Is Dave Salmoni Married Now? His Personal Life Details & Facts

Published Date: 12 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 16 May, 2021 By Celebs Podium

Fans recognize Dave Salmoni from his quality of affability with dangerous wild animals on various TV shows. Beyond the camera, he is a married man and a father of two children.

Dave Salmoni is a Canadian animal trainer, who has been appearing on TV shows such as Deadly Islands and Big, Small & Deadly. Besides, he has his own production company, Triosphere based in South Africa that specializes in wildlife documentaries and shows.

Dave Salmoni Bio: Early Life, Education

Dave was born on 4 September 1975 to Canadian parents in Sarnia, Ontario. His father was a chemical Scientist and his mother was a competitive figure skating coach. He is the middle child of his Canadian parents and grew up with an older brother and a younger sister named Kerry. He had a lot of pets in his home always loved them.

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Salmoni with a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters) studied zoology at the Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. There, he wrote his undergraduate thesis on tracking the hibernation of Alaskan black bears. Likewise, he also studied at Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School.

His Career; TV Shows

Dave started to work as an animal trainer at Bowmanville Zoological Park in 1988.  Eventually, he left Canada and moved to South Africa for the controversial Tiger “rewilding” project in 2000.

Dave Salmoni appears in the show Jimmy Kimmel Live in Jan 2018 (Video: YouTube)

Salmoni has hosted and produced numerous wildlife-related television documentaries. In 2004, he starred as a host and expert in the show Animal Face-Off. Furthermore, he hosted and produced the show Rogue Nature on Discovery Channel in 2007.

Similarly, he hosted a reality series Expedition Impossible on ABC in 2011. Some of his TV shows include Jimmy Kimmel Live, Into the Lion’s Den, After the Attack, and Great Animal Escapes. Similarly, he hosted the second season of a reality show, Game of Homes. Recently, he appeared in the documentary series Big, Small & Deadly in 2019.

How Much Is Dave Salmoni’s Net Worth?

Well, Dave has earned an astounding net worth from his career related to wildlife documentaries. He is likely to enjoy a net worth of millions from his career for nearly three decades.

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Dave Salmoni’s Wife; Who Is Debra Salmoni?

The 45-year-old has been married to Debra Salmoni for more than four years. Well, the two lovebirds exchanged the wedding vows on 13 June 2015. They started dating in 2013 and eventually got engaged in early 2015.


Dave Salmoni and his wife Debra Salmoni has been together for more than six years (Picture: Debra’s Instagram)

Debra is a Toronto based interior designer and the owner of Debra Lillian Design, an interior design company.

Debra of 35 years old has been involved in designing for more than a decade and also works as a designer on Scott’s Vacation House Rules on HGTV. She often posts pictures related to housing interior designing on her Instagram.

The couple shares two kids from their relationship. Their first child; a son named Thomas was born in August 2015. Later, they welcomed a second child as a daughter named Elizabeth.

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Some Interesting Facts About Dave Salmoni

  • Dave was certified in Biological Immobilization of Wildlife and worked on an elk relocation project and at a pig deer count station for the Ministry of Natural Resources while studying in university.
  • In 1999, he was attacked by one of his trained five hundred pounds male African lion named Bongo that inspired him to make the show, After the Attack.
  • His wife Debra earned a Diploma in Marketing and E-business from Seneca College in 2006.
  • He is a fitness devotee and often spends his time in the gym.
  • He once had an adopted dog named Alaska, who fought with two black bears in his life.
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