Who is Glenn Villeneuve (Life Below Zero)? Wiki Bio
Glenn Villeneuve was born in Burlington, Vermont USA, on 18 August 1969 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. Glenn is a hunter, fisher, and a TV personality, best known for starring in the “Life Below Zero” reality TV series.
Early life and education
Glenn spent his childhood in Burlington where he was raised by his mother and father – he grew up in a forest, and didn’t attend school at all, but was rather homeschooled.
After moving all other meat from the kill site, it is time for the final load, the head.Photo by Nathaniel “Natcho” Stephens
With a little help from his parents, Glenn learned how to read and do math, and began interacting with other people and travelling while still very young – he quite enjoyed living in the woods away from urbanization (which he didn’t know much about anyway), and was taught by his father how to hunt, set traps, and prepare meat and other food. He was born into a millionaire family but nevertheless enjoyed living a secluded and modest life away from people.
Career as a TV personality
In 1999 at the age of 30, Glenn decided to move to Alaska with his wife, and live in the wilderness, and is currently living in his cabin built on thin ice near the woods, located 65 miles (104km) north of the Arctic Circle.
Allegedly, Glenn found himself surrounded by around 20 wolves on one occasion, but managed to get out of the situation without a fight. Glenn came under the spotlight after he was cast to appear in the “Life Below Zero” reality TV series which airs on the National Geographic Channel – the first episode was released on 19 May 2013, and airs to this day counting 12 seasons. At first, Glenn didn’t want to appear in the show as he already had money, however, he changed his mind only so he could show people the beauty of Alaska, and what it’s like to live there.
The show follows several people who live in remote parts of Alaska, surviving in its wilderness and below-zero temperatures, hunting for their food and with only themselves to rely on. Some of the other cast members include Sue Aikens, a 56 year-old woman who was the first person to appear in the show, Chip and Agnes Hailstone, and Jessie Holmes – the show has won several awards, such as the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for outstanding cinematography for a reality program in 2016 and 2018, and the 69th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for an outstanding picture editing for an unstructured reality program in 2017.
Glenn is particularly known for the episodes in which he moved with his family from his cabin in Fairbanks to a hut in Brook Ranges– he also gained recognition after he was shown travelling through the wilderness for three months, passing through and spending nights in bizarre locations.
Love life and wife
Glenn met his wife while he was still living in Burlington, Vermont – it is believed that the woman in question was his neighbor in the woods where he lived; the two married after several years of dating.
Then and now: Today marks five years since Trisha and Amelia moved to Alaska! pic.twitter.com/vgqeqtlptG
— Glenn Villeneuve (@GlennVilleneuve) November 20, 2019
She gave birth to their daughter named Willow Leaves, and their son called Wolf Song, after which the family decided to move to Alaska. While Glenn was very fond of Alaska’s wilderness and its below-zero temperatures, his wife was not a big fan of it, leading to their divorce shortly after they moved to Alaska.
Not long after the divorce, Glenn began dating Trisha Kazan, who gave birth to their daughter Amelia Atkins, while they’ve welcomed their second daughter, Agatha on 22 June 2017 – while his girlfriend was pregnant, the two spent some time living in cities for Trisha and their daughters’ safety.
The family of six, as Willow and Wolf are living with Glenn rather than with their mother, is living a seemingly happy life together in their small cabin in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Hobbies and other interests
Glenn enjoys living in the wilderness away from people, as he believes that there is something new to learn every day, and he enjoys new challenges – he advises people to try this kind of life, but to prepare themselves if they are really planning to move to Alaska.
He is a nomad who likes to spend time on his own travelling around Alaska, sometimes alone for long periods of time, and has seen a big part of the Alaskan wilderness.
Even today when he is a married man with kids, he often goes travelling on his own, but not for too long, as he has to provide food for his family.
Glenn is very fond of hunting as well as fishing, and is focused on teaching his son as well as his daughters how to survive out there – he was featured in “The Telegraph India” magazine in the summer of 2017, when he hunted and killed a big moose which provided enough meat for half a year for the family.
Appearance and net worth
Glenn is 50 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall, and weighs around 141lbs (64kgs). His net worth is over $500,000 as of late-2019, while an average salary of a person working for National Geographic Channel is over $70,000.