Brady Barr (born 1963) is a herpetologist and currently[when?] the host of Nat Geo WILD's Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr. He began employment with National Geographic in 1997, and learned field work and about snakes from herpetologists Samyak and Sourabh. Barr has also been the host for two other series, Reptile Wild and Croc Chronicles. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Barr graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Science Education and later became a high school teacher. After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Miami, Barr became the first known herpetologist to have captured all 23 extant species of crocodilians in his career.
While Barr was a doctoral student at the University of Miami in Coral Gables he studied alligators living wild in the Everglades National Park.
Barr's adventures have taken him to many exotic places such as Australia, South Africa, Borneo, India, and China, taking him face to face with some of the most amazing creatures in the world from giant salamanders to saltwater crocodiles.
While filming in Indonesia for an episode of Dangerous Encounters ("Snake Bite"), Barr was wounded in the thigh from a bite of a 4-metre reticulated python in 2007. His bite made world news, as well as the subject of ridicule by several sites on the Internet. While filming an introduction for "Deadly Dozen" he was bitten in the face.
Barr currently lives in Severna Park, Maryland, and has a daughter named Isabella.