Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker
Real Name/Full Name Ernest Evans
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Chubby Checker
Birth Place: Spring Gully, South Carolina, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 3 October 1941
Age/How Old: 82 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Raymond Evans
Mother – Eartle Evans
Siblings: Tracy Evans
School: South Philadephia High School
College: Settlement Music School
Religion: Chrisitian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Cathrina Lodders
Kids/Children Name: Bianca Johanna Evans, Mistie Bass, and Shan Egan
Profession: Singer and Dancer
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Chubby Checker is a popular American rock ‘n roll singer who has come up with many hit singles. He is also a dancer and is best known for his twist dance style. He has come up with many chart-topping songs, and he is also known for popularizing Limbo Rock.

Well, how well do you know about Chubby Checker? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chubby Checker’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chubby Checker to date.

Biography and Early Life

Chubby Checker was born Ernest Evans on October 3, 1941. He was born in Spring Gully, California to Eartle Evans and Raymond Evans. He has two brothers, and he grew up in South Philadelphia. At just eight years old, he went on to form a street corner harmony group.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chubby Checker in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chubby Checker’s age is 82 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024 having been born on 3 October 1941. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


He has been to the South Philadephia High School. To further hone his music skills, he attended the Settlement Music School. In there, he used to study piano lessons and used to entertain his classmates with his vocal impressions.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chubby Checker With Wife Cathrina Lodders
Chubby Checker With Wife Cathrina Lodders

In 1964, Chubby Checker got married to Cathrina Lodders. His wife is a Dutch model and was crowned Miss World in 1962. They are the parents of three children, Bianca Johanna Evans, Mistie Bass, and Shan Egan. His son Mistie Bass is a WNBA player. His other son Shan Egan serves as the lead singer of the band Funk Church.

Is Chubby Checker Gay?

A man who married one of the most beautiful women in the world is not gay. Such was his love for Lodders that he even dedicated the song “Loddy Lo” to her. He has been married to one woman for his entire life. This proves that he is a loyal husband and his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Following his high-school degree, Chubby Checker did many odd jobs. He has also worked in the Produce Market. During this time, his boss gave him the nickname “Chubby”. Impressed by his performance, he got an opportunity to do a recording for Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand’.

The name “Checker” was added by Dick Clark’s wife. His debut single was “The Class”, which became available in 1959. In 1960, he came up with the version of “The Twist”. It was a massive hit and peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. By 1965, it went on to sell more than 15 million copies. Chubby Checker also released “Let’s Twist Again” in 1961.

“The Twist” has released many versions throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s. In 1969, he released the single “Back In The U.S.S.R.”. Some of his other singles include “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Whole Lotta Skin’ Goin’ On”, “Limbo Rock”, “Popeye the Hitchhiker”, and “What Do Ya Say!”. In addition to music, Chubby Checker is also active in other fields.

In 1961, he has performed in ‘Twist Around the Clock’. His other film roles include ‘Don’t Knock the Twist’, ‘Purple People Eater’, and ‘Quantum Leap’. In the film ‘Quantum Leap’ he played the role of a 17-year old boy despite being 47 years old. In addition to this, he has been a guest-starrer of the television series ‘Ally McBeal in 2001.


In 1962, Chubby Checker won the Grammy Award for the single “Let’s Twist Again”. For the musical recording of The Twist, he was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2006, he was conferred with the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. The Artists Music Guild presented him with the Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Checker has also received an honor at the 2013 AMG Heritage Award. Billboard magazine named his single “The Twist”, as the biggest chart hit of all time.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chubby Checker in 2024

Chubby Checker Net Worth
Chubby Checker Net Worth

As of 2024, Chubby Checker has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He made this fortune by being active in his career for a long time. He has released many hit singles and rose to fame with “The Twist”. His success also made him appear in many films and TV shows. Additionally, he is also a talented dancer and has received many honors and awards. Checker has been performing for over six decades.

A man known to revolutionize dance, Chubby Checker is a legendary figure. He serves as an inspiration to many and has many fans across the world. People continue to follow his dance moves, and his dance skills have also been highlighted in films. His song has been in the top position of the Billboard charts for a long time.


  1. If this goes to Chubby, do you remember me? I am an old friend of the late Ted Tillman, who did insurance work for you. I was a partner of Bill Coleman and I did legal work for you. I have thought of you often and remember your teaching me to do the twist at a party at the Tillman’s house. Would love to hear from you. Norman Loev.


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