Dakota Laden was born on November 18, 1994, in Burnsville, Minnesota. He is an executive producer, editor, and star of “Destination Fear.” Laden started producing content when he was just seven years old. With his sister’s old camera, he would share comedy shots and a few experimental videos on his YouTube channel. While in high school, he realized that he had a strange passion for exploring scary and haunted locations. He then began looking for exciting and scary new places to explore and film which caused his career to take off to a whole new level.
It was while he was in high school that Dakota Laden realized he had a different kind of interest. While he would still be quite interested in filmmaking, he realized he had a passion for exploring scary and haunted locations. He combined both interests and made a career out of it before even learning how to drive.
In 2011, Laden shared a YouTube series inspired by his favorite T.V. show at the time, “Ghost Adventures,” which would later earn him an actual appearance on the show after gaining Zak Bagans’s attention. In 2015, he launched a paranormal documentary, “Trail to Terror,” alongside his sister Chelsea and best friend Tanner Wiseman. Because of his paranormal background and exceptional camera work, Laden was invited by Bagans to officially become part of the “Ghost Adventures” family, which perfected his paranormal investigating skills.
As you can probably imagine, his passion for the supernatural took a whole new turn in the following years. In 2019, Travel Channel premiered Laden’s paranormal reality T.V. series “Destination Fear.” The success was phenomenal, and the show scored a second season in the same year. In 2021, Discovery+ joined the team and also started airing “Destination Fear,” on the Travel Channel for a third season. On May 18, 2022, “ComicBook” announced a new season of “Destination Fear.” We cannot wait for the end of the year.
At the age of seven, he buys a camera and starts recording comedy shots.
Laden begins sharing his videos on YouTube.
Laden makes YouTube videos mimicking the T.V. show “Ghost Adventures.”
Laden becomes one of the youngest members of the paranormal investigation.
Laden makes the documentary “Trail to Terror” with his sister and friend.
Laden’s paranormal show premiers on Travel Channel.
Why We Love Dakota Laden
He is persevering
There’s nothing that can stop Laden from reaching his goal. He has succeeded as a filmmaker and actor.
He is an inspiration
Laden makes it clear that you don’t have to have the best equipment or an obscene amount of money to follow your dreams. He inspires us to start with what we have just as he did.
He teaches us to overcome our fears
Not everyone can investigate haunted places for a living. Most of us know we can’t.
5 Surprising Facts
He used to edit in his bedroom
Fun fact: each episode of “Destination Fear” was edited in Laden’s bedroom.
He likes to golf
It’s not abnormal to see Laden and Alex Schroeder at a golf court.
He is passionate about his desserts
Laden thinks the second dessert is the most important meal of the day.
He enjoys bedtime nachos
Speaking of food, nachos before bed is his go-to.
He loves whiskey
His grandfather taught him to enjoy the finer things in life.
Dakota Laden FAQs
Are Chelsea and Dakota Laden twins?
No, Chelsea is three years older than Dakota.
Is Dakota Laden married?
No, he is not yet married.
Does Dakota Laden have a baby?
No, he does not have children.
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