TV show host, herpetologist, and reality star who is best known for his tenure as host of the National Geographic Channel's Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr show. The show has been airing on Nat Geo WILD since 2005.
He attended Indiana University, earning a BS in Science Education. He soon after became a high school teacher. He went on to earn his PhD from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He began his study of crocodiles while a doctoral student at the University of Miami.
He was featured as a regular guest on The Tonight Show when it was hosted by Jay Leno. He has also served as host for two other series, Reptile Wild and Croc Chronicles, also on National Geographic.
He was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.
He signed on with National Geographic shortly after the late-Steve Irwin did.