Joseph James Rogan is an American comedian, podcast host, and mixed martial arts, color commentator. He had also worked as an actor and television host. He is an actor and writer for NewsRadio (1995), The Joe Rogan Experience (2009), and Zookeeper (2011). His net worth is estimated to be $100 million.
Joseph James Rogan Early Life –
Joe was born on August 11, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey. In the 1940s his grandfather moved the family. He is one-quarter Irish and three-quarters Italian. His father worked in the police. His parents got separated when he was 5 and lost contact with his father since the time he was 7 years of age. He went to Newton South High School from which he graduated in 1985.
In his early teens, Joe developed an interest in martial arts. As a child, he was scared of being a loser. Martial art gave him a lot of confidence. He also practiced amateur kickboxing and held a 2–1 record. At age of 21, he retired from the competition. He went to the University of Massachusetts Boston but dropped out early.
Joseph James Rogan Career Life –
Joe began his career in comedy in August 1988 in the Boston area. He was a fan of comedy when he was young. His parent took him to see comedian Richard Pryor’s film Live on the Sunset Strip and the film affected him. His friends at the gym and Taekwondo school encouraged him to take up stand up comedy. He did several jobs to support him financially by completing duties for a private investigator, doing construction work, delivering newspapers, driving a limousine, and teaching martial arts.
Joe’s blue comedy earned him praises at bachelor parties and strip clubs. He also became a manager of a comedy club. In 1990, he moved to New York City as a full-time comedian. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1994. His 1st national television show on MTV comedy show Half-Hour Comedy Hour released. He got 3 years of exclusive contract after the show. He signed an exclusive developmental deal with Disney. He appeared as an actor on many television shows like NewsRadio and Hardball.
Ultimate Fighting Championship Joe started working as a color commentator and an interviewer in 1997. in 2000 he released his 1st comedy special. He was the host of Fear Factor from 2001 to 2006. In 2009 he launched his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience which led him to “fame, wealth and podcast superstardom.
Joseph James Rogan Personal Life –
Joe married Jessica Ditzel (cocktail waitress) in 2009. He has two daughters. He has vitiligo on his hands and feet.