Pennsylvania-born Joe Kenda is a retired real-life police detective. Additionally, Joe is also a TV personality. People recognized as an actor in the television show, Homicide Hunter. Now let’s look at Joe Kenda Net Worth 2021
Previously, he used to work as a detective for the Colorado Springs Police Department. He was a Lieutenant by post and solved 387 cases from 1973 to 1996.
He is working on his new show, Investigation Discovery.
Joseph Patrick Kenda Biography
Joseph Patrick Kenda was born on August 28, 1946, in Herminie, Pennsylvania.
He spent most of his childhood days in the western Pennsylvania town of Herminie, about 50 km southeast of Pittsburgh.
Most of the family members were coal miners, including his father, uncle, and grandfather.
Later, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated with a B.A. in political science. In 1970, he earned hi
s master’s degree in international relations from Ohio State University.
Later, he worked at his father’s trucking business for a brief period.
After his studies, Joe thought of joining the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the US Foreign Service, but after he was put through briefings, he felt unimpressed and chose another career path.
He joined his father’s trucking company, but in 1973 he made a life-changing move.
He took his wife and children and left Pennsylvania for Colorado Springs, and they’re joined its Police Department.
Thanks to his success, Joe became one of the most praised and respected homicide detectives, which eventually led to the creation of the TV crime series “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda”.
However, before that, he worked as a special needs school bus operator for a decade starting in 1998, two years after his retirement from law enforcement.
The show’s premiere set the highest rating on the station and ever since has held the record, which for the Season 5 premiere was 3.8 million viewers.
In the beginning, Joe was given the script for the series, but he told producers that he wouldn’t do the show if it was done by a script.
Instead, he has used his own words, and though needs an occasional look into case files, he has managed to recall even the smallest details of his cases.