Jake Nodar Profile
Jake Nodar is an American Naturalist, adventurer, actor, activist, environmentalist, and horse trainer. He is well known for his appearance on the Discovery Channel reality series Naked And Afraid XL: Frozen.
Jake Nodar Age
Nodar is 45 years old as of 2023. He was born on 5th July 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States America. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of July every year.
Jake Nodar Height
He stands at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Jake Nodar Family
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, his family consists of an elder brother a younger brother, and two younger sisters. His mother is German/Russian and his father is Irish/Cuban. Moreover, his mother works for a farm where they do educational programs where that teach kids about agriculture and the agriculture and environmental link. Additionally, his father is also an avid outdoor enthusiast.
When he moved with his parents to a small farm when he was 18 it was only natural that the first thing Jake would do was get a horse. After purchasing his first horse, he started volunteering at Days End Farm Horse Rescue where they hired him as farm manager, overseeing 45-60 abused and neglected horses, and his lifelong career with horses began.
Jake Nodar Gay
Jake has never hidden the fact that he is gay. Growing up in a religious farm family. Though he never hid his sexuality, he publically came out in his first show, “Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment.”He had a very public coming out during the taping of the Alaska show when the producers had him read a personal letter to his remaining teammates letting them know that the rugged hunter and one of the final contestants, who survived the whole journey were gay.
Jake Nodar Education
Nodar enrolled in a horse training school in western Colorado, where after graduating, he started his business, primarily working with young horses and horses with behavioral issues.
Jake Nodar Horse Traninig
He started his business, primarily working with young horses and horses with behavioral issues. Over the past 17 years, he has started hundreds of young horses under the saddle and trained with Olympic riders. Additionally, he has trained and competed in numerous disciplines, both English and Western, and appeared in numerous publications such as California Riding Magazine, Practical Horseman Magazine, and The Equiery.
Jake Nodar Adventures
One of Jake’s favorite pastimes is taking part in an annual adventure trip. Some of his past trips have included backpacking around the Canadian Rockies. Camping with the Maasi people in Kenya, and a solo bicycle ride from St. Augustine, Florida to Santa Monica, California. While researching a trip to Mongolia Jake came across a link for an adventure trip in Alaska on a hiking forum.
Jake Nodar Naked and Afraid XL: Frozen
He is a regular on the Naked and Afraid franchise surviving competition shows and has left behind an unforgettable presence among the viewers. Moreover, it is his eccentric and fun personality that wins everyone’s hearts, aside from his knack for surviving in danger. Jake and his fellow contestants have raised the temperature of excitement. Among the viewers as they are fighting to overcome the frosty challenges.
Jake is the first openly gay male cast member to be featured on the Discovery Channel’s hit series “NakeThisd And Afraid”. Which led to his being asked to join the cast of “Naked And Afraid XL” (airing July 10th, 2016). Which takes a group of 12 previous cast members to last 40 days and nights naked and with no food or water provided. On July 6, 2022, it was announced that the reality show would be back on July 31 for its ninth season. The season takes place in the frozen Rocky Mountains of Montana, which is why it is called “Frozen.”
Jake Nodar Career
Nodar’s television career began by accident. While researching a trip to Mongolia Jake came across a link for an adventure trip in Alaska on a hiking forum. The information on the link was very vague, so he emailed the address listed. Within a few hours received a call from someone in casting for a production company. Looking ahead Jake hopes to develop his future television series and continue to go on adventures.
He is a member of the Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association and is involved with the charity Days End Farm Horse Rescue. And enjoys wildlife photography camping and playing the guitar. Growing up in a religious family and coming out at 20. When he’d never met another gay person) he took solace in watching Ellen DeGeneres. As that was his only connection to the gay community). Ellen’s public coming out helped Jake stay true to himself. And he hopes to help pay it forward by helping gay youth specifically The Trevor Project.
list of shows he has cast
“Out Of The Wild: The Alaska Experiment.”
“Full Metal Jousting”
“Bad Ass Gays”
Jake Nodar “Out Of The Wild: The Alaska Experiment.”
Nodar, along with eight other participants, is dropped in the middle of the Alaskan bush. And told to find their way out with minimal supplies and virtually no help. But don’t mistake this for a colder version of Survivor. There are no reward or immunity challenges, no scheming alliances, and no million-dollar prize. Additionally, Nodar and the eight others face only brutal weather and mile after mile of trudging through the Alaskan wilderness. As they work to navigate their way back to civilization.
Fortunately for the very fit Nodar, a horse trainer by profession. He is also an avid hiker and camper used to the outdoors and adverse conditions. He’s also a member of the Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association. Nodar quickly realized he was up to the challenge mentally, but hadn’t understood what the show involved physically.
Jake Nodar’s “Full Metal Jousting”
Nodar was the only openly gay male cast member on the show and he was also featured in a Documentary called “Bad Ass Gays”. It premiered at Atlanta’s Out On Film Festival and later aired on the Logo Network. On horses wearing 85 pounds of armor in a hazardous setting. There were ambulances and medics on set at all times to help with any injuries).
Jake Nodar Net Worth
Nodar has an estimated annual salary of $19 Million earned from his career as an adventurer, actor, activist, environmentalist, and horse trainer.
Jake Nodar Social Media Platforms
Nodar is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 11.2k followers on Twitter, 144k followers on Instagram, and 4.9k on Facebook.