Mike Catherwood
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date March 15, 1979 (1979-03-15) (age 38)
Hometown San Marino, California
Known For Radio personality

Dancing with the Stars 12

Partner(s) Lacey Schwimmer
Placement 11th
Highest Score 17 (Jive)
Lowest Score 13 (Foxtrot)
Average Score 15.0

Michael Dwight "Mike" Catherwood is a celebrity from season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.

Early lifeEdit

Catherwood grew up near San Marino, California. His teenage years were the start of his problems with substance abuse, as he began drinking at an early age. He attended San Marino High School.


Kevin & Bean ShowEdit

Catherwood was the assistant producer for the Kevin and Bean show, and frequently stars in man-on-the-street segments as well as parodies of most commercial songs which generally involve crude themes. Catherwood is also an amateur body builder and a certified personal trainer and has appeared in several segments educating listeners about exercise and nutrition.

He is known for performing many vocal impersonations, including Gene Simmons, Kevin Federline, Spencer Pratt, Manny Ramirez, Lamar Odom, Antonio Villaraigosa, Tom DeLonge, Adam Carolla, and Anthony Kiedis, as well as a character of his own invention named "Rudy," a stereotypical heavy-accented cholo ex-con with a penchant for marijuana and manscaping. Other characters he made up were "Sven," a Nordic Viking of the disco and "Carbuncle", a pirate that sails the smegma of foreskins.

In June 2007, he created a KROQ sensation, a parody of the Plain White T's song "Hey There Delilah" called "Hey There Vagina." The song was the most requested song on the station for a week until station lawyers quashed it, claiming it was "indecent." The station also pulled its own link to the song.


On March 21, 2010, he was permanently hired as the co-host of the national call-in radio show Loveline, with physician host Dr. Drew Pinsky. Catherwood frequently draws on his own past experience as a drug addict to educate and confront callers on the subject of substance abuse. On January 5, 2015, Catherwood and Pinsky launched a new program, "Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood" on KABC in Los Angeles. On March 16, 2016, Catherwood announced on the air that he would be leaving Loveline at the end of the month.


Live with Regis & KellyEdit

On January 28, 2011, Mike co-hosted with Kelly Ripa. Viewers voted Mike in as a fill-in for Regis Philbin.

Dancing with the StarsEdit

On February 28, 2011, during a segment of The Bachelor, Dancing With The Stars announced its upcoming contestants, and Catherwood was introduced to join the cast debuting on March 21, 2011. He was partnered with professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer. Catherwood admitted while he is an athlete, he had no dance experience and no "grace". His Loveline cohost, Dr. Drew, was highly supportive of his competition, appearing each night in the audience with his wife and children, and making appeals for fans of the show to vote. At one point, Pinsky facetiously said he would run across the stage and forearm-tackle Len Goodman (in a manner similar to Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman) if he gave Catherwood a bad score. On March 29, 2011 he became the first contestant of the 12th season to be eliminated.

The Bad Girls ClubEdit

Catherwood appeared on Episode 7 of Season 6 where the girls appeared as guests on the radio show, "Loveline."

American Chopper LiveEdit

Catherwood appeared as the host for American Chopper Live "The Build Off", a live Bike building competition with Paul Teutul Jr. Paul Teutul, Sr. and Jesse James. The show aired on December 6, 2011, on The Discovery Channel

The ChoiceEdit

In 2012, he participated in Fox's dating game show The Choice.

Chain ReactionEdit

In late 2014, Catherwood was named host of GSN's 2015 revival of the game show Chain Reaction.

Personal lifeEdit

Catherwood has Irish and Mexican ancestry. Catherwood married actress Bianca Kajlich on December 16, 2012. They first met during an episode of Loveline. The couple has one daughter, born in 2014.

Dancing with the Stars 12Edit


Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/"Cooler Than Me" 5 4 4 No Elimination
2 Jive/"The Boys Are Back in Town" 6 5 6 Eliminated


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