Fear Factor always hires professional animal handlers that raise and take care of the animals. These are the same handlers that work many major TV and movie productions. When animals are involved in a stunt, the handlers are present on set at all times. They also advise producers on how to humanely and safely interact with the animals.
The theme song was composed and performed by Russ Landau.
Joe was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Boston.
Well, sort of. They sign a release and waiver.
Each physical stunt is tested many times for safety reasons. This involves the coordinating producer, Perry Barndt, and his crew.
Joe Rogan, on the first show he ever taped, actually ate sheep's eyes once the contestants had completed the stunt. Says Joe, "It was like a half-cooked, hard-boiled egg that was dropped into ink and snot. The texture was so bad your body just violently rejected it."
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Producer Matt Kunitz and his team are responsible for each show's "disgusting" stunt. Click here to learn more about Matt and his team.
All players must actually complete each stunt, or they will not advance in the game.