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James Richard “Jim” Steinman was born on the 1st November 1947, in New York City, USA, and is a Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, and lyricist, best known for his collaboration with such musicians as Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, and Barbra Streisand, among others. Steinman’s career started in 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jim Steinman is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jim Steinman’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful career as a music producer. In addition to being responsible for numerous hits, Steinman has also worked as a pianist, singer, and arranger, which has improved his wealth.

Jim Steinman Net Worth $10 Million

Jim Steinman grew up in New York where he went to the George W. Hewlett High School and later studied at the Amherst College, from where he graduated with bachelor’s degree in 1969. While at college, Steinman made music for the College’s adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s “A Man’s a Man”, and also directed their production of Michael McClure’s “The Beard”. In his final year at Amherst, Steinman wrote the book, music and lyrics for “The Dream Engine” (1969).

After his graduation in 1969, Steinman continued to work in musical theatres, and in 1971 he provided music for the puppet show “Ubu”, and the next year he wrote the music for Barry Keating’s musical “Rhinegold”, based on Richard Wagner’s opera “Das Rheingold”. Steinman’s first commercially released song was “Happy Ending”, which appeared on Yvonne Elliman’s album called “Food of Love” in 1973.The same year Jim wrote the music and lyrics for the musical “More Than You Deserve”, which later found a place on Meat Loaf’s album “Dead Ringer” in 1981.

In 1975, Steinman made music for Thomas Babe’s “Kid Champion”, starring Christopher Walken, and in 1977, wrote all seven tracks for Meat Loaf’s album entitled “Bat Out of Hell”. The album achieved multiple platinum status in the US and the UK, and sold over 40 million copies worldwide. It peaked at No. 14 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 9 on UK Albums chart. The success of the release helped Steinman to increase his net worth significantly.

In 1981, Steinman again wrote all songs on Meat Loaf’s “Dead Ringer” album, which reached No. 45 on the US Billboard 200 and topped the UK Albums chart. In the same year, Jim released his only solo album called “Bad for Good”, with the Canadian singer Rory Dodd contributing with lead vocals after Meat Loaf’s vocal problems at the time prevented him from singing. The release was a major commercial success and added more money to Steinman’s bank account. In 1983, Steinman produced Bonnie Tyler’s album “Faster Than the Speed of Night”, and wrote two singles including the most influential entitled “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. The album achieved platinum status in America, peaked at No. 4 position on the US Billboard 200 and topped the UK Albums chart, which only increased his net worth.

Steinman and Tyler teamed up again in 1986 for her sixth studio album called “Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire”. Although it wasn’t as successful as its predecessor, Steinman’s contribution on four out of eight songs didn’t go unnoticed. By the end of the ‘80s, Steinman had produced and written the majority of Pandora’s Box’s concept album entitled “Original Sin” (1989). He also wrote the music for the comedy “Rude Awakening” (1989), starring Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, and Robert Carradine.

In 1993, Steinman and Meat Loaf worked again on “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell”, 16 years after Loaf’s debut solo album “Bat Out of Hell”, which was successful in achieving 5x platinum in the US and 6x platinum in the UK; the album also topped both US Billboard 200 and UK Albums charts. In the ‘90s and 2000s, Steinman collaborated with many notable musicians such as The Sisters of Mercy, Celine Dion, Air Supply, Barry Manilow, Cher, and Def Leppard, among others. Most recently, he wrote all ten tracks on Meat Loaf’s latest album called “Braver Than We Are”, which was released in September 2016.

Regarding his personal life, Jim Steinman most intimate details such as marital status are unknown, as he successfully manages to keep them out of the public eye. In 2004, he suffered from serious cardiac problems, but since then he has been in good health.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 1, 1947
Birth place: New York City, New York, USA
Profession:Soundtrack, Music Department, Composer
Education:Amherst College, George W. Hewlett High School
Nationality:American
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Wrote the music for 'Dance of the Vampires' which opened in October 2002 and closed 3 months later on January 25, 2003. Though the music got good reviews, the critics trashed the rest of the creative team and cast making this show the biggest failure in Broadway history at a cost of 12 million dollars.
2Currently works on a musical version of 'Batman'.
3Best known for the rock songs he has written for Meat Loaf.


Quotes

#Quote
1If you don't go over the top you can't see what's on the other side.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialFootloose (1984)· Bill Wolfer
· Dean Pitchford
· Kenny Loggins
· Tom Snow
· Sammy Hagar
· Michael Gore
· Eric Carmen


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing2014-2016TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Trolls2016writer: "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
Scream Queens2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sausage Party2016writer: "I'd Do Anything for Love But I Won't Do That" - as James Steinman
Mom2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
La Marató 20152015TV Movie writer: "Aquest eclipsi del cor Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip2015writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - as James Steinman
El making of del disc de La Marató2015TV Movie documentary writer: "Aquest eclipsi del cor Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor2005-2015TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
JonTron2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s2015TV Movie writer: "No Matter What", "I'd Do Anything for Love But I Won't Do That"
Britain's Got Talent2013-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coronation Street2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy2013-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing on Ice2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Død snø 22014writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Saturday Night Live1978-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Beer and Board Games2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 112013TV Movie documentary writer: "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
The Sing-Off2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grown Ups 22013writer: "Bat Out of Hell" - as James Steinman
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
t Schaep met de 5 pooten2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Way Way Back2013writer: "Holding Out For A Hero"
Austenland2013writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - as James Steinman
This Is 402012writer: "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
Glee2010-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2006-2012TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Big Brother's Bit on the Side2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's My Boy2012writer: "Everything Louder Than Everything Else" - as James Steinman
Regular Show in Space2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Vow2012writer: "I'd Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That"
Promoción fantasma2012writer: "Total Eclipse of Heart"
Criminal MindsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game writer: "Holding Out For A Hero"
New Year's Eve2011writer: "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad"
A Few Best Men2011writer: "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" - as J Steinman
Footloose2011writer: "Holding Out for a Hero"
EastEnders2004-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance2007-2011TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Zookeeper2011writer: "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
Glee Encore2011Video writer: "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" - as James Steinman
20 to 12009-2011TV Series documentary writer - 5 episodes
Rude TubeTV Series music - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Les petits mouchoirs2010writer: "Holding Out For A Hero" - as J. Steinman
Dancing with the Stars2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Diary of a Wimpy Kid2010writer: "TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART"
Some Days Are Better Than Others2010writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Nostalgia Critic2010TV Series producer - 1 episode
Loose Women2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Nolans: In the Mood for Dancing2009TV Movie documentary writer: "Holding Out for a Hero"
Beautiful People2009TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Rise 'n Shine Og2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Smallville2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nobody2009writer: "Holding Out For A Hero" - as James Steinman
This Morning2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Morrer Como Um Homem2009lyrics: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" / music: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Chuck2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel2009writer: "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" - as Steinman
Cinematic Titanic: Legacy of Blood2008Video writer: "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" - uncredited
Operación triunfo2002-2008TV Series writer - 3 episodes
In Plain Sight2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Meet Dave2008writer: "Bat Out of Hell" - as James Steinman
Lost Islands2008writer: "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
Somewhere Over the Flagpole: A Nintendo Movie2008Short writer: "Holding Out for a Hero"
Idols2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes Two2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
8 päivää ensi-iltaan2008"Loving you is a dirty job", "Faster Than the Speed of Night"
Ping-pongkingen2008lyrics: "Total Eclipse of the Heart' / writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart'
Idols!2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Meat Loaf: Three Bats Live2007Video writer: "All Revved Up With No Place To Go", "Paradise By The Dashboard Light", "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth", "Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire", "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back", "I'd Do Anything For Love", "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are", "Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through", "Bad For Good", "If It Ain't Broke Break It", "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad", "Bat Out Of Hell", "It's All Coming Back To Me Now"
Yperoha plasmata2007TV Series writer: "Holding Out for a Hero"
Idols2005-2007TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise2007Documentary writer: "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth", "Seize The Night", "If It Ain't Broke Break It", "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad", "It's All Coming Back To Me Now", "I Would Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That", "All Revved Up With No Place To Go", "Paradise By The Dashboard Light", "Bad For Good", "Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire", "Bat Out Of Hell" - as James Steinman
Patinando por un sueñoTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Loser2007writer: "Holding Out For A Hero" - as James Steinma
So You Wanna Be a Popstar2007TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Skins2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video Game as James Steinman, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Click2006writer: "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" 1983
Super Powers2006Short writer: "Holding Out for a Hero" - uncredited
Totally Frank2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reunion2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. & Mrs. Smith2005writer: "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" - as James Richard Steiman
American Idol2002-2005TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Idol2002-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Passo a due2005writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary writer: "No Place to Go"
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Meat Loaf: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra2004Video writer: "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back", "Dead Ringer For Love", "All Revved Up With No Place To Go", "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth Hot Summer Night", "Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire", "For Cryin' Out Loud", "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad", "Paradise By The Dashboard Light", "I'd Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That", "Bat Out Of Hell" - as J. Steinman
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scrubs2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hrvatski Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle2004writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - as James Steinman
Shrek 22004writer: "Holding Out for a Hero" 1984
My Date with Drew2004Documentary writer: "Holding Out For a Hero"
SuperStar KZ2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Pop Idol2001-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cold Case2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wuthering Heights2003TV Movie writer: "Prelude: The Future Ain't What it Used to Be", "More", "If It Ain't Broke Break It", "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be"
Australian Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd2003writer: "Making Love Out of Nothing At All"
Old School2003writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Party Monster2003writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
The Disco Ball2003TV Special writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Stars in Their Eyes Kids2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roswell2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bandits2001writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" 1983, "Holding Out for a Hero" 1984
Josie and the Pussycats2001writer: "Paradise By The Dashboard Light"
Futurama2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentary lyrics: "No Matter What"
Stars in Their Eyes1993-2000TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Vicar of Dibley1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
That '70s Show1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Notting Hill1999"NO MATTER WHAT" USA version's ending title
Sarah Brightman in Concert1998TV Movie lyrics: "Whistle Down The Wind"
British Men Behaving Badly1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
VH1 StorytellersTV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Urban Legend1998writer: "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "Total Eclipse of the Heart" uncredited
The Mask of Zorro1998producer: "I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You"
Top of the Pops1979-1998TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Great Performances1998TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Black Cat, White Cat1998writer: "Nowhere Fast"
Anastasia1997producer: "In the Dark of the Night"
The Nanny1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ed1996writer: "Everything's Louder Than Everything Else"
Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II - Picture Show1994Video arranger: "I'd Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That", "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through", "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back", "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are", "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" / producer: "I'd Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That", "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through", "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back", "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are", "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" / writer: "I
The Shadow1994arranger: "ORIGINAL SIN THEME FROM 'THE SHADOW'" / producer: "ORIGINAL SIN THEME FROM 'THE SHADOW'" / writer: "ORIGINAL SIN THEME FROM 'THE SHADOW'"
The Brit Awards 19941994TV Special writer: "I'd Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That"
Sisters of Mercy: Shot Rev 2.01993Video short writer: "More"
Leap of Faith1992"Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
Meat Loaf: Hits Out of Hell1991Video writer: "Bat Out Of Hell", "Read 'Em And Weep", "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad", "More Than You Deserve", "I'm Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us", "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth Hot Summer Night", "Paradise By The Dashboard Light"
Who's Harry Crumb?1989writer: "Holding Out For A Hero"
Short Circuit 21988writer: "Holding Out For A Hero"
Meat Loaf: London Meltdown Concert1987Video documentary writer: "Dead Ringer For Love", "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth", "Bat Out Of Hell"
Alfred Hitchcock PresentsTV Series producer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Saturday Night's Main Event1985TV Series producer - 1 episode
Rock 'n' Wrestling1985TV Series writer: "Hulk Hogan's Theme"
Fame1984TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cover Up1984TV Series writer: "Holding Out for a Hero"
Streets of Fire1984producer: "NOWHERE FAST", "TONIGHT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE YOUNG" / writer: "NOWHERE FAST", "TONIGHT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE YOUNG"
The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon1984TV Special writer: "Holding Out for a Hero"
Footloose1984writer: "Holding Out for a Hero"
Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart1983Video short writer: "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rockpalast1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
In My Life... Zsa Zsa LiveVideo documentary writer: "Celine Dion Medley"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Classic Albums: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell1999Video documentary composer: songs
The Mask of Zorro1998music arranger
Rude Awakening1989song producer
Rock 'n' Wrestling1985-1986TV Series composer - 13 episodes
Delta House1979TV Series composer - 7 episodes
Rockpalast1978TV Series musician - 1 episode
Wuthering Heights2003TV Movie executive music producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meat Loaf: Going All the Way - Lyric Video2016Short
A Small Circle of Friends1980
Delta House1979TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wuthering Heights2003TV Movie executive producer
Classic Albums: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell1999Video documentary co-producer

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart1983Video short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wuthering Heights2003TV Movie concept

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2001TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Meat Loaf: Hits Out of Hell1991Video special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultimate Albums2002TV SeriesHimself
Classic Albums: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell1999Video documentaryHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II - Picture Show1994VideoHimself - Songwriter
Meat Loaf: Hits Out of Hell1991VideoHimself (uncredited)
Rockpalast1978TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Saturday Night Live1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewed in 1981 / 1983

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