Mike Rowe Wife, Bio, Early Life, Instagram, Career, Facts,& More

AFP 2017 keynote speaker and Television host, Mike Rowe completed more than 300 dirty jobs in his career.

Listen to Rowe ‘Tell AFP Conversations’ host Ira Apfel about his career as an opera singer, his unorthodox guidance to college students, and the dirtiest work you couldn’t afford him enough to do again.

Rowe  didn’t mind these things and felt terrible for those mates “who had to suffer them” or “who had no older cousins to provide them with a superior cheap, beginner, broken-in alternatives wardrobe.”

Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe

Here, we have summed up all the information regarding his wife, Wiki-Bio, Age, Career, Net Worth, and many more. Keep scrolling down for more!

Quick Facts

Born: March 18, 1962 (age 58)

Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater: Towson University
Occupation: Television host, the narrator
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Website: www.mikerowe.com

Bio and Early Life

Mike Rowe was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 18, 1962, as Michael Gregory Rowe. The parents were both teachers, John and Peggy Rowe. Rowe is the eldest of three children of his parents; also, he has two younger brothers named Scott and Phil.

Further, he had his secondary schooling in Overlea. Rowe developed an interest in theater and singing while studying there, and excelled in them under choir director Freddie King. He later gave King credit for his belief in performing.

Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe

He became Eagle Scout while studying at high school in 1979, and he was asked to read out loud to the students at the Maryland School for the Blind during a service project. The incident spurred his interest in writing and storytelling.

He graduated from Overlea High School in 1980 and eventually joined Essex Community College, but soon moved to Towson University, where he graduated in 1985.

Personal Life – Wife

With Baltimore, Opera Rowe sang professionally. He says of this profession,

“I joined the opera to get my union card and meet girls; and was a saloon singer, so I went down to the Baltimore Opera and learned an aria and auditioned. I figured I’d do one show and quit. But the girls were everywhere, and the truth is, the music was decent.”

Mike Rowe currently stays in San Francisco, California.


In the year 2016, Rowe was exposed to a group of unfounded rumors that wrongly portrayed his death, leading him to quote Mark Twain’s famous line: “Leaks of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

Mike Rowe Career

Mike Rowe joined Baltimore Opera in 1984 with false credentials to obtain a SAG certificate, which was necessary for entering the television industry.

Ultimately, he obtained the certification for his ‘Rigoletto‘ performance; however, he continued his job because he had enjoyed his experience by then.

At the audition, for eight minutes, he talked about a pencil that landed him with an on-the-spot rendezvous. After three years, he was fired for making fun of the products and the callers.

Yet by then, for a long time, he had been an expert in talking without any substance. He documented a variety of unpleasant careers in ‘Someone’s Gotta Do It,’ including a graphic piece on artificial insemination by a cow.

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He subsequently sent the tape to the Discovery channel, which commissioned a format-based series resulting in ‘Dirty Jobs’ being made.

He also emerged as a pitchman in the 2000s, having featured in many Ford Motor Company F-Series truck advertisements since 2007.

Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe

He also worked later on for other companies, including Motorola iDEN, Lee Premium Select Jeans, Caterpillar, Viva paper towels, Novartis, etc. In 2012, in ‘How Booze Created America’ he appeared as himself.

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He also appeared in ‘How the Universe Works’ from 2010, 2014 – present, and ‘Airplane Repo from 2013 – present as a narrator both in the 2010s.

He has presented shows such as ‘Bering Sea Gold’ from 2013 till 2018, ‘Creating America’ in 2014, and ‘One Gotta Do It’ from 2014 till 2015 on CNN.

Mike Rowe Major Works

Mike Rowe is best known in ‘Dirty Jobs’ for his work. In the show, among the usual staff, he conducts complicated and sometimes very dirty or messy work.

The series, which aired around the world for eight seasons, won him the nickname, “the dirtiest man on television.”

Social Media

Facebook – 5 Million Followers

Instagram – 1.1 Million Followers

Twitter – 418.5 K  Followers



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