The sheer number of people who die from over speeding and the success of the Fast and Furious franchise suggests many people around the world are fans of speeding and consequently, car races. This has led television network executives to tap into this interest of the large populace to create programs about racing, which is where JJ Da Boss comes in.
JJ Da Boss is the face of the show, Street Outlaws: Memphis. The Discovery Channel reality television show has been on since 2018 with two seasons released so far. The show has enjoyed relative popularity since its release, scoring a high 8.3/10 on IMDb.
Learn more about JJ Da Boss, the man leading the face of one of television’s top car racing shows below.
Who is JJ Da Boss?
A simple answer to who JJ Da Boss is would be to say he is the face of Street Outlaws: Memphis, a reality show set in Memphis about underground car racing. An in-depth answer about the television personality would be that he is a TV star, born on the 10th of August, 2973 in Memphis, Tennessee. For those who might be wondering, his real name is Jonathan Day and he was raised in Joiner, Arkansas.
JJ Da Boss has engaged in a life of hustling and car racing since he was a teenager and it is difficult to ascertain the extent of his education history. We, however, know that he attended Rivercrest School. It was during his time in high school that he fell in love with racing.
Just like the popular fictional character – Dominic Toretto of the Fast and Furious franchise, JJ Da Boss began racing at a young age. He was poised to follow in the footsteps of his parents who were roofers, and he did that for the first 20 years of his life but as someone whose driving interest was in cars and racing, he invested his income from his roofing ventures into participating in illegal street races.
The combination of illegal street racing and some of the questionable decisions he has had to make to sustain the life eventually got JJ Da Boss involved with the police and having been found guilty of his crime, he was sent to eight years in prison.
Following his stint in prison, JJ Da Boss reevaluated his relationship with cars, cutting off the illegal parts and choosing to focus on fixing and selling old cars. At the moment, JJ Da Boss is known to own several cars. Some of his popular ones are cars he has named Ole Heavy Puddle Jumper and Heifer. Notably, his first race car was a 1966 Chevy II Nova, which set off his reputation for being a lover of muscle cars.
A street-level reputation became a national one when he began to appear on Street Outlaws: Memphis. JJ Da Boss took his skills as a fast-talker and his overall knowledge of street life back to the underground racing life. On the show, he organizes races between other competitors, himself, and other team members.
The show has so far been on the air for two seasons with the third season in the works.
Relationship With Precious
One of the notable members of JJ Da Boss’s team is Precious Cooper. Precious, who is often referred to as the Queen of the Streets is one of the experienced drivers on the show and a member of JJ’s team. Together, the two of them, including a third character named, Midget compete against other racers on the show.
As someone who regularly takes bets on races, JJ’s partnership with Precious has proven to be very lucrative as they both take advantage of the popular stereotype of women as terrible drivers to win races and make a lot of money on the show.
Family – Wife, and Kids
A person’s one-time mistake does not define them and that is very evident in the life JJ Da Boss has lived thus far. Apart from having his own show on a national television network, he has also been able to build a beautiful family with a wife and children.
He has been married to his wife, Tricia Day, for several years and the couple have been able to raise an amazing number of 11 children.
Why JJ has chosen to raise such a large number of children is unknown, although some suspect it comes from the fact that he was an only child. Regardless, he is currently enjoying his life with his family, particularly his wife who is also a racing enthusiast.