There is a long list of reality TV shows on American television, and they all exist not just as a way for TV stations to make money from advertisers, some of them are great ways to inform the public about different aspects of human life, such as life on fishing boats, as shown in the show Deadliest Catch. It is also a way for ordinary people to earn a living and become famous, like Nick McGlashan, who appears on the show as one of the fishermen.
For fans of the show, the face of Nick McGlashan, who has played the lead role in the show since 2013, is certainly familiar. For his fans and those just joining the show, we discuss below the life and career of one of the most popular faces of Deadliest Catch, read on.
Nick McGlashan Biography
Nick McGlashan, who stepped out of the crowd and made a name for himself through one of Discovery Channel’s popular shows, Deadliest Catch, was born somewhere in the United States on August 1, 1988. Not much is known about his background, but we do know that he was born the son of Bruce Lanford (father), a veteran who worked as a commercial fishing captain for decades of his life. It’s this legacy that Nick entered and that allowed him to build a career of his own, beyond crab fishing as another unknown face at sea.
Whether he received a higher education before starting his life as a full-time fisherman is not yet known, but Nick began working on crab boats in Akutan and the Dutch Harbor fishing center at the age of 13 and has built a career in commercial fishing sufficient to earn a spot on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch.
Nick McGlashan joined the show in 2013 and has since worked on several vessels including Cape Caution and Summer Bay. He began appearing on the main show in 2013 and has remained a part of the show to this day, but during this time he has also starred on some of the offshoots of the show, such as Deadliest Catch: “Greenhorn”, “Deadliest Catch”: The Bait, Deadliest Catch: Captain vs. The show is on air since April 2005 and has a running time of 40-45 minutes per episode.
Being a commercial fisherman, although it could be a dangerous venture, has its lucrative advantages, especially when it comes to money and since he has been fishing since his youth, it goes without saying that Nick McGlashan has earned a considerable amount of money by working on crab boats.
Combined with the over six years he has worked on Deadliest Catch and its various spin-offs, where the average income is reportedly over $50,000 a year, Nick McGlashan is considered to be worth quite a lot. Unfortunately, the exact amount is not known, but his net worth is said to be at least six figures.
Nick McGlashan is not one to owe his whole life to the media, but after spending over five years in the public eye, we have learned a few things about the talented fisherman. We know he is not married, but he is in a loving and long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Claire Hammond.
It is not known exactly how long they have been in a relationship, but they have lasted long enough to have a daughter together. Their daughter’s name is Lenny, who seems to have been born between 2013 and 2015 after the eye test. At the time of writing this article, Nick McGlashan’s girlfriend is pregnant with her second child and they expect to welcome a new child into their family shortly.
Nick McGlashan, as his time with Deadliest Catch shows, spends quite a bit of time at sea, but he makes enough time to spend with his family when he is on land.
More facts about Nick McGlashan
- He used to fight against drug and alcohol addiction; a fight that he admits he is still struggling with.
- A blood test shows that he has a high white blood cell count, which makes him susceptible to cancer, although he has never been infected with the disease.
- He has a conspicuous presence in social media, especially on Instagram about the grip, @nickmcglashan.