Sig Hansen
Sig Hansen
Celebrated Name: Sig Hansen
Real Name/Full Name: Sigurd Jonny “Sig” Hansen
Gender: Male
Age: 58 years old
Birth Date: 28 April 1966
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.72 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): June Hansen
Children: Yes (Mandy Hansen, Nina Hansen)
Profession: Television actor
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Sig Hansen is a well-known fisherman from America who has been the captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern. Hansen has appeared regularly in the television series called ‘Deadliest Catch’ on the Discovery Channel. He also serves as the technical advisor of the show. He started fishing when he was 14 years old.

Maybe you know about Sig Hansen very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Sig Hansen’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Sigurd Jonny “Sig” Hansen was born on April 28, 1966, in Seattle, Washington. He is the son of Sverre Hansen and Snefryd Hansen, has got two younger brothers.

He attended Shorewood High School, located in Shoreline, Washington.

He started fishing at the age of 14 and used to work in his family’s boat. After completing his high school, Hansen used to spend ten months every year in Alaska. At times, he also used to visit Norway to fish cod and mackerel.

Personal Life

It has been reported that in 1987, Sig Hansen was married to Lisa Eckstrom. They have a daughter named Melissa Eckstrom. He has been married to his current wife, June Hansen, and has got two daughters named Mandy and Nina.

In 2016, Hansen had a heart attack and was telecasted in the Deadliest Catch.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 April 1966, Sig Hansen is 58 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 1.72 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Sig Hansen started his career as a teenager and used to work as a deckhand on the boat of his father. At 22 years old, he went on to become a relief skipper and used to relieve Northwestern’s other captains. He became full-time at Northwestern by the age of 24. They have won the final season of derby for King Crab in 2005 and also for Opilio in 2006.

In 2011, he became the captain (full-time) during the opilio crab and king crab seasons. He is being assisted by his brothers Norman (as deckhand) and Edgar (as deck boss).

In 2005, he became a cast of the Discovery Channel’s television show ‘Deadliest Catch.’ He has been appearing in the show till its current season. Hansen has appeared in all its 13 seasons. The show’s popularity also made him appear on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’

Hansen has appeared as a contestant on the reality TV show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ in its 14th season. He has also lent his voice as Crabby in the animated film ‘Cars 2’.

Sign Hansen is also an author and has released his first book entitled ‘North By Northwestern..’ in 2010 along with Mark Sundeen.

Awards & Achievements

One of the biggest career achievements of Sig Hansen is to be a successful fisherman who led him to appear in the ‘Deadliest Catch.’ Along with Bobby Vee and Doc Severinsen, Hansen was inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame in 2014. His show, ‘Deadliest Catch,’ is an Emmy Award-winning show.

Net Worth & Salary of Sig Hansen in 2024

Sig Hansen Net Worth
Sig Hansen Net Worth

As of May 2024, Sig Hansen has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. This fortune comes from his career as the captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern. He has successfully appeared in all the seasons of ‘Deadliest Catch.’ It has been estimated that he charges $500 thousand for a single season of ‘Deadliest Catch.’ Part of his wealth also comes by appearing in other television shows. His book has also entered the bestseller list of the New York Times.

Sig Hansen is considered one of the most popular fisherman’s in the world. He has become a global face after appearing in the Discovery Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch.’ He has been a creative and energetic personality who has also written a book. As Sig Hansen was interested in fishing from a young age, he went on to become a captain in the show. However, he has been involved in an allegation from his ex-wife Lisa Eckstrom, who has charged him with sexually abusing their daughter.


  1. hei i am henry piiroinen from finland and i havet ever befor be fisherman. but is there eny change to get to be grapman. i dont have eny experince graps or enythin about fish and graps so i want to do somthing for my family. i have 8year old son but in finland. theres not works to me. so can i be grapmen. i ges not. idont have eny experiece. put i can try and i want to do it. i want to be a grap man


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