Chris Stein Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Christ Stein was born on 5 January 1950, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, the only child of Ben and Estelle and of Jewish ancestry. He is best known as a co-founder and guitarist of the American band Blondie.

So just how rich is Christ Stein, as of mid-2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Stein’s net worth is as high as $10 million, accumulated from his careers in several fields of the music industry which began in the ‘70s.

Chris Stein Net Worth $10 million

Prior to his big breakthrough in the music industry, Stein wanted to be an Egyptologist, however, he changed his mind when his parents bought him his first guitar at the age of 11. Stein attended junior high school at Andres Hudde, and went on to attend Midwood High School, but was eventually kicked out for having long hair, and finished his high school education at Quintanos School for Young Professionals. He joined the Stilettos, a glam-rock group and met Debbie Harry there; they remained very good friends and established a professional partnership as well, and Chris went on to establish the new weave, punk rock band Blondie in 1974 with her.

Besides being active in the music industry, Stein is also an acclaimed photographer who has taken thousand of images, largely focusing on his band, the singer Debbie Harry and the early New York City punk music scene. His talent for photography was recognized and he has collaborated with artists such as Andy Warhol and H.R Giger. Stein wrote the hit song ‘’Sunday Girl’’ for Blondie all on his own, and in addition has co-written numerous songs with Debbie Harry, the band’s lead vocalist. Their songs ‘’Heart of Glass’’, ‘’Picture This’’ and ‘’Dreaming’’, alongside others were widely recognized, and so Blondie’s members earned considerable acclaim in the music industry, considerably boosting their net worth.

Chris had a lot on his plate during the early ‘80s, when he produced the soundtracks for ‘’Wild Style’’ and ‘’Union City’’. The members of Blondie remained active throughout ‘70s and ‘80s with their career in progress, but eventually fell apart when Chris was diagnosed with pemphigus; however, they reunited in 1997.

Stein’s photography career was still praised in the more recent past, and he had an exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in 2013, and his work was published in 2014 by the Rizzoli International and entitled “Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk”. It was launched as an exhibition at Somerset House, on the 40th anniversary of Blondie’s establishment. Some of the photographs have already been published in “Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie” by Chris himself, Debbie Harry and Victor Bokris. The book was published in two volumes.

In the following year, Stein made an appearance alongside Debbie Harry in an episode of “Songify the News”, an American entertainment web series, and they reunited to make a parody of the 2016 presidential election debates. The year of 2016 also brought a Blondie tour for Stein, and the band is still touring as of 2017, and has released an album called ‘’Pollinator’’ in May of the same year.

Also in 2017, Stein had another exhibition of his photography work, at the opening of a Blondie pop-up shop in London and entitled ‘’ A la recherche du punk perdu’’ and Stein was joined by Eddie Duggan. This event took place at the University of Suffolk.

In his personal life, Chris has been married to actress Barbara Sicuranza since 1999; the couple lives in New York and has two daughters Akira and Valentina – Akira’s godmother is his friend and colleague, Debbie Harry.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 5, 1950
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Profession:Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Film Score Composer, Photographer, Actor
Education:School of Visual Arts
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Barbara Sicuranza
Children:Valentina Stein, Akira Stein
Parents:Ben Stein, Estelle Stein
Books:Making Tracks: The Rise Of Blondie, Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk
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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soup for One1982writer: "JUMP JUMP"
Splitz1982writer: "Heart of Glass"
Downtown 811981performer: "15 Minutes" / writer: "Rapture", "15 Minutes"
Just Before Dawn1981writer: "Heart Of Glass"
Endless Love1981writer: "Heart Of Glass"
Polyester1981lyrics: "POLYESTER" / music: "POLYESTER"
Voorbij, voorbij1981TV Movie writer: "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
Top of the Pops1978-1981TV Series writer - 18 episodes
Gettin' Down1979writer: "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
Polizeiinspektion 11979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eat to the Beat1979Video writer: "Shayla", "Die Young Stay Pretty", "Sound-A-Sleep", "Dreaming"
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Midnight Special1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Concert1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
T2 Trainspotting2017writer: "Dreaming" completed
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody Wants Some!!2016writer: "Heart Of Glass"
Tu cara me suena2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wimbledon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Holding the Man2015writer: "Dreaming"
Entourage2015writer: "Superthug"
RuPaul's Drag Race2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Comeback2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mais Você2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Os Homens São de Marte... E é pra Lá que Eu Vou!2014writer: "Heart of Glass"
Blondie at BBC Maida Vale2014TV Movie writer: "Sugar on the Side", "Heart of Glass", "Rapture"
Masters Snooker2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
CBGB2013writer: "Sunday Girl"
This Is the End2013writer: "Step Into a World Rapture's Delight"
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
When Albums Ruled the World2013TV Movie documentary writer: "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentary writer: "Picture This"
VH1 Divas 20122012TV Movie writer: "Heart of Glass"
Girl Most Likely2012writer: "Sunday Girl", "Dreaming"
The Iceman2012writer: "Heart of Glass" - as Christopher Stein
London Calling2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Shame2011writer: "Rapture"
Super 82011writer: "Heart of Glass"
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro2011writer: "Heart of Glass"
Bridesmaids2011/Iwriter: "Rip Her to Shreds"
20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cuéntame2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Til the End of the Day2011Short writer: "Fade Away and Radiate"
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'2010Documentary writer: "Rapture"
Sex and the City 22010writer: "Rapture"
Glee2009-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cold Case2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skateland2010writer: "HEART OF GLASS"
Waiting for 'Superman'2010Documentary writer: "Dreaming" - as Christopher Stein
Jennifer's Body2009writer: "In the Flesh"
Accidents Happen2009writer: "Dreaming"
Vilaine2008writer: "Heart Of Glass"
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008writer: "Dreaming"
Skins2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game writer: "Heart Of Glass"
Ugly Betty2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid2007writer: "Rapture"
Los cronocrímenes2007writer: "Picture This"
In the City of Sylvia2007writer: "Heart of Glass" - as Stein
Margot at the Wedding2007writer: "Sunday Girl" - as Christopher Stein
Damages2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
We Own the Night2007writer: "Heart of Glass", "Rapture" - as Christopher Stein
Gracie2007writer: "Heart of Glass"
Son of Rambow2007writer: "Rapture" - as Stein
Australian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gilmore Girls2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "Heart Of Glass"
Tjenare kungen2005writer: "HEART OF GLASS" - as Harry/Stein
The Business2005writer: "Heart of Glass"
Nearing Grace2005writer: "Heart of Glass"
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary writer: "Dreaming"
Ellie Parker2005writer: "Heart of Glass"
Le plus beau jour de ma vie2004writer: "Heart of Glass"
Personal Sergeant2004writer: "Drive"
Narco2004writer: "Heart of Glass"
In the Battlefields2004writer: "Heart of glass"
Hrvatski Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mean Girls2004"Rip Her to Shreds"
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary writer: "Dreaming" - as Christopher Stein
Pull Out2003Documentary writer: "Heart of Glass"
Anger Management2003writer: "Heart of Glass" - as Christopher Stein
End of the Century2003Documentary writer: "Heart of Glass" - as Christopher Stein
Absolutely Fabulous2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction2002writer: "Sunday Girl" - as Christopher Stein
About a Boy2002as Stein, "SuperThug"
The Wash2001writer: "Rapture" - as Christopher Stein
Glitter2001writer: "Heart Of Glass"
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentary writer: "Heart of Glass"
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentary writer: "Dreaming"
Lucky Numbers2000writer: "Rapture"
The '70s2000TV Movie writer: "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
The Crow: Salvation2000writer: "Antihistamine"
Queer as Folk1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
200 Cigarettes1999as C. Stein, "Rapture", "In the Flesh", "No Exit The Loud Allstar Rock Remix"
No Exit1999TV Movie documentary writer: "Dreaming", "Screaming Skin", "Forgive and Forget", "Shayla", "Sunday Girl", "In the Flesh", "Rapture", "Rip Her to Shreds", "Heart of Glass"
SLC Punk!1998writer: "Dreaming"
541998writer: "Heart Of Glass"
Whatever1998writer: "The Hardest Part"
The Last Days of Disco1998writer: "Heart of Glass"
One Night Stand1997writer: "Heart of Glass"
L.A. Johns1997TV Movie writer: "Heart Of Glass"
True Love and Chaos1997writer: "Heart of Glass"
Stars in Their Eyes1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Donnie Brasco1997writer: "Heart Of Glass" 1975
Due South1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kicking and Screaming1995writer: "Heart of Glass"
A Midwinter's Tale1995writer: "Heart of Glass"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol1990Documentary writer: "Heart of Glass"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master1988writer: "In The Flesh"
Summer School1987writer: "Rapture"
Electric Blue 221985Video writer: "Heart Of Glass" - uncredited
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary writer: "The Hardest Part", "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
California Girls1983writer: "Heart of Glass"
Rock & Rule1983"Angel's Song", "Invocation Song", "Send Love Through", "Pain & Suffering", "Send Love Through: Finale" / writer: "Angel's Song", "Invocation Song", "Send Love Through", "Send Love Through: Finale"
Wild Style1983Documentary performer: "Wild Style Theme Rap 1", "Wild Style Theme Rap 2" / writer: "South Bronx Subway Rap", "Military Cut Scratch Mix", "M.C. Battle", "Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie", "Subway Theme", "Cold Crush Bros. At the Dixie", "Cuckoo Clocking", "Double Trouble at the Amphitheatre", "The Chief Rocker Busy Bee, D.J. A.J. At the Amphitheatre", "Gangbusters Scratch Mix", "Rammellzee and Shock Dell at the Amphitheatre", "Down By Law"
The Last American Virgin1982writer: "In the Flesh"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Persephone2012Short
Blondie: One Way or Another2006TV Movie documentary
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2006TV Movie
Blondie: Greatest Hits, Sight and Sound2005Video short
When Disco Ruled the World2005TV Movie
The Curse of Blondie2004Video short
The 5th Annual Women Rock2004TV Movie
Blondie: Live by Request2004TV Movie
Class of '80 Debbie Harry2004TV Movie documentary
VH1 Divas 20042004TV Movie
Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story2000Documentary
Tales from the Darkside1987TV Series 1 episode
Wild Style1983Documentary
Union City1980
Eat to the Beat1979Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bettie Page: Dark Angel2004composer: main title music
Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story2000Documentary musician
Six Ways to Sunday1997composer: song "Sunday Girl" / musician: guitar, "Sunday Girl
Wild Style1983Documentary background music / musician: synthesized guitar
Polyester1981musician: guitar and bass

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A History Lesson Part 12010Video documentary promotion assistant
Clean House2009TV Series production assistant - 5 episodes
Blondie: One Way or Another2006TV Movie documentary program consultant

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talks Music2013TV Series
Detatoko Princess1997VideoPander (English version, voice)
Downtown 811981The Felons band member
Deadly Hero1975Guitarist (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Exit1999TV Movie documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead2015Documentary thanks
Blondie's New York and the Making of Parallel Lines2014TV Movie documentary photographs and footage
EyeToy: Groove2003Video Game special thanks
Laurel Canyon2002special thanks
Downtown 811981thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dare to Be Different2017Documentary post-productionHimself - Blondie - singer / producer / guitar
RuPaul's Drag Race2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead2015DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Blondie at BBC Maida Vale2014TV MovieHimself
Blondie's New York and the Making of Parallel Lines2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Skavlan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker2013TV Movie documentary
How Hip Hop Changed the World2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Blondie
Live from Abbey Road2011TV SeriesHimself - Guitar
Blondie: Mother2011ShortHimself
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'2010DocumentaryHimself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Blondie)
Downtown Calling2009DocumentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together2009VideoHimself
Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB2009DocumentaryHimself
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Once Upon a Time in New York: the Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blondie: One Way or Another2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blondie: RockWalk Induction2006Video documentary shortHimself
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006DocumentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2006TV MovieHimself
Blondie: Greatest Hits, Sight and Sound2005Video shortHimself
TV Party2005Video documentaryHimself
Blondie: Video Hits2005Video shortHimself (as Blondie)
The Curse of Blondie2004Video shortHimself
The 5th Annual Women Rock2004TV MovieHimself
Ramones Raw2004DocumentaryHimself
Blondie: Live by Request2004TV MovieHimself
Class of '80 Debbie Harry2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast with the Arts2004TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Divas 20042004TV MovieHimself - Performer
The View2004TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Today2004TV SeriesHimself
Sen kväll med Luuk2003TV SeriesHimself
Tout le monde en parle2003TV SeriesHimself
End of the Century2003DocumentaryHimself, Blondie
Blondie: Greatest Video Hits2002VideoHimself
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Blondie: Best of Musikladen Live1999VideoHimself
Blondie: Live1999Video documentaryHimself
No Exit1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blondie: Beneath the Bleach1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Unauthorized Biography: Milo, Death of a Supermodel1997TV Special shortHimself
Dancing Barefoot1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock Family Trees1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry & Blondie1991VideoHimself
Blondie: Live!1982VideoHimself
The Best of Blondie1981Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1981TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Beat-Club1980TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Roadie1980Himself - Blondie
The Old Grey Whistle Test1979TV SeriesHimself
Eat to the Beat1979VideoHimself
The Midnight Special1979TV SeriesHimself
Rock Concert1978TV SeriesHimself
The Blank Generation1976DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself

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