Peter Wolf Net Worth

Peter Wolf is famous for TOP songs. This singer has written many songs about love, life, struggle and everything else that people laugh, nod their head or cry to. Peter Wolf is a Musician, Disc jockey, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter from American. Receiving domestic and worldwide recognition, Peter Wolf can still be labelled a family person due to close relationships with unknown, unknown unknown unknown. Of course it is hard to divide time between family matters and being an awesome singer, but Peter Wolf manages to do that. But what about money? Does being a singer pays off? Sure thing, because Peter Wolf has a net worth of $8 Million.

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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..

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  • Full Name: Peter Wolf
  • Net Worth: $8 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 7, 1946
  • Place Of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
  • Profession: Musician, Disc jockey, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter
  • Education: School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Faye Dunaway (m. 1974–1979)
  • Nicknames: Peter Blankfield , Peter Blankefield , Peter W. Blankfield , the Wolfa Goofa , the Wolfa Goofa with the Green Teeth
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  • Music Groups: The J. Geils Band, Jefferson Starship (Since 1984)
  • Movies: Baby Snakes, A Place to Grow


  • His grandmother was an actress in Yiddish theater. His father performed on the vaudeville circuit.
  • He 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.
  • Roomed with David Lynch in college, but Lynch kicked him out, saying he was “too weird”. Ironic, isn’t it?
  • Lead singer of former J. Geils Band.


Title Year Status Character
This Is Us 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Life in Pieces 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Goosebumps 2015 writer: “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
Ricki and the Flash 2015 writer: “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
Eastbound & Down 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Goldbergs 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Grown Ups 2 2013 writer: “Give It to Me”
Drift 2013/II writer: “I Don’t Need You No More”
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
A Few Best Men 2011 writer: “Freeze Frame” – as Wolf
Hall Pass 2011 performer: “Overnight Lows”, “Always Asking For You” / writer: “Overnight Lows”, “Always Asking For You”
Glory Daze 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Grown Ups 2010 writer: “Come Back”, “Just Can’t Wait”
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010
Middle Men 2009 writer: “Freeze Frame”
Fighting 2009 writer: “Come On Baby”
Hancock 2008 writer: “Whammer Jammer”
Of All the Things 2008 Documentary writer: “We Built This City”
My Name Is Earl 2007 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
The Simpsons 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
I Love the 80’s 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
The Ice Harvest 2005 performer: “Nothing But the Wheel”
Opie Gets Laid 2005 writer: “Love Stinks”
Rock ‘n’ Roll Greats: Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas 2004 Video writer: “Sara”, “We Built This City” – uncredited
Sleepover 2004 writer: “Freeze Frame”
Miracle 2004 writer: “Must Of Got Lost”
Crossing Jordan TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2003 writer – 1 episode, 2003
Lucky Numbers 2000 writer: “Freeze-Frame”
Boys and Girls 2000 writer: “Love Stinks”
Love Stinks 1999 writer: “Love Stinks”
Edtv 1999 performer: “Turnin’ Pages” / writer: “Turnin’ Pages”
The Wedding Singer 1998 writer: “Love Stinks”
Mr. Wrong 1996 writer: “LOVE STINKS” – as P. Wolf
Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 performer: “Rooster Blues”
The Sure Thing 1985 performer: “Lights Out” / writer: “Lights Out”
The Wild Life 1984 performer: “OO-EE-DIDDLEY-BOP”
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Grown Ups 2 2013 The Party Band
Invisible Thread 1987 TV Movie
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The Truth and Nothing But the Truth 2006 Short
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Boys from Nowhere: The Story of Boston’s Garage Punk Uprising 2016 Documentary Himself – Musician
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Himself
America’s Lost Band 2009 Documentary Narrator
Pure ’80s DVD: Video Idols 2007 Video Himself (segment “Centerfold”)
Soundstage 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
John Lee Hooker: That’s My Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Pete Wolf)
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
The War to Settle the Score 1985 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Salute to Robert Evans 1975 TV Movie Himself – Speaker
Archive Footage
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Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself


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