Captain Elliott Neese bio, wife,kids, why he left deadliest catch?

Elliott Nicodemus Neese was set up for success right from his early days. One of the youngest captains in the reality TV show Deadliest Catch, Elliott is not the one to be underestimated. On the helm of the Rambling Rose, Elliott is a calming presence. His natural charisma and sense of adventure were admired by fans of the show. But underneath his cool demeanor, Elliott had a will of fire. He understood his principles and rarely strayed away from them. As a result, Elliott would often get in arguments with the owner of the Rambling Rose. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Elliott Niccodemus Neese.

Early Life:

Elliott Nicodemus Neese was born in 1982 in a family of fishermen. Born and raised in Alaska, Elliott was a subpar student who would never find his career in studies. Instead, Elliott took to fishing and had already begun angling by the age of twelve. By 19, Elliott was well versed in Pot Fishing and was better than your average fisherman.

Captain Elliott Neese
Captain Elliott Neese

Going up the ranks:

Since graduating from high school, Elliott devoted more of his time to fishing and the sea. He began his journey as a deck boss and gradually climbed through the ranks to become the boat’s engineer. In a short period, Elliott had climbed through the ranks to become the boat’s sub-captain.

Joining Deadliest Catch:

Elliott’s debut appearance in reality TV came in the ninth season of the series. This was back in 2013 and Elliott remained with the series till the 11th season. He captained the Rambling rose for the whole of the 7th and 8th seasons. In one of the episodes in the 8th season, Elliott argued with the owner of Rambling Rose. The young captained refused to go out in the storm when the owner wanted to.

Changing Ships:

After the argument with the owner of Rambling Rose, Elliott decided to jump ship. In the ninth season, Elliott came back to the show with his ship, The Saga. Aboard his ship, Elliott ran the waters of the Bering Sea with new confidence. He remained with the series till the end of the 11th season. At the end of the 11th season, Elliott decided to bow out from captainship and handed over the reins to Jake Anderson.

Former Deadliest Catch cast Elliott Neese
Elliott Neese left the show deadliest catch in 2015


When news of Elliott’s departure was revealed, fans were left confused. After all, neither Elliott nor the discover channel revealed any reasons why. It was later revealed that Elliott had developed an addiction problem. Determined to get his life back on track, Elliott enrolled at the Passengers rehab facility in Hawaii.

After finishing time at the rehab, Elliott once again took back to the sea. He ran a cog ship for some time. While it remains to be seen if he will back at the helm of The Saga, he is certainly enjoying his time back. He often posts pictures of himself spearfishing and angling in locations around central America.

Personal Life:

Elliott is neither single nor married,  he is currently dating Erika Fidenbergs, who hails from Chicago. The two met during his time in the rehab facility. The pair has not given birth to any children together. Meanwhile, Elliott is a father from ex-partner Valerie Gunderson. He and his ex gave birth to two children. Their eldest is a son currently 14 years of age and enroll in school and youngest Shannon is a girl.

Elliott Neese ex-partner Valerie Gunderson
Elliott Neese ex-partner Valerie Gunderson

Net Worth

Captain Elliott had part ownership of the fishing vessel Saga. He sold his shares after leaving the captain position. The burning question that strikes Deadliest Catch fans is whether current captain Jake Anderson owns the ship? Well, the answer is no, the Saga was obtained by Elliot’s former investor. As of now, Elliot has a net worth of $500,000 which comes from his career in fisherman and TV show deadliest catch.

Birthday, Age, Ethnicity

Born in 1982, Elliott celebrates his birthday every year on January 26. He is now 38 years of age. Elliott is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Social Media Presence


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Chillin in AK with my BEAUTIFUL GIRL!! #efriedz

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Wiki Facts

Full nameElliott Nicodemus Neese
Age 38
Date of Birth26/1/1982
Place of BirthAlaska. U.S.
ProfessionTV personality, Fisherman
Net worth$500,000
PartnerValerie Gunderson (ex), Erika Fidenbergs
KidsShannon Elliott


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