Best known as host of the hit Animal Planet series Finding Bigfoot. He is also the president of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.
He became interested in documentaries about Bigfoot at the age of 11. He began his own expeditions to search for the legendary creature while a student at UCLA in the 1980's.
In 2000 he found an imprint which would become the Skookum Body Cast, a plaster mold depicting the imprint of a large man-like creature which he believes to be Bigfoot.
He is the son of Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyer Richard "Rich" Moneymaker. He has both a brother and a sister who are also practicing lawyers. He has a son named Leo.
He is a second cousin to Disney actress Mia Talerico, known for playing the title role on the show Good Luck Charlie.