William Neff only has eyes for the big game. An expert tracker, Neff is backed by his years of experience in the marines. One of the cast members of the reality TV series Mountain Monsters, Bill is often the one doing the heavy lifting. Onset, Bill pairs up with the expert trapper Willy McQuillian. The pair form an incredible team that is ready to take on anything and anyone. Even though Bill is one of the later addition to the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS), he gets along with the original trio/ founder John Trapper Tice, Jeff Headlee & Willy McQuillan. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of William Neff.
Life in the Marine:
William Neff, also known by nickname Wild Bill is a former US Marine and his experience is there for all to see. An expert in wilderness survival Will draws relevant experience from his time with the marines. Born and raised in Clay County, West Virginia, Will spent six years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined the marines, just after eight days of graduating high school. Since then, Will was stationed all around the United States and was deployed to Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines. During his time in the Navy, Will had several supposed encounters with the mythical creatures which are said to occupy the mountains.
After retiring from the Navy, Bill took on a normal job and had been at it for 27 years. But when Bill was invited by the producers of Mountain Monsters, he could not turn them down. Bill joined the cast of the Mountain Monsters in 2013 during its first season and is still part after six seasons. Bill is the right-hand man of an expert trapper and AIMS co-founder, Willy Mcquillain.
Getting the role in Mountain Monsters
With no prior experience working with the camera crew or acting credits, Bill is an unlikely breakthrough in the reality TV world. Speaking about his selection process Bill explains.
“They called me. They wanted to come to interview me. They wanted someone hyper, had a lot of energy and was tough as nails so they called West Virginia Trappers Association who said ‘we know just the person.’”
The producers flew from Los Angeles, Calif. to Columbus, Ohio, before driving to Summersville. Bill fondly recalls that the interview went so well, that the producers were calling him back within 30-minutes.
“It wasn’t 30 minutes and they were calling me back. Thirty minutes and they wanted me to sign a six-year contract. I told them ‘no, no, no.’ So, I signed a two-year contract and it’s been five years and I’m still here. Evidently, I am doing something right.”
Since then, Bill has been a regular part of the reality TV series, Mountain Monsters. For all the dangers involved with the show, Bill is glad to be on reality TV and is thankful to god.
“It’s awesome. How many people can even say they have been on TV? I never dreamed. The only reason I got this position is the radical old Marine that I am, that Almighty God made me. If I was doing this on my own, I can assure you I would screw it up.”
Even though, Bill left his stable job for 16 and 18-hour workday, he is happy to be on national television. After all, Bill was selected as part of the original six from a selection pool of 700 people.
“This has been one of the awesomest things I have ever done in my life to be on a national TV show. Out of millions of millions of people, they could pick, they interviewed 700 and they chose me as one of the six.”
Bill chooses to keep his family away from the media outlets. The information on his wife and children is virtually nonexistent. Since Bill is not active in social media platforms it makes even harder to track. Of what little we know of his personal life, Bill is a married man and has been so for a while. In an interview in 2017, Bill revealed that he had a wife and children and misses them due to work. The family lives in Nicholas County and love spending time with each other.
William Neff was born in June of 1966 in Clay County, West Virginia. Born to William Neff Sr., he is 54 years of age now. William is American and belongs to caucasian ethnicity.
Clay County, West Virginia, USA
William Neff Sr.
Television personality, Hunter& Trapper, Former U.S Marine