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Dee Dee Ramone Net Worth

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Dee Dee Ramone Wiki Biography

Douglas Glenn Colvin was born on the 18th September, 1951 in Fort Lee, Virginia USA, and died on the 5th June, 2002 in Hollywood, USA. He was a musician and songwriter, who rose to fame as the bassist and songwriter of the popular rock band the Ramones. Dee Dee Ramone accumulated his net worth being active in show business from 1966 to 2002. Ramone suffered from drug addiction almost all his life, becoming hooked when still a teenager. Unfortunately, the previously mentioned problem became fatal since Dee Dee died after a heroin overdose.

Was the musician and songwriter rich? Reportedly, sources estimate that at the time of his death Dee Dee’s net worth was equal to $500,000, perhaps little reflection of a relatively successful career spanning more than 35 years.

Dee Dee Ramone Net Worth $500,000

To begin with, Ramone was the eldest of two children, all of whom spent their childhood in Germany, as their father served in the US military. His mother was an alcoholic and was 20 years younger than his father. The family lived in Munich and then in Pirmasens, where he discovered rock, reading magazines. The family then moved to Berlin, before Ramone got back to New York in the early 1970s with his mother and sister Beverly. Soon, he became friends with Jeff Hyman and John Cummings, and they decided to form a band, and soon they presented as the Ramones, with each taking the pseudonym Ramone. Dee Dee was the author of most songs of the group, drawing inspiration from past experiences. Little by little it became a profitable career which increased the net worth of Dee Dee Ramone considerably. However, he left the group in 1989, exhausted physically, mentally and morally by years of excess (drugs, alcohol), where most of his money went.

Dee Dee then released a few solo albums; the self-titled one with a hip-hop style was very well received by both fans and critics. Later, he founded the band Dee Dee Ramone and the Chinese Dragons (1992 – 1993), which was followed by ICLC in 1994 with whom he made the EP “I Hate Freaks Like You“. Then Dee Dee Ramone founded The Ramainz, a tribute to the Ramones group Marky Ramone, CJ Ramone’s wife Barbara and Dee Dee. He continued his career with Daniel Rey, Barbara Zampini and Marky Ramone. They released “Zonked“ (1997), “Hop Around” (2000) and “Latest and Greatest” (2000), on which he worked with Chris Spedding, the legendary guitarist. To add more, Dee Dee collaborated with many artists including GG Allin, Nina Hagen and Youth Gone Mad. All these projects contributed steadily to Dee Dee’s net worth.

Furthermore, Ramone wrote several books about his career: “Poison Heart: Surviving the Ramones” and “Legend of a Rock Star”. “Chelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel” by Ramone was published in 2001.

Dee Dee Ramone was always the driving force of the group. His songs often reflected the violence of his life, but always with humour and irony. Curiously, his death caused by an overdose surprised many of his acquaintances, who thought that he was definitely off drugs. Dee Dee Ramone died on the 5th June, 2002, and is buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, USA.

Full NameDee Dee Ramone
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthSeptember 18, 1951, Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
DiedJune 5, 2002, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthFort Lee
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionMusician, Songwriter, Bassist, Rapper
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsTony Colvin, Tony Colvin
SiblingsBeverley Colvin, Beverley Colvin
NicknamesDee Dee King , Dee Dee Ramone I.C.L.C. , Douglas Glenn Colvin
Music GroupsRamones (1974 – 1989), The Murder Junkies (1991), The Ramainz
MoviesJohnny Thunders: What About Me, Dee Dee Ramone: Hey Is Dee Dee Home?, Bikini Bandits Experience, Ramones – Around the World, Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, Bikini Bandits: Briefs, Shorts & Panties
1Although the Ramones shared the writing credits on all of their early songs, Dee Dee (writing on his own) was probably the most prolific songwriter of the group, followed by Joey.
2Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 (as a member of the Ramones).
3Born in Virginia, but raised in West Germany.
4Apparently, Dee Dee had trouble remembering his lines for "Rock n' Roll High School", and eventually his part was whittled down to 'Hey pizza, it's great, let's dig in.".
5Former member of the punk rock group The Ramones


Shattered Glass2003writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Douglas Colvin
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Douglas Colvin
11:142003writer: "I Just Want To Have Something To Do" - as Douglas Colvin
Daddy Day Care2003writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Douglas Colvin
House of 1000 Corpses2003writer: "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" - as Douglas Colvin
End of the Century2003Documentary performer: "Funky Man" - as Dee Dee King / writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Judy Is a Punk", "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement", "Loud Mouth", "I Don't Wanna Walk Around with You", "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World", "Beat on the Brat", "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue", "53rd & 3rd", "Glad to See You Go", "You're Gonna Kill That Girl", "I Wanna Be Well", "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker", "Teenage Lobotomy", "Chinese Rock", "Cretin Hop", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radi
The West Wing2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fastlane2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gilmore Girls2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Titus2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The New Guy2002writer: "Outsider"
The Ramones and I2002Documentary short writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "53rd & 3rd", "Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio""
The Go-Go's: Live in Central Park2001Video documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 32001Video Game writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Douglas Colvin
The Royal Tenenbaums2001writer: "Judy Is A Punk" - as Douglas Colvin
Characters2001writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Freddy Got Fingered2001writer: "We're A Happy Family" - as Douglas Colvin
Sugar & Spice2001writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Douglas Colvin
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Blitzkreig Bop" - as Douglas Colvin
Final Rinse1999writer: "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do" - as D. Colvin
Idle Hands1999as Douglas Colvin, "I Wanna Be Sedated"
200 Cigarettes1999as Douglas Colvin, "I Don't Care"
Jidder1998Short writer: "Teenage Lobotomy"
SLC Punk!1998writer: "Cretin Hop", "She's The One" - as Douglas Colvin
Whatever1998writer: "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as Douglas Colvin
Private Parts1997writer: "Pinhead" - as Douglas Colvin
Carpool1996writer: "I WANNA BE SEDATED" - as Douglas Colvin
Lukas1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
1995 MTV Movie Awards1995TV Special writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Airheads1994writer: "We Want the Airwaves" - as Douglas Colvin
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pet Sematary II1992"Poison Heart"
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever1991performer: "Cut Me To Pieces" / writer: "Cut Me To Pieces"
Roadkill1989writer: "Howlin' At the Moon Sha La La"
Pet Sematary1989"Pet Sematary" / writer: "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
Rockopop1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tapeheads1988writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
National Lampoon's Vacation1983writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Fear No Evil1981as Ramones, "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Times Square1980writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "I Want You Around", "Pinhead", "Questioningly", "Rock 'n' Roll High School", "She's The One", "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker", "Teenage Lobotomy"
Over the Edge1979writer: "Teenage Lobotomy"
Roadies2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2015-2016TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Atmos the Addict2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pan2015writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
The Program2015/IIwriter: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Dede Ramone
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV Movie writer: "Rock 'n' Roll High School"
Terminator Genisys2015writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
No Offence2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Routine Republic: Taco Bell® Breakfast2015Short writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Parenthood2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Constantine2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Crazy Ones2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Vampire Diaries2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days2012writer: "Rock 'N' Roll High School"
Burning Man: Metropolis2012Documentary writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Douglas Colvin
Shameless2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yle Live: Michael Monroe2012TV Movie writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
CSI: NY2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Life2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Glory Daze2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nhl 112010Video Game writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Get Him to the Greek2010writer: "Cretin Hop" - as Dee Ramone
Date Night2010writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Cold Case2005-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Whip It2009writer: "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" - as Douglas Colvin
Everybody Hates Chris2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nitro Circus2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
902102008TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Might Get Loud2008Documentary writer: "Glad to See You Go" - as Douglas Colvin
The Wave2008writer: "Rock 'n' Roll High School"
ER2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
South Park2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar Amped2007Video Game writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Por Toda Minha Vida2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skate.2007Video Game writer: "Psycho Therapy"
The Hunting Party2007writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Douglas Calvin
Young@Heart2007Documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Douglas Colvin
Shrek the Third2007writer: "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?" - as Douglas Colvin
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten2007Documentary writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Rockaway Beach"
NFL Thursday Night Football2006TV Series writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - uncredited
Men in Trees2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Accepted2006writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Entourage2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lather Effect2006writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as D. Colvin
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006Documentary writer: "Durango 95", "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World", "Pin Head", "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "She's The One", "It's A Long Way Back", "Wart Hog", "Don't Come Close", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down Bonzo Goes to Bitburg", "Cretin Hop", "I Believe In Miracles", "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker", "Judy Is A Punk", "Commando", "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Something To Believe In", "Teenage Lobotomy" - as Colvin
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006Documentary writer: "Judy Is a Punk", "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Douglas Colvin
Final Destination 32006writer: "Blitzkreig Bop" - as Douglas Colvin
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Nearing Grace2005writer: "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as Douglas Colvin
Quo Vadis, Baby?2005writer: "Poison Heart"
Christmas with the Kranks2004writer: "Merry Christmas I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight" 1989 - as Douglas Colvin
Ramones Raw2004Documentary performer: "Apeman Hop", "Funky Man" / writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Teenage Lobotomy", "Rockaway Beach", "Cretin Hop", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker", "Today Your Love Tomorrow the World", "53rd & 3rd", "Rock and Roll High School", "Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio", "Pinhead", "Apeman Hop", "I Don't Want You", "I Don't Care", "I Can't Make It on Time", "I Just Wanna have Something to Do", "She's the One", "Funky Man"
The King of Queens2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Was Born, But...2004Documentary writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game as Douglas Colvin, "Rock and Roll High School"
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2002-2003TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special2003TV Special writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - uncredited
School of Rock2003as Colvin Douglas, Douglas Colvin, "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down Bonzo Goes To Bitburg", "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio"


Bikini Bandits2002VideoThe Pope
What About Me1993Dougie

Music Department

Rock 'n' Roll High School 1012012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Skid Row: No Frills Video1993Video short composer: song "Psycho Therapy"


Ellos robaron la picha de Hitler2006film dedicated to
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary thanks
End of the Century2003Documentary dedicated to the memory of
The Ramones and I2002Documentary short dedicatee


The Ramones: It's Alive 1974-19962007VideoHimself
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006DocumentaryHimself
Ramones Raw2004DocumentaryHimself
End of the Century2003DocumentaryHimself - Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Hey! Is Dee Dee Home?2002DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie1999DocumentaryHimself
Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory1999DocumentaryHimself
We're Outta Here!1997Video documentaryHimself
Ramones Around the World1993Video documentaryHimself
The Troma System1993ShortHimself
Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies1993DocumentaryHimself
1991: The Year Punk Broke1992DocumentaryHimself - Ramones (as C.C. Ramone)
House of Style1989TV SeriesHimself
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979Himself
Punking Out1978Documentary shortHimself
Musikladen1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHimself
RIP 20022002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lifestyles of the Ramones1990VideoHimself (uncredited)

Nominated Awards

1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongPet Sematary (1989)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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