Was Joe Rogan a Part of Marvel’s Parent Company Disney in the 90s? What Shows Was He a Part Of?

Published 04/19/2022, 9:44 AM EDT

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The UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is a man of experience. Before making it big in the mixed martial arts promotion, the 54-year-old has worked in various fields, including comedy and TV shows.

Rogan, during his early days, practiced mixed martial arts and wanted to pursue his career in it. He also held an amateur kickboxing record of 2-1 under his name. However, an injury stopped him from competing professionally.


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Therefore, Rogan dipped his hands in the comedy business, as he was a fan of comedy since his youth. Interestingly, his decision worked. Rogan has a quite successful career in comedy. He has done shows in renowned clubs across America and has a total of six comedy specials under his name.

Also, it was Rogan’s comedy career that became a stepping stone for him to enter the television business. After establishing himself as a full-time comedian, Rogan moved to Los Angeles in 1994, where he landed his first national spot in the MTV comedy show Half-Hour Comedy Hour.

After becoming a renowned face in the television business, Rogan signed an exclusive developmental deal with Disney in 1994. He landed a major acting role in the nine-episode Fox sitcom Hardball as Frank Valente.

Later, Rogan also starred in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio from 1995 to 1999 as Joe Garrelli, an electrician and handyman at the show’s fictional news radio station.

Rogan also worked at a local comedy club during his television career. In 1997, Rogan started working at UFC as a backstage and post-fight interviewer. Rogan’s sitcom roles brought him further opportunities and in 2001, he also hosted several television shows, including Fear Factor, The Man Show, and Joe Rogan Questions Everything.

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After working on a few TV shows, Rogan launched his own podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan simultaneously worked at UFC and his own podcast show. Later, his podcast grabbed global attention.


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Subsequently, the UFC commentator signed a massive deal worth over $200 million with the streamlining platform Spotify in 2020. Today the JRE podcast has become a widely heard show on Spotify.

On the podcast, Rogan discusses a variety of topics including, science, nature, space, and more with some of the most notable names in the world. Elon Musk, Mike Tyson, and Bill Burr are some famous names that have appeared on the JRE podcast.

Apart from the JRE podcast, Rogan is one of the most prominent names in combat sport. He is the voice of the major UFC events. Moreover, Rogan also has a comedy tour in 2022.


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Did you knew Joe Rogan is also a Disney star? What are your thoughts about the UFC commentator’s professional career? Let us know in the comments below.


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Afnan Chougle


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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.
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