John Rzeznik
John Rzeznik
Real Name/Full Name John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Rzeznik
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 December 1965
Age/How Old: 58 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Joe Rzeznik
Mother – Edith (née Pomeroy)
Siblings: Phyllis, Fran, Gladys and Kate
School:  McKinley Vocational High School
College:  Buffalo State College
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Laurie Farinacci (1993-2003)
Melina Gallo (m. 26th July 2013)
Kids/Children Name: Liliana
Profession: musician, singer-songwriter, and producer
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Music has different nuggets and every nugget is important in its own special way. All these nuggets succeed depending on who is operating them and luckily, there are people who are lucky enough to be experts in more than one nugget. One of these people is John Rzeznik.

John is a famous songwriter, singer and Producer in the US and has been in this industry for many years now. He’s recognized as a guitarist, frontman and founder of Goo Goo Dolls which is a rock group. He is among the founders of Goo Goo Dolls and together they have been able to release a total of 11 studio albums. Some of his songs include; Hold Me Up, Dizzy Up the Girl and Superstar Car Wash among others.

Well, how well do you know about John Rzeznik? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Rzeznik’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 John Rzeznik to date.

Biography and Early Life

This guy was born on the 5th of December in 1965 as John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik in Buffalo, New York. He is the youngest and the only son of Joe Rzeznik and Edith (née Pomeroy) he has four siblings who are all girls. His father was a postal clerk and a bar proprietor. Both Edith and Joe Rzeznik were musicians playing the flute and the clarinet.

He was raised in a strict Catholic upbringing and were living in Buffalo’s working-class neighborhood known as East Side Polish. Unfortunately, on 2nd of February in 1981 when John was 15 years old, his father Joe died at the age of 53 years from a diabetic coma.

One year later, on October 26th 1982, his mother Edith succumbed from a sudden heart attack. Therefore, he was left under the care of his older sisters Fran, Phyllis, Kate and Gladys with the help of their cousin John Guljas.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Rzeznik in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Rzeznik’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 22nd April 2024 having been born on 5 December 1965. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 150 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms.


Before his parents death, they had done the best they could to educate their son. For his first years in school, he was enrolled into Corpus Christi Grammar School. All his four grandparents were born in Poland. He later joined McKinley Vocational High School and used his Social Security Survivor Benefit checks to pay for his own apartment.

His sisters were always careful and tried their best to give their brother the best. They enrolled him to Buffalo State College to advance his studies. Although they would have wished for John to continue with his studies until his graduation, he dropped out one year later to follow his dreams in music.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John Rzeznik With Wife Melina Gallo
John Rzeznik With Wife Melina Gallo

John has not only tried to pursue his career life but he has also tried to try his luck in love. In 1990, he met Laurie Farinacci who is a model and three years later, in 1993, they got married. Their marriage lasted for 10 years but they didn’t have kids together. In 2003, things didn’t work out so well and therefore, they decided to bring an end to their 10 years marriage through divorce.

Two years later, in 2005, he met Melina Gallo and after being together for 8 years, they decided to tie the knot on 26th July 2013 in a celebration that was held in Malibu, California. They welcomed their first child on the 22nd of December in 2016, a daughter who they named Liliana.

Is John Rzeznik Gay?

John is clearly not gay. His 1st marriage with Laurie Farinacci that lasted for 10 years and his 2nd marriage to Melina is enough to prove he has interest in women only.

Professional Career

He started his music career by forming the band Goo Goo Dolls alongside Robby Takac. Initially, he was in another band known as The Beaumonts together with Robby’s cousin. They got the name of their band from an advert that was placed on True Detective magazine. The band started by performing relentless gigs with Robby as the frontman. With time, John became the frontman in most of the albums that followed.

John is a gifted singer and songwriter but being a member of Goo Goo Dolls helped a lot in building his career. The band has gone through different levels but they never lost hope. As they became famous, they started releasing studio albums and today, they have a total of 11 albums. Some of these include; Gutterflower, Always Know Where you Are and We Are The Normal among others.


Your success is not only measured by how much famous you are but also by the number of awards and nominations you have received. We can comfortably say that John is a great success by looking at the number of awards he has under his name. Some of these include; the Hal David Starlight Award and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Rzeznik in 2024

John Rzeznik Net Worth
John Rzeznik Net Worth

Being famous and well-known might not be enough as all that fame cannot put food on your table. John is considered a real success as a singer and songwriter looking at his current net worth of $15 million as of 2024. He has earned all this wealth from his hard work and commitment in the music world.

John has proven that hard work pays. Regardless of your background, you can still have a successful ending looking at his life today. He does not only have a successful career life but also a lovely love life which is a great achievement.


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