Norman Hansen is well-recognized for his appearance in Discovery’s reality series, Deadliest Catch. Fans and team members admire him for his soft-spoken nature. Besides, he is also known as “The Quiet Storm,” a man of mystery in the show. 

Early Life

Norman Hansen was born in Seattle, Washington, the U.S on April 24, 1967.  He is the elder brother of deck boss, Edgar and younger brother of Captain Sig Hansen. When he was 15-years-old, he began fishing along with his brothers. He grew up working on salmon gillnetters and opilio crab boats in Alaska during the summers in Bristol Bay.

Norman Hansen is smiling

After completing high school at 18, he began fishing and became a full-time fisherman for several years. Though crab fishing skills run through his veins, he wanted to explore something different. So, at the age of 22, he joined college to study automotive engineering. After graduation, he worked as an automotive mechanic for a few years. Later, when he turned 35, he decided to join his brothers for the fishing adventure on F/V Northwestern.

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The F/V Northwestern was built by Norman Hansen’s father, Sverre Hansen, when his first boat sank in 1977. After a decade it was helmed by his 22-year-old son, Sig Hansen. Since then, Sig has been the owner and the captain of the boat. 

Norman Hansen is catching a fish

Norman serves as a deck-hand in the family boat and has been working passionately for two decades. His mechanical training has been excellent use by alternating his brother Edgar as the F/V’s chief engineer. Besides, he also co-owns the boat along with his brothers.

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The Hansen brothers got wide recognition after their boat was featured in the Discovery reality show, Deadliest Catch. They have been the integral members of the show since its inception in 2005. Although Norman is quiet and secretive, he is loud and clear when it’s time to get his job done. In the show, he is recognized as a man of a mystery, “The Quiet Storm,” due to his soft-spoken nature. Also, he is known for making fewer comments and completing seasons with less conflict. 

Norman Hansen is in his boat

Besides serving as a chief engineer, he also has excellent gun skills as seen in an episode of Deadliest Catch, when he had a competition with Edgar. Apart from this, he used to drag race with his older brother, Sig Hansen in his Camaro. Additionally, he also hunted deer, elk, cougar and bear in his off-time. 

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Despite the popularity, he has not revealed his net worth but is estimated to be around $1 million. On the other hand, Sig Hansen has a net worth of $3 million as of 2018.

Is married?

Norman is married to a beautiful woman named Samantha. The duo got married  on November 2014. They have been sharing a blissful married life for over three years.

Norman Hansen and Samantha are kissing each other in their wedding ceremony

The duo is often seen posting pictures of each other on social media. Recently, they also shared several photos of their wedding ceremony. While Norman has to move from place to place to handle his work, his wife Samantha currently resides in Yakima, Washington.


Norman Hansen is well-recognized among ‘Deadliest Catch’ fans as “The Quiet Storm,” a man of mystery.

He is an integral part of the fan favorite F/V Northwestern, which he co-owns with his brothers.

He is the younger brother of captain Sig Hansen and elder brother of deckboss, Edgar.

He along with his brothers grew up fishing during the summers in Bristol Bay, Alaska on salmon gillnetters.

Norman started full-time fishing at 18 after completing high school and decided to try something new when he was 22.

Then, he went to college, where he graduated with automotive engineering and went on to work as an automotive mechanic for a few years.

He joined his brothers on the Northwestern at the age of 35 and has been passionately working as a deckhand throughout the years.

He has also put his mechanical training to good use by alternating his brother Edgar as the F/V’s chief engineer.

In early years, he and Sig used to drag race; Norman in his Camaro and Sig in his El Camino.

He is quite a secretive person. He is known for making fewer comments on ‘Deadliest Catch’ and completing seasons with less conflict.

He got married to a woman named Samantha in November 2014.

His net worth is expected to be somewhere around $1 million.