Troy Dunn

About Troy Dunn

In 1990, Troy helped his own mother (who was adopted as a baby) locate her own biological family. That single event inspired Troy and his then-partner to build an organization that did one thing: help people reunite with long lost friends and family members.

In the past 16 years, Troy and his team have assisted thousands of people worldwide in doing just that. It's estimated that more than 300 million people have personally witnessed one of Troy's reunions on national TV. Troy has personally appeared (many times) on virtually every network morning show and syndicated talk show in the U.S., and has also made many guest appearances on various BBC shows in the U.K.

Those appearances have earned him the respect of media notables from Barbara Walters to John Walsh, and have brought him a certain level of public recognition that can sometimes make it more difficult to "surprise" someone with a dream reunion — because they know instantly why he’s there! was launched to help more people in their pursuit of a long lost friend and family member. The Instant People Locator is the brain child of Troy and was created using one of the most in-depth and accurate data files available. Unlike other online people finder searches, Troy's Instant People Locator does not rely on outdated white pages for its data, but instead combines thousands of somewhat obscure record files into one massive data pool, which he then makes available to the public for more accurate Locate results.

Additionally, while his constant TV work now keeps him from maintaining his private investigator license, he has brought on a select group of his favorite private investigators from all over the country to do the Pro Locates for visitors to These investigators have either been personally trained by Troy or have previously worked for Troy in a locating capacity.