Rob Dyrdek’s MTV History
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Robert Stanley, known in the mainstream media as “Rob” Dyrdek, is an Ohio born skatboarder/celebrity born June 28, 1974. Dyrdek’s not only an actor but also a, producer, professional street-skateboarder, entrepreneur, and a reality TV show star.
Dyrdek rose to fame in 2006 when he created and produced (along with his bodyguard “Big”) the MTV reality TV hit show Rob and Big. Celebrity Net Worth reported that Dyrdek received as much as $60,000 per episdoe for the series. Since then Dyrdek has stared in MTV’s series Ridiculousness and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. Rob also invented the animated series “Wild Grinders” where he voiced the series’ main character, Lil Rob.
Rob Dyrdek’s second MTV series Fantasy Factory, premiered in 2009 and lasted for seven seasons. Fantasy factory had a ratings-strong first five seasons before slipping in the ratings during season six where the series received very average ratings of 1.5 million viewers.
The third show, “Ridiculousness” was launched in 2010 (a year later) and began airing on August 29, 2011. Its season 4 was Thursday’s best original cable series; it had 1.8 million viewers and also had a 1.5 rating.