Those who know “Uncle Si” almost always depict him in his disguise, holding either a shotgun, a Bible, or both in their hands. Si Robertson is a retired American soldier, preacher, and television personality. He is also a total nature boy who undoubtedly enjoys hunting, maybe a little too much.
He used to work in his brother’s company, Duck Commander, as a duck caller. Much of his fame undoubtedly stems from his role in his family’s reality television series “Duck Dynasty”, which is broadcast on A&E. Uncle Si has also appeared on other reality shows, most of which are offshoots of Duck Commander. He appeared as a guest on Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing.
Si Robertson Bio – Age
Si Robertson was born on April 27, 1948, in Vivian, a town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. For his high school education, Si studied at Caddo High School. During this time he idolized his older brother Phil, which led him to follow in his athletic footsteps and play football for his high school team. He also wore the No. 10 jersey that Phil had worn when he played for the team.
After graduating from Caddo High School, Si Robertson continued his studies at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. However, he only stayed there three-quarters of the time. During the Vietnam War, Si was drafted into the US Army and had to drop out of school. He made it to the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7) before he retired in 1993. Si even had an exhibit in his honor on display at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe, in his home state of Louisiana.
While serving in the army, his brother Phil started a company that dealt with duck calls. After Si returned home from the army in 1993, his brother brought him on board to help grow the business. His job was to make the reeds that were part of the duck calls. During the Duck Dynasty, he was often portrayed as negligent in his responsibility for the business.
Some would say that Si Robertson is to the Duck Dynasty what Kim Kardashian is to keep up with the Kardashians. He is undoubtedly the star of the show, and this is largely due to his excellent sense of humor and spontaneity.
In the show’s serial finale, Duck Dynasty, Si mentioned that he was planning to form a band. He formed the band after the show ended in March 2017 and named it Uncle Si and The Sicotics. The army veteran has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Good Morning America. His Reality Series portfolio also includes Duck Commander, The Duckmen of Lousiana, and his self-titled show Going Si-Ral. Si has also worked as a narrator/narrator for the children’s animated series VeggieTales.
In 2013, Si published his book Si-cology: Stories and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s favorite uncle. The book describes his fight against alcoholism, mental illness, and even suicide, especially during his time in the army.
Si and his entire family are widely known for their Christian faith; the man takes every opportunity to express his religious beliefs. Whenever he gives an autograph, he always writes down his favorite Bible verse, John 3:16 and 17. According to the ex-soldier, this is a way to remind people that God loves everyone and that no one is ever beyond redemption.
Net Worth, How Rich Is He?
Uncle Si’s piggy bank has definitely been strengthened by his star appearances in the popular reality series Duck Dynasty and its subsequent offshoots. He has also been involved in a number of films, such as Faith of Our Fathers in 2015. The army veteran also earns a regular income from his work in the multi-million dollar company Duck Commander. His net worth is estimated at $6 to $8 million.
His Family – Si Robertson Wife, Christine; Kids, and Siblings
The retired soldier comes from a large family. He and his six siblings were born to his parents James and Merritt Robertson. Si has four brothers and two sisters and is the sixth child of his parents. His brothers are Jimmy Frank, Harold, Tommy, and Phil and his sisters are Judy and Jan.
Growing up, his family had less than the average American home. Going to the grocery store to buy basic necessities was a rarity for them, as they could almost never afford it. They had to live off vegetables and fruits that they grew themselves. Si Robertson remembers, however, that they were always a very happy family.
She also enjoys a good relationship with this extended family. In his show Going Si-Ral he presented together with his faithful nephew Willie Robertson. Willie, the CEO of his father’s Duck Commander, is also a member of Si’s band. For the musical outfit, Si Robertson co-opted his daughter-in-law Marsha Robertson and the singer and songwriter Bridgette Tatum.
Si is married to Christine Robertson. He has spoken several times about the fact that he had to ask for her hand in marriage. After about seventy attempts, Christine finally said yes, and in 1971 the marriage was sealed. Si and Christine have a daughter, Trasa, and a son, Scott. These two children have given Si and his wife eight grandchildren, and they are all boys.
Si’s son Scott, like his father, also served in the army. He completed eight missions in Iraq, after which he suffered from the post-traumatic stress disorder. Inspired by his son’s plight, Si has since become more open about adopting measures to better care for veterans.
His brother Phil gave birth to four children and also has a wealth of grandchildren.