Josh Gates is a well known American author, television producer and TV presenter. Josh is popularly known for his work in the SyFy Channel. He also gained much of his fame from the popular shows like Expedition Unknown and Destination Truth for his brilliant performance.

These shows are mainly famous for possessing mysterious elements in it. He fetched loads of appreciation from his fans because of his remarkable work in the television field. He had appeared in a number of TV series as an anchor as well as been participated as a contestant in reality TV shows.

Early Life

Josh Gates took birth in Manchester by the sea in Massachusetts of United Sates. His real name is Joshua Gates from which Josh has been derived and quite well liked by his current fans. His birth date being 10th August 1977, Josh possess the star sign of Leo. As per reports, it is said that Josh spent majority of his childhood years in Massachusetts.

Josh completed his graduation from the renowned Boston Tufts University with a degree in drama and archaeology. Since his childhood he had keen interest in creative fields, travelling, extreme sports, exploring and many other adventurous activities.


Josh Gates started off with his career in television as a contestant in a popular reality game show named ‘Beg, Borrow and Deal in ESPN channel. Years later, Josh became a part of the TV show Truly Famous. The following year, Josh was seen appearing in the Ghost Hunters Live Halloween Special as a host. A year later or so, he also made an appearance in Ghost Hunters International in its final episode.

Also he was seen hosting the Ghost Hunters Live TV show. While the show was going on, Josh made a visit to the civil war, the POW camp located in Delaware Bay. This show gained immense popularity and helped Josh achieve success to great extent. He had also been a part of hosting the 100th episode of this show of Ghost Hunters Live and performed remarkably, attaining a huge fan following base.

After this, Josh started hosting another well known TV show named Destination Truth which then aired on the channel of SyFy during the year 2007. Josh continued hosting the show for five consecutive years, amongst which the second season fetched around 1.7 million viewers at the time of its premiere which is considered as the highest. The show of Destination Truth got over after its 5th season, because of which Josh had to start hosting in another TV show named Expedition Unknown.

He was also the executive producer of the show. He has already been part of three seasons of the show where he is seen going on exploring the mysteries and the legends of the world. Apart from these adventurous activities, Josh has also been the producer and the creator of the reality TV series on paranormal activities named ‘Stranded’. Here he has also been the narrator. This TV series had its premiere on SyFy Channel. Josh also made frequent appearances in famous ads like that of Stanley Tools, BMW and EA Sports video games.

Josh has been rewarded a number of times for his reputable work in the television field. He can be regarded as one of the greatest inspirations amongst youngsters who wish to achieve success by working hard and putting in lots of effort just like Josh has done. He was honoured by Audiofile Magazine with the Earphones Award for his one of his amazing audio presentation.

Josh Gates has achieved certification of being a scuba diver as well as reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro situated in Africa. Josh has travelled around hundred countries, being a passionate traveller. He also got inducted in The Explorers Club. Josh has authored a book where he has penned down all his travel experiences. The book has been entitled as ‘Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter’ which over time become one of the best sellers.

Josh has around two million followers who regularly keep a track of his daily activities and other views. He is quite active on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and so on. He mainly derives his annual salary through the TV series which are becoming more popular with each passing day.

Personal Life

Though being forty years old currently, Josh is amazingly enthusiastic in his work just how he was during his youth. Being 6.2 feet, his height can be considered as more than the average height of an American. He has short blonde hair with a study face along with an athletic body.

Josh Gates is a happily married man, his wife being Hallie Gnatovich. The couple tied the knot during 2014 on 13th of September. Hallie is actually his co-star in the famous TV show named Destination Truth. As per reports, it has been found out that Josh was busy shooting an episode of the popular TV show named Expedition Unknown, while he received a call where he found out he was going to be the father of a child, a son. Till date, there has never been a rumour regarding the separation of the couple and any dispute of that sort.

Quick Summary

Full name: Joshua Gates

Date of birth: 10th August, 1977

Birth place: Massachusetts, United States

Age: 40 years

Profession: TV Presenter; TV producer; Author

Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.87 m)


Net worth: $3 Million