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William Thomas Medley was born on 19 September 1940, in Santa Ana, California USA, to Irma, a singer and musician, and Arnol Medley, also a musician. He is a singer and songwriter, best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers musical duo.

A respected singer, how wealthy is Bill Medley? According to sources, Medley has acquired a net worth of over $65 million as of late 2017, accumulated during his singing career now spanning well over 50 years.

Bill Medley Net Worth $65 Million

Medley attended Santa Ana High School, matriculating in 1958. He began singing as a young boy in a church choir, and during his high school days he started to write songs and record music at home, forming a singing duo called The Romancers with his friend Don Fiduccia. In the early ’60s the duo added new members, renaming the band The Paramours. Signing with Smash Records, the band went on to release several songs, including “That’s The Way We Love” and “Miss Social Climber”. Shortly after, Bobby Hatfield joined the Paramours, and as the band eventually broke up, Medley and Hatfield continued to perform together now as The Righteous Brothers, and building their net worth.

After several releases, the duo scored their first #1 hit in 1965, with “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”, produced by Phil Spector under his Philles Records label. The following year they signed with Verve Records, releasing another hit single “Soul and Inspiration”; Medley’s career was boosted and his net worth started to rise.

In 1968 the duo parted ways, as Medley decided to pursue a solo career. He released a number of records in the late ‘60s, including the hit singles “Brown-Eyed Woman” and “Peace, Brother, Peace”, giving his career even more of a boost. However, in 1974 he reunited with Hatfield, but then two years later he took a five-year break from his singing career.

Medley largely focused on his solo career during the ‘80s, though he often performed with Hatfield as a duo as well. Switching from A&M to Planet Records, and later to RCA Records, he released several albums during this time, and scored his best known hit with the 1987 duet with Jennifer Warnes, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”. The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, earning Medley a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the composers. The song reinforced Medley’s status among star performers, and significantly improved his net worth.

The singer went on to release a number of hits in the following years, including “Most of All You”, which became the closing theme to the movie “Major League”, “Friday Night’s A Great Night For Football” – a song from the movie “The Last Boy Scout” – and “Just The Ten of Us”, the theme song for the “Growing Pains” spin-off.

In the meantime, in 1986 the Righteous Brothers’ song “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” was included into the “Top Gun” film soundtrack, while in 1990 “Unchained Melody” became a soundtrack for “Ghost”, which boosted the duo’s popularity again. Hence, they reunited once again, performing and touring until Hatfield’s death in 2003 from coronary disease.

In the years since, Medley has given many live performances, and undertaken tours. In 2016 he announced that he would revive the Righteous Brothers with the singer Bucky Heard as Hatfield’s replacement.

When it comes to his personal life, in 1964 Medley married Karen O’Grady, with whom he had one child, but the couple divorced in 1970; six years later, O’Grady was raped and murdered by a stranger, who was much later identified by DNA, but had been killed by police in an unrelated incident in 1982.  Medley had subsequently been married twice, first to Suzi Robertson and then to Janice Gorham, however, both marriages were soon annulled. In 1986 he married Paula, with whom he has a daughter McKenna, and who is also a singer. Medley and McKenna have performed on tours together. Bill continues to be based in Los Angeles.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 19, 1940
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Profession:Singer, songwriter, musician
Nationality:American
Spouse:Paula Vasu (m. 1986), Karen O'Grady (m. 1964–1976)
Children:Darrin Medley, McKenna Medley
Parents:Arnol Medley, Irma Medley
Awards:Grammy Awards- Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist (1972), Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (1988)
Record labels:Verve Records, Moonglow Records, Smash Records, Philles Records, Planet Records, RCA Records
Music groups:The Righteous Brothers (1963 – 2003)
Movies:"Major League", "Friday Night's A Great Night For Football", "Growing Pains", "The Last Boy Scout"
TV shows:The Righteous Brothers in Concert (2003), Movie Songs Live (2007)
Albums:Damn Near Righteous (2007), The Best of Bill Medley (1990), Soft and Soulful (1969), Reunion (1991), Gone (1970), The Very Best Of The Righteous Brothers (1990)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His first wife, Karen O'Grady, was murdered.
2Son Darrin Medley is the new lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders.
3Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Righteous Brothers) on 10 March 2003.
4Member of 1960s pop group The Righteous Brothers.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsDirty Dancing (1987)· Jennifer Warnes
1980GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsDirty Dancing (1987)· Jennifer Warnes


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning Britain2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lorraine2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Britain's Got Talent2012-2016TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Polònia2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Night at the Museum 32014performer: "I've Had The Time of My Life"
Home & Family2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Boom Town2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miranda2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mulheres Ricas2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Muppets2011performer: "I've Had The Time of My Life"
New Girl2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crazy, Stupid, Love.2011performer: "I've Had The Time of My Life"
Willkommen ÖsterreichTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights2010Video short performer: "The Time of My Life"
Going the Distance2010performer: "I've Had The Time of My Life"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
L'arnacoeur2010performer: "I've Had The Time of my Life"
Scrubs2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Two and a Half Men2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ànima2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Funny People2009performer: " I've Had the Time of My Life"
Saving Grace B. Jones2009performer: "Something Blue"
Psych2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Office2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
S.P.U.N.G2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Corky Romano2001performer: " I've Had The Time Of My Life"
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie1998performer: "Show Me The Light Love Theme"
Feeling Minnesota1996writer: "Try to Find Another Man"
Bikini Watch1995performer: "The Time of My Life"
Beverly Hills, 902101992-1993TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Last Boy Scout1991performer: "Friday Night's A Great Time For Football"
29th Street1991writer: "Little Latin Lupe Lu"
Twenty-One1991performer: "My Babe"
Derrick1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cheers1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rude Awakening1989performer: "Rude Awakening"
Major League1989performer: "Most of All You"
Imagine: John Lennon1988Documentary writer: "Twist and Shout"
Rambo III1988performer: "HE AIN'T HEAVY... HE'S MY BROTHER", "IT IS OUR DESTINY"
Just the Ten of Us1988TV Series "Doin' It the Best I Can"
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV Special performer: " I've Had The Time of My Life"
The In Crowd1988writer: "Little Latin Lupe Lu" - as B. Medley
Dirty Dancing1987performer: "The Time of My Life"
Cobra1986performer: "Loving On Borrowed Time" Love Theme from Cobra, "Two Into One"
The Hard Ride1971performer: "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"
Riot1969performer: "100 YEARS"
One Life to Live1968TV Series performer: "[You're My] Soul and Inspiration"
Shindig!TV Series writer - 8 episodes, 1964 - 1965 performer - 5 episodes, 1964 - 1965
Go Go Mania1965writer: "My Babe" - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All I Want for Christmas1991music arranger: songs / song producer
Just the Ten of Us1988-1990TV Series singer - 47 episodes
Dirty Dancing1987singer: "I've Had The Time of My Life" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anton Music Television2014TV Series
Cheers1990TV SeriesBill Medley
The Flying Doctors1988TV SeriesTom Bishop
Bushfire Moon1987
My Brother Tom1986TV Mini-SeriesJude Wallace
Goober & the Truckers' Paradise1978TV MovieBible Bill

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bill Medley Live at the Starlight Theatre2010Video original music by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Texas Tenors: You Should Dream2013TV Movie grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Idol2015TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Clinger Sisters: The First Girls of Rock & Roll2013DocumentaryHimself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Gilley's Place2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bill Medley Live at the Starlight Theatre2010VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up2009VideoHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself - Sitting in with the band
My Music: Movie Songs2007TV MovieHimself
Dancing with the Stars2006TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself
American Soundtrack: Red, White & Rock2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Elvis Forever2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1994TV SeriesHimself
The Last Boy Scout1991Himself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Dirty Dancing Concert Tour1988DocumentaryHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
New American Bandstand 19651981TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself (as The Righteous Brothers)
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1974TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1970TV SeriesHimself
America1970TV SpecialHimself
The Everly Brothers Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Playboy After Dark1969-1970TV SeriesSinger
Movin'1970TV MovieHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself / Themselves
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1968TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Boone Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1967TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1966TV SeriesHimself
A Swingin' Summer1965Himself (as The Righteous Brothers)
The Andy Williams Show1965TV SeriesHimself
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1964-1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV SpecialHimself (as The Righteous Brothers)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ready, Steady, Go!1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector2009DocumentaryHimself (as The Righteous Brothers)
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHimself
Shindig! Presents the Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody1990Video documentaryHimself

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