Birth Date: July 11, 1967 / Age: 49
Birth Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Biography: Jeffrey Samuel Corwin (born July 11, 1967) better known as Jeff Corwin is the host and executive producer of The Jeff Corwin Experience, an American television show about animals airing on the Animal Planet cable channel. He previously appeared in Going Wild With Jeff Corwin on the Disney Channel. He also starred as himself in an episode of "CSI: Miami", helping the detectives retrieve a human foot from inside a live crocodile.
Jeff Corwin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He attended Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in both biology and anthropology. He conducted his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1999, Bridgewater awarded Corwin a doctorate in public education.
Corwin first experienced the tropical rain forests in 1984 in Belize. As an undergraduate, he became active in conservation of rain forests in Central and South America and helped establish the Emerald Canopy Rainforest Foundation. He also participated in the youth action committee for the United Nations Environmental Program. He lectures on wildlife, ecology and conservation to audiences throughout the United States.
Televison programs such as his and those of Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin (of The Crocodile Hunter) reflect a "human coexistence with wildlife approach" which is in sharp conflict with poachers and past practices in many parts of the world.
In 2004, Corwin won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for Jeff Corwin Unleashed. In 2005, he has been nominated for the same award, which is to be presented May 20.