Jake Harris Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Jan, 2019
Facts of Jake Harris
Date of Birth: 1985 , October-23
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Jack Harris
Father Phil Harris
Mother Mary Harris
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Seattle, Washington, United States
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Crab Fisherman, Reality TV Star
Net Worth $100k
Famous for Deadliest Catch
Married No
TV Show Deadliest Catch
Siblings Josh Harris
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Jack Harris is an American fisherman who is best known for his show, "Deadliest Catch." The show is a documentary-style series that was first aired on the Discovery channel in 2005. The show mainly focuses on the extreme weather and hardships the crew has to face during their voyages on the Bering Sea in which they fished for crabs.

Early Life And Education Of Jake Harris

Jake Harris was born on the 23rd of October 1985 in Seattle, Washington, United States. He is a son of a crab fisherman, the late, Phil Harris and Mary Harris. His parents are divorced, and his father remarried after the divorce. His father is a half Caucasian and mother is half Pacific Islander. Jake  Harris holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity.

CAPTION: Jake Harris posing for a photo. SOURCE: Showbiz Post

He has an elder brother named Josh Harris who was with him on their show Deadliest Catch. He doesn’t have any formal academic degrees but calls himself a graduate of the Cornella Marie School of Crab Fishing. He loved crab fishing since his childhood and started his career during his high school days.

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Jake Harris’s Career

Harris started his career as a pizza delivery boy and later, he worked at a slaughterhouse before joining the fishing business. Jake started working with his father at sea at the age of 19 and worked there for about 6 years.

He joined his father and his brother on board the Cornelia Marie on the show Deadliest Catch where they would catch crabs from the Bering Sea. His father, Phil was the captain of the boat. He along with his family are were signed to the Discovery Network. The show has run for 14 seasons and more than 242 episodes since its premiere on 12 April 2005.

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Jake Harris’s Net Worth

From his time in the reality show business, he has amassed a handsome sum of money. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $100 thousand. Along with his show, he has also earned from his minor jobs as a pizza delivery boy. According to the sources, the average fisherman has average earnings of $30,220 annually.

Besides being a fisherman, he was also a crab fisherman and part of the crew on deck of a ship and as per some websites, the average crewman can earn up to $15,000 per month.

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Jake Harris’s Personal Life

Jake Harris is a determined and focused person who has given a lot of his time to his career which might be one of the reasons why he is unmarried and not dating anyone yet. Sometimes, he is also referred to as a workaholic. Despite being a television personality, Harris has kept his relationship secret for so many years.

On the contrary, he had a troubled past where he was addicted to drugs. He was even caught stealing pills from his father on their show. Later, he confessed to his father about his drug addiction on camera. He admitted he started taking drugs from his high school days and was also arrested for possession of banned substances such as Xanax and Crystal Meth. He suffered from a heartbreaking moment when he lost his father due to a stroke on February 9, 2010. 

Below is a video of Phil Harris on his deathbed where he insisted to keep the cameras rolling and died peacefully in front of his sons.

During the days when he was a drug addict, he stole a car from his friend after they had a small argument. Meanwhile, he once made headlines after he was beaten by a strange couple who offered to drive him home but instead beat him to the unconscious and stole around $2400 from him.

Jake Harris’s Body Facts

  • Height: He stands at 5 feet 9 inches tall.
  • Age: He is 33 years old as of 2019.

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