J. Neilson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Dec, 2018
Facts of J. Neilson
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name J. Nielson
Birth Name James Nielson
Nick Name James
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Towanda, Pennsylvania
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Bladesmith
Working For History channel
Net Worth Unknown
Salary Unknown
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 80 kgs
Famous for being the host of Forged in Fire
Married yes
Married to Beckie Allen-Nielson
Children 2
Online Presence Instagram
TV Show Forged in Fire
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J. Neilson or James Neilson is an American reality TV show icon, who plays the role of a judge in the television series "Forged in Fire". In addition, he holds the supreme rank of a Master Smith in the American Bladesmith Society and runs his own business called the Shop in the Woods.

J. Neilson Early Life

There are no details in context to J. Neilson's date of birth, but he was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He is of American nationality and he belongs to the White Ethnicity.

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He has also not disclosed the details of his educational background,  but being a man who makes knives and is craftsmen in metallurgy he is likely to have received proper education in his field.

J. Nielson's Professional Career

Nielson once told he was passionate about forging blades since an early age and pursued his dream to become a professional bladesmith. In 1995, he started working in his own workshop in Towanda, Pennsylvania.

Later, he started working as a professional knife expert in around 2004. When he started working as a professional knife expert, J.Nielson was already famous in his field. As an individual, he forged Bowies, daggers and historical replicas. J. Nielson's career reached extreme heights when he was ranked Master Smith by the American Bladesmith Society in 2008, a recognition given to only 115 people in America. He owns his private company Shop in the Woods in his hometown Towanda.

J. Nielson debuted in the big screens in 2015, when he was selected the judge of the reality show Forged in Fire. The other judges of the show are Doug Marcaida and David Baker.  The show, which is hosted by Wil Willis features four contestants who go through rigorous procedures of forging blades. The series has completed its fifth season in the History channel network and is filming its sixth season right now.

 While filming the third season, J. Nielson took a short break from the show due to a surgery. During the time he was away from the show, he was replaced by Jason Knight on the show. Nielson then appeared along with Jason in the premiere of the 4th Season.

J. Nielson Net Worth

J. Nielson's current net worth is unknown, however, seeing his and his show's popularity we can assume that he earns a good amount of money and has a good net worth which ranges in hundreds of thousands dollar.

J. Nielson's Personal Life

J. Nielson is a married man and is in a relationship with wife Beckie Allen-Nielson. The bladesmith loves to keep his personal life and relationship status under the media radar. He hasn't disclosed any details regarding his married life. The couple is proud parents of two kids; a daughter who is 14 years old and a son who is 9 years old. 

CAPTION: J. Nielson with his wife Beckie Nielson SOURCE: celebrity facts

J. Nielson leads a happy life with his family and is occasionally seen posting pictures of them in his Instagram account.

There is a less information about his affair with other girls before he got married to his wife Beckie Allen.

Body Measurements

  • Age: As of 2018, J. Nielson is around 40 years of age
  • Height: 5 feet and 9 inches (175 cms)
  • Weight: 80 kgs (176 lbs)

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