Phil Harris Edit

As of 2010, Captain Phil Harris has been running boats for 18 years and has been in the fishing industry for more than 30. Phil takes on many roles on the boat, from captain, to co-owner of the Cornelia Marie, to Dad.He is an easy-going, likable captain and feels a tight bond with his long time crew.

Family: Phil is the father to Josh and Jake Harris . His sons are deckhands on the Cornelia Marie . Phil's son Josh joined the Cornelia Marie's crew during the third season as a greenhorn.

We've watched Capt. Phil Harris come close to death on Deadliest Catch  where he and sons Josh and Jake risk their lives in treacherous waters on the Cornelia Marie, to deliver those tasty, choice king crabs to our plates.With season five underway, Phil Harris is noticeably absent, sitting out king crab fishing in the first seven episodes. After coming close to death with a pulmonary embolism last year, he got the okay from doctors to go back to snow crab fishing in his triumphant return on episode eight airing June 2,2009.But being medically sidelined from the fishing vessel was a good excuse to rack up miles in his glorious Z06. He confesses he and his sons are a family of "car addicts."