• Born in 1967 in Newark, New Jersey to Joseph and his wife.
• Competed in martial arts tournaments and won the US Open Championship tournament in the lightweight division.
• Started stand-up comedy in 1988 and made his debut national television appearance in the MTV comedy show “Half-Hour Comedy Hour”.
• Worked as a backstage and post-fight interviewer for UFC from 1997-2002 and then as color commentator.
• Net worth estimated at over $25 million with assets including a house in Calabasas and a 1970 Barracuda car.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$23 million
Date Of BirthAugust 11, 1967
SpouseJessica Rogan
MarkThe catchphrase - "Fear Isn't A Factor For You!"
FactIs of Italian and Irish descent.

Who is Joe Rogan?

Joseph James Rogan was born on the 11th August 1967, in Newark, New Jersey USA, of part-Irish and Italian decent, and is a stand-up comedian and host, but who is probably best recognized for his own podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience”. He is also known for being a commentator and interviewer on various types of martial arts competitions, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Early Life and Education

Joe Rogan was born to Joseph, who was a police officer, and his wife; however, his parents divorced when he was only five years old. After that, he moved frequently with his mother, from Newark to San Francisco, California, then to Gainesville, Florida, finally settling down in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts. There he went to Newton South High School, from which he matriculated in 1985, then he enrolled in University of Massachusetts Boston, but he quit education as he didn’t find it useful.

While in primary and high school he played baseball, participating in Little League, but soon realized that martial arts were more interesting for him. Thus he began practicing karate and taekwondo at the age of 14, and soon started competing in some of the most prestigious competitions. Five years later, he won the US Open Championship tournament in the lightweight division, and then became a Massachusetts state champion, keeping this title for four years. Parallel with that, he was practicing kickboxing as an amateur; however, he suffered an injury, and retired from competitions at the age of 21.

Early Comedy Career

Joe Rogan was fascinated by stand-up comedy from when he was only four years old, so his parents took him to watch Richard Pryor’s comedy film “Love On The Sunset Strip”, which motivated and inspired him to start producing his own shows. However, when he was in high school, he never considered a career in the entertainment industry, rather he always thought of himself as a professional martial artist, but his friends and colleagues from the gym convinced him to try and create his own stand-up comedy performance, and following retirement from the martial arts, he took a variety of jobs to support himself, while preparing to do his first stand-up comedy performance.

Joe finally did his first stand-up routine at an open-mic night at Stitches comedy club in Boston in August of 1988. While yearning to make a living this way, he tried to watch as many famous and successful comedians as possible in order to improve himself; his greatest influences were Richard Jeni, Lenny Bruce, Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks. In the following months, he formulated a new routine and performed in Boston, where he was spotted by talent manager Jeff Sussman, and moved to New York City where he became a full-time comedian, but soon had to move to Los Angeles, California because there were more professional opportunities in there in his field.

Rise to Fame

In 1994, Joe Rogan made his debut national television appearance in the MTV comedy show entitled “Half-Hour Comedy Hour”, after which he signed a contract with the Disney network. This provided him his debut acting role, as Frank Valente in the Fox sitcom “Hardball” (1994), which turned out to be a great experience for him and opened a lot of other opportunities for the development of his career. In the following years, he appeared in several popular sitcoms, such as NBC’s “News Radio”, and performed as a regular at several comedy clubs, such as The Comedy Store in Hollywood.


Joe managed to unite his two great loves – mixed martial arts and television – in 1997, as he started his new job as a backstage and post-fight interviewer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC); his debut show was at UFC 12: Judgment Day in Dothan, Alabama in February of 1997, and he worked in that position until 2002, when he transferred to the position of color commentator. During this stint, Joe became so successful that he twice won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter award for the Best Television Announcer, and was named four times MMA Personality of the Year by the World MMA Awards.

“The Joe Rogan Show” and the Comedy Album

Joe’s next major success on television came in 1999 with a contract with Warner Bros. Records, that led him to start planning, realizing his own television sitcom entitled “The Joe Rogan Show” on the Fox channel. Moreover, he released the comedy album “I’m Gonna Be Dead Some Day…” in the following year, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.

Hosting Career

To speak further about his career in the entertainment industry, Joe is also known as a host. His first project came in 2001, when he was chosen to host NBC’s show “Fear Factor”. Two years later, he started co-hosting “The Man Show” together with Doug Stanhope, which was aired on the Comedy Central channel until 2004.

Later Career

In 2007, Joe’s new comedy special entitled “Shiny Happy Jihad” was released by Comedy Central Record, which received positive critiques. In the following year, he collaborated with Ashton Kutcher on the CBS show “Game Show In My Head”; however, it was short lived.

Furthermore, Joe managed to win a major role in the 2011 film “Zookeeper”, directed by Frank Coraci, which was followed by guest-starring in the film “Here Comes The Boom” (2012). Afterwards, he got a chance to host his own show entitled “Joe Rogan Questions Everything” on the SyFy network in 2013, increasing further his popularity.

Joe Rogan Net Worth and Assets

His career started in 1988, and since then he has been an active member of the entertainment industry, primarily known for being a stand-up comedian and host. Thus, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Joe’s net worth is over $25 million, with another source of his net worth coming from his successful career as a UFC commentator.

His assets include a house worth $2 million in Calabasas, California, and a 1970 Barracuda car.

Life behind the Scene and Body Measurements

When it comes to his personal life, Joe Rogan has been married to Jessica Rogan, a former cocktail waitress, since 2009; the couple has two daughters together. Their current residence is in Bell Canyon, California.

Speaking about his appearance, Joe is 5 feet 8 inches (174 cm) tall and his weight is reputed to be around 190 lbs (86 kgs).

Social Media Presence

In addition to his involvement in the entertainment industry, Joe Rogan is in his spare time active across many of the most popular social media sites, including his official Instagram and Twitter accounts. Moreover, he also has his Facebook page, and has launched his own website, on which he announces his forthcoming projects.

General Info

Full NameJoe Rogan
Net Worth$23 million
Date Of BirthAugust 11, 1967
Height1.73 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Martial Artist, Comedian, Film producer, Announcer, Television presenter, Commentator, Actor, Pasadena, CA, United States, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Buffalo, NY, United States
EducationUniversity of Massachusetts Boston


SpouseJessica Rogan


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Reality/Variety Host
MoviesPasadena, CA, United States, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Buffalo, NY, United States, Zookeeper, Venus & Vegas, UFC 97, UFC 98, UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008, UFC 88: Breakthrough, UFC 53: Heavy Hitters, UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
TV ShowsPasadena, CA, United States, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Buffalo, NY, United States, Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Fear Factor, Game Show in My Head, The Man Show, Friday Night Videos, NewsRadio, Hardball, UFC Ultimate Insider, UFC Wired, Inside The UFC

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#Marks / Signs
1The catchphrase - "Fear Isn't A Factor For You!"


1Mixed martial arts is sort of a testing ground. There was a lot of fuckery before - a lot of shit that people thought was good but was useless. And there were a lot of people that were pretending they were doing some high-level ancient martial arts that were deadly and super-effective. But really, they were just like cult leaders and charlatans. Crazy people.
2The comics I hate are thieves. Nothing's more disgusting than a guy who steals another person's ideas and tries to claim them as his own. Stand-up comedy is supposed to be "Here's the world through my eyes." It's supposed to be your observations, your thoughts and views on life. When you snatch little pieces of other people's lives and try to palm them off as your own, that's more disgusting than anything. Robin Williams is a huge thief. Denis Leary is a huge thief. His whole stand-up career is based on Bill Hicks, a brilliant guy who died years ago.
3Pryor was the first really honest comedian. My act could be classified as 'unedited,' but I try to keep my audience in mind while focusing on the truth. I never want to compromise my act just to get a laugh.


1Is of Italian and Irish descent.
2Has a daughter who was born in May 2008.
3Has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Jean Jacques Machado and a black rash guard in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu under Eddie Bravo.
4Joe is related to Mikey Way and Gerard Way of the East-coast based rock band, My Chemical Romance. Gerard and Mikey are Joe's mother's cousin's sons.
5At the age of 19, he won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship and, as the lightweight champ, went on beat both the middle and heavy weight title holders to take home the Grand Championship.
6Was the Massachusetts Full Contact Tae Kwon Do champion four consecutive times.
7Was a popular stand-up comedian before he got into acting and television.
8Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
9Commentator for Ultimate Fighting Championship.
10Although widely reported to be true, Bryan Callen is not his half brother. Rogan explained in a radio interview that he refers to Callen as his "brother from another mother" to explain the close friendship they have.
11His character on "NewsRadio" was originally named Ted Garelli, but Rogan said there was no way he was a "Ted" and asked to be "Joe" instead.




Silicon Valley2015TV SeriesJoe Rogan
The Man Show2014TV Series
Here Comes the Boom2012Joe Rogan
Venus & Vegas2010Richie
UFC's Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights2009TV Series
Just Shoot Me!2002TV SeriesChris
NewsRadio1995-1999TV SeriesJoe Garrelli
Bruce Testones, Fashion Photographer1997TV MovieBruce Testones
Hardball1994TV SeriesFrank Valente


Joe Rogan: Triggered2016TV Special
Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High2014TV Special
Joe Rogan Live from the Tabernacle2012Video
Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space2009TV Movie
Joe Rogan: Live2006Video uncredited
Joe Rogan: Live from the Belly of the Beast2001Video


Joe Rogan: Triggered2016TV Special executive producer
Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High2014TV Special executive producer
Joe Rogan Live from the Tabernacle2012Video executive producer
Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space2009TV Movie executive producer
Joe Rogan: Live2006Video executive producer


Tom Segura: Completely Normal2014TV Special special thanks
They Put It Out There2011TV Movie special thanks
Doug Stanhope: No Refunds2007Video documentary special thanks


UFC 70 Countdown2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 69: Shootout2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Fight Night 92007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Tom Green's House Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
UFC 68: The Uprising2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 67: All or Nothing2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 69 Countdown2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Fight Night 82007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz2006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Fight Night 72006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Inside the UFC2006TV SeriesHimself
Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter2006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn2006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
WFA: Level 22006TV SeriesHimself
WFA: Level 32006TV SeriesHimself
Joe Rogan: Live2006VideoHimself
UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral2006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Fight Night 62006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 52006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie2006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 59: Reality Check2006TV SpecialHimself - Commentator
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 42006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 58: USA vs. Canada2006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 32006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 32006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 56: Full Force2005TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Beyond the Glory2005TV Series documentaryHimself
UFC 55: Fury2005TV SpecialHimself - Commentator
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 22005TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 54: Boiling Point2005TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night2005TV SpecialHimself - Sportscaster
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters2005TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 22005TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesHimself
UFC 51: Super Saturday2005TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
AutoRox Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
American Dictators2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Man Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
UFC 48: Payback2004TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
UFC 47: It's On!2004TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 46: Supernatural2004TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHimself
UFC 45: Revolution2003TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Spectacle to Sport2003TV MovieHimself - Announcer
Howard Stern2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
UFC 43: Meltdown2003TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 42: Sudden Impact2003TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Good Morning, Miami2003TV SeriesHimself
World Fighting Alliance2003TV SeriesHimself
WFA 22003TV SeriesHimself
911: The Road to Tyranny2002Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie2002TV MovieHimself - Cameo Appearance
UFC 40: Vendetta2002TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets2002TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Late Friday2001-2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
Win Ben Stein's Money2002TV SeriesHimself
Joe Rogan: Live from the Belly of the Beast2001VideoHimself
The Daily Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
UFC 17: Redemption1998TV SpecialHimself - Interviewer
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
UFC 12: Judgement Day1997TV SpecialHimself - Interviewer
MADtv1996TV SeriesHimself - Host
Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary2016DocumentaryHimself
UFC Ultimate Insider2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - UFC Commentator
Joe Rogan: Triggered2016TV SpecialHimself
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
UFC 200 Greatest Fighters of All Time2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope2015DocumentaryHimself
MeatEater2013-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High2014TV SpecialHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2014TV SeriesHimself - Hunter (segment "Eat What You Kill")
The Culture High2014DocumentaryHimself (rumored)
UFC Reloaded2014TV SeriesHimself
UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov2014TV SpecialHimself - Ringside Commentator
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!2013TV SeriesHimself
This Is Not Happening2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Joe Rogan Questions Everything2013TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Host
Trip Flip2013TV SeriesHimself
UFC 156 Aldo vs. Edgar2013TV SpecialHimself
Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter2012DocumentaryHimself
Joe Rogan Live from the Tabernacle2012VideoHimself
UFC on Fox2012TV SeriesHimself - Ringside Commentator
Tosh.02011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Dave's Old Porn2012TV SeriesHimself
Fear Factor2001-2012TV SeriesHimself - Host / Host
UFC 1482012TV SpecialHimself
Attack of the Show!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Owned & Operated2012DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2011TV SeriesHimself
Roadtrip Nation2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2011TV SeriesHimself
UFC Live 42011TV MovieHimself
Garage Mahal2011TV SeriesHimself
UFC on Versus: Sanchez vs. Kampmann2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami2010TV SpecialHimself
Marijuana: A Chronic History2010TV MovieHimself
UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama2010TV SpecialHimself - Ringside Commentator
DMT: The Spirit Molecule2010DocumentaryHimself - Host
Countdown to UFC 1172010TV SpecialHimself
UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin2010TV SpecialHimself
UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez2010TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva2010TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFC 107: BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez2009TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera2009TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 101: Declaration2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir2009TV SpecialHimself
The Tragic Side of Comedy2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space2009TV MovieHimself - Host
UFC 99: The Comeback2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC Wired2007-2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 97: Redemption2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson2009TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 22009TV SpecialHimself
Game Show in My Head2009TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Narrator / ...
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
UFC 92: The Ultimate 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentary
UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar2008TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFC 88: Breakthrough2008TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
UFC 87: Seek and Destroy2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC: Silva vs. Irvin2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
The Ultimate Fighter2005-2008TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
UFC 85: Bedlam2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 84: Ill Will2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Lauzon2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 82: Pride of a Champion2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 81: Breaking Point2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 80: Rapid Fire2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
American Drug War: The Last White Hope2007DocumentaryHimself
UFC 79: Nemesis2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 78: Validation2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 77: Hostile Territory2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 76: Knockout2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Last Comic Standing2003-2007TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Talent Scout
UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 74: Respect2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 73: Stacked2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
UFC 72 Countdown2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Guys Choice2007TV MovieHimself
UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High2007DocumentaryHimself - Comedian
UFC 71 Countdown2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Last Call with Carson Daly2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
UFC 70: Nations Collide2007TV SpecialHimself - Announcer

Archive Footage

The Drunken Peasants2016TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Comedian
UFC Unleashed2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Commentator


Nominated Awards

2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Reality/Variety HostFear Factor (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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