Dave Marciano (Wicked Tuna) Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Daughter, Net Worth

Dave Marciano

Dave Marciano Biography

A native of  Massachusetts, Dave Marciano is an American Fisherman and TV personality known for National Geographic’s reality show, Wicked Tuna.

Marciano does not come from a family of fishermen and he is the first person in his family to work in commercial fishing. While in high school, he took up a job as a fisherman.


Marciano was born on January 7, 1960. He is 64 years old as of 2024.

Wife and Children

Marciano is married. His wife is known as Nancy Marciano.  The couple got married in 1990 after dating for a while. They have been together since then.

His wife, Nancy, is also very knowledgeable in matters of fishing and has been very helpful in her husband’s career. She used to fish with her father and elder brother.

Marciano and his wife
Marciano and his wife


Marciano and his wife have three children together. Their children are;  Angelica Elizabeth Marciano, Joseph aka Joe Marciano, and Eva Rose Marciano.


Marciano and his wife have two daughters named Angelica and Eva Rose. Eva is attending Elementary school and Angelica is a college student and she also helps run the family business. She works as a deckhand on her father’s ship.

Wicked Tuna

Marciano is a cast member of the reality TV Show Wicked Tuna on the National Geographic Channel.  The show, Wicked Tuna is based on commercial tuna fishermen in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

The fishermen fish for the Atlantic bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic Ocean. They compete on which team catches many tunas.

Marciano is the Captain of the fishing vessel Hard Merchandise. Hard Merchandise is a 38ft Danielshead solid fiberglass Novi boat that was completely rebuilt in the winter of 2019-2020.

His first fishing boat was named Angelica Joseph after his first two oldest children. When speaking about his retirement, Marciano said; “I don’t know if I truly ever will retire but it would be great to get to a point in my life when I could go fishing when I want to, not because I have to.”

Net Worth and Salary

Marciano has an estimated net worth of $2M. As for his salary, he is said to earn an estimated salary of between $7,000 to $2,000 per episode.