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Hugh Anthony Cregg III, better known by his stage name of Huey Lewis was born in New York City in 1950. He is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Huey Lewis is perhaps best known as the leader of of Huey Lewis & The News, one of the most popular musical groups of 1980s. Apart from singing he is also known as an actor who has appeared in movies like “Duets” with Gwyneth Paltrow, “Short Cuts” and “Sphere”.

So just how rich is Huey Lewis? Sources have estimated that Huey has a net worth of $20 million, collected basically from his musical career, as well as from his acting occupation.

Huey Lewis Net Worth $20 Million

Lewis grew up in Marin County, California. His father was a jazz drummer and radiologist, and his mother, a commercial artist. He was only 13 years old when his parents broke up . He attended and in 1967 graduated from New Jersey’s Lawrenceville School. Lewis was a talented student and for his genius/charisma got an admission to the Cornell University, New York. However ,he took a pause and traveled across USA, focusing mostly on improvement of his musical skills. When Huey Lewis came back, he continued his education. Unfortunately his passion for learning disappeared and he left university by devoting himself to music.

A band called ‘Clover’ was the first step to his musical career. In 1971 Lewis became the member of the ‘Clover’. Playing harmonica and singing was the main roles Lewis did for the band. Unfortunately the ‘Clover’ broke up in 1978. In 1979, a band named “Huey Lewis and the American Express” was formed by Lewis. Very quickly the name of the band was changed to “Huey Lewis and the News”. Unfortunately the first debut album was unsuccessful.

Contrary to the first album, the second one, entitled ‘Picture This’ was brilliant and even nominated gold. The song “Do You Believe in Love” was extremely popular and became a hit.

The band’s 1983 album “Sports” was recognizes globally as one of best selling pop albums and had sold over 10 million copies of the album.

“Fore!” is the fourth studio album, released in 1986. Same as the “Sports” it was the best-selling album as well and such hits as “Power of Love”, “Stuck with You” and “Jacob’s Ladder “were at the top of other top 10 singles.

In 1990, the band recorded another great single ‘The Power of Love’. It was written for the blockbuster film “Back to the Future”.

Lewis started his acting career and performed in the movies like “Short Cuts”, “Sphere” .

In 2000, Lewis debuted in “Duets” in which he had an important role. He not only starred with Gwyneth Paltrow but also sang a hit single “Cruisin”, which later become a huge single as well .

In 2013, he took part in the American dance competition “Dancing with the Stars”. In 2013, the group released a 30th-anniversary edition of Sports.

He is now debuting in the Broadway musical Chicago, playing the role of Billy Flynn.

In 1983, Lewis and Sidney Conroy become husband and wife in legal ceremony. They have a daughter, Kelly, and a son , Austin. The couple split after six years together. Today Lewis and Sidney are still separated (not divorced).


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fall Guy1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Surviving1985TV Movie writer: "The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll"
The Sure Thing1985writer: "The Heart Of Rock & Roll"
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
The Making of 'Back to the Future'1985TV Short documentary writer: "BACK IN TIME", "THE POWER OF LOVE"
Fame1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Train1984TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the Basement2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back to the 2015 Future2015Short writer: "Back in Time"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Lego Dimensions2015Video Game writer: "The Power of Love"
One Hit Wonderland2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Torres y Reyes2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2013-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Walking on Sunshine2014writer: "The Power Of Love"
Atop the Fourth Wall2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Average Consumer2013TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series writer - 13 episodes
Raising Hope2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welt ohne Männer2012TV Movie documentary writer: "The Power of Love"
American Dad!2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back for the Future2011Short performer: "Back in Time" / writer: "Back in Time"
20 to 12010-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Real Ghostbusters2011Short writer: "I Want a New Drug"
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2, Get Tannen2011Video Game writer: "Back in Time"
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time2010Video Game writer: "Back in Time"
Saturday Night Live1986-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Escape from New Jersey2010writer: "Hip to Be Square" - uncredited
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Angry Video Game NerdTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2010 music - 1 episode, 2006
Glee2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Logorama2009Short writer: "HIP TO BE SQUARE" - as Hugh Anthony Gregg
Gossip Girl2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Family Guy2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chuck2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pineapple Express2008producer: "Pineapple Express" / writer: "Pineapple Express"
What Happens in Vegas2008writer: "I Want a New Drug"
Supernatural2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
In the Land of Women2007performer: "Do You Believe in Love"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Huey Lewis & the News: Live at 252005Video writer: "The Heart of Rock & Roll", "So Little Kindness", "Thank You, No. 19", "I Want A New Drug", "Small World", "If This is It", "Some of My Lies Are True Sooner or Later", "Bad is Bad" - uncredited
The Simpsons2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution2003Video Game writer: "The Power Of Love"
Duets2000performer: "Feeling Alright", "Lonely Teardrops", "Cruisin'"
American Psycho2000writer: "Hip to Be Square"
Spaced1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wag the Dog1997performer: "God Bless The Men Of The 303" / producer: "God Bless The Men Of The 303" / writer: "God Bless The Men Of The 303"
Contact1997writer: "The Power of Love" - uncredited
Father's Day1996writer: "Whole Lotta Lovin" - as Lewis
Baywatch1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994writer: "Hip to Be Square" 1986
Sesame StreetTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1993 music - 1 episode, 1993
Beverly Hills, 902101993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back to the Future1991TV Series writer: "BACK IN TIME"
Manong Gang1991writer: "Build Me Up"
Back to the Future Part II & III1990Video Game writer: "Back in Time" - uncredited
Back to the Future... The Pinball1990Video Game writer: "Back in Time", "The Power of Love"
Back to the Future Part III1990writer: "Power of Love"
Back to the Future Part II Behind-the-Scenes Special Presentation1989TV Movie documentary writer: "THE POWER OF LOVE", "BACK IN TIME"
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Back to the Future1989Video Game writer: "Power of Love" - uncredited
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Oliver & Company1988performer: "Once Upon a Time in New York City"
Big1988writer: "Workin' for a Livin'"
Emu's Wide World1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amazon Women on the Moon1987writer: "If This Is It" - as H. Lewis
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman1987TV Movie writer: "Hip to be Square"
Down and Out with Donald Duck1987TV Movie writer: "I Want a New Duck"
DTV 'Doggone' Valentine1987TV Movie writer: "Workin For A Livin"
Fire with Fire1986writer: "The Heart of Rock & Roll"
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV Special performer: "The Power of Love" / writer: "The Power of Love"
DTV Valentine1986TV Movie writer: "The Heart of Rock and Roll"
Knight Rider1984-1986TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Lovejoy1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
F/X1986writer: "THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL"
The A-Team1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1985TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Back to the Future1985writer: "THE POWER OF LOVE" 1985, "BACK IN TIME" 1985
Brewster's Millions1985lyrics: "In the Nick of Time" / music: "In the Nick of Time"
Hunter1985TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hot in Cleveland2010-2015TV SeriesJohnny Revere
American Psycho with Huey Lewis and Weird Al2013Video shortHuey Lewis
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesGuy Who Looks Like Huey Lewis
Graduation2007Mike
The King of Queens2006TV SeriesHuey Lewis
One Tree Hill2004TV SeriesJimmy James
.com for Murder2002Agent Matheson
Just Shoot Me!2002TV SeriesGary Rosenberg
Duets2000Ricky Dean
Dead Husbands1998TV MovieDalton Phillips (uncredited)
Shadow of Doubt1998Al Gordon
Sphere1998Helicopter Pilot
Land of Milk & Honey1996
Short Cuts1993Vern Miller
The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty1990Video shortScratch the Cat (voice)
Back to the Future1985High School Band Audition Judge (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Twilight Zone1985TV Series musician - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20162016TV MovieThemselves - Performers
On the Money2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Back in Time2015DocumentaryHimself
Night of the Proms: Classic Meets Pop2015TV MovieHimself - Singer
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Football Life2012TV SeriesHimself
Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores2012DocumentaryHimself
Ace of Cakes2011TV SeriesHimself
Buccaneers and Bones2010TV SeriesHimself (2014-)
Hot in Cleveland2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary2009DocumentaryHimself
Tribute This!2008DocumentaryHimself
A Capitol Fourth2008TV MovieHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Huey Lewis & the News: Live at 252005VideoHimself - Vocals & Harmonica
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Twister: A Musical Catastrophe2000VideoHimself
The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rocker: Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute1995TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
Talking Telephone Numbers1994TV SeriesHimself
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country1993DocumentaryHimself
Going Live!1991TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
America's Top 101989TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Oliver & Company'1988Video documentary shortHimself
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Himself in music video (segment "Murray in Videoland") (uncredited)
Huey Lewis and the News: Be-FORE!1987ShortHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1987TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show1986TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Superstore1986TV SeriesHimself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 13th Annual American Music Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651982-1985TV SeriesHimself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Huey Lewis and the News: The Heart of Rock and Roll1985TV MovieHimself - Vocals & Harmonica
The Making of 'Back to the Future'1985TV Short documentaryHimself
Pop Quiz1984TV SeriesHimself
Formel Eins1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Thin Lizzy 'Live and Dangerous' at the Rainbow '781978VideoHimself (harmonica)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tales from the Future2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Looking Back to the Future2009Video documentaryHimself
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2006TV SeriesSinger 'Power of Love'
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself
Kalkofes Mattscheibe1994TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongDuets (2000)· Smokey Robinson (music and lyrics by)
· Marvin Tarplin (music and lyrics by)
· Gwyneth Paltrow (performed by)
1990GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenOliver & Company (1988)· J.A.C. Redford (composer - orchestral score)
· Barry Mann (music by - "Once Upon a Time in New York City")
· Howard Ashman (lyrics by - "Once Upon a Time in New York City")
· Dan Hartman (music by - "Why Should I Worry?")
· Charlie Midnight (lyrics by - "Why Should I Worry?")
· Dean Pitchford (music and lyrics by - "Streets of Gold")
· Tom Snow (music and lyrics by - "Streets of Gold")
· Barry Manilow (music and lyrics by - "Perfect Isn't Easy")
· Jack Feldman (music and lyrics by - "Perfect Isn't Easy")
· Bruce Sussman (music and lyrics by - "Perfect Isn't Easy")
· Ron Rocha (music by - "Good Company")
· Rob Minkoff (lyrics by - "Good Company")
· Billy Joel (performed by)
· Chris Hayes (music)
· Johnny Colla (music)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureBack to the Future (1985)· Johnny Colla (music)
· Chris Hayes (music)
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialBack to the Future (1985)· Johnny Colla
· Chris Hayes
· Lindsey Buckingham
· Alan Silvestri
· Eric Clapton
· Sean Hopper


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#Fact
1"The Power of Love" from Back to the Future (1985) earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.
2His father, Hugh Anthony Cregg Jr., was an American of Irish ancestry, and his mother, Maria Magdalena, was from Warsaw, Poland.
3Has a small cameo in Back to the Future (1985), a film for which he also contributed two songs.
4Tattoo (Givin' It All Up For Love), on the Picture This album (Huey's second album), is a cover of a Phil Lynott song (whom he had played with prior to forming the News).
5Played as a backing harmonica musician for Thin Lizzy, and for their vocalist, Phil Lynott, on Phil's solo recordings. Lewis is the harmonica player on the now-legendary Thin Lizzy live album, "Live and Dangerous".
6Played in a band called Clover prior to forming the News.
7According to a Behind the Music (1997) interview, his favorite album he ever recorded was "Small World" (1988), which was a commercial failure.
8During an interview, he said that he learned how to play the harmonica while hitchhiking across Europe.
9Contrary to popular belief, Lewis did not forbid "Hip To Be Square" from being included on the CD soundtrack release of the movie American Psycho (2000) . He licensed the song for use in the film, but the producers failed to secure the appropriate rights to put it on the soundtrack, forcing it to be recalled and the song removed (though early pressings had already been shipped to stores and sold).
10Huey Lewis & The News won the British Phonographic Industry Award for International Group in 1986.
11The original name of his band was "Huey Lewis and the American Express". It was later changed to Huey Lewis & The News, due to legal reasons.
12On the song "Hip to be Square", from the album "Fore!", the backup singers at the end of the song include San Fransisco 49er stars Dwight Clark, Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana.
13Enjoys playing golf.
14Huey Lewis successfully sued Ray Parker Jr. for plagiarizing the medley to his song "I Want A New Drug". They settled out of court and agreed not to talk about the case in public. In 2001, Lewis talked about the case in public when he revealed that Parker paid to settle the suit on an episode of VH1's Behind the Music (1997). Parker then sued Lewis for violating the terms of their agreement.
15When the band "Clover" broke up, he formed Huey Lewis & The News, the so-called 80s Band.
16Attended Cornell University, majoring in engineering, but dropped out after his junior year, because he was in a band called Clover and they were preparing for rock stardom. Clover (minus Huey Lewis) provided the instrumentals for Elvis Costello's debut album, "My Aim Is True".
17Huey dropped out of Cornell University to spend a year living in Europe playing the harp.
18He has a brother named Jeff.
19His parents divorced when he was 13.
20In 1967 he graduated from Lawrenceville Prep at the age of 16 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
21Scored a perfect 800 on his math SATs.
22Has two children, son Austin (born 1985) and daughter Kelly (born 1983).
23Attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA.
24He is the leader of Huey Lewis & The News.

#Quote
1A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis' keep getting better and better.


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