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Paul Daniel Frehley was born on the 27th April 1951, in The Bronx, New York, USA of Dutch and German descent. He is a musician and songwriter, answering to the nicknames Space Ace and Spaceman. Ace Frehley is perhaps best known as a former member of the popular rock group Kiss (1973–1982, 1996-2002) as well as a solo artist. He has been listed as one of the Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World magazine, though he was never actually taught to play, and doesn’t know how to read music. Ace Frehley has been accumulating his net worth as a musician since 1964.

So how much is the Ace Frehley’s net worth? Reportedly, Ace’s wealth stands at $35 million, accumulated during his career in the music industry beginning way back in the early 70s.

Ace Frehley Net Worth $35 Million

Since birth Ace was surrounded by music, as every member of his family played a musical instrument or two. Getting a guitar as a Christmas present was some sort of a usual gift and he started playing it being 13. Ace claims that he was influenced by such artists as Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. After graduating from high school he played in local bands until he auditioned for and became a founding member of the hard rock band Kiss. Together with the band, Frehley recorded 16 studio albums, and all but two of them received certifications for sales in USA, and many were also certified in Canada, UK, Japan. As a result, they all added to the total size of Ace Frehley’s net worth.

However, Ace left the band in 1982 in order to pursue a solo career. In fact, the most successful studio album Frehley released was when still being a member of Kiss. His self-titled debut studio album (1978) was certified platinum in the USA and gold in Canada, and peaked in 26th position on the Billboard Album Top 200 in USA. The single “New York Groove” which was included on the above mentioned album peaked in 13th position on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1996 Ace reunited with the band Kiss for a farewell tour, and even though the band agreed to continue afterwards, in 2002 Frehley left the band and continued his solo career. The reunification still added to Ace’s net worth.

Ace Frehley has released six studio albums, up to date. It should be noted that the latest album “Space Invader” (2014) appeared in high positions of the music charts not only in USA, but also Australia, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden. All these albums increased the overall size of Ace Frehley net worth.

In addition to his work on the stage, Ace Frehley released his autobiography “No Regrets – A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir” in 2011, co-written with John Ostrosky and Joe Layden. Frehley was also featured in the television film “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” (1978), and documentary films “Kiss: The Second Coming Documentary” (1998) and “KISS Loves You” (2004), feature films “Detroit Rock City” (1999) and “Remedy” (2005). These have added sums to the net worth of Ace Frehley, too.

In his personal life, Ace has been married to Jeanette Trerotola since 1976.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 27, 1951
Birth place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Profession:Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist
Nationality:United States of America
Awards:People's Choice Awards for Favorite New Song (1977), Metal Edge Readers' Choice Awards for Bend of the Year, Best Concert Tour and Performance (1996), Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award Heroes Award (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ), 2006)
Music groups:Kiss, Frehley's Comet
Movies:“Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” (1978), “Kiss: The Second Coming Documentary” (1998), “KISS Loves You” (2004), “Detroit Rock City” (1999), “Remedy” (2005)
TV shows:Academy of Music (New York (New York), 1973), Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1974), ABC's Dick Clark's in Concert (1974), American Idol (2009), The Hottest Show on Earth Tour (2010), "Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2012)
Albums:"Kiss" (1974), "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), "Dressed to Kill" (1975), "Destroyer" (1976), "Love Gun" (1977), "Dynasty" (1979), "Lick It Up" (1983), "Revenge" (1992), "Rock and Roll Over" (1976), "Psycho Circus" (1998), "Sonic Boom" (2009), "Best of Kiss 40" (2014)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1KISS was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2Said in a 2008 interview that he is now clean and sober and has finally learned, that he is actually a better musician when not drunk and on drugs and that he regrets not learning this sooner.
3Early on when learning to play guitar, he experimented with guitars that had whammy bars. Eventually, he discarded them when he found that whammy bars weren't his style.
4Was opposed to recording KISS' sixteenth album, "Music From The Elder". However, he was out-voted two to one by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and, subsequently, was obligated to participate. Also, insisted to have the 24-track tapes mailed to his home to cut his parts. Finally, his solos were cut out of the final recordings, and did not participate completely on their seventeenth album, "Creatures of the Night", and replaced by Vincent Cusano (Vinnie Vincent).
5Is the designer of the famous KISS logo.
6His face is on the cover of the KISS album, "creatures of the night", even though Vinnie Vincent played all the songs on the album. KISS begged Ace to put his face on the cover because he wasn't officially gone and they weren't sure about Vinnie being a permanent replacement.
7Has an IQ of 164.
8Previous bands: Molimo, the Muff Drivers and Frehley's Comet.
9According to Gene Simmons' autobiography, "Kiss and Make-Up", the lightning bolt guitar strap that's used by so many in the music design is actually Frehley's design. He is considered to be a very gifted graphic designer.
10Older sister's name is Nancy.
11Is a self-taught guitarist, started playing at age 13.
12Daughter, Monique, was born July 9, 1980.
13Is "Space Ace" in the Hard Rock band, KISS.
14When Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley heard Ace's audition for KISS and decided to make him the lead guitarist, they asked him what his name was. When he said his name was Paul Frehley, they told him that the band couldn't have two Paul's. Frehley then told them to call him "Ace Frehley". The nickname "Ace" comes from his school days, when he displayed an uncanny ability to get his friends dates.
15Lead guitarist for KISS 1973-1983 and 1995-2002. Is divorced from wife Jeanette.
16Is the youngest of 3 children. Has a brother, Charles, and a sister,
17Father Karl was an electrical engineer, mother Esther a homemaker.
18Parents: Karl and Esther.
19A member of the hard rock band, KISS.
20Daughter: Monique


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Known for his Spaceman makeup
2Gibson Les Paul


Quotes

#Quote
1I knew I was destined to do a solo album, but when I did that first album in 1978, I had no idea it was going to be that well received.
2That's not my idea of what KISS is. Maybe that's his idea. You know, they say things like that just to cover their asses, so that they can carry on and still say it's KISS. That's all that is: smoke. [when asked if he agrees with Paul Stanley about the idea of KISS continuing without any of the original members].
3I eat, sleep, and drink my character. It is my fantasy to go to another planet. By the time I'm 40, interplanetary travel will be common. Nobody will want to talk to me at that age, anyway.
4I remember taking the cassette and smashing it against a wall" - to Guitar World magazine in 1993, describing his negative response to the 1981 KISS album, "Music From the Elder.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Colin Quinn: The New York Story2016TV Movie performer: "New York Groove" written by nm0050664
MLB Network Presents2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Blood Ties2013/Iperformer: "New York Groove"
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Somewhere2010writer: "Love Theme From Kiss"
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'2010Documentary performer: "New York Groove"
Inside Job2010Documentary performer: "New York Groove"
Californication2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 2 1978-19912007Video documentary writer: "Cold Gin", "Talk to Me"
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "Shock Me"
Idle Hands1999performer: "New York Groove"
KISS Live: The Ultimate Halloween Party1998TV Movie writer: "Shock Me", "Cold Gin", "Into the Void"
Unplugged1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metalhead to Head2014TV Series
Metalocalypse2009-2010TV SeriesMember with Shirt with Number 7 / Dr. Naniltred Faniltendriten
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 3 1992-20002007VideoAce Frehley
Remedy2005Johnny
Family Guy2001TV SeriesAce Frehley
Detroit Rock City1999KISS
Millennium1998TV SeriesSick Cop
Action League Now!!: Rock-A-Big-Baby1997ShortAce Frehley (voice)
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park1978TV MovieSpace Ace

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kiss: Beyond the Makeup2001TV Movie documentary
Kiss: The Last Kiss2000TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Wanted the Best... You Got the Best: The Official Kiss Movie2016DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
That Metal Show2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2010TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Player: Ace Frehley2010VideoHimself
Sober House2010TV SeriesHimself
Robins2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Idol2009TV Series
Fantástico2009TV Series documentaryHimself
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 2 1978-19912007Video documentaryHimself
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection2006Video documentaryHimself
Howard Stern2005TV SeriesHimself
Tony Hawk's Underground2003Video GameHimself (uncredited)
The Greatest2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Interviewee
Kiss: Beyond the Makeup2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy2001DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Kiss: The Last Kiss2000TV MovieHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Miscellaneous Shit: Behind the Scenes of 'Detroit Rock City'1999Video documentary shortHimself
WCW Monday Nitro1999TV SeriesHimself
Kiss: The Second Coming1998VideoHimself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (as Kiss)
MADtv1998TV SeriesHimself
Kiss Psycho Circus1998Video shortHimself
KaBlam!1997TV SeriesHimself (segment "Action League Now!")
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1995TV SeriesHimself
Unplugged1995TV Series documentaryHimself
KISS My A**: The Video1994Video documentarySpace Ace
Kiss: X-treme Close-Up1992VideoHimself / The Spaceman
The Morton Downey Jr. Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 51989Video documentaryHimself
Fridays1982TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Midnight Special1975TV SeriesHimself - Musician

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Provokation2015Documentary shortHimself
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three2004Video documentary shortSick Cop (uncredited)
Kiss Loves You2004Documentary
Tupac: Resurrection2003DocumentaryHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
KISS: eXposed1987Video documentaryHimself

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