James Bobo Fay (Finding Bigfoot) illness, cancer, weight loss, wife, wiki

Who is James Bobo Fay?

James ‘Bobo’ Faywas born on 16 April 1961, in Manhattan Beach, California USA, so is currently aged 57. He is a researcher and explorer, but probably best recognized for being a reality television personality who appears in series “Finding Bigfoot”, which was aired on the Animal Planet network from 2011 to 2018.

Would you like to know more about Bobo’s professional career and family life? Is he suffering from cancer? Why did he lose his weight? How rich is he, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.

Posted by James "Bobo" Fay – Finding Bigfoot on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

James Bobo Fay Net Worth

His career in the entertainment industry started in 2007, and he has been active as a reality television personality ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich James Bobo Fay is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $400,000, accumulated mostly through his appearances in the show, with another source coming from his successful commercial fishing business.

Early Life and Education

Concerning his early life, Bobo spent his childhood in Manhattan Beach, where he was raised by his parents; other information about his parents and any siblings has not been revealed to the public yet. He became interested in finding the mythical creature called Bigfoot from an early age, but as a teenager he developed his a for surfing and amazing skills, which would help him to access isolated areas of the country in order to find the creature. Upon matriculation, he enrolled into Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, near the areas where Bigfoot had apparently been previously noticed.

James Bobo Fay

Career Beginnings

Speaking about his career, Bobo initially became an assistant of the Sublime band, which gave him an opportunity to travel and tour with them all around the country, so he could explore more about supposed mythical creatures. As time passed his passion for them only grew, so right after graduation, he worked various odd jobs, including building roads, logging with Native Americans and commercial fishing in Northern California, only to learn more about the legend of Bigfoot. In 2001, Bobo saw the creature for the first time, while former Bigfoot researcher John Freitas was exploring and investigating. Afterward, he stated that he has seen Bigfoot several more times, and he was not the only one, as some Native Americans saw him as well.

Rise to Fame

Bobo’s life completely changed in 2007. His interest in Bigfoots and passion for them led him to become involved in the entertainment industry. He made his debut appearance as a member of the investigation crew in the documentary “Operation Nightscream 2003”, followed by his appearance in the documentary TV series “Monsterquest” (2008-2009), which marked the establishment of an increase of his net worth.

“Finding Bigfoot”

Bobo also caught the attention of the producers of a widely famous TV network, who had decided to make a documentary reality TV series about the quests; he accepted their offer and joined the cast of the Animal Planet network series “Finding Bigfoot”, which premiered on 29 May 2011, with the last episode airing on 27 May 2018, after nine seasons and 100 episodes, which increased enormously his popularity and added a considerable amount to his net worth. Bobo appears in the show as a part of the team, alongside Matt Moneymaker, who is the founder and president of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, field biologist Ranae Holland, and Bigfoot field researcher and jazz musician Cliff Barackman.

About the Show and Bigfoot

The reality series “Finding Bigfoot” follows the team of four explorers and researchers who are looking for potential evidence of the existence of Bigfoot in the wildernesses of the US and Canada, especially the Pacific Northwest. According to national folklore of North America, Bigfoot – also known as Sasquatch – is believed to be a huge hairy creature which looks like an ape and leaves behind enormous footprints. Although not only Bobo has seen the creature but also some other people, there is no essential proof which confirms its existence.

Other Appearances and Projects

Additional to his involvement in “Finding Bigfoot”, Bobo has appeared in other television shows such as “The Joe Rogan Experience”, “The Jeff Probst Show”, and the short documentary film “American Bigfoot”, among many others, all of which increased further his net worth.

Apart from his career as a reality television personality and Bigfoot researcher, Bobo still works as a commercial fisherman.

Personal Life, Appearance, and His Trademark

When it comes to his personal life, Bobo tends to keep it away from the eyes of the public, so there is no information as to whether he is married or single. His current residence is in Eureka, California.

Speaking about his appearance, he is quite tall as he stands at a height of 6ft 4ins (1.93m), while information of his weight is unknown. Bobo’s trademark is his caps with such inscriptions as ‘Gone Squatchin’ and ‘Keep It Squatchy’, which is very popular among his fans.

Cancer Rumors and Weight Loss

In late 2016, there were rumors that Bobo suffered from the illness of abnormal cell growth or cancer, as he shaved his hair; many of his fans were convinced that this was due to chemo treatments. Fortunately, he denied it via his Facebook post, saying that there was nothing to worry about regarding his health. Another reason for the rumors about cancer was his weight loss, which was quite significant as the result of a healthier diet, and Bobo began to exercise almost every day.

Social Media Presence

In addition to his involvement in the entertainment industry as a reality TV star, Bobo is also an active member on the social media scene, across many of the most popular sites which he uses mostly to promote his job. So, he runs his official Twitter account, on which he has more than 43,000 followers, and his official Facebook page. Besides that, he has also launched the website of their organization, on which you can find more information.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter. Olivia studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010.

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17 Comments

  1. I do think there’s a squatch reality show back in these woods. lol (show watchers will get this). And yes baby, Finding Bigfoot is back baby. It’s on discovery +.

    Let the hunt begin again. Even skeptic Renee is back on board. Loved that/this show.

    Sasquatch is real.

  2. I really wish the show would come back on. It was very entertaining and Bobo made the show even more fun to watch. I LOVE Bobo. He not only is good looking but he has a great personality. PLEASE COME BACK.

    1. LOVE Bobo too!!! Kind of worried about him after watching the Hulu Documentary Sasquatch.. he was so thin!

  3. “Olivia”, is English not your first language? I realize you don’t need to pass English to get a degree in “journalism”, but come on! This article is just painful to read. You write like English is your 3rd or 4th language. No, it’s not “British English”. I studied at Oxford. Please don’t refer to the Sasquatch People as “mythical creatures”. They’re people. Just people. All I wanted to know is why Bobo lost so much weight, and I had to be subjected to this atrocity. Ugh. Journalism truly is dead…

  4. Well that was a lack of journalism, if one cant see not only in appearance but demeanor as well , the jolly giant bobo is gone….

  5. I hate everything about you olivia this article was painful to read, I studied bigfoot at harvard and you called them fake, I NEDD TO REITTERATE!!!!!! I HATE YOU, ROT!!!

  6. My associate Dr. Gobbo is very stressed at this article, he hasn’t slept in 4 days. Almost everyday he is foaming at the mouth at the atrociousness of this article.

  7. Hello BOBO, I have hurd that your are dead, can you confirm this for me, also great job on this website, it is very well made and fun to look at, i didnot know you could make websites, very cool pictures too, did you take them?, Also i have aids and need money for treatment so please send me sum

    1. Dr Gobbo

      This is mama gobbo !!

      May I remind you that you was brought up better then this and in future , please articulate you anger better !! Use your words , as it really does make us gibbo’s look like fools, when your having a go at someone for lack of writing skills but didn’t check your own spelling or punctuation –

      NEED * I remind you sir , that by carrying the gobbo name , you carry great responsibility’s and you must do better !!
      And please fire that assistant, mummy still can’t forgive your affair and the pain and embarrassment it causes your wife Bertha at the country club makes me want to reconsider my will ,
      Now be a good boy gobbo and do what mummy says
      Love mummy gobbo

  8. While Bigfoot research is interesting in itself, unfortunately it brings out class A buttholes like Bobo. He is one of the clowns of reality TV that thinks of himself as much more intelligent and important than they are. His arrogant attitude shows itself repeatedly throughout the episodes, and he lacks the scientific demeanor that qualifies those that are true professionals. The real stars of any investigative effort understand that they are only there to provide a vehicle with which to convey information. There is no room for egos in science. He may as well get a job in the circus.

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