Johnny Rzeznik Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik was born on 5 December 1965, in Buffalo, New York State USA, to Edith, a bar proprietor of English and German descent, and Joseph Rzeznik, a postal clerk of Polish descent. He is a musician, singer/songwriter and producer, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band Goo Goo Dolls.

So just how loaded is Johnny Rzeznik? According to sources in early 2017, Rzeznik has amassed a wealth of over $14 million, accumulated during his music career which began in the early 1980s.

John Rzeznik Net Worth $14 Million

Rzeznik grew up the youngest of five siblings in Buffalo’s working-class East Side Polish neighborhood, where he attended Corpus Christi Grammar School. Both of his parents were musicians, however, tragically when he was in his teens his parents died within a year of each other. Raised by his sisters, he went on to attend Buffalo’s McKinley Vocational High School, and it was around this time that he began playing the guitar. He then enrolled at Buffalo State College, but dropped out a year later.

Not long after, he met fellow musician Robby Tacak, and along with drummer George Tutuska, they formed the rock group Goo Goo Dolls. Signing with a smaller record label called Mercenary Records, the band released their first self-titled album in 1987, then signed with the larger Celluloid Records. Two more albums followed, but without significant success. They had better luck with their fourth album, the 1993 “Superstar Car Wash”, released under Metal Blade Records. It contained the song “We Are the Normal”, which Rzeznik wrote with his idol, The Replacements’ singer Paul Westerberg. His net worth was now rising.

In 1995 they released the album “A Boy Named Goo”, which became one of the most successful alternative rock albums of that period, going double platinum. It contained the single “Name”, which became an instant hit, earning the band much needed recognition and popularity. Signing with Warner Bros. Records, they went on to release another album in 1998, the triple-platinum “Dizzy Up the Girl”, with the song “Iris”, which Rzeznik wrote for the soundtrack of the film “City of Angels”, boosting their fame and propelling them to success. The song dominated the charts, earning three Grammy nominations, which significantly added to Rzeznik’s wealth.

The band scored a few more hits with their 2006 album “Let Love In”, such as “Give a Little Bit”, “Better Days”, “Stay with You” and “Let Love In”. A year later, they recorded the soundtrack for the film “Transformers”, entitled “Before It’s Too Late”, and which reinforced their status. In 2010 their ninth album came out – “Something for the Rest of Us” – containing the hit “Home”. It was followed by the 2013 “Magnetic”. Their most recent album, “Boxes”, was released in 2016.

The band has now charted 19 top ten singles worldwide – many due to Rzeznik’s song-writing – and have sold more than 12 million albums, plus touring frequently which has enabled Rzeznik to achieve worldwide fame and a significant fortune. It also brought him awards and honors, such as being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and given the Hal David Starlight award.

Aside from Goo Goo Dolls, Rzeznik also wrote and performed two songs for the Disney movie “Treasure Planet”, as well as having written and produced for other artists, such as Blessed Union of Souls, Anastacia and Ryan Cabrera.

In 2007, he served as a judge in the reality television talent show “The Next Great American Band”, which gave him further exposure and an addition to his bank account.

Speaking about his personal life, in 1993 Rzeznik married former model Laurie Farinacci; they divorced in 2003. In 2013 he married Melina Gallo, with whom he has one child.

The singer is involved in philanthropy too. He and the band has supported various charities, including Food Bank of Western NY and Compass House, and has performed at various events for charity causes. They have created a scholarship fund for St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, to help students with good grades who cannot afford the school. Rzeznik has also served as an ambassador for VH1’s Save the Music Foundation.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 5, 1965
Birth place: Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Profession:Musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
Education:Corpus Christi Grammar School, Buffalo's McKinley Vocational High School, Buffalo State College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Laurie Farinacci (m. 1993-2003), Melina Gallo (m. 2013-)
Awards:ASCAP Award (2003), BMI Film & TV Awards - Most Performed Song from a Film (1999)
Record labels:Mercenary Records, Celluloid Records, Metal Blade Records, Warner Bros. Records
Music groups:"Goo Goo Dolls" (1986-)
Nominations:Songwriters Hall of Fame (2008), Grammy Awards (1999)
Movies:"City of Angels" (1998), "Treasure Planet" (2002)
TV shows:Live in Buffalo (2004), Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" show, Fox network's The Next Great American Band (2007)
Albums:"Goo Goo Dolls" (1987), "Superstar Car Wash" (1993), "A Boy Named Goo" (1995), "Dizzy Up the Girl" (1998), "Let Love In" (2006), "Something for the Rest of Us" (2010), "Magnetic" (2013), "Boxes" (2016)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Engaged to girlfriend of 8 years Melina Gallo.
2Hosted VH-1's music variety talk show The List (1999) from December 13th to December 17th 1999.
3Has four older sisters: Phyllis, Fran, Glad and Kate.
4His longtime girlfriend is actress Adrienne Frantz.
5Frontman of rock band Goo Goo Dolls.
6Beat a bout of writers block by writing the song 'Iris' after a viewing of City Of Angels.
7His father was of Polish descent. His mother's ancestry was English and German.
8Parents both died by the time he was 16; father from complications with alcoholism, mother from a heart attack. Raised by his four older sisters in hometown of Buffalo, New York.
9Goo Goo Dolls' song "Broadway" was written about Buffalo, John and Robby's hometown.


Quotes

#Quote
1Los Angeles is good and bad because it's full of people that are either running away from something or looking for something."... "It's the most unintentionally funny city in the world.
2It's such a thrill to perform live. You never know if you're going to get hit with a bottle or a bra.
3It's better to have a pocket full of regrets than to never have lived.
4When you find success, suddenly you have to defend your credibility against these idiots who don't know a thing about you.
5I always have this thing; if you write a really cool song, & then you put your leather pants on, you go out, and play, that's cool. That's playing with your image. If you put the leather pants on, & write a song to fit the pants, you're a total poser. You're being more conscious of your image than your craft, or whatever you want to call it, & you really have avoid that.
6Everything happens for a reason & if you stand right where you are now, & you look down & back to everything. to all the events that lead up to you sitting in this room right now with me, you'll see where the order is & where you are right now is pretty amazing. Where we all are, where I am right now is amazing.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop TV SeriesGood Morning, Miami (2002)
1999Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsCity of Angels (1998)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the YearFor the song "Iris."


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s2015TV Movie writer: "Iris"
The X Factor2011-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Bates Motel2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Divorce2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bachelorette2012writer: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik
New Year's Eve2011writer: "Better Days"
Being EricaTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Supernatural2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011writer: "All That You Are" - as John Rzeznik
Idool 20112011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lost Heroes: Rod Belding2009Video short writer: "Iris"
WWE Tribute for the Troops2008TV Special writer: "Real"
Street Music2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deadline - Jede Sekunde zählt2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Singing Bee2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transformers2007writer: "Before It's Too Late Sam and Mikaela's Theme" - as John Rzeznik
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jericho2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2004-2006TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV Special writer: "Better Days"
Taiko: Drum Master2005Video Game lyrics: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik / music: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik
A Cinderella Story2004writer: "Sympathy" - as John Rzeznik
Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way2003Video short performer: "I'm Still Here" / writer: "I'm Still Here"
How to Deal2003writer: "Here Is Gone" - as John Rzeznik
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Treasure Planet2002performer: "I'm Still Here Jim's Theme", "Always Know Where You Are" - as John Rzeznik / writer: "I'm Still Here Jim's Theme", "Always Know Where You Are" - as John Rzeznik
Good Morning, Miami2002TV Series as John Rzeznik, "Once in a Lifetime"
Smallville2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
7th Heaven2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Here on Earth2000writer: "Black Balloon" - as John Rzeznik
Down to You2000writer: "Black Balloon" - as John Rzeznik
Dawson's Creek1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
City of Angels1998writer: "Iris" - as John Rzeznik
Batman & Robin1997writer: "Lazy Eye" - as John Rzeznik
Twister1996writer: "Long Way Down" - as John Rzeznik
Angus1995writer: "Ain't That Unusual" - as John Rzeznik
Son in Law1993writer: "Fallin' Down" - as John Rzeznik

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning, Miami2002-2003TV Series composer - 5 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drew Carey Show2002TV SeriesJohnny Rzeznik

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
B InTune TV2006TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHimself
Music with Altitude2006TV SeriesGuitar and vocals
B InTune TV2005TV SeriesHimself
Words and Music in Honor of Fahrenheit 9/112005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Goo Goo Dolls Live in Buffalo2004VideoHimself
Fashion Rocks2004TV MovieHimself
LeAnn Rimes: Custom Concert2004TV MovieHimself - Performer
Goo Goo Dolls: Custom Concert2003TV SpecialPerformer
The 30th Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2002TV SpecialHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself (as John Rzeznik)
Charmed2000-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Chris Isaak Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Class Dismissed with the Goo Goo Dolls2002TV MovieHimself
VH1 Storytellers2002TV Series documentary
The Daily Show1999-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryPerformers (as Goo Goo Dolls)
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary as Goo Goo Dolls
MTV 2 Large: New Years Eve 20001999TV SpecialHimself
The List1999TV SeriesHimself - Host
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (as The Goo Goo Dolls)
The Howard Stern Radio Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Goo Goo Dolls
147th Belmont Stakes2015TV MovieHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2015TV MovieHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The X Factor2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
What's Cooking? From the Sainsbury's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements2011DocumentaryHimself (as John Rzeznik)
Jump Start Live2011TV SeriesHimself
The BackStage Pass2009VideoHimself
Goo Goo Dolls: Live at Red Rocks2007TV Special
A Hollywood Christmas Celebration2007TV MovieHimself (as The Goo Goo Dolls)
Chelsea Lately2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Next Great American Band2007TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHimself
Private Sessions2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Goo Goo Dolls: Let Love In2007VideoHimself

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