Jake Anderson has been around the set of Deadliest Catch for quite a while. One of the most proficient fishers on-board, Jake is the co-captain of the crab fishing vessel, Saga. Even though Jake is one of the best in the business, he didn’t always want to be a fisherman. Growing up, Jake admired skateboarders and wanted to be one of them. An unfortunate injury pulled the plug on Jake’s dreams which led him to a downward spiral of alcohol and drugs. Even though things haven’t always been good for Jake, he has managed to make the best out of every situation. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Jake Anderson.
Jacob Van Martin Anderson was born on the 16th of September 1980 in Anacortes, Washington. Born and raised in Anacortes, Jake spent much of his early life tailing his father Keith Arthur Anderson. He also had a sister, Chelsea Dawn Anderson, who unfortunately passed away. Little is known about Jake’s life as an academic and his educational background. There is very little info on Jake’s mother and his late sister.
As a young kid growing up in Washington, Jake had a thirst for skateboarding. He loved the sport and wanted to make a name for himself. But during his early years, Jake suffered a massive injury that put an end to his dreams. This pushed Jake towards alcohol and drugs. It took him nearly two years and life as a homeless to realize that he would never be a skateboarder. Faced with a new reality, Jake began working towards a new career in fishing.
Jake began his career as a fisherman with the salmon business in Bristol Bay, Alaska. In 2007, Jake was offered a chance to join a vessel under the captainship of Captain Sig Hansen. Hard working and dedicated Jake joined as a greenhorn and was quick to impress the crew.
Jake made his official TV debut in May of 2007. He appeared in the episode entitled New Beginnings during the third season. Things looked bright for Jake, who continued learning under the tutelage of Hansen. After six years on board, Jake was promoted to the position of deck boss at Northwestern. During the six years, Jake also earned his USCG Mate 1600-ton license and Master 100-ton Captain’s license. He currently serves as the captain of the vessel, Saga.
For all his success, Jake has had a fair share of tragedies in his life. During the fifth season of the series, Jake lost his sister Chelsea Dawn Anderson to complications caused by pneumonia. The loss was documented in the episode entitled, Bitter Tears. Things got worse for Jake who lost his father during the sixth season. Even though his father disappeared during the Blown Off Course, Jake never got to meet him. His father’s body was found in 2012.
Jake is in a long time marriage with his wife, Jenna. The pair tied the knot in May 12 of 2012 and have been together ever since. In their time as a married couple, the pair gave birth to two lovely boys. Aiden Benn Arthur Anderson was born in January of 2015 while Cadence Anderson was born in June of 2017.
Apart from his exploits in the water, Jake is also an author. He published an autobiography entitled Relapsed in April of 2014. He has also dabbled in business and owns a line of Skateboarding shoes. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be well over USD 2.5 million.