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Bruce Anthony Johannesson, born on the 14th of May, 1962, is an American musician who became famous for his band Poison using the stage name C.C. DeVille.
So how much is DeVille’s net worth? As of early 2017, it is reported to be $10 million, acquired from his years being a musician and for appearing in television.
C.C. Deville Net Worth $10 million
Born in Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, DeVille started his love for music at a very young age. He sites that his love for music stared when he saw the Beatles perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Later on his parents gave him a guitar and a Japanese Telecaster copy. He listened to various rock bands that later on became his inspiration.
Some of the bands that piqued his interest included Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Who and Kiss to name a few.
At the age of 18, DeVille joined the band Lace in Brooklyn and began performing around town. He also studied for a while in New York University to pursue a degree in music theory but he dropped out to pursue a career in music. He decided to move to Los Angeles in 1981 and joined various bands to score a career in music. Some of the bands he joined include St James, Lace Slip, Screaming Mimi and Roxx Regime. Although it was a slow start his career in music was growing and so was his wealth.
DeVille stumbled upon a band called Poison in which he auditioned to be their lead guitarist. He fought for the position against another guitarist named Slash that later became popular too. Ultimately, he got the position and officially became part of the band along with bassist Bobby Dall, drummer Rikki Rockett, and vocalist Bret Michaels.
The band’s first album was released in 1986 entitled “Look Who the Cat Dragged In”. Their song “Talk Dirty to Me” became a massive hit and immediately increased the sales of their album. The song also catapulted the band to success thus increasing the net worth of the boys and DeVille.
Poison released they second album after two years entitled “Open Up and Say…Ahh!” and once again performed very well. It became multi-platinum and the songs “Nothin’ But a Good Time” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” topped the charts. Their third album “Flesh and Blood” released in 1990 performed just as well as the last two cementing Poison as one of the top rock bands of their time.
After non-stop success, DeVille also experienced some low when he had a falling out with the band. In 1991, while the band was performing at the MTV Video Music Awards, DeVille played “Talk Dirty to Me” instead of “Unskinny Bop”. Vocalist Bret Michaels accused him of being drunk and under the influence of drugs, thus he was kicked out of the
DeVille tried to create his own band Samantha 7, but after some years he eventually reconnected with band.
Aside from being successful musically, DeVille also had a short stint in television where he appeared in the reality show “The Surreal Life” in its sixth season.
Today, DeVille is still with Poison and the band still performs and goes on tour from time to time.
In terms of his personal life, DeVille and his girlfriend Shannon Malone have one son, Vallon Deville Johannesson.
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|One Hit Wonderland||2013-2015||TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes|
|Tumbledown||2015||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|Todd's Pop Song Reviews||2014||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock||2014||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|Rock of Ages||2012||lyrics: "Sister Christian / Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But a Good Time" - as Bruce Anthony Johannessen / music: "Sister Christian / Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But a Good Time" - as Bruce Anthony Johannessen|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2012||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Lay the Favorite||2012||writer: "Unskinny Bop" - as Johannesson|
|Metal Evolution||2011||TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes|
|Gymkhana 4: The Hollywood Megamercial||2011||Short writer: "Nothin' But a Good Time"|
|Hop||2011||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|Yogi Bear||2010||writer: "Nothin' But a Good Time" - as Bruce Johannesson|
|Fubar: Balls to the Wall||2010||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - as C.C. DeVille|
|Hot Tub Time Machine||2010||writer: "Talk Dirty to Me", "Cry Tough" - as Bruce Johannesson|
|Cop Out||2010||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|The 63rd Annual Tony Awards||2009||TV Special writer: "Nothin' But a Good Time"|
|Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||2009||writer: "Nothin' But A Good Time"|
|Nitro Circus||2009||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Adventureland||2009||writer: "I Want Action" - as Bruce Johannesson|
|(500) Days of Summer||2009||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|The Rocker||2008||writer: "Nothin' But a Good Time" - as CC Deville|
|Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||2008||writer: "Nothin' But a Good Time" - as Bruce Johannesson|
|South Park||2007||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock||2007||Video Game writer: "Talk Dirty To Me" - as CC De Ville|
|SingStar Amped||2007||Video Game writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|Rock of Love with Bret Michaels||2007||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol||2007||Video Game "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|Beerfest||2006||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - as Bruce Anthony Johannesson|
|Grandma's Boy||2006||writer: "Talk Dirty to Me"|
|Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo||2005||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|Mr. & Mrs. Smith||2005||writer: "Nothin' But a Good Time"|
|The O.C.||2005||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Friday Night Lights||2004||writer: "Nothin' but a Good Time"|
|Chappelle's Show||2004||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Grind||2003||writer: "Nothin' But a Good Time" - as CC Deville|
|Pauly Shore Is Dead||2003||writer: "I Want Action" - as B. Johannesson|
|Run Ronnie Run||2002||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorns", "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|On the Line||2001||writer: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|Beavis and Butt-Head||1996||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Son in Law||1993||performer: "Hey Good Lookin'" - as C.C. DeVille|
|MTV Video Music Awards 1991||1991||TV Special writer: "Talk Dirty to Me"|
|South of Nowhere||2005-2006||TV Series||Raiff Davies|
|Just Shoot Me!||2002||TV Series||Lloyd|
|A Letter from Death Row||1998||uncredited|
|Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It||2010||TV Series composer - 1 episode|
|South of Nowhere||2005||TV Series songs performed by - 1 episode|
|A Letter from Death Row||1998||musician: guitar, Party Rock Band|
|Hot Tub Time Machine||2010||the producers wish to thank|
|My First Guitar||2011||Documentary||Himself|
|E! True Hollywood Story||2009||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Poison: Live, Raw and Uncut||2007||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|The Tyra Banks Show||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|The Surreal Life: Fame Games||2007||TV Series||Himself - Participant|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|The Surreal Life||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Waking Up Dead||2005||Documentary||Himself|
|Lit: All Access||2004||Video documentary||Himself|
|Spin the Bottle: An All-Star Tribute to Kiss||2004||Video short||Himself|
|You Rock with...||2003||TV Series||Himself|
|Poison: Rock Legends||2003||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Making of Bret Michaels||2002||Himself|
|Poison: Greatest Video Hits||2001||Video documentary||Himself|
|100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock||2000||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself - Member, Poison|
|Season by Season||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Behind the Music||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Turn Up the Volume 1||1991||Video documentary|
|Hard 'N Heavy Volume 10||1991||Video documentary||Himself - Poison|
|Hard 'N Heavy Volume 8||1990||Video documentary||Himself - Poison|
|Unplugged||1990||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years||1988||Documentary||Himself (Poison guitarist)|
|Poison: Cry Tough||1986||Short||Himself|
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|1||Replaced original Poison guitarist Matt Smith when the band moved out to Los Angeles.|
|2||He & his girlfriend, Shannon Malone, welcomed their first child March 2007. Their son Vallon Deville Johannesson weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.|
|3||Guitarist for the glam metal band, Poison.|
|4||Along with Poison, frontman for the rock group, Samantha 7.|
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