Mike Rowe is an American TV host and narrator famous for his work on the now-canceled Discovery Channel series, Dirty Jobs. He’s also the popular face behind the CNN series Somebody’s Gotta Do It. The show follows a similar get-dirty model to Dirty Jobs. The Baltimore-born narrator sure has a knack for his job. From one series to another, he’s continued to win the loyalty of thousands of viewers across the US and around the world.
If Christiane Amanpour is synonymous with international correspondence, then Mike Rowe synonymous with narrating. In a career that’s lasted since the ‘80s, Rowe has narrated for major Tv stations like the Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, and National Geographic Channel and has even appeared on ads for the Ford Motor Company. This post zeroes in on Rowe’s bio, incredible net worth, and details about his married life.
Mike Rowe’s Biography
Mike Rowe was born—Michael Gregory Rowe—in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States on March 18, 1962, to the family of John and Peggy Rowe. Growing up, he attended Overlea High School where he got into theatre and singing, real time. If you’d seen him back then, you’ll surely have him signed up for some movie or music role. But that was transitional. At age 17 (1979), Rowe served in a Scout in Troop 16 in Baltimore. Within that time, he served on a project for Eagle Scout where he read out loud to students of the Maryland School for the Blind.
The role seemed simplistic, but Rowe’s extra touch of genius made it quite an experience for his listeners. Since then, he’s shared interest in narrating and writing. Following graduation from high school in 1980, Rowe proceeded to Essex Community College and Towson University where he acquired a degree in Communication Studies in 1985.
After graduation, Mike Rowe joined the Baltimore Opera in 1984. He then moved on to hosting television shows. He has hosted On-Air TV for American Airlines, No Relation for FX, and New York Expeditions for the TV Channel, PBS. He also worked at QVC; a home-shopping channel. While there, he was also working as a host for the Baltimore-based TV channel, WJZ-TV’s on their show, Your New Home. There, he spent the 15 years of his career. Within that time, Rowe hosted Channel 999 instructional guide for the now-defunct Prime Star satellite TV service. Fast forward to 2002, he hosted Worst Case Scenarios for TBS. So far, he has hosted shows like KPIX-TV’s Evening Magazine; Discovery Channel’s Egypt Week Live! and How Booze Built America. In April of 2014, CNN announced Rowe as the host of its new Original Series, Somebody’s Gotta Do It, which kicked off in the Fall of 2014.
But Mike Rowe is not only a host, since the ‘80s he has also worked as a narrator for several shows and programs. He has hosted the Discovery Channel’s, Deadliest Catch, American Chopper, American Hot Rod, Wild Pacific, and Ghost Lab, as well as series like How the Universe Works, and Ghost Hunters. He was the announcer on ABC World News between 2009 and 2012. As of this writing, Rowe narrates for National Geographic Channel’s series Wicked Tuna. So far, his hard work and dedication have paid off. In 2011 Mike Rowe received the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host.
Mike Rowe’s Net Worth
According to sources, Mike Rowe’s net worth stands at over $35 Million while his annual salary is estimated at about $10 million. Much of these come from his extensive on-screen time as a TV show host and narrator.
Is He Married? Who is The Wife?
So far as we know, Mike Rowe is leading a single life and is not reported to be in any known romantic relationship. Though he was in a love relationship with actress, and stuntwoman, Danielle Burgio, the relationship which was long-term, crumbled due to reasons Rowe hasn’t spoken about publicly. Moreso, he’s been quite miserly with information about his relationship status.
Mike Rowe is of average build. He stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.81 meters) tall and weighs 54 kg. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes. Details about his shoe size and other body measurements are not available.