- Full Name: Joseph James Rogan
- Born: August 11, 1967
- Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
- Occupation: Stand-up comedian, actor, commentator
- Marital Status: Married
Joe Rogan Net Worth History
Joseph James “Joe” Rogan has been involved in many projects in various entertainment genres for over three decades. His first acting role was in the 1994 comedy “Hardball,” in which he played self-centered star baseball player Frank Valente. He later landed a role as news station electrician Joe Garrelli on the sitcom “News Radio,” which brought him recognition. His first major movie role was in the 2011 movie “Zookeeper,” and he played himself in the 2012 comedy “Here Comes the Boom.”
In June 2001, Rogan began as the host of the long running TV reality show, “Fear Factor,” which made the comic a household name. He was host of the show’s entire run up to September 2006 as well as the “Fear Factor” reboot from December 2011 to July 2012. He and Doug Stanhope replaced Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla in “The Man Show” for two seasons until the show ended in 2004.
Rogan has been heavily involved in the Ultimate Fighting Club since the 1990s, at first conducting interviews with athletes, and later as a popular commentator for the UFC. Rogan has toured extensively as a popular stand-up comedian and he has recorded several albums and comedy specials, including the album, “I’m Gonna be Dead Someday” and the special “Joe Rogan Live From the Tabernacle.”
Joe Rogan’s constant touring, hosting, and commentating since the early 1990s have earned the celebrity approximately $23 million and the ability to continue his social commentary and advocacy efforts.
About Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan’s ancestry is Irish and Itallian, and his father was a Newark, N.J. police officer. Rogan has not been in contact with his father since he was six years old. Rogan spent his early childhood in Newton Upper Falls, MA, moved to San Francisco at age seven, and he moved to Gainsville FL at age 11. He briefly lived in Boulder, CO and presently lives in Bell Canyon, CA. with his wife and their two children.
Joe Rogan has been involved in martial arts since he was a teenager. At 15, he became a Taekwondo black belt, and he has black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu as well as a blue belt in Judo. Rogan has been an active and supporting fan of UFC before it became popular as a sport. He has gained popularity as a live commentator speaking during a match. Rogan has been named “Personality of the Year” at the MMA awards as well as “Best Television Announcer” in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Joe Rogan is an advocate for the legalization of the medical and recreational use of marijuana. He has advocated the use spiritual hallucinogens DMT and psilocybin mushrooms to expand one’s consciousness. He has also experimented with naturally producing DMT in the body while in an isolation tank, and he has recorded commentaries on his experiences.
Joe Rogan was a Ron Paul supporter in the 2012 presidential campaign, and he has been involved in a movement called “Eat What You Kill” that works to eliminate commercial raising and slaughtering of animals for food.