Bill Wichrowski wiki, bio, age, net worth, wife, kids, deadliest catch.

Captain Bill Wichrowski lives by two simple things, hard work, and honesty. And while his motto is simple, his methods are not. The man uses unconventional tricks and techniques to keep his crew motivated. This is also how he got the nickname, Capt. Wild Bill. One of the leading stars of the reality TV series Deadliest Catch, Bill is one of the most prominent king crab fishermen in the Bering Sea. With years of experience in a navy to back himself up, Bill seems to make no wrong turns when it comes to navigating his ship to success. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Capt. Bill Wichrowski.

Early Life:

Bill Wichrowski was born on May 24, 1957, in Pennsylvania, United States. He may be one of the friendliest characters on screen, but the man likes to keep his fair share of secrets. There are few details about his early life and Bill doesn’t seem too keen on revealing them. Raised in Pennsylvania, Bill graduated from Norwin High School in 1975. Bill moved to the west coast soon after and joined the US Navy. After wrapping up his four years of service at the navy, Bill moved to the Bering sea, lured by the smell of money from Alaska’s king-crab fishing.

Deadliest Catch Captain Bill Wichrowski
Deadliest Catch Captain Bill Wichrowski

Professional Career:

Bill spent his next twenty years in Alaska fishing for King Crabs. Over the years, Bill climbed from a greenhorn to one of the most skillful captains on the sea. He also made a considerable sum of money from his exploits. As a result, Bill decided semi-retire in 2005. Following the decision, he started to run sportfishing tours out of Costa Rica and Alaska.

Even though Bill was done with his life as a fisherman, the fisherman’s life was not done with him. In late 2008, the economy took a hit, and customers were few and far. So, after running sportfishing boats for three years, Bill decided to get in touch with his fisherman side.

Deadliest Catch:

Back in Alaska, Bill started king crab fishing once again and was making few profits. During the same time, Discovery channel’s newest hit, Deadliest Catch, was the talk of the town. The series included some of the best captains in business and Bill wanted to be a part of that. His hard work finally paid off in 2010, when Captain Bill Wichrowski was announced as the newest addition to the series. Since he has appeared in 160 episodes of Deadliest catch until 2022. Currently, Bill is captain of the fishing vessel Summer Bay.

Deadliest catch Captain Bill Wichrowski along with co star Nick McGlashan
Captain Bill Wichrowski along with co-star Nick McGlashan

In addition to Deadliest Catch, Bill has appeared in several spin-offs of the show including “Deadliest Catch: Bloodline.” Away from reality television, Bill has one movie credit for “Wiener Dog Nationals” (2013) in which he was given a part in the transportation department as “Captain Bill.”

Net Worth

The commercial fisherman and reality TV star, Bill has an estimated net worth of $3 M according to celebritynetworth. He accumulates wealth through king crab fishing, reality TV show, and different business endeavors. Pouncing on the fame from the TV show he sells merchandise items through Wild Bill’s Gear Shop.

Personal life:

Bill Wichrowski has been married and divorced a couple of times. His most recent marriage was with Karen Gillis. Prior to meeting Karen, Bill was a divorcee and had his eldest son  Zack Larson from the relationship. 

It is not known how long Bill and Karen were together but in the years of marriage, they gave birth to two children Delia and Jake Wichrowski. By 2018, Bill and Karen were no longer together as Bill was dating Mellisa Marie Taylor. Mellisa made it to Bill’s several Instagram posts until late 2019 but moving forward for some reason pair could not sustain the relationship.


Since Bill has moved on with a new girlfriend although the name of the lady has not come out to the media.

Captain Wild Bill & current girlfriend

Showing his son the ropes:

In 2014, Bill introduced his eldest son Zack into the show as a deckhand. As Bill was absent for much of Zack’s childhood, the pair never saw eye to eye. As a result, Zack chose to part ways with his father in Season 13 and joined “Brenna A” with Captain Sean Dwyer.

Bill had his fair share of health problems over the years. His silvering mane is proof of his age and the man also had to endure a painful hip surgery. However, Bill is confident in his skills in beating them all.

Where Bill is from and his residence?

Bill is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. During his off from fishing he makes most of his offseason in San Carlos, Mexico home. He also likes to utilize his free time enjoying hobbies of traveling, horseback riding, NASCAR, and sports fishing.


Wiki/Bio facts

Name:Bill Wichrowski
Nickname:Wild Bill
Birth Date:May 24, 1957
Birth Place:Pennsylvania, United States
Age:65 years old
Education:Norwin High School
Profession:Television Personality, Fisherman, Boat Captain
Net Worth:$3 Million
Marital Status:Divorced
Ex-wife:Karen Gills
Ex-girlfriendMellisa Marie Taylor
Social Media HandleFacebook


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