Mike Rowe

In the early 2000s, Mike Rowe established himself as an archetypal Everyman, willing to do nearly anything, no matter how slimy, sickening or scatological, to show the tough work required in the routine maintenance of ... Read more »
Born: 03/18/1962

Filmography

Actor (59)

After the Catch 2006 - 2012, 2015 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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American Chopper 2002 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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Bering Sea Gold 2006 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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Deadliest Catch 2004 - 2017 (TV Show)

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Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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Dirty Jobs 2002 - 2017 (TV Show)

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Ghost Hunters International 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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Swords: Life on the Line 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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Wicked Tuna 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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Ghost Hunters 2004 - 2016 (TV Show)

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Human Planet 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

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How Booze Built America 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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How We Invented the World 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Return of Jaws 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Silver Rush 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 7 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Inside the Catch: Best Brawls 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Inside the Catch: Near Death 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes Season 7 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Deadliest Catch: Greenhorns 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Ghost Lab 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Jaws Comes Home 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 5 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Swamp Loggers 2010 (Tv Show)

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Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 4 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Brown Before Green II 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Ghost Hunters Live Halloween Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 3 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: 150th Dirty Job Extravaganza 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Brown Plate Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Greenland Shark Quest 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Tight Spaces 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Ghost Hunters Halloween Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Ghost Hunters Live 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Bounty Girls Miami 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Deadliest Catch Special: Behind the Scenes 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: 100th Dirty Job Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Crew's Cruise 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Dirtiest Machines on the Planet 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Dirty Innovators 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Really Dirty Animals 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Viewer's Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Lost in the Fog 2007 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

UFO Hunters 2007 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Dirtiest Tools & Machines 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Dirtiest Water Jobs 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Dirty Jobs: Super Dirty 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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American Casino 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Kevin & Drew Unleashed 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Worst Case Scenario 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Borneo Burning 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Prevention's Bodysense 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Glass Jungle 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Discovering Ardi (TV Show)

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Biography

In the early 2000s, Mike Rowe established himself as an archetypal Everyman, willing to do nearly anything, no matter how slimy, sickening or scatological, to show the tough work required in the routine maintenance of civil society. The host of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe" (2003-12), Rowe tried his hand at testing shark repellent, castrating sheep, cleaning septic tanks, wading through or handling nearly every kind of fecal matter and likely vomiting on-air more than any other television host. A former opera singer, he cut his teeth in television by hawking products for QVC, and later leveraging his mellifluous baritone voice into commercial and voiceover work. In 2003, he sold Discovery Channel on "Dirty Jobs," which soon became the network's flagship show, and resulted in Rowe hosting or narrating a number of the channel's reality-TV series including its various "Deadliest Catch" shows, "American Chopper" (2002-10) and "American Hot Rod" (2004-08). His real-guy authenticity prompted any number of corporations to come calling, with Rowe most prominently signing on as the face for Ford Motor Co. in a long-term deal. He would use his growing celebrity as a sounding board for the central theme of "Dirty Jobs"' - the integrity and vitality of skilled trades. Consistently cited as one of the most trustworthy personalities in American pop culture, Rowe translated what could have been a gimmick reality-TV gig into a what he called a concerted PR campaign to re-establish respect for blue-collar labor and the notion of hard work as something to aspire to, not to avoid.

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