Mike Rowe is an American television host and narrator best known for his work on the Discovery Channel series “Dirty Jobs” and the CNN series “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” He is also the host of the podcast “The Way I Heard It” and the author of a book by the same name.
Mike Rowe Biography and Career Summary
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1962, Rowe began his career as an opera singer before transitioning to television work. He has hosted a variety of shows, including “Deadliest Catch,” “Shark Week,” and “How Booze Built America.” In addition to his hosting and narrating work, Rowe is known for his philanthropic efforts, particularly his work with the Mike Rowe Works Foundation, which aims to close the skills gap in the United States by promoting vocations and technical education.
One of the things that set Rowe apart is his appreciation for “dirty jobs,” or those that are physically demanding, dirty, or otherwise not considered glamorous. He has famously said that “somebody’s gotta do it,” and his work on “Dirty Jobs” helped to shed light on the importance of these often-overlooked occupations.
Rowe is also a vocal advocate for skilled labour and has been critical of the notion that a four-year college degree is the only path to success. He has argued that there are many good-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree, but that is in high demand due to a shortage of skilled workers. He has encouraged young people to consider careers in the trades and has worked to promote vocational education as a viable and rewarding alternative to a traditional four-year college degree.
In addition to his television and philanthropic work, Rowe is also an author and public speaker. His book “The Way I Heard It” is a collection of short stories and musings on a variety of topics, and he has given talks on topics ranging from the importance of skilled labour to the power of storytelling.
Mike Rowe’s Television Career
The following is a list of television shows that Mike Rowe has hosted or narrated:
- “Dirty Jobs” (Discovery Channel, 2005-2012)
- “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel)
- “Shark Week” (Discovery Channel)
- “How Booze Built America” (History Channel)
- “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” (CNN, 2014-2016)
- “Return to Downton Abbey” (PBS)
- “Greatest Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials” (History Channel)
- “The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents” (History Channel)
- “Manhunt: Unabomber” (Discovery Channel)
This list is not exhaustive and only includes a selection of the shows that Mike Rowe has worked on.
Is Mike Rowe Married?
Mike is unmarried and has no child. However, he has been connected to several women.
How Old Is Mike Rowe?
Mike was born on March 18, 1962. He is currently 60 years in 2022.
What Is Mike Rowe’s Net Worth?
Mike Rowe’s net worth is about $30 in 2022.