Freddy Dodge Biography

Freddy Dodge is an American mining veteran and TV star famously known for his work in the Gold Rush show Franchise through which he earned the title of Gold Guru. He has been a known name for all the discovery + watchers and is set to make a comeback with his own show in 2022.

Early Life

Freddy was born on 30th December 1966 and brought up on a farm in Colorado, the USA in a family of white ethnic background. He grew up with his brother Derek Dodge who is also currently in the same profession as Freddy. However, he has not shared much about his parents and family members but is known to be a Christian. Freddy has never shared any details about his education and qualification but is believed to have taken extensive training in the field of mining and study and training about the technical and geological aspects of the job.

Freddy Dodge Career

He is a mining veteran and has over 40 years of experience in the field of mining, geology, drilling, testing, and prospecting. Freddy has been part of the show, Gold Rush, as a mining and gold recovery expert since the very first season. He has been part of the Hoffman crew in seasons 1,2, 3and 5. In the first 2 seasons, he was the gold miner for the crew and made cameo appearances while he became a regular cast member from the 3rd season of Gold Rush: the Jungle.

Read Also:  Charlie Cox Biography

Later, in the 4th season, he joined his brother Derek. He is now ready to appear in his own show on discovery+ titled Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge’s mine rescue which is set to be released on the 4th of Jan 2022. Freddy will be working on gold recovery to help mine owners throughout his journey. He will also be joined by an expert mechanic and miner Juan Ibarra.

Social Media

Active on social media and likes to engage with his fans o his Twitter handle where he currently has 70.5k followers since he joined back in 2012. He often replies and tweets back to his fans and also likes to share about his career and experiences over the platform.

Freddy Dodge Biography

Real Name Freddy Eugene Dodge
Birth Date 30 December 1966
Age (as of 2021) 54 Years
Birth Place Colorado, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 83 kg  –  in Pounds –  182 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average


Brother Derek Dodge



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Lisa Irene Dodge
Children Nikki Dodge, Sammi Dodge
Read Also:  Brendan Scanzano Biography

Personal Life

Freddy is currently known to be married to his wife Lisa Dodge. The two have been married since 1997 and have built a happy family with two daughters- Nikki Dodge and Sammi Dodge. He is known to be a family man and tries to make time out to spend with his family and kids. He is also known to be close with his brother Derek.

Freddy Dodge Net Worth

Freddy has been working as a miner for the past several years and has managed to earn loads of income through his profession. Moreover, he also earns through his appearances and works on television for the Discovery+ channel. His net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $400,000.


  • He is also a shooting and rifle enthusiast and enjoys hunting while he is not working.
  • Freddy also holds 3 Canadian largest moose ever harvested with a muzzle-loaded rifle.
  • He has often opened up about him and Juan Ibarra being a great team in interviews.
  • While he was shooting season 5 of the show Gold Rush, his father-in-law passed away.

3 thoughts on “Freddy Dodge Biography”

  1. Hi Freddy,
    love your work with Juan on helping miners out.
    I find it realy entertaining whatching you both figure out whats going on and the fixes you then do to make it work.
    I also admire the way you charge for your work, being very generous to the strugling miners.
    All the best for the future and please keep making the shows as they are great.

    rgds john

  2. Just wondering why you bleep curse words yet allow the Lord’s name to be used in vain on your show with the Merrills. We will stop watching the show all together if that’s how it’s going to continue. As a Christian (as Freddie is also) it hurts to hear His name used in such a way. We’ll watch next week and see what happened. We know that season is already filmed. So if it was allowed to continue, we will be so disappointed to not be able to watch anymore. Out Lord God is more important that a tv show.

  3. the good lord gave me a challenge of the dreaded cancer.. Freddy and Wonno. have been a god-send in healing and inspired to get better.. i am in the mining field for 24 yrs.. mostly copper/zinc. open stoop mining cut and fill. Been blessed with a fantastic career. Learning countless jobs.. as in this field we do it all… Thanks for the help and inspiration along the journey of healing….


Leave a Comment