Peter Buck (REM) Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Peter Lawrence Buck was born on 6 December 1956, in Berkeley, California USA, and is a musician, songwriter and record producer, best known as a co-founder and lead guitarist of the band R.E.M.

So just how rich is Peter Buck? According to sources, Buck has accumulated a net worth of over $50 million, as of mid-2016, acquired during his music career which began in the early ’80s.

Peter Buck (REM) Net Worth $50 Million

During his childhood years, Buck’s family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended Crestwood High School. Upon matriculating in 1975, he enrolled in Emory University, then transferred to Athens, Georgia, to attend the University of Georgia, but which he left without graduating.

Later, working at Athens’ Wuxtry Records store, Buck met musicians Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Bill Berry, with whom he formed the alternative rock band called R.E.M. in 1980, with Buck serving as the lead guitarist, Stipe as the lead vocalist, Mills as bassist and backing vocalist and Berry as the drummer. In 1981 the band signed with a small label, Hib-Tone and released their debut single “Radio Free Europe”, receiving critical acclaim. The following year they signed with I.R.S. Records, releasing their EP “Chronic Time”. The band went on to release five albums under I.R.S., “Murmur”, “Reckoning”, “Fables of the Reconstruction” and “Lifes Rich Pageant”, all of them achieving decent chart success and making a huge splash in the college radio circuit. Their 1987 album “Document” was the band’s commercial breakthrough, containing a Top Ten hit “The One I Love”. Peter’s net worth was on the rise.

In 1987 R.E.M. signed with Warner Bros. Records and released the album “Green”, which sold over four million copies. Following the Green Tour, the band released their 1990 album “Out of Time”, which won three of its seven Grammy Award nominations, with singles “Losing My Religion” and “Shiny Happy People” becoming worldwide hits. The top-charting album “Automatic for the People” followed in 1992, containing the hits “Drive”, “Man on the Moon” and “Everybody Hurts”, and selling over 15 million copies. The band was gaining international popularity, and Buck’s net worth was boosted.

R.E.M.’s next two albums “Monster” and “New Adventures on Hi-Fi” both dominated the charts, however, their later albums “Up” and “Reveal” didn’t follow that success. Their thirteenth album, the 2004 “Around the Sun”, became a #1 hit in the UK, but, it was the band’s first album to miss the U.S. Top 10. Although R.E.M.’s success improved with their 2008 album “Accelerate” and the 2010 “Collapse into Now”, the group decided to disband in 2011.

In 2012 Buck went on with his solo career, signing with Mississippi Records and releasing two vinyl-only albums: the 2012 “Peter Buck” and the 2014 “I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again”. His most recent album was the 2015 “Warzone Earth”, released under Little Axe Records. All have added to Buck’s wealth.

Aside from R.E.M., Buck has also formed and been a member of a number of other side-project groups, such as Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara, the Venus 3, The Baseball Project and Robyn Hitchcock, without conspicuous success.

As a record producer, he has released numerous records, including the ones by Uncle Tupelo, Vigilantes of Love, Dreams So Real, The Fleshtones, The Feelies and The Jayhawks. He has also contributed to albums of various other musicians, such as The Replacements, Billy Bragg, The Decemberists and Robyn Hitchcock.

In his personal life, Buck was married to an Athens’ club owner Barrie Buck(1987-94). After their divorce, he married Stephanie Dorgan(1995-2007), with whom he has two children. Since 2013, he has been married to Chloe Johnson. In 2001 the musician was involved in an airline incident. Reportedly, during a flight to London, he behaved in an extremely bizarre manner, which resulted in two charges of common assault on the flight attendants. The trial ended with Buck being cleared on the grounds of non-insane automatism.

Throughout his career with R.E.M., Buck has been involved in charity, such as raising funds for environmental, feminist and human rights causes, and campaigns encouraging voter registration. During his solo carrer, he launched a charitable festival Todos Santos Music Festival, which has been held regularly over the years.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 1956-12-06
Birth place: Berkeley, California
Profession:Musician, songwriter, record producer, co-founder, lead guitarist of alternative rock band R.E.M.
Education:Crestwood High School, Emory University, University of Georgia
Nationality:American
Spouse:Barrie Buck (1987-94), Stephanie Dorgan (1995-2007), Chloe Johnson (m. 2013-)
Children:Zelda Buck, Zoe Buck
Record labels:Mississippi Records, Little Axe Records, Hib-Tone, I.R.S. Records, Warner Bros.
Music groups:R.E.M. (1980–2011), Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara, Venus 3, The Baseball Project, Robyn Hitchcock
Movies:"In View: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003" (2003), "R.E.M.: Pop Screen" (1990)
TV shows:"Todos Santos Music Festival"
Albums:"10 Million BC", "I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again" (2014), "Warzone Earth" (2015), "Eponymous", "In Time" (compilations), "Accelerate" (2008), "Green", EP "Chronic Time", "Murmur", "Document" (1987), "Reckoning", "Fables of the Reconstruction", "Lifes Rich Pageant", "Warzone Earth” (2015)
facebook.com/REMhq/posts/5134365720
twitter.com/hashtag/peterbuck
imdb.com/name/nm0118407
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=741926


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Plays guitar for rock band R.E.M.. [2005]
2Was a guest musician with Krist Novoselic's 1997 project "Sweet 75".
3Has two daughters, Zoe and Zelda.


Quotes

#Quote
1We're the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff.
2Once you're selling, like, nine million albums, you're attracting people who aren't really your fans. You start getting the psychos, the people who sit at home and the radio talks to them.
3It's amazing how far you can get in this business just by showing up for your appointments on time.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaMan on the Moon (1999)· Mike Mills
· Michael Stipe
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMan on the Moon (1999)· Bill Berry (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Mike Mills (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Michael Stipe (music, lyrics, and performed by)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walking and Talking1996writer: "You Woke Up My Neighborhood"
Georgia1995"HATE ME MORE"
Tommy Boy1995"It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine"
Higher Learning1995writer: "LOSING MY RELIGION"
Aprender a volar1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Nightmare1994writer: "Losing My Religion"
When a Man Loves a Woman1994writer: "Everybody Hurts"
Monte Video1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio Inside1994writer: "Everybody Hurts"
Coneheads1993"It's a Free World Baby"
Melrose Place1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 902101991-1993TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Singles1992writer: "Radio Song"
Until the End of the World1991writer: "Fretless" - as P. Buck
Palm Harbor Vice1991writer: "Belong"
Saturday Night Live1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Losing My Religion1991Short writer: "Losing My Religion"
Get a Life1990TV Series writer: "Stand"
Zeg 'ns Aaa1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flashback1990"It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine"
Dream a Little Dream1989writer: "It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine"
Made in Heaven1987writer: "Romance" - as Buck
Three Bewildered People in the Night1987writer: "Perfect Circle"
Athens, Ga. - Inside/Out1987Documentary writer: "Swan, Swan, H" - as Buck
The Party Animal1984writer: "Radio Free Europe"
Bachelor Party1984writer: "Wind Out"
Atmos the Addict2016TV Series writer - 1 episode pre-production
Finding Oscar2016Documentary writer: "The Flowers of Guatemala"
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Family Guy2008-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Zootopia2016writer: "Everybody Hurts"
Scorpion2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miss You Already2015writer: "Losing My Religion"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2013-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cites 2.02015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
19922015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hindsight2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The End of the Tour2015writer: "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1", "Catapult", "Perfect Circle" - uncredited
Rude Tube2012-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
UK Championship Snooker2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dumb and Dumber To2014writer: "All Things All at Once"
The Vampire Diaries2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Toothed Cave2014Video writer: "Everybody Hurts"
Wild2014/Iwriter: "Walk Unafraid"
Atop the Fourth Wall2010-2014TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Blended2014writer: "It's The End Of The World As We Know It And I Feel Fine"
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Parks and Recreation2012-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Neighbors2014/Iwriter: "Everybody Hurts"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tres bodas de más2013writer: "Everybody Hurts" - as Buck, Peter
The Unbelievers2013Documentary writer: "Orange Crush", "Find The River" - as Buck
Glee2010-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
BioShock Infinite2013Video Game lyrics: "Shiny Happy People" / music: "Shiny Happy People"
Divorce2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Raising Hope2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Voice - Danmarks største stemme2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dictator2012writer: "Everybody Hurts"
Wanderlust2012writer: "Driver 8"
Anton Corbijn Inside Out2012Documentary writer: "Find The River" - as Buck
Generació D2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Everybody Hurts"
The Big Bang Theory2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
O Homem do Futuro2011writer: "It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine"
So You Think You Can Dance2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cougar Town2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Movin' on Up2011TV Movie writer: "Losing My Religion"
South Jersey Sam2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jäät2010TV Movie writer: "Losing My Religion"
Alpha and Omega2010writer: "Everybody Hurts"
Dokonalý svet2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio FiveTV Series writer - 7 episodes, 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 2010
Ugly Betty2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko slovenská superstar2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution2009Video Game writer: "Man On The Moon"
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2003-2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing on Ice2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
He's Just Not That Into You2009writer: "Supernatural Superserious"
Helioscape2008Short writer: "Low"
Marley & Me2008writer: "Shiny Happy People"
Yes Man2008writer: "To Lick Your Boots"
The X Factor2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 22008Video Game writer: "Losing My Religion"
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "The One I Love"
For My Wife...2008Documentary performer: "Slow Music", "Hanging Garden" / writer: "Slow Music", "Hanging Garden"
Por Toda Minha Vida2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
60/902008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Turn You Inside Out" - as P. Buck
Il mattino ha l'oro in bocca2008writer: "Shiny Happy People"
Queridos Amigos2008TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Definitely, Maybe2008writer: "Stand" 1988
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar '80s2007Video Game writer: "Stand"
Towelhead2007writer: "Orange Crush"
Slacker Uprising2007Documentary writer: "Belong", "It's The End Of The World As We Know It And I Feel Fine"
Elite Squad2007writer: "Shiny Happy People"
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
NCIS2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Orange Crush"
Kurt Cobain About a Son2006Documentary writer: "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1"
Canadian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Keeping Up with the Steins2006writer: "Shiny Happy People" - as P. Buck
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2004-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury2006TV Movie documentary writer: "It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine"
The Simpsons2001-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reunion2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chicken Little2005writer: "It's the End of the World as We Know It"
The Office2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary writer: "Strange Currencies"
12 and Holding2005writer: "Why Not Smile"
William Eggleston in the Real World2005Documentary writer: "Shiny Happy People", "Endgame", "Belong"
Bewitched2005writer: "Everybody Hurts" 1992
WTC View2005writer: "It's the End of the World As We Know It and I feel fine"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parkinson2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fahrenheit 9/112004Documentary writer: "Shiny Happy People" 1991
Bluebird2004TV Movie writer: "Losing My Religion"
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lad de små børn...2004writer: "Losing My Religion"
Boston Public2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution2003Video Game "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Smallville2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Bowling for Columbine2002Documentary writer: "How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us" 1996
Vanilla Sky2001"All the Right Friends" 1987, "Sweetness Follows" 1992
Top of the Pops1995-2001TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Unplugged2000TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Man on the Moon1999writer: "The Great Beyond" 1999, "Man on the Moon" 1992
Bringing Out the Dead1999writer: "What's the Frequency Kenneth?"
Never Been Kissed1999writer: "At My Most Beautiful"
Blast from the Past1999writer: "It's the End of the World As We Know It"
Freak City1999TV Movie writer: "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight"
Shabatot VeHagim1999TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Knock It Down1998Short writer: "WORLD LEADER PRETEND", "ENDGAME"
A Night at the Roxbury1998"Everybody Hurts"
A Life Less Ordinary1997writer: "LEAVE" - as Buck
Deceiver1997writer: "The Desert Sky"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993-1997TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes1995-1997TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Party of Five1997TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1997TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Nightwatch1997writer: "The Wake-Up Bomb"
Night Fever1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sånt är livet1996lyrics: "EVERYBODY HURTS" - as Peter Lawrence Buck / music: "EVERYBODY HURTS" - as Peter Lawrence Buck
Nortia1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Unhook the Stars1996writer: "Country Feedback"
Independence Day1996writer: "It's the End of the World As We Know It"
Friends1994-1996TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Juror1996writer: "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rockpalast1985TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Finding Oscar2016Documentary special thanks
Saved!2004the producers wish to thank
Canadian Bacon1995special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
R.E.M. by MTV2014DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton2012DocumentaryHimself
Record Store Day2011Video documentary short
Music Nuggets2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Tired Pony
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion2009VideoHimself
This Is Not a Show: Live at the Olympia in Dublin2009DocumentaryHimself
Pardon Us for Living But the Graveyard Is Full2009DocumentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself
6 Days2008Video documentary
Wetten, dass..?2008TV SeriesHimself
Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death... and Insects2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
R.E.M.: When the Light Is Mine - The Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-19872006VideoHimself
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui2005Video documentaryHimself (segment "Lotus") (as R.E.M.)
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Sen kväll med Luuk1999-2004TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself - Guest Singer
R.E.M.: Perfect Square2004VideoHimself - Guitar
Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel2004DocumentaryHimself - R.E.M.
Boston Public2003TV SeriesHimself
The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-20032003Video documentaryHimself
TV total2003TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons2001TV SeriesHimself
The Panel2001TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops2001TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Party of Five1999TV SeriesHimself
REM: Uptake1999TV MovieHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
El séptimo de caballería1998TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
RoadMovie1996Video documentaryHimself
R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi Stereophonic on Film1996Video documentary shortHimself
R.E.M. Parallel1995VideoHimself
R.E.M.: Rough Cut1995TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19931993TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as R.E.M.)
Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball1993TV MovieHimself (as R.E.M.)
R.E.M.: This Film Is On1991VideoHimself
Unplugged1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Losing My Religion1991ShortHimself
Tourfilm: R.E.M.1990Video documentaryHimself
R.E.M.: Pop Screen1990Video shortHimself
Kippevel1988TV SeriesHimself
R.E.M.: Succumbs1987VideoHimself
Athens, Ga. - Inside/Out1987DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1983TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Movin' on Up2011TV MovieHimself - R.E.M.
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself - R.E.M. (uncredited)
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On2004TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops2001TV SeriesHimself
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself (as R.E.M.)

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