Mike Wolfe Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, American Pickers

Mike Wolfe is an American Actor & TV Personality best known for starring in his hit reality TV series “American Pickers” airing on History Channel. 

Mike Wolfe Biography

Mike Wolfe is an American Actor, Singer-Song Writer, and TV Personality who is best known for starring in his hit reality TV series “American Pickers” which first premiered on January 18, 2010, on History Channel. He is also known for Antique Archaeology.

Wolfe is a graduate of Sudlow Intermediate School and Bettendorf High School. During Wolfe’s leisure time, he regularly serves as a host of a variety of events. Also, he likes encouraging fundraising projects that benefit Operation Smile, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, animal shelters, and the ASCPA.

Mike Wolfe Age

Wolfe is 58 years old as of 2022. He was born on June 11, 1964, in Joliet, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 11th of June every year.

Mike Wolfe Height

Wolfe stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m).

Mike Wolfe Family

Wolfe was born to Rita Wolfe (mother) and her father whose names are unknown at the moment. He grew up alongside her 2 siblings: a younger brother called Robbie Wolfe and an older sister called Beth Wolfe. The 3 siblings were raised by a single mom.

Mike Wolfe Brother

Robbie’s younger brother Robbie Wolfe serves as a co-host of the series “American Pickers” and has been the owner of RJ Wolfe & Sons (the landscaping business) in Davenport, Iowa, for more than 2 decades. He has also pursued a music career. Robbie has also made regular appearances on “American Pickers” with his kids.

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Mike Wolfe Girlfriend

Wolfe is in a relationship with Leticia Cline, a journalist, model, retired politician, and motorcycle racer. Further details on their love life are under review.

Leticia Cline

Leticia is a Kentuckian native who has survived cancer. She is also a heritage tourism preservationist. Leticia has been featured on Howard Stern’s radio show and starred in the 5th season of the WB dating show “Beauty and the Geek” (2008). She and Wolfe have appeared in the show “The Forever Tourist”. In the year 2022, Leticia ran for mayor of Cave City, Kentucky (her hometown) but unfortunately, she lost the mayoral race.

Mike Wolfe Ex-Wife / Divorce

However, he was married to Jodi Faeth. They tied the knot on September 7, 2012, in a wedding ceremony themed “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. The couple divorced in the year 2020 due to unknown reasons.

Mike Wolfe Daughter / Surgery

Wolfe and his ex-wife Jodi Faeth take great pride in being dad and mom to their one daughter named Charlie Faeth Wolfe. Charlie Faeth is 11 years old as of 2023 having been born on January 30, 2012. Wolfe likes spending his spare time with his daughter and his 2 dogs (Australian blue heelers) named Scout and Ruby.

Wolfe posted on his Facebook in the year 2012 that his daughter was born with a cleft palate and a cleft lip. She underwent 2 successful reconstructive surgeries and recovered. In the year 2014, Wolfe teamed with artist Isabelle Bloom to create a sculpture to help kids with cleft palates.

Mike Wolfe Net Worth

Wolfe has an annual estimated net worth of $7 Million, which he earns through his career as an Actor, Singer-Song Writer, and TV Personality.

Mike Wolfe Career

Wolfe is a household name by conquering the world of “picking” – a place where the treasure is mined in dilapidated warehouses, crumbling sheds, and old barns that line the main streets and back roads of the USA. He is on top of his field where he operates as a significant voice in the collectibles and interiors world, in addition to a personal empire including endorsement deals, retail stores, product lines, and books, as well as a CBS sitcom pilot that he created based on his life as a foremost professional scavenger in the USA. Wolfe is also the executive producer of the sitcom.

Before Wolfe joined Hollywood, he was a professional treasure hunter, where he road-tripped around the nation in search of “rusty gold” to purchase and sell in one of his 2 Antique Archaeology stores. Wolfe started picking when he was 6 years old when he used to pull old bicycles out of the trash of his neighbor in Bettendorf, Iowa. He has been a professional picker for more than 2 decades – he used to own 2 bike shops and was a competitive bicycle racer. As a professional picker, Wolfe used to go about his business with little fanfare and put some 60K miles on his cargo van annually while traversing the nation in search of cool finds.

Wolfe’s anonymity concluded in January 2010, when he began the certified hit series “American Pickers.” The series was pitched to a variety of networks for about 5 decades prior to being picked up by The History Channel. The success of the series made Wolfe grow his retail business – he opened a Nashville store in the year 2011. In the subsequent year, Wolfe announced a number of new side businesses, including “Rustoration” and “Kid Pickers” (a book). He has also made him grow his reach as a humanitarian.

Mike Wolfe American Pickers “The Pickers”

Wolfe is the creator of the series “American Pickers” which has a total of 24 seasons. The 1st season premiered on January 18, 2010, and the last on February 1, 2023, on History Channel. The series stars Wolfe and Frank Fritz. Wolfe and Frank are junior high school friends. The series follows Wolfe and Frank as they travel around the USA in search of rare national treasures and Americana artifacts that they can purchase from collectors to sell in their antique shops or add to their “personal” collections.

This series had 3.1M viewers for episode 1, and this made it the highest-rated History Channel series in 3 years. Wolfe is the co-host,  executive producer, and creator of “American Pickers.” The 1st season of the series had 5.4M viewers tuned in every week. The 5th season of the series pulled in 4.7M viewers.

Mike Wolfe Music

Wolfe is an avid lover of music, especially old-school country, and Americana music. He was the co-producer of the album “Music to Pick By” which is a combination of picking-compatible tunes compiled by Brian Ahern (legendary Nashville producer). The record features 3 songs recorded and composed by Wolfe and Dale Watson (country music singer/songwriter).

Mike Wolfe Indian Motorcycle

He has signed an endorsement deal with a brand he loves and rides known as “Indian Motorcycle”. In the year 2013, Wolfe appeared in a television commercial for the 2014 Indian Chief motorcycle.

Mike Wolfe Motorcycles

Wolfe’s motorcycle collection includes a 1913 twin and a 1948 Indian with pedal cranks. The two motorcycles were made the 1st year the Indian had a rear suspension. Wolfe’s 1st motorcycle was a Kawasaki 100. His 2nd one was a Honda Elsinore 250 and his 3rd one was a Can-Am 250.

Mike Wolfe Home / House

Wolfe resides in a house in Le Claire, Iowa, which he built in the year 1860. The house is in a former boardinghouse and grocery and it looks over the Mississippi River that he bought for $175,000 in the year 2004. The ground floor of the house features 2 home decor stores and includes a 2-car courtyard and garage.

Mike Wolfe Antique Archaeology

Wolfe is the owner and operator of 2 locations of Antique Archaeology, in Nashville, Tennessee, and Le Claire, Iowa. There he is selling official “American Picker” merchandise. These stores also feature actual antique and vintage treasures that Wolfe picked up on the road.

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Mike Wolfe Rustoration

Wolfe owns a collection of lighting company known as “Rustoration”. There he is responsible for giving new life to vintage lighting parts and old fixtures and by forging them into functional ones. Pieces are sold in the Nashville store – Antique Archaeology.

Mike Wolfe CBS

It was announced by CBS in September 2012 that it would buy Wolfe’s latest television project, a scripted, multi-camera workplace comedy set in a collectibles and antiques shop. Fred Savage (actor-turned-director) is the director of the show and Wolfe is among the executive producers. The show is based on Wolfe’s life and experiences as a picker.

Mike Wolfe Book / Author

Wolfe has authored 7 books;

  1. “Kid Pickers: How to Turn Junk into Treasure” (published on April 16, 2013, by Feiwel & Friends Publishers) – co-authored with Lily Sprengelmeyer. In this book, Wolfe shares his love of treasure hunting with children.
  2. Art of the Pick (published on November 27, 2013)
  3. Debt Advice Handbook: 11th Edition (published on July 9, 2015) – co-authored with Malcolm Rock Kruse, Jones Connop, and Peter Madge
  4. Debt Advice Handbook: 12th Edition (published on January 31, 2018) – co-authored with Rock Malcolm, Peter Madge, Jones Connop, and Madge Wolfe
  5. Debt Advice Handbook: 13th Edition 2020 (published in 2006) – co-authored with John Kruse and Peter Madge
  6. Debt Advice (published in 1999) – co-authored with Peter Madge
  7. Debt Advice Handbook (published in 1993) – co-authored with Peter Madge
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