Roger Miklos – Biography 2022

  • Full Name: Roger Lee Miklos
  • Net Worth: $1 Million
  • Occupation: Treasure Hunter, TV Celebrity & Former Police Officer
  • Birthday: January 6, 1941
  • Birthplace: Summerland Key, Florida
  • Birth Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of Death: February 19, 2018
  • Place of Death: Iraan, Texas
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Married: Twice
  • Children: Darrell, Lauren, Kim, and Kelly
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About Roger Miklos

Roger Miklos was a former American police officer who later became a renowned treasure hunter and TV celebrity.

He was born in Summerland Key, Florida, on January 6th, 1941, but grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and lived most of his life in California.

The father of four became more popular when he was featured in Cooper’s Treasure, a television series about discovered lost ships.

As a treasure hunter, he had several difficulties. He said that in the heat, he had to dive while wearing ice cubes under a swimsuit to maintain a comfortable body temperature. He added that the wave pushed him up against the boat, breaking nearly every tooth in his mouth like almost every driver.


Roger was born to William Miklos and Marie Miklos. He got married twice in his lifetime. His first wife, with whom he had four children, i.e, Laurie Miklos, Darrell Miklos, Kelly Miklos, and Kim Miklos, was called Marie Miklos.

However, much is not known by the public about her whereabouts. Notably, Roger did not have a child with his second wife, Sheila.


Before venturing into treasure hunting, Roger was a police officer in Reno, Nevada. The famous shipwreck and treasure hunter also worked along with the DEA in Nassau, Bahamas.

Upon embarking on his new and adventurous career, he set out to the ocean with metal detectors to search for coins while relying on the knowledge he had acquired from books.

When he later met Kip Wagner – a treasure hunter, he took a professional path in his career. Wagner, who got impressed by his work and determination, offered him a job, making him a professional treasure hunter.

Through the latter years, Roger became good at exploring sites of shipwrecks, making several great discoveries. One of them was the Atocha ship that was lost and sank in the ocean in 1622, from which he recovered numerous treasures.

A few years later, Roger met Gordon Cooper, who also had an interest in treasure hunting, through his associate – Wagner. In 1978, he was featured along with the late astronaut on the Merv Griffin Show.

Thereafter, he was featured regularly on the show “Cooper’s Treasure” on the Discovery Channel alongside his son Darrell Miklos.

After a few decades of treasure hunting, he decided to retire, passing on the mantle to his son, Darrell.

Miklos’s discovery  sunken U-boat

Roger thought he had discovered precious artwork and stolen gold on the ship, which he thought was a converted Nazi submarine.

Miklos, however, kept the location of the ship a secret, but he did leave a cache of documents with the precise location of the boat. Miklos, unfortunately, passed away from a heart attack before he could finish the task.

Death of Roger Milkos

Roger died on February 19th, 2018,10 pm at a rest area in Iraan when he suffered a heart attack amid travel. At the time of his death, he was 76 years old.

The tragic news of his death reached his son Darrell who was shooting for a new episode for “Cooper’s Treasure.” On April 4, 2018, a memorial service was held for the deceased at the Key East United Methodist Church.


Written by Husein Gradasevic

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