Can a professional soldier be a popular TV person? If you’ve heard of Terry Schappert, then you know that the answer to this question is ‘Yes, sir!’ Meet a man who is expert on small arms and military tactics, a fearless guy who even jumped into the water full of sharks just for a good shot.
Terry Schappert’s Private Life
Terry Schappert was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 29 September 1962, in New York, USA, in Sun; this fifty-six-year-old has a younger brother, engaged in art. Terry had a happy childhood, and one of his most beautiful memories was the gift of a GI Joe Training Center from his grandpa while he was in a hospital recovering from a lung infection.
After finishing high school, Terry went to Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, where he enrolled at the University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology in 1988, and during which he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and also played football. He showed an interest in the army during the college, after he read a book about US Special Forces.
Is Terry Schappert Married?
This former Army guy has been married for over 30 years. The woman who stole his hearth is Stefanie, who was with him all the time through his service. As a wife of a professional soldier, their marriage faced various challenges, as she admitted in one interview with Fox:
‘It’s not really being away that’s the hard part. It’s very romantic in a way, when you think you might be losing the person you love. That supercedes everything else in the relationship. When they come home, it’s back to the old relationship and that’s where the challenges begin.’
But it seems that Terry and Stefanie have a strong and stable relationship. After Terry finally retired from the Army, the two of them enjoy a ‘normal’ life. The two of them don’t have kids so they are devoted to each other.
Guns are fun and all, but the best part of hosting #hollywoodweapons is playing dress-up. @molly.kuciemba just killed this makeup. What show are we testing? Also, should I shave my head for real?
Being a Green Beret
After graduating, Terry hurried to join the army. He just wanted to fight for his country, so he said NO to attending a school for officers, but enlisted into the US Army course to become a ranger.
During a military career of over 25 years in two terms, this guy fought in many battles. After the Persian Gulf War in 1990, Terry became a member of the Special Force, also known as Green Berets, in the 82nd Airborne Division. His last service, before his career supposedly ended was in Bosnia in 1995, and he officially retired in 1997, however, it turned out to be just a short break in his military career.
After 11 September 2001 – colloquially ‘9/11’ – Terry returned to army as a member of the National Guard 19th Special Forces Group. As a member of the team responsible for providing medical assistance at the battle field, Terry participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He was promoted to Master Sergeant and actively participated in the international counter-terrorism campaign called War on Terror. Finally, after 25 years in service, Terry Schappert went to a deserved retirement in 2017.
Becoming a TV Star
Until 2008, Terry Schappert was in front of the camera only once in a while to comment on current events on battlefields. That year, Terry started his TV career, while he was still a soldier on active service. He hosted the documentary series “Warriors,” which dealt with the most famous battles through history. Although this show was well-accepted, the History Channel canceled it after the first season.
Terry found a new engagement in 2010, recording the documentary “Shark Attack Survival Guide.” ‘Crazy Army guy,’ as fans call him, reached the peak of popularity in 2013, as one of the hosts of the reality show “Dude, You’re Screwed.” During the two seasons, with several other survival experts Terry showed the world some of the most inaccessible parts of the world.
Terry Schappert’s military skills, as well as his wittiness in front of the camera, were his great recommendation for TV producers. So Terry became part of the TV project “Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week,” where he trained civilians as if they were in the Green Berets.
This veteran has been engaged in the project “Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction?” since 2017. It airs on the Outdoor Channel, and its hosts, Terry and Larry Zanoff, are a winning combination for attracting the audience.
— terry schappert (@terryschappert) April 26, 2019
Net Worth and Earnings
As a war veteran, Terry Schappert receives a certain amount of money per month in the form of retired pay from the Armed Forces. In addition, as a highly sought-after TV person, his current income is satisfactory. Though still not among the best paid hosts of outdoor TV shows, Terry has a bright future on television, which will considerably increase his income. His net worth is estimated by sources to be over $500,000, as of early 2019.
Interesting Facts about Terry Schappert
The former Green Beret leads a very active life and has many interests. As a former professional soldier, Terry enjoys martial arts, swimming in the ocean, and still generally testing his physical capabilities. In his spare time, Terry likes to hang around with his wife and his loving pet, a dog named Rooney.
Maybe he doesn’t look like a guy who reads much, but Terry Schappert is a book lover. His favorite writer is J.R.R. Tolkien, and he even has a map of Middle Earth in his house, an imaginary place where the “Lord of the Rings” takes place. Also, Terry owns a lot of works of art – paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Theatre is his great passion, and he would love to play the role of Macbeth, as he apparently once did in 1997.