Mike Rowe's past
I’d like to know about Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs. He may have a dirty job, but he seems like a really neat guy!
—Dee Archer, Loveland, Colo.
Rowe, 46, was born in Baltimore and attended nearby Towson State University for six years, constantly changing his major. Before Dirty Jobs, he sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera, sold simulated diamonds on the QVC network and appeared in several dozen Tylenol commercials. Single, he lives in San Francisco, where he hosted the Discovery Channel’s Egypt Week! and narrated the network’s Deadliest Catch before tackling Dirty Jobs.