Jakob Venn Martin Anderson
September 16, 1980
|Occupation||Captain of the Saga, TV Personality, Author|
Jakob "Jake" Anderson (born September 16, 1980) is an American fishing Captain aboard the fishing vessel Saga. Since 2007, Anderson has been featured in the Discovery Channel documentary television series Deadliest Catch.
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. 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", 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". In 2012, the skeletal remains of Jake's father were found by a hiker about a mile away from where his truck was abandoned. In 2012, Anderson was promoted to deck boss of the Northwestern, and later that year he obtained his USCG Mate 1600-ton license and Master 100-ton Captain's license. Since 2015, Anderson is captain of the crab fishing vessel Saga.
Anderson and his wife, Jenna, live in Seattle, Washington. Anderson is an avid skateboarder and is sponsored by the American footwear and clothing company DVS Shoes. He has a signature skateboard shoe released through the company.
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