The untold truth of Joseph “Joe” Teti: wiki/bio, net worth, age, career, leaving Dual Survival.

For around four seasons, Joseph “Joe” Teti was the face of the reality TV series, Dual Survival. He assumed the mantle of a host at the start of the third season. Teti replaced Dave Canterbury as the host and ticked all the boxes. As the reality show features a pair of survival experts in challenging environments, the producers wanted a real military man to solve the problem of the host. They found Joseph a perfect fit for the TV show like his predecessor had done extensive military training. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Joseph Teti.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameJoseph Teti
Date of birthDecember 10, 1964
Place of birthUSA
Age59 years old (as of 2023)
Zodiac signSagittarius
Television careerCo-hosted Dual Survival on Discovery Channel from 2013 to 2015
Other showMeet the pressers (2020-2022)
Marital statusNo confirmed information available
Wife / Spouse / PartnerNo confirmed information available
Children / KidsNo confirmed information available
Net worth$300,000
PersonalityAdventurous, Courageous, and Resourceful

Lying on his resume

When David Canterbury announced that he will be leaving the TV series Dual Survival, the producers frantically searched for a new man to take up the job. As the job demanded a high level of physical strength and survival skills, the producers were on a hunt for someone who had the experience of working in the military. In the time being, they came across Joseph Teti. A man who spends most of his time in the wilderness, Joesph was a perfect fit for the series. The man had prior military training and was a perfect partner to the laid-back survivalist, Cody Lundin.

Dual Survival star Joe Teti
Dual Survival Star Joseph Joe Teti

But much like David Canterbury, many fans still believe that the producers might have hired another liar. While both David and Teti did their stints in the military, the pair might not have been straight forward in their resume. Joseph often mentions that he completed Special Forces Combat and Special Forces Sniper courses. But when asked about his regiment, Joseph revealed that the government unit was so secretive that he was not allowed to mention it. The fact was debunked by many army veterans including, Army Sergeant Major George Davenport. When Davenport checked with the Special Forces schools, there was no mention of any Joseph Teti.

Not is all as it seems

On-screen, David Teti and Cody Lundin share an incredible relationship. The pair seem to be the best of friends and are constantly covering each other’s backs. However, when Cody left the series after the fourth season, he revealed that he felt threatened by the presence of Joseph Teti. He revealed that Teti had a short fuse and would constantly intimidate Lundin with various weaponry. In an article published by the TMZ, it was revealed that Teti threatened to ‘bury’ him on a mountain while waving around an ice ax. During a shoot in Hawaii, Lundin said Teti threatened to impale him with a spear. Eventually, Lundin left the show and was replaced by Matt Graham after the fifth season.

Dual Survival star Joe Teti

Leaving the series

Joseph Teti left the series after the 5th season and was replaced by Grady Powell. But the series later revealed that Joseph had been fired. The decision was taken after Teti harmed a dog on-set. While the records are not cleared if Teti harmed the dog or killed it, the incident was taken very seriously by the higher-ups. As reported by the TMZ, “Joe Teti, a former Green Beret, was shooting one of the final scenes when some stray cats ran across the set … apparently fleeing from a dog. We’re told the dog actually got one of the cats in its jaws, and that’s when Teti went after the canine”. After the incident, the network released a memo that Joe Teti was not to be allowed on the network’s premises.

Net Worth

Joe Teti has an estimated net worth of $300,000 as of 2023. His sources of income include his television appearance, his book sales, and his speaking engagements. He is also the owner/instructor of a tactical training company, Spartan Americana, and a co-owner and founder of a supplement company, T1 Performance Nutrition.

Personal Life

As for his relationship status, marital status, kids, and family, there is not much confirmed information available. Joe Teti has never revealed his personal life to the public and has kept it very private. He has not shared if he is single, dating, engaged, or married. He has also not disclosed if he has any children or not. 

Joe Teti is a very secretive person who does not like to talk about his personal matters. He prefers to focus on his professional career and his passion for survival skills. 

Physical Traits

Physical TraitDescription
Height6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) (approx.)
Weight198-231 lbs or 90-105 kg (approx.)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Skin toneLight tan
Body typeMuscular and athletic
Facial featuresOval, Square jaw, prominent nose, stubble beard
TattoosNone vsible
Clothing styleCasual and rugged, often wears cargo pants, T-shirts, boots, and hats
AccessoriesA knife, a watch, and sunglasses
VoiceDeep, raspy, and authoritative

Joe Teti FAQs

Is Joe Teti his real name?Yes
Does Joe Teti have sniper and airborne qualifications?No
Is Joe Teti a combat veteran?No
Did Joe Teti harm a dog during the final episode of Season 6 of Dual Survival?Yes
Was Joe Teti dismissed from Dual Survival after Season 6?Yes
Did Joe Teti deny the accusations and defend himself on his official Facebook page?Yes
Did Joe Teti co-host Dual Survival on Discovery Channel from 2013 to 2015?Yes
Is Joe Teti an author of a book titled ‘Lone Operator: How to Survive & Thrive in the Modern Age’?Yes
Is Joe Teti the owner/instructor of a tactical training company, Spartan Americana?Yes
Is Joe Teti a co-owner and founder of a supplement company, T1 Performance Nutrition?Yes
Does Joe Teti have black hair and brown eyes?Yes
Does Joe Teti have a large cross tattoo on his right arm?non-visible
Does Joe Teti have some words tattooed on his back?non-visible
Does Joe Teti have several scars on his arms and legs?Yes
Does Joe Teti have an American accent with a slight Southern drawl?Yes
Is Joe Teti confident, assertive, and direct in his mannerisms?Yes

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