A rivalry between big cat eccentrics takes a dark turn when Joe Exotic, a controversial animal park boss, is caught in a murder-for-hire plot.
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Series cast summary:
John Reinke ...  Self - Manager, G.W. Zoo 7 episodes, 2020
Kelci Saffery ...  Self - Animal Keeper, G.W. Zoo 7 episodes, 2020
John Finlay ...  Self - Joe's Husband / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Rick Kirkham ...  Self - Producer, Joe Exotic T.V. / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Carole Baskin ...  Self - Big Cat Rescue 7 episodes, 2020
Joe Exotic ...  Self - G.W. Zoo 7 episodes, 2020
Erik Cowie ...  Self - Head Keeper, G.W. Zoo 6 episodes, 2020
Bhagavan Antle ...  Self - Myrtle Beach Safari 6 episodes, 2020
Howard Baskin ...  Self - Big Cat Rescue 6 episodes, 2020
Eric Goode ...  Self - Filmmaker 6 episodes, 2020
Jeff Lowe ...  Self - Businessman 5 episodes, 2020
Lauren Lowe ...  Self - Jeff's Wife 4 episodes, 2020
Joshua Dial ...  Self - Joe's Campaign Manager / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Sylvia Corkill ...  Self - Reporter, News 9 4 episodes, 2020
Tim Stark ...  Self - Wildlife in Need 4 episodes, 2020
James Garretson ...  Self - Businessman 3 episodes, 2020
Allen Glover ...  Self - Handyman, G.W. Zoo 3 episodes, 2020
Dillon Passage ...  Self - Joe's Husband 3 episodes, 2020
Larry Rhodes ...  Self - Gavin County Oklahoma 3 episodes, 2020
Marc Thompson ...  Self - Joe's Security Guard 3 episodes, 2020


Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo. Charismatic but misguided, Joe and an unbelievable cast of characters including drug kingpins, conmen, and cult leaders all share a passion for big cats and the status and attention their dangerous menageries garner. But things take a dark turn when Carole Baskin, an animal activist and owner of a big cat sanctuary, threatens to put them out of business, stoking a rivalry that eventually leads to Joe's arrest for a murder-for-hire plot, and reveals a twisted tale where the only thing more dangerous than a big cat is its owner. Written by Netflix

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John Finlay has stated in multiple interviews that his missing teeth were not the result of his past meth use, as indicated in the series, but were "messed up before that due to genetic reasons." See more »


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I worked for this guy for 9 months
28 March 2020 | by tjlove-59575See all my reviews

Back in 2008 I worked for Joe Exotic for about 9 months, 4 of which were on the road and maybe 5 at the animal park. I've seen the doc and in my experience working with him and being at the park I really don't have anything bad to say about the guy based on what I lived personally being around the whole thing

there's obviously some sensationalism involved in the doc, some things are accurate and some things aren't but that's the nature of these kind of things.

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20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness See more »

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Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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