Adam Duritz Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Adam Fredric Duritz was born on 1 August 1964, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is a producer, songwriter and musician best known for being the vocalist and founder of the rock band Counting Crows. He’s also made music for films, notably writing the song “Accidentally in Love” for the film “Shrek 2”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Adam Duritz? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He owned two record labels, and is responsible for writing numerous songs for other popular bands. He’s also done production work for films, and as he continues his career his wealth will likely increase.

Adam Duritz Net Worth $40 million

Prior to becoming part of Counting Crows and becoming famous, Adam performed with various bands at the San Francisco Bay Area. He wrote songs and was a part of the band Sordid Humor. Eventually, he met David Immergluck and they went on to record a song before forming the band The Himalayans. He started to gain recognition as a songwriter, and after a year the band would record a demo tape in hopes of finding a major record label. They also submitted another demo tape consisting of stripped-down songs, and called themselves Counting Crows. That second demo tape was accepted and soon they would release their first album “August and Everything After”, which included the hit song “Round Here”. They also performed their song “Mr. Jones” on “Saturday Night Live”, and it gained them a significant amount of popularity.

As the band’s career continued, Adam found himself collaborating with other artists such as The Wallflowers. He also helped Peter Stuart, Ryan Adams and Dashboard Confessional, mostly writing songs for their albums. He also worked with Nanci Griffith on songs such as “Talk To Me While I’m Listening” and “Going Back to Georgia”. Duritz then wrote songs for the films “Josie and the Pussycats” and “Shrek 2” which won several awards. Recently, he has been seen as a judge in the Independent Music Awards.

In 1997, Adam founded the record label E Pluribus Unum; three years later it would be purchased by Interscope Records, but meantime the names he signed under the label performed with Counting Crows on various tours. He also created Tyrannosaurus Records in 2007, but it eventually became defunct in 2015.

With his musical career extending to film, Adam also decided to try his hand in that industry, becoming the executive producer of “The Locusts”. He also made an appearance in “Farce of the Penguins”, which was a mockumentary. One of his recent projects was as executive producer of “Freeloaders” which stars Clifton Collins Jr., and Olivia Munn.

For his personal life, it is known that Adam has been romantically linked with Jennifer Aniston, Samantha Mathis, Monica Potter and Courteney Cox. He dated Emmy Rossum in 2009, and she was often part of his band’s tours. However, Adam has never married, and no information is available on any current relationship.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 1, 1964
Birth place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Profession:Musician
Education:University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis
Nationality:American
Parents:Linda Dee, Gilbert Duritz
Siblings:Nicole Duritz
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Original Song
Movies:Farce of the Penguins
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Had a brief relationship with actress Emmy Rossum.
2Has a sister named Nicole. She is mentioned in his song "Children in Bloom".
3After the overnight multi-platinum success of the Counting Crows debut album ("August and Everything After"). Adam decided to find a real job for a "reality check" between albums. So he bartended at the The Viper Room in Hollywood, which at the time was still owned by Johnny Depp.
4Once rented Christina Applegate's house (Late 1990s)
5Lead singer for the band Counting Crows.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His dreadlocks


Quotes

#Quote
1[on his hair style] I spent my life looking in the mirror and thinking, I don't get it - that's not me. The first time I got dreads, I caught my reflection in a window. and it was the first time that I saw me. It was like the first time I wrote a song.
2Maria is the only one who's not completely real. She's just an idea of someone I came up with when I was writing "Round Here." I mean, she's me. It's through the eyes of a girl, but it's someone very much like me struggling at the edge, not sure if she's going to fall off on one side or the other. It's a theme that's stuck through songs. So she keeps popping up.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsShrek 2 (2004)· David Bryson
· David Immerglück
· Matthew Malley
· Dan Vickrey

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongShrek 2 (2004)· Charles Gillingham (composer)
· Jim Bogios (composer)
· David Immerglück (composer)
· Matthew Malley (composer)
· David Bryson (composer)
· Dan Vickrey (lyricist)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureShrek 2 (2004)· Dan Vickrey
· David Immerglück
· Matthew Malley
· David Bryson
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongShrek 2 (2004)· Matthew Malley (as Counting Crows)
· Dan Vickrey (as Counting Crows)
· David Immerglück (as Counting Crows)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaShrek 2 (2004)· David Bryson
· David Immerglück
· Matthew Malley
· Dan Vickrey
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongShrek 2 (2004)· Charles Gillingham (music and performed by)
· Jim Bogios (music and performed by)
· David Immerglück (music and performed by)
· Matthew Malley (music and performed by)
· David Bryson (music and performed by)
· Daniel Vickers (lyrics and performed by)
2004World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for FilmShrek 2 (2004)· Dan Vickrey (written by)
· David Immerglück (written by)
· David Bryson (written by)
· Matthew Malley (written by)
· Counting Crows (performer)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mommy2014/Iwriter: "Colorblind"
Atop the Fourth Wall2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Freeloaders2012writer: "Hanginaround" - as Adam F. Duritz
Something Borrowed2011writer: "Round Here"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Valiant2005writer: "Accidentally in Love"
Taiko: Drum Master2005Video Game lyrics: "American Girls" - as Adam F. Duritz / music: "American Girls" - as Adam F. Duritz
Searching for David's Heart2004TV Movie writer: "Hard Candy"
Shrek 22004writer: "Accidentally in Love" 2004
Scrubs2002-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
One Tree Hill2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction2002lyrics: "Anna Begins" / music: "Anna Begins"
Mr. Deeds2002lyrics: "Goin' Down To New York Town" - as Adam F. Duritz / music: "Goin' Down To New York Town" - as Adam F. Duritz
Josie and the Pussycats2001writer: "Spin Around", "You Don't See Me", "You're A Star"
Cruel Intentions1999lyrics: "Colorblind" - as Adam F. Duritz / music: "Colorblind" - as Adam F. Duritz
Rounders1998writer: "Baby, I'm A Big Star Now" - as Adam F. Duritz
Mystery Science Theater 30001997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Unhook the Stars1996writer: "Raining in Baltimore"
Homicide: Life on the Street1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1994TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine Live2012TV Movie
Freeloaders2012Adam Duritz
Farce of the Penguins2006Sensitive Guy Penguin (voice)
Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Live at Red RocksTV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Public Law2012Short associate producer
Freeloaders2012producer
Burn1998executive producer
The Locusts1997executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anonymity: The History of Straight, Incorporated2010the producers wish to thank
For Catherine2005very special thanks
Tortured by Joy2004Short thanks
Hamlet2000special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall2011VideoHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Passing Strange
Private Sessions2008TV SeriesHimself
Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Special2007TV MovieHimself
Een manier om thuis te komen - Umoja live2007DocumentaryHimself
Showbiz Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHimself
The Music of Shrek 22004Video documentary shortHimself
Soundstage2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Counting Crows)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2004TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2002TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers2009TV SpecialHimself
Now That's What I Call Music!: The Best Videos of 2003!2003VideoHimself (segment "Big Yellow Taxi") (as Counting Crows)

Is Adam Duritz's Net Worth Deserved?

  • Megalodale

    Actually, the “David” he met and went on to record a song before forming the band The Himalayans was David Bryson, not David Immergluck.