Sig Hansen Biography
A native of Seattle, Washington, United States, Sig Hansen is a famous American captain of the fishing vessel F/V Northwestern. Since 2005, Hansen has been featured in each season of the documentary television series Deadliest Catch, operating also as a technical advisor for the production.
Sig Hansen Age
Hansen is 56 years old as of 2022. He was born on 28 April 1966 in Seattle, Washington, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 28 April every year.
Sig Hansen Height
Hansen stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches(1.72m) tall and weighs70 kg(154 lbs).
Sig Hansen Education
Any information regarding Hansen’s educational background is publicly not available. We don’t know which high school or college he attended. We will update this section once the information is available.
Sig Hansen Family
Hansen was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, United States by his loving and caring parents. His father, Sverre Hansen, was descended from a long line of Norwegian-ancestry fishermen. Information about his mother is publicly not available. We will update this section once the information is available. He is the eldest of three sons; his brothers are Norman and Edgar.
Sig Hansen Wife
Hansen is happily married to June Hansen. He has two adopted daughters, Nina and Mandy, with his wife, June Hansen, and lives in Seattle.
Sig Hansen Net Worth
Hansen has an estimated net worth of $4 Million
Sig Hansen Heart Attack
Hansen suffered a heart attack in March 2016, which was broadcasted and shown on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. He returned to fishing the following season. In early October 2018, right before the king crab season, he suffered a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic, which caused a second heart attack. He had to be medically cleared before he could return to fish and film the show’s 15th season.
Sig Hansen Deadliest Catch
Hansen started as a deckhand on his father’s boat before his teenage years, operating his way up the ranks. At age 22, he became a ”relief skipper”, alleviating other captains on the Northwestern, as well as doing short-haunt stints on other boats in the fleet. By age 24, he began running Northwestern full-time.
Over the years, the boat has become a top producer with an outstanding safety record; it has never had a single death at sea in the nearly 20 years he has been at its helm and its severe injury rate is extremely lower than other boats in the Bering Sea fleet as well.
In 2005 for King Crab and 2006for Opilo, the Northwestern won the final derby seasons, carrying home the titles for both the highest weight caught and the highest dollars earned between the featured boats in the Deadliest Catch.
In April 2010, he was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. During the show, he described his desire to be a competitor in the next season of the hit ABC reality TV series Dancing with the Stars. Leno’s staff set up a Facebook page to gather support for him to be selected for the show. In September 2010, he announced that he would not return for the seventh season of Deadliest Catch.
However, on October 8th, it was announced that he would come back to the show. He provided the voice of a boat named Crabby in the Disney Pixar film Cars 2. He was a contestant on the 14th, the season of Donald Trump’s reality game shows The Celebrity Apprentice. In 2004, Sigurd was inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame, together with Tonight Show bandleader, Doc Severinsen, and singer Bobby Vee.
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