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.