Andy Bassich Biography

Updated On Mar 30, 2018 Published On Dec 10, 2017
Facts of Andy Bassich
Date of Birth: 1959
Birth Nation: United States
Name Andy Bassich
Birth Name Andy Bassich
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington D.C.
Ethnicity White
Profession Musher
Net Worth $250K
Famous for Life Below Zero
Married Yes
Married to Kate Rorke
Divorce Kate Rorke
Education John F. Kennedy High School
TV Show Life Below Zero
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Andy Bassich is an American musher and television personality who lives his daily life wandering along with his dogs to different places in Alaska. He was born in 1959, in Washington DC, the capital city of United States.

He grew up in his birthplace along with his siblings. He attended John F. Kennedy High School. Andy is fond of hunting, in 1980, he moved to Alaska to pursue his passion.

After graduating from high school, Andy began working as a carpenter to support his family. Later, he moved to Alaska and started rearing dogs to start hunting. 

Later he started working as a musher and lived in the bank of the Yukon River along with 37 sled dogs

As a musher, he appeared in the television series Life Below Zero, which was aired on the National Geographic channel, which has also seen renowned personalities like Soledad O'Brien and Ciril Jazbec. Further, he appeared in numerous shows, including Chip and Agnes Hailstone, Jessie Holmes, Sue Aikens, Glenn Villeneuve, Erik Salitan, etc

Andy is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is a married man, who tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend Kate Rorke. Although they gave birth to a daughter after their marriage, they couldn't continue their relationship and divorced.

His wife Kate filed a divorced citing the reason that her spouse physically abused her. The divorced was finalized in 2016. Currently, Rorke lives with their daughter in Canada.

Andy Bassich's sexuality is straight; he loves to spend his time with his dogs rather than with humans. 

The popular television personality earns a huge amount from his professional career. He has appeared in numerous television series from which he must have collected a satisfying amount.

His luxurious lifestyle also points towards the fact that he has good sources of income. As of 2018, his estimated net worth is $250K. He earns a reasonable sum from his dogsled as well; he charges around $2,500 per person. He earns around $100,000 from his TV series, Live Below Zeo.


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Born in Washington DC, United States


Andy was born in 1959, in Washington D.C., United States. He grew up in his birthplace along with his siblings and attended John F. Kennedy High School and graduated from there.

Appeared in Life Below Zero

December 20 , 2016

Being a musher he appeared in a television series, Life Below Zero which was aired on National Geographic channel. The channel has also featured people like Soledad O'Brien and Ciril Jazbec. 

Divorced with Kate Bassich


Andy separated from his wife Kate after having certain conflicts between them. His wife filed a divorce citing the reason that she has been physically abused by her husband, Andy. The divorced was finalized in 2016.

Net Worth around $250K


The popular television personality earns a huge amount from his professional career. According to some source, his net worth is estimated at $250 thousand.