Dan Katz, famously known as Big Cat, is an American internet personality, and one of the co-hosts of Barstool Sports’ podcast, Pardon My Take. This article aims to provide an in-depth look into Dan Katz’s life, including his personal and professional achievements, net worth, and controversies.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Katz was born on January 30, 1985, in West Newton, Massachusetts. He attended Newton North High School and graduated in 2003. After high school, he went to the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his degree.
Dan Katz began his career as one of Barstool Sports’ first content creators. After The Chernin Group acquired Barstool Sports, Katz was given more room to work and started hosting Pardon My Take in 2016, alongside Eric Sollenberger, also known as PFT Commenter. Pardon My Take became a huge success, receiving up to 60 million American listeners every week, making it one of the top sports podcasts in the United States.
In addition to Pardon My Take, Katz has had guest appearances on other shows, including PFT Live, Men in Blazers, and The Dan Patrick Show. He also worked as a writer for the TV series The Barstool Rundown: Live from Houston in 2017.
Katz’s podcast, The Corp, was launched in December 2018, alongside professional baseball player Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez. The podcast’s first season featured several guests, including Kobe Bryant, Barbara Corcoran, Mike Francesa, and Barry Sternlicht.
Dan Katz is in a happy relationship with his girlfriend, who he prefers to keep anonymous. They currently reside in Chicago, Illinois. In March 2019, Katz announced on Twitter that he would be a father in June of the same year.
As of 2022, Dan Katz’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million. It is unclear how much he makes from his role at Barstool Sports, but reports suggest that he received a stake in the company after it was acquired by The Chernin Group.
Barstool Sports, the parent company of Pardon My Take, has been embroiled in several controversies over the years. In 2017, Dan Katz was involved in a controversy when Barstool’s president, Dave Portnoy, made inappropriate comments about ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown host, Sam Ponder, in a blog post. The comments were part of an editor’s note written by Dave Portnoy in a 2014 article. The incident led to the cancellation of Barstool Van Talk, a late-night talk show that Katz hosted for ESPN.
Dan Katz, popularly known as Big Cat, is an internet personality, podcast host, and writer. He has achieved remarkable success with his podcast, Pardon My Take, and has worked on several other shows. Despite being involved in a few controversies, Katz continues to grow his brand and has amassed a substantial net worth.