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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 April 1966Seattle, Washington, USA
Birth NameSigurd Jonny Hansen
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sig Hansen was born on April 28, 1966 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Sigurd Jonny Hansen. He is known for his work on Deadliest Catch (2005), Deadliest Catch: The Bait (2013) and After the Catch (2007). He is married to June Hansen. They have two children. He was previously married to Lisa Eckstrom.

Spouse (2)

June Hansen (? - present) (2 children)
Lisa Eckstrom (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

Hansen lives in Seattle with his wife, June Hansen, and their two children, Nina Hansen and Mandy Hansen.
During one trip, Sig stitched his brother Edgar Hansen's head, after a huge piece of ice hit him there. He used some dental floss to sew it.
In the 2004 King Crab Season and in the 2005 Opilio Crab Season, Sig Hansen was awarded a $250,000 bonus from the Discovery Channel for having the vessel which harvested the most king crab and opilio crab.
Along with Captain Larry Hendricks of the "Sea Star", Sig is a consultant for the show, Deadliest Catch (2005).
Sig was named after his grandfather, Sigurd.
Sig, along with his two younger brothers, Edgar Hansen and Norman Hansen, were the first generation of their family to be born in the U.S.
He is the first of three children, born to Snefryd and Sverre Hansen.
Sig, like his two younger brothers, Norman Hansen and Edgar Hansen, is fluent in Norwegian.
Sig has been running the 125 ft. Northwestern since he was 22, along with two younger brothers, Edgar Hansen and Norman Hansen.
He is a fourth-generation Norwegian fisherman, that has been fishing since his early teens, and is the oldest of the three brothers.
Sig Hansen is captain of the Northwestern, one of the most successful crab boats fishing the perilous Bering Sea.
Brother-in-law of Louise Hansen.

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