Keith Colburn biography shows divorce from his longtime wife. New Beau? and net worth.

Keith Colburn is a real-life daredevil who is well known for his work in the TV series, Deadliest Catch. The 59-year-old has appeared in several iterations of the hit show Deadliest Catch including spinoffs Deadliest Catch: After The Bait and Deadliest Catch: The Bait. The exploits of Colburn throughout the series are legendary and the show does a perfect job of maximizing the thrill. Keith is a first-generation crabber who captains the ship fishing vessel Wizard. Keith’s profile on the official page of Discovery channel reads, “A first-generation crabber, Keith fishes with a chip on his shoulder, and the stakes — both personal and professional — are now higher than ever.” In this article, we will bring everything to know about this television personality.

Early Life:

Keith Colburn was born in California, United States on March 10, 1963. He is the son of  Gary Clark Colburn. He was raised alongside his brother Monte Colburn. Keith attended North Tahoe High School. Growing up Keith worked at Lake Tahoe before leaving the job at age of 22.

Deadliest Catch star Keith Colburn
Deadliest Catch star Keith Colburn

First in the family line to join the fishing profession Keith was determined to not give up and moved north to Alaska. He began his professional journey as a greenhorn aboard the “Alaska Trader,” a 135-foot crabber/tender vessel. Keith quickly climbed through the ranks and earned his captain’s license in 1992 and has been a skipper ever since.

Deadliest Catch:

The reality Television show “Deadliest Catch” was already on the roll while Keith was silently making strides in crab Fishing aboard the vessel “Wizard.” The show follows the lives of crab fishermen in Alaska as they face the challenges of fishing in one of the harshest environments on earth. It was later showrunners noticed Keith and asked him to become a part. Keith joined the cast of Deadliest Catch in 2007 during the third season. Since he has been a regular cast member making 204 appeareances until 2022. Over the years he also appeared in many of its spinoffs and was called in as a guest to several talk shows.

Net Worth:

Following an amazing career, it is safe to say that Keith has amassed a fortune. Apart from the TV series, Keith generates revenue from his vessel and commercial fishing. Keith has a net worth of USD 2 million.

Personal Life

Wife and Kids:

Keith married his long-term girlfriend Florence Colburn in 1987. In the time of togetherness, Florence was a homemaker who doubled down as his business partner. Although she barely got in front of cameras or attend interviews she would jump at the chance to support her husband. She even made a few appearances alongside  Keith in the TV show Deadliest Catch. Things were going smoothly until 2014 when the couple filed for a divorce. This came as a shock to fans around the world. It was later disclosed that Keith’s drinking habit was a crux of their divorce. In the years together, the pair gave birth to two children, Caelan Colburn, and Sienna Colburn.

Keith Colburn ex-wife Florence Colburn
Keith Colburn & ex-wife Florence Colburn


The pair keeps in touch and has maintained a friendly relationship after the divorce. They continue to support and co-parent their children. Both Caelan and Sienna are learning the ropes from their father. Keith is known to be hard on greenhorn crew members but he has been patient and easing Caelan.

Captain Keith Colburn children
Keith Colburn alongside his children Caelan Colburn, and Sienna Colburn

Sienna is sometimes seen joining her father on the fishing expedition however she has not decided to follow in her father’s footsteps. During high school, she was into acting and performed at a school event.

Health Issues:

In recent years, Captain Keith Urban has been weighed down by several health issues. A spine infection kept him out of the fishing grounds for both Bairdi and Opilio for the 2017/2018 season. In his absence, his brother Monto took over the helm of F/V Wizard. In 2021, amidst the pandemic, Keith got caught by Covid. Keith spent the first 10 days in quarantine without any kind of medication. Among different physical weaknesses that kicked in with the infection, Keith had bad pneumonia and was later admitted to the hospital. On his eighth day of bed rest from the hospital, on April  7, 2021, Keith posted a video while he was on a nasal cannula. He updated his health condition and suggested taking precautions by getting vaccinated. 

New Beau?

Keith has not shared much about the woman in his life since the divorce from his first wife. However, there are suggestions he is in a relationship. Keith is active on his social media pages and has shared pictures alongside Hilary who could actually be his girlfriend. Although the man has not confirmed the relationship publicly there is room for deduction and Hilary could be his beau out of many ladies who have graced his Instagram account.


Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameKeith Colburn
Age59 years old
Date of BirthMarch 10, 1963
Place of birthCalifornia, United States
High SchoolNorth Tahoe High School
ProfessionTelevision personality, Commercial Fisherman, Captain
Net worth$2 M
Marital StatusDivorced
Wife Florence Colburn (1987-2014)
ChildrenCaelan Colburn, Sienna Colburn
ParentsGary Clark Colburn
SiblingsMonto Colburn

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