|Joe Exotic Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||March 5, 1963|
Joe Exotic is an American incarcerated criminal and former zoo operator who owned and operated the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma. He also gained spotlight by contesting for President of the United States in 2016 as an independent as well as for Governor of Oklahoma in 2018 as a Libertarian, both of which turned out as unsuccessful attempts.
Joseph Allen Schreibvogel
Joe Exotic, The Tiger King, Aarron Alex, Cody Ryan
Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, United States
Former Zoo Operator
- Mother – Shirley Schreibvogel
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Joe Exotic has dated –
- Brian Rhyne (1986-2001)
- JC Hartpence (2002-2003)
- John Finlay (2003-2014)
- Travis Maldonado (2015-2017)
- Dillon Passage (2017-2021) – Joe married Dillon Passage on December 11, 2017. In March 2021, the couple announced that they had separated and were seeking a divorce. In March 2022, Joe filed for divorce from Dillon after 4 years of marriage.
Race / Ethnicity
- Pierced ears
- Tattooed body
- Horseshow mustache
Joe Exotic Facts
- He was raised on a working farm in Kansas.
- He was 5 years of age when he was s*xually assaulted by an older boy.
- Joe Exotic later moved to Texas with his family and joined the Eastvale, Texas police department.
- One of his siblings outed him as gay to their parents and that made Joe attempt suicide.
- In 2015, he released a diss track titled Here Kitty Kitty whose video showed a Carole Baskin look-alike feeding her 2nd husband, Don Lewis, to the tigers.
- He has had an ongoing feud with Carole Baskin, the owner of Big Cat Rescue. He was arrested on September 7, 2018, after he was accused of trying to hire an undercover FBI agent who was posing as a hitman in order to murder his rival Carole Baskin.
- On April 2, 2019, Joe Exotic was convicted on 2 counts of murder for hire, 8 violations of the Lacey Act, and 9 violations of the Endangered Species Act and was later sentenced to 22 years in federal prison on January 22, 2020. In January 2022, he was resentenced to 21 years in prison.
- He has been incarcerated at FMC Fort Worth and he began seeking a presidential pardon from Donald Trump in March 2020.
- Joe Exotic accused the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) of causing damage of $79 million for the loss of his tigers and filed a lawsuit against the United States federal government at the Grady County Jail on March 17, 2020.
- He has been a part of projects like The Life Exotic: Or the Incredible True Story of Joe Schreibvogel, Joe Exotic – The Tiger King, and Tiger King.
- In May 2021, it was revealed that Joe Exotic had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Featured Image by Joe Exotic / Instagram