Best known as the longest serving directing staff on the popular Channel 4 television series SAS: Who Dares Wins, as well as co-host of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test on FOX TV in the US, Jason “Foxy” Fox is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant, serving in the Special Boat Service for over 20 years.
Jason joined the Royal Marine Commandos in 1992 age sixteen, serving for ten years, after which he passed the gruelling selection process for the Special Forces, serving with the Special Boat Service (SBS) for over a decade and reaching the rank of Sergeant.
He has planned and led operations including hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, counterinsurgency, maritime counter-terrorism, surveillance, body-guarding (close protection) and counter-narcotics missions.
After 20 years of military service, Fox was medically discharged in 2012 having been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Today, you are most likely to find him gracing our TV screens and giving us a taste of extreme action and adventure around the world.
Foxy is also a presenter and producer of critically acclaimed Channel 4 and Netflix documentaries Inside the Real Narcos and Return To Afghanistan, and is also the author of Sunday Times bestselling books Battle Scars and Life Under Fire.
In SAS: Who Dares Wins, a reality television programme where contestants experience a gruelling training course loosely based on a condensed version of the special forces selection process, Jason Fox stars alongside fellow former special forces soldiers Ant Middleton, Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton, Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, and Jay Morton.
He released his first solo book, Battle Scars, in 2019 which explores his struggle with mental health after being medically discharged from his military career in 2012 having been diagnosed with PTSD. It became a Sunday Times bestseller. His second book, Life Under Fire: How to Build Inner Strength and Thrive Under Pressure, was released in 2020.
Jason embarked on a hugely successful UK theatre tour, Life at The Limit, in 2023 as well as taking part in various corporate speaking events. He is also a leading figure in mental health awareness, having given many motivational keynote talks about his own mental health and is involved with several mental health charities.
Outside of his military career, some of Foxy's bigger adventures include rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from Lagos, Portugal to Macuro, Venezuela in 2016 with four of his friends. Known as Team Essence, their expedition took the crew 50 days over 3,308 nautical miles, and landed them a record for becoming the first team to row unsupported, crossing the Atlantic Ocean from east to west - from mainland Europe to South America, non-stop from mainland to mainland.
In 2018, a team of ten adventurers, including Jason Fox, embarked on an expedition to the North Pole in aid of the charity Borne to raise awareness of premature birth.
Then, in 2019, alongside Sean Johnson, he kayaked the length of the Yukon river over 1,980 miles in Alaska. The adventure started with a 49-mile hike from Skagway to Lake Bennet, where the kayak journey stretched from Lake Bennett to the Bering Sea, across 48 days. The expedition was unsupported, with Johnson and Fox raising awareness and funds for Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.