Dwaine Edgar is an American alligator hunter, television personality and former baseball player. He is best known for appearing on the reality television series Swamp People on History Channel. He is the son of Daniel Edgar, a legendary swamp man who runs a seafood business with his family in Louisiana.
Dwaine Edgar was born on October 25, 1972, in Louisiana to Daniel Edgar and Juanita Edgar. He has a brother named Joey Edgar and a sister named Danielle Edgar. He grew up in a family of alligator hunters and learned the trade from his father. Dwaine attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he played baseball as a relief pitcher.
He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 15th round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft, but he never made it to the major leagues. He played for the Oneonta Yankees in the New York-Penn League (A-) in 1994. He compiled a career record of 0 wins and 2 losses and a 10.54 ERA in his 14-game pitching career with the Oneonta Yankees. He only played during the 1994 season and did not advance to higher levels of professional baseball. Injuries became a major throne in his baseball career. After he tore the ligament in his elbow he could not capture the earlier form and gave up his dream to become a professional. He then became a teacher and coached baseball at a high school. He also helped his father with the family business of alligator hunting and fishing.
Dwaine Edgar made his television debut on Swamp People, a show that showcases the culture and tradition of the Cajun people who hunt alligators for a living. He joined the show in 2017 as a part of the Edgar family. He appeared on season 8 and season 9 of the show, along with his father and brother, where he showed his expertise and passion for hunting alligators. He has also shared some of his personal stories and challenges on the show.
Dwaine Edgar is known for his calm and patient personality, as well as his skill and experience in hunting alligators. He often uses his father’s boat to navigate the swamp.
Dwaine Edgar is also involved in the seafood business that his father Daniel runs with his family in Louisiana. The business is called St. Mary Seafood LLC and it specializes in selling fresh and frozen seafood products such as shrimp, crab, crawfish, oysters, fish, and alligator meat.
The business was established by Daniel Edgar in 1986 and it has grown to become one of the largest seafood suppliers in the region. The business operates from several locations, including Franklin, Morgan City, Houma, New Iberia, and Lafayette.
Dwaine Edgar helps his father with managing business operations and ensuring the quality and safety of the products. He also helps with harvesting and processing seafood products from their own boats and ponds.
Dwaine Edgar’s net worth is estimated to be around $800,000 as of 2023. He has accumulated his wealth from his television, family business and baseball career.
Wife & Kids:
Dwaine Edgar is a man of many passions. He loved baseball, hunting, and women. He had a talent for throwing fastballs and catching gators, but he had a hard time keeping his marriages together.
His first wife was Crystal L Edgar, whom he married in 1993. They had a son named Dorien, who inherited his father’s skills and spirit. But their relationship soon fizzled out, and they divorced in 2001.
He married his second wife Lenor Menchaca in 2006 in Galveston, TX. They had a son named Alexx. There are various reports suggesting this marriage also ended in a divorce which we can’t verify. Also, we could not verify his third marriage reportedly to Adrienne Marie, whom he is said to have married after he returned to his roots and joined his father’s alligator-hunting business.
From his relationship, Dwaine has given birth to four children two boys and two girls. Dorian is the eldest, Alexx is the second child, Gabriel is the third and Jolie Edgar is the youngest.
Dwaine Edgar’s ancestry is a mix of Creole and Cajun heritage. His mother was of Creole descent, which means she had a mixed ethnic background of French, African, Native American, and Spanish ancestry. His father was of Cajun descent, which means he had a French-Canadian ancestry that traced back to the Acadians who settled in Louisiana after being expelled from Canada. Dwaine and his brother Joey inherited their mother’s Creole heritage, while their sister Danielle inherited their father’s Cajun heritage. Dwaine’s family has a long history of fishing and hunting in the swamps of southern Louisiana, which they learned from their grandparents and passed on to their children and grandchildren.
Dwaine Edgar has the following physical traits:
He stands tall at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm).
He weighed 86 kilograms (190 lbs) which fluctuated over the years.
He has brown eyes and black hair.
He has a receding hairline that made his forehead look large1.
He usually wears casual clothes such as T-shirts, jeans, and caps. Sometimes he wears camouflage clothes when he goes hunting.
October 25, 1972
50 years old
Louisiana, United States
Crystal L Edgar
Joey Edgar, Danielle Edgar
Mixed (Francophone and others)
Crystal L Edgar (m.1993-2001), Lenor Menchaca (m.2006)
Gabriel Eddar, Alexx Edgar, Jolie Edgar, Dorien Edgar
Southern University and A&M College
Reality Television Personality, Alligator Hunter, Commercial Fisherman