Joseph James Rogan was born on August 11,1967 and is an American UFC color commentator, podcaster, comedian, actor, and former television presenter.
85 Facts About Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, and began his career in comedy in 1988 in the Boston area.
Joe Rogan released his first comedy special, I'm Gonna Be Dead Someday.
Joe Rogan launched The Joe Rogan Experience in 2009; by 2015, it was one of the most popular podcasts in the world, regularly receiving millions of plays per episode.
Joseph James Joe Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 11,1967.
Joe Rogan had one Irish grandparent, while his three other grandparents were all of Italian descent.
Joe Rogan's parents divorced when he was five, and he has not been in contact with his father since he was seven.
Joe Rogan participated in Little League Baseball and developed an interest in martial arts in his early teens.
Joe Rogan was a Massachusetts full-contact state champion for four consecutive years and became a taekwondo instructor.
Joe Rogan attended the University of Massachusetts Boston but found it pointless and dropped out early, later moving away from the Boston area at the age of 24.
Joe Rogan had no intention of being a professional comedian, and initially considered a career in kickboxing.
In 1994, Joe Rogan relocated to Los Angeles, where his first national television spot followed on the MTV comedy show Half-Hour Comedy Hour.
Joe Rogan declined, but it prompted Sussman to send tapes of Joe Rogan's performances to several networks, which sparked a bidding war.
Joe Rogan secured his first major acting role in the 1994 nine-episode Fox sitcom Hardball as Frank Valente, a young, egocentric star player on a professional baseball team.
Joe Rogan performed at the club for the next 13 years for free and paid for the venue's new sound system.
The role was originally set to be played by actor Ray Romano, but Romano was let go from the cast after one rehearsal and Joe Rogan was brought in.
Joe Rogan befriended fellow cast member Phil Hartman, who confided his marital problems to him.
Joe Rogan later saw acting as an easy job, but grew tired of "playing the same character every week", and only did so for the money.
Joe Rogan later viewed his time on NewsRadio as "a dream gig" that allowed him to earn money while working on his stand-up as often as he could.
Joe Rogan began working for the mixed martial arts promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship as a backstage and post-fight interviewer.
Joe Rogan's first show took place at UFC 12: Judgement Day in Dothan, Alabama on February 7,1997.
Joe Rogan became interested in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1994 after watching Royce Gracie fight at UFC 2: No Way Out, and landed the position at the organization as Sussman was friends with its co-creator and original producer, Campbell McLaren.
Joe Rogan quit after two years as his salary could not cover the cost of traveling to the events, which were often held in rural locations at the time.
However, Joe Rogan initially declined as he "just wanted to go to the fights and drink".
Joe Rogan won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Award for Best Television Announcer twice, and was named MMA Personality of the Year four times by the World MMA Awards.
In 1999, Joe Rogan secured a three-album deal with Warner Bros.
Around this time, Rogan worked on ideas for a film and a cartoon with his comedian friend Chris McGuire, and began to operate a blog on his website, JoeRogan.
In 2001, the development of Joe Rogan's television show was interrupted after he accepted an offer from NBC to host the American edition of Fear Factor.
Joe Rogan declined initially as he thought the network would not air such a program due to its content, but Sussman convinced him to accept.
Joe Rogan later said that the main reason he accepted was to obtain observations and anecdotes for his stand-up comedy.
In December 2002, Joe Rogan was the emcee for the 2002 Blockbuster Hollywood Spectacular, a Christmas parade in Hollywood.
Around this time Joe Rogan entered talks to host his own radio show, but they came to nothing due to his already busy schedule.
Joe Rogan trained for the event for five months before Snipes backed out following an investigation by the IRS for alleged tax evasion.
Joe Rogan believed Snipes needed a quick payout to alleviate his debt.
In May 2005, Joe Rogan signed a deal with the Endeavor Talent Agency.
In 2005, Joe Rogan wrote a blog entry on his website accusing comedian Carlos Mencia of joke thievery, a claim he had made since 1993.
The situation culminated in February 2007 when Joe Rogan confronted Mencia on stage at The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
Joe Rogan later said that every comic he had talked to was happy and thankful that he did it, and went on to sign with William Morris Agency.
Joe Rogan returned to The Comedy Store in 2013 to support Shaffir in the filming of his first special.
Joe Rogan hosted the short-lived CBS show Game Show in My Head, which aired for eight episodes in January 2009.
Joe Rogan agreed to host the show as the idea intrigued him, calling it "a completely mindless form of entertainment".
In 2010, Joe Rogan accused comedian Dane Cook of joke thievery.
In 2011, Joe Rogan resumed his role as Fear Factor host for its seventh and final season.
Joe Rogan was working on a book around this time that he tentatively titled Irresponsible Advice from a Man with No Credibility, based on his blog entries on his website.
Joe Rogan played himself in Here Comes the Boom, another action-comedy film starring Kevin James that was released in 2012.
In December 2009, Joe Rogan launched a free podcast with his friend and fellow comedian Brian Redban.
Joe Rogan is a co-founder of the supplements and fitness company Onnit, which was sold to Unilever in 2021.
Joe Rogan is the owner of the Comedy Mothership comedy club in Austin, Texas.
Joe Rogan married Jessica Ditzel, a former cocktail waitress, in 2009.
Joe Rogan is the stepfather of Ditzel's daughter from a previous relationship.
Joe Rogan became interested in jiu-jitsu after watching Royce Gracie fight at UFC 2: No Way Out in 1994.
Joe Rogan is a black belt under Eddie Bravo's 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, a style of no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and a black belt in gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Jean Jacques Machado.
Joe Rogan was raised Catholic, having attended Catholic school in first grade, but has since abandoned organized religion and has called himself an agnostic.
In January 2020, Joe Rogan went on a carnivore diet for the month, eating only beef, elk, eggs, and supplements such as amino acids and fish oil.
Joe Rogan has previously tried vegetarianism, but claimed it did not work for him.
Joe Rogan has said that he holds a wide variety of political views and does not easily fall on any particular side of the political spectrum.
Joe Rogan has described himself as socially liberal, saying that he supports same-sex marriage, gay rights, women's rights, recreational drug use, universal health care, and universal basic income, but supports gun rights and the Second Amendment.
Joe Rogan describes himself as a strong supporter of freedom of speech, and has criticized cancel culture and what he perceives to be suppression of those who hold right-wing views in the television and film industry.
Joe Rogan has criticized what he describes as an American foreign policy of military adventurism.
Joe Rogan has criticized political polarization in the United States and accused American liberals of hoping for former US President Donald Trump to fail simply because they disliked his persona.
Joe Rogan said that he liked Trudeau prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joe Rogan publicly supported Tulsi Gabbard and encouraged her to run for the US presidency in 2020.
Joe Rogan criticized Biden for his verbal slip-ups, which he described as "not a normal way to communicate, unless you're high".
Joe Rogan offered to moderate a four-hour debate with Trump and Biden in an effort to avoid what he referred to as media bias; Trump said he would be willing to do such a debate.
Joe Rogan later revealed during a live election night podcast that he voted for Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen.
Joe Rogan has urged his followers and those who are angry over COVID-19 safety protocols to "vote Republican" in an episode of his podcast centered around lessons learned during the pandemic.
Joe Rogan praised Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, stating that his response to the pandemic was "open and reasonable".
Joe Rogan hosted the documentary film The Union: The Business Behind Getting High and was featured in Marijuana: A Chronic History and The Culture High.
Joe Rogan was the presenter in the 2010 documentary DMT: The Spirit Molecule.
Joe Rogan has an interest in sensory deprivation and using an isolation tank.
Joe Rogan has stated that his personal experiences with meditation in isolation tanks have helped him explore the nature of consciousness and improve his performance in various physical and mental activities and overall well-being.
Joe Rogan is an avid hunter and is part of the "Eat What You Kill" movement, which attempts to move away from factory farming and the mistreatment of animals raised for food.
Joe Rogan is opposed to routine infant circumcision and has claimed there is a lack of significant scientific evidence for any benefits to the practice, which he considers not entirely different from female genital mutilation because of its nonconsensual nature.
Joe Rogan has been an outspoken critic of trans women competing with women in all forms of amateur and professional sports, including MMA matches.
In October 2022, while interviewing Tulsi Gabbard on his show, Joe Rogan shared the widely discredited litter boxes in schools hoax, claiming that public schools were providing litter boxes to students who dress up as cats.
Joe Rogan acknowledged there was "some legitimate science" behind Fauci's view and emphasized that he is not a doctor and should not be taken as "a respected source of information".
On September 1,2021, Joe Rogan tested positive for the virus.
Joe Rogan criticized CNN for describing ivermectin as a "horse dewormer".
On September 3,2021, Joe Rogan tested negative for the virus.
Joe Rogan apologized, calling his past language "regretful and shameful" while saying that the clips were taken out of context and he only quoted the slur to discuss its use by others.
Joe Rogan described the video compilation as a "political hit job".