Who is Don Wildman?
Don Wildman was born on 27 March 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and is a narrator and host, well-known for his work on various shows including “Off Limits”, “Monumental Mysteries”, and “Mysteries at the Museum”. He also hosted the show “Weird Travels” which was shown on the Travel Channel.
The Riches of Don Wildman
How rich is Don Wildman? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at a minimum of $500,000, mostly earned through a successful career on television. He’s been doing hosting work since the late 1990s. and has also done some acting. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Education and Career Beginnings
Don grew up in Pitman, New Jersey and would attend the Quaker boarding school Westtown School located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. After matriculating, he continued his education at another Quaker school – Earlham College located in Richmond, Indiana. Discovering that he wanted to pursue a career in acting, he then trained at The Drama Studio in London, England. He initially began his career in New York, doing commercial work as well as making various stage performances. He appeared as a part of the play “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde”, but searching for opportunities eventually led him to join ESPN, becoming the host of the show “Men’s Journal”. He also appeared as a guest in the television series “Primetime Glick” in which he played the role of Sam Hoibins.
Don Wildman kicks off the day on KTLA Channel 5 Morning News with Wendy Burch and Chris Burrous.
Posted by Don Wildman on Sunday, April 15, 2012
2003 marked the start of his prominent hosting career, when he became the host of the show “Weird Travels”. The paranormal documentary series features various paranormal subjects around the world, including haunted locations and cryptozoological creatures. The show would run for a season of 26 episodes, which was aired from 2001 to 2006. Some of the topics of the show included Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the mysterious Nazca and Mayan civilizations, the legend of the Holy Grail, and UFO crop circles.
During this run in the show, he also appeared in two episodes of the soap opera “Passions”, and after a few minor projects, Wildman then became the host of 2008’s “Cities of the Underworld”, which is a documentary series aired on the History channel showcasing the subterranean culture and environment of various civilizations, initially hosted by Eric Geller before Wildman took over. Some of the places featured in the show include Naples in Italy, Bucharest in Romania, Prague in the Czech Republic, Chicago in the United States, and Jerusalem in Israel. The show ran for two seasons, and he would then move on to his next project which is “Off Limits”, aired from 2011 to 2013 on the Travel Channel, and aimed to reveal secrets of unexplored areas in various locations around the world.
Don is currently the host of three series, the first of which started in 2010 entitled “Mysteries at the Museum”, which focuses on museum artifacts with mysterious or unusual origins, and during its run of 19 season sas of 2018, has included artifacts such as the Mona Lisa, the Bonnie & Clyde rifle, the USS Intrepid, the Hope Diamond, and the Willamette Meteorite. In recent years, he’s covered Billaird Balls, the Legend of Zorro, the Doughnut, and the FDR Assassination.
— Don Wildman (@donwildman) January 5, 2018
In 2012, Don started hosting the self-explanatory “Filthy Cities”, and the following year became the host of “Mysteries at the Monument” on the Travel Channel, which showcases unsolved mysteries and historical stories behind the national monuments in the US, including the Hollywood Sign, a tombstone linked to the Mercy Brown Vampire Incident, the Miraculous Stairs in New Mexico, Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, and the Rocky Balboa Statue. The show subsequently expanded to other locations such as in London, England.
Personal Life, Incidents
For his personal life, it is known that Don is married to Melissa Haizlip, though no details about their relationship or marriage have been shared with the public, except that they are resident in Los Angeles, California. He mentioned in an interview that he is an avid scuba diver, and is also working towards getting a small-craft pilot’s license. He broke his collarbone once, while filming for the show “Men’s Journal”, and was in an accident while mountain biking down the Devil’s Staircase located in Sedona, Arizona. He can be spotted in numerous infomercials for products such as AAA Texas and CorEvolution Trainer.