Mike Rowe, an American television host and narrator, got famous from History Channel's The Most show (2000–2004). More people worldwide learned about him from Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs series (2003–2012 and 2020–present). Find out more about Mike Rowe, including his marital status, here.
Mike Rowe's distinct masculine voice has been key to his career success. It is among the main reasons millions tune into CNN series Somebody's Gotta Do It and other shows he participates in.
|Full name||Michael Gregory Rowe|
|Date of birth||18 March 1962|
|Age||60 years old (as of January 2023)|
|Place of birth||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Current residence||San Francisco|
|Height in feet||6' 0''|
|Height in centimetres||183|
|Weight in pounds||185|
|Weight in kilograms||84|
|Hair colour||Salt and pepper|
|Siblings||2 (Scott and Phil)|
|School||Overlea High School|
|Profession||Television host, narrator|
|Net worth||$30 million|
Mike Rowe's biography
Michael Gregory Rowe was born on 18 March 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Growing up, he went to schools in Baltimore and attended Kenwood Presbyterian Church in Nottingham, Maryland, with his parents.
How old is Mike Rowe?
The American television host is 60 years old as of January 2023.
Who are Mike Rowe's parents?
Mike Rowe's parents, John and Peggy Rowe, were both teachers, and he has two siblings, brothers Scott and Phil. Mike's mum has written several books.
Her first book, All About My Mother: True Stories About a Horse-Crazy Daughter and her Baseball-Obsessed Mother, was a bestseller in 2018.
Peggy Rowe's other book, About Your Father And Other Celebrities I Have Known, bases on emails and texts sent to Mike.
Mike pursued singing and theatre studies at Overlea High School in Baltimore county. He graduated from high school in 1980 and joined Essex Community College before moving to Towson University, where he graduated with a degree in communication studies in 1985.
Rowe became an Eagle Scout in 1979 in Troop 16 in Overlea. Reading for students at the Maryland School for the Blind during his service as an Eagle Scout encouraged him to build his career around narrating and writing.
Mike Rowe's shows
Mike's earliest TV job after graduating from university in 1985 was hosting Your New Home on WJZ-TV, which ran for 15 years. In the 1990s, he hosted a CD-ROM trivia game and worked for QVC (a home-shopping channel).
In the late 1990s, Rowe hosted an instructional guide for a satellite TV service. Afterwards, most of his shows, including American Chopper and Dirty Jobs, feature the plight of workers in the US.
Mike Rowe's shows film sewer workers, roadkill collectors, coal miners, chicken sexers, and other jobs. The programs rarely touch on care work, service work, and dirty/dangerous jobs immigrant workers do. Below is a list of Mike Rowe's shows from 2000 to date.
|The Most||History Channel||2000–2004||Host & narrator|
|Worst Case Scenarios||TBS||2002||Host|
|American Chopper||Discovery Channel||2002–2010||Narrator|
|Incredible Basements||HGTV||2003||Host & narrator|
|Dirty Jobs||Discovery Channel||2003–2012,2020–present||Host|
|American Hot Rod||The Learning Channel & Discovery Channel||2004||Narrator|
|Ghost Hunters||A&E Discovery+||2004–2010, 2021–present||Narrator|
|Deadliest Catch||Discovery Channel||2005–present||Narrator|
|The Ultimate Fighter||Spike TV||2005–2010||Narrator|
|Shark Week||Discovery Channel||2006||Host|
|After the Catch||Discovery Channel||2007–2012||Host|
|American Dad!||Season 3, Episode 2||2007||Meter Maid|
|Ghost Hunters International||Syfy||2008–2010||Narrator|
|Wild Pacific||Discovery Channel||2009||Himself|
|How the Universe Works||Seasons 1, 3, 4, 6–9||2010, 2014–2021||Narrator|
|Human Planet||Discovery Channel||2011||Narrator|
|How Booze Built America||Discovery Channel||2012||Himself|
|Last Man Standing||Episode 18||2012||Jim Baxter|
|Bering Sea Gold||Discovery Channel||2013–2014,2019–present||Host|
|Airplane Repo||Discovery Channel||2013–2015||Narrator|
|2Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice||Discovery Channel||2013||Host|
|Building America||TheBlaze||2014||Host & narrator|
|Somebody's Gotta Do It||CNN & TBN||2014–2015,2018||Host|
|America's Greatest Makers||TBS||2016||Guest judge|
|Returning the Favor||Facebook Watch||2017–2021||Host|
|Six Degrees with Mike Rowe||Discovery+||2021||Host|
Mike Rowe's awards
- Rowe won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2011. He was the first person to get this award.
- The Boy Scouts of America gave him the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in June 2012.
- Mike became an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society in 2017.
- During the 2020 Daytime Emmy awards, he received the Outstanding Host (a Daytime Program award for Returning the Favor).
Mike Rowe's net worth?
Mike Rowe is worth around $30 million. Most of his wealth comes from being a TV voice-over artist and appearing in commercials.
Where does Mike Rowe live?
Mike Rowe's home in San Francisco. He once described his home's location in an interview. Mike said:
I live in San Francisco, so there's the Golden Gate Bridge off to the left, and there's Alcatraz off to the right, and I've got a pile of pulp fiction next to me, and a decent bottle of red wine next to the fireplace.
Is Mike Rowe married to Mary Beth Rowe?
Mary Beth's third name is Roe and not Rowe, as many assume. The American TV host works for QVC network and is not Mike Rowe's wife. Mary Beth's husband is Mark Roe. They met for the first time on Valentine's Day in 1982 and married in 1983.
Is Mike Rowe gay?
Mike is not gay. Fans have romantically linked him to several female celebrities in the past, including Danielle Burgio and Sandy Dotson. Rowe has never confirmed or denied that he dated them.
Is Mike Rowe married?
Mike has never been engaged or married. Rumours about Rowe dating Danielle Burgio turned out to be false because people discovered she was married to Robert Merrill.
Danielle is a renowned actress, stuntwoman, and film producer. She is known for acting in The Matrix Reloaded, Army of the Dead, and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Sandy Dotson is an executive at a data management company. People believed she was dating Mike when they spotted them on vacation. Rowe revealed he was seeing a woman from San Francisco but never said the lady was Sandy.
Who are Mike Rowe's kids?
There is no information about Mike Rowe's children. The American TV host does not have children as of now. Mike admitted that he has nothing against kids but has never had a convincing reason to have one. Therefore, rumours about Mike Rowe's son are false.
What does Mike Rowe do now?
Besides hosting TV shows, he runs his mikeroweWORKS Foundation. The organization gives scholarships to students pursuing careers in the skilled trades. Mike is also closely associated with Skills USA, Future Farmers of America, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Facts about Mike Rowe
- He sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera, an opera company based at the Baltimore Lyric Opera House.
- Fans sent Mike death threats in 2014 because of the voice-over advert he did for Walmart that year.
- Gossips had it in 2016 that he described his death. As a result, Mike quoted the famous line from Mark Twain, "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
- He has written a book called The Way I Heard It.
American TV host Mike Rowe is a cheerleader for blue and white-collar workers. American billionaire businessman Charles Koch is among the people who have offered his mikeroweWORKS Foundation financial support.
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