Captain Phil Harris is the larger-than-life biography of the near-mythic crab boat captain Phil Harris, the late star of the white-hot reality television series Deadliest Catch.
Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the hit show that records the exhilarating lives of Alaskan King Crab fishermen. But Capt. Phil’s life on shore—from his rebellious days to his tempestuous marriages, from his addictive habits to his fundamental American success story—could serve as a reality show in itself.
Phil lived his life at Mach speed: the blitz of crab season, the $100,000 paydays, the thunderous motorcycles, the drug-fueled parties. But as wild as Phil could be, he was unswervingly openhearted and infectiously friendly. He was a devoted friend, a loving father, a steadfast captain, and a hero to audiences across America and around the world.
When he died unexpectedly in 2010, the result of stroke and heart failure at the age of fifty-three, Captain Phil Harris left a hole in the hearts of millions. In this exclusive authorized biography, Phil’s two surviving sons, Jake and Josh Harris, share the thrilling story of Phil’s remarkable life.