Rogan's life is an interesting one. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, on Aug. 11, 1967, Rogan's father was a cop, violent husband and unremarkable father.
"All I remember of my dad are these brief, violent flashes of domestic violence," he told Rolling Stone. "Nothing bad ever really happened to me. It was just confusing, you know? He was just a very violent, scary guy."
His father's abuse does seem to go beyond that, though. During one interview on his podcast, he told Ari Shafir, "My real father was crazy, he was like a psychotic person. He beat ... my mother, he beat ... my cousin. He picked my cousin up by his hair, dude. ... I got to see the worst-case scenario, someone who just can’t keep it together, smacks women, beats ... kids, beats ... them."