wilderness and nature, which he considers his home and family. Whatever the case, Matt Graham seems to be happy and content with his life and career.
6ft 2inch or 1.9 m (approx.)
80-95Kg or 176- 209 pounds
Fair, tanned, weathered
Brown, thick, bushy
White, even, healthy
Long, muscular, veiny
Lean, toned, hairy
Large, rough, calloused
Flat, firm, hairy
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