Johnathan Hillstrand Deadliest Catch Returns For A Brand New Season, Here Is What We Know About Him


Jonathan Hillstrand returns to the new seasons of the Deadliest Catch with his wife after his retirement ( Source : Thecinemaholic )

Johnathan Hillstrand, the former Deadliest Catch Star, returned for the brand new season after he left the show during season 17 in 2017. The third-generation Alaskan-based commercial fisherman left the show and married a woman, Heather, in Las Vegas after retirement in 2017.

His wife Heather appeared on the season 16 premiere of the hit reality television show. The show, Deadliest catch brought several surprises for the viewers, first the unexpected return of Johnathan Hillstrand, also known as the Bearing Sea Pirate.

Quick Facts

NameJohnathan Hillstrand
NicknameThe Bering Sea Pirate
ProfessionCommercial Fisherman, Several Business Owner
Famous ForAmerican Television Personality
Age60 Years Old
Date of BirthAugust 5, 1962
Birth PlaceHomer rooted in Alaska, USA
WifeHeather Hillstrand
Children3 (2 kids From First Wife)
Father NameJohn Hillstrand Sr.
Net WorthUSD 3 Million as of 2022

Jonathan Hillstrand married Heather few years of separating from his ex-wife
Jonathan Hillstrand married Heather few years of separating from his ex-wife( Source : Distractify )

Johnathan Hillstrand And Wife Heather First Met At Church

Johnathan is a third-generation fisherman, and he and his brother Andy spent a significant portion of their adult lives commanding the fishing vessel Time Bandit crew. In the spring of 2017, after a career spanning 37 years, Johnathan announced that he was retiring and moving on to greener pastures to live his retired life with his new wife.

Johnathan Hillstrand and his wife Heather enjoying a day out together
Johnathan Hillstrand and his wife Heather enjoying a day out together ( Source : distractify )

The first time Johnathan and Heather saw one other was at church. They dated for several years before getting married in 2017, and the wedding ceremony took place in Las Vegas.

Even after the wedding, Johnathan tried to sing Heather a song. However, as the video he posted on Twitter shows, his feelings got the better of him, and he could hardly complete the piece without crying at some point.

Facts to Know About Johnathan Hillstrand

  1. Johnathan Hillstrand is the third generation former commercial fisherman from Alaska who spent most of his adult life commanding the crew of FV Time Bandit with his brother Andy.
  2. He was born the second of five children from his father, John Hillstrand Sr., and his first wife. His fishing partner Andy is his younger brother and third son of the family.
  3. He professionally worked as a commercial fisherman for 37 years before announcing his retirement to move on after marrying the love of his life, Heather. The couple dated for several years before tying the marital knot in Las Vegas in 2017.
  4. According to sources, Johnathan first set sail aboard a commercial fishing boat when he was not even three years old. Considering his family's fishing profession, it could be true that his father, John Sr. took on a fishing journey when he was still a toddler.
  5. However, Johnathan and his brother Andy started fishing when they were ten. Their father, John Sr., took the boys out on the boat to give them pointers on fishing during his fishing trips.
  6. At one point in their career, the Hillstranad brothers captained the famous The Time Bandit fishing vessel. The series Deadliest Catch on Discovery showcases fishermen doing everything to run their fishing operations as safely as possible in the harsh environment of the ocean.
  7. Johnathan, 60, busies himself in the several Hillstradn family businesses when he is not fishing. The fisherman's family owns some companies: Time Bandit Fireworks, Time Bandit Entertainment, Time Bandit Spirits, Time Bandit Gear Store, and The Time Bandit Productions.
  8. With his long-lasting career as a fisherman, Johnathan has accumulated a vast net worth following his family's footsteps. According to Idol Net Worth, Johnathan Hillstrand's net worth and assets as of 2022 are estimated to be USD 3 million.
  9. The Deadliest Catch star Johnathan announced his retirement from commercial fishing and television. However, the Alaska native fisherman and Josh Harris took on a new journey during King Crab fishing season.
  10. He has three kids; according to the internet, he fathered his first two children from his first marriage to his lovely former wife, whose name is still under the hood. His son Scott Hillstrand is a reality television star born on June 27, 1982.

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