Leron Jones (born November 15, 1982) is an American reality television personality and chef. He is best known for appearing on the History Channel’s series Swamp People, where he hunts alligators in the swamps of Louisiana with his cousin Anthony “Porkchop” Williams. He is also a skilled cook who runs a catering business and a food truck that serves Cajun cuisine.
Early Life & Family:
Leron Jones was born in Vacherie, Louisiana, United States, to a family of gator hunters. His mother Linda Jones passed away in 1992 leaving him in the care of his father. He has a sister sibling who is married and a brother named Leroy Jones. Leron grew up near the Mississippi border and learned how to hunt and fish from his grandfather and his cousin Porkchop.
Leron started his career as a chef at various restaurants and hotels in Louisiana. He developed his own style of cooking, which he calls “Cajun fusion”, combining traditional Cajun dishes with influences from other cuisines.
Leron Jones joined the cast of Swamp People during season 13, a reality show that follows the lives of alligator hunters in Louisiana. He teamed up with his cousin Porkchop. Together, they faced fierce competition and dangerous predators in the swamps. Leron Jones is known for being “hard-headed”, but also for having a good sense of humor and a great knowledge of the best fishing spots.
In addition to his television career, Leron Jones also runs his own catering business and food truck. He serves dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, fried alligator, and beignets.
In addition to working as a Chef Leron makes his money as an alligator hunter and reality television actor. As of 2023, he has an estimated net worth of $350,000.
Leron Jones is a devout Christian who enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing basketball and video games, and listening to music. He is married to Lona Lani Jones who is into photography. The pair welcomed their youngest son Lion Malik Jones in 2017. However, this is not the only time Leron shared a conjugal life, previously he was married and gave birth to children. The identity of his ex-wife is not known for now.
Relationship with Troy Landry:
Leron Jones has a relationship with Troy Landry as a fellow cast member of Swamp People. They both appear on the History Channel’s series that follows the lives of alligator hunters in Louisiana. Leron Jones joined the show in season 13, while Troy Landry has been on the show since season 12. They both hunt gators in the Atchafalaya River Basin with their respective teams and family members. They also share a passion for cooking and Cajun cuisine.
Leron Jones has the following physical traits:
He is a tall and muscular man with dark skin and black hair.
He has a beard and a mustache that he sometimes shaves or trims.
He has brown eyes and a friendly smile.
He wears casual and comfortable clothes, such as t-shirts, jeans, shorts, and sneakers.
He also wears protective gear when hunting gators, such as boots, gloves, vests, and sunglasses.
Chef Leron Jones
November 15, 1982
40 years old
Vacherie, Louisiana, United States
Lona Lani Jones
Lion Malik Jones
Reality Television Personality, Alligator Hunter, Chef