Joseph James Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American UFC color commentator, podcaster, comedian, actor, and former television presenter. He hosts The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast in which he discusses current events, comedy, politics, philosophy, science, and hobbies with a variety of guests. Rogan, who was raised in Newark, New Jersey, started his comedy career in the Boston region in August 1988. He signed an exclusive developmental contract with Disney after moving to Los Angeles in 1994, and he then made multiple acting appearances on television programs including Hardball and NewsRadio. He began working as an interviewer and color analyst for the UFC in 1997. He hosted the game show and put out his debut comedy special, I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday, in 2000.
Joe Rogan Early Life and Education
On August 11, 1967, Joseph James Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, in the United States. He is one-quarter Irish and three-quarters Italian. Joseph, his father, retired from the Newark Police Department. When Rogan was five years old, his parents were divorced, and ever since he was seven, he hasn’t spoken to his father. Rogan remembered: “All I can recollect of my father are these violent, fleeting glimpses of domestic abuse. However, I don’t wish to lament my upbringing. I have never really experienced bad things, so I don’t hate the man.” He resided in San Francisco, California, from the age of seven until the age of eleven, at which point his family relocated to Gainesville, Florida.
They eventually made their home outside of Boston in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, where Rogan attended Newton South High School and graduated in 1985. Rogan played Little League baseball and became interested in martial arts when he was a young adolescent. Martial arts “gave me not just confidence, but also a different perspective of myself and what I was capable of. I knew that I could do something I was terrified of, that was difficult, and that I could excel at it. It was a big deal for me.” He recalled being “terrified of being a loser” as a child, and that martial arts “gave me not just confidence, but also a different perspective of myself and what I was capable of.”
He was naturally attracted to it as a result. Rogan began practicing karate at the age of 14 and Taekwondo a year later. He won the lightweight division of the US Open Taekwondo Championship when he was 19 years old. He became a Taekwondo instructor after winning the full-contact state championship in Massachusetts for four straight years. At age 21, Rogan, who also practiced amateur kickboxing and had a 2-1 record, decided to stop competing because he had started to get regular headaches and was concerned about potentially worsening his injuries. He attended the University of Massachusetts Boston but found it pointless and dropped out early. Up to the age of 24, he resided in the Boston region.
Joe Rogan Family
His Father’s name is Joseph Rogan and his mother’s name is not known. Kiyosaki. The names of his siblings are not known.
Joe Rogan Career
Rogan first thought about pursuing a career in kickboxing and had no intention of becoming a professional stand-up comic. He has always loved humor, and the movie Live on the Sunset Strip starring comic Richard Pryor had a great impact on him. I hadn’t ever laughed that hard. Rogan was persuaded to try stand-up comedy by his buddies from the gym and the Taekwondo school, whom he would make laugh with impressions and jokes. On August 27, 1988, at an open-mic night at a Stitches comedy club in Boston, he delivered his first stand-up routine at the age of 21, six months after preparing material and perfecting his delivery.
Rogan worked a variety of jobs to support himself financially while residing in Boston and developing his stand-up routine, including teaching martial arts at Boston University and in Revere, Massachusetts, delivering newspapers, operating a limo, working in construction, and carrying out duties for a private investigator. His blue comedy approach also got him to work at strip clubs and bachelor parties. One evening, Rogan convinced the proprietor of a Boston comedy club to let him do a brand-new, five-minute set. Jeff Sussman, a talent manager, was present during the gig and expressed interest in managing Rogan after seeing his performance. Rogan agreed to Sussman’s proposal.
Rogan relocated to New York City in 1990. He was “scratching and grinding” for money as a full-time comic and spent the first six months living with his grandfather in Newark. Later, Rogan listed Bill Hicks, Lenny Bruce, Sam Kinison, and Richard Jeni as inspirations in his humor. Rogan moved to Los Angeles in 1994, when he appeared in his first national television appearance on the MTV comedy program Half-Hour Comedy Hour. The network then offered him a three-year exclusive deal and a $500 part in the pilot episode of a “dopey game show” as a result of his presence. Sussman sent videos of Rogan’s performances to numerous networks after Rogan was rejected, which triggered a bidding war. After some haggling, Rogan agreed to a development agreement with the Disney network. As Frank Valente, a young, egotistical star player on a professional baseball club, in the nine-episode Fox sitcom Hardball from 1994, he landed his first significant acting job.
When questioned by Dean Valentine, then-president of Walt Disney Television, if he could act, Rogan responded: “If you can lie, you can act, and if you can lie to crazy women, you can act under pressure.” Rogan termed the recruiting process “strange” because the network had no clue if he could act. The filming schedule was a new experience for Rogan, who started to work 12-hour days. It was a terrific program on paper, but Fox recruited a terrible executive producer with a large ego to manage the show, and he changed it, according to Rogan. Around this time, Mitzi Shore, the proprietor of The Comedy Store in Hollywood, engaged Rogan as a paid regularly.
He paid for the new sound system and gave free performances at the club for the following 13 years. Rogan played Joe Garelli, an electrician and handyman for the program’s fictional news radio station, in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio from 1995 to 1999. Actor Ray Romano was originally hired for the part, but after just one rehearsal, Romano was fired from the cast, and Rogan was brought in. After the transition, Rogan collaborated with the program’s writers to help create the character, which he subsequently characterized as a “very dumbed-down, censored version” of himself, before the show was scheduled to premiere.
Rogan became friends with Phil Hartman, a fellow cast member who confided in him about his marital issues. Five times, according to Rogan, he attempted to get Hartman to get a divorce from his wife, but “he loved his kids and didn’t want to go.” Hartman’s wife killed him in 1998. Rogan’s ability to do stand-up was impacted by the loss, and he postponed a week’s worth of engagements. Later, Rogan thought the acting was a simple task but became bored with “playing the same role every week” and stopped doing it for the love of it. Later, he came to see his time on NewsRadio as “a dream employment” that allowed him to make money while regularly honing his stand-up. He worked on the series pilot for a program called Origin.
The eight-episode CBS program Game Show in My Head, which Rogan hosted, aired in January 2009. Ashton Kutcher was the producer. Contestants in the program aim to persuade people to perform or participate in more absurd circumstances in exchange for money. He agreed to host the program because he found the concept intriguing and referred to it as “a completely mindless form of entertainment.” In 2010, Rogan accused Dane Cook of stealing jokes. Rogan returned to hosting Fear Factor in 2011 for the show’s seventh and final season (until 2012). Rogan accepted the position and stated that he “would hate to see someone else do it.” Later that year, in the comedy Zookeeper, Rogan portrayed Gale, his first significant screen role.
Around this time, he was also writing a book based on his website’s blog posts, which he gave the working title Irresponsible Advice from a Man with No Credibility. Another 2012 action comedy starring Kevin James, Here Comes the Boom, featured Rogan as himself. Following Louis C.K.’s lead, Rogan published his sixth comedy special Live from the Tabernacle exclusively as a $5 download on his website in December 2012.
On the SyFy network in 2013, Rogan served as the host of the six-episode series Joe Rogan Questions Everything. With the intention of “putting some things to bed… with an open-minded viewpoint,” the program tackled themes covered on his podcasts, such as the reality of Bigfoot and UFOs, and included several comedians, specialists, and scientists. Without a pilot episode, SyFy agreed to develop the series. The production crew attempted to deliver the show in Rogan’s own words wherever feasible and offered him considerable creative control over it.
Joe Rogan Personal Life(Girlfriend, Wife, Children)
In 2009, Rogan wed Jessica Ditzel, a formerly employed cocktail server. The first of the couple’s two children were born in 2008, and the second in 2010. Ditzel’s daughter from a prior relationship has Rogan as a stepfather. When his wife became pregnant, the family returned to Southern California after spending four months in Boulder, Colorado. In early 2003, Rogan moved to Bell Canyon, California, where they eventually made their home. In the middle of 2018, they spent roughly $5 million on a brand-new house there. The household relocated to a $14 million house on Lake Austin in Texas in 2020. Rogan’s hands and feet have vitiligo.
As a result of witnessing Royce Gracie compete at UFC 2: No Way Out in 1994, Rogan developed an interest in jiu-jitsu. Rogan started learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1996 at Carlson Gracie’s academy in Hollywood, California. He has black belts in both gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Jean Jacques Machado and Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, a kind of no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Rogan was brought up as a Roman Catholic and attended Catholic school until the first grade, but he no longer practices any organized religion and considers himself to be an atheist. In an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience from October 2019, Rogan revealed that he is a first cousin once removed of My Chemical Romance’s lead singer Gerard Way and bassist Mikey Way, even though they have never met.
For the whole month of January 2020, Rogan followed a carnivorous diet, only consuming grass-fed beef, elk, eggs, and vitamins and supplements including amino acids and fish oil. Rogan claimed to have shed 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) as a result of this diet, as well as more energy and relief from some previous health problems. Rogan acknowledged that this diet also had a bad effect on his digestive tract. Rogan declared he will follow a meat and fruit diet for the full month of January 2022. He has previously been on a vegetarian diet and has claimed the diet did not work for him.
Joe Rogan’s Net Worth
Joe Rogan has a net worth of about $100 million.
Joe Rogan Podcast
Together with his buddy and fellow comedian Brian Redban, Rogan started a free podcast in December 2009. The first episode, which was to be a live weekly broadcast on Ustream with Rogan and Redban “sitting in front of computers bullshitting,” was taped on December 24. The Joe Rogan Experience was the name of the podcast by August 2010, and it entered iTunes’ Top 100 Podcasts list. In 2011, SiriusXM Satellite Radio began airing it. Numerous guests on the podcast talk about a wide range of subjects, including politics, philosophy, humor, hobbies, and current events. The podcast has over 11 million downloads in January 2015. The podcast became one of the most well-known at 16 million downloads per month by October of that year.
One of the largest licensing agreements in the podcast industry, Rogan stated on May 19, 2020, that he had struck a multi-year licensing arrangement with Spotify, valued at an estimated $100 million. The agreement makes The Joe Rogan Experience exclusively accessible on Spotify starting in January 2021 and available starting in September 2020. In the Spotify app, the podcast is accessible in audio and video formats, but no longer streams or is posted to YouTube. The podcasts are normally made available one day after they are recorded so that the producers have time to create podcast snippets. There will always be video version clips accessible on YouTube.
Due in part to some of the episodes’ perceived use of racist and insensitive language, Spotify removed 113 episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience over a few days in February 2022.
Joe Rogan Information Table
|Joe James Rogan
|Podcaster, Martial Arts Color Commentator and Stand Up Comedian
|in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet inches-5’8″
|in kilograms– 80 Kg
in pounds– 155 Ibs
|Figure Measurement (approx.)
|Date of Birth
|11 August 1967
|Age (as in 2022)
|Newark, New Jersey, United States
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign
|Newton Upper Falls
|Newton Upper High School
|Active in Gym, Reading books and travelling
|Father: Mr Rogan
Mother: Mrs Rogan
|$120 Million USD as of 2022
Joe Rogan Social Media Accounts
Some facts of Joe Rogan
- Joe Rogan is a dog lover and also has a pet golden retriever.
- Joe’s Parent got divorced when he was to young.
- He is fond of hunting and he has a freezer in his garage which is full of meat of animal.
- Joe Rogan injects himself with testosterone and human growth hormone every week to improve his health.
- In October 2019, Joe Rogan confirmed that he is a cousin of the lead vocalist of My Chemical Romance.
- He Has tattoos printed all over his body.