New Series “Jobs That Bite!” Premieres Tonight!

Actor by trade, outdoor enthusiast by nature, Jeremy Brandt is ready to take on a whole new line of work as he hosts Nat Geo WILD’s new series, Jobs That Bite! Join Jeremy as he travels across the country to experience a wide array of animal jobs, including bear tattooer, camel milker, mounted cop, wild beehive re-locator, horse logger, falconer, lobsterman and worm chef—and the Americans who keep these careers and traditions alive.

Jeremy quickly learn the ropes from the unsung folks whose work makes life better for the rest of us. They’ll take Jeremy by the hand and give him a crash course in creatures and a B.A. in beasts, all the while instilling the lessons of safety and respect that these animals deserve.

Witness Jeremy’s close encounters with every fun and fascinating, dirty and dangerous animal job out there… from California, Texas, Florida, Vermont, all the way to Maine. We’ll find new wild jobs for him, involving massive beasts, pretentious pets, impossibly slippery critters, and the amazingly adept pros who work with them every day.

Brandt is your quintessential guys’ guy — a down-to-earth family man with a taste for adventure. Rugged and affable, he’s willing to try anything once, and just as willing to laugh at himself. He’ll smile through the grit of a daylong goat roundup, and settle in for a snuggle with a troop of pampered pooches. Armed with an easy charisma and just enough stubbornness to never go down without a fight, Brandt is ready to roll his sleeves up and get his wild on. Whether it’s riding a bucking bronco, wrangling a massive boa, or taking on the business end of rhino-based manure operation, he’s game for it all.

It’s a messy job, but somebody’s gotta do it! Ever wonder whose job it is to examine a 400-pound lion or clean its teeth? Jeremy’s on it. And he gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform a neonatal exam on a newly born giraffe by measuring and weighing the baby then releasing her to her mother. But not all jobs are as fragile — Jeremy has his work cut out when he herds goats! On the front lines, he almost gets his kneecaps broken trying to catch one. Packed with adventure and laugh-out-loud moments, Jeremy will take the bite to get the job done.

Find out what animal job you’re most compatible with on our newly-launched Jobs That Bite! Infographic.

And don’t miss the all-new series Jobs That Bite! premiering Saturday, November 9th on Nat Geo WILD.


  1. nikki
    November 19, 2013, 10:47 am

    I was excited to see the commercial for this show. Till I realized Mike Rowe is not the host. Shame on you Nat GEO. I know the developer of this show are the same from Discovery Channel that developed Dirty Jobs. You ever feel the need to dress this new host as Mike & go to the same places and same animals. How unoriginal. If Mike was the host,I’d be all over this show. But since you chose to blatantly duplicate Dirty Jobs with no Mike. There is no way I would waste my time on a fake Mike. By the way,nice touch adding the ball cap to make your guy look more like Mike. NOT FOR ME. Watch the old episodes of Dirty Jobs people, way better than this show!

  2. Heidi
    November 19, 2013, 5:19 pm

    Nikki hit the nail on the head!!! I’d rather support the real deal and the great work he does than a bunch of folks that have to not only steal the premise, but Locations even the lookalike host. If imitation is truly the purest form of flattery than Mike Rowe should be feeling all warm and fuzzy right now. All I feel is the need of some waist high boots from all the BS!! It will be DIRTY JOB videos for me too. Disappointed National Geographic 🙁

  3. Lassie
    November 22, 2013, 10:30 pm

    I miss Dirty Jobs and Mike Rowe SO MUCH. I might even watch this and pretend this imitation of Dirty Jobs was the real thing.

  4. Dade City Zoo
    Dade City, FL
    December 4, 2013, 8:51 am

    We have a great idea for the show – come be part f the Nationally known Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay “Cornelius” gets his new girlfriend. . . come be part of it

  5. Stephanie
    San Antonio
    December 14, 2013, 11:28 pm

    I like the new guy but no one can replace Mike Rowe! We miss you Mike!

  6. Angela
    East Coast
    December 18, 2013, 4:14 am

    I liked Dirty Jobs but Mike is not here. Jeremy Brandt does a great job. I love his sense of humor. The episode where he stuck his hand up the cow’s rear made me want to throw up everything I ate in 2013! The bears scared the hell out of me. I hope you have your ins paid up dude! Don’t do that again.

    Good work. I love the show.