James Bobo Fay Wiki/Bio: Age, married life, Wife, health issue, net worth.

James “Bobo” Fay is an American researcher and explorer who has devoted his whole life finding Bigfoot. His passion for the being also gained him reality Tv show alongside popularity. Fay is core cast member of Animal Planet hit series “Finding Bigfoot.” The tv show chronicles the expedition of four-members including Fay as they collect information and search for Bigfoot.

According to North American folklore, Bigfoot or Sasquatch is a hairy, upright-walking, ape-like being who reportedly dwells in the wilderness and leaves behind large footprints. Even though some videos claiming Bigfoot make rounds on the internet and people state to have seen in real life, no actual proof has settled the debate about their existence. As for Fay, he says to have seen his first Bigfoot in 2001 while on an investigation with veteran Bigfoot researcher John Freitas.

Finding Big Foot star James Bobo Fay

James Bobo Fay

Read below to learn about James “BoBo” Fay as we unveil his age, career, net worth, family, health issue, weight loss, and facts. Also, we will address if he is married to a wife?

Early Life

James Fay popular by his nickname BoBo was born in Manhattan Beach, California and raised there. He celebrates his birthday on April 15th, but the information about his age has not come out.

He was interested in Bigfoot and the mythical creature like loch ness monster at very young age. The interest was not driven by his parents as it was unique in the family. His father who goes by nickname “Fireball” would give him a hard time for pursuing Bigfooter. Despite his father not wanting, Fay followed the interest.

James Bobo Fay as a teenager

James Bobo Fay as a teenager

In teenage years he was very much interested in surfing, unknowingly developing a skill set that would help him in the future to access remote areas of the country for investigation of Bigfoot seen places while from the beach. There is also something interesting about his college life. While others may choose their college looking into college’s standards, education or tuition fee, James selected the college near to the areas where Bigfoot was spotted. Bobo attended Humboldt State University. In his leisure time, he would go out in the woods and start investigating on his own.


He started logging jobs with Native American crews to find more information about Bigfoot after finishing college. He would grab with two hands if he finds something new about this mysterious creature. To further extend his searching areas as well as extracting more valuable information, he took jobs of building roads in the wild across states. To keep an eye on the coastal areas, he started commercial fishing in Northern California.

In 1989, Bobo recorded his first investigation of multiple Bigfoot sightings. Later in 2001, while Bobo was investigating with John Freitas, veteran researcher of Bigfoot, he saw his first Sasquatch. Hard work always pays off, right? This accidental face off inspired him more and fueled his belief to introduce a new speech to the whole world. In a decade-long chasing, he has encountered with Bigfoot several times but hasn’t caught in the cameras clearly.

James BoBo Fay and Big Foot being

James “BoBo” Fay and Bigfooter 

He is now busier on fishing business but still manages times to take odd jobs which are mostly related to finding a Bigfoot which is not a surprise.  He never misses any news about Bigfoot and collects dozens of local Bigfoot sighting reports every year.

Fan following

James Bobo Fay has more than 44 thousand active followers on Twitter, and a similar number of people follows him on his official Facebook page. The hat which he usually wears that says “Gone Squatchin” is very popular among his fans and many websites commercially sales these hats.

Net Worth

He is the cast member of Animal Planet TV show “Finding Bigfoot” since 2011. The show has helped him gain a widespread popularity along with an impressive salary. Fay has an estimated net worth of $400,000.

Personal Life: If James “BoBo Fay Married? Who is the wife?

BoBo has opened about most of his professional life; perhaps we will have a book if we note down what he has to say about his expedition of Bigfooter being. However, when it comes to personal life, he has been reluctant to give out any information. Even the man has kept his married life a mystery.

Bobo is the kind of person who will light the place with his likable personality, and people close to him and those who know him have good things to say about him. Judging on his personal life, BoBo is a family man who likes to keep relationship close-knit.

Health Issue and Weight loss

Regarding health issue, Fay lately had to deal with a broken neck problem.  It was a minor compression fracture which Fay relates to the accident he suffered back in the past. In 2003 he came close to drowning in Mexico as he fell right on the head after plunging from 35ft height in a 6 ft water. Fay suspected of suffering spinal compression fracture from the incident. In 2017, he suffered car accident which tweaked again in the head.

James Bobo Fay Weight loss

James Bobo Fay Weight loss before(L) and after (R)

In the past, also, there were rumors of BoBo suffering from cancer after he had saved his head. Many fan thoughts he did it for chemo treatment. In truth, the long hair had given him the problem and driving him crazy; every time wind blew it would bring to his face.

Also, he significantly lost the weight which had nothing to do with illness. He changed eating habit to live a healthy lifestyle. He cut out soda, candy, pizza, and baked goods.


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  1. Dave February 19, 2019

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