Jake Anderson

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Jake Anderson
Jakob Venn Martin Anderson

(1980-09-16) September 16, 1980 (age 38)
OccupationCaptain of the Saga, TV Personality, Author
Spouse(s)Jenna Anderson

Jakob "Jake" Anderson (born September 16, 1980) is an American fishing Captain aboard the fishing vessel Saga.[1] Since 2007, Anderson has been featured in the Discovery Channel documentary television series Deadliest Catch.[2]


Anderson was hired as a greenhorn by captain Sig Hansen aboard the Northwestern in 2007. Anderson made his Deadliest Catch debut in the season three episode New Beginnings, which aired May 15, 2007.[3] Anderson has endured personal tragedies on Deadliest Catch, including being notified that his sister, Chelsea Dawn Anderson, had unexpectedly died during the season five episode "Bitter Tears",[4][5] and later learning that his father, Keith Anderson, was mysteriously missing and presumed dead after his truck was found abandoned in rural Washington during the season six episode "Blown Off Course".[6][7] In 2012, the skeletal remains of Jake's father were found by a hiker about a mile away from where his truck was abandoned. [8]In 2012, Anderson was promoted to deck boss of the Northwestern,[9] and later that year he obtained his USCG Mate 1600-ton license and Master 100-ton Captain's license.[10] Since 2015, Anderson is captain of the crab fishing vessel Saga.

Personal life[edit]

Anderson and his wife, Jenna, live in Seattle, Washington.[11] Anderson is an avid skateboarder and is sponsored by the American footwear and clothing company DVS Shoes.[12] He has a signature skateboard shoe released through the company.[13]

During an interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky, Anderson revealed that he is a recovering alcoholic and his addiction left him homeless for two years.[14]

Anderson's autobiography titled Relapse was released April 29, 2014 through Coventry House Publishing[15] and became a best seller.[16]


  1. ^ "Jake Anderson - The Official Homepage of the F/V Northwestern – Dutch Harbor, AK – F/V Northwestern". fvnorthwestern.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  2. ^ "Jake Anderson : Discovery Channel". dsc.discovery.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  3. ^ ""Deadliest Catch" New Beginnings (TV Episode 2007) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  4. ^ ""Deadliest Catch" Bitter Tears (TV Episode 2009) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  5. ^ "Chelsea Dawn Anderson Obituary: View Chelsea Anderson's Obituary by Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company". legacy.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  6. ^ ""Deadliest Catch" Blown Off Course (TV Episode 2010) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  7. ^ "Missing Anacortes man's truck found". king5.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  8. ^ Staff, KOMO. "Human remains ID'd as Anacortes man who vanished in 2010".
  9. ^ "Deadliest Catch 7: Sir Jake The Deck Boss : Video : Discovery Channel". dsc.discovery.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  10. ^ "‘After the Catch’: Jake Anderson and Josh Harris talk ‘Deadliest Catch’ on dry land - Zap2it". blog.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  11. ^ "'Deadliest Catch': Jake Anderson and Jenna Patterson tie the knot - Zap2it". blog.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  12. ^ "Winter X Games 2014 Aspen - X Games". xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  13. ^ "DVS' Deadliest Collaboration - Transworld Skateboarding". skateboarding.transworld.net. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  14. ^ "'Deadliest Catch' crew talks life's struggles – HLNtv.com". hlntv.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  15. ^ "'Deadliest Catch': Jake Anderson on His 'Humbling' Return to Sig Hansen's Boat – Yahoo TV". tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  16. ^ "Amazon: #1 Best Seller – Coventry House Publishing". amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-05-02.

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