Chubby Checker Net Worth

Chubby Checker Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ernest Evans net worth is
$4 Million

Ernest Evans Wiki Biography

Ernest Evans was born on the 3rd October 1941, in Spring Gully, South Carolina USA, and is a singer of rock’ n’ roll. He is famous mainly for having been the figurehead of the twist in 1960 – 1962, which he popularized as a dance and musical style and which earned him at the time the nickname Mr. Twist. Checker has been active in the entertainment industry since 1959.

How much is the net worth of Chubby Checker? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of Checker’s net worth.

Chubby Checker Net Worth $4 Million

To begin with, he grew up in Philadelphia with his parents and two brothers. From an early age he learned to play the piano, then the drums, and imitated various singers. He was educated at South Philadelphia High School.

Concerning his professional career, Chubby founded his first music band at the age of eleven; he was discovered on the market when he sold chickens and casually sang his songs. In 1959, he signed a record deal with the label Cameo-Parkway and got the stage name Chubby Checker (chubby = plump). His first single “The Class” (1959) was a minor hit, but later he converted the B-side of a single by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters entitled “The Twist”, and the song became a big hit in 1960. Subsequently, his recording rose to number one and stayed there for three months in the charts. The following year, Checker continued his winning streak with “Pony Time” (1961) (written by Don Covay and John Berry) and “Let’s Twist Again” (1961). “Slow Twistin’” (1962), “Limbo Rock” (1962) and “Popeye the Hitchhiker” (1992) also made him one of the most successful artists in 1962, and significantly boosted his net worth.

Until 1966, he had placed more than 30 titles in the charts, but then it went downhill. With the start of the Beatles era his merry dance music was no longer in demand, and even a half-hearted style change into folkie tones brought no improvement. After engagements in smaller nightclubs he was put back under contract by the MCA in 1982, and brought out the moderately successful LP “The Change Has Come out”. His biggest hit “The Twist” scored international success in a revision by the Fat Boys in the late 1980s. Chubby even toured the pubs and sports halls of the USA.

At the end of the 1990s, he founded his own company, which sold snack items such as candy bars, popcorn, steaks and hot dogs. In 2007, he was presented after a long time in the charts when he reached number one on the dance sales charts in the USA with the hit “Knock Down the Walls”. To conclude, all the above mentioned singles and albums have increased the total size of Chubby Checker’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the musician, Checker has been married to Catharina Lodders – 1962’s Miss World – since 1964. They have three children and live in Philadelphia.

Full NameChubby Checker
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 3, 1941
Place Of BirthSpring Gulley, South Carolina, USA
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Composer, Twist Dance Style, Limbo Rock populariser
EducationSouth Philadelphia High School
SpouseCatharina Lodders (m. 1964)
ChildrenMistie Bass, Bianca Evans, Ilka Evans, Shan Egan, The Twist, Limbo Rock, Let's Twist Again, Thackerville, OK, United States, New Braunfels, TX, United States, Longview, TX, United States
ParentsEartle Evans, Raymond Evans, The Twist, Limbo Rock, Let's Twist Again, Thackerville, OK, United States, New Braunfels, TX, United States, Longview, TX, United States
SiblingsTracy Evans
AwardsSandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award (2013, Artists Music Guild), The Honor of 2013 AMG Heritage Awards
Record LabelsCameo-Parkway
Albums“The Twist”, “The Change Has Come out” (1982), Greatest Hits -15 Original Hits (1959), Chubby Checker's Biggest Hits (1961), Let's Twist Again, Chubby's Folk Album,18 Golden Hits, "A: Let's Twist Again, B: Twist With Chubby Checker" (1975), All The Best - Knock Down The Walls (2008)
MoviesDon't Knock the Twist, Twist Around the Clock, Thackerville, OK, United States, New Braunfels, TX, United States, Longview, TX, United States
1Popularized the Twist; a dance craze that swept the world in the early 1960s.
1[To Bill Takacs (an IMDb biography writer), who in 1979 met him on a flight to New York from Johannesburg, South Africa (he had been performing in nearby Swaziland) and who addressed him as Mr. Evans (his real name)] "Don't call me Mr. Evans; only my minister can call me that."
1He is one of the eight surviving people mentioned by name in the 1989 Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire". The other seven are Doris Day, Queen Elizabeth II, Brigitte Bardot, Fidel Castro, Bob Dylan, John Glenn and Bernard Goetz.
2In 1962 the New York City Catholic Archdiocese forbade students in its schools to dance to Checker's "The Twist", saying that it was "un-Christian".
3On June 7th 1963. he headlined the only R n R concert given at NYCs Polo Grounds (1890-1963). The concert was followed, that evening, by a game between The New York Mets and The St. Louis Cardinals (The Mets won 3-2).
4Attended Southern High School in Philadelphia, PA, where one of his classmates was Larry Chance, later to become lead singer of the rock group Larry Chance & The Earls.
5Had first charted hit with "The Class" (1959). which is noted for his impersonations of Fabián Forte and Fats Domino.
6According to his guardian, in 1962 he earned approximately $200,000.
7His daughter, Mistie Williams, plays basketball at Duke University.
8Rumor always had it that he was a chicken-plucker in Philadelphia before he made it big with "The Twist".
9His name, "Chubby Checker", is a play on the name of another famous singer of his era, Fats Domino. The name was suggested by the wife of New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) host Dick Clark.
10His wife, Catherina, was the 1962 Miss World from Holland.


Waterloo Road2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Masters of Sex2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ginger & Rosa2012performer: "Pony Time"
Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars2012TV Movie documentary performer: "Let's Twist Again" - uncredited
Independent Lens2004-2012TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game performer: "The Twist"
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
W.E.2011performer: "The Twist"
The Help2011performer: "Let's Twist Again"
20 to 12007-2011TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Skateland2010performer: "LIMBO ROCK"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009Video performer: "The Twist"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mad Men2007-2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Spider-Man 32007performer: "The Twist"
Las Vegas2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Son of the Mask2005performer: "The Twist"
Malcolm in the Middle2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hearts in Atlantis2001performer: "The Twist" 1959
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary performer: "The Twist", "Twist Along With Me", "Slow Twistin'"
Blue Moon2000performer: "The Twist"
The '60s1999TV Movie performer: "The Twist"
A Bright Shining Lie1998TV Movie performer: "The Twist"
TohuwabohuTV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1994 - 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1994
White Squall1996performer: "THE TWIST"
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Wild Reeds1994performer: "Let's Twist Again"
Florida Lady1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Virtaset ja Kekkonen1993performer: "Let's Twist Again"
Quantum Leap1989-1990TV Series performer - 2 episodes
She-Devil1989performer: "Party Up"
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV Series performer - 1 episode
Troop Beverly Hills1989performer: "Pony Time", "The Twist"
The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter1989TV Special performer: "Let's Twist Again"
True Love1989/Iperformer: "The Hucklebuck"
Purple People Eater1988performer: "Twist It Up"
Everybody's All-American1988performer: "Let's Twist Again"
Summertime Blues: Lemon Popsicle VIII1988performer: "Let's Twist Again"
Hairspray1988performer: "Let's Twist Again", "The Fly", "Dancin Party", "Pony Time", "Limbo Rock"
Moonlighting1985-1987TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Back to the Beach1987performer: "Limbo Rock"
Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 71987performer: "Let's Twist Again"
Er is er een jarig1986TV Movie performer: "Let's Twist Again" - uncredited
Crime Story1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pound Puppies1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
Best of Bandstand1986Video documentary performer: "The Twist"
The Right Stuff1983performer: "La Bamba"
Szabadgyalog1982performer: "Let's Twist Again"
Going Steady1979performer: "Let's Twist Again"
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special performer: "Pony Time", "The Fly", "The Twist"
Big Wednesday1978performer: "The Twist" - uncredited
Let the Good Times Roll1973Documentary performer: "Pony Time", "The Twist", "Let's Twist Again"
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shindig!1964TV Series performer - 1 episode
Il mondo di notte numero 31964Documentary performer: "Let's Twist Again" - uncredited
Die ganze Welt ist himmelblau1964performer: "Let's Twist Again"
Don't Knock the Twist1962performer: "Don't Knock The Twist", "Slow Twistin'", "The Fly"
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!1962performer: "Lose Your Inhibition Twist"
Teenage Millionaire1961"Twistin' U.S.A.", "Dance the Mess Around" / performer: "The Jet", "Let's Twist Again"
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Call the Midwife2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode


Murphy Brown1998TV SeriesChubby Checker
Purple People Eater1988Chubby Checker
Twist Around the Clock1961Chubby Checker
Teenage Millionaire1961Chubby Checker - Performer


The Artists Music Guild Presents: The AMG Heritage Awards2013TV Special


Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll1988TV Special special thanks


The Artists Music Guild Presents: The 2014 AMG Heritage Awards2014TV SpecialPerformer-Himself
Geraldo at Large2014TV Series documentaryHimself
My Music: 50s & 60s Party Songs2014TV MovieHimself - Host
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker2014DocumentaryHimself
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Artists Music Guild Presents: The AMG Heritage Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
My Swinging Sixties - Gottschalks Zeitreise2010TV MovieHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009VideoHimself
Wildwood Days2008DocumentaryHimself
Daytona 500: The Great American Race Sprint Pre-Race Show2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Wages of Spin2008DocumentaryHimself
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryHimself
Encore with John Palmer2006TV SeriesHimself
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Ally McBeal2001TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Calendar Girl1993Himself
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake1991TV MovieHimself
Amen1991TV SeriesHimself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Quantum Leap1989TV SeriesHimself
The Dame Edna Experience1989TV SeriesHimself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XXII1988TV SpecialHimself - Halftime Show Performer
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance / Himself - Guest
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself
Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party1986TV SpecialHimself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
Good Time Rock 'n' Roll1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fridays1982TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The 3th Annual People's Command Performance1979TV MovieHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself
Sha Na Na1977-1978TV SeriesHimself
Donahue1977TV SeriesHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary1977TV SpecialHimself
The Wolfman Jack Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1976TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
Let the Good Times Roll1973DocumentaryHimself
The Midnight Special1973TV SeriesHimself - Host
The ABC Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Discs a Go-Go1965TV SeriesHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1961-1965TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1965TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Shindig!1964TV SeriesHimself - Singer
That Regis Philbin Show1964TV SeriesHimself
The Comedy Man1964Himself
Die ganze Welt ist himmelblau1964Himself
New American Bandstand 19651959-1963TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1961-1963TV SeriesSinger
Bandstand1963TV SeriesHimself
Don't Knock the Twist1962Himself
What's My Line?1962TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!1962Himself
Here and Now1961TV Series documentaryHimself
The Dick Clark Show1959-1960TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself (segment "Watters' World")
Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's Teen Idol1994TV SpecialHimself

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  1. Yeah Chubby Checker stiffed me and a bunch of other people….at the end of his show they sold pictures of Chubby Checker that were supposed to be signed by him….the promoters said you have to buy the pictures and he is going to come back in a few minutes and autograft them in person…GUESS WHAT>>>YOU GOT IT HE NEVER SHOWED UP….

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