Terry Schappert

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Terry Schappert
Born (1965-12-04) December 4, 1965 (age 58)
New York City
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1988–1997, 2001–2017
RankMaster Sergeant
Other workTV host, martial artist, actor

Terry Schappert is a United States Army National Guard Special Forces veteran and martial artist who is a periodic commentator on FOX News, who hosted the 2009 show Warriors on the History Channel. He left active duty before 9/11, but continues to serve in the Army National Guard. He has deployed three times since as a Guardsman.[2] He has also had minor acting roles.[3] He hosted a special during the Discovery Channel's Shark Week where he demonstrated ways in which to survive a shark attack.[4] He also makes occasional guest appearances on The Greg Gutfeld Show and previously made appearances on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He appeared on the cast of Dude, You're Screwed on the Discovery Channel.[5]

Early life[edit]

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) with a B.A. in Anthropology, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.[6]

At UNCW, Schappert borrowed military books about the Vietnam War from his friend who was a ROTC cadet. After seeing a picture of a MACV-SOG soldier, Schappert became interested in becoming a Green Beret.[7]

Military service[edit]

A few months after he graduated from UNCW, Schappert enlisted in the United States Army in 1988. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division right after basic training. With his degree, he was selected to enter Officer Candidate School, however Schappert rejected the offer as he was more interested in ground forces. While assigned to a recon squad, he completed Ranger School. After serving in the Persian Gulf War, Schappert moved on to his ultimate challenge; becoming a Green Beret.[8]

Schappert spent five years as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant. He was involved in Operation Joint Endeavor before he left active duty in 1997. He then pursued an acting career.[9]

After 9/11, Schappert re-enlisted as Special Forces Combat Medic in the National Guard 19th Special Forces Group. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the War on Terror before he retired in 2017.[10][11]

Television career[edit]

In February 2017 Schappert appeared on television in the United Kingdom where he starred in an episode of the BBC television show Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week.[12][13] During the episode Schappert directs the civilian contestants through a number of Green Beret inspired training exercises within a 48-hour period in South Africa.[14]

In 2016 Terry became the host of Hollywood Weapons Fact or Fiction. A show dedicated to testing scenes from TV shows and movies where a weapon is used in a way that seems unbelievable. Terry and his co-host Larry Zanoff, a Hollywood prop master and armourer, put these scenes to the test. The show originated on The OUTDOOR Channel and now has moved to Netflix.


  1. ^ "SNAPS". www.terryschappert.com.
  2. ^ Steven Ekerovich, "Terry Schappert...An 'American Warrior'," GuestofaGuest.com (Mar 19, 2009)
  3. ^ Terry Schappert. IMDb
  4. ^ The Discovery Channel
  5. ^ Terry Schappert: Discovery Channel. discovery.com
  6. ^ Nicholas A. Ziegler, "A True Warrior and a True Gentleman", The Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  7. ^ The Spec Ops Channel (January 5, 2015), Inside The Team Room: Green Berets - Episode 2: Joining the Green Berets[dead YouTube link]
  8. ^ "BIO". www.terryschappert.com.
  9. ^ "On 'Hollywood Weapons,' Terry Schappert puts action stunts to the ultimate test". Fox News. April 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Members Only Ep. 2: Terry Schappert talks re-creating famous shots from action movies on his new show 'Hollywood Weapons' | SOFREP Radio". SOFREP. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "Dude, You're Screwed Bio: Meet Terry Schappert". Discovery. December 2, 2013.
  12. ^ "Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week" Green Berets - USA (TV Episode 2017), February 12, 2017, retrieved February 13, 2017
  13. ^ "Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week - Terry Schappert - BBC Two". BBC. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week, Series 2: 3. Green Berets - USA". BBC iPlayer. Retrieved February 13, 2017.

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