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Charlie Benante Net Worth

Charlie Benante Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Charlie Benante net worth is
$4 Million

Charlie Benante Wiki Biography

Charlie Benante was born on 27th November 1962 in New York City, USA and is a musician and drummer, probably best known as a member of thrash metal band Anthrax. Besides drums, he plays the guitar and keyboard, and is a music producer. Benante is one of the fathers of blastbeat, a very fast drumming technique. Charlie has been active in the entertainment industry since 1982.

How much is the net worth of Charlie Benante? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in late 2017. Music is the major source of Benante’s modest fortune.

Charlie Benante Net Worth $4 Million

To begin with, Benante comes from an American middle class family with two older sisters – both his mother and grandfather played the guitar. At the age of five, Benante began playing the drums; after various music schools rejected him because of his age, so eventually he took private lessons.

Concerning his professional career, Charlie Benante first performed live at the age of 15. At that time, he joined a cover band, which had up to four performances per the evening. However, playing cover versions did not satisfy Benante, and he left the band. In the middle of 1983, he became the drummer of the music band Anthrax; other founders of the band were guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker, complemented by the guitarist Dan Spitz, drummer Charlie Benante and singer Joey Belladonna. Charlie has been with the band ever since, collaborating in recording more than twenty albums, including studio, live, EPs and compilation albums. The band played thrash metal, and was one of the big names in that genre in the 1980s. Benante and the band recorded the albums “Among the Living” (1987), “State of Euphoria” (1988), “Persistence of Time” (1990) and “Sound of White Noise” (1993) all certified gold by RIAA.

Anthrax also made great use of humour in their music and image, for example often appearing in bermuda shorts in public and for performances, with separate varied jumping. Charlie is known for having a very fast double-bass technique and has been credited as one of the pioneers of using Blast Beats in thrash metal, in addition to possessing a great rebound technique.

Along with his musical works, Benante is also a graphic artist and created many of the covers of his bands’ albums and T-shirt designs.

Finally, in the personal life of the musician, Benante is married to Sandra; they have a daughter born at the beginning of 2006 and step son Gregory, born of his wife’s previous relationship. Curiously, he is the uncle to the bassist Frank Bello.

Moreover, he has a great interest in toys and comics, as can be seen in the special disc presentation of the Anthrax “Music of Mass Destruction” DVD. He is a fan of Star Wars and his favourite character is Darth Vader.

Full NameCharlie Benante
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 27, 1962
Place Of BirthThe Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionArtist, Musician, Songwriter, Drummer
ChildrenMia Benante, Gregory (stepson)
NicknamesCharles Lance Benante , Anthrax , Charles Lee "Charlie" Benante
Albums“Fistful of Metal” (1983), “Speak English or Die” (S.O.D., 1985), “Bigger than the Devil” (1999), “Among the Living” (1987), “State of Euphoria” (1988), “Persistence of Time” (1990), “Sound of White Noise” (1993), “Kill Yourself: The Movie” (2001), “Speak English or Live” (2001), “When the Keyboard Breaks: Live in Chicago” (2009)
Music GroupsAnthrax (Since 1983), Stormtroopers of Death (1985 – 2007), Liquid Tension Experiment, Heavy the Fall, Metal Allegiance
NominationsGrammy Awards - Best Metal Performance/Best Hard Rock, Loudwire Music Awards
TV ShowsThe Shark Is Still Working, Anthrax: Alive 2 - The DVD (2005), Return of the Living Dead II (1988), ATV Offroad Fury (video game, 2001), Rage (2008, TV Series)
1He is also the drummer of S.O.D. "Stormtroopers Of Death".
2Member and drummer of the thrash/speed metal band Anthrax.


Brütal Legend2009Video Game writer: "Metal Thrashing Mad"
Rage2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game writer: "MADHOUSE" - as Charles Benante
WrestleMania 212005Video Game writer: "Bring the Noise"
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW2004Video Game lyrics: "Bring Tha Noise" - as Charlie L. Benante / music: "Bring Tha Noise" - as Charlie L. Benante
ATV Offroad Fury2001Video Game writer: "Crush"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 22000Video Game writer: "Bring The Noise"
Bordello of Blood1996music: "Bordello Of Blood"
Dead at 211994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Last Action Hero1993writer: "Poison My Eyes"
Return of the Living Dead II1988writer: "I'm the Man", "A.D.I./Horror of It All" - as Charles Benante


Metalhead to Head2014TV Series
Kill Yourself: The Movie2000Video
Married with Children1992TV SeriesAnthrax Band Member

Art Director

Anthrax: Alive 2 - The DVD2005Video documentary creative director


Anthrax: Monster at the End2016Video short as Anthrax
Anthrax: Blood Eagle Wings2016Video short as Anthrax


Anthrax: Monster at the End2016Video short producer - as Anthrax
Anthrax: Blood Eagle Wings2016Video short producer - as Anthrax

Art Department

Anthrax: Chile on Hell2014Art Direction

Music Department

Ghosts of Mars2001musician: Anthrax


Brian Posehn: Criminally Posehn2016TV Movie special thanks


Anthrax: Monster at the End2016Video shortHimself
Rammstein in Amerika2015DocumentaryHimself
Anthrax: Chile on Hell2014Himself
Bloodworks2014TV SeriesHimself
That Metal Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax: The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria2010DocumentaryHimself
Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal2006DocumentaryHimself
Anthrax: Alive 2 - The DVD2005Video documentary
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself (as Anthrax)
Music of Mass Destruction: Live from Chicago2004VideoHimself
Headbangers Ball1989-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Behind the Music2002TV Series documentary
Anthrax: Return of the Killer A's: Video Collection1999VideoHimself
Remote Control1988TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

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