John Melendez Net Worth

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

John Melendez net worth is
$3 Million

John Melendez Wiki Biography

John Edward Melendez was born on 4 October 1965, in Massapequa, New York State USA, of Danish and Puerto Rican descent. John is a radio personality and television writer, best known for being called “Stuttering John”. He was a regular personality in “The Howard Stern Show” and conducted interviews with various celebrities on the red carpet. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is John Melendez? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through radio broadcasting and writing; he’s been featured on popular television and radio shows in the US, including working on a lot of late night shows and has done some voice work too. All of these have ensured the position of his wealth.

John Melendez Net Worth $3 million

When he was in second grade, he began to develop a stutter because of his parents arguing and his father mistreating him psychologically; when he attended Plainedge High School where he experienced bullying because of the stutter. In 1988, he went to New York University, and met Mitch Fatel who would recommend him to “The Howard Stern Show”. With his friend’s recommendation, he was given the job even without being interviewed.

Melendez was mainly used in “The Howard Stern Show” to stir up the show’s guests when he answered calls on air. He also confronted celebrities at red carpet events and asked them upfront questions that would rile up the celebrity, or make them answer embarrassingly.

When he started to gain a bit more popularity, he would disguise himself so that celebrities wouldn’t figure him out immediately. His questions were amplified by the fact that he didn’t seem to know much about the celebrity in question which would make the questions a lot more insensitive – celebrities would react either negatively or humorously towards the questions. Due to his increasing popularity, he was offered roles in stage productions and films including “Tony ‘n’Tina’s Wedding”. He also made appearances in “Airheads”, “Dude, Where’s My Car”, and “Baywatch Nights”. He was a guest in “The Tonight Show” and “I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!” He also became a part of the radio show WXRK on which he played music requests. While “The Howard Stern Show” was on a break, Jay Leno offered Melendez an announcer position on “The Tonight Show”, which started a rift between Stern and Leno.

Melendez took over Edd Hall’s position in “The Tonight Show”, and was given a significant salary boost which increased his net worth. He would also work in the show when it was succeeded by Conan O’Brien in 2009. In an interview, Melendez mentioned that one of the things that helped him decide to leave “The Howard Stern Show” was the fact that he wasn’t getting paid much, even after all the popularity the show had acquired. After Leno returned to the show, Melendez also become a part of the writing department and would make fewer appearances, but mostly in comedy sketches. He stayed with the show until Leno ended his run in 2014. John then became the executive producer and contributor to “The Stephanie Miller Show”.

For his personal life, it is known that Melendez married Suzanna Keller in 1997, and they had three children. They separated in 2011 and divorced the following year.

Full NameJohn Melendez
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 4 1965
Place Of BirthMassapequa, New York, United States
Height1.73 m
ProfessionTelevision writer
EducationTisch School of the Arts
SpouseSuzanna Keller (m. 1997–2012)
ChildrenGretta Ossa Melendez, Oscar David Melendez, Lily Belle Melendez
MoviesNot Another Not Another Movie, One, Two, Many, Tripping the Rift: The Movie, Meet Wally Sparks, Mob Street, Stand Up
TV ShowsThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Tripping the Rift
1His very bad stuttering problem
1Began working on The Stephanie Miller Show in November 2015.
2Son Oscar David born 1st of January 2006.
3Has three children: Gretta Ossa (July 16, 1996), Lily Belle (2001), and Oscar David (January 1st, 2006).
4Not to be confused with Howard Stern Wack Packer "John the stutterer".
5(August 21, 2003) Was fired from his radio show at WXRK-New York live on the Howard Stern Show. During that same show, he also announced that his wife Suzanna was pregnant with their third child.
6A big advocate of the political figure George McGovern.
7(May 31, 2002) Though outweighed by his opponent 265 to 178, Stuttering John won a unanimous five-round decision against Crazy Cabbie in their Atlantic City bout, by scores of 48-47, 48-47, and 50-46 on the judges' cards. In a 'Rocky'-like moment, he dedicated his victory to his wife, Suzanna Keller (in the crowd and cheering her man on the whole fight), and told her, "I love you!".
8Stuttering John will box fellow WXRK radio personality, Crazy Cabbie, on May 31st in Atlantic City, in a matched dubbed "The Flunky vs. the Junkie in the Brawl at the Taj Mahal". His boss, Howard Stern, has placed a $10,000 wager in his favor.


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series written by - 164 episodes
The Jay Leno ShowTV Series written by - 20 episodes, 2009 - 2010 special material - 1 episode, 2009
One, Two, Many2008writer
The Howard Stern Radio Show1998TV Series writer
Howard Stern1994TV Series additional material


TMI Hollywood2014TV SeriesHost / Various
The Playboy Morning Show2014TV Series
Not Another Not Another Movie2011NASA Official
One, Two, Many2008Thomas
Tripping the Rift: The Movie2008VideoBob (voice)
Tripping the Rift2004-2007TV SeriesBob
True Crime: New York City2005Video Game voice
Osmosis Jones2001Additional Character Voice (voice)
Tripping the Rift2000ShortBob
Dude, Where's My Car?2000Gene (as Stuttering John Melendez)
Meet Wally Sparks1997Reporter #2
Wings1996TV SeriesAlbie
Baywatch Nights1996TV SeriesDoran
Airheads1994Masturbating Rocker


Mob Streetproducer announced
One, Two, Many2008executive producer / producer


Airheads1994performer: "I'll Talk My Way Out of It" - as Stuttering John
Brainscan1994performer: "Riverboat" - as Stuttering John / writer: "Riverboat"


The Howard Stern Show1990TV Series field reporter - 2 episodes
U.S. Open Sores1989TV Movie production coordinator


It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange2004Video documentary special thanks - as Stuttering John Melendez


Absolutely Jason Stuart2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004-2014TV SeriesHimself - Announcer / Himself / Announcer / ...
The P.A.2008ShortHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Jocking Around2007DocumentaryHimself
Stand Up2007/IHimself
Fear Factor2006TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2006TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
Here Cums John, Vol. 12006VideoHimself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1994-2005TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Blackjack2004TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2003TV SeriesHimself (8th Celebrity to Leave)
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999-2001TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Vaginal Millionaire?2000VideoHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1998TV SeriesHimself
Private Parts1997Himself (as 'Stuttering' John Melendez)
Last Call1994TV SeriesHimself - Host
New Year's Rotten Eve1994VideoHimself
Howard Stern's Butt Bongo Fiesta1992VideoHimself (as Stuttering John)
The Howard Stern Show1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
U.S. Open Sores1989TV MovieHimself

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Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself

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