Who is Del Bigtree?
Del Bigtree has a long family history of being a showman and as such there is the mask he wears in public and the products of his actions in real life. Is it no accident that he named his online show the HiWire as a means of mockery as he flaunts the great disconnect between what this actor portrays himself to be and the real truth.
A FAMILY OF ACTORS
Del Matthew Bigtree, also known as Delores Jackson(1), was born on April 15, 1970 to Jack Groverland and Norma Bigtree. He grew up in Boulder Colorado.
Parents: Norma Bigtree and Jack Groverland
Norma, Del’s mother, was born on January 14, 1943 to Norman and Mary Bigtree (nee Wolniak) in Syracuse, NY. Norman Big Tree, Del’s maternal grandfather, was born on May 10, 1911 and died on March 26, 1971. Norman was a Mohawk Native American(2). Norman was a machinist for the Chrysler Corporation until his death in 1971. Norma was the middle of three daughters, following the eldest Jeanne Bigtree (now Bagi) and the youngest Sandra Bigtree born. When Sandra was just one, the three sisters started performing together as the Big Tree Sisters(3).
Norma met Jack Groverland in the early 1960’s and they appeared in off-Broadway productions together in New York City. Norma starred in Curley McDimple (a Shirley Temple spoof) from November 22, 1967 to January 15, 1970. Del was born in April 1970. Norma would have been about midterm when the play closed.
When “Tent Revival” preaching became popular in the 1960’s, Norma and Jack suddenly found a more lucrative career promoting God and ditched the theater for the tent. It’s not clear why Del does not have his father’s last name.
Chief John Big Tree
Del is also the Great Grandson of Indian Chief and Hollywood screen actor John Big Tree aka Isacc Johnny John who appeared in 59 Hollywood films between 1915 and 1950 and was the model for the Indian Chief on the head of the nickel coin.
Or is he? Newspaper articles report that Norma Bigtree was the granddaughter of a Mohawk chief who’s visage adorns the nickel coin(4). But an obituary of John Big Tree(5) says he never had any children. Forum posts on a genealogy website have similar discrepancies. A woman who went to school with Norma reports that she was the granddaughter of Chief Johnnie but later forum reports say that articles about John Big Tree indicate he did not have a family(6). Plus the difference in spelling from Big Tree to Bigtree. So which account is true? In typical showbiz fashion, the truth is lost when the agenda is to sell an image.
Del’s Showbiz Career and Some Very Lucrative Moves
Del directed Partners in 2003. This film is a soft porn video short film starring Del’s wife Lee Nestor. The story involves one woman lying in bed while another woman sexually pleasures her under the covers. It seems that many now involved in the safer VaxXed movement directly or indirectly were involved in questionable professions in typical Hollywood style
Del was the executive producer and director of Bitter Sweet in 2005. In 2007 he co-produced and co-directed with his wife Lee Nestor, Sex and Sensuality, another sexually charged production(16). Lee’s mother, Peggy Nestor, was also co-producer. The movie stars Lee Nestor as Gabrielle Marks as she undresses and bathes while describing a dirty little secret(7).
The Doctors, a successful pro pharmaceutical talk show created by Phil McGraw (aka Dr. Phil), has over 1,125 episodes and was first aired on September 8, 2008. Del produced 32 episodes of The Doctors between 2010 to 2015. Producers on the Dr. Phil show make around $65,000 a year(8). Del’s contract was not renewed after 2015 and he was looking for his next gig.
Del then got involved in Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe, when the movie was over 80% complete. The original content was to belong to an Andrew Wakefield documentary. Andrew Wakefield started touring, by himself, in 2015 to raise monies for Thompson’s legal defense fund. That is when Wakefield met Del Bigtree through Larry Cook, an early monitizer of vaccine injury stories who got Bigtrees attention. Through a series of secret meetings the plan was hatched. Exploit and monetize the vaccine injured and create the first stage of a never ending revenue stream off exploitation of the vaccine injured and dead Similar to the Alex Sporticus exploitation piece that Polly Tommey and her Autism Media Channel had turned into a movie almost a decade earlier.
In early 2016, Del Bigtree added to the script with California’s Senate Bill 277h rally footage and interviews with self proclaimed whistleblower Brandy Vaughan. By March 2016, after Bigtree had finished adding his content and edits and the film was released.
Once the movie was out and in circulation in various theaters across the U.S., Del decided that he should be doing the movie roll-outs and post movie question and answer sessions. Del had forced Andrew out by November of 2016 and lawsuits followed as Bigtree was to only tour for several months with the crew and he refused to leave seeing bigger paydays in the months/years to come.
When Del took over the Vaxxed movie, he was paid $15,000 a month. And now? Del now makes $500,000+ a year(9). A very lucrative career change from being a producer on Dr. Phil.
Director of short film Partners
Snippies / Video Journalist
Executive Producer and Director of Bitter Sweet
Dr. Phil / CBS
Produced and Directed Sex and Sensuality
Executive Producer of Homeless Real World Entertainment
Producer, Segment Producer
The Doctors / CBS
Del’s Personal Life
Del is married to Lee Collette Nestor (date). Lee was born on September 23, 1969 in Switzerland and is the daughter of Peggy Nestor. Not much is known about her father other than he was an international banker(10) and why does Lee use her mother’s maiden name?
Lee is also related to Marianne Nestor who is her aunt. Marianne (aka Dolly) was the secret wife of Oleg Cassini(11). Peggy was the creative director for Oleg Cassini brand(12). The two Nestor sisters, Marianne and Peggy have been embroiled in a lawsuit over the New York 5th Avenue mansion left to Marianne after Oleg’s death in 2006. Christina “Tina” Cassini and her sister, Daria, daughters of Oleg and Gene Tierney were the presumed heirs to the nearly $60 million estate. She fought Marianne over her late father’s estate until her untimely death in March of 2015 at the age of 67(13). The estate battle continues in the eye of the public, as Alexandre Cassini Belmont, Oleg’s grandson has also entered a claim. Marianne has spent time in jail as she drags her heels on providing the court with accurate accounting records of the estate of which half is rightly due to the heirs of Oleg’s daughter, Tina.
Cassini was the fashion designer of Jacqueline Kennedy’s iconic wardrobe. Was it then that Peggy Nestor became friends with the Kennedy family? Is Lee the link between Del and his current business partner Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the various business endevors they have launched?
Lee has also had a showbiz career. She is a singer/musician and actress. She and Del shot a video for her song “Still With Me” in 1997 in the Netherlands(14) and she has two albums “Midnight Wednesday” and “Call It What It Is”.
Some Other Questions to Ponder:
Why does Lee Nestor have an IMBd page and is listed as a male in mylife dot com(15)? Her appearance looks like a male in her early acting career. Why does Del have an alias on Instant Checkmate as Delores Jackson, a female name? Why are pictures of Del filled with symbols of the elite like numerous photos referencing flags, masonic brick walls, bright purple socks, and black and white checkered floors?
So this leads to the question just who is Del Bigtree. A conman of epic proportions or just a regular guy who wants to rid the world of the evil that he surrounds himself with?
- The Record, Hackensack, New Jersey, Friday April 19, 1968, Section C-1
- Daily News, New York, New York, Friday May 13, 1966
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1454011/, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2142885/?ref_=nm_knf_i2
- The Dispatch, Moline Illinois July 13, 2000 P. 13
- Lee Nestor in mylife dot com