Jacob Hutchins has a dream — a dream to become the first African American crabbing captain on the Bering Sea. Thus, to test himself and learn from the best, he boarded the Wizard, only to start on the wrong foot with the caption of the ship!
Keep reading this Jacob Hutchins Bio to learn more about this dreamer.
Jacob Hutchins On Deadliest Catch
Jacob Hutchins was one of the new deckhands abroad the Wizard featured on Deadliest Catch season 19. He dreamt of becoming the first person of color to captain a crab boat in the Bering Sea, and for this, he worked harder and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.
“I know that this industry is changing, and I’m not exactly sure about what’s going to happen but while the getting is good, I’m gonna try to be a captain,” Jacob shared.
However, things weren’t looking so good for the aspirer as he had already received two strikes from Captain Keith Colburn. In the show, Jacob — who was recently demoted after a screw-up involving a crab pot — said he was liking making the bait. To which, Keith replied that that’s a good thing, since “he’s going to be here a while,” before Jacob retorts, “Well, that’s fine, because it’s far away from you. That’s what I like.”
Obviously, Keith loses his temper. “Hey! Again already you start the day like this,” he exploded at the deckhand. “Nah, you’re not in the bait anymore. You’re in your room. Go. You’re done.”
Later, Jacob then confronts the captain, “I don’t know what it is about me that rubs you the wrong way, but you gotta just get over that, man.” Keith in turn asks one of his deckhands deckhand Robby, “I mean, this guy right here, Robby? Robby’s one of the only deckhands I’ve ever had that got fired on this boat that has come back and worked on it, okay? But what did I can you for, Robby?”
“Saying some s-,” Robby answered. “I disrespected the captain, which you don’t do.”
Acknowledging that he made a mistake, Jacob then says, “I’m not trying to piss you off. I’m sorry for disrespecting you, Monte. And I’m sorry for disrespecting you too, Keith. I’ll listen to what you guys have to say. Can I help these guys out, please?”
The captain who’s been waiting to hear the same words, gives Jacob another chance before advising him to go out there and “bust ass” to prove his mettle.
How Much Is Jacob Hutchins Net Worth?
Jacob Hutchins garnered a net worth of under $300 thousand by 2023. Reportedly, on Deadliest Catch, he made around anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 per season.
This dreamer stepped on his first cran boat on January 10, 2011. “I didn’t have a father to give me a career, to give me a boat,” he recalled. “The people I was working around knew they were going to be fishermen from the second they could think for themselves. They already had their lives set up in front of them.”
Being a newcomer and on top of that, a person of color, the job wasn’t easy for him. “There’s a lot of racism in Westport and a lot of very ignorant people I was able to navigate. That’s just part of being African American,” he explained.
However, a few months later, he ended up on a boat with “very good people who were able to see past how different I was” and things got easier. Fast forward to September 2017, Jacob joined F/V Saga. Six months later, he then joined F/V ERLA – N and worked there for a year before finally boarding F/V Early Dawn in Jan 2019.
In September 2022, while he was working at F/V Early Dawn, Jacob then received an offer to board F/V Wizard. Thus, he hopped on the ship and went on to become a reality star.
Besides crabbing, Jacob also enjoys singing. His love for music comes from his childhood singing hymns/classical music and playing the trumpet at Sylvan Way Baptist Church and High School in Bremerton. No wonder, he’s often found writing poetry and songs while working on the Bering Sea.
In 2020, he even started a band called The Jacob Hutchins Band — transitioning from singing classically to jazz. Find them on Youtube @jacobhutchinsband
Jacob Hutchins Age
Jacob Hutchins was 33 years of age when he appeared on Deadliest Catch in 2023.
He was one of the younger crew that season.
Jacob Hutchins Family
Jacob Hutchins never knew his biological family. He was adopted at 4 months old and raised in Seabeck and Bremerton with adoptive siblings entering and exiting the family regularly. But in total, he has 12 siblings (Amanda, Aaron, Kyle, Jessica, Duane, Danny, Dannet, Tamika, Darcy, Damien, Becky, and Darcy) and he was the second youngest to be adopted.
Fortunately, Jacob found good parents who made sure he could communicate effectively, they took him to church and taught him to read and write pretty young. “I studied lots of things that I’m very thankful for now that I may have rebelled [against] then,” he shared.
His mother, Marcine Hutchins is a Big Bend Community College Foundation alumna. She owned an Antique / Thrift Shop behind a Convention Center. In 2023, she lived in Seattle, Washington with her husband of the same age David C Hutchins. They were both 70 then and married for over 48 years!
Fun Fact: Jacob became an uncle at age 7 when an older sister ran away from home and then came back pregnant
Is Jacob Hutchins Married?
No, Jacob isn’t married as of 2023.
However, he does have two sons named Brandon and Spence Miller. They both went to Capital High School in Olympia, Washington. Find them on FB @BrandonMiller and @spencer.miller.148, respectively.
Just on April 22, 2023, Jacob featured Spencer on his IG and wrote, “Different times, the same racist and toxic environment. The F/V Controller Bay was the worst thing that ever happened to me, but you Spencer, are the best. It’s amazing how far we have come being around the same garbage human beings. Thank you for being you. I love you my brother, my son”
Jacob Hutchins Height
Jacob Hutchins stands tall at a height of above 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).
When Is Jacob Hutchins Birthday?
Jacob receives his birthday wishes in the last week of October.
Is Jacob Hutchins On Instagram?
Find Jacob on Instagram @jacobhutchins369.
Also, here’s his Facebook @Jacob.Hutchins369.
Where Is Jacob Hutchins From?
Jacob hails from Bremerton, Washington.
But in 2023, he resided in Olympia, Washington.