Most of us will shiver at the idea of getting near Alligator, the fierce look of the creature is enough to scare, let alone hunting them in the swamp. There are daring and fearless people like Troy Landry who pursue and kill the Alligator in the very place they inhabit. Landry does not hunt gator to seek thrill or pleasure it is a family business which pays the bill.
On the other hand, the profession has made him a TV star. Owing to his mainstay cast of “Swamp People,” a reality TV show on the history channel Landry has gained extensive fans followers. The show captures day to day activities of Troy Landry and other casts living in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin in Louisiana who hunt American alligators for a living.
In this article, we have covered everything you need to know about Troy Landry including his private aspect of life like married life, family, children.
Troy Landry Birthdate and Age
Landry was born on June 9, 1961, in Pierre Part, Louisiana, United States. The birthday currently makes him 56 years of age. Troy is of American Nationality and holds caucasian ethnicity.
Troy Landry career and profession
Five generation of Landry’s have been shrimpers, trappers, fishermen, moss peddlers, lumberjacks, and hunters. No wonder Troy took on the family business.
He shaped his career in professional Alligator hunting and commercial seafood business beginning with his childhood. Growing up, he would join his family members in the hunt of alligators meanwhile, he collected knowledge about the swamp animals inhabiting in the swamps area of the Atchafalaya River Basin in Louisiana.
He set his commercial seafood business in 1992 and has been successfully running. As a part of the business, Landry harvest and distribute the crawfish. He pulls in around 5,000,000-6,000,000 pounds of crawfish a year.
When the Allegator season opens for 30 days every year, Landry is occupied setting bait and running down the swamp with his boat and gun. His extensive knowledge of the swamps area in the Lousiana makes him the deadliest Alligator hunter. He takes Part in two different hunting season, in the East Zone and West Zone giving him sixty days of time. If the season plans out his way, Landry makes more in 30 days from Alligator hunting than what he earns from running crawfish business in nine months.
This risk-taker has been part of “Swamp People,” a reality TV show on History channel since its inception on August 22, 2010. The show has been a massive hit gaining extensive viewership worldwide. It currently runs in the ninth season.
Troy Landry Net Worth
In addition to alligator hunting and crawfish business, Landry family operates a seafood restaurant, gas station, and a convenience store business in Pierre Part, Louisiana. Troy earns a significant amount of money as the cast of Swamp People. Also, he uses his celebrity status to gain from product endorsement. Some wiki website assumes his net worth to be $2M in truth no actual data about his net worth has revealed.
Troy Landry married to his longtime wife Bernita Landry and father of three sons
Troy is married to 35 years of wife Bernita Landry, an achievement on itself. The down to earth couple got married in a wedding ceremony on September 26, 1981. Since the two have been leading a blissful married life and gave birth to two sons Jacob Landry on December 27, 1983, and youngest one Chase Landry on February 22, 1990.
Mr. and Mrs. Landry resides in their wood-house along the two-lane highway between Baton Rouge and Morgan city in Louisiana. Before that, they lived in a trailer on three acres of land for more than 30 years. In an interview, Troy told that he and his wife were saving money all those years to afford their dream wood-house.
This history channel star is also a wonderful dad and likes to spend time with his sons. He also gets along with his stepson Brandon Hotard (birthdate November 2, 1976) who was born from the previous relation Bernita had with another man.
All three of the sons has featured in the show helping him in the pursuit of Alligator. Among them, his second son Jacob has most featured and currently present on the show.
There is often confusion ringing about his stepson. When people Google “Brandon Landry” the results take them to Brandon Landry Obituary who was also from Louisana. To set the matter straight Brandon is alive and celebrated his 41st birthday last November. He has two beautiful daughters Rayne and Miley Hotard.
A short bio on Troy Landry wife, Bernita Landry
Bernita was born on July 16, 1958, currently making her 58 years of age. She graduated from Petterson High School in 1976. Bernita worked as a para, an educator at Pierre Part Elementary School for 21 years before she left the job in 2017. Currently, she runs family business alongside her husband.
Troy Landry Family
Troy was born as the eldest of four children from his father Duffy Landry and his mother, Myrtle Landry. His two brothers are Guy Landry and Bubba Landry. We do not have any information regarding his third brother.
Troy has five grandchildren. His eldest son Brandon has two daughters Miley and Rayne, his second son Jacob has two sons Ridge Adam Landry(Born June 2011) and Kase (Born 2015) with his wife Lyndsi Landry, and his youngest son Chase has a daughter Riley Blake Landry (Born March 18, 2017) with his girlfriend, Chelsea Kinsey.