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Full NameWeird Al
First NameWeird
Last NameAl
Birth NameAlfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic
Other NameThe Weird One,The Boneless Boy,The King of Parody
ProfessionSinger-Songwriter, Actor, Voice Actor, Producer
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
Birth CityDowney, California
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameNick Yankovic
Mother NameMary Elizabeth
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeScorpio
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSuzanne Krajewski
No Of Children1
EducationCalifornia Polytechnic State University
Height183 cm
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Date of BirthOctober 23,1959
Age60 years
Married DateFebruary 10,2001

Widely popular by the stage name Weird Al, Alfred Matthew Yankovic is a Grammy Awards winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, voice actor, satirist, music video director, and author. 

Weird Al has sold more than 12 million albums since his first-aired comedy song in 1976. He has recorded more than 150 parody and original songs and has performed in more than 1,000 live shows.

The 61-year-old musician released his debut studio album entitled “Weird Al” Yankovic in April 1983. Some of his other albums are Dare to Be Stupid, Even Worse, Off the Deep End, Bad Hair Day, and many more. 

A Short Biography Of Weird Al

Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic was born on 23rd October 1959 in Downey, California and was raised in Lynwood, California by Mary Elizabeth, and Nick Yankovic. He is American according to his nationality and has mixed (Italian and English) descent. 

Alfred Matthew Yankovic aka Weird Al is an American singer-songwriterImage Source: Twitter @GratakosYT
Alfred Matthew Yankovic aka Weird Al is an American singer-songwriter

Image Source: Twitter @GratakosYT

He went to Lynwood High School where he was active in his school’s extracurricular programs including the National Forensic League sanctioned speech events. He enrolled at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from where he earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture.

What Is His Net Worth?

As of January 2020, actor cum singer-songwriter, Alfred is estimated to own net worth at around $16 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. He amassed his million-dollar fortune from his successful multiple careers as a singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, voice actor, and author.

Here is a list of his earnings from his album sales throughout his career: 

YearAlbum NameEarnings
1983“Weird Al” Yankovic$570,000
1984“Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D$1.2 million
1985Dare to Be Stupid$1.1 million
1988Even Worse$1.1 million
1992Off the Deep End$1.1 million
1993Alapalooza$730,000
1996Bad Hair Day$1.2 million
1999Running with Scissors$1.25 million
2006Straight Outta Lynwood$560,000

 How Did He Come To The Spotlight?

Weird Al received his first exposure via southern California and syndicated comedy radio personality Dr Demento’s radio show. In 1976, the former gave the latter a homemade tape of original and parody songs performed on the accordion in his bedroom while Demento spoke at Yankovic’s school.

Weird Al learned how to play Accordion at the age of 6Image Source: WXRT Radio
Weird Al learned how to play Accordion at the age of 6

Image Source: WXRT Radio

The first song entitled Belvedere Cruisin was played on Demento’s comedy radio show launching Alfred’s career. During his sophomore year, while he was an architecture student at Cal Poly, he became a disc jockey at KCPR.

In 1978, Alfred released his first recording Take Me Down on the LP, Slow Grown as a benefit for the Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County.

Yankovic made his breakthrough from the song “Another One Rides the Bus” which was a parody of Queen’s hit song Another One Bites the Dust. The song became so popular that Alfred’s first TV appearance was the song on The Tomorrow Show.

In 1981, Alfred toured for the first time as a part of Dr Demento’s stage show. His stage act in a Phoenix, Arizona nightclub caught the eye of manager Jay Levey. He then partnered with Levey and formed a band with Steve Jay as a bassist, Jim West as the guitarist, and Jon Schwartz as the drummer.

On 31st March 1982, they performed for the first as a band. In 1983, Alfred released his debut self-titled album on Scotti Bros. The album consists of songs like Ricky, Another One Rides the Bus, and I Love Rocky Road.

Some of his other hit albums are:

Album NameSongs
“Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-DEat It, King of Suede; I Lost on Jeopardy
Dare to Be StupidLike a Surgeon, Hooked on Polkas, I Want a New Duck
Even WorseFat, Lasagna, I Think I’m a Clone Now
AlapaloozaJurassic Park, Bedrock Anthem, Achy Breaky Song
Bad Hair DayThe Night Santa Went Crazy, Amish Paradise, Gump
Straight Outta LynwoodDon’t Download This Song, White & Nerdy, Canadian Idiot
AlpocalypseWhatever You Like, Craigslist, Perform This Way

In 2018, Alfred received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after several years of fan-driven campaigns. The same year, he released a new song titled The Hamilton Polka, a polka medley consisting of several songs from the musical Hamilton.

Alfred performing during his 2016 tourImage Source: Brooklyn Vegan
Alfred performing during his 2016 tour

Image Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In March 2018, Yankovic released two remixes of songs “Feel It Still” and “Live in the Moment” by Portugal the Man.

Who Is Alfred Married To?

The 61-year-old musician is married to Suzanne Krajewski whom he met via their mutual friend Bill Mumy. The couple tied the knot on 10th February 2001 and shared a daughter named Nina born in 2003.  

Alfred and Suzanne got married in 2001Image Source: Weirdal
Alfred and Suzanne got married in 2001

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Did You Know? Weird Al is a Christian.

As per reports, Yankovic resides in his 6,914 square feet condo along with his family in Los Angeles, California. He purchased the four-bedroom and four bathrooms house back in January 2001 for $2 million.

Social Media Profile

As of January 2020, Yankovic has over 490k followers on Instagram and over 5.14 million on Twitter. As per Influencer, Alfred can pocket about $1,463 to $2,438 per sponsored post from Instagram with an engagement rate of 4.39%.

Updated On Sun Jan 05 2020 Published On Sun Jan 05 2020 By Amy

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