Edgar Hansen

Edgar Hansen


1/14/1971, Seattle, Washington

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Edgar Hansen is the youngest of the three Hansen brothers whom began fishing straight out of high school at the age of 18. When Edgar first joined the Northwestern he took Sig's old position as cook on the boat and did a terrific job of keeping the crew…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • On May 29, 2007, Edgar was involved with an on-line chat on Discovery's fan site.

    • Edgar favorite meal is steak and shrimp.

    • During one trip, Edgar had a huge piece of ice hit him in the head. This resulted in a huge cut on his head that was stitched up by Sig with a strip of dental floss.

    • On March 12, 2007, Edgar and his brother, Sig, held a free keynote address at the 2007 International Boston Seafood Show.

    • On 03/12/07 Edgar and Sig were guests on the WAAF-FAM Hill-Man Morning Show.

    • Before one fishing trip, Edgar tripped on a flight of steps and broke some of his ribs. He went fishing anyway.

    • Edgar, like his two older brothers Norman and Sig, is fluent in Norwegian.

    • On August 19, 2006, Edgar attended the 100 Years Motorcycle Rally along with his two older brothers, Sig, Norman, and their fellow crew member Matt Bradley.

    • Edgar lives in Mountain Terrace, Washington.

    • On September 21, 2006, Edgar and his two brothers attended a King Dinner at Oyster House at Pier 58 in Seattle, Washington, as a thank you for the success of "Deadliest Catch".

    • Edgar has been friends with one of their Deckhands, Matt Bradley, since Jr. High School and because of this Edgar was able get Matt a job on board the Northwestern.

    • Edgar, along with being the Deck Boss of the Northwestern, co-owns the boat with his older brothers, Sig and Norman.

    • Edgar's favorite types of cookies are chocolate and peaunt butter.

    • Some of Edgar's favorite music is by Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Alice n Chains, Scorpions, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakum, and Ronnie James.

    • Edgar's youngest son, Logan, was born while he was fishing for Cod.

    • Edgar hasn't celebrated his birthday since he was 18 years old.

    • Edgar has two other brothers, Sig (who is five years older) and Norman (who is four years older).

    • Along with Sig and Norman, Edgar is part of the first generation of his family to be born in the United States.

    • Edgar has three children: Logan, Erik, and Stefanie.

    • Edgar was in the 5th season episode of the show Trading Spaces, "Seattle: 46th Place."

    • During one Christmas, when he was given boxing gloves as a gift, he was punched in the stomach and that was the first time that he cursed in front of his parents.

    • Edgar's favorite type of coffee is Triple Iced Mocha, extra chocolate.

    • Edgar is 6 ft tall.

    • In Sig's opinion, Edgar is one of the most talented men on deck that Sig has seen.

  • Quotes

    • Edgar: (on fishing) It's not all about the money. There's pride, there's our heritage. It's in our blood. It's addicting.

    • Edgar: (on his sons fishing) I don't want this life for them. I want them to stay home and be with their families.

    • Edgar: There are three ways to things on this boat. The right way, the wrong way, and the Norwegian way.

    • Edgar: It wouldn't be crab fishing is something didn't go wrong

    • Edgar: (On the fans) Down in Longview I was standing on a street corner smoking a cigarette, just waiting for my wife to get out of a store. I had my back turned to the street and a guy pulls up at a stop sign and yells, 'Edgar!' I turned around and he goes, 'Hey. Love the show!' He recognized me - from my back.

    • Edgar: Psycho Sig's on the rampage again.

    • Edgar: (About working for his older brother) Sig is the best skipper I've seen, its like he's half crab, he just seems to know what they are doing. We have an awesome respect for each other on the boat. He's the best at was he does, and I'm the best at what I do. So we get along fine that way, but that's as far as it goes. I mean we don't hang out or talk much at home unless its about fishing.

  • What can I say about Edger Hansen, the youngest of the three Hansen brothers,whom own and run the Northwestern? Just one word: Original.

    What can I say about Edger Hansen, the youngest of the three Hansen brothers, whom own and run the Northwestern? Just one word: Original. Much, like Mikey Teutel, on “American Chopper”, Edger is an original character in the show and seems to provides much of the humor in the show with quick one liners. While showing the rest of the world the type of job that he has and educating world as well at what he dose for a living. Unlike Mikey, whom means well, but most of the time screws things up, Edger knows what he is doing on that ship and means well. Snice Edger Hansen is a real person, we all know that he isn't a fake, and so is showing his real face on the show. He also seems to be well suited as a reality TV star.moreless
  • I.learn more and am interested in the sport and challenge of the job that he inspires in his shipmates.He is responsible for all that happens on deck,I enjoy watching the show because of the North Western.moreless

    I suggest that everyone should check out this show.They all keep a good sense of humor while facing cold weather and huge blasts of freezing ocean water and the threat that any second a wave comes and ends their dreams of the big money vanish.I envy the pure freedom and danger that they must experience all at once for as long as the season lasts,To finally be reunited with loved ones and know that for another year their wives and kids are taken care of.I worry every year about the guys of deadliest catch,they take care of us supplying what most people don't think about how dangerous it is to catch,just how good it is to eat.God speed Guys!moreless