A Complete Breakdown of the 'Deadliest Catch' Cast

Get to know all the captains.

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Deadliest Catch is in the midst of season 15, and though it’s been around for years, the dramatic docu-series is no less exciting. The Discovery show follows a slew of fisherman in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, who take on the perilous Bering Sea in search of king crabs. If the name of the Emmy award-winning series wasn’t a tip off, the job is far from easy. The captains and their crew have endured several heartbreaking deaths, suffered numerous health scares, and have survived many life-threatening moments overall. So who, exactly, would be brave enough to take on the “most dangerous job in the world?” Here’s what to know about some of the most prominent cast members of Deadliest Catch.

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Captain Sig Hansen of the Northwestern
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Sig's last few years have been extremely dramatic, as he's suffered multiple heart attacks as of late. Despite health scares, Sig is very dedicated to his crew, and is currently juggling with the idea of letting his daughter, Mandy, take over.

Captain "Wild" Bill Wichrowski of the Summer Bay
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Apparently, "Wild" Bill is more like "Mild" Bill these days, according to his . The tough-as-nails seaman has struggled with his personal and professional relationships throughout the show's run, and has had some health-related struggles, as well.

Captain Josh Harris of the Cornelia Marie

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Josh has had a rocky road on Deadliest Catch. He and co-captain Casey eventually purchased the Cornelia after the passing of Josh's dad, Captain Phil, the original owner. They did not appear on the show for season 13, but did end up returning a year later.

Captain Keith Colburn of the Wizard
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Keith started out as a deckhand on the Wizard in 1988, and eventually purchased the vessel in the early 2000s. He didn't always plan to live the fishing lifestyle, though. He was actually a in Lake Tahoe before moving to Alaska!

Captain Steve "Harley" Davidson of the Southern Wind
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Steve AKA Harley may be familiar with many of the other members of the fleet, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's always friendly. He's worked on boats for years, and doesn't let anyone get in his way.

Captain Sean Dwyer of the Brenna A
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Sean is the youngest captain in the fleet, and is as hardworking and dedicated as he is "" Though he worked for a time on the Jennifer A, the Brenna has always been his true calling.

Captain Jake Anderson of the Saga
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Jake has overcome many trials throughout his life, including his father and sister's death as well as an . Now, however, he's focusing on raising his and his wife's children, as well as championing the Saga.

Captain Casey McManus of the Cornelia Marie

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Casey is the co-captain of the Cornelia Marie and and handles much of the boat's operations. The third-generation fisherman has been involved in the industry since he was 5, and has been a staple on the Cornelia since 2014.

Captain-in-Training Mandy Hansen of the Northwestern
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Mandy and her husband, Clark Pederson, have been working their way up in the Northwestern's ranks. But her success has not been without its difficult moments: She recently revealed she "lost" her child at sea.

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