Who’s on Swamp People Season 1
Season 1 Swamp People Bios
A lot of people are very interested in getting to know the casts of the Swamp People. If you haven’t heard of this show yet, this is the very popular reality show about the everyday lives and challenges of alligator hunters in Louisiana. The show is shot entirely in the wetlands and marshlands of Atchafalaya swamp the last frontier of the USA. This 2,410 km² of swamp wilderness is home to thousands of American alligators, which for a 30 day period every year becomes a site of the alligator gold rush. Currently they are on the third season since the show’s debut August of 2010.
Crew of this popular television show follow these alligator hunters all around the swamps and marshes as they search and hunt for these dangerous wild animals. Alligator hide and alligator meat bring in a lot of cash to the livelihood of these Cajuns who have been in this trade for years following the footsteps of their ancestors. Although these alligator hunters have other off season jobs like fishing and harvesting shrimps, crawfish and crabs, during alligator hunting season, these guys switch to a bigger, more challenging and equally high paying type of trade. The show gives you a glimpse of this adventurous and dangerous way of living.
The Original cast of the Swamp People definitely contributed much to the show’s success. Each of them has different characteristics and ways of hunting that draws people’s interest. They have such drawing power that so many fan clubs have been organized in their honor and the TV outfit came up with merchandise like Swamp People T-shirts which sells like hotcakes to the show’s followers.
Original casts include Mike Kliebert, a true blooded Louisiana native who grew up in a turtle farm that his dad founded 50 years ago. Growing up in this alligator world he understands how nature works and takes a more natural approach in hunting. Aside from bewing his own beer, this hardworking man builds boats and tinkers with boat engines. Currently he is living with his wife and brother-in-law Bruce Mitchell.
Two of themost popular member of the casts are Troy Landry with his Son Jacob are one of the original members of the show. Referred by a friend, Troy‘s casting for the show seemed like destiny or it seemed like the spot was really for him even if he originally apprehensive about the casting invite. This man is widely known as the King of the Swamp because of his skills in gator hunting.
Clint Landry was also part of the original members; though he shares the same last name as Troy they are not related but share some similarities. A very hard working man who owns a turtle farm, grew up swimming in the alligator infested bayou.
The hunting pair Joe LaFont and step son Tommy Chauvin is quite a team in the gatorzone. Joe entrusts all of his gator hunting secrets to Tommy which were also trade secrets passed on to him by his own father. These guys make their own secret recipe for gator bait. The “goo-goo juice” must be very effective because these guys always hit the jackpot.
This exciting movie is definitely not for those with weak hearts because it shows a lot of real life action with the casts risking hand or foot to get a gator on the boat. The show is definitely a big hit among people because it is something that you do not see every day. Although these guys are real professional in alligator hunting, you cannot deny the fact that out in the wild bayous, anything can happen.
The TV outfit really did a great job in choosing their casts for the Swamp People Season 1. Had it been otherwise we cannot say if the show would have reached this kind of success. With every Alligator hunting season, these guys face a great challenge and the need to reach targets intensifies each time a season is coming to an end.
The guys in Swamp people season 1 are definitely the right group to kick the season 1 show off. They were a great blend of leaders, headstrong characteristics and interesting personalities that complement each other making the theme of the show work. The ratings and the number of followers just goes to show how effective the cast members are in their given role. Playing their roles, I believe, is the easiest part of filming because these guys are showing their real selves, living the way that they have always been in the bayou.