There is a long list of reality TV shows on American television and they all don’t exist simply as a way for TV networks to make money off advertisers, some of them are great ways to educate the public about different aspects of human life, such as life on fishing vessels as shown on the show, Deadliest Catch. It is also a way for regular people to earn a living and become famous, such as Nick McGlashan, who stars on the show as one of its fishermen.
For fans of the show, they are bound to be familiar with the face of Nick McGlashan, who has been starring on the show since 2013. For his fans and those who are just getting into the show, we discuss the life and career of one of Deadliest Catch’s popular faces below, read on.
Nick McGlashan Biography
Nick McGlashan, who stepped out of the crowd and made his name via one of Discovery Channel’s popular shows, Deadliest Catch, was born on the 1st of August, 1988 somewhere in the United States. Not much is known about his background but we know he was born to Bruce Lanford (father), a veteran who spent decades of his life working as a commercial fishing captain. It is this legacy that Nick stepped into and has been able to build a career of his own, beyond fishing for crabs as another unknown face on the sea.
If he got a higher education before he began his life as a fisherman full time remains unknown but Nick began to work on crab boats in Akutan and the Dutch Harbor fishing hub as early as the age of 13. He has been able to build a career working in commercial fishing enough to earn a place on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch.
Nick McGlashan joined the show in 2013 and has worked on a couple of ships since he joined the show, including Cape Caution and Summer Bay. He began to appear on the main show in 2013 and has remained a part of the show till date but in that time, he has also starred on some of the show’s spin-off, such as Deadliest Catch: Greenhorn, Deadliest Catch: The Bait, Deadliest Catch: Captain vs Captain, Bering Sea Gold and a couple more others. The show has been on air since April 2005 and has a runtime of 40-45 minutes per episode.
Being a commercial fisherman, although might be a dangerous venture, has quite its lucrative benefits, especially when it comes to money and having been fishing since he was a teenager, it goes without saying that Nick McGlashan has made a sizeable sum from working on crab boats.
Combined with over six years starring on Deadliest Catch and its variety of spin-offs, where the average income is said to be over $50,000 per year, Nick McGlashan is believed to be worth quite a lot. Unfortunately, the exact amount is unknown but his net worth is expected to be at least in six figures.
Nick McGlashan is not one to bear his entire life to the media but having spent over five years in the public eye, we have come to learn a few things about the talented fisherman. We know that he is not married but he is in a loving and longterm relationship with his girlfriend, Claire Hammond.
How long exactly they have been in a relationship remains unknown but they have lasted long enough to share a daughter together. Their daughter is named Lennyn, who from the eye test, appears to have been born between 2013 and 2015. At the time of writing this article, Nick McGlashan’s girlfriend is pregnant with their second child and they are expected to welcome a new child into their family anytime soon.
Nick McGlashan, as evident by his time on Deadliest Catch, spends quite a time on the sea but he creates ample time to spend with his family whenever he is on land.
Other Facts About Nick McGlashan
- He used to battle drug and alcohol addiction; a battle he admits he is still struggling with.
- A blood test reveals that he has a high level of white blood cells which make him prone to cancer, although he has never caught the disease.
- He has a noticeable social media presence, particularly on Instagram via the handle, @nickmcglashan.