Mike Rowe

Biography: Rowe is constantly putting his hands into places that are often curious, sometimes dangerous and always dirty, thanks to his current job as host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel. From roadkill-removal specialists, to bat biologists, to professionals who determine the sex of chickens, Dirty Jobs offers an illuminating look at what lies beyond the world of 9 to 5. And no one, it seems, is better suited to the roll of good-natured guinea pig than Mike Rowe.

Before Dirty Jobs, Discovery sent Mike to the Valley of the Golden Mummies to host Egypt Week Live! There, he opened and explored ancient tombs live on air with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt's foremost archaeologist. From Egypt, Mike traveled to the Bering Sea for the filming of Deadliest Catch, the network's series on Alaskan crab fishing, a profession widely considered to be the most dangerous in the world. Now, Mike has been given his own series and free reign to explore the dirty side of earning an honest living. In
Rowe is constantly putting his hands into places that are often curious, sometimes dangerous and always dirty, thanks to his current job as host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel. From roadkill-removal specialists, to bat biologists, to professionals who determine the sex of chickens, Dirty Jobs offers an illuminating look at what lies beyond the world of 9 to 5. And no one, it seems, is better suited to the roll of good-natured guinea pig than Mike Rowe.

Before Dirty Jobs, Discovery sent Mike to the Valley of the Golden Mummies to host Egypt Week Live! There, he opened and explored ancient tombs live on air with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt's foremost archaeologist. From Egypt, Mike traveled to the Bering Sea for the filming of Deadliest Catch, the network's series on Alaskan crab fishing, a profession widely considered to be the most dangerous in the world. Now, Mike has been given his own series and free reign to explore the dirty side of earning an honest living.

In cleaner days, Mike Rowe sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera, sold over $100 million of "simulated" diamonds on QVC and appeared in several dozen Tylenol commercials. He also hosted Worst Case Scenario for TBS, On-Air TV for American Airlines, The Most for The History Channel, No Relation for Fox and New York Expeditions for PBS.

In San Francisco, Mike is best known for his work on CBS as the host of Evening Magazine, a position he held from 2002 to 2005. Along the way, he has narrated over 1,000 hours of television and has performed dozens of theatrical productions. Rowe also continues to host the long-running weekly Sunday morning real estate show "Your New Home" on WJZ in Baltimore.
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Mike Rowe's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 37
Highest Metascore: 44 Chozen: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 30 Baby Talk: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 11 Apr 14, 2015 Narrator tbd
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 10 Apr 22, 2014 Narrator tbd
44 Chozen: Season 1 Jan 13, 2014 Writer 7.0
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 9 Apr 16, 2013 Narrator 7.5
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 8 Apr 10, 2012 Narrator 7.0
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 7 Apr 12, 2011 Narrator 9.0
tbd Dirty Jobs: Season 6 Oct 19, 2010 Host 7.0
tbd American Chopper: Season 7 Aug 12, 2010 Announcer (Archive) tbd
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 6 Apr 13, 2010 Narrator 7.0
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 5 Apr 14, 2009 Narrator 7.0
tbd Dirty Jobs: Season 4 Oct 7, 2008 Host 8.0
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 4 Apr 15, 2008 Narrator 6.0
tbd Dirty Jobs: Season 3 Jun 26, 2007 Host / Creator / Producer 8.0
tbd After the Catch: Season 1 May 29, 2007 Host 1.0
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 3 Apr 3, 2007 Narrator 8.0
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 2 Mar 28, 2006 Narrator 7.0
tbd Dirty Jobs: Season 2 Sep 27, 2005 Host / Based On A Concept By 7.0
tbd American Chopper: Season 3 Sep 5, 2005 Announcer (Season 1-3) tbd
tbd Deadliest Catch: Season 1 Apr 12, 2005 Narrator 9.4
tbd Dirty Jobs: Season 1 Nov 7, 2003 Host 8.0
tbd The Jamie Kennedy Experiment: Season 3 Sep 18, 2003 Writer tbd
30 Baby Talk: Season 1 Mar 8, 1991 Writer tbd