Joseph James "Joe" Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, martial artist, sports commentator, and podcaster. He is known for his work commentating for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, hosting the NBC reality show Fear Factor, playing Joe Garrelli on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio as well as hosting The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. His most recent hosting role on the Joe Rogan Questions Everything premiered on Syfy in July 2013.
Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was raised in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts until age seven, then San Francisco, California to age 11, and then moved to Gainesville, Florida. He is of Irish and Italian descent. His biological father, a police officer in Newark, has not been in contact with Rogan since he was six years old.
On May 21, 2008, Rogan announced on the Kevin and Bean radio show in Los Angeles that his girlfriend had a baby girl, and confirmed the news on his fan forum
One of the recurring themes in his stand-up comedy and life is the use and support of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and DMT. Rogan supports the medical and recreational use of cannabis. He has a flotation tank in his basement to foster his body's natural production of DMT.
Fear Factor” host Joe Rogan will be the first to admit that he only does television for the money. His true love is stand-up comedy. Prior to “Fear Factor,” Rogan charmed viewers with his role on the hit comedy series “NewsRadio,” as Joe Garelli, the resident electrician at WNYX Radio.
Joe began practicing martial arts at the age of 13.
By the age of 19, Rogan won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship.