John Densmore Net Worth

John Densmore Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Densmore net worth is
$10 Million

John Densmore Wiki Biography

John Paul Densmore was born on 1 December 1944, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actor, musician, songwriter, and author, probably best known for being the drummer for the rock band The Doors. He is a member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is John Densmore? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through his success in the music industry. He was the sole drummer of The Doors, and was heard in every recording of the band. He was also responsible for his veto of attempts to license their songs for commercial purposes, including an offer of $15 million in 2003 by Cadillac to use The Doors song “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”, as the late Morrison was vehemently opposed to licensing their music for commercials. Regardless, all his efforts have ensured the position of his wealth.

John Densmore Net Worth $10 million

While growing up, Densmore learned to play the piano and later took drum lessons for his school marching band, and also played in an orchestra using the timpani. He attended Santa Monica College and later California State University, Northridge. At California State, he studied ethnic music under Fred Katz.

In the mid-1960s, he joined the band Psychedelic Rangers with guitarist Robby Krieger. They later met Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison, forming the band The Doors in 1965. The band would release six studio albums throughout their career along with several live albums, and were very successful, known to have sold over 100 million units. In 1971, Morrison passed away and the remaining members of the band created two more albums that were accompanied by recorded poetry from Morrison. Densmore stayed with the band until its dissolution in 1973, with their last performance as a quartet was on 12 December 1970 at New Orleans.

After the end of The Doors, Densmore formed a new band with Krieger called Butts Band. They would release two albums with different line-ups, and then John would start a dance career, performing with Bess Snyder & Co. around the United States for two years. In 1984, he made his acting debut on stage in “Skins”, which he had also written. He won an LA Weekly Theater Award for his music in “Methusalem”, and also won an NAACP award for theatre for “Rounds”, which he co-produced. In 1988 he appeared in a production of “Band Dreams and Bebop”, and continued involvement in theatre for the next few years, making big contributions to “The King of Jazz”, and “Be Bop A Lula”. In 1992, he started making guest appearances in various television shows such as “Square Pegs” and “Beverly Hills 90210”.

John also had film projects such as “Get Crazy”, “Dudes” and “The Doors”. In 1990, he released his autobiography – “Riders on the Storm” – which became a best-seller, and in which he recalls visiting Morrison’s Grave three years after his death. He was inducted to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Doors. Later, he appeared with Manzarek and Krieger in the documentary “RE:GENERATION”.

For his personal life, John Densmore was married to Julia Brose from 1970-73, and has been married to Leslie Neale since 1990. It is known that Densmore supported the presidential run of Bernie Sanders.

Full NameJohn Densmore
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1944
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height1.82 m
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Santa Monica College
SpouseLeslie Neale (m. 1990), Julia Brose (m. 1970–1973)
AlbumsAn American Prayer, The Doors, L.A. Woman, more
Music GroupsThe Doors, Rick & the Ravens, Butts Band
MoviesThe Doors – 30 Years Commemorative Edition, The Doors: Live in Europe (1968), The Doors, Dudes, The Doors: Soundstage Performances, Classic Albums: The Doors, Dead Man Walking: The Concert, The Doors: No One Here Gets Out Alive
1"Sometimes it felt like I was on an airplane with a lunatic." (In regards to riding alongside Morrison when the band went on tour)
1Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States.
2He and the Doors were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Former drummer of band The Doors.
4Is portrayed by Kevin Dillon in The Doors (1991)
5Suffers from tinnitus.
6Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Doors) in 1993.


The Midnight Special1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Pair of Eyes1972TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
In for Life1970writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
The Coming Thing1970writer: "Hello, I Love You", "Love Me Two Times", "Five to One", "End of the Night" - uncredited
Handicap1968Short writer: "I Looked at You", "End of the Night"
The Doors1968TV Special documentary performer: "Alabama Song", "Back Door Man", "Love Me Two Times", "When the Music's Over", "The Unknown Soldier"
The Jonathan Winters Show1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malibu U.1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Girls Revolt2015TV Series writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
Far Out2015writer: "The Crystal Ship"
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain2015Video Game writer: "The End"
Conan2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Minions2015writer: "Break On Through To the Other Side"
Strange Magic2015writer: "People Are Strange"
Rage2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Divorce2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spise med Price2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Watch2012/Iwriter: "People Are Strange"
Californication2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fringe2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
De wereld draait door2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2005-2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009Video Game writer: "Five to One"
BBC Electric Proms2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Taking Woodstock2009writer: "Maggie M'Gill"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game writer: "Five to One"
Being Erica2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
60/902008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spisok korabley2008Documentary writer: "Crystal ship"
Memòries de la tele2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons1999-2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Parashat Ha-Shavua2006-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Banda sonora2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV Special writer: "The End" - uncredited
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Wasteland2005Video Game writer: "Peace Frog"
Australian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2003-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
X: Live in Los Angeles2005Video writer: "Soul Kitchen"
The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 19992005Video documentary writer: "Roadhouse Blues"
Ramones Raw2004Documentary writer: "Take It As It Comes" - as Densmore
El Deseo2004TV Series writer: "Light my fire"
Super Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game writer: "Break on Through" - as The Doors
Woyzeck2004TV Movie writer: "Light my Fire"
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2001-2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tatort2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Someone Like You...2001writer: "I'm a Tree"
Cast Away2000writer: "Light My Fire"
Girl, Interrupted1999writer: "Roadhouse Blues"
Me and Will1999writer: "Queen of the Highway"
Superstar1999"I'm a Tree"
That '70s Show1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Waterboy1998writer: "Peace Frog"
The X Files1998writer: "Crystal Ship"
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train1998writer: "Break On Through To the Other Side"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Basketball Diaries1995writer: "Riders On The Storm"
Nico Icon1995Documentary writer: "The End"
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1994TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mistah1994writer: "Hello, I Love You", "The Unknown Soldier", "Riders On The Storm", "Break On Through To The Other Side", "The End"
Koskenkorva Cowboys1992writer: "Light My Fire", "Hello I Love You"
Palm Harbor Vice1991writer: "L.A. Woman"
The Doors1991performer: "Break On Through", "Light My Fire"
Air America1990writer: "Love Me Two Times"
The Jeff Healey Band: See the Light - Live from London1989Video writer: "Roadhouse Blues"
Casualties of War1989writer: "Hello, I Love You"
Road House1989writer: "Roadhouse Blues"
The Wonder Years1988-1989TV Series writer - 2 episodes
True Believer1989writer: "Crystal Ship"
Less Than Zero1987lyrics: "Moonlight Drive" / music: "Moonlight Drive"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentary writer: "FIVE TO ONE"
Family Ties1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miami Vice1985-1986TV Series writer - 2 episodes
X: The Unheard Music1986Documentary writer: "Soul Kitchen"
Vagabond1985writer: "The Changeling"
Storm Riders1982Documentary writer: "Riders On The Storm"
Neighbors1981writer: "Hello, I Love You"
Taps1981/Iwriter: "Light My Fire"
American Pop1981writer: "People Are Strange"
Altered States1980writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
More American Graffiti1979writer: "Light My Fire"
Top of the Pops1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?1979writer: "People Are Strange"
Hot Summer in the City1976writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
Hitler's Harlot1973writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited


Party Like the Queen of France2012TV MovieParty Guest
Coach1993TV SeriesChuck
Beverly Hills, 902101992TV SeriesBen
The Doors1991Engineer - Last Session
Sledge Hammer!1987TV SeriesJanitor
E/R1984TV SeriesPizza Man
Get Crazy1983Toad
One Day at a Time1981TV SeriesWaiter


Window of Opportunity2015music by
The Second Coming2013Short
Leon House2012Short music director
VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Doors Collection1999Video documentary
The Doors: The Doors Are Open1968TV Movie documentary


Window of Opportunity2015producer
The Second Coming2013Short executive producer
Napoleonic2010Short executive producer
Juvies2004Documentary executive producer
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl1987Video documentary co-producer
Feast of Friends1970Documentary producer


Party Like a Roman Emperor2012TV Movie production assistant
Party Like the Queen of France2012TV Movie production assistant
Party Like the Rich and Famous2012TV Movie production assistant
The Doors1991source material: book "Riders on the Storm" / technical advisor
The Doors: Dance on Fire1985Video documentary concept


The Doors: Live in Europe 19681991Video documentary co-director


Leon House2012Short story

Camera Department

Party Like a Roman Emperor2012TV Movie assistant camera



Music Department

VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode


The Banger Sisters2002thanks
Rumi: Poet of the Heart1998Documentary thanks


Revolution: The Legacy of the SixtiesDocumentary filmingHimself
Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy2015DocumentaryHimself
A Shot of Whisky2015DocumentaryHimself
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' - The Story of L.A. Woman2012DocumentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Drummer, The Doors
A Way of Life2009DocumentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'2009VideoHimself
Huxley on Huxley2009DocumentaryHimself
Life on the Edge: A Global Crisis2008TV MovieHimself
Jammin'2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Love Story2006/IHimself
Surfing LA2005Video documentaryHimself
The Doors: Soundstage Performances2002Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee / drums
VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentaryHimself - The Doors
The Doors Collection1999Video documentaryHimself
Not in Our Name: Dead Man Walking - The Concert1998Video documentaryHimself
The Best of the Doors1997Video
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997DocumentaryHimself (The Doors)
The Doors: The Soft Parade1991Video documentaryHimself (Drums)
The Doors: Live in Europe 19681991Video documentaryHimself (drums)
X-Large1991TV Series documentaryHimself
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl1987Video documentaryHimself (drums)
The Doors: Dance on Fire1985Video documentaryHimself (drums)
Square Pegs1982TV SeriesHimself
No One Here Gets Out Alive: A Tribute to Jim Morrison1981Video documentaryHimself
Beat-Club1972TV Series
Beat-Workshop1971TV SeriesHimself - Musician (as The Doors)
Feast of Friends1970DocumentaryHimself (The Doors)
The Doors: The Doors Are Open1968TV Movie documentaryHimself (drums)
The Doors1968TV Special documentaryHimself - Musician (Drummer)
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651967TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Breaking Through the Lens2014Documentary
The Doors: R-Evolution2014
The Doors: Live at the Bowl '682012Documentary
Echoes from the Bowl2012Documentary short
Reworking the Doors2012Documentary short
You Had to Be There2012Documentary short
The Doors: When You're Strange2009DocumentaryHimself
Banda sonora2007TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - The Doors
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats2003VideoHimself (as The Doors)
The Road of Excess1997Video documentary shortHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties1986Documentary shortHimself (The Doors)

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