Keith Colburn is a real-life daredevil who is well known for his work in the TV series, Deadliest Catch. The 57-year-old has appeared in several iterations of the hit show including, After the Catch and Deadliest Catch: Deeper Dives. The exploits of Colburn throughout the series are legendary and the show does a perfect job in maximizing the thrill. Keith captains the ship F/V Wizard and is a first-generation crabber. 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.”
An early start:
Born on the 10th of March 1963, Keith is a native Californian. There is little information on his early life including his parents. He was raised alongside brother Monte Colburn. Growing up Keith worked at Lake Tahoe before leaving the job at 22. Determined to not give up, Keith moved north to Alaska. Hooked by the marine lifestyle, he got on a ship Alaska Trader and began his journey as a greenhorn. Keith quickly climbed through the ranks and earned his captain’s license in 1992. He currently commands the vessel F/V Wizard and has been a skipper ever since.
Trouble in Paradise:
There is little information regarding Keith’s dating life, before his marriage in 1987. He married his long-term girlfriend Florence Colburn in 1987. Even though the couple was secretive about their relationship, they were seen together in several outings and events. 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 for their divorce. The couple is parents to two lovely children, Caelan Colburn, and Sienna Colburn.
Moving on from ex-wife
In the time of togetherness, Florence was a homemaker. Although she barely got in front of cameras or attend interviews she would jump in the chance to support her husband. She even made few appearances alongside Keith in the TV show Deadliest Catch. After 24 years the divorce came as a blow but Keith has been taking baby steps ever since.
The pair keeps in touch and maintains a good relationship. They continue to support and co-parents their children. Both Caelan and Sienna are learning the ropes from their father. Keith is known to be hard on greenhorn crew member but he has been patient and easing Caelan. Sienna is sometimes seen joining her father in the fishing expedition however it is unclear at the moment if she actually wants to be a fisherman.
In terms of age, Keith is approaching his 60’s and obviously it would be wise to have someone by his side. Nevertheless, Keith is yet to find someone trustable enough to spend the rest of his life. In other words, Kith is not married currently.
Plagued by 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.
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’s net worth is estimated at around USD 2 million.