Andy Bassich Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Feb, 2021
Facts of Andy Bassich
Date of Birth: 1959
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Andy Bassich
Birth Name Andy Bassich
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Washington, DC, USA
Ethnicity White-American
Profession American television personality
Net Worth As of 2019, $250K
Girlfriend Denise Becker
Married Kate Rorke
Married to Kate Rorke
Children N/A
Divorce Kate Rorke- 2016
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American television personality, Andy Bassich is a reputed star of National Geographic Channel who grabbed worldwide fame following his groundbreaking appearance in the documentary series, Life Below Zero. He is also a musher who takes care of over 37 sled dogs in Alaska so far. 

Who Is Andy Bassich? 

Andy Bassich was born in 1958 in Washington, DC, USA, where he spent his childhood and early age before moving to Alaska. His ethnicity is White and holds an American nationality. 

Bassich attendedJohn F. Kennedy High School. After graduating from high school, Bassich began working as a carpenter to support his family. Later, he moved to Alaska and began rearing dogs to start hunting. 

Professional Career

Andy Bassich is a star of National Geographic Channel's Life Below Zero. The show is about those people who live in the remote areas of Alaska and struggle to survive in the wilderness with minimum supplies.

CAPTION: Andy Bassich SOURCE: zimbo

Andy is cast in the show alongside Jessie HolmesChip Hailstone and Agnes HailstoneSue AikensGlenn Villeneuve, and Erik Salitan

In 1976, Bassich traveled across the country and wanted to visit Alaska but has to return as his sister was getting married. Later on, he went to Alaska to fulfill his dream of living there. During the summer he uses to do gardening and gather garden supplies in the fall.

Is Andy Bassich Still On Life Below Zero?

There are reports that reality TV personality Andy Bassich is no longer in the show. But, a quick glance on the show's page confirmed that he is still a part of the show. 

He Is A Musher

Previously, Andy Bassich also initiated Dog mushing school and survival school. As of 2019, he resides in Yukon River and owns almost 37 sled dogs.   

Net Worth And Source Of Income

Bassich earns a considerable amount from his professional career. As of 2021, he has an estimated net worth of $250K, according to some authorized sources. He earns a reasonable sum from his dog sled as well; he charges around $2,500 per person. 

Moreover, Bassich earns around $100,000 from his TV series, Lives Below Zero, as per some online sources. 

Wife, Marriage, And Relationship  

Andy Bassich was married to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Rorke. The couple's relationship, however, did not last long and they divorced in 2016.

It has been reported that the couple first met in the year 2003. At that time, Andy used to work as a riverboat captain, whereas, his ex-wife Kate visited the wilderness as a tourist.

After a few months, the two started dating which would lead to marriage and wider attention from the public and media too.

Why Andy Bassich And Kate Are No Longer Together?

As per the sources, Bassich used to abuse his wife verbally and physically which led to their shocking separation.  

CAPTION: Andy Bassich and his wife Kate Rorke-Bassich SOURCE: zimbo

The couple has also children but the information about them has not revealed yet. Their youngest daughter lives in Canada which we came to know after Rorke revealed it in one of his interviews. 

Is Andy Bassich Currently Dating Someone? 

Rorke is currently living with her daughter in Canada. As per some genuine sources, the TV personality Andy is in a relationship with her current girlfriend Denise Becker who is a trauma nurse.

The reality TV personality met her for the first time two years ago in 2017 while she was on a canoe trip with a Boy Scouts troop.

Injury And Accident

Andy Bassichh went through a hip injury in the winter of 2018. For a few months, he used crutches too. 

Talking about his accident, Bassich said

"I've been gone for six months due to a really bad hip injury," he told cameras. "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." 

The incident occurred when Andy was moving a snow machine that was stuck in the snow.  

Age, Height, And Other Facts 

  • Andy Bassich's age as of 2021 is 62 years (born in 1958). 
  • He has white-colored hair and brown-colored eye. 
  • He is not active on any social media platform.
  • He stands at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches.