Jacob Landry is a boat captain, an alligator hunter, and a reality television personality known for History Channel show “Swamp People.” He is the son of Troy Landry, a veteran alligator hunter and a crawfish harvester and distributor. Jacob has grown from a novice to a righthand man for his father. Over the years he has learned how to navigate the Louisiana Swamps and manage gator-hunting operations by himself. He has also shown his maturity by teaching Dusty Crum, a snake catcher who was new to alligator hunting. In this article, we will explore everything about this television star.
Jacob Landry was born on December 27, 1983, in Louisiana, U.S. He is the son of Troy Landry and Bernita Landry. He has two brothers, Chase and Brandon. He grew up in the swamps of Louisiana and learned fishing and hunting from his father. He was exposed to the family business of alligator hunting and crawfish harvesting from a young age. Supported by his eagerness, Jacob learned the tricks of the trade. As a part of the gator hunting troupe, he would raid the swamp area laying the bait, shooting, and most importantly securing the kill safely back to the home.
On the education side of things, there is no available information besides the fact he attended and graduated from high school in Louisiana.
Career & progression:
His family has been involved in various outdoor occupations such as hunting, shrimping, trapping, fishing, moss peddling, and lumberjacking for five generations. Jacob continues his father Troy Landry’s tradition of alligator hunting. He joined the cast of Swamp People in 2010 as Troy’s son and deckhand. And over the years he has assumed more responsible positions including taking charge of his father’s second gator boat and sometimes mentoring other hunters such as Dusty Crum, a snake catcher. He also runs a website named ‘chootem.com’ to help tourists guide gator hunting. Jacob has appeared in 93 episodes of Swamp People from 2010-2022.
Jacob also appeared in the spin-off “Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry” and was called as a guest for an episode of “The Queen Latifah Show” in 2014. He also served as the assistant director/lighting gaffer in the 2015 horror movie “Paranormal Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead.”
On Alligator hunting:
Jacob Landry has expressed his passion for alligator hunting in various interviews and said that it is a way of life for him and his family. He has also said that he enjoys the thrill and challenge of hunting dangerous creatures and that he respects them and never wastes any part of them. He has shared that he hunts alligators not only for money but also for conservation and tradition. He has also shared some of his tips and tricks for hunting alligators and said that he always tries to be prepared and cautious.
Social media Presence:
Jacob Landry has a social media presence on various platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He uses his social media accounts to share his personal and professional life with his fans and followers. He also posts updates on his alligator hunting adventures and his appearances on Swamp People and other shows.
He has a Facebook page under the name Jacob Landry (swamp People) which has over 1.5 Million followers. He also has a Twitter account under the name Jacob & Troy Landry which has over 23.5k followers. He often interacts with his fans and followers through his social media posts and responds to their comments and messages
Jacob Landry makes money from gator hunting, television endeavors, merchandise, and a family-owned crawfish business. In a remarkable season, the Landry family makes more in 30 days of hunting than nine months of crawfishing. As of 2023, Jacob has a net worth of $400,000.
Wife and Kids:
Jacob Landry is married to Lyndsi Landry. They got engaged in 2008 and married on August 7, 2009. They have been together for more than 13 years. They have two sons, Ridge Adam Landry and Kase Landry. The eldest son Ridge was born in June 2011, and the youngest son Kase was born in June 2015.
Jacob and Lyndsi are living a happy married life with their children in Pierre Part, Louisiana. Jacob often shares photos of his family on his social media accounts and expresses his love and gratitude for them. He also spends quality time with his family despite his busy schedule as an alligator hunter and a reality television star.
Despite an early age, their kids are not afraid to go near Alligators. Both kids are exposed to hunting and swamp life. Sooner or later, Jacob had to make his kids aware of the swamp lifestyle, so it is understandable what he is trying to do.