Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan Ethnic Background?

Rogan in 2006, photo by

Birth Name: Joseph James Rogan

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 11, 1967

*75% Italian/Sicilian
*25% Irish

Joe Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, martial arts color commentator, and podcast host. He is a UFC commentator and a host of Fear Factor. He stated on his Twitter account that his paternal grandfather was “Pappy Rogan… straight off the boat from Ireland.” The rest of his ancestry is Italian (including Sicilian).

On an episode of his podcast Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan stated that the results of his 23andme DNA test found that he is “1.6% African”. He did not elaborate on the figure but it probable that his African heritage is North African heritage.

He is married to Jessica, and has three children.

6 Responses

  1. passingtime85 says:


    It probably should be noted that he is married to Jessica Schimmel. Daughter of the late comedian Robert Schimmel.

    Plus, he recently stated on his podcast that he took the 23andme dna test, so we should probably be on the look out if he publicizes the results.

    • follers says:

      Rogan’s wife Jessica isn’t Robert Schimmel’s daughter.

      • passingtime85 says:

        Sorry, many websites have her listed as such. It was a mistake. It doesn’t help that Robert does have a daughter Jessica.

        Does it matter though if Joe’s profile says he has 3 daughters with his wife, when in fact he has 2 daughters and a step-daughter instead? Idk how detailed these profiles really need to be.

  2. madman says:

    *75% Italian
    *25% Irish

  3. Check7t says:

    Looks pretty Italian.

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