Who is Jake Anderson?
Jake Anderson born Jacob Venn Martin Anderson is an American fishing Captain aboard the fishing vessel Saga. He has been featured in the Discovery Channel documentary television series Deadliest Catch since 2007.
Being a fourth-generation fisherman, he has always lived close to the sea. He was born in Forks, Washington, and grew up in the fishing town of Anacortes, Washington. He was surrounded by generations of fishermen. After being raised in this rich environment, he took to the sea at an early age with his uncle Brian Mavar.
At only 17, he was fishing salmon off Bristol Bay in Alaska. When 20, he was on a trawler processor and began pot fishing at 25. One year later, he became a greenhorn on the Fishing Vessel Northwestern. He worked there for the next six years. His hard work and commitment carried him from greenhorn to full-share deckhand to relief deck boss, under the then Captain Sig Hansen. Although he has experienced his fair share of trials, he has also worked to overcome them. Jake has matured and aged dramatically, since his sister’s sudden death and his father’s murder.
In 2010 he beat addiction, and that same year he obtained his USCG Mate 1600-ton fishing license and Master 100-ton license. He had a goal of becoming captain of his own ship. He was offered a co-captaining position with F/V Kiska Sea in 2013. Problems with the crew and mishandling by management forced him to return to Northwestern.
He got his break in 2015 when he was offered the captain’s chair on F/V Saga. This was just two days after the birth of his first son, Aiden. He took command of the wheelhouse of the Saga and led the crew through a challenging but successful Opie season. His leadership continues to bloom as he transforms the Saga into a crab-killing machine that cements his place amongst the greats.
How Old is Jake Anderson?
He was born Jacob Venn Martin Anderson on 16 September 1980 in Forks, Washington. He is 42 years old as of 2022. Jake shares his birthday with other famous people such as Amy Poehler, David Copperfield, Flo Rida, Jennifer Tilly, and Marc Anthony, among others.
Jake Anderson Family
His sister, Chelsea Dawn Anderson, had unexpectedly died during the season five episode “Bitter Tears”. He later learned that his father, Keith Anderson, was mysteriously missing. He was then presumed dead after his truck was found abandoned in rural Washington during the season six episode “Blown Off Course”. The skeletal remains of his father were then found by a hiker in 2012 about a mile away from where his truck was abandoned.
Jake Anderson Wife
He has been married to Jenna Anderson since May 12, 2012. Together they have two children. They live together in Seattle, Washington. He is an avid skateboarder who is sponsored by the American footwear and clothing company DVS Shoes. He also has a signature skateboard shoe released through the company.
In an interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky, he revealed that he is a recovering alcoholic and his addiction left him homeless for two years.
Jake Anderson Kids
He has two sons with his wife Jenna. Aiden Benn Arthur Anderson was born in January 2015 as their firstborn child and Cadence Anderson followed on June 13, 2017.
Jake Anderson Deadliest Catch| Saga
He was hired as a greenhorn by Captain Sig Hansen aboard the Northwestern in 2007. He made his Deadliest Catch debut in the season three episode New Beginnings, which aired May 15, 2007.
Jake Anderson Book | Relapse
He has written an autobiography titled Relapse which was released on April 29, 2014, through Coventry House Publishing and became a best seller.
Aside from fishing, he has a harrowing story that has yet to be told. As an enthusiastic skateboarder, he aimed at becoming a professional until he was sidelined by injury, addiction, and homelessness. After harshly battling back, he was then confronted with the untimely deaths of his sister, father, and mentor, Phil Harris.
In his debut book, Relapse, he serves as an inspiration as he candidly shares his private journey to help overcome tragedy.
Jake Anderson’s Net Worth
He has a net worth of $1.8 million. Since 2007, he has been featured in all seasons of the Discovery Channel documentary Deadliest Catch.