|Real Name/Full Name||Steven Ray Perry|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Steve Perry|
|Birth Place:||California, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||22 January 1949|
|Age/How Old:||74 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Raymond Perry
Mother –Mary Quaresma
|College:||University of Pennsylvania|
|Kids/Children Name:||Shamila Perry|
|Profession:||Singer and songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Steve Perry is an American singer and songwriter who is best known as the lead singer of the rock band, Journey, during the most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from1995 to 1998. Apart from being part of Journey, he had a very successful career as a solo artist between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s.
Perry gained a lot of popularity because of his singing voice. He called dubbed, “The Voice”, originally coined by Jon Bovi Jovi.
Well, how well do you know about Steve Perry? If not much, here is what we know about Steve Perry to date.
Biography and Early Life
Stephen Ray Perry was born on the 22nd of January 1949 in Hanford, California. He was the only child of two Portuguese parents from Azores, Raymond Perry (Pereira) and Mary Quaresma. As a child, he developed an early passion for music. His father was a vocalist and co-owner of the radio station, KNGS. Unfortunately, his parents ended their relationship when he was eight years old and he ended up moving to his grandparents’ dairy farm.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Steve Perry in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Steve Perry’s age is 74 years old as of today’s date 20th March 2023 having been born on 22 January 1949. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.
Perry’s family moved to Lemoore, California during his teen years. While he was here, he attended high school where he was a drummer for the school’s marching band and other extracurricular bands. After graduating from high school, he attended College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
In the 1980s , he dated Sherrie Swafford and even wrote a song for her called, “Oh Sherrie”. In 2005, the Journey’s, “Don’t Stop Believin” was adopted by the Chicago White Sox as their unofficial anthem and was even invited by the team to the World Series.
Is Steve Perry Gay?
No, Steve Perry is not gay.
When he was 16, Perry moved to Sacramento to start a band with his mates called Ice. Unfortunately, the band fell apart because of lack of any management. In 1975, he moved to Thousand Oaks, California where he formed a progressive rock band called Pieces. After a year and a half, the band disbanded because they couldn’t secure a recording deal. After his mother’s urgency, Perry was able to answer the call from Walter “Herbie” Herbert, the manager of a San Francisco band called Journey.
Perry brought a new, more pop-influenced style sense to the band’s music. After some disgruntled fans here and there, Perry was able to win the hearts of his audiences with his new style and amazing tenor voice.
Perry was the lead vocalist on nine of Journey’s albums and in 1984, he released his first solo album, “Street Talk”, which sold more than two million units. While Perry was Raised on Radio tour with Journey, his mother fell ill, which meant he had to travel to San Joaquin to visit his mother during the recording sessions. This really affected the band and they disbanded in 1987.
Perry took a break from music for some years to get his head straight. In 1996, he reunited with the band and recorded another album, Trial by Fire. The album was a huge success and it was going to become platinum by the end of the year. Unfortunately, when Perry was hiking in Hawaii, he suffered a hip injury and couldn’t go on tour. He left the band afterward after they presented him with an ultimatum of getting a hip replacement surgery.
Steve Perry has proved to the world that he is an amazing musician with songwriting skills that are through the roof. During his career, the artist has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He was nominated in 1982 for Best Rock Performance by a duo or group with vocal, he was nominated in 1985 for Album of the Year and was nominated in 1996 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or a Group with vocal.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Steve Perry in ’2023’
Steve Perry has had quite a career as a singer and songwriter. His unique tenor voice has won over audiences all over the world. His musical success has really earned him a lot of money with an estimated net worth of $70 Million as of 2023.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- On his 12thbirthday, his mother gave him a golden pendant which he still wears until today for good luck.
- Perry has had a series of medical issues but are not that many or serious. For example; he once had to get a hip replacement surgery and had also begun to develop melanoma.
Steve Perry’s career has been nothing short of phenomenal. His amazing voice is very unique and has gained a lot of respect and admiration for what he can do with his talent. Steve Perry is still active in music, and we all look forward to what he has to offer in the future.