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The Real Ed Du Bois: Welcome

Who is Ed Du Bois?

Ed Du Bois (Edward L. Du Bois, III) is a songwriter, musician, Florida sportsman and a third-generation specialist in the field of security and investigations based in Miami, Florida. He is known by his fans as "The Country's Best Detective" and has been the subject of many books, newspaper, magazine articles and news shows. Ed Du Bois is portrayed by three-time Academy Award nominee, Ed Harris, in the Paramount film titled Pain and Gain (2013) directed by Michael Bay and starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. Du Bois' latest single 'Pain and Gain - Retribution Song' was released on March 1, 2013.

Click HERE to purchase the film Pain and Gain on DVD.

Click HERE to purchase 'Pain and Gain - Retribution Song.' 


President of Investigators, Inc.

When Du Bois' father, Ed Du Bois, Jr., died suddenly in 1968, Ed took over the family firm, Investigators, Inc., as President, a role he continues in to this day. Investigators, Inc. is the oldest licensed and family-owned investigative agency in the United States. Ed Du Bois, Jr. (a Miami attorney, municipal judge, FBI agent and private investigator) founded Investigators, Inc. in 1955 after splitting from his business partner, George Wackenhut. Click here to read the infamous story about Du Bois and Wackenhut's business relationship. The Du Bois family has been in the investigation and security business for over 100 years, beginning with Edward L. Du Bois, Sr. who joined the NYPD at the turn of the century and later went on to become Director of Security of the Roney Hotel & Casino on Miami Beach in the 1920s. 


NFL Security Consultant

Du Bois was hired by the National Football League in 1968 as a Security Consultant. He is approaching his 45th season representing the NFL with the Miami Dolphins.


Singer & Songwriter

Ed Du Bois has written over 100 songs. Bimini Bay and Islands Cried, his first two albums produced in 2006, are available on iTunes and CDBaby. His latest single 'Pain and Gain - Retribution Song' was released on March 1, 2013 and serves as an homage to his client and the real-life victim of the Sun Gym Gang - Marc Schiller. Ed states "I enjoyed writing and performing the song almost as much as I did testifying in court as I stared down the Sun Gym Gang!" Click HERE to sample it.


Florida Sportsman

A star football player at Miami Edison High School, Du Bois turned down the opportunity to play college ball to pursue a business degree from Florida State University. Du Bois, who owns property on South Bimini, Bahamas, is an avid boatsman and fisherman with a keen knowledge of the waters off Florida and the Bahamas. Ed Du Bois was the original owner of the Whitewater Boating Company.


Family Man

Du Bois married Carolyn "Sissy" Igou in 1967 and was married for 32 years until her untimely death at age 52. Together, they had three children. Sissy and Ed Du Bois were very passionate about the city of Miami, supporting nonprofits and several community organizations. Their home was frequently the site of fundraisers and social events where visitors felt warmly welcomed.


Family History

Ed Du Bois, III is from a deeply rooted American family. His 7th great grandfather, Louis Du Bois, emigrated to America in 1660 as a French Huguenot. The Du Bois family settled in Upstate New York and were founders of New Paltz, New York.  Ed's maternal and paternal grandparents were early settlers of Miami. His maternal grandfather, Louis Hagen, settled in Miami in 1907 and opened one of the first real estate companies there with an office on Flagler Street. Famous relatives of Ed Du Bois include:6th cousin, General George S. Patton: 6th cousin: Marlon Brando and 7th cousin: Sargeant Shriver.


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