- Mike Rowe
- Birth date: March 18, 1962
- Birth place: Baltimore, MA
- Marital status: Single
- Height: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
- Website: dsc.discovery.com/fansi...irtyjobs/dirtyjobs.html
Mike Rowe is an American television personality. He narrates a number of television programs and currently stars in and hosts Dirty Jobs. Rowe attended Overlea High School and went on to attend Towson University, also in Baltimore.
Mike Rowe sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera and worked for QVC selling various items in the early 1990s. He has hosted Worst Case Scenario for TBS, On-Air TV for American Airlines, The Most for The History Channel, No Relation for FX, New York Expeditions for PBS, Channel 999 instructional guide for the now defunct PrimeStar satellite television service, and the CD-ROM music trivia game Radio Active (as "Bobby Arpeggio") for now-defunct software publisher Sanctuary Woods. You can find video of Mike Rowe working at QVC here.
From 2001 to 2005 Rowe hosted Evening Magazine on KPIX-TV in San Francisco. During this time, he hosted a news segment called "Somebody's Gotta Do It," profiling a number of unpleasant professions; this concept later grew into DIRTY JOBS. Rowe's first work with Discovery included a trip to the Valley of the Golden Mummies to host Egypt Week Live!, where he explored ancient tombs live on air with Dr. Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist.
Starting in 2007, Rowe has been appearing in commercials for the Ford Motor Company. Rowe is also the TV spokesperson for Epic Pharmacy, a Baltimore-area association of independent pharmacies.
In addition to DIRTY JOBS, Rowe's work for Discovery now includes narrating for American Chopper, American Hot Rod, and Deadliest Catch, as well as other Discovery specials and series. Rowe hosted the Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week" in 2006, along with hosting the special "You Spoof Discovery", which as the title suggests, poked fun at some of the popular series on the Discovery Channel's lineup. On DIRTY JOBS, Rowe frequently mocks his seeming omnipresence on Discovery Channel; when a segment on firefighting and salvage was unable to be completed in a single day, he assured his firefighter host that he would "send over the MythBusters ... maybe the American Chopper boys ... [to finish the job]"
In addition to starring in DIRTY JOBS, Rowe's work for Discovery now includes narrating for American Chopper, American Hot Rod, and Deadliest Catch, as well as other Discovery specials and series.
- The tape he sent to the Discovery Channel was a graphic piece of him executing cow artificial insemination.
- He appeared in several dozen Tylenol commercials.
- Opera singer
- TV personality