From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer and TV Host Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He’s best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, where he traversed all 50 states; completed 300 different jobs; and transformed cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers and coal mines. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, and how stuff works. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. Most recently, Mike launched The Way I Heard It, a weekly five-minute podcast of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
Mike also runs mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides scholarships to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand. Through its scholarship program, the Foundation has granted or facilitated the granting of more than $4 million in technical and/or vocational education for trade schools across the country.
In his spare time, Mike keeps a lively conversation with his 4.6 million Facebook friends, where he talks about everting from the musings of his persnickety terrier named Freddy to the merits and pitfalls of blind patriotism.