Facts of Rod Demery
|Full Name||Rodney L. Demery|
|Other Name||Rodney Demery|
|Profession||TV Celebrity, Actor, Investigative Lawyer|
|Birth City||New Mexico|
|Birth Country||The U.S.A|
|No Of Children||9|
|Sibilings||Patrick Demery, Erin Demery|
|Filmography||Murder Chose Me|
|Education||Louisiana State University Bachelor of Criminal Justice|
|Date of Birth||December 27,1956|
Rod Demery Biography
Former lawyer Rod Demery is currently the host of the Investigation Discovery's hit show Murder Chose Me. Demery worked as a murder detective with the Shreveport Police Department for 14 years.
In "Murder Chose Me," the retired Shreveport homicide detective reflects the experience he gained starting from the age of 3 as he was invested in tracking down his own mother's killer.
Besides, his grandfather who was a WWII veteran and Lieutenant Sam Taylor has a big influence on him. His favorite book includes King David by Jonathan Kirsch which is about a flawed man.
Also, Demery says his driving skills scares everyone. As per the detective, cops are the most sensitive people on earth and claims liars believes no one.
Tragedy That Motivated Demery Towards Crime Fighting
Rod Demery, currently age 53, was born on 27th December 1965, as Rodney L. Demery. His mother, Barbara Sue Demery, was murdered on 8th May 1969 whilst Rod was only of 3. The homicide detective once again met another tragedy after his brother Patrick Demery committed a heinous crime when Rod was twenty years old. Patrick killed his friend named Richard Sherman.
An old image of Patrick Demery (left) & Rod Demery (right).
Patrick's brother along with his friends stabbed one of his friends to death under the influence of cocaine.
The reason for the murder was disclosed to be a fight between Patrick, Sherman and his girlfriend whilst all of them were high on cocaine. Matter of fact, Patrick also tried to kill Sherman's girlfriend. For the murder, Patrick was convicted to jail for 22 years. He was detained at the California State Prison.
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In an effort to guarantee that no family would be denied justice as his family was, Demery served as an investigator in the homicide department for 14 years, with an extraordinary 100 percent confession rate.
Demery's mother's case was ignored by the cops due to the fact that her mother was black and her murderer who was her boyfriend, Jerry Armstead, had a close connection with a sheriff.
Several years later when Demery succeeded to track Jerry but when he discussed his mother's death, Jerry insisted that it was an accident that took Barbara's life. The investigator, however, still forgave him.
Demery holds a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from Louisiana State University. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and is an Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm veteran of the United States Navy.
Rod's Relationship Status
Rod's life isn't just about fighting crime and getting on TV, he is a very family-oriented man. The American national is a committed father of numerous children. So, let's take a look at his relationship status.
Rod Demery's Married Life & Divorce
Rod is currently single. However, he was married twice, but both of his marriages resulted in divorce. Rod also hasn't talked much about either of his former wife in the media.
Father Rod Demery and three of his nine children.
Source: Hollywood Mask
In addition, the actor is reportedly the father of 9 kids including both sons and daughters. The proud father often shares beautiful pictures of his children on social media including Instagram.
Rod Demery Shares a picture of his first-born daughter.
Source: Instagram (iamroddemery)
He reportedly is a loving father and loves spending his free time with his children but he rarely gets a family pleasure as the detective is always busy solving twisted cases.
According to him, his work as a detective was one of the primary reasons that caused divorce with his ex-wives. Moreover, Rod said he chooses not to get married again for a while as he is busy solving cases.
Rod's way of presenting the show has now gained excessive exposure and even after going through huge tragedies he still believes kindness is the only answer.
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Demery is an expert negotiator for the hostages. The veteran is also a known firearms expert and certified investigator of officials' shootings. He has done a large-scale undercut work licensed by the S.W.A.T.
Additionally, he has now been designated as a distinctive assassination investigator for the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office in Shreveport, LA.
Net Worth And Salary
He is super popular for his novels, "No Place for Race," "Things My Daughter Needs To Know." In addition, every situation in his career the homicide detective has resolved and proved to be a credible professional.
'Thing My Daughter Needs To Know' released in 2011, sold thousands of copies in America and became Amazon's most successful books in 2011.
Rod Demery pictured on the right.
Demery now works for Discovery network series "Murder Chosen Me". Over the years Demery's detective and actor career have amassed considerable money. His book is marked at $100 for softcover on Amazon.
Additionally, he receives over $170 thousand per episode of his Discovery show. So, his net worth as of 2019, should be well over $1 million.