Timothy James Ottt popular by its short form TJ Ott is fishing boat captain and a TV star of national Geography show “Wicked Tuna” and its spin-off “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.” The show is about the fisherman based in Glochester, Massachusetts who commercially fishes Bluefin Tuna meanwhile they take on the challenge to catch more fish than others before the end of the season.
TJ earns the livelihood from the commercial fishing, he sails on his 48-foot boat, Hot Tuna off the shore of Gloucester, when Tuna season ends there he turns to the sea of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. TJ can make as high as $20,000 from the sale of a single Bluefin Tuna.
Get more details on this TV star like his age, net worth, family and married life. Also, if you are eager to know about his body transformation and weight loss we have covered a piece on it.
TJ Ott Wiki/Bio, Age
TJ Ott was born on December 3, 1979, in Broad Channel, Queens of New York, United States to his father Tim Ott and mother, Debbie Ott. Currently aged 38 years, TJ is American, and he is of Caucasian ethnicity.
Growing up in a family involved in fishing helped him develop a passion for hunting and fishing very early. His father Tim, a commercial fisherman, set his root in Gloucester, MA in 1989 while trying to find giant bluefin tuna. And TJ would spend his summers there on the docks in Cape Ann fishing with his father and anyone else who would take him.
At the age of 12, he caught his first Bluefin Tuna. TJ was handed opportunity to captain and run the family boat, The Hot Tuna at the age of 20. Since he has been captaining and running the fishing vessel. When not chasing bluefin tuna TJ resides in Key West, Florida doing light tackle charters and chasing a variety of inshore and offshore species.
TJ Ott career and net worth
Being veteran in the profession helps him successfully tackle the hostile nature of the sea and secure the fishes for livelihood. TJ states that commercial fishing is not just a profession but also some kind of addiction to him. Not a surprise considering the years he has spent in the profession, 18 years of firsthand experience as captain and several years before.
TJ was added in National Geography Channel reality show “Wicked Tuna” in its third season. He began as the cast of “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks,” a spin-off of the Wicked Tuna, from its premiere on August 17, 2014. Since the inception, TJ has received extensive viewership and fan followings.
TJ accumulates his net worth from the earning as a fisherman and National Geography reality TV actor. There is often fluctuation in his earning depending on how good his season plans out. About $30, 000 covers the salary for his employee and bill of running the boat. He makes an estimated yearly profit of $60, 000 as a commercial fisherman.
The salary from the show comes as pure profit. Though there is no clear data on how salary is distributed among the cast of Wicked Tuna, considering the popularity of the show TJ earns $7,000 to $10,000 per episode. He has an estimated net worth of $800,000.
TJ Ott Weight Loss, how much did he lose the weight?
TJ Ott has gone through significant weight loss which is apparent to his adoring fans on the show, Wicked Tuna. This “Big Guy” whose weight was considered 170 Kg ( 374 lbs) has put on effort during offseason and caught the eyes of his fans by surprise. He lost a 29 -31 kg (65 to 70 lbs ) through intensive diet management and of course he had to put on work in the gym.
TJ Ott Married life, wife, family
Hot Tuna boat captain TJ Ott has kept his personal life a mystery to public media even we do not know about his marital status. However several online outlets spread the false report of him being married to a woman named Kristina Doellman. By the way, she is Kristin a residence of Illinois and been married to some guy whose name is also TJ Ott since 2016.
TJ is active in social media and often shares about his family, however, he has not indicated anything about having children of own. Going through his social media account we can say he is a humble guy who holds family relationship more than anything. We know his goddaughter Eliza is his niece from his sister Katie Rose. His brother Michael Ott works alongside him in Hot Tuna as a deckhand.