Johnathan Hillstrand
Johnathan Hillstrand
Real Name/Full Name Johnathan Micheal Hillstrand
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Johnathan Hillstrand
Birth Place: Homer, Alaska, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 August 1962
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 83 Kg
In Pounds – 183 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father –John Hillstrand
Mother –Nancy Hillstrand
Siblings: David Hillstrand, Andy Hillstrand, Micheal Hillstrand, Neal Hillstrand, Lincoln Brewster
School: Coeur d’Alene High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Heather Hillstrand (m. 2017)
Kids/Children Name: Scott Hillstrand
Profession: TV personality,commercial fisherman/ fishing boat captain, author
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Johnathan Hillstrand is an American television personality, commercial fisherman, author, and licensed captain of the fishing boat F/V Time Bandit. He is a part of the Discovery television show Deadliest Catch, which is based on the lives of fishermen in Alaska and their journey in crab fishing.

Well, how well do you know about Jonathan Hillstrand? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jonathan Hillstrand’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jonathan Hillstrand to date.

Biography and Early Life

Hillstrand was born in a family of fishermen on 5th August 1962 in Homer, which is a small city on the shore of the picturesque Kachemak Bay in Alaska, United States. His father John Hillstrand, also known as John senior, would take him on fishing trips on his boat from a very young age. Hillstrand was just three years old when he was first exposed to the sea environment. Hillstrand started fishing by himself when he was 7 and by 17 he became a professional fisherman.

Jonathan is the second child among five brothers. The oldest brother is David Hillstrand, and his other brothers are Andy, Micheal, and the youngest Neal Hillstrand. The Hillstrand brothers also have a stepbrother named Lincoln Brewster from their stepmother Nancy Hillstrand’s previous marriage. The Hillstrand brothers are the second generation of this family business of fishing and it was started by their paternal grandparents Earl David Hillstrand and Mary Jane Lloyd.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jonathan Hillstrand in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jonathan Hillstrand’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 26th March 2023 having been born on 5 August 1962. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 185  cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 183lbs in Pound and 83kg in Kilograms.


Jonathan Hillstrand attended the Coeur d’Alene High School in Idaho and graduated in 1980.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Johnathan Hillstrand is currently married to Heather Hillstrand (nee. Hamilton) and this is his second marriage. Not much is known about his first marriage or wife, neither do we know why they divorced. Hillstrand married Hamilton on 6th November 2017 in Las Vegas after (allegedly) dating for some time.

The couple doesn’t have any kids together yet, but both have children from their previous marriages. Hillstrand has a grown-up son named Scott Hillstrand and Heather has three daughters from her previous relationship(s). Scott Hillstrand recently had a son named Sawyer, thus making Johnathan a grandfather.

Is Johnathan Hillstrand Gay?

Hillstrand is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He has been married twice and both were women. There has never been any rumor regarding Hillstrand’s sexuality. There is no news of him being romantically involved with other men or women. We can safely assume that Hillstrand is a straight guy.

Professional Career

Three of the five Hillstrand brothers are involved in the fishing business. The older brothers Johnathan and Andy are captains of F/V Time Bandit while the younger brother Neal is the Chief Engineer and also the cook of the boat. Their boat has six people as the boat crew, but the one who’s usually at the helm is either Johnathan (during King crab season) or Andy during Opilio crab season). Their boat, the Time Bandit, is a 113-foot long fishing vessel and was designed by John Senior, their father. The boat also called a crab boat, also includes luxuries, like a four-man sauna, queen-size beds, grand suits, and dishwasher. It also carries about 137 crab pots.

Their boat has been featured in the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch from its second season up to the 13th season. Their boat did not appear for three seasons and then returned on the 16th season of the show. Since their debut in the popular show, they have been getting extensive viewership from all around the world.

Johnathan retired from the show at the ending of the 13th season but he came back in the 16th season of the show. He also starred in the spin-off of the Discovery show like Deadliest Catch: Sig Hansen Legacy and the Legend of the Wizard. In 2018, their boat suffered a huge accident which leads to a major engine failure. The boat was put up for sale in 2020 for about $2.8 million by the Dock Street Brokers.

Johnathan Hillstrand wrote a book named Time Bandit which tells the fishing journey of the Hillstrand brothers.


Johnathan Hillstrand has not been honored by an award so far.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Johnathan Hillstrand in 2023

Johnathan Hillstrand Net Worth
Johnathan Hillstrand Net Worth

Johnathan Hillstrand’s net worth is about $3 million as of 2023. A huge part of his wealth comes from his income as a commercial fisherman and as a cast member of the TV show Deadliest Catch. It is alleged that he makes about $20,000 per month from his fishing business. He was paid over $5,000 for his appearance in each episode of the Deadliest Catch. He also owns a business in Indiana.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has a pet Labrador named Sean.
  • Hillstrand said that selling his vessel Time Bandit was “very emotional” even though he says “it sucks the life out of you”.
  • Hillstrand returned to season 16 of Deadliest Catch because “he missed the sea”.
  • He had to once see a person from their crew die of hypothermia after he drowned in the sea and he says that it left him “scarred”.

Throughout his 27 years long career in the sea, veteran fisherman Johnathan Hillstrand had several adventurous journeys at the sea. A man of the sea, his experiences as a fisherman have been shared through his book to his fans. We hope to see more of his memoirs and works soon.


  1. Jonathan watching deadliest catch you are the one that’s worth watching stay safe my friend shame there won’t be no more Jonathan


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