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.

Born Name

Joseph Allen Schreibvogel

Nick Name

Joe Exotic, The Tiger King, Aarron Alex, Cody Ryan

Sun Sign


Born Place

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 –

  1. Brian Rhyne (1986-2001)
  2. JC Hartpence (2002-2003)
  3. John Finlay (2003-2014)
  4. Travis Maldonado (2015-2017)
  5. Dillon Passage (2017-Present)

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Distinctive Features

  • Pierced ears
  • Tattooed body
  • Horseshow mustache

Joe Exotic Facts

  1. He was raised on a working farm in Kansas.
  2. He was 5 years of age when he was s*xually assaulted by an older boy.
  3. Joe Exotic later moved to Texas with his family and joined the Eastvale, Texas police department.
  4. One of his siblings outed him as gay to their parents and that made Joe attempt suicide.
  5. In 2015, he released a diss track titled Here Kitty Kitty whose video showed a look-alike feeding her 2nd husband, Don Lewis, to the tigers.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. He has been incarcerated at FMC Fort Worth and he began seeking a presidential pardon from in March 2020.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Featured Image by Joe Exotic / Instagram


Facts of Joe Exotic

  • full nameJoe Exotic
  • Date of Birth March 05, 1963
  • Age 58 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 9
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • weight75 kg
  • height5 ft 10 in

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