James Mercer Net Worth

James Mercer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

James Mercer net worth is
$6 Million

James Mercer Wiki Biography

James Russell Mercer was born on 26 December 1970, in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, and is a musician, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known to be the founder of the indie rock group The Shins, in which he is the lead singer, and now sole remaining original member of the group. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is James Mercer? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He also has a side project called Broken Bells which has released two albums. He has also done acting work, and as he continues his various endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

James Mercer Net Worth $6 million

James’ family travelled around since his father was in the US Air Force, so he attended high school in Germany and England. He started his music career in the early 1990s, becoming a part of the group Blues Roof Dinner. In 1992, he created the band Flake Music and they produced an album called “When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return” which found a bit of success. They toured with Modest Mouse and would then form the Shins in 1999. It was intended as a side project and the group explored conventional pop songs, but eventually the Shins rose in popularity, and led to Flake Music disbanding. They relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2002, with their net worth increasing significantly at this point.

As The Shins continued to create music, Mercer also continued with his various music endeavors. He joined Modest Mouse in their album “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank”, singing back-up vocals for the tracks “We’ve Got Everything”, “Missed the Boat” and “Florida”. He also played various instruments with The Shins, including ukulele, banjo, harmonium and MIDI programming. In 2005, he collaborated with Danger Mouse on the song “Insane Lullaby”, which was part of the album “Dark Knight of the Soul”. The two eventually announced a new side project called Broken Bells, and released an album in 2010 in the indie rock genre, since when they’ve released another album entitled “After the Disco” in 2014, with most of the album songs being written by him. All of these opportunities have continued to help in building his net worth.

Aside from music, James acted in the film “Some Days Are Better Than Others” in 2010, playing the no-hoper Eli, which was premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film and Music Festival. He also contributed music to the documentary “180 South” in the same year.

For his personal life, it is known that James married designer Marisa Kula in 2006; the two met while Kula was assigned to interview him for a story, and they now have three daughters together.

James has mentioned that some of his influences included The Cure, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Smiths. He plays a Gibson Les Paul Double cut faded guitar, but with the Broken Bells he uses a Vox Wildcat.

Full NameJames Mercer
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 26, 1970
Place Of BirthHonolulu, Hawaii, United States
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Guitarist, Musician
EducationUniversity of New Mexico
SpouseMarisa Kula
NicknamesMercer, James , James Russell Mercer
Record LabelsSub Pop, Transgressive Records
Music GroupsThe Shins (Since 1997), Broken Bells (Since 2009)
MoviesSome Days are Better than Others


Master of None2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miss You Already2015writer: "Leave It Alone"
The DUFF2015writer: "Perfect World"
Conan2010-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wish I Was Here2014writer: "So Now What"
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Amazing Spider-Man2012writer: "No Way Down"
Saturday Night Live2007-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Rookie Blue2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chuck2007-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arctic Tale2007Documentary writer: "Black Wave"
Winter Passing2005writer: "Those to Come" 2003
In Good Company2004writer: "Gone for Good" 2003, "Those to Come" 2003 - as James R. Mercer
Gilmore Girls2001-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Garden State2004writer: "New Slang" 2000, "Caring Is Creepy" 2000
A Guy Thing2003writer: "One By One All Day"
The Sopranos2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2002TV Series writer - 1 episode


Portlandia2011TV SeriesEcho Echo
Some Days Are Better Than Others2010Eli
Light Tiger Eye2009ShortMan


Broken Bells After the Disco2013Short
180° South2010Documentary
Towlines2004Documentary short

Music Department

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2008TV Series composer - 1 episode
Scrubs2002TV Series composer - 1 episode

Sound Department

American Nutria2004Short sound recordist


Conan2014TV SeriesHimself - Broken Bells
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHimself
Kulturzeit2012TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2007-2012TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2014HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Song - Feature FilmWish I Was Here (2014)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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