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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.