Matt Moneymaker: wiki/bio, age, wife, kids, net worth, finding bigfoot.

For the last two decades, Matt Moneymaker has devoted his entire career to searching evidence pointing towards the existence of bigfoot. Even though he remains a relatively unknown persona to the outside world, Matt is one of the most well-known bigfoot researchers. The founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, Matt is the first guy to built a commonplace for researchers to share their findings. The organization also paved the way for the local people to report sightings of bigfoot. At times when researches had no-one to depend on, Matt initiated a platform of collaboration for researchers worldwide. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki bio of Matt Moneymaker.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameMatthew John Moneymaker
Date of BirthSeptember 2, 1965
Place of BirthLos Angeles, USA
EducationBachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1992, studied Copyright Law at the University of Akron School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1996
ProfessionReality-TV actor,  Bigfoot Tracker
Net worth$1.5 million
WifeDorota Moneymaker
ChildrenLeo Moneymaker, Anna Moneymaker
ParentsRichard “Rich” Moneymaker
SiblingsOne Brother and one sister
Zodiac SignVirgo
First encounter with bigfootIn 1987
Finding Bigfoot
A reality TV series that aired on Animal Planet from 2011 to 2018 Followed Moneymaker and his team of researchers as they traveled to various locations to look for clues and witnesses of bigfoot. It Featured interviews, reenactments, night investigations, and town hall meetings.
Other media appearancesThe Unxplained (2021-2023), Expedition X (2021), JD vs Bigfoot the Ozark Outhouse Paradaox (2020), and Mysterious Encounters (2004)
PersonalityCurious, adventurous, determined, and charismatic
Other works Producer of DVD set “2003 International Bigfoot Symposium” of Willow Creek (2004), Co-producer “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science”(2001), Writer of “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,” documentary for the Discovery Channel (2001)
Finding Bigfoot Matt Moneymaker
Finding Bigfoot star Matt Moneymaker

Finding interests

Matt Moneymaker was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. When he was 11 years of age, Matt was introduced to documentaries depicting bigfoots and other strange phenomena. A prominent part of TV in the early years, the documentaries demanded all of Matt’s attention, and he was more than happy to give it. Mark was fascinated by the subject and devoured every documentary made on the subject. Since then, Matt has never lost the spark which first encouraged him to began exploring for bigfoots.

Putting things into action

During his period at UCLA in the 1980s, Matt started reaching out to other bigfoot researchers. At the same time, Matt began his first expeditions. In 1987, Matt discovered bigfoot tracks in the mountains of Ventura County, CA. Inspired by the findings, Matt devoted all of his time to exploration. In the early 1990s, Matt moved to Akron, Ohio to attend law school. In 1994, Matt encountered a sasquatch in a wildlife refuge southeast, further solidifying his beliefs that bigfoot exists.

Common grounds

There is a limit to what a person can do on his own. Humbled by his experience, Matt decided to form an organization to support bigfoot research all around the world. The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization was established in 1995, by connecting bigfoot researchers across the internet. In 1996, the organization launched a website that allowed people to report sightings of bigfoot. Matt started running expeditions from the early 2000s. In 2000, during his first expedition, Matt recovered the Skookum Body Cast. The cast is considered to be the most damning evidence to prove the existence of bigfoot.

Matt Moneymaker

TV appearances

Over the years, Matt has also worked closely with TV channels producing several documentaries and TV shows on the subject. His first-ever documentary is Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, while Mysterious Encounters is the first TV show he produced. He joined the cast of  Finding Bigfoot from the very first season in 2011. Contrary to the title of the documentary none of the cast members including Ranae Holland, James Bobo Fay, Cliff Barackman were able to find Bigfoot. The show ended after 12 seasons on May 27, 2018.


Over the years, Matt has made numerous contributions to bigfoot research all around the globe. He was the first person to introduce sound blasting and howling as a technique for locating bigfoots. He is also the man behind the Ohio Howl, the long moaning howl of a big male sasquatch. In 1992, Matt gave a conference on the knock sounds made by bigfoots at Rutgers University for the International Society of Cryptozoology. He is also the first person to categorize and conduct big-scale expeditions in America.

Personal Life: Matt Moneymaker Wife and Children

Matt is currently in his 50’s the age considered far from charming youth. At such age one is expected to have married at least once. Matt Moneymaker’s life is no different. Matt married Dorota Moneymaker however when exactly the couple took wedding vows is not available. Together they have two children Leo and Anna Moneymaker. The eldest Leo was born in July 1996 and later in Nov of 2000 Anna was born. Off two Leo sometimes joins Matt in Bigfoot hunt and was seen assisting in a few episodes of the show Finding Bigfoot.

Matt Moneymaker along with wife and children
Matt Moneymaker along with wife Dorota Moneymaker and children Leo, Anna Moneymaker

Physical Traits

Physical TraitDescription
Height5′ 11″ (1.80 m)
WeightAbout 200 pounds (90 kilograms)
HairDark brown
FaceOval-shaped, with a prominent nose and chin
BeardSometimes has a stubble or a goatee
VoiceDeep, with a slight Californian accent
PiercingNone visible
ClothingUsually wears casual clothes, such as jeans, T-shirts, hoodies, and hats
AccessoriesOften carries a backpack, a flashlight, a camera, or a walkie-talkie
PostureStands upright, with confident gestures and expressions
MovementWalks briskly, with long strides and swinging arms

Matt Moneymaker FAQs

Is Matt Moneymaker his real name?Yes
Is Matt Moneymaker related to Chris Moneymaker?Yes
Is Matt Moneymaker the founder of BFRO?Yes
Is Matt Moneymaker still on Finding Bigfoot?Yes, he is part of the new special Finding Bigfoot: The Search Continues.
Is Matt Moneymaker on TikTok?No
Is Matt Moneymaker vegan?No
Is Matt Moneymaker a millionaire?Yes, his net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.
Is Matt Moneymaker from California?Yes, he was born in Los Angeles.
Is Matt Moneymaker living in Ohio?Yes, he resides in Ohio.
Is Matt Moneymaker a UCLA graduate?Yes, he has a BA in English Literature from UCLA.
Is Matt Moneymaker an actor?No, he is a TV personality and a bigfoot researcher.
Is Matt Moneymaker a skeptic?No, he is a believer in bigfoot.
Is Matt Moneymaker afraid of bigfoot?No, he respects and admires bigfoot.
Is Matt Moneymaker friends with Bobo Fay?Yes, they are close friends and colleagues.
Is Matt Moneymaker friends with Ranae Holland?Yes, they are friends and colleagues despite their different views on bigfoot.
Is Matt Moneymaker friends with Cliff Barackman?Yes, they are friends and colleagues who share a passion for bigfoot research.
Is Matt Moneymaker the best bigfoot caller?Yes, he is known for his ability to imitate bigfoot vocalizations and attract their responses.
Is Matt Moneymaker the tallest member of Finding Bigfoot?No
Is Matt Moneymaker the heaviest member of Finding Bigfoot?No
Is Matt Moneymaker the oldest member of Finding Bigfoot?No
Is Matt Moneymaker the youngest member of Finding Bigfoot?No
Has Matt Moneymaker seen bigfoot in person?Yes, he claims to have seen bigfoot several times in his life.
Has Matt Moneymaker captured bigfoot on camera?No, he has not been able to get a clear or conclusive footage of bigfoot yet.
Has Matt Moneymaker collected bigfoot DNA samples?Yes, he has collected and analyzed some hair and scat samples that could belong to bigfoot.
Has Matt Moneymaker written a book about bigfoot?No, he has not published a book about bigfoot yet.
Has Matt Moneymaker met other famous bigfoot researchers?Yes
Has Matt Moneymaker traveled to other countries to look for bigfoot?Yes, he has visited places such as Canada, Australia, China, Nepal, and Indonesia to search for bigfoot or its relatives.
Has Matt Moneymaker been injured or attacked by bigfoot?No, he has not suffered any physical harm from bigfoot.
Has Matt Moneymaker been sued or arrested for his bigfoot activities?No, he has not faced any legal troubles for his bigfoot activities.
Has Matt Moneymaker received any awards or honors for his bigfoot work?No, he has not received any official recognition or accolades for his bigfoot work.
Does Matt Moneymaker have a pet?No, he does not have a pet.
Does Matt Moneymaker have a tattoo?None visible


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