age, Marriede life, Wife, sons, Family, Net Worth

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. Landry does not hunt gators to seek thrill or pleasure it is a family business that pays the bill and in a way preserved his family tradition. Troy is part of the Landry family, a legendary clan of gator hunters who have been operating in the swamps of Louisiana for five generations. In this article, we take a closer look at the Wiki bio of Troy Landry.

Troy Landry is a professional alligator hunter and a reality TV star who appears on the History Channel show Swamp People. Troy is known as the “King of the Swamp” for his hunting skills and his knowledge of the swamp. He is also a crawfish harvester, wholesaler, and distributor in the off-season. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Troy Landry

Early Life:

Troy Landry is a 62-year-old American who was born on June 9, 1960, in Pierre Part, Louisiana to Duffy Landry and Myrtle Landry. He is of Caucasian descent and has a Gemini zodiac sign. Troy Landry has the qualities of being adaptable, outgoing, and smart. He grew up in Louisiana alongside his younger siblings Guy Landry and Bubba Landry. For five generations Landry family have called Swamp their home turning to shrimping, trapping, fishing, moss peddling, lumberjacking, and hunting. Troy is no exception and was quick to follow in their footsteps. Troy did not neglect his formal education and went to school in Louisiana. He also joined his family on hunting and fishing trips in the Atchafalaya River Basin in Louisiana. 

Career and progression:

Troy Landry got into gator hunsting and seas food business when he was still young. He owns his own gator boat and hunts gators for 30 days every year in September. Hunting gators is not easy, as he has to deal with storms, injuries, competition, and poachers in the swamp. Troy knows the Louisiana swamps well and is one of the most skilled hunters around. He also takes advantage of two different hunting seasons, in the East Zone and West Zone, giving him 60 days of hunting time. In a good season Troy makes more money from gator hunting than from his crawfish business, which he runs for nine months in the off-season.

Troy landry and his dead alligators
Troy Landry and his dead Alligators

Troy Landry also started his career as a crawfish harvester, wholesaler, and distributor in 1992. He established his own commercial seafood business and began selling crawfish and other seafood products to local restaurants and markets. He also expanded his business to other states. He runs his seafood business in the off-season when he is not hunting gators.

Swamp Pople:

Troy Landry’s television career began 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. He is also known for his catchphrase “Choot em” which has become popular on Swamp People merchandise. The show has set ratings records for the History Channel and has made Troy Landry famous.

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.

In addition to Swamp People and its spin-off, Troy has made several guest appeareances in 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.

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 offseason 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 via his Facebook account and thanked his fans and followers. He revealed that he had surgery for cancer and it was successful. In the message, Troy also meant business as he had set the resolution of recovering before the gator hunting season. Troy did recover in time and was back on the season 14 of Swamp People which premiered on Jan 5, 2023.

Personal Life:

Wife and Kids:

Troy is married to his longtime wife Bernita Landry who is Bernita  is two years older than him (born on July 16, 1958). The couple exchanged their wedding vows on September 26, 1981. And following the marriage the two 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

Before marrying Troy Bernita was a divorced and had a son, Brandon Hotard, from a previous marriage. She graduated from Petterson High School in 1976 and worked as a para/educator at Pierre Part Elementary School for 21 years until 2017. Troy’s previous relationship is unknown.


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.

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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