Peter Wolf Net Worth

Peter Wolf Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Peter Wolf net worth is
$8 Million

Peter Wolf Wiki Biography

Born as Peter Blankfield on the 7th March 1946 in The Bronx, New York City USA, Peter is a musician, singer and songwriter, best known to the world as the lead vocalist for the rock band J. Geils Band, with which he has released 11 studio albums.

Have you ever wondered how rich Peter Wolf is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Wolf’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned through his musical career which started in 1966.

Peter Wolf Net Worth $8 Million

From anearly age, Peter showed interest in the arts, and wanted to become an artist, but in the early ‘60s his life changed. He got a job as a disc jockey on Boston FM radio station WBCN, and then soon he started exploring with blues and rhythm ‘n’ blues sounds, and named himself Woofa Goofa. In the next several years, he was building a name for himself as a solo artist, and at one time lived with director David Lynch, however, Lynch kicked him out from the apartment as Peter wasn’t paying rent.

After a few years as a solo artist, he joined with Doug Slade, Joe Clark, Stephen Jo Bladd, and Paul Shapiro to start the group Hallucinations. They performed with such acts as Velvet Underground, Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, however, he attended a J. Geils Blues Band concert, and soon afterwards became a part of the band in 1967. He served as band’s vocalist and front man until 1983, and worked on every album except for the last one “You’re Gettin’ Even While I’m Getting Odd”, released in 1984. Some of the albums on which Peter showed his talents include “Bloodshot” (1973), which achieved gold status in the USA, then “Nightmares…and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle” (1974), “Sanctuary” (1978), which achieved gold status, “Love Stinks” (1980), which became their first platinum album, and “Freeze-Frame” (1981), which achieved triple platinum status in Canada, and platinum in USA, while it also topped the US Billboard 200 chart. The constant success of the band significantly increased Peter’s net worth. The group soon disbanded after his departure, but they have reunited several times for touring since 1999, with Peter in the line-up.

After he left the group, he started his solo career, with the help of the lyricist Will Jennings; he has released eight albums so far to commercial and critical success. Some of the albums include “Lights Out” (1984), “Come As You Are” (1987), “Sleepless” (2002), “Midnight Souvenirs” (2010), and “A Cure for Loneliness” (2016), so continuing to build his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Peter was married to famous actress Faye Dunaway from 1974 until 1979, since when he has apparently been officially single – there is no information or even rumours of a relationship..

Full NamePeter Wolf
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 7, 1946
Place Of BirthThe Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionMusician, Disc jockey, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter
EducationSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
SpouseFaye Dunaway (m. 1974–1979)
NicknamesPeter Blankfield , Peter Blankefield , Peter W. Blankfield , the Wolfa Goofa , the Wolfa Goofa with the Green Teeth
Music GroupsThe J. Geils Band, Jefferson Starship (Since 1984)
MoviesBaby Snakes, A Place to Grow
1His grandmother was an actress in Yiddish theater. His father performed on the vaudeville circuit.
2He left the J. Geils Band in 1983 after his bandmates refused to record songs he had composed with outside writers (previously he had co-written only with keyboardist/producer Seth Justman). Those songs later formed the basis for his Top 10 debut solo album, "Lights Out". Meanwhile, the album J.Geils released without him flopped. They disbanded shortly afterwards.
3Roomed with David Lynch in college, but Lynch kicked him out, saying he was "too weird". Ironic, isn't it?
4Lead singer of former J. Geils Band.


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