Don Wildman

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Don Wildman
OccupationActor, television host, narrator, historical investigator and historical professor
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)Melissa Haizlip [1]

Don Wildman is the current host and narrator of Mysteries at the Museum, Beyond the Unknown,[2] Dark Tales with Don Wildman, and Buried Worlds with Don Wildman[3] on the Travel Channel.

He also hosted and narrated Travel Channel's Weird Travels, Off Limits,[4] and Monumental Mysteries.[5]

Early life[edit]

Wildman was raised in Pitman, New Jersey, and is a 1979 graduate of Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He also attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana (another Quaker school) and trained as an actor at The Drama Studio in London, England.[citation needed]


Wildman was originally a stage actor in several production the best known of which was Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. [6] He also acted in several commercials before finding success with his love of history and mysteries.

Travel Channel[edit]

Wildman began working for the Travel Channel in 2003 with Weird Travels, a documentary television show made in the United States about international paranormal destinations.[7] The show aired from 2001 - 2006, but Wildman was only involved from 2003 - 2005.

He continued his work with Travel Channel in 2007 with two shows, The Incurables and Cities of the Underworld, which ended in 2008 and 2009, respectively.[8][9]

In 2011, Wildman hosted Pompeii: Back from the Dead and he has been working at the channel ever since.

His most successful tv show to date was Mysteries at the Museum which ran from 2011 - 2020.[10] He is currently, as of 2021, not working on any television shows.


In addition to acting, hosting and narrating, Don also produced Off Limits from 2011 to 2013 for the Travel Channel, a documentary series about historical sites around the United States which are unknown and/or off limits. He also hosted the show.[11] He has not produced anything else to date.


This list includes both film and television credits.

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Men's Journal Himself/Host TV series
2003 Primetime Glick Sam Hoibins (2001 TV series) Episode: "Chris Elliot"
2003 Weird Travels Himself/Host TV series
2003–2004 Passions Crane / Seventies Flashback (1999 TV series) 2 episodes
2006 New York Waiting Michael Film
2007–2008 The Incurables Host TV series
2008–2009 Cities of the Underworld Himself/Host TV series
2011 Pompei: Back from the Dead Himself/Host TV Movie/Documentary
2011–2013 Off Limits Himself/Host TV series
2011–present Mysteries at the Museum Himself/Host TV series
2012 World's Best Bartender Himself/Host TV Special
2013 Sidewalk's Entertainment Guest TV Series
2013–2015 Monumental Mysteries Himself/Host TV series
2014 The Trip: 2014 Himself/Host TV Special
2014 KCAL 9 News Weekend Report Guest TV Series
2013–2014 Greatest Mysteries Himself/Host TV Series Documentary
2015 The Trip: 2015 Himself/Host TV Special
2015 Metropolis Himself/Host TV Mini-Series Documentary
2013–2015 Mysteries at the Monument Himself/Host TV Series
2019–present Beyond the Unknown Himself/Host TV series
2020 Josh Gates Tonight Himself/Guest TV Series
2020 Buried Worlds with Don Wildman Himself/Host TV series
2020–present Mysteries of the Unknown
(2-hour special episodes of Mysteries at the Museum)
Himself/Host TV series

Currently, Don Wildman hosts Travel Channel's 'Mysteries at the Museum.' According to an article published by travel channel, "Don Wildman is fast becoming one [of] the most recognizable faces in documentary television."[12]


  1. ^ "Don Wildman". Archived from the original on November 15, 2010.
  2. ^ "Beyond the Unknown".
  3. ^ "Buried Worlds with Don Wildman".
  4. ^ "Don Wildman: Off Limits". Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  5. ^ "Breaking News - Travel Channel's Don Wildman Reveals Surprising Secrets of America's Extraordinary Monuments in Network's New Original Series "Monumental Mysteries" Premiering Thursday, May 9 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT". 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2022-05-06.
  6. ^ "Don Wildman net worth, height. Is he married to wife, husband?". BiographyPedia. 2021-01-04. Retrieved 2022-02-11.
  7. ^ Weird Travels (Documentary), Authentic Entertainment, retrieved 2022-02-11
  8. ^ The Incurables (Documentary), Echo Entertainment (II), retrieved 2022-02-11
  9. ^ Cities of the Underworld (Documentary, History), Authentic Entertainment, Thirty Four Productions, 2007-03-02, retrieved 2022-02-11
  10. ^ Mysteries at the Museum (Documentary, Adventure, Biography), Optomen Productions, Travel Channel, 2010-11-02, retrieved 2022-02-11
  11. ^ Off Limits (Documentary), Authentic Entertainment, Travel Channel, 2011-05-16, retrieved 2022-02-11
  12. ^ "Meet Don Wildman". Travel Channel. Retrieved 2019-07-29.

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