Johnathan Hillstrand an American television personality. He was a part of the ‘Deadliest Catch’ reality series on the Discovery Channel. He is better known as the captain of ‘The FV’ fishing boat. The series gained him a lot of fame and wealth as well. Here are the complete details about the career, biography and the net worth of Jonathan Hillstrand in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Johnathan was born on the 5th of August 1962, in Homer, Alaska. He was born and raised in a family of three children. His other siblings are Neil Hillstrand and Andy Hillstrand. His father, John Snr, took him and his brothers to his boat as soon as they learned how to walk. That explains their passion for fishing.
He started fishing at the age of seven with the help of his father who was also a fisherman. After he finished high school, he became a commercial crab fisherman. He was only 17 years old then and he never looked back.
Johnathan is a father to two children from his former marriage. One of his sons, Scott is a fisherman. In 2017, Johnathan married Heather Hillstrand in a very romantic wedding. The couple does not share any children. Rumor has it that Heather was married before but there is no available information about her former husband or kids.
Apart from fishing, Johnathan is as well involved in the running of the family businesses. They include ‘The Bandit Entertainment,’ ‘Time Bandit Gear Stores,’ ‘The Bandit Productions,’ among others.
Career, Awards & Nominations
The career of Johnathan stated at an early age of 17. He fished crabs and lobsters for commercial purposes. He was a fisherman for many years until together with his brothers featured in a GEICO insurance television commercial. It was at that time that they shared the idea of a spin-off show with the Discovery Channel. The show was to be about their boat.
Johnathan and his brothers later got an opportunity to cast in the ‘Deadliest Catch,’ which was a hit documentary Tv series. Johnathan was the captain of the boat named ‘FV Time Bandit.’ The boat is unlike the other boats and it has many luxuries including a sauna and big rooms.
Hillstrand has become very famous over the years and he starred in the Discovery Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ for six seasons. He later announced his retirement from the seas after 37 years of fishing. His many adventures in the seas also prompted him to write a book titled ‘Time Bandit.’
Personally, Jonathan has never won any awards or nominations, however, the ‘Deadliest Catch’ show was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards four time in 2007.it has also won other several awards and nominations over the years. All this can be attributed to the outstanding performances of Johnathan.
Net Worth & Earnings
The retired fisherman has an impressive net value. He has a net worth of $2.5 million. his appearances in the TV series has largely contributed to his wealth. He also ventures in the family business and all the returns amount up to what he has today.
Johnathan Hillstrand is one of the few people who has managed to successfully turn their passion into a career. His father played a big role in the formation of his career, and Johnathan gave it a boost by working hard. Although he retired recently, we will for sure miss him on our screens.