In America today, there seems to be a reality television show for almost every aspect of human endeavor; from those interested in buying and furnishing a new home, to cooking shows, cars, music, theater, and those who simply show the world how they live their daily lives. But the list does not end here. It also extends to people like Glenn Villeneuve, who starred in the National Geographic Channel’s Life Below Zero show, where he lives in the cold mountains of Alaska while his closest neighbors are packs of wolves.
In the show, Glenn Villeneuve relies on his hunting skills to gather what he eats, while his instincts and wilderness experience are useful when faced with a threat that could cost him his life. Once he was surrounded by a pack of 20 wolves, but he could still leave the terrible encounter while his head was still hanging on his body.
Glenn Villeneuve – Bio, Age
Before becoming a hunter in Alaska, Glenn Villeneuve was a child who spent his childhood getting to know the forest of Vermont. Glenn Villeneuve was born on August 18, 1969, in Burlington, Vermont, where he also grew up. Glenn reportedly hated school as a child and preferred to spend his time roaming the woods and learning about the natural life of forest organisms. He started doing so when he was six years old, and when you see what he has grown into today, there is no doubt that Glenn began early enough to learn valuable life lessons that all contributed to where he is today.
In 1999, he reportedly moved to Brooks Range, Alaska, 65 miles north of the Arctic Circle, to begin what can be called a nomadic life. Glenn ate what he got from hunting and fishing in addition to all the other edible things the forest had to offer.
While he spent his life in the cold mountains of Alaska, he became famous when the BBC Worldwide discovered him in 2013 and then created a dangerous, adventurous program called “Living Below Zero”. In the show, Glenn Villeneuve appears alongside other cast members including Andy Bassich, Sue Aikens, Chip Hailstone, Jessie Holmes, Erik Salitan, and Agnes Hailstone. These unique people decided that there is no better home than the wilderness, rather than spend their lives in the comforts of civilization.
Glenn has revealed that participating in the show is a great experience for him. Even more so, being filmed in the Alaska Valley, which he believes is the most beautiful valley in the world, is a great opportunity for him to show and teach people the wonders of nature.
Surely living in the wilderness with all its dangers, even if the beauty of nature, is not something that anyone can do. There are many risks involved, e.g. injuries or even loss of life due to attacks by wild animals, falls/accidents, and the like. Those who choose to do what Glenn Villeneuve does, while not primarily for the money, are richly rewarded in the end.
Glenn Villeneuve’s net worth is still undergoing a thorough review, but according to available estimates, he earns about $71,000 annually for his involvement in the show.
Family – Married, Wife
As for his married life, Glenn Villeneuve is a married man with children. He has a total of 4 children from two wives. The television star was married in 2001 to Silvia Daeumichen, an opera singer, with whom he had Willow Leaves (a little girl) and Wolf Song (a little boy). While Willow was born on May 9, 2006, her little brother was born on June 14, 2009. Both children were born in Fairbanks but grew up in the Brooks Range.
Although the relationship between the couple seemed fine from the outside as they enjoyed themselves in the natural environment, most people had no idea that marital problems had crept in. Four years after the birth of their youngest child, the couple divorced.
After this sad divorce, which resulted in Glenn Villeneuve spending several months alone in the Brooks Range, he returned to love. He entered into a relationship with Trishia Kazan, who then moved in with him in November 2014. Trishia was already a single mother at that time, having a daughter named Amelia Atkins from a previous relationship. Three years after moving in with Glenn, she gave birth to her daughter Agatha on June 23, 2017. The family lives in Fairbanks, but they sometimes accompany him into the wilderness while he visits them at other times.