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.
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.
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.
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.
— James Bobo Fay (@squatcher) May 17, 2015
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.