Unlike most of the captains featured on Deadliest Catch who are more often than not rage monsters, Captain Sean Dwyer is a mellow sort of fellow. On the helm of fishing vessel Brenna A, Sean is calm and calculating but underneath his calm demeanor, Sean can also be calculating and manipulative. As shown in more than one instance, Shawn is loyal and trustworthy, but he won’t hesitate to pull the rug from under your feet. In this article, we take a closer look at the Wiki bio of Captain Sean Dwyer.
Sean Dwyer is an American commercial fisherman and reality television personality. He is best known as the captain of Brenna A on the discovery channel show “Deadliest Catch.” Sean has an estimated net worth of $650, 000 as of 2023.
Sean Dwyer was born on March 8, 1992, in Washington, United States. He is the son of Jenny Gore Dwyer and Pat Dwyer. He grew up in Kenmore, Washington. Sean was interested in fishing from a young age and it became easy for him to follow his passion since coming from a family of fishermen. He would join his father abroad on the commercial fishing vessel Jennifer A as early as the age of 13. His early experience includes fishing Salmon in Southeast Alaska. Sean attended Inglemoor Senior High School in Kenmore Washington and graduated high school in 2010. He then enrolled at the South Seattle Community College where he studied Heavy equipment and Diesel Technology.
For Sean whose only interest in life was fishing, there was no other career choice than commercial fishing. After finishing his degree, he joined his father’s ship “Jennifer A” and began working as an engineer. He spent three years side by side with his father. In 2005, his father Pat was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which limited the movement of neuron muscles. Following Pat’s diagnosis, the family business acquired the fishing vessel Shishaldin, later named the F/V Brenna A after his daughter, Brenna Adele. Pat passed away from the disease on the 4th of June 2014 with a dying wish to see the see Jennifer A & Brenna A, back to the crabbing grounds.
At age of 21, Sean was the youngest guy on the ship but had years of experience behind him. He began his journey during the Salmon fishing season. On the helm, Sean did justice to his crew who had little fishing experience. Sean referred to his crew as The Lost Boys and was respected by his crew. After all, only a few of them had fishing experience and Sean managed to turn his ragged crew into a well-oiled machine.
He joined Deadliest Catch in season 12 as the captain of F/V Brenna A, a boat that belonged to his late father, Pat Dwyer. Sean was the youngest captain on the show at the time, and he faced many difficulties and dangers as he tried to fulfill his father’s legacy and quota. He also had to deal with his mother’s rare cancer diagnosis and his crew’s loyalty issues. He appeared on the show for four seasons until season 15, when he and his crew did not return. According to his mother, Jennifer, their contract with Discovery had expired and they decided to part ways amicably. She also thanked the producers and fans for their support.
Life after & Return:
Sean Dwyer made his Deadliest Catch debut in 2016 and appeared regularly until 2019. After leaving the show, Sean continued to fish in Alaska and Norway, as well as pursue other ventures. He has partnered with Captain Sean Dwyer LLC, a company that offers consulting services for fishing operations. He has also launched a clothing line called Brenna A Gear, which sells apparel and accessories inspired by his boat and crew.
Sean returned for the second sting on The Deadliest Catch in 2022. He was absent for two seasons. His second debut was on Season 18 Episode 1 “Long Live the Kings!” as the relief captain of Elinore J and later returned to “Brenna A.” According to IMDB, Sean Dwer has made 60 appearances on Deadliest Catch from 2016-2023.
In addition to Deadliest Catch, Sean has been part of its several spin-offs including “Deadliest Catch: The Bait,” and “Deadliest Catch: Green Horn.”
Sean Dwyer has a moderate social media presence, mainly on Instagram and Facebook. He has over 56,000 followers on Instagram and over 43,000 followers on Facebook. He posts regularly on both platforms, sharing photos and videos of his fishing trips, his boat, his crew, his family, his friends, and his hobbies. He also interacts with his fans and fellow fishermen by replying to comments and messages. He sometimes promotes his clothing line or other projects on his social media as well. He also has a Twitter account, but he is less active on that platform.
In 2016, Sean Dwer attended the Discovery Channel’s 2016 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California. He joined other cast members and producers of Deadliest Catch to promote the show and answer questions from the press. He has made several notable public appeareances which include:
Being a guest on the FishTales podcast in 2020, where he talked about his life and career as a crab fisherman in the Bering Sea. He also shared some stories and insights about his boat, his crew, his family, and his show.
Being a guest on the Deadliest Catch: After the Catch special in 2017, where he joined other captains and crew members to discuss the highlights and challenges of the season. He also revealed some behind-the-scenes secrets and answered fan questions.
Being a guest on the Deadliest Catch: The Bait pre-show in 2016, where he introduced himself and his boat to the viewers and explained his motivation and goals for joining the crab fishing industry. He also interacted with other captains and crew members and gave his opinions on various topics.
Wife and Kids:
Captain Sean Dwyer is currently married to his longtime girlfriend Brianna Dwyer. Sean also calls his wife Brianna by the nickname “Breezy.” Bri is a photographer by profession and a native of Oregon. Sean and Brianna tied the know in a wedding ceremony attended by their near and dear ones on September 15, 2018.
In the years as a married couple, the pair has given birth to a daughter Blakely Jade Dwyer. The baby girl was born on August 28, 2021. The family of three lives in Washington.
Sean Dwyer is a Caucasian male with fair skin and light brown hair. He has blue eyes and a square-shaped face with a prominent chin and jawline. He has a medium build and a muscular physique, which he maintains by working out and fishing. He usually wears casual and comfortable clothes that suit his profession and lifestyle, such as jackets, sweaters, jeans, boots, and hats. He also likes to wear clothes that feature his boat’s name, Brenna A, or his show’s logo, Deadliest Catch. He often wears blue or black colors that match his eyes and hair.