Joe Rogan is a popular American stand-up comedian and TV show host. He has hosted several shows with the most popular being the game show, Fear Factor. The exciting show dares contestants to face some of their greatest fears and embark on challenging stunts. The last man standing then goes home with the grand prize of $50,000. Joe Rogan was the show’s pioneer host and hosted it for seven seasons.
Asides from comedy and TV, Rogan is also well-known as a UFC commentator and podcaster. His podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Find out more about this talented man here including his height and net worth.
Joe Rogan Bio
Joseph James Rogan was born on the 11th of August 1967 in the town of Newark, New Jersey. His nationality is American and he has Irish and Italian ancestry. The name of Rogan’s mom is not known but his father’s name is Joseph. His father was a police officer. Rogan’s parents divorced when he was five. He subsequently grew up with his single mom. He spent his formative years in places such as San Francisco and Florida and eventually settled down in Massachusetts.
Rogan completed his high school education in 1985 at Newton South High School. He started his college education at the University of Massachusetts but did not conclude it. While growing up, Joe Rogan did not aspire to be a comedian, rather he wanted to be a kickboxer. He excelled in karate and taekwondo as a teenager and even won state and national championships. His martial arts ambitions were however cut short when he sustained a serious injury at the age of 21. It was at this point that his close friends advised him to try comedy due to his habit of goofing around and making people laugh.
He heeded their advice and commenced preparation. Rogan performed his first stand-up gig at a comedy club in Boston on the 27th of August 1988. He did stand-up for two years in Boston before moving to New York where he continued his career. It must be pointed out that he did not have it easy when he was starting out. He had to work various odd jobs just to make ends meet. They include limo driver, newspaper delivery, and private karate classes. Joe Rogan’s perseverance paid off in 1994 when he was offered the role of Frank Valente in the baseball sitcom Hardball. He gave a good account of himself and was soon rewarded with a role on another sitcom, NewsRadio. NewsRadio ran from 1995 to 1999 and helped put him in the limelight.
Joe Rogan has come a long way from his sitcom days. He has hosted several TV shows including Fear Factor. He has also found fame as a UFC commentator. The man was a color commentator for the UFC for several years and won many awards for his talent. Rogan has also not forgotten his comedy roots. He has done several comedy specials and even featured in the 2011 film, Zookeeper.
His Net Worth
It is believed that Joe Rogan has a net worth of around $25 million. His source of wealth includes (but is not limited to) his TV hosting gigs and a successful stint as a UFC commentator. Additionally, he has also earned a good sum from his podcast. Known as The Joe Rogan Experience, the free audio and video podcast was launched in 2009. It attracts a wide array of guests discussing virtually any topic under the sun. It is also sponsored by several companies including Cash App.
Family – Joe Rogan’s Wife and Daughter
Joe Rogan is married to his long-time girlfriend, Jessica Schimmel. Schimmel is a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, and is a former model-turned-TV producer. Her father, Robert Schimmel, was a well-known comedian while her mother’s name is Vicki. Schimmel is a graduate of the University of Arizona where she studied Psychology. Rogan keeps his personal life private. As such, it is not known when exactly he started dating Jessica. They, however, got engaged in 2008 and tied the knot in 2009 in a private ceremony. The couple has two daughters together. The first was born in 2008 while the second was born in 2010. Rogan is also a doting stepdad to Jessica’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Weight and Height
Joe Rogan is 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.72 m) and his weight is listed as 86 kg (189 lb). Rogan boasts of a fit and athletic physique unlike most people of his age. This may not be unconnected to his martial arts days. The comedian also loves tattoos. He has some colorful artwork adorning his well-muscled sleeves.