Adam Duritz Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography

Adam Duritz Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography
Adam Duritz Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth August 1, 1964
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Green

Adam Duritz is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film producer who is best known as the co-founder, frontman, and principal composer of the rock band Counting Crows. Since the band’s inception in 1991, it has sold more than 20 million records, released several studio albums that have been certified ‘Gold’ or ‘Platinum’, and has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award. In 1997, he had founded a record label called E Pluribus Unum. A decade later, he had launched another record label called Tyrannosaurus Records. The latter label was defunct by 2015. Besides his music career, he had served as the executive producer of the 1997 drama film The Locusts and the producer of the 2012 ensemble comedy film Freeloaders.

Born Name

Adam Fredric Duritz

Nick Name

Adam

Adam Duritz as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2019
Adam Duritz as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2019 (Adam Duritz / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Residence

United States

Nationality

American

Education

Adam had attended the prestigious Taft School, a private school in Watertown, Connecticut. He had eventually graduated from the Head-Royce School, a private college-preparatory K-12 school in Oakland, California. After his high school graduation, he had joined the renowned University of California, Berkeley, a public land-grant research university in Berkeley, California. He had, however, left the institution 2 credits short of a degree.

Occupation

Musician, Songwriter, Record Producer, Film Producer

Adam Duritz as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019
Adam Duritz as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019 (Adam Duritz / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Gilbert Duritz (Physician)
  • Mother – Linda Duritz (née Feldman) (Physician)
  • Siblings – Nicole Duritz (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Morris Duritz (Paternal Grandfather), Lillian Wilensky (Paternal Grandmother), Julius Feldman (Maternal Grandfather), Selma Scherr (Maternal Grandmother)

Genre

Folk Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboard

Labels

Capitol Records

Net Worth

In 2020, Adam Duritz’s net worth was $60 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Average

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Adam Duritz as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021
Adam Duritz as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021 (Adam Duritz / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Adam has dated –

  1. Jennifer Aniston (1995)
  2. Winona Ryder (1995) – Rumor
  3. Courteney Cox (1997)
  4. Mary-Louise Parker (1997–1998)
  5. Monica Potter (1999)
  6. Joanna Going (2001)
  7. Samantha Mathis (2004–2005)
  8. Trishelle Cannatella (2006)
  9. Whitney Casey (2008–2009)
  10. Emmy Rossum (2009–2010)

Race / Ethnicity

Caucasian

He is of Ashkenazi Jewish (Russian) descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Ever-changing hairstyle
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a thick goatee

Adam Duritz as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Adam Duritz as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Adam Duritz / Instagram)

Adam Duritz Facts

  1. Adam, owing to the nature of his parents’ work, had spent his childhood in several cities across the United States including Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; El Paso, Texas; and Berkeley, California.
  2. After he had co-founded Counting Crows in San Francisco in 1991, he had sent the band’s demo tape to renowned music industry executive Gary Gersh who was working with Geffen Records at that time. Gary was said to be so impressed by the tape that he had predicted a ‘bidding war’ for the band. His prophecy came true and 9 different record labels were vying to sign the band in February 1992.
  3. In April 1992, the band had eventually been signed by Gary Gersh in a deal that was so lucrative that several industry executives had started to dub the band as Accounting Crows.
  4. In 2004, the band had received an Academy Award nomination for their track titled Accidentally in Love. The song was included in the animated film Shrek 2.
  5. He suffers from a dissociative mental health issue which he had discussed publicly for the first time in 2008.
  6. In October 2018, he had co-founded the Underwater Sunshine Music Festival.

Featured Image by Adam Duritz / Instagram

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