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Dwight David Yoakam was born on the 23rd October 1956, in Pikeville, Kentucky USA. Dwight is best known to the world as country musician, having released more than 25 albums so far. However, what also increased his popularity and net worth are film roles such as Joseph in “Dirty Girl” (2010), Reverend Early Pride in the film “The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride” among others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dwight Yoakam is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Dwight Yoakam`s overall net worth is $45 million, an amount he owes to his various talents employed in the entertainment industry.

Dwight Yoakam Net Worth $45 Million

Although born in Pikeville, Dwight grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and was educated at Northland High School until 1974, where he showed his talents, participating in school shows, such as Flowers For Algernon and various others. After school, he used to play in local bands, and also did some impersonations such as of Richard Nixon among others.

Dwight enrolled at Ohio State University, but dropped out, as he wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He moved to Los Angeles, and started to write and record his own songs, but also managing to find engagements in some punk and rock clubs in around LA.

Dwight`s debut release was the 1986 EP entitled “Guitars, Cadilacs, Etc., Etc.”, which Dwight paid for out of his pocket. The EP was a tremendous accomplishment as it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart, which encouraged Dwight to continue to make music, and the next year he released his second album, entitled “Hillbilly Deluxe”, which also became a No. 1 album. Furthermore, his third album “Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room” released in 1988, also reached No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. These three albums increased Dwight`s net worth by a large margin.

As of 2015, Dwight has released a total of 27 albums, some of which include “If There Was A Way” (1990), “Gone” (1995), “Tomorrow`s Sounds Today” (2000), “Come On Christmas” (1997), “This Time” (1993), which was certified platinum three times, “Population Me” (2003, “Blame The Vain” (2005), and his latest album “Second Hand Heart” (2015).

During his career, Dwight has earned several prestigious awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance in 1994, and Americana Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2013, amid numerous other nominations.

Apart from his successful career in music, Dwight can praise himself for his acting career as well, starting in 1991, when he portrayed the role of Harlan Justice in the TV series “P.S I Luv U”. In 1993 he was a truck driver in the film “Red Rock West”, but soon his acting career prospects improved, and he began to feature in bigger roles, some of which are in films such as “South Of Heaven, West Of Hell” (2000) – for which he wrote soundtrack as well – “Panic Room” (2002), “Hollywood Homicide” (2003), “90 Minutes In Heaven” (2015), and he is now to appear in the film “Boomtown”, which is scheduled for a release in 2016.

Regarding his personal life, little is known about Dwight in the media, however it is known that he was in a relationship with Bridget Fonda from 1999 until 2001.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 23, 1956
Birth place: Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Singer-songwriter, Actor, Film director, Musician, Entrepreneur
Education:Ohio State University, Northland High School
Nationality:United States of America
Awards:Academy of Country Music Award (1986), CMT Europe Artist of the Year Award (1983), Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance (1994), Country Collaboration with Vocals (1999), Academy of Country Music Cliffe Stone Pioneer Award, Americana Music Award for Artist of the Year (2013)
Albums:“If There Was A Way” (1990), “Gone” (1995), “Tomorrow`s Sounds Today” (2000), “Come On Christmas” (1997), “This Time” (1993), “Population Me” (2003 (2003), “Blame The Vain” (2005), “Second Hand Heart” (2015)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His father, David Yoakum, passed away October 19, 2012.
2Has a younger brother (Ronald) and younger sister (Kimberly).
3Honored with the Pioneer Award at the 2012 ACM Awards.
4Won the Top New Male Vocalist of the Year award at the 1987 ACM Awards.
5Named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
6Born by emergency C-section. The doctor had to use forceps. As a result, Dwight has a scar on his forehead.
7Has performed in Italy for the first time in 1994.
8Was born with colic and has motion sickness.
9Has been living in Los Angeles, California since 1977.
10Used to have a Weimaraner named Jack, and a blue tick hound named Annie.
11Dwight created and owns Dwight Yoakam's Bakersfield Biscuit Brand food line, which is sold in Walmart, Walgreens, Giant, Food City, Meijers, and other supermarket chains nationwide.
12He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 5, 2003.
13U.S. Route 23 was the subject of Dwight's song "Readin', Rightin', Route 23". The stretch of U.S. Route 23 that runs through Floyd County, Kentucky where Dwight lived as a child and often visited after moving to Ohio is named in his honor. It is known as the Dwight Yoakam Highway. The entire stretch of U.S. Route 23 that runs through Kentucky is known as the Country Music Highway, with each stretch through the connecting counties named in honor of a local country music star.
14Broke the Tonight Show record of musical guest appearances on May 15, 2008.
15Inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame on February 21, 2008.
16Buck Owens gave Dwight a 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville to congratulate him on his first number one song.
17Won his second Grammy Award in "Best Country Collaboration" for "Same Old Train" (1999).
18Received the Premiere Performance Award at the 57th Annual Motion Picture Club Awards for his role as Doyle Hargraves in Sling Blade (1996).
19Made his television acting debut on the short-lived crime drama P.S.I. Luv U (1991).
20Made his big screen acting debut in Red Rock West (1993) with Nicolas Cage.
21In 1995, he toured Australia for the very first time in support of his CD "Gone".
22Gibson Guitars issued a Dwight signature acoustic guitar called the Y2K. A very limited amount was manufactured.
23Los Lobos was the first band to take Dwight on tour as an opening act.
24Won a Grammy Award for "Ain't That Lonely Yet" (1993).
25Was announced as the CMA International Artist Achievement Award winner for 2007 at the 41st CMA Awards.
26Bought his famous cowboy hat in 1979 for less than $50.
27Received an honorary degree from Ohio Valley University in Vienna, West Virginia on May 7, 2005. In addition to giving a speech, he congratulated each graduate personally, and the mayor gave him the key to the city.
28Honored with the Governors' Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Frankfort, Kentucky.
29Injured while filming Hollywood Homicide (2003). He cut his index finger on a police barricade. He went to Cedars Sinai Hospital and needed four stitches in his finger.
30Studied history and philosophy at Ohio State University.
31Is a vegetarian.
32Has two dogs, Luke and Uma.
33Played the drums in his high school's marching band.
34Born in the same city as Patty Loveless.
35Self taught on playing the guitar.
36Dwight was injured while filming Panic Room (2002). He burst a bursa sac on his elbow, hyper-extended both his thumbs, and had a few cracked ribs.
37Best subject in school was history, and worst subject was math.
38Sang a cover of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen. This was meant to be used only as a jingle in a television commercial for the Gap's blue jeans, but there was such a huge demand for the song, he ended up releasing this as a single.
39Johnny Cash called Yoakam his favorite modern country artist.
40While on location in Texas shooting the film The Newton Boys (1998), he wrote the songs he used for the album "A Long Way Home" (1998).
41Attended and graduated from Northland High School in Columbus, Ohio (1974).


Quotes

#Quote
1[When asked about bull riding] I like to stay as far away as possible!
2I'm an info junkie and watch CNN a lot. Also Nick at Nite - mostly "The Honeymooners".
3I've been to Graceland twice - Priscilla and Sam Phillips gave me a personal tour.
4I save a lot of things, but I weed through them from time to time. I like to think of myself as an orderly pack-rat.
5[on his injuries while filming Panic Room (2002)] I got a little bashed up, but thanks to David [Fincher] it was well worth it. I burst a bursa sac on my elbow and cracked ribs and (suffered) hyper-extended thumbs.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on June 5, 2003 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastSling Blade (1996)· Billy Bob Thornton
· J.T. Walsh
· John Ritter
· Lucas Black
· Natalie Canerday
· Robert Duvall


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV Special performer: "Hold My Hand"
A Walk in the Woods2015performer: "I Don't Care Just As Long As You Love Me"
Squidbillies2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Judge2014performer: "Long White Cadillac"
Under the Dome2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Detective2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Iron Man Three2013performer: "Santa Claus Is Back in Town"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief2010performer: "I'LL PRETEND" / writer: "I'LL PRETEND"
Crook & Chase2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Honky Tonk Man"
The Astronaut Farmer2006performer: "Stop the World And Let Me Off"
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland2006Documentary performer: "Bury Me", "Streets of Bakersfield", "Honky Tonk Man", "I, Said" / writer: "Bury Me"
The Break-Up2006performer: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Empire Falls2005TV Mini-Series performer: "This Time" / writer: "This Time" - as Dwight David Yoakam
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada2005performer: "Fair to Midland" 2003 / writer: "Fair to Midland" 2003
Crossing Jordan2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Knockaround Guys2001performer: "Long White Cadillac"
Nobody's Baby2001performer: "Lonesome Roads" / writer: "Lonesome Roads"
Big Eden2000performer: "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere", "Send a Message to My Heart" / writer: "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere"
South of Heaven, West of Hell2000"A VACANT SEA BRIGADIER SMALLS' THEME", "IN A SENSE LOST AND FOUND LITTLE MARGARET'S THEME", "MOURNING'S LOSSES ADALYNE'S THEME", "A STRANGE DISTANCE LELAND'S THEME" / lyrics: "WORDS LOVE THEME", "WHAT'S LEFT OF ME", "COME ON/I CAUGHT IT...NOGALES' THEME", "THE FIRST THING SMOKIN'", "THROUGH HIS PAST DARKLY THE HENRYS' THEME / music: "WORDS LOVE THEME", "WHAT'S LEFT OF ME", "COME ON/I CAUGHT IT...NOGALES' THEME", "THE FIRST THING SMOKIN'", "THROUGH HIS PAST DARKLY THE HENRYS' THEME
Me and Will1999performer: "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" / writer: "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" - as Yoakam
The Negotiator1998performer: "Doin' What I Did" 1994 / writer: "Doin' What I Did" 1994
A Cool, Dry Place1998performer: "Claudette"
Lawn Dogs1997performer: "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" / writer: "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere"
29th Annual Country Music Association Awards1995TV Special performer: "King of the Road"
Showgirls1995performer: "Doin' What i Did" / writer: "Doin' What i Did"
Chasers1994performer: "DOIN' WHAT I DID", "1000 MILES FROM NOWHERE", "GUITARS, CADILLACS" / writer: "DOIN' WHAT I DID", "1000 MILES FROM NOWHERE", "GUITARS, CADILLACS"
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994performer: "LET'S WORK TOGETHER"
Red Rock West1993performer: "1,000 MILES FROM NOWHERE" / writer: "1,000 MILES FROM NOWHERE"
Honeymoon in Vegas1992performer: "SUSPICIOUS MINDS"
Northern Exposure1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dutch1991performer: "Guitars, Cadillacs" / writer: "Guitars, Cadillacs"
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991performer: "Guitars, Cadillacs" 1986 / writer: "Guitars, Cadillacs" 1986
Sibling Rivalry1990performer: "Honky Tonk Man"
In Country1989performer: "Honky Tonk Man"
Fresh Horses1988performer: "South Of Cincinnati" / writer: "South Of Cincinnati"
Young Country1988Video short performer: "Honky Tonk Man"
U2: Outside It's America1987Documentary "Guitars, Cadillacs"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Goliath2016TV SeriesWendell Corey
Drunk History2016TV SeriesJesse Benton
Boomtown2016John Turner Sr.
90 Minutes in Heaven2015Lawyer Beaumont
Axe Cop2015TV Series
To Appomattox2015TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Meade
Under the Dome2014TV SeriesLyle Chumley
Wilfred2011-2013TV SeriesBruce
Dirty Girl2010Joseph
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride2010Reverend Early Pride
Bloodworth2010Boyd Bloodworth
2:132009S&M Shop Owner
Crank: High Voltage2009Doc Miles
Four Christmases2008Pastor Phil
Crank2006Doc Miles
Bandidas2006Tyler Jackson
Wedding Crashers2005Mr. Kroeger
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada2005Belmont
Three Way2004Herbert Claremont / Clarkson
Hollywood Homicide2003Leroy Wasley
Panic Room2002Raoul
South of Heaven, West of Hell2000Valentine Casey
The Minus Man1999Blair
King of the Hill1998TV SeriesLane Pratley
When Trumpets Fade1998TV MovieLieutenant Colonel
The Newton Boys1998Brentwood Glasscock
Painted Hero1997Virgil Kidder
Ellen1997TV SeriesThe Bag Boy
Sling Blade1996Doyle Hargraves
Don't Look Back1996TV MovieSkipper
The Little Death1996Bobby Lomax
Roswell1994TV MovieMac Brazel
Red Rock West1993Truck Driver
P.S.I. Luv U1991TV SeriesHarlan Justice

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell2000screenplay / story

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell2000
Chasers1994

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waking Up in Reno2002producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell2000

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell2000musician: acoustic guitar, vocals

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Sur2013the producers wish to warmly thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stagecoach Festival Live2013TV Special
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2012TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHimself -Guest
American Masters2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewee / Musical Guest / ...
CMT 100 Greatest Videos2008TV MovieHimself
43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
CMT: 40 Sexiest Music Videos2008TV MovieHimself
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland2006DocumentaryHimself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT Insider2006TV SeriesHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Sexiest Men2006TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1999-2005TV SeriesHimself
CMT Got Me in with the Band2004TV SeriesHimself
Shooting 'Panic Room'2004Video documentaryHimself
Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel2004DocumentaryHimself - Musician
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer: Warren Zevon Memorial
Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute2003TV MovieHimself - Performer
Larry King Live2003TV SeriesHimself
Warren Zevon: Keep Me in Your Heart2003TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro2003TV MovieHimself
Dirty Life and Times with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam and Warren Zevon2002Video documentaryHimself
Biography1998-2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Himself
John Wayne Made Me Cry: Our Western Heros2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Dinner for Five2002TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Panic Room'2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Crossover2001TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand2001TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Bravo Profiles2000TV Series documentaryHimself
35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Asleep at the Wheel: The Making of 'Ride with Bob'1999TV MovieHimself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
1998 ALMA Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Roger Miller Remembered1998TV SpecialHimself
Intimate Portrait1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live1997TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
CMT Presents: The King's Covers1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie Pearl1996TV MovieHimself
The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Elvis: The Tribute1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Dwight Yoakam: Pocket of a Clown1994Video shortHimself
Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle1993DocumentaryHimself
Rhythm & Jam1993TV Mini-SeriesHimself
America Comes to Graceland1993TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1987-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits1993TV SpecialHimself
Country Music Association's 35th Anniversary1993TV SpecialHimself
Dwight Yoakam: Try Not to Look So Pretty1993Video shortHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1992TV SeriesHimself
Hot Country Nights1991-1992TV SeriesHimself
Dwight Yoakam: Suspicious Minds1992Video shortHimself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
1991 Billboard Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986-1990TV SeriesHimself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHimself
Nashville Now1990TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Grammy Living Legends1989TV MovieHimself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
New Country1987-1988TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 22nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1986TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 50th Annual CMA Awards2016TV MovieHimself
All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration2015TV MovieHimself
Austin City Limits2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2015TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
ACM Presents: Superstar Duets!2015TV SpecialHimself
The View2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Imus in the Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
KTLA 5 News at 102015TV SeriesHimself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Dwight Yoakam: Liar2015Video shortHimself
Under the Dome: Inside Chester's Mill2014TV Special documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Music Guest
2013 American Country Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
CMT Artists of the Year2013TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crook & Chase2009TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Young Country1988Video shortHimself

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