Michael Catherwood

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Mike Catherwood
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Psycho Mike
Michael Dwight Catherwood

(1979-03-15) March 15, 1979 (age 40)
CountryUnited States

Michael Dwight Catherwood (born March 15, 1979), also known as Psycho Mike, is an American radio personality. He is known primarily for his work at KROQ-FM on Kevin and Bean and as the co-host of Loveline from 2010 to 2016[1], and Neon Black podcast.

Early life[edit]

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.[2]


Kevin and Bean Show[edit]

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.[3][4] 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."[5] The station also pulled its own link to the song.[6]

Catherwood rejoined KROQ’s Kevin and Bean show in January 2018 after leaving the Dr. Drew Midday Live show., replacing host Ralph Garman.


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[7] to educate and confront callers on the subject of substance abuse.[8][9] On March 16, 2016, Catherwood announced on the air that he would be leaving Loveline at the end of the month, and his final day as host was March 31, 2016. Loveline itself went off the air permanently on April 28, 2016.

Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood[edit]

On January 5, 2015, Catherwood and Pinsky launched a new program, Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood on KABC in Los Angeles.[10] The show was focused on news and current events, with Catherwood hosting the last hour of the show alone to talk about a topic of his own choosing. He left the show in January 2018 to go back to Kevin and Bean, and was replaced by Lauren Sivan.

The Jason Ellis Show[edit]

As of 2016, Catherwood is a Friday regular on The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius XM Faction Talk.[citation needed]

Control Forever[edit]

As of 2018, Catherwood hosts Control Freak; a mini-doc series that explores demographics that are outside of center on the Control Forever network.


Catherwood currently hosts a podcast titled Swole Patrol with Dr. Drew. The show is focused on fitness, nutrition and exercise.[11]

As of January 2018 Catherwood also hosts Neon Black, a weekly podcast with a quick fire approach to music, film and popular culture along with co-hosts Cheyne Gilmore and Ryan Jaso.

Catherwood also hosts High and Dry, a podcast with Jason Ellis where they discuss their daily lives among various other topics.


Live with Regis and Kelly

Dancing With The Stars

  • 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.[12] 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,[13][14] 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.[15]

On March 29, 2011 he became the first contestant of the 12th season to be eliminated, followed by talk show host Wendy Williams.

The Bad Girls Club (Season 6)

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

American Chopper Live "The Build Off"

The Choice

Chain Reaction

  • In late 2014, Catherwood was named host of GSN's 2015 revival of the game show Chain Reaction.
Year Title Role Notes
2014–present Undateable Mike Guest appearance (Season 2, episode 6,7)
2015–2016 Chain Reaction Himself Host

Personal life[edit]

Catherwood has Irish and Mexican ancestry.[18] Catherwood married actress Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement) on December 16, 2012. They first met during an episode of Loveline. The couple have a daughter, born in 2014.

Catherwood is a recovering addict.



  1. ^ "Radio Ink Magazine". Radioink.com. 2010-04-05. Archived from the original on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  2. ^ Vanderberg, Marcus (February 29, 2012). "SO WHAT DO YOU DO, MIKE CATHERWOOD, HOST OF LOVELINE?". Mediabistro. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Mike Catherwood Biography". InBaseline. 1979-03-15. Retrieved 2011-10-10.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Psycho Mike". TMZ.com. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Vagina Travesty - Radio Lawyers Censor Song". TMZ.com. 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  6. ^ "iheartkiiki". Iheartkiiki.blogspot.com. 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  7. ^ Loveline, 2010-08-02
  8. ^ "Mike Catherwood to Co-Host Syndicated Radio Show with Dr. Drew Pinsky". Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  9. ^ Loveline Show Website, lovelineshow.com; accessed December 27, 2014.
  10. ^ KABC website Archived 2014-12-19 at the Wayback Machine; accessed December 27, 2014.
  11. ^ Swole Patrol with Mike Catherwood, on Drdrew.com
  12. ^ "Who Is Mike Catherwood And Why Is He Dancing With The Stars?". Archived from the original on 2011-03-04. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  13. ^ "Week 1, Part 2 Full Episode -Dancing With The Stars". Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
  14. ^ "Week 2, Part 2 Full Episode -Dancing With The Stars". Archived from the original on April 7, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
  15. ^ "Loveline". Westwood One. March 24, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
  16. ^ "And the Chopper Live Host it..." dsc.discovery.com. 2011-11-14. Archived from the original on 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  17. ^ Hibberd, James (May 8, 2012). "Fox's 'The Choice' cast revealed! Joe Jonas, Dean Cain, The Situation, many more -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  18. ^ "About Mike Catherwood". KABC. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  19. ^ "Eva Amurri Martino's Co-Star Suspected Pregnancy With 'Sixth Sense'". hollywood.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
Preceded by
Dylan Lane
Host of Chain Reaction
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Co-host of Loveline
Succeeded by