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The Untold Truth of ‘Life Below Zero’ Star Andy Bassich

Andy Bassich is the most popular character on the National Geography reality TV series, Life Below Zero. He appeared as the six main characters of that documentary TV series.

He is also known as the ex-husband of Kate Rorke Bassich who is also a popular cast member of the Nat Geo television series Life Below Zero. This Nat Geo series documented and broadcasted the life of some Alaskan Hunter in extreme thunder conditions.

Early Life

Andy Bassich was born in 1958, in Washington DC, in the United States of America. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. He grew up with his siblings in Wheaton, Maryland. His parents are Turkis and they migrated to the United States for their Professional work.

Educational Qualification  and early Carer

Talking about his education status, he has been a graduate, In 1976 he earned his Graduate degree from  Kennedy High School. While he was studying at Kennedy High School he was fascinated by fine arts. After passing out of high school he started his career as a carpenter and cabinet maker.

From an early age, he wanted to explore nature. After graduation, he traveled across the country. Though Andy wanted to visit Alaska, the same year his sister was getting married, he returned and did carpentry jobs for quite a few years.


 Real Name  Andy Bassich
 Date of Birth  25 January 1958
 Birthplace  Washington D.C, United States
 Nationality  American
 Famous As  American reality TV personality

Famous For

As we all know after completing his graduation, he started his career as a professional cabinet maker and carpenter. But he always wanted to explore nature. So he started his journey to Alaska in 1980 to fulfill his dream of making a living in Alaska.

He used to do gardening in the summertime and hunted and gathered garden supplies in winter. Andy struggled really hard to survive in Alaska. Later on, he started working as a musher and lived on the riverbank of the Yukon along with 37 sled dogs.

He also worked as a riverboat captain for more than 20 years on the bank of the Yukon River. 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.

About the show

In the documentary series, he appeared along with Sue Aikens, Glenn Villeneuve, Jassie Holmes, Erik Salitan, Chip Hailstone, and Agnes Hailstone. The show was charmed by those people who chose to live In the Alaskan outdoors.

Life Bellow Zero Shows most of the dangers and challenges are as real as they claim to be but some of the stunts and curriculum are scripted by the show producer and director.

What happened to Andy Bassich on life below zero?

The Most popular star Andy Bassich of the Nat Geo television series Life Below Zero, Shocked their fan when suddenly he left the show after over six months. Have you considered yourself in the Arctic where temperatures reach unmanageable low, it is hard to survive.

He and his team visited some difficult places through the show, Life Below Zero which aired in National Geography. Andy had to leave the Last Frontier to treat a hip injury he sustained in the winter.

He was injured while moving a snow machine that is deeply stuck in the snow. told DitractifyI’ve been gone for six months due to a really bad hip injury. Couldn’t get the treatment I needed in Alaska so I headed down to Florida to get the treatment I needed and spent the last six months with my girlfriend Denise.

Also, add “I ended up with two infections — one in the muscle, one in the bone — and it almost killed me. It’s time to get back to my home in Calico Bluff, play a little bit of catch-up this summer with getting my dogs back down there, and get my house back in order… It’s been unmanned and unguarded for six months so I have no idea what kind of conditions I’m going to be walking into. It’s going to be challenging to get everything done using [crutches].”

Andy Bassich Net worth

Before becoming the TV star, he runs a musher school and survival training school, where he trained people to survive in unfavorable weather. But his primary source of income is from the TV show, “Life Below Zero” which deals with National Geography Channel. He has an estimated net worth of $350,000 as of 2022. His estimated earning from his television series, Life Below Zero, is $100k.

Andy Bassich Wife

Andy Bassich with his ex-wife
Andy Bassich with his ex-wife

As of 2019, Andy is a divorced and single person. Previously, he was married to Kate Bassich after a few years of dating. The couple first met in Dawson City in 2003. They lived an adventurous life in Calico Bluff.

The couple worked complex heating with wood, feeding the dogs, hunting, gathering or growing, processing, and preparing every meal from scratch. They hunt moose, black bear, caribou, wolf, and salmon.

Even they 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. Their divorce was finalized in 2016. It was the 10-season of Life Below Zero and the Out of control episode when the couple announced their separation.

It was also the last episode where Kate made her appearance in Life Below Zero. There is no information about Andy and Kate Bassich having any children together, but on social media that is a takes that have a daughter. Kate is currently living in Canada.

Andy Bassich and Denise Becker

Andy Bassich and Denise Becker

Does Andy Bassich have a new wife?

Before divorcing Kate, Andy meets Denise Becker through Life Below Zero. Andy met his girlfriend in Florida while on a canoe trip with a Boy Scouts troop. For now, they are happy with each other and they are not married.

Andy told her girlfriend “If I didn’t have a partner to help me, there’s no way I could’ve come back here and accomplished what I need to do. I’ve got to make sure I don’t do something to hurt myself worse… Right now I just have to downsize my expectations a little bit.”

Andy Bassich Age

When it comes to celebrities and their personal affairs, no doubt, the fans are always curious to know about all the small things. In this case, people want to know how old is Andy Bassich? Andy was born in Washington D.C., USA. As per wiki, he celebrates his birthday on January 25 and was born in 1958, which makes him age 65 this year.

7 Facts On Andy Bassich That Might Surprised You!

  1. He supposedly belongs to the white ethnicity.
  2. Andy is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in 1979 and was fascinated by fine arts.
  3. At an early age, he discovered his blossoming interest in traveling around the globe at the age of 22.
  4. In 1980, he moved to Alaska to live the life of a free man in the icy cold secluded land.
  5. Andy and Kate held on to their vows for ten years before it officially collapsed in 2016.
  6. Kate has children from her previous marriage.
  7. In 2013, he became one of the six main characters in the documentary series Life Below Zero.