Mostly famous as the character of "Turtleman" in the Animal Planet reality TV show "Call of the Wildman", Ernie was born and raised in Kentucky to his parents Ernie Brown and Lola Brown. He turned into Animal Planet TV Star due to his ability to catch turtles bare-handed.He began catching the snapping turtles from the age of seven. He got noticed after Kentucky Educational Television's released his extraordinary capability to catch snapping turtles bare handed in Kentucky Afield which went viral. After that, the Animal Planet TV team visited him personally and thought of making the TV series.
Turtleman's Personal Life
He caught his largest turtle at the age of 17 and nicknamed it "The Loch Ness Turtle". Despite being named turtleman, he operates a nuisance animal removal business catching and releasing all sorts of nuisance animals.
He lost some of his teeth in a chainsaw accident and his wife left him saying she didn't want to be married to someone with no teeth. They had been married for 14 years and had two children, both of them daughters. They have a custodial relationship now.
Turtleman's Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be $1 million as of 2019.
Ernie Brown Jr. was born on 28 March 1965 in Kentucky. His birth sign is Aries.
He is the star of the Animal Planet reality series Call of the Wildman. He received the named 'Turtle Man' because of his ability of catch snapping turtles bare-handed.
He catches 300 turtles per year on average.