Troy Landry Wiki/Bio, net worth, prostate cancer, wife, and kids.

Most of us will shiver at the idea of getting near an Alligator, the fierce look of the creature is enough to scare, & pursuing them will be the last thing in mind. Even though it is dangerous there are people like Troy Landry who pursue and hunt the gator in the very place they inhabit. Troy is one of the most well-known and fearless alligator hunters in the bayou. He doubles down as an actor on Swamp People which is a reality TV show on the History Channel that follows the day-to-day activities of alligator hunters living in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin in Louisiana. Troy comes from a legendary clan of gator hunters who have been operating in the swamps of Louisiana for generations. As a man successfully carrying the family baton and being recognized as “King of the Swamp” must have been a proud moment for the television star. However, for all his gator hunting, Troy does not seek thrill or pleasure but it is a source of income and in a way preserves his family tradition. In this article, we take a closer look at the Wiki bio of Troy Landry.

Early Life:

Troy Landry is a Gemini-born 62-year-old American of Cajun origin. He was born on June 9, 1960, in Pierre Part, Louisiana to Duffy Landry and Myrtle Landry. Landry family have called Swamp their home for generations turning to shrimping, trapping, fishing, moss peddling, lumberjacking, and hunting, and Troy is the fifth generation in the line.

Swamp People Troy Landry
Troy Landry

Troy grew up in a small town in Louisiana, surrounded by the swamp and its creatures. He learned to hunt, fish, trap, and survive in the harsh environment from his father and grandfather, who were both skilled alligator hunters. He also helped his family with their seafood business, selling crawfish, shrimp, and other delicacies to the locals.

Troy loved the swamp and its mysteries. He would often sneak out of his house at night and explore the bayou with his brother Bubba, looking for gator nests, tracks, and signs. He would also practice his shooting skills with his father’s rifle, aiming at cans, bottles, and tree branches.

Troy was not very interested in school or books even though he attended a school in Louisiana. He preferred to learn from his own experience and from his elders. He was a curious and fearless boy, always ready to try new things and take risks.

Career and progression:

Troy’s early life shaped him into the man he is today: a professional alligator hunter, a reality TV star, a successful businessman, and a proud Cajun. He got into gator hunting at a young age when he used to hunt for their meat. In 1992, he started his own crawfish harvesting and distribution business. He spends about eight to nine months a year harvesting and marketing crawfish, which he buys from local fishermen and sells to customers in Louisiana and other states.

Troy landry and his dead alligators

When the annual gator hunting season opens in the Atchafalaya River Basin swamp, Troy participates which lasts for 60 days. He hunts alligators with his sons, Jacob and Chase, and his stepson, Brandon, using his signature rifles and his catchphrase “Choot em.”  He follows the strict regulations of gator hunting and he does not want them to become endangered again. In past interviews, he has gone on to say;

“Anytime an animal’s placed on the engendered species list and the population comes back strong and healthy enough for them to allow a hunting season, you can believe it, it’s very closely regulated and that’s where we at today.”

Troy is one of the most successful and fearless gator hunters in the bayou, filling more tags than any other swamper. He also has had some close calls and almost been bit by gators several times. He sells the alligator hides and meat for profit, and also appears on the reality TV show Swamp People on History Channel, which documents his gator hunting adventures. He also offers a rare opportunity for the public to hunt gators with him and his family.

He also owns a seafood restaurant called Landry’s Seafood restaurant in Pierre Part, Louisiana where he serves Cajun-Creole fare. Another business that Troy Landry has is his gas station and convenience store in Pierre Part, Louisiana, which he named after his father, Duffy’s Shell. He also sells bait for fishing and crawfishing at the store, which he catches himself. He also has a clothing line that features his catchphrase “Choot em” and his signature rifles that he designed with Savage Arms.

Television & Swamp Pople:

Troy Landry began his television career in 2010 when he joined the cast of Swamp People, a reality show on History Channel that follows the lives of alligator hunters in Louisiana. He is the main star of the show and has appeared in all 14 seasons so far. The show documents his adventures and challenges in the swamp, where he hunts alligators with his sons, Jacob and Chase, and other family and friends.

In addition to Swamp People, Troy Landry has also starred in a spin-off series called Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry, which aired in 2018. In this series, he travels across the southern U.S. to help people deal with various swamp-related problems such as invasive species, poachers, and rogue predators. Troy also stars in the show Swamp People: Serpent Invasion on the History Channel. On the show, he and his team are helping to combat the invasion of Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades, which are threatening the native wildlife and ecosystem.

Troy also has made several guest appeareances in other reality television shows. He was called in as a guest along with his son Jacob Landry at The Queen Latifah Show in 2014  where talked about their alligator hunting adventures.

Relationship with Daniel Edgar and Other cast members:

Troy Landry has shared his relationship with Daniel Edgar and other cast members. He respects Daniel Edgar as a fellow gator hunter and a successful seafood businessman. He considers some of the other cast members as his friends and allies in the swamp. He has said, “Together with my sons, Jacob and Chase, and a host of family and friends, the Landry gang runs an armada of boats each season to help control the gator population.” He sometimes competes with other cast members for the best gator-hunting spots and tags. He also collaborates with other cast members for special projects and challenges.

Net Worth:

Troy Landry has an estimated net worth of $3 Million. He earns most of his money from his show Swamp People and his off-season business of crawfish harvesting. He also sells his merchandise and exclusive content on his website. He is one of the richest cast members of Swamp People.

Prostate Cancer:

Troy Landry was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2022. On June 1, 2022, Troy updated on his health condition on Facebook revealing that he had surgery for cancer and it was successful. He also thanked his fans and followers. In the post, Troy also meant business as he had set his resolution to recover before the gator hunting season which he did. Troy made it in time and was present as the cast member of Swamp People season 14 which premiered on Jan 5, 2023.

Personal Life:

Wife and Kids:

Troy is married to his longtime wife Bernita Landry. Troy is two years younger than Bernita who was born on July 16, 1958. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on September 26, 1981. They lived in a trailer on three acres of land for more than 30 years and then moved to a wood house along the two-lane highway between Baton Rouge and Morgan City in Louisiana. In an interview, Troy revealed that he and his wife were saving money for years to afford their dream wooden house.

Troy Landry and his wife Bernita Landry

Bernita is a graduate of  Petterson High School  (g.1976) and worked as a para/educator for 21 years at Pierre Part Elementary School which was until 2017. While Troy’s previous relationships are unknown, Bernita was married before and had a son, Brandon Hotard, with her ex-husband.


In the years of togetherness as a married couple, Troy Landy and Bernita have given birth to two sons. Their eldest Jacob Landry was born on December 27, 1983, and Chase Landry was born on April 25, 1989.

Troy Landry Family 

Troy has a stepson Brandon Hotard (birthdate November 2, 1976) born from Bernita’s previous marriage. All three of the sons have featured in the show helping Troy in the Alligator pursuit. While Brandon made appeareances as a recurring cast member Chase and Jacob have been regularly featured.

Brandon Landry with his two daughters Miley and Rayne(R)

At one point there were rumors of the death of Brandon Landry which was due to an obituary page of a 24-year-old Brandon Landry coincidently he was also from Louisiana. As for Troy Landry’s stepson, Brandon is alive and in his 40s.


Troy and his wife Bernita extend the family line with grandkids of their own. Brandon has two daughters Miley and Rayne Hotard, his second son Jacob has two sons Ridge Adam Landry(Born June 2011) and Kase Landry (Born 2015) from his wife Lyndsi Landry, and his youngest son Chase has a daughter Riley Blake Landry (Born March 18, 2017) with his girlfriend, Chelsea Kinsey.

Physical Traits:

Troy is about 5ft 8ins (1.77m) tall and weighs around 195 lbs (88kgs). He has blue eyes and brown hair. He usually wears simple clothes and a cap, He has a thick Cajun accent and often says his catchphrase “Choot em” when hunting gators.

Social Media Presence:

Troy Landry has a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. He has a Facebook page with over 1.3 million likes and 1.4 million followers where He posts about his family, his show Swamp People, and his appearances at various events. He has a Twitter account with over 59.8K followers.

Troy Landry Wiki/Bio facts

Name: Troy Landry
Date of Birth June 9, 1960
Age 62 years old
Birth Place Pierre Part, Louisiana, United States
Parents Duffy Landry, Myrtle Landry
Siblings Guy Landry, Buba Landry
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Gender Male
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Marita Status Married
Spouse/Partner Bernita Landry
Children Brandon, Jacob, and Chase Landry
Education N/A
Profession Reality Television Actor, Businessowner, Alligator Hunter
Net Worth $3 Million
Height N/A

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