James Byrd Rogers is one of the two sons of legendary TV host, Fred Rogers.
He appeared on his father’s show – Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – several times, before disappearing from the limelight.
His father was a famous TV host and a puppeteer. He earned many awards and respect thanks to the show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. It aired on PBS from 1968 to 2001.
As for his siblings, James has a younger brother, John. When they were children, they appeared on their father’s show.
Following in his father’s footsteps, James enrolled at Rollins College. Soon, he realized that he wanted some time off from his family. He stopped returning to his parents’ house to discover what kind of person he wanted to become outside of his father’s image.
At the time when James was enjoying a break, his younger brother showed real devotion to his parents and travelled 40 miles a day from his prep school.
As of today, not much is known about the lives of Mr Rogers children. They prefered to stay away from the spotlight after their father’s death. Thus, one cannot state for sure what they do for a living.
In 2018, Mr Rogers sons contributed to a documentary about their father entitled Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
John, Fred’s youngest son, admitted in the documentary that it was hard to have a father with such a saintly reputation.
James Byrd Rogers son’s name is Alexander.
Starting from 2002, John started getting into trouble. He was arrested for attacking his pregnant wife, Mary. Soon after that incident, they experienced a few more problems.
In 2018, John had some trouble with his son, who was known to “smoke weed.”
According to the officers’ report, the boy was “secured because of his aggressive actions towards officers.”
When the officers checked the boy’s room, they found LSD there.
As of today, James Byrd Rogers keeps a low profile. He is not active on social media and prefers to keep his life private from cameras and journalists.