Stardom runs in the Holmes family. The high-profile family which originates from Toronto, Canada, has been around the reality TV scene for decades. The patriarch of the family Mike Holmes set this trend with his hit show Holmes on Homes. Mike Holmes Jr. carries the torch and works alongside his father. But this was not always the case. Mike Holmes Jr. has experienced his fair share of odd jobs before settling in with the family. Today we take a closer look at the bio of Mike Holmes Jr.
Mike Holmes Jr. is a house builder, a licensed contractor & a television show host. He is the son of Mike Holmes, a famous home improvement expert and TV personality. He works alongside his father and his sister Sherry Holmes on various reality TV shows for HGTV Canada, such as Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, Holmes Makes It Right and Holmes: Next Generation. He is also a skilled trades advocate and a public speaker.
Nationality, Ethnicity, Zodiac:
Mike Holmes Jr. is a Canadian citizen and a Christian who was born in Toronto on July 25, 1989. His zodiac sign is Leo, which is associated with radiant joy and generous charm.
Mike Holmes Jr.
July 25, 1989
The son of Michael Holmes and Alexandra Lorex, Mike Holmes Jr. spent his early life in Toronto alongside his sisters Sherry Holmes, and Amanda Holmes. His parents married in 1984 and were together until the 1990s. Even though his parents divorced during his childhood, Mike remained close to his mother afterwards. Mike Sr. began to date Anna Zappia in 2000 and they have been together ever since.
Mike Jr. grew up watching his father work as a builder and learned from him the importance of quality workmanship and helping people. He was a quiet kid who faced some bullying when he was younger, but he also had a sense of humor and tried to come out of his shell. He initially wanted to be a firefighter, but he changed his mind when he tried contracting and trades. He fell in love with the craft and decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. He joined his father’s show, “Holmes on Homes”, when he was 14 years old and has been working with him ever since.
He started his career as a construction crew member on Holmes on Homes, a television show that featured his father fixing shoddy home renovations. He then became a site supervisor on Holmes Inspection (2009-2012), a show that exposed the problems hidden behind walls and under floors. He also worked as a construction manager on Holmes Makes It Right (2012-2014), a show that helped homeowners who were victims of bad contractors or natural disasters. He also appeared on Holmes Makes It Right: Retooled (2019), a show that revisited some of the previous episodes and added new content. Mike Jr. also co-hosted Holmes and Holmes (2016-2019) with his father, a show that followed them as they renovated two properties for resale. He also appeared as a guest mentor on Home Free (2015), a show that featured couples competing to win their dream home. He also starred in Holmes: Next Generation (2018) with his father and his sister Sherry Holmes, a show that showcased their family business and their passion for helping homeowners. He also appeared on The Marilyn Denis Show (2018-2019) and Entertainment Tonight Canada (2018) as a recurring guest. He is currently working on Holmes Family Rescue (2021-2022), a show that features him and his family helping communities in need across Canada. Mike Jr. is passionate about woodworking and carpentry and has done several bespoke projects for homeowners. He is also a skilled trades advocate who supports youth in pursuing careers in the construction industry. He is involved in various charitable and educational initiatives, such as the Holmes Foundation, Skills Canada and World Skills.
Television Career timeline:
Mike has made a name for himself not just as a house builder but also as a reality television personality. He has been on television for over a decade now and is a regular face of HGTV Canada. Following is the timeline of his television career:
Holmes on Homes
Four Houses Canada
Holmes Makes It Right
Self/Construction Crew/Construction Manager
Marc & Mandy Show
Home to Win
Holmes: The Next Generation
Entertainment Tonight Canada
Holmes Makes it Right: Retooled
Self/ Construction Crew/ Site Supervisor
The Marilyn Denis Show
Holmes and Holmes
Holmes Family Effect
Holmes Family Rescue
Social Media Presence:
Mike Holmes Jr. has a strong social media presence on various platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. He uses his social media accounts to share his personal and professional life, such as his projects, his family, his hobbies, his opinions and his tips. He also uses his social media accounts to interact with his fans and followers, such as answering their questions, thanking them for their support and inviting them to watch his shows. He also uses his social media accounts to promote various causes and initiatives that he is passionate about, such as environmental protection, skilled trades education and mental health awareness. He has over 74K followers on Instagram, over 100K followers on Facebook and over 24K followers on Twitter.
Mike Holmes Jr.’s net worth is $5 million as of 2023. His net worth comes from his career as a contractor, television host, public speaker and educator.
Wife & Kids:
Mike Holmes Jr. has a loving and supportive relationship with his wife Lisa Grant, who is a herbalist and holistic health coach. They met at a Golf Charity Event in 2006. Interestingly Mike was not supposed to be there, and after one of their fourth friends missed due to illness Mike was called in. There Lisa was working as a server and Mike got her number. After dating for three months Lisa went to travel around the world. The pair reconnected in 2013. They got married on August 13, 2017, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Thornbury, Ontario. The wedding had a secret garden theme and was attended by their family and friends, including Mike Holmes Sr. and Sherry Holmes.
Mike Jr. and Lisa share a passion for healthy living and wellness. They do not have children yet but they have two dogs, Cali and Lacey. They live in a custom-built home in Georgetown, Ontario that Mike Jr. designed and built himself. They often post pictures and videos of their happy moments together on their social media accounts.
Mike Holmes Jr. is the youngest of three siblings preceded by Sherry Holmes (born June 21, 1987) and Amanda Holmes (born September 2, 1984). All three have been involved in the family business. While Mike Jr and Sherry have been involved in television shows Amanda is more of an introverted person and likes to work behind the scenes. In the past, Amanda worked as an office manager.
Talking about the family extension. Mike Jr is yet to give birth to children while Sherry is a mother of a baby girl Cali, and Amanda is the mother of two children Wyatt, and Emily.
Michael Holmes Jr.
Mike Holmes Jr.
Amanda Holmes, Sherry Holmes
Licensed Contractor, Television Host, House Builder
Licensed Contractor, Television Host, House Builder