Joe Rogan Bio, Age, Height, The Joe Rogan Experience, Onnit, Net Worth, Parents, and Wife

Joe Rogan Bio, Wiki

Joe Rogan born Joseph James Rogan is an American commentator, podcaster, actor, comedian, and former TV host. He is the host of the podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience where he discusses comedy, philosophy, science, politics, martial arts, hobbies, and current events with guests.

Joe Rogan Age

Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States on August 11th, 1967. He is 56 years old as of 2024 and he celebrates his birthday on August 11 every year.

Joe Rogan Height/Measurements

Rogan stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Joe Rogan Education

Rogan attended Newton South High School where he graduated in 1985. He was a member of Little League Baseball and also developed passion in martial arts while he was a teenager. He later joined University of Massachusetts Boston but realized it was pointless, therefore dropping out early.

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Joe Rogan Career

Rogan had no interest in becoming a comedian by profession, but liked comedy from a young age and later saying that Live on the Sunset Strip affected him in a profound way. He added by saying nothing made him laugh like that. His friends from Taekwondo and the gym encouraged him to try stand-up because he would make them laugh with jokes and impressions. When he was 21 years old, he performed his 1st stand-up routine on 27th August 1988 at a Stitches comedy club in Boston during an open-mic night after 6 months of practicing. While residing in Boston and working on his stand-up, he has some jobs to help himself financially. Some of the jobs were; teaching martial arts in nearby Revere and at Boston University, driving a limousine, delivering newspapers, assisting a private investigator, and doing construction work.

His blue comedy style made him secure gigs at strip clubs and bachelor parties. One night, Rogan convinced the owner of a comedy club in Boston to do a five-minute routine. Jeff Sussman, a talent manager, was at the show and he liked the act and went ahead and offered to be his manager which he accepted. In the year 1994, he relocated to Los Angeles where he first appeared on national television in the comedy show  Half-Hour Comedy Hour. This resulted in the network offering him a 3-year contract and also a role for $500 in an episode of a dopey game show. However, Rogan did not accept it but it promoted his manager, Sussman to send Rogan’s performances tapes to a number of networks which created a bidding war.

After some time of negotiation, Rogan accepted a deal with the Disney network. He got his his first big acting role in episode nine of the 1994 Fox sitcom called Hardball portraying Frank Valente. He called the process of hiring, weird because the network did not know he could act until Dean Valentine asked him. Rogan replied by saying that if on can lie then he can act and if one can lie to crazy girlfriends, then they can act under pressure. The filming schedule was so new to him because he began working 12 hours everyday. He later said that it was a good show on paper until an executive producer who had a big ego was hired by Fox and he rewrote it. At around this time, he started performing at The Comedy Store located in Hollywood and was later hired by the owner of Mitzi Shore as a paid regular. Rogan performed at the club for free and paid for the next 13 years for the venue’s new sound system.

Rogan starred in the sitcom NewsRadio from 1995 to 1999 portraying Joe Garrelli. Originally, the role was to be played by Ray Romano but he was released from the cast after the first rehearsal and Rogan replaced him. The replacement made Rogan work with the writers of the show to help in developing the character before launching the show. He became friends with a fellow cast member, Phil Hartman who confided in him concerning his marital problems. Rogan said that he tried to encourage Phil to divorce his wife 5 times but Phil said he loved his kids and sis not want to leave. In 1998 he was killed by his wife. His death affected Rogan that he could not perform stand-up and he had to cancel one week of scheduled gigs.

He later realized that acting was an easy job but he was tired of playing the same role every week and he only did that for the money. Rogan saw his time on NewsRadio as a dream gig that enabled him to earn money while working in his stand-up as much as he could. In the series, he worked on a pilot for a show called Overseas. He started working for the promotion of mixed martial arts called Ultimate Fighting Championship as a post-fight and backstage interviewer. His first show was held on 7th February 1997 at UFC 12: Judgement Day located in Dothan, Alabama. In 1994, Rogan developed an interest in Brazilian jiu-jitsu after he watched Royce Gracie fight at UFC 2: No Way Out. He got the position at the organization because Sussman was co-creator and original producer, Campbell McLaren’s friend. Two years later, he quit as his salary could not cover traveling costs to the events which were mostly held in rural locations.

In 2005, Rogan was challenged by actor Wesley Snipes to cage a fight. Rogan practiced for 5 months, for event before Snipes canceled after an investigation for alleged tad evasion. According to Rogan, Snipes needed to alleviate his debt through a quick payout. Rogan focused on his stand-up after Fear Factor because his concentration on television had made him feel lazy and less inspired to work on new things for his act. He used the money he earned from television to hire two people full-time to film him together with his comedy friends on tour and release clips for his JoeShow web series on his website. In May 2005, he signed a deal with the Endeavor Talent Agency and after two months, he filmed his 2nd stand-up comedy special called Joe Rogan: Live, in Phoenix, Arizona. It premiered in 2007 on Showtime.

Rogan hosted the show, Game Show in My Head, which aired in January 2009 for eight episodes. The show was produced by Ashton Kutcher. It involved contestants who talk people into taking part in increasingly strange situations for money. Rogan agreed to host the show and called a completely mindless form of entertainment. In 2010, he accused Dane Cook, who is also a comedian, of joke thievery. In December 2009, he launched a free podcast with Brian Redban, a friend and fellow comedian. They recorded the first episode on 24th December which supposed to be a live weekly broadcast on Ustream, with Redban and Rogan bullshitting as they sat in front of laptops.

As of August 2010, they named the podcast The Joe Rogan Experience and it was in the list of Top 100 podcasts on iTunes. It was later picked up by SiriusXM Satellite Radio in 2011. It features a line up of guests who discuss politics, politics, current events, and many other topics. The podcast was downloaded more that 11 million times in January 2015 and by October 2015, it was downloaded 16 million times every month. This made it one of the most popular free podcasts. His show The Joe Rogan Experience is on Spotify. Besides that, he is the owner of the Comedy Mothership comedy club located in Austin, Texas.

Joe Rogan Net Worth

Throughout his career as a commentator, podcaster, actor, comedian, and former TV host, Rogan has been able to accumulate a net worth of around $200 Million.

Joe Rogan Parents and Siblings

Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey and when he was five years old, his parents divorced. He has not seen or heard from his father since he was seven years old. He said all he remembers of his dad are brief, violent flashes of domestic violence. However, nothing bad ever happened to him and he does not hate his father. When he was 7 years old, he relocated with his mother to San Francisco, California. At the age of 11, they relocated to Gainesville, Florida and later settled in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts. One of Rogan’s grandparents was Irish while the other three were of Italian descent.

Joe Rogan Wife

Rogan got married to former cocktail waitress Jessica Ditzel in 2009. The were blessed with two daughters, one born in 2008 while the other in 2010. He is also the stepfather to Jessica’s daughter from a previous relationship. The family moved to Gold Hill, Colorado, but went back to Southern California after four months when Jessica became pregnant. They settled in Bell Canyon, California where, since 2003, Rogan had been living on and off. In the 2018, they bought a new home in the same area for almost $5 Million. They later relocated to a home in Lake Austin in Austin, Texas, worth $14 Million in 2010.

Joe Rogan Onnit

Rogan is the co-founder of the fitness and supplements company called Onnit which was sold to Unilever in 2021. He often advertises Onnit products on his podcast. One of the products in onnit is Alpha BRAIN nootropic which is a dietary supplement that aids in supporting cognitive functions such as memory, focus, and mental speed.

Joe Rogan Elon Musk

Rogan interviewed Elon Musk for two and a half hours in episode 162, of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Elon Musk said that he bought Twitter so as he could save it from the ‘mind virus’ which is a phrase he used to refer to left-wing thinking. He added that he was worried it had a corrosive effect on civilization.

Joe Rogan Political positions

Rogan was described by the CNN in 2020 as libertarian-leaning. He has said that he has a wide range of political views and he does not fall on any side of the spectrum of politics. Rogan describes himself as socially liberal, supporting gay rights, women’s rights, same-sex marriage, universal health care, universal basic income, and recreational drug use. He also supports the Second Amendment and gun rights. Additionally, he describes himself as a supporter of freedom of speech and he criticizes cancel culture and what he calls an American foreign policy of military adventurism.

He endorsed Ron Paul in the U.S. presidential campaign in 2012 and voted for Gary Johnson in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. During the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries he endorsed Bernie Sanders. However, in the general election, he ended up voting for Jo Jorgensen. Rogan said that Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, would be a good president and what he has done for Florida is admirable. He opposes Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, and liked Trudeau before the COVID-19 pandemic. Rogan called Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, ‘evil’.

Joe Rogan Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 12.2M followers, around 790.6K followers on his Facebook page, and about 18.7M followers on his Instagram account.