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Eric Reed Boucher was born on the 17th June 1958, in Boulder, Colorado USA, and as Jello Biafra is most famous as a former member of Dead Kennedys, San Francisco’s punk rock band in which he served as the lead singer as well as a songwriter. Jello Biafra is also the co-founder of independent record label Alternative Tentacles. Besides music, Jello is also known as a member of the Green Party of the United States, including being its candidate for the 2000 Presidential election.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this uncommon man has accumulated so far? How rich Jello Biafra is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Jello Biafra’s net worth, as of late 2016, is $500,000 and includes ownership of an independent record label Alternative Tentacles. It has all been primarily acquired throughout his music career, which has been active since 1976.

Jello Biafra Net Worth $500,000

Jello Biafra was born to Virginia, a librarian, and psychiatric social worker Stanley Wayne Boucher, and is of mostly American descent, but also has some Jewish ancestry. Jello’s interest in music and politics dates back to his early childhood when he started listening to rock music, and passionately watched the news. He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied acting and the history of Paraguay, however, he abandoned formal education in order to pursue a music career. In late 1976, Jello joined the punk rock group The Ravers (later renamed to The Nails), as a member of its road crew. Soon after, Jello teamed up with John Greenway’s The Healers, a local band infamous for its rather improvised lyrics and specifically “avant garde” style. These engagements marked the beginning of Jello Biafra’s music career and provided the basis for his overall net worth.

In 1978, Jello Biafra alongside East Bay Ray founded the Dead Kennedys. In the beginning he used the stage name Occupant, but soon afterwards he changed it to the now widely known Jello Biafra, a mix of Jell-o, the brand name of gelatin desserts and Biafra, a shortened version of the Republic of Biafra, a short-lived breakaway Nigerian state.

Besides being the frontman of the band, Jello also wrote the band’s songs, with the nature of his lyrics being quite political and sociological with a vast dose of criticism and sarcasm. In 1979, the band’s first single “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables” hit the charts. However, due to the song’s controversial lyrics the band faced distribution problems, so Jello Biafra decided to found his own, independent record label in 1979 – Alternative Tentacles – and in 1980 the band’s debut same-named studio album was released. This venture added to Jello’s overall net worth.

Jello Biafra and the Dead Kennedys caught the focus of the media when in 1985 they released their “Frankenchrist” album featuring H.R. Giger’s Work 219: Landscape XX as the album cover. This unique painting of rows of penises in anal intercourse brought Jello to court as he faced the “harmful matters to minors” distribution charges. Prior to the 1986 Kennedys’ breakup, the band released four studio albums in total including, apart from those mentioned above, “Plastic Surgery Disasters” (1982) and “Bedtime for Democracy” (1986) including several hit singles such as “California Über Alles” and “Holiday in Cambodia”. All these engagements helped Jello Biafra to earn controversial status among artists as well as to increase his overall net worth.

Apart from his music career, during which he has also performed with Lard, D.O.A. and The Melvins, Jello Biafra also made some efforts towards politics. In 1979 he ran for mayor of San Francisco, with his platform including several rather unconventional points, such as forcing businessman to wear clown suits, citywide ban of motor vehicles and holding auctions for high-ranking government positions. Although ironic and unusual, Jello Biafra was ranked No.4 among the top 10 candidates. In 2000, Jello Biafra was drafted as the New York State Green Party’s presidential candidate, but bowed to Ralph Nader.

When it comes to his personal life, Jello Biafra was married to Theresa Soder, the lead singer of punk band The Situations, known under her stage name Ninotchka. The marriage, which began with a wedding ceremony held in a graveyard, lasted from 1981 to 1986. Jello Biafra currently lives in San Francisco, California.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Love You... I am The Porn Queen2011Short "Dot Com Monte", "Invasion of the Mindsnatchers"
Catalunya über alles!2011writer: "California über alles"
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth2011Documentary writer: "Stealing People's Mail"
Rango2011writer: "FORKBOY"
I Melt with You2011writer: "Holiday in Cambodia"
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010Documentary performer: "Love Me I'm a Liberal"
The Social Network2010writer: "California Uber Alles"
Nitro Circus2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Holiday in Cambodia"
Planet Terror2007writer: "Too Drunk To Fuck"
Grindhouse2007writer: "Too Drunk to Fuck"
Punk's Not Dead2007Documentary writer: "Holiday in Cambodia"
Fierce People2005writer: "Kill the Poor"
The Manchurian Candidate2004"Kinky Sex Makes the World Go Round"
Never Mind the Wall2001writer: "California über alles"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater1999Video Game writer: "Police Truck"
SLC Punk!1998writer: "Kill the Poor"
The Big One1997Documentary performer: "Convoy in the Sky" 1994
The Second Coming1997Short performer: "Are you Drinkin' with me Jesus"
Natural Born Killers1994writer: "Forkboy"
Terminal City Ricochet1990as J. Biafra, Biafra, "Falling Space Junk Hold the Anchovies!", "That's Progress", "Message From Our Sponsor/Object-Subject" / lyrics: "Message From Our Sponsor/Object-Subject" - as J. Biafra
Tapeheads1988writer: "In Sight"
Lovedolls Superstar1986writer: "One Way Ticket to Pluto" - as J. Biafra
Dead Kennedys: DMPO's on Broadway1985Video documentary writer: "Police Truck", Hop With The Jet Set, A Child and his Lawnmower, Moral Majority, MTV Get Off The Air, Life Sentance, Jock O Rama, Goons of Hazard, Riot, Bleed For Me, Nazi Punks Fuck Off, We've Got a Bigger Problem Now
Class1983writer: "Holidays In Cambodia"
A Night at Halsted's1982writer: "Holiday in Cambodia" - uncredited
Neighbors1981writer: "Holiday In Cambodia"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Portlandia2014TV Series
The Hipster Games: Blowing Smoke2013ShortPresident Jello
I Love You... I am The Porn Queen2011ShortFrancis Alexander / Syd
Lucifer's Crewcut2011ShortJello Biafra
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf: Sector 22009Video GameOberzögersdorf White Trash
Retardead2008VideoMayor Anton Sinclaire
Death and Texas2004Prison spokesman
Bikini Bandits2002VideoEvil Porn Director
The Widower1999Vance / Satan
Virtue1999/IIVR Poker Dealer
The Best of Flipside Video #31995VideoDead Kennedys
Skulhedface1994VideoBoss Glom
Highway 611991Customs Agent #1
Terminal City Ricochet1990Bruce Coddle
Tapeheads1988FBI Man #1
Lovedolls Superstar1986Mr. President

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Live Through These Times1999Documentary short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hit So Hard2011Documentary thanks
Counter Convention: A Free New York Special2005Documentary special thanks
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy2004Video documentary special thanks
The American Astronaut2001special thanks - as Jello Biaffra
Save the Headwater's Forests1997TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Secret Syde: I See Through Your Mind2015Documentary filmingHimself
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead2015Documentary
Records Collecting Dust2015DocumentaryJello Biafra
Riot on the Dance Floor2014DocumentaryHimself
Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey2014DocumentaryHimself
Heino - Made in Germany2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Art of Punk2013TV Series documentary
Clockwork Orange County2012Video documentary
A Band Called Death2012DocumentaryHimself / Interviewee
VHK - akik móresre tanították a halált2012DocumentaryHimself
Bloodied But Unbowed: Uncut2011DocumentaryHimself
Freaks in Love2011DocumentaryHimself
Fix: The Ministry Movie2011/IDocumentaryHimself
Wild Thing2010DocumentaryHimself
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010DocumentaryHimself
Sounds Like a Revolution2010Documentary
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
The Weird World of Blowfly2010DocumentaryHimself
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within2010DocumentaryHimself
Open Your Mouth and Say... Mr. Chi Pig2009DocumentaryHimself
American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art2009DocumentaryBiafra - Jello
Open the Debates: Super Rally in Denver, CO 20082008VideoHimself
Nerdcore Rising2008DocumentaryHimself
American Drug War: The Last White Hope2007DocumentaryHimself - Activist
Punk's Not Dead2007DocumentaryHimself - Dead Kennedys
Soft Focus2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
924 Gilman Street2007DocumentaryHimself
Counter Convention: A Free New York Special2005DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Body Count: Murder for Hire2005Video documentaryInterview subject
Punk: Attitude2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen2005DocumentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Politically Incorrect2002TV SeriesHimself
Plaster Caster2001DocumentaryHimself
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style2001DocumentaryHimself
Ministry: Tapes of Wrath2000VideoHimself
Equinox2000TV SeriesHimself
Trade Off2000DocumentaryHimself
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore1998Himself
We're Outta Here!1997Video documentaryHimself
Sepultura: Third World Chaos1995Video documentaryHimself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
Ministry: In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up1990VideoHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Dead Kennedys: The Early Years1987Video documentary shortHimself
X: The Unheard Music1986DocumentaryHimself
Dead Kennedys: DMPO's on Broadway1985Video documentaryHimself (Dead Kennedys vocalist)
Anarchism in America1983DocumentaryHimself
Urgh! A Music War1981DocumentaryHimself - Dead Kennedys
Randale und Liebe1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Dead Kennedys)
This Is America Part 21980DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - The Dead Kennedys
USA the Movie2005VideoHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Fact
1In 1979 he founded the record label Alternative Tentacles in San Francisco, CA.
2The Dead Kennedys's 1980 debut album "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables" is recognized as an influential and seminal album in the early 80's punk rock scene.
3When running for mayor of San Francisco in 1979 his election slogan was, "There's Always Room for Jello".
4In 1979, he ran for Mayor of San Francisco, California under his stage name, originally as a "gag' candidate, then as a serious one. His campaign platform included requiring all police officers to live in the neighborhoods they were assigned to patrol. He finished 4th in a field of 10 candidates, with 4% of the popular vote. Shortly afterwords, a law was passed in that city prohibiting running for public office under an assumed name.
5Levi's allegedly asked to use the introduction of the song "Holiday in Cambodia" for a commercial. However, the offer was never considered as Jello disagreed with many of Levi's practices at that time.
6Involved in Lard project with Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker (of Ministry)
7After leaving Dead Kennedys he formed the band Lard.
8Chose his pseudonym as a commentary on starvation. "Jello" is based on "Jell-o", a brand of gelatin dessert with no natural nutritional value. Biafra was a section of eastern Nigeria that proclaimed independence in 1967. All transport was closed off to the breakaway republic by Nigeria, and mass starvation caused the country to collapse in 1970.
9He and the ex-members of Dead Kennedys have a very bitter relationship.
10He was sued in 2001 by ex-members of Dead Kennedys for past royalties and access to The Dead Kennedys' back catalog.
11His home was raided shortly after the release of Dead Kennedys album, "Frankenchrist" by police. The album outraged religious conservatives, who claimed that it disseminated harmful material to minors. He tells a story about this incident on his spoken word CD, "No More Cocoons".
12Was very bitter that 'The Dead Kennedys' song, "Holiday In Cambodia" was used for a Levi's commercial in 2001. He made statements saying that Levi's uses unfair business practices and sweatshop labor.
13Is on an F.O.P. (Fraternal Order Of Police) boycott list for his support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, along with other musicians and celebrities.
14In addition to running for mayor, he also tried to run for President in 2000. He named convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as his running mate. It was merely a publicity stunt for activism on Mumia Abu Jamal's behalf, as his case is believed by some to be a frame-up and is very controversial.

#Quote
1For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground.
2If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve.
3Don't HATE the media, BECOME the media!


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