Co-Creator and Host of "Dirty Jobs," the Voice of "Deadliest Catch" and an Inspiring Storyteller!
Mike Rowe is a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor and speaker. He is the co-creator and host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, which ran for eight seasons and turned Mike into “the dirtiest man on TV”. On the show, Mike learned and performed hundreds of “dirty” jobs ranging Roadkill Collector to Catfish Noodler and beyond. He is also the voice of Deadliest Catch, a spokesperson for Ford, host of hundreds of TV shows and narrator of hundreds of documentaries. Forbes even deemed him one of the country’s “10 Most Trustworthy Celebrities” in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
A unique and inspiring storyteller, Mike has done speaking engagements for a number of iconic brands and companies. He focuses on issues related to high unemployment and millions of unfilled jobs, the widening skills gap, aging workforce, currency devaluation, offshore manufacturing, the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work and more. Mike is all about celebrating the kind of jobs that make everyday life possible for the rest of us, and he works to prove that hard work and fun can sometimes co-exist.
He is the founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and co-founder of Profoundly Disconnected, which directly benefits the Foundation and works to reward people who have a passion to get trained in in-demand skilled jobs. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation provides scholarship programs and financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades and has been instrumental in granting over $3 million in education for trade schools across the country. Proceeds from his book, Profoundly Disconnected, A True Confession From Mike Rowe, also benefit the Foundation.
Mike’s newest show is a weekly podcast, The Way I Heard It, released every Tuesday.