Mike Rowe is the Creator, Executive Producer and Host and Guinea Pig of Dirty Jobs, and he is the CEO of mikeroweworks, inc. Mike Rowe has had more jobs than you. In fact, Mike has ...read more
Mike Rowe is the Creator, Executive Producer and Host and Guinea Pig of Dirty Jobs, and he is the CEO of mikeroweworks, inc. Mike Rowe has had more jobs than you. In fact, Mike has had more jobs than anyone. Mike has spent years traveling the country, working as an apprentice on over 200 jobs that most people would go out of their way to avoid. From coal miners to roustabouts, maggot farmers to sheep castrators, Mike has worked in just about every industry and shot in most every state, celebrating those hard-working Americans who make civilized life possible for the rest of us. Before Dirty Jobs, Mike’s resume was no less eclectic. Without any formal training, he began his career as a professional musician, faking his way into The Baltimore Opera, and earning his union card in the process. Soon thereafter, he crashed an audition for The QVC Cable Shopping Channel, where he was immediately hired to sell dubious merchandise in the middle of the night. There, he impersonated a host for nearly three years, spending most of his tenure on double-secret probation, while learning the ins and outs of live television. After that, he worked when he felt like it, narrating, writing, acting and hosting programs like Worst Case Scenario for TBS, On-Air TV for American Airlines, The Most for History Channel, No Relation for Fox, and New York Expeditions for PBS.