Meet Don Wildman

Don Wildman's Bio

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Don Wildman is fast becoming one the most recognizable faces in documentary television. Whether pulling back the curtain on a fascinating unseen view of America or bringing to light the puzzling and intriguing stories behind museum artifacts, Wildman takes viewers on an adventure with the mission to expose the real truth lying beneath the surface.

As host of Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, Wildman journeys across America, going deep into the vaults of the nation's most revered institutions and unearthing wondrous treasures from the past. Wildman also served as host of Travel Channel’s Off Limits, where he crisscrossed the United States, taking viewers behind locked doors to uncover the secrets of the country’s man-made world. In Wildman’s new original series on Travel Channel, Monumental Mysteries, he uncovers some of America’s most intriguing events, greatest triumphs, well-known disasters, and even some notorious crimes that are linked to many of the nation’s history-rich monuments. Whether traversing obscure or familiar turf, his journey is full of fun and surprises.

Previously, Wildman served as the intrepid host of History’s adventure series, Cities of the Underworld, where he explored hundreds of mysterious tunnels, catacombs, crypts and bunker systems found beneath more than 40 cities and regions around the globe. Wildman has worked across a spectrum of subjects from history to engineering to sports adventure. On ESPN’s Men’s Journal, he paddled wild rivers in Chile, scaled towering mountains in Oregon, and fly-fished until he could fish no more. In 2011, he hosted the three-part historical investigation series, Filthy Cities – a joint venture between Discovery Channel and BBC – which landed him on the slopes of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius, delving into the infamous tragedy of Pompeii.