Joe Rogan

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Joe Rogan

Born

8/11/1967, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Birth Name

Joseph James Rogan

Gender

Male
8.3
out of 10
User Rating
56 votes

Biography

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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," which is in its fourth season on NBC, Rogan charmed viewers with his role on the hit comedy series…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Since 2002, Joe has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View and Spike Television because of his hobby in martial arts.

    • Joe Rogan is good enough on martial arts. He has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains with Eddie Bravo during his progress.

    • Joe Rogan's height is 5' 7½" (1.71 m).

    • He had a 1970 'Cuda, dubbed "Sick Fish", customized by Rad Rides by Troy. An episode of Rides followed the customization.

    • Rogan is friends with conspiracy theory radio host Alex Jones.

    • He is a regular at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California.

    • Rogan took Dimethyltryptamine, the most powerful hallucinogen known to man, and had profound experiences of communicating with alien beings while under a DMT induced trip.

    • Rogan appeared in an episode of Chappelle's Show in which Tyrone Biggums was a contestant on Fear Factor.

    • He has a strong disliking for comedians who he describes as "thieves" and "hacks," comedians who take jokes and routines from other comedians. Claims popular comedians Robin Williams and Denis Leary are thieves and hacks. He also claimed Carlos Mencia stands in the back of the Comedy Store when Joe does standup there and copies his jokes.

    • He is a user of psychedelic drugs.

    • Once in Fear Factor, he claimed that he has been in eight car accidents.

    • Rogan and movie actor Wesley Snipes were in negotiations in late 2005 to fight a mixed martial arts match in the UFC, however, no deal has been made. Snipes also has a background in martial arts, specifically karate, kung fu, and capoiera.

    • According to cast commentary on the NewsRadio seasons 1 and 2 DVD set, Rogan suffers from the skin disease Vitiligo.

    • He is distantly related to Gerard Way and Mikey Way of the New Jersey-based band My Chemical Romance.

    • He married the winners of the couple episode (Monica and Chris Jackson who won the million dollars) in Las Vegas.

    • Is the half-brother of Bryan Callen (of "MADtv" and, more recently, "7th Heaven" fame).

  • Quotes

    • Joe Rogan: I want to live my life in a way that, were I not me, and I saw that behavior, it would inspire me to be a better person.

    • Joe Rogan: Did you think I was going to start singing Bible songs?

    • Joe Rogan: Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested, did hunger strikes, protests. It never hurt his career to be outspoken.

    • Joe Rogan: A lot of the club owners thought I was another actor with seven minutes trying to headline somewhere.

    • Joe Rogan: Being a celebrity or anything else where you're really ambitious, it's really a game to see how successful you can get.

    • Joe Rogan: Apartment living is tough action. Just the whole idea that you share a washer and dryer always freaked me out.

    • Joe Rogan: After this whole acting thing is over and done, you eventually have to be human. Some people are never human. It's very weird.

    • Joe Rogan: Comedy is really not like any other art form in that it's very specialized and varied in it's content, but generic in it's title.

    • Joe Rogan: Have you ever talked to someone, and you're not even really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Fear Factor

    10
    was on Fear Factor home invasion, how can i be a contestant on the mian show?
  • As host of Fear Factor, his abilities are...scary.

    5.0
    Joe Rogan is a fairly decent stand-up comic guy, but his talent is about limited to that. He is likely going to be best known for the overdone reality competition "Fear Factor", in which he shows no depth, variety, or original thought. Let's face it, one of the biggest indicators of success in a reality show is the host. Too many times, a host is brought in that is just...uninspiring. Rogan's constant verbal tirades as people compete in inane tasks and gross eating contests are more of a distraction than a support to the show. It's a good thing that this show is cancelled, because it will allow Rogan to find another entertainment niche to fill.moreless
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