What is Huey Lewis net worth ?
Huey Lewis net worth 2021: Hugh Anthony Cregg III known professionally as Huey Lewis, is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Lewis sings lead and plays harmonica for his band, Huey Lewis and the News, in addition to writing or co-writing many of the band’s songs. Huey Lewis net worth is $30 million.
Huey Lewis was born in New York City. His father, Hugh Anthony Cregg Jr., was an Irish-American from Boston, and his mother, Maria Magdalena Barcinski, was Polish, from Warsaw. His grandfather, Hugh Cregg, was district attorney of Essex County, Massachusetts from 1931 to 1959.
Lewis was raised in Marin County, California, living in Tamalpais Valley and Strawberry, and attending Strawberry Point Elementary School (where he skipped second grade) and Edna Maguire Junior High School in Mill Valley.
When he was 13, his parents divorced. He attended and graduated from the Lawrenceville School, an all-male prep school in New Jersey, in 1967, and he achieved a perfect score of 800 on the math portion of the SAT.
He was also an all-state baseball player. Lewis attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His mother had an extramarital affair with Beat Generation poet Lew Welch, who became his step father. Lewis credits Welch with inspiring him in his early teenage years. His mother was close friends with the Grateful Dead’s manager and extended family.
In 1971 Lewis joined the Bay Area band Clover. Around this time he took the stage name “Hughie Louis”, the spelling of which he would tinker with for some years after. Other members of the band (at various points) included John McFee and Alex Call. Lewis played harmonica and sang lead vocals on a few tunes.
The two Clover albums produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange for Phonogram were not successful. By this point the spelling of Cregg’s stage name had changed to “Huey Louis”; it is under this spelling that he is billed on both of Clover’s albums for Phonogram, although for songwriting credits he is billed as “H. Cregg”.
In 1978 the band returned to California, McFee joined the Doobie Brothers, and Clover disbanded. McFee and Lewis, credited as Huey Harp, both appear as guest musicians on the George Hatcher Band’s 1977 sophomore album, Talkin’ Turkey, produced by Tom Allom.
After Lewis’s cameo appearance as a teacher in Back to the Future, more substantial roles followed, including Vern Miller in Robert Altman’s ensemble feature, Short Cuts, and Ricky Dean in Duets.
He has performed in occasional television roles as well, including One Tree Hill, The King of Queens and a recurring character on Hot in Cleveland. Lewis provides the voice of Bulworth the junkyard dog in the animated series Puppy Dog Pals.
In 2013, he played himself in a parody of his mention in American Psycho with Weird Al Yankovic.
On October 21, 2015, on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Huey Lewis reprised his role from Back to the Future in a segment where Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in the time machine and talk to the host.
On February 12, 2021, he played himself on an episode of The Blacklist.
Lewis lives on a ranch near Stevensville, Montana. He considers it his permanent residence.
He married his manager’s secretary, Sidney Conroy, in 1983 in Hawaii. They separated six years later. They have a daughter, Kelly, and a son, Austin.
In April 2018, Lewis revealed that he was suffering from hearing loss as a result of Ménière’s disease, and canceled all upcoming tour dates.
Huey Lewis net worth
Huey Lewis net worth is $30 million. See Huey Lewis and the News discography for albums and singles by the band. Below are specific contributions by Huey Lewis as a solo artist.
- 1975: Don Harrison Band Don Harrison Band; harmonica
- 1977: Talkin’ Turkey George Hatcher Band; harmonica
- 1978: Live and Dangerous Thin Lizzy; harmonica
- 1979: Labour of Lust Nick Lowe; harmonica
- 1979: Repeat When Necessary Dave Edmunds; harmonica
- 1979: The Day The Earth Caught Fire City Boy; harmonica
- 1980: Solo in Soho, Phil Lynott; harmonica
- 1985: Back to the Future Soundtrack; producer
- 1985: USA for Africa: We Are the World; harmonica, vocals, producer
- 1986: The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & the Range; harmonica, vocals, producer
- 1986: Montana Cafe Hank Williams, Jr.; duet on “You Can’t Judge a Book (By Looking at the Cover)”
- 1987: Freight Train Heart Jimmy Barnes; harmonica, background vocals
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