Born in the year 1962 on 18th March, to father John Rowe and mother Peggy Rowe in Baltimore which is situated in Maryland in the United States of America, Mike Rowe’s birth name is Michael Gregory Rowe. Not much detail is available about his parents and there is no particular detail about his early life. There is also no news about whether he has any siblings or not. He enrolled as a student in the Overlea High School situated in Baltimore County in Maryland, United States of America.
He was very much interested in singing as well as performing during his school days and was also a part of a choir. He decided to complete his further education in the Essex Community College which is situated in Baltimore County in Maryland, United States of America. He then went on to attend Towson University situated in Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States of America and graduated with a degree in communication studies from there. His interest in theater and singing was started at a very early age and he credits his interest in singing to the director of his choir during his school days. Before starting his career on television, he became an Opera singer in Baltimore.
He started his career on television by being the host of the home-shopping shows which aired on the QVC network. He then went on to host a large number of shows which include Your New Home which aired on WJZ-TV, The Most which aired on The History Channel and Worst Case Scenarios which aired on TBS. In 2001, he was also chosen to host the show Evening Magazine which aired on KPIX-TV and along with that he was also a part of the show Somebody’s Gotta Do It. This show was later named Dirty Jobs which remains his most famous work till date.
Later, in 2014 he was also chosen by CNN to become the host of a new show Somebody’s Gotta Do It. He is also a great narrator and is popular for being a narrator of shows like Deadliest Catch, American Chopper, Wild Pacific, How the Universe Works, Shark Week, American Hot Rod, Ghost Lab, Wicked Tuna, etc. to name a few. He was also a narrator of shows like Drydock: A Cruise Ship Reborn, Scavengers Rock, Mystery Diagnosis, Ghost Hunters, Southern Steel, etc. to name a few. He has also made several appearances on television shows which include Sesame Street in 2008, American Dad! in 2007 and Last Man Standing in 2012.
Talking about the personal aspect of his life, Mike Rowe was in a relationship with Danielle Burgio, but their relationship came to an end. He is rumored to be in a relationship with Sandy Dotson. There is no news of him being married or having a wife. His podcasts are available on various sites and are very popular. Many popular websites have his biography owing to the fact that he is very popular. He has a very high net worth of $35 Million and his salary is also very high.