Nick Groff

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Nick Groff
Born Nick Groff
(1980-04-19) April 19, 1980 (age 38)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Occupation Paranormal investigator, television personality, musician
Spouse(s) Veronique Groff (m. 2004)
Children 2

Nicholas "Nick" Groff (born April 19, 1980)[1] is an American paranormal investigator, musician, and television personality. Groff is currently the lead investigator for the television series Paranormal Lockdown and the Ghosts of Shepherdstown. He was a co-investigator and executive producer of Ghost Adventures, as well as an editor and cameraman for the show from seasons 1–10. Groff was an executive producer for a show on the Travel Channel called Vegas Stripped, a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2]

Early life[edit]

Groff was born April 19, 1980 in San Jose, California, and grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire.[1] He graduated from Pelham High School in New Hampshire and later studied film at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he met Aaron Goodwin. At the age of eight he fell out of a tree in the yard of his family's home in Salem, New Hampshire, which Groff described as "a near-death experience".

Two years later, while at home alone, he says he saw a ghostly figure of a black man. In a 2012 interview, Groff questioned, "Was it my imagination? Or was it something from my accident that made me more open to their world?"[3]

Groff befriended Bagans during his wedding in Las Vegas.[4][5] Groff claims he was possessed by an entity at the Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, Georgia and says it was one of his "most life-changing experiences".[6] According to Groff, an encounter with a female spirit at the Linda Vista Community Hospital in East Los Angeles, California gave him insights into life after death. Groff was allegedly possessed in Natchez, Mississippi during the investigation of King's Tavern.

Ghost Adventures[edit]

In 2004, Groff teamed up with Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin to produce a documentary-style film called Ghost Adventures. On November 24, 2014, Groff announced that he would not be returning to Ghost Adventures for the upcoming season.

Other projects[edit]

Groff has since produced his own series titled Ghost Stalkers, and is currently starring in another show of his Paranormal Lockdown, where he is the lead investigator.[7] He also hosts the Ghosts of Shepherdstown series on Destination America; the first season in 2016, and the second in 2017.[8] Groff released two albums titled The Other Side and Spiritual War.The lyrics recall Groff's spiritual journey.[9] He also has a clothing line named "Phantom Collection".[10]

Personal life[edit]

Groff married his wife Veronique, in 2004, and the couple reside outside Boston, Massachusetts[11] with their two daughters.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Ghost Adventures Himself Documentary
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2014 Ghost Adventures Himself
2012 Nightline Himself
2016–present Ghosts of Shepherdstown Himself
2016–present Paranormal Lockdown Himself
Producer
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2014 Ghost Adventures Investigator/Executive producer
2012 Vegas Stripped Executive producer
2014 Ghost Stalkers Executive producer
2016–present Paranormal Lockdown Investigator/Executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nick Groff's Chasing Spirits". The Travel Channel. Retrieved December 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Groff Entertainment". 
  3. ^ Copley, Rich (September 27, 2012). "Scarefest 2012: 'Ghost Adventures' host fell into his career". Lexington Herald-Leader. The McClatchy Company. 
  4. ^ Lawrence, Christopher (October 10, 2010). "Life on the Couch: Paranormal encounters spook 'Ghost Adventures' trio". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Stephens Media. 
  5. ^ Meighan, Patrick (October 17, 2010). "Former Nashuan has successful TV series hunting ghosts". Nashua Telegraph. Nashua, New Hampshire: Telegraph Publishing Company. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ghostly encounters from Moon River". Travel Channel. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Nick Groff tells 'Ghost Adventures' fans he is leaving the show". December 1, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ "About the Ghosts of Shepherdstown". 
  9. ^ a b BG (2012). "Nick Groff". Bryan's World – My Life and the GAC. Bryan's World – My Life and the GAC. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  10. ^ phantomcollectionclothing.com
  11. ^ Benardello, Karen (October 30, 2016). "New York Comic-Con 2016 Interview: Nick Groff, Katrina Weidman and Rob Saffi Talk Paranormal Lockdown". Shock Ya!. Retrieved December 6, 2017. 

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