Jordan Hembrough, a self-professed comic-book geek and film buff, was bitten by the collecting bug at an early age. Like most children, Hembrough’s bedroom was adorned with Star Wars toys and action-hero figures. Unlike most children, he quickly learned that he could make more money selling these toys to his school peers than he could on any paper route or summer job. At the age of 16, Hembrough began buying and selling toys professionally, and hasn’t looked back since.
After years of developing his collecting craft, Hembrough spent seven years as a buyer for an international chain of comic book and Sci-Fi-themed retail stores – specializing in the procurement and allocation of collectible toys. This experience gave Hembrough a Jedi-like prowess in obtaining the most unique and popular vintage and modern collectibles. He is the consummate pop culture expert – traveling the world researching pop culture history to add to his extensive knowledge that ranges from Batman to Harry Potter to retro TV.
In 1998, Hembrough founded Hollywood Heroes, a vintage and modern collectibles company, where he uses his vast background to not only sell collectible toys and film props, but also provide highly sought-after consulting services to iconic toy and entertainment companies including Disney, Hasbro, Mattel and Lucasfilm.
As a professional toy dealer for the past 20 years, Hembrough caters to a very exclusive club of celebrity clients who are as passionate as he is about collecting. If a Hollywood personality or titan of industry is searching for a rare toy, movie memorabilia or iconic film/TV car, Hembrough is the expert they call to research and secure that item for them.
Hembrough is best known for hosting Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter (2012-2014), the critically acclaimed series that garnered him a CableFax award nomination (2013) for best host in the “Family Friendly” category. In addition to his successful cable series, Hembrough has also made appearances on other shows including Travel Channel’s Baggage Battles and G4’s Attack of the Show and X-Play. In addition, he was a featured player in the Batman 1966 Blu-Ray Edition for Warner Brothers and filmed with famed British TV host and comedian Leigh Francis for Keith Lemon’s Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Special.
While working as a Sotheby’s consultant in December 2015, Hembrough brought to market one of the largest Star Wars collections ever offered in North America. In 2016, he was inducted into the prestigious Toy Hall of Fame – an honor he shares with other icons including Stan Lee, Hulk Hogan, Hasbro Toys and the LEGO Group.
Jordan Hembrough and Toy Hunter have been featured in The New York Times, People Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Mental Floss Magazine, New York Daily News, New York Post, Variety, The Boston Herald, Wired Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Newsday, The Mirror (UK), The Guardian (UK), The Washington Post, 201 Magazine, The Star-Ledger, Toy Insider Magazine, The Seattle Times, Luxury Magazine, The Daily Telegraph (UK) and numerous other print media.
Hembrough is a frequent on-air guest and contributor to Good Morning America. His other broadcast and online appearances include Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX & Friends, Entertainment Tonight, NPR, SiriusXM Radio, Huffington Post, PIX11 Morning News (NY), Live From the Couch, The Danny Bonaduce Show, The Dennis Miller Radio Show and AOL.com.
When he’s not working, Hembrough can be found in his country kitchen. A souse-chef for more than ten years, he loves cooking for friends and family. Whether it’s a small family meal or large dinner party, Hembrough finds peace in the kitchen.