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Born Terence Michael Joseph Butler on the 17th July 1949, in Aston, Birmingham, England, into an Irish-Catholic family, Geezer is a musician, lyricist and bass guitarist best known to the world as a member of the renowned heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Have you ever wondered how rich Geezer Butler is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Butler’s net worth is as high as $70 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry which started in 1967. Geezer has also had success on his own, releasing three studio albums under the name GZR, the sales of which also improved his wealth.

Geezer Butler Net Worth $70 Million

He got his nickname in school; as he called everybody “Geezer”, the nickname stuck with him through entire life. Geezer came in touch with professional music in 1967 when he formed the band Rare Breed, with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals. During that time, Geezer was dating a girl who lived close to Tony Iommi, and the two got acquainted when Tony’s and Geezer’s band played together at a local nightclub. Geezer and Osbourne broke up their collaboration, but then reunited by way of Polka Tulk, joining with Tony Iommi and Bill Ward. Soon they changed their name to Earth, but found out that there was already a band of the same name, and so changed it again to Black Sabbath.

Geezer oversaw the release of 14 albums, including “Paranoid” (1970), which topped the UK Albums Chart, and achieved four times platinum status in the US, “Master of Reality” (1971), which achieved double platinum status in the US, “Heaven and Hell” (1980), on which Ronnie James Dio served as the vocalist, “Born Again” (1983), which certified platinum in the UK, and their last studio release “13” (2013), which topped the charts in several countries, including UK, Austria, US and Germany.

Apart from Black Sabbath, Geezer has worked with Ozzy Osbourne on Ozzy’s solo albums, “Just Say Ozzy” (1990), “Live & Loud” (1993), and “Ozzmosis” (1995), while he also worked with Iommi, Dio and Vinny Appice in the band Heaven & Hell, releasing three albums – “Live from Radio City Music Hall” (2007), “The Devil You Know” (2009), “Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell” (2010), which has also improved his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Geezer is married to Gloria Butler, and the couple has two sons. Geezer is a big supporter of the Aston Villa soccer club. Furthermore, Geezer is a vegan and has protested against Fortnum and Mason, while also urging fans to support him.

Most recently he spent a night in jail after being involved in a bar brawl; he was charged with misdemeanor assault, vandalism and public intoxication.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 17, 1949
Birth place: Aston, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Profession:Bassist, Musician, Songwriter, Lyricist
Nationality:British
Spouse:Gloria Butler
Children:Terrence Butler
Music groups:Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell (2006 – 2010), GZR (Since 1995), Geezer Butler Band
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1The song Sweet Leaf got its name from a brand of cigarettes that he bought in Dublin, Ireland.
2Vegan.
3Played on all of the classic Black Sabbath albums, 1970-1983.
4Was Black Sabbath's main lyricist throughout the 1970s.
5Got nicknamed "Geezer" (a British slang term for "guy" or "dude"), because of his own habit of referring to everybody as a "geezer" at the time.
6Is a fan of Doctor Who (1963), and makes references to this TV show in some songs found on his second solo album.
7Originally played guitar but, when Black Sabbath formed, they needed a bass player, so he switched to bass.
8He occasionally played bass for former Black Sabbath bandmate, Ozzy Osbourne, during Ozzy's solo career; appears on the live album, "Just Say Ozzy" (1990), and on Ozzy's 1995 album, "Ozzmosis".
9Left Black Sabbath in 1984, saying in interviews that he was "sick of it all". However, he officially returned to the group in 1991. He recorded two more albums with Black Sabbath (1992's "Dehumanizer" and 1994's "Cross Purposes") before leaving again in 1994. Soon afterwards, he formed his own band called "G/Z/R".
10Bassist for the legendary heavy metal band, Black Sabbath.
11Is often credited as Black Sabbath's principal songwriter.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on the issue of a new 'Black Sabbath' recording, 2013] It's like the old saying - you do what you know best. You sort of forget all the keyboard bits and all the multi-instruments and just get back to the basics, like on the first three or four albums, and just keep that live feel. We had the sort of philosophy that if it wasn't done in four takes, then forget it.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drugaí Marú IIShort writer: "Electric Funeral" filming
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Girls Revolt2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Suicide Squad2016writer: "Paranoid" - as Terence Butler
Angry Birds2016writer: "Paranoid" - as Terence Butler
Vinyl2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fargo2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superkids - Die größten kleinen Talente der Welt2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bloodline2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scorpion2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2006-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
300: Rise of an Empire2014writer: "War Pigs" - as Terence Butler
Star King2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is the End2013writer: "War Pigs", "The End of the Beginning" - as Terence Butler
The Hangover Part III2013writer: "N.I.B." - as Terence Butler
Elementary2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended2012TV Special documentary writer: "Hole in the Sky" - as Terence Butler
Dark Shadows2012writer: "Paranoid"
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
On Track with SEAT2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fresh Meat2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heaven & Hell - Neon Nights, Live in Europe2010Video writer: "E5150", "The Mob Rules", "Children of the Sea", "I", "Bible Black", "Time Machine", "Fear", "Falling off the Edge of the World", "Follow the Tears", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Country Girl", "Neon Knights" - uncredited
Runaway2010/IShort writer: "Hell of a Life" "Hell of a Life - uncredited
It's Kind of a Funny Story2010writer: "It's Alright" - as Terence Butler
Fubar: Balls to the Wall2010writer: "Die Young" - as Michael Terence Butler
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bones2010writer: "Sweet Leaf" - as Terence Butler
Californication2007-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
WWE Raw2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brütal Legend2009Video Game writer: "Children of the Grave", "Never Say Die", "Symptom of the Universe"
Gentlemen Broncos2009writer: "Paranoid" - as Terence Butler
The Art of the Steal2009Documentary writer: "Iron Man"
Madden NFL 20102009Video Game writer: "Paranoid"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Heaven and Hell"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Heaven and Hell"
Iron Man2008writer: "Iron Man" - as Terence Butler
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Paranoid"
Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall2007Video writer: "E5150", "After All The Dead", "The Mob Rules", "Children of the Sea", "Lady Evil", "I", "The Sign of the Southern Cross", "Voodoo", "Computer God", "Falling Off the Edge of the World", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Lonely is the Word", "Neon Knights"
Music Within2007writer: "N.I.B" - as Terence Butler
Rock Band2007Video Game lyrics: "Paranoid" / music: "Paranoid" / writer: "Paranoid"
We Are Marshall2006writer: "Paranoid" - as Terence Butler
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game lyrics: "WAR PIGS" - as Terence Butler / music: "WAR PIGS" - as Terence Butler
The Dresden Dolls: In Paradise2005Video writer: "War Pigs" - as Butler
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: "Iron Man"
Lords of Dogtown2005writer: "Iron Man" - as Terence Butler
Imaginary Heroes2004writer: "It's Alright" - as Terence Butler
Nacktschnecken2004writer: "Paranoid" - as Terence Butler
The Simpsons1991-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
School of Rock2003as Terence Butler, "Iron Man"
Mike Graham Presents: The Best of Classic Championship Wrestling Vol. 12003Video writer: "Iron Man" - as Terence Butler
Ozzy Osbourne: Live at Budokan2002Video documentary writer: "Paranoid"
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Paranoid"
Ultimate X: The Movie2002Documentary short writer: "Paranoid"
Grounded for Life2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001Documentary writer: "Into the Void", "Paranoid"
Solitude2000writer: "Solitude" - as Butler
Wings of the Crow2000writer: "Children Of The Grave"
Gilmore Girls2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Almost Famous2000writer: "Paranoid", "Sweet Leaf" - as Terence Butler
Futurama2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eva & AdamTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2000 music - 1 episode, 2000
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live1999Video short writer: "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid", "Iron Man"
Any Given Sunday1999writer: "PARANOID" - as Terence Butler
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "Iron Man" - as Terence Butler
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper1999Video documentary writer: "War Pigs", "N.I.B.", "Electric Funeral", "Fairies Wear Boots", "Into the Void", "Sweet Leaf", "Snowblind", "Dirty Women", "Black Sabbath", "Iron Man", "Children of the Grave", "Paranoid"
That '70s Show1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heart By-Pass1998TV Movie documentary writer: "Iron Man"
Private Parts1997writer: "Paranoid" - as Terence Butler
The Jerky Boys1995writer: "Symptom of the Universe" - as Terence Butler
The Stöned Age1994writer: "Paranoid" - as Terence Butler
Dazed and Confused1993writer: "Paranoid" - as Terrance Butler
Rock N' Roll Racing1993Video Game lyrics: "Paranoid" - uncredited / music: "Paranoid" - uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 30001992TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wayne's World1992"TIME MACHINE"
Zombie ja Kummitusjuna1991writer: "SOLITUDE" - as Butler
Sid and Nancy1986writer: "Paranoid" - as Butler
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "Paranoid", "Iron Man"
Heavy Metal1981writer: "The Mob Rules"
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1980 music - 1 episode, 1978
Countdown1974TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHimself - Black Sabbath
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Black Sabbath: Live... Gathered in Their Masses2013VideoHimself
Fantástico2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Black Sabbath: 132013Documentary shortHimself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV SeriesHimself
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentaryHimself
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne2011DocumentaryHimself
Heaven & Hell - Neon Nights, Live in Europe2010VideoHimself
Classic Albums: Black Sabbath - Paranoid2010DocumentaryHimself
That Metal Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall2007VideoHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Black Sabbath
Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life2006Video documentaryHimself
VH1's Heavy: The Story of Metal2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
FanClub2001TV SeriesHimself (Black Sabbath)
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll2001DocumentaryHimself
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live1999Video shortHimself (Bass) (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper1999Video documentaryHimself (Bass)
Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud1993VideoHimself (Black Sabbath bass player)
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 21992Video documentary shortHimself
Black Sabbath: The Black Sabbath Story, Volume 11992VideoHimself (Bass) (as Black Sabbath)
Ozzy Osbourne: Don't Blame Me1991Video documentaryHimself
Moscow Music Peace Festival1989TV SpecialHimself (Ozzy Osbourne Bassist)
Arena1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Ozzy Osbourne: Wicked Videos1988Video documentary shortHimself - Bass
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: Never Say Die1984Himself / Bassist (as Black Sabbath)
Black and Blue1981DocumentaryHimself (Black Sabbath)
Top of the Pops1970-1978TV SeriesHimself - Member: Black Sabbath / Himself
P 4 - Ein Film über Festivals1970TV MovieHimself - Musician (as Black Sabbath)
Beat-Club1970TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Black Sabbath2004Video documentaryHimself - Black Sabbath

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