Roger Troutman Net Worth

Roger Troutman Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Roger Troutman net worth is
$1 Million

Roger Troutman Wiki Biography

Roger Troutman was born on 29 November 1951, in Hamilton, Ohio USA, and was a singer, producer, composer and songwriter, best known as the founder of the band Zapp, which helped influence funk and hip hop music over the years, and also had a solo career. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 1999.

How rich was Roger Troutman? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that was at $1 million, earned through success in the music industry. He also helped popularize the talk box which helped create different vocal effects. All of his achievements ensure the position of his wealth.

Roger Troutman Net Worth $1 million

One of Roger’s earliest endeavors was joining Parliament-Funkadelic, and helping them create their final Warner Brothers’ album “The Electric Spanking of War Babies”, having previously been part of THE CRUSADERS which found popularity around Cincinnati, and played with his brothers in bands such as Little Roger, Human Body, and the Vels. In 1977, the Human Body released the single “Freedom”, after which he along with his brothers were discovered by George Clinton who was working on a new band project called Zapp. After the brothers joined Zapp, they made their television debut at the Funk Music Awards Show, however, George Clinton’s record company Uncle Jam Records was forced to close, and the band moved to Warner Bros. Records. They then released their self-titled debut album, which included the hit song “More Bounce to the Ounce”, and proved successful, helping to increase his net worth significantly. From the 1980s, Zapp released several albums, all of which were certified gold, including “Zapp II”, “Zapp III” and “The New Zapp IV U”. However, their popularity faded after their fifth album “Zapp Vibe”, and their last high selling album was “Zapp & Roger: All the Greatest Hits” which featured remixed versions of their songs, and sold over two million copies.

Troutman paired his solo career along with the success of Zapp. He released his first solo album in 1981 entitled “The Many Facets of Roger”, which found success in the R&B singles chart. He then continued with his second solo album “The Saga Continues” released in 1984, and three years later, he had his most successful release entitled “Unlimited!” which featured the hit “I Want to Be Your Man”. He also collaborated with other artists as a producer and writer, including Shirley Murdock, Dale DeGroat, Scritti Politti and Elvis Costello. Troutman’s final solo album was “Bridging the Gap”.

During the latter part of his career, he focused a lot on touring. He also became featured in hip hop albums, working with Eazy-E and Snoop Dogg. He helped create the single “California Love” by 2Pac which helped his net worth increase even more. He continued working with various groups in the 1990s and one of his last tracks was the song “Master of the Game”.

For his personal life, it is known that Roger never married, but had 12 children by as many women. He was found critically wounded on 25 April 1999 in Dayton, Ohio with several gunshots to the torso – his brother was also found dead, inside a car a few blocks away. It was speculated that his brother shot Roger several times before shooting himself, though the motive for the attack remains unknown since there were no witnesses. Sources suggested that there was tension between the brothers due to business and financial problems. Roger was rushed to hospital, but passed away soon after.

Full NameRoger Troutman
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 29, 1951
DiedApril 25, 1999, Dayton, Ohio, United States
Place Of BirthHamilton, Ohio, United States
ProfessionRecord producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer
ChildrenRoger Lynch, Brent Lynch, Lester Gates, Ryan Stevens
ParentsRufus Troutman Sr., Addie Ruth Troutman
SiblingsLarry Troutman
Music GroupsZapp
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, I Really Want to Be Your Man, So Ruff, So Tuff, I Heard It Through the Grapevine
1Father of Larry Gates.
2Brother of Lester Troutman, and Terry Troutman.
3He was never married, but had 14 children by 8 different women.
4Troutman was shot and killed by his older brother Larry, 54, who then committed suicide.


High ChaparallTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
You Got Served2004writer: "Time 4 Sum Aksion"
Napoleon Dynamite2004writer: "So Ruff, So Tuff" - uncredited
Biker Boyz2003writer: "Kalifornia"
Tupac: Resurrection2003Documentary writer: "Keep Ya Head Up"
The Hot Chick2002writer: "Bounce"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game performer: "More Bounce to the Ounce" - as Roger / writer: "More Bounce to the Ounce"
8 Mile2002writer: "Temptations"
Barbershop2002writer: "You Gots to Chill" - as R. Troutman
Glitter2001writer: "Dance Floor"
Pootie Tang2001"I Want To Be Your Man" / performer: "I Want To Be Your Man" - as Roger
Dr. Dolittle 22001writer: "Do U Wanna Roll Dolittle Theme"
Blue Hill Avenue2001writer: "More Bounce To The Ounce"
Something to Sing About2000TV Movie writer: "Hold On Change is Comin'"
Love & Basketball2000performer: "I Want To Be Your Man" - as Roger / writer: "I Want To Be Your Man"
Any Given Sunday1999writer: "SO RUFF, SO TUFF", "MORE BOUNCE TO THE OUNCE"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie writer: "So Ruff, So Tuff", "Computer Love", "More Bounce To The Ounce", "California Love" - uncredited
Selena1997performer: "Doo Wa Ditty Blow That Thing" 1982 - as Roger / writer: "Doo Wa Ditty Blow That Thing" 1982
The Chris Rock Show1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sunchaser1996writer: "Keep Ya Head Up" - as R. Troutman
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996performer: "Chocolate City" / producer: "A Thin Line Between Love And Hate", "Chocolate City" / writer: "Beware of My Crew" - as R. Troutman / writer: "Chocolate City", "Thin Line"
MTV Star Trax1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Palookaville1995writer: "Doo Wa Ditty Blow That Thing"
La Haine1995performer: "More Bounce to the Ounce" - as Roger / writer: "More Bounce to the Ounce"
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995writer: "Pistolgrip-Pump"
Friday1995performer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - as Roger / writer: "Heartbreaker Part I, Part II"
Losing Isaiah1995"More Bounce To The Ounce"
Above the Rim1994as Ruger, "Holler If Ya Hear Me"
House Party 31994writer: "I Get Around" - as R. Troutman
Menace II Society1993writer: "COMPUTER LOVE"
Mi vida loca1993performer: "So Ruff, So Tuff" - as Roger / writer: "More Bounce to the Ounce", "So Ruff, So Tuff"
South Central1992writer: "West Coast Pop Lock" - as Troutman
Boyz n the Hood1991writer: "More Bounce to the Ounce"
Straight Outta Compton2015performer: "California Love" / writer: "More Bounce To The Ounce", "Computer Love", "8 Ball", "California Love"
Pixels2015writer: "More Bounce To The Ounce"
One Hit Wonderland2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
California2014Video short "California Love"
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Do It Roger" - as Roger / writer: "Heartbreaker, Pts. 1-2", "Do It Roger", "Servin' Em Heat"
That Music ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Short Game2013Documentary writer: "Going Back To Cali"
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011performer: "California Love" / writer: "California Love"
Battle Los Angeles2011performer: "California Love" / writer: "California Love"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Social Network2010writer: "West Coast Poplock"
Marmaduke2010performer: "California Love" / writer: "California Love"
Iron Man 22010performer: "California Love" Single Version / writer: "California Love" Single Version
Unsung2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Valentine's Day2010/Iperformer: "California Love" / writer: "California Love"
Old Dogs2009/Iwriter: "So Ruff, So Tuff"
The Firm2009writer: "Computer Love"
Soul Kitchen2009writer: "I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN"
Middle Men2009writer: "California Love Remix"
Fish Tank2009writer: "Down 4 U"
Notorious2009writer: "Going Back to Cali"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Baby Mama2008writer: "Hey Ladies"
Freedom Writers2007"Keep Ya Head Up"
Everybody Hates ChrisTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beerfest2006writer: "Come On"
UFC 59: Reality Check2006TV Special writer: "California Love" - uncredited
Sunday Driver2005Documentary writer: "California Love"
Harsh Times2005writer: "Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin'"
Underclassman2005performer: "California Love Original Version" / writer: "California Love Original Version"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "I Can Make You Dance", "West Coast Poplock"


A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996


Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1996TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest

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Unsung2009TV Series documentaryHimself

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