Andy Bassich
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Updated On September 28, 2022

Andy Bassich is the name of a famous American reality TV personality. Andy Bassich is better known for his appearance in the six main characters of the documentary TV series, Life Below Zero. He is also recognized as the ex-husband of Kate Rorke Bassich.

Early Life and Education

Andy Bassich was born on 25 January 1958 in his birthplace, Washington D.C, United States. His age is 64 years old now. His birth sign is Aquarius. He holds American nationality and is of Turkish descent.

He was raised in his birthplace along with his siblings. Since an early age, he has wanted to explore nature since the age of 22. After graduation, he traveled across the country. He grew up in Wheaton, Maryland.

Talking about his education, he graduated from Washington D.C, United States. He was fascinated by the fine arts. After that, he started his career as a carpenter and cabinet maker in Virginia.

Relationship Status

Andy Bassich was married to Kate Bassich after a few years of dating. The couple first met at Dawson City in 2003. They lived an adventurous Calico Bluff.

Moreover, they worked hard by heating with wood, feeding the dogs, hunting, gathering or growing, processing, and preparing every meal from scratch.

They also hunt moose, black bear, caribou, wolf, and salmon. In addition, they even started their own business together where they rared 26 sled dogs for survival and dog mushing School.

In 2015, they separated when Kate Left her home. Then in 2016, they finalized their divorce. So, he is a single and divorced man. He has a child from his previous marriage.

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Caption: Andy Bassich with her ex-wife (Source: Internet)


He was in controversy for verbally and physically abusing his ex-wife Kate Rorke Bassich. And they got separated in 2016.

Reporters also say that Kate tried to save her marriage despite controversy. Hence, they were not a perfect couple.

Career and Profession Life

After graduating, he started his career by becoming a professional cabinet maker and carpenter in Virginia. He started his journey to Alaska in 1980 to fulfill his dream to make living in Alaska as he wanted to explore nature.

He wanted to do gardening in the summertime and hunted and gathered gardening supplies in winter. Andy struggled very hard to survive in Alaska. Since their meeting, they have been together.

He worked as a riverboat captain on the Yukon River for 20 years. Likewise, He lived in the Yukon River with his dogs. He had 37 sled dogs. While he was in Dawson City, he met Kate who was a tourist.

His grandmother always suggested he lives his dream. He took the suggestion, packed his stuff, and shifted to Alaska in 1980. He liked to stay in the woods and a quiet place, with his peace and space.

Later on, he started working as a musher and lived on the riverbank of the Yukon along with 37 sled dogs. Since he loved to stay there, he felt Alaska is his home.

Alaskan people mostly celebrate the breakup of water at the beginning of summer and icy water flooded away all the property, machinery, and houses he had.

In 2013, he came into the limelight after appearing in the television series Life Below Zero, which has also seen well-known personalities like Soledad O’Brien and Ciril Jazbec.

In the documentary series, he appeared along with Sue Aikens, Glenn Villeneuve, Jassie Holmes, Erik Salitan, Chip Hailstone, and Agnes Hailstone.

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Caption: Andy Bassich’s film picture (Source: Internet)

Net Worth

Before becoming a TV star, Andy Bassich ran a musher school and survival training school, where he trained people to survive in unfavorable weather.

But his main source of income is from the TV show “Life Below Zero ” deals with National Geography Channel. His net worth is estimated to be $350k as of 2022. His net worth from the TV show,  Life Below Zero is said to be $100k.


Body Measurements

Andy has grey colored hair and brown eyes. Another physical appearance is under review.

Social Media

He likes to be alone and live a peaceful life so he doesn’t have any official pages. But he has a private Instagram account. He has made the Twitter account not active at all.

There is not even a single tweet and has only 123 followers.

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