Freddy Dodge Biography

Freddy Dodge is an American mining veteran and TV star famously known as “Gold Guru”. He has been a known name for all the Discovery + fans and gained popularity with respect for his mining achievements. His fans love him for his show in Gold Rus: Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue.

Early Life

Born on December 30, 1966, Freddy spent his upbringing on a Colorado farm in a family of white ethnic background. Alongside his brother Derek Dodge, he shares the same profession. Though not much is revealed about his parents, Freddy is a Christian. His educational background remains private, but he is assumed to have received thorough training in mining, encompassing technical and geological facets of the job.

Freddy Dodge Career

With over four decades of experience in mining, geology, drilling, testing, and prospecting, Freddy is a seasoned mining professional. He’s been a prominent figure on the TV show “Gold Rush” since its inception, serving as a mining and gold recovery expert.

In the initial seasons (1, 2, 3, and 5), he contributed to the Hoffman crew both as a gold miner and in cameo roles. His full involvement as a regular cast member began in the third season, known as “Gold Rush: the Jungle.” In the fourth season, Freddy teamed up with his brother Derek.

Read Also:  Amanda Batula Biography

Now, he’s gaining lots of fame for his own show on Discovery+ titled “Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue,” which started on January 4, 2022. The series follows Freddy as he focuses on gold recovery, aiding mine owners along his journey. Joining him is expert mechanic and miner Juan Ibarra.

Social Media

Active on social media and likes to engage with his fans on his Twitter handle where he currently has 70.3k 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 December 30, 1966
Age (as of 2023) 56 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 Two (Nikki & Sammi Dodge)
Read Also:  Annie Wersching Biography

Personal Life

Freddy married his wife Lisa Dodge in 1997 and has built a happy family. They are blessed with two daughters from this marriage, 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.

6 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….

  4. Freddy. my background is in aquatic restoration. I noticed you installed a new pond feature on your property and that materials used in its construction involved a local clay. I assume it’s designed to act as a sealer. Problem is clay, if not sealed some way will keep your pond the color of coffee. Long story short, I recommend you line the ponds water high mark, all along the windward side of the pond with cobble…similar to the same material (2″ to 4″ rock material) that is found at the end of the trommels. I suggest you put down a 4″ layer about 5 feet, under water, from the high-water line and maybe ten feet up from the high-water line all along the shore section that could be impacted by ‘small’ wind driven waves. The purpose is to protect the soft shoreline clay material for being washed away from wave activity and spoiling the aesthetic and ecological value/potential clear surface water. you could sprinkle grass seed on the rocks for eventual comfort and keeping the rock border in place. Depending on the lake depth, a good plant for many reasons is call Vallisneria Americana ( Val for short) it will serve as an ” escape AND food production habitat for your lake. Yellow belly bullhead as opposed to any other specie of catfish. You’ll want some ‘structure’ habitat for minnows ( flathead or golden shiners ), encourage frogs and crawdads and of course bluegill and largemouth bass….crappie need more space than what you have and they can over produce, and cause fish kills. This is just a kind of ‘nut shell’ suggestion, but the rock margins around the windward lake shore were my major concern for your success. Good luck and I follow your show dilligently.

  5. Freddy…also there’s a magazine ( if its still being produced ” Pond Boss ” …all about freshwater pond construction, use, and problem solving. MO


Leave a Comment