G. E. Smith Net Worth

Back in the 1970’s everyone wanted to live like a Rockstar. Nowadays everyone still wants to live like one because Rock stars embody everything that is great with being popular. Crowds of devoted fans, non-stop partying and awesome music. G. E. Smith could not ask for more. Born on the unknown in the place called Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. This American bred Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter has a lot of talents and gifts. The biggest one of all is creating rock music that millions worldwide love. The music of G. E. Smith has been featured in movies, TV shows, commercials and is played on the internet non-stop. Who would have thought that a kid from unknown could one day be one of the biggest rock stars in the world? Well it turned out to be true and right now G. E. Smith has a net worth of $10 Million. It is good when you are a rock star.

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G. E. Smith hails from a Lebanese American family his surname Haddad means ‘blacksmith’ in Arabic language. When he was only four years old, he began playing guitar, and three years later, he started to play on a C. F. Martin guitar. At the age of 11, his parents bought him his first electric guitar, so he could continue preparing for a career in the music industry. At that time, Smith began participating at a number of entertainment venues and began earning money.

In no time, Smith’s professional musical career began in the early ‘70s, when he became a member of Scratch Band alongside Mickey Curry, and during the same year he released his debut hit called “Instant Replay”, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. He decided to move to Manhattan, New York City, and became the guitarist for Gilda Radner’s show “Gilda Live”. Smith married her, and while they were together, he released his debut studio album “In The World” (1981), with her and Paul Simon. Parallel with that, he performed with David Bowie, and in 1979 he was hired as the lead guitarist by the band Hall & Oates, collaborating until 1985. They recorded a number of hit singles together, including “Maneater”, “Private Eyes”, and “Kiss On My List”, among others, all of which increased his net worth.

When the group disbanded, Smith began to work as a musical director for the TV show “Saturday Night Live”, leading its band. Smith is also known for being the lead guitarist in Bob Dylan’s touring band, and in 1992, he worked as the musical director for The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration for him at Madison Square Garden in New York. Subsequently, his second studio album “Get A Little” came out, released with the SNL Band in 1993. Thanks to his accomplishment there from 1985 to 1995, he won an Emmy Award, which added a considerable amount to his wealth.

In 1995, Smith established his own record label called Green Mirror Music, via which he released his third studio album “Incense, Herbs And Oils” in 1998. To speak further about his subsequent career, Smith has collaborated with a number of bands and musicians such as Moonalice, Hot Tuna, Roger Waters, etc. All of these considerably increased his net worth.

When it comes to speak about his personal life, G. E. Smith married Taylor Barton in 1990; the couple has a child. Previously, he was in marriage with actress Gilda Radner from 1980 to 1982.

Structural info

  • Full Name: G. E. Smith
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 27, 1952
  • Place Of Birth: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Taylor Barton (m. 1990), Gilda Radner (m. 1980–1982)
  • Nicknames: G.E. Smith , Smith, G.E. , George Edward Smith , George Edward “G. E.” Smith , Geege
  • MySpace: https://myspace.com/gesmithmusic
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1051686/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ge-smith-mn0000803763
  • Albums: Big Bam Boom, Rock ‘n Soul Part 1, H2O, Private Eyes, Voices, In the World, Incense, Herbs & Oils
  • Music Groups: Hall & Oates (1979 – 1985), Saturday Night Live Band (1985 – 1995), Moonalice (2007 – 2009)
  • Movies: 50 Watt Fuse, Buddy Guy Live: The Real Deal

Facts

  • On tour with his band “Moonalice” [July 2009]
  • Currently recording his next solo album “50 Watt Fuse” to be released later this year. [January 2004]

Filmography

Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special music: The Live Band – as GE Smith
Roger Waters: The Wall 2014 Documentary guitar – score
Chelsea on the Rocks 2008 Documentary composer: additional music
Hounddog 2007 featured musician: guitar
The Departed 2006 featured musician: guitar
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video musical director
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary musician: The Live Band
The Kennedy Center Presents: A Tribute to Muddy Waters: King of the Blues 1998 TV Movie documentary musical director
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 TV Special documentary musical director
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary musical director
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams 1991 Video documentary musical director
Saturday Night Live TV Series musician – 43 episodes, 1986 – 1990 musical director – 25 episodes, 1986 – 1990 music editor – 19 episodes, 1989 – 1990 arranger – 18 episodes, 1985 – 1986 conductor – 1 episode, 1990
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special musical director
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special musical director
Gilda Live 1980 Documentary musician: guitar
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Hounddog 2007 performer: “Little Bird” / writer: “Little Bird”
Hard Scrambled 2006 “Ain’t It Time?”
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Special writer: “‘Wayne’s World’ Theme”
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998 Video documentary writer: “‘Wayne’s World’ Theme”
Saturday Night Live 1989-1993 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Wayne’s World 2 1993 Extended version, “‘WAYNE’S WORLD’ THEME”, “‘WAYNE’S WORLD’ THEME “
Wayne’s World 1992 EXTENDED version, “”WAYNE’S WORLD” THEME”, “”WAYNE’S WORLD” THEME ” / producer: “”WAYNE’S WORLD” THEME EXTENDED VERSION”
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Hall & Oates: Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid 1985 Video short
Daryl Hall & John Oates: Rock ‘N Soul International 1984 TV Movie
The New Show 1984 TV Series G. E. Smith
Composer
Title Year Status Character
Legs: a big issue in a small town 2016 Documentary
Self
Title Year Status Character
Roger Waters: The Wall 2014 Documentary Guitars
Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield 2013 Documentary
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize 2002 TV Movie Himself – Band Leader
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1979-2000 TV Series Himself – Bandleader / Himself – Guitarist / Himself / …
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1999 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Presents: A Tribute to Muddy Waters: King of the Blues 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself (as G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band)
Hall & Oates: The Liberty Concert 1985 TV Movie Himself
Gilda Live 1980 Documentary The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Saturday Night Live in the ’90s: Pop Culture Nation 2007 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin 1998 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams 1991 Video documentary Himself (as G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band)