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Wil Willis: The Story of a Former Army Officer

Shaile Published On Sat Feb 29 2020   Modified On Sat Feb 29 2020
Wil Willis: The Story of a Former Army Officer


    Wil Willis: The Story of a Former Army Officer

    Wil Willis is a former army officer who now works as an actor and a writer. Most of the actors are known by their acting skills, but Wil is known for his weaponry which can be seen in his shows like Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World, Forged in Fire and military reality television show Special Ops Mission.

    Wil Willis' Early Life, Short Wiki & Education

    Born under the birth sign of Aquarius on Valentine's Day or 14th February 1975 in Portugal, the television personality Wil Willis holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

    Wil belongs to a Military family; he lived in different military bases until his father retired from the military in 1991. He grew up with his four siblings, two brothers and two sisters.

    He completed his high school in 1993. After finishing his high school education, he was recruited in the army and served the Army's 3rd Ranger Battalion.

    Age & Body Statistics

    • Age: Wil Willis celebrated his 45th birth in 2019.
    • Height: His height is 5 feet 11 inches or we can say 180 cm.
    • Weight: Forged in Fire host had a weight of 80 kg or 176 lbs.
    • Eyes Color:  His eyes are dark brown.
    • Hair Color:  The retired army officer has dark brown hair.

    Personal Life & Relationship History

    Wil Willis is not single; the Forged in Fire host married wife Krystle Amina. Wil and his partner dated for sometime and got engaged on 24th March 2017. The couple tied the knot after seven months of their engagement on 11th October 2017. 

    Wil Willis with his wife Krystle Amina
    Wil Willis with his wife Krystle Amina

    Willis and his spouse show enormous love for each other. Furthermore, the television personality often shares his wife's picture on his Instagram account.

    Wil Willis has two sons from his previous relationship Caleb and Jacob. Both of them were happy to see his dad's marriage.

    Wil Willis and his wife expecting new member in the family
    Wil Willis and his wife expecting new member in the family

    The couple is waiting for the new arrival in their family. They announced their pregnancy on August 7, 2019, so this means, their child will be born by May 2020. 

    Wil Willis' Net Worth

    Wil Willis accumulated a net worth of around $500 thousand. He earned his net worth as a TV host and from his acting skills. 

    Willis served 5 years in the military and his annual salary was around $37,896. He was also an Air Force Pararescueman and so, he earned around $28,889 to $43,955 per year from his job.

    Wil classic 1960 Chevy Nova
    Wil classic 1960 Chevy Nova

    The American personality lives in a luxurious house that is worth thousands of dollars. He rides the Chevy Nova 1960.


    Wil was serving his country before getting into the entertainment business. He served five years in the Army's 3rd Ranger Battalion from 1993 to 1998. After that, he worked as the Air Force Pararescueman from June 1998 to March 2007 and reserve duty from August 2007 to August 2008 in Pararescueman.

    Willis debuted in show business in television documentary series Rescue Warrior in 2005. Four years later, he got his own television series Special Ops Mission as Whiskey Whiskey in 2009.

    His other major shows are Triggers; Weapons That Change the World (2011 to 2013) and Forged in Fire (2015 to 2016 with 13 episodes).