The entertainment industry has grown rapidly in the past few decades. With television and internet easily accessible in every corner, many stars have risen through their unique work. These reality stars are very trained and proficient in what they do. Also, their parents have a big influence on how they shape up his their career, and the notion could not be any more accurate in the case of Andy Hillstrand.
Andy Hillstrand is a reality television personality. He is best recognized for appearing as a commercial fisherman and the co-captain of the ‘F/V Time Bandit’ crab fishing vessel in the reality TV series “Deadliest Catch”, which has been airing on the Discovery Channel since 2005. Andy Hillstrand was born as Andrew Paul Hillstrand. He is known for his work on Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Wizard (2016), After the Catch (2007) and The Insider (2004). He also did TV commercial with brother Jonathan Hillstrand for Geico Insurance in 2010.
Andy is now a veteran with over 36 years of experience in commercial fishing. Apart from fishing, he has been involved in other land businesses too. Andy becomes popular through reality T.V series. His popularity rises steadily still today. He’s also famous on social media with 141K followers on Twitter. Andy is also famous on Facebook with 233K followers.
Andy Hillstrand Family, Age, Short Bio
He was born on September 25, 1963, in Homer, Alaska, US. He is 55 years old of age. His birth sign is Libra. He is American and his ethnicity is of Caucasian origin. Captain Andy was born as the third of five children from his father John Hillstrand s.r and his ex-wife. Descending with the age seniority David, Johnathan, Andy, Michael and Neal Hillstrand are five brothers. His step-mother name is Nancy Hillstrand.
Three of the five Hillstrand Brothers work together in the sea. Johnathan and Andy co-captains F/v time bandit while Neal is the boat’s chief engineer as well as the boat’s primary cook. Neal also works on deck and stands in as captain when necessary. Andy with his brothers also manages their various family businesses under the Time Bandit name.
Andy Hillstrand is a third generation Alaskan fisherman, his father and before them, grandfather was involved in commercial fishing. His father John senior would take him to the boat and expose him to ocean life as early as he could walk. At the age of seven Andy and his brother, Johnathan began fishing all by themselves.
The ocean is in his blood. Andy is also a talented musician. When he is not in the ocean fishing, he plays guitars, the drums and also writes music. Andy ranks at number 3 as a popular artist born in Homer, Ak, and at number 8 as a popular 55-year-old reality star. He is also known as the Axeman.
Marriage, Wife, Divorce
Andy has been married to Sabrina Hillstrand for over 34 years. He credits her for success in the relationship. But being a commercial fisherman, Andy spends half of his married life in the sea which is tough in any relationship. Their relationship too has ups and downs. Andy and his wife gave birth to both of their children, two daughters Cassandra and Chelsea in Alaska, and raised them in the country settings. They are happily married and living their life peacefully.
Andy spent 39 years in Alaska before he and his wife moved to Chandler, Indiana. There the couple explored their common interest spending time riding and helping others to ride in a 17-acre horse ranch they own. When away from Crab fishing, Andy supported his wife running a stable of thirteen horses and providing daily riding lessons, riding day camps. Currently, Andy and his wife Sabrina calls home to Virginia where they have dogs as pet. Before moving, the couple sold their Horse Ranch in Indiana. There is no information about them getting divorced.
Andy was well paid as the cast of Deadliest Catch. His net worth is attributed to Sea- crab fishing, TV shows, merchandise sells and other business ventures. Andy’s current net worth in 2018 is estimated to be around $1.5 million mostly attributed to life as a crab fisherman. He brings in a monthly salary of $12,500 and an average of $150 thousand annually.
While a huge chunk of his income hails from the show, he also earns a substantial amount from the catch that he sells. Andy Hillstrand has been fishing since he was just at the age of three, way before he starred in the show. Moreover, the family owns a line of businesses including Time Bandit Spirits, Fireworks, Entertainment and much more.