Dave Carraro Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Jun 06, 2022
Dave Carraro started his career with the National Geographic Channel in 2012.
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About Dave Carraro

Dave Carraro's zodiac sign is Taurus, and he was born on April 23, 1968.

Dave Carraro was born in the town of Middletown, New Jersey, in the United States. He is close to his parents, but he hasn't revealed any information about them to the media.

Dave Carraro was raised in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Dave's father was a professional fisherman. Besides being a TV personality, Dave Carraro has also had a commercial fishing business. Although being a fishing boat captain, Dave doesn't like seafood.

Dave Carraro's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Dave Carraro's net worth?

Dave Carraro has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

How much does Dave Carraro earn per year?

Dave Carraro's earnings per year are still not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Dave Carraro?

Dave Carraro is 5 ft 10 in (177 cm) tall.

How old is Dave Carraro?

Dave Carraro is 54 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Since childhood, Dave Carraro had been interested in fishing as his father was a fisherman. Dave went on fishing trips with his father, and his parents also encouraged it. Dave caught his first bluefin tuna fish when he was seven years old. He completed his schooling at Middletown North High School. Later, Dave completed his matriculation, attended Sheilds Aviation Academy in 1992, and became a pilot after receiving his license at 26. Dave also worked on party boats after his education, where he didn't enjoy his work. At 20, Dave became a captain by obtaining his license.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Dave Carraro dating?

Dave Carraro is dating Jess Boardway as of 2022.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Dave had worked in the fishing industry for more than 30 years before becoming a TV personality. Dave Carraro is best known for his reality TV shows on National Geographic, like 'Wicked Tuna' (TV Series, 2012) and 'Fox and Friends' (TV Series, 2013). He worked on the YouTube shows like 'Wicked Tuna Capt.' 'Carraro filleting with Cuda knife' (2017, YouTube video), 'Reel Talk Ep. 2 – Wicked Rivals,' 'Wicked Tuna' (2015, YouTube), 'Wicked Tuna: Carraro Interview On Location' (2014, YouTube), 'Wicked Tuna' (2015), 'Reel Talk Ep. Six – Tuna Tantrums,' and 'Wicked Tuna's Captain Dave.' Dave was acting as the captain of FV-Tuna.com's bluefin tuna fishing vessel.

What awards has Dave Carraro won?

Dave Carraro hasn't won any awards. However, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Promotional Announcement in the News & Documentary category ('Wicked Tuna,' television series).

Other Interesting Dave Carraro Facts And Trivia

  • Dave Carraro features as the 'Wicked Tuna Star' in Firefox news and CNN as the show was a success.
  • Dave wanted to pursue a career involving tuna fishing. So, he obtained a license for it through which he supplied fish to the local restaurants by improving his business.
  • Dave upgraded to a charter business through the money obtained from his fishing. Dave increased his net worth through his fishing business.
  • The show 'Wicked Tuna' broadcasts the commercial tuna fishermen from Gloucester, Massachusetts, battle each other while catching the fish and gaining profits.
  • Dave's girlfriend Jess Boardway was featured in his show on National Geographic. He is not married, but he is a father of three children.
  • Dave is a commercial airline pilot for Jetblue and has been flying for decades now.
  • Carraro was the first mate of Sea Fox from Atlantic Highland in 1979. Through his show, the public generally thinks that Dave is from Massachusetts.
  • Dave has a USCG 100-ton Masters License. He is a captain of E190 Jet Blue Airways Corporation.
  • Dave told in an interview with Hollywood Soapbox that he watches most of the episodes of his TV show and his family. He is not frequently active on social media, although he is a TV personality.
  • Dave always has the same rush and hum while catching the fish, just like his first experience. He always says, 'It looks like my first one. That honeymoon never goes away.' whenever he catches a fish.
  • Dave plans on fishing as long as he is physically stable. He doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.
  • Dave has a job that needs a lot of time and energy to be invested, but he is family-oriented. He likes to spend his free time with his loved ones.
  • People can also have a fishing experience with Dave as he offers the charters through his business, and it costs well. It varies from $400-2300.
  • Carraro has a specialty in Cod fishing, and one of his biggest catches was an 11 ft (3.3 m) large bluefin tuna weighing 1200 lb (544 kg). He also caught 800-1000 lb (362-453 kg) weighing 52 Bluefin tunas.
  • Dave also supports and advocates for the preservation of the bluefin tuna population.

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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