Edgar Hanson is a well known American TV person and a crew member in the popular Discovery Channel TV series “Deadliest Catch”.
He was born on January 14,1971 in Seattle in Washington. He is the youngest brother of three- Norman and Sig are his older brothers. He said that growing up with older brother helped him gain better reflexes as they oftenly did stupid things.
His grandfather was one of the pioneers of crab fishing in Alaska.
As a kid he often went fishing with his father and brothers and at the age of 18 they started to train him more seriously and to give him more responsible duties.
His brother was a member of the crew on the boat named “Northwestern” and he joined the team as a cook. Afterwards Edgar worked as a Skipper and a Deck Boss. He was so good at his job and showed interest in being much more than a cook so he soon became a part of the crew.
He was very good and efficient at his work and his brother Sig, who was the captain of this vessel, was strict to him. He worked as a chief engineer what is known as a very responsible job. He made sure that the vessel they were on was safe and secure for the crew.
After his family was approached by the Discovery Channel and were offered a role in their new reality TV show “Deadliest Catch”, they accepted it and became famous among fans of that franchise.
Their ship “Northwestern” is a fishing boat for crabs, cods and salmon.
The show was created by Thom Beers and it started running in April 2005. It still runs all over the world.
Northwestern crew was the winner of “Deadliest Catch” twice: in 2005 and 2006.
They became famous amongst the nation, especially in the US, after they showed their weird way of living to others.
He married his girlfriend Louise Hansen and they live together happily surrounded by their three loved children: two sons Erik and Logan and a daughter Stefanie. He says that he is very happy and tries to keep his children modest even though they have more money to raise them than his parents had to raise him.
The crew and the fans often praise his good character and compassion: for instance, once he gave a part of his paycheck to his fellow fisherman, helping him to get a full time share on the boat. He stays modest through all of this because he is of very positive personality.
Full name: Edgar Hansen
Nick name: /
Date of birth: January 14, 1971
Birth place: Seattle, U.S.
Occupation: tv personality
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Snefryd Hansen
Mother name: Sverre Hansen
Brother name: Sig and Norman
Sister name: /
Marital status: married
Wife: Louise Hansen
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: Stefanie, Logan and Erik
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 79 kg
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye color: blue
Shoe Size: NA
Distinctive Features: blue eyes, skinny
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $700 000
Interesting Facts about Edgar Hansen
He is from the 4th generation of Norwegian fisherman.
He and his family celebrate Norwegian Independence Day.
He appeared in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and shared his life experienes with the crowd, who was very happy to hear more about their favorite TV show character.
In 2012 he proposed his wife Louise to remarry him during one TV show.
He once suffered an injury on the set of the series after a huge cut of ice fell on his head and hurt him. The crew took it very seriously and this showed the audience how their job can be very dangerous. However, he recovered soon and everything was oaky besides the fact that his wife doesn’t want him to work on the field anymore.
His favorite food are shrimps and steak and he says he could eat those in tons.
He started looking for something else to do in the near future because he found out his spine won’t be able to carry the burtain of difficult fishing work. He recently discovered that he has a degenerative illness of the spine and that he won’t be able to do this job as long as he wanted.
He got interested in construction business, outdoor design and remodelling.
Edgar Hansen is a known American reality TV star in the series “Deadliest Catch” on the Discovery Channel. His networth is around $700.000.