Even though Zak Bagans is the man who took Ghost Adventures to new heights, he is not the only one. Behind the scenes, Zak was supported by an equally competent team. One of the team members is Nick Groff. One of the show’s original paranormal investigators, Nick was also in charge of the camera. The on-screen chemistry between Nick, Zak, and Aaron Goodwin was one of the major reasons for the show’s success. This is why long-time fans of the series were shocked to hear about Nick’s sudden departure. In this article, we will take a closer look at Nick’s departure from the series and his wiki-bio.
Nick Groff was born on the 19th of April 1980, in San Jose, California. Born and raised in California, Nick’s introduction to the paranormal came quite early. Talking about his first experience, Nick talked about the time when he came across a ghastly black figure in his house. After the incident, Nick started questioning and started learning more about the paranormal. Nick questioned his experience in the interview,
“Was it my imagination? Or was it something from my accident that made me more open to their world?”
Regardless of what it was, Nick was pulled into the paranormal world following the incident and has been researching ever since.
A career in reality TV:
Nick first rose to fame alongside Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, as they shot a 90-minute documentary entitled, Ghost Adventures. This was the first-ever episode of Ghost Adventures and has since gone on to become one of the best reality TV shows.
Even though Nick enjoyed shooting the first documentary, he never thought that it would reach the heights of today. In an interview with LovetoKnow, Nick revealed that he never thought Ghost Adventures would be a phenomenon.
“In the beginning, I thought we were just a couple of dudes going out to see if we could capture the unexplainable. If anything came of that, it would be awesome! I didn’t realize it would turn out to be such a phenomenon. Now here we are years later and still visiting amazing locations and gathering incredible evidence. It’s been a roller coaster ride.”
The original trio:
Even though Nick was interested in paranormal, he never pursued it with serious interest. This was until he met Zak and Aaron. The trio was united by common interests and their passion for the paranormal. Nick met Zak and Aaron during his University days at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“It wasn’t until I met Zak though, that we decided to capture it on video. I really wanted to try and see it with my own two eyes. I’d known Aaron for quite a while. The three of us teamed up and hit the road, never realizing where it would take us.”
Leaving the show:
Even though Nick, Zak, and Aaron shared incredible chemistry, Nick left the show in 2014. While neither party thought to release an official statement, fans speculated that Zak’s changing persona on-screen had something to do with it. During his final season of Ghost Adventures, Zak hogged most of the camera time and Nick didn’t like that. Since departing, Nick produced and starred on a short series Ghost Stalker. He also went on to star in Paranormal Lockdown (2016-2019). In 2020 Nick came with TV Series Sounds Scary and is an executive producer.
Nick Groff is happily married to Veronique Groff. The couple tied the knot in 2004 in Las Vegas. So far in the marriage, the pair have two lovely daughters. Their eldest daughter Annabelle Groffwas born in 2010 and Chloe Groff born in 2014.