Les Claypool Net Worth

Les Claypool Net Worth is
$15 Million

Les Claypool Biography

Income & Financial Data: The below monetary data is collected and published by TheRichest analysts group to provide you with a better knowledge of Les Claypool’s net well worth by wearing down themost relevant monetary events such as for example yearly salaries, agreements, earn outs, a lot more, stock possession and endorsements. Leslie Edward Claypool was created in Richmond, California in September 1963. He most widely known as the bass participant and business lead vocalist of the band Primus. American musician Les Claypool includes a net well worth of $15 million. In senior high school Les was close friends with Kirk Hammett of Metallica. His eccentric character accompanied by wacky love of life went along

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Quick Facts

Full NameLes Claypool
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 29, 1963
Height1.88 m, 1.88 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Film Score Composer, Author, Film director, Actor, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Wynona's Big Brown Beaver, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Tommy the Cat, Santiago, Chile, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, Actor, Bassist, Author, Singer, Film director, Music Producer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
EducationDe Anza High School, De Anza High School
NationalityAmerican, American
SpouseCheney Claypool, Cheney Claypool
ChildrenCage Oliver Claypool, Lena Tallulah Claypool, Wynona's Big Brown Beaver, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Tommy the Cat, Santiago, Chile, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, Lena Tallulah Claypool, Cage Oliver Claypool
Music GroupsWynona's Big Brown Beaver, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Tommy the Cat, Santiago, Chile, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, Primus, Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, Duo de Twang, Oysterhead, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, Blind Illusion, Sausage, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Les Claypool's Fancy Band, Primus, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Duo de Twang, Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, Oysterhead, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, Blind Illusion, Sausage, Les Claypool's Fancy Band
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album, Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album
MoviesElectric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo, The Best of the Jammys: Vol. 2, Les Claypool: 5 Gallons of Diesel, Les Claypool: Fancy, Santiago, Chile, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo, Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story, Robot Chicken: Star Wars, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, Murders of Brandywine Theater, The Best of the Jammys: Vol. 2, Les Claypool: 5 Gallons of Diesel, Les Claypool: Fancy

Interesting Facts

1 Member, with Sean Lennon, of Claypool Lennon Delirium.
2 Lead singer, songwriter and bassist for Alternative Music group, Primus. [1996]
3 (2003-) Touring with Primus, after the 2-year break-up.
4 High-school friend of Metallica's Kirk Hammett.
5 Auditioned for bassist position in Metallica in 1986 after their previous bassist, Cliff Burton, was killed in a tour bus accident. Claypool didn't get the gig because his style was considered "too funky".
6 The original Primus members are Claypool, Jay Lane (drums) and Todd Huth (guitar). The side project band Sausage is a reunion of the original Primus members (who recorded the Primus demo "Sausage" before Lane and Huth left, hence the side project name).


1 Slap and Flemenco styles on bass


1 San Francisco is an interesting place. It's always been such a nice culturally diverse environment, which it still is, but there's a lot of money there now and a lot of dot com's so it's a little different than it used to be.
2 My favorite venues are the 2,000 seat theaters, like the Warfield. If there was a Warfield in every city, I would play it. That's all I would do. I love venues like that.
3 If I'm home and I come up with something, I'll try to record it, but a lot of the time I'll forget to. A lot of things go off into space and never come back 'cause I just don't remember them.
4 The bass is just the crayon that I picked out of the box. I'd probably be writing similar stuff if I played guitar or trumpet. The pictures I want to draw I do with this crayon I chose, which is the bass.
5 I've never been on the cover of 'Tiger Beat' magazine, let's put it that way. But that's not why you go see Primus. You don't go see Primus to see what kind of new clothing I'm wearing or what my new hairdo is.
6 You don't go see Primus to see what kind of new clothing I'm wearing or what my new hairdo is. You come to see Primus for the musical experience and the visual experience. I think, anyways. Maybe I'm wrong!
7 To me, if you're going to talk about funk, you have to go back to George Clinton and Bernie Worrell. Those guys are the giants. I've played with Bernie, and it was unreal. He's the master.
8 I think the world is very much embracing this whole concept of musicians going out and playing their instruments and playing music for music as opposed to music that has something to do with some form of image or imagery.
9 I don't really listen to bassists - not anymore. When I was younger, I listened to those guys and was trying to figure out everything they did. Nowadays, I draw inspiration from everybody.
10 I had one guy pretend to be me, go to a hotel room, and tell the people at the front desk that it was me, and then he went in and stole all of our luggage. There's always that eager beaver that wants to be a part of the team and comes off as a sticky fly.
11 The first film I made was when I was 13 and it was called 'The Dogs That Ate Detroit.' It starred my Saint Bernard Barney, and it was a killer thriller with oodles of special effects that were cutting edge for the time.
12 My heroes are guys like Frank Capra and Elia Kazan and Coen brothers and Terry Gilliam, more so than a lot of bass players at this point in my life. So I've always been an old-film nut and have very much enjoyed doing videos over the years.
13 I didn't realize Metallica was as big as they were. I just thought it was my buddy Kirk's band - we went to high school together. I wasn't really following metal.
14 Theaters are great. They're designed to sound good, not for basketball.
15 I have a very difficult time describing my music. Because I run into people in the hardware store and they go, 'Oh, you're a musician. So what kind of music do you play?' And I go, 'Uh, I've been doin' this for many years - I don't know what to call it.'
16 We've all had our thing. I listened to the Monkees when I was little kid.
17 Band chemistry is a tricky thing. If one guy isn't feeling right with the other guys, everything gets thrown off. When you get the personalities and the chemistry right, that's a grand slam.
18 Play as much as you can as often as you can with as many people as you can. That's how you learn and grow.
19 I think Phish will come back. I just think it's time for a breather.
20 I've just always had a soft spot for character actors.
21 I love character actors. If I'm switching channels, and something with Slim Pickens is on, or Walter Brennan, I'm stuck. I have to watch it.
22 Music in general is looking for something new overall.
23 I have a very difficult time describing my music.
24 You can't watch 'Dr. Strangelove' with commercials. That would be sacrilegious.
25 From my experience, moving through life, things tend to go in eight- to 10-year cycles. Friends, relationships and whatnot.
26 For me to do a project - I have a pretty successful solo career, so - for me to even want to do Primus, it had to be a creative step forward.
27 You might have a favorite book or film, but you can only watch or read it so many times before you have to let it sit and then go back and realize it's your favorite still. At some point everything gets a little stale and you have to step away from it.
28 You know, whenever somebody comes in, in any situation - whether it's a poker game or a bobsled team or a band - it's gonna change things. And sometimes significantly.
29 You know, there are times when you play a song over and over and over and you get a little tired of it and you let it sit for a while. It's like, you may love eating sushi, but if you eat it every single day, you're going to get a little tired of it.
30 I pretty much built a band out of the most incredible guys I could possibly find. I didn't really want a six-piece band, but it just ended up being a six-piece band because these guys are all awesome.
31 You know, people would always ask me, 'How long is Primus going to go on?' And I would say, 'Until it isn't fun anymore.' At the end of the '90s, it just wasn't fun anymore on many levels.
32 New Year's was insane! It was the best show I've ever played for New Year's.
33 I've had fish come up on stage, and it's pretty disgusting. I try and discourage that. I discourage anything flying up on stage, actually.
34 It's always hard to put your finger on what it is that makes Primus Primus.
35 As I've moved through life, I've found that I like things to be as casual and as spontaneous as possible when writing.
36 I never think about rhythm versus melody; I've always just played to what's in my head.
37 The end of the Nineties was an unhappy Primus camp. I hit a creative stagnation that wasn't helping us forward, and the personal elements, it just was time to stop.
38 For the past couple of years I've been pretty bored with music in general... just bored with it.
39 I've always said the bass just happens to be the crayon I picked out of the box. I'd still be drawing the same pictures... should I have picked trumpet or accordion or guitar, whatever it may be. The sounds in my head are still the same.
40 More than anything, I think the best thing you can do as an artist is just stay as true to yourself as possible and hope that your fan base will appreciate that.
41 I liked the name Frog Brigade because it lent itself to a lot of cool imagery with the whole frog thing.
42 Daniel Day-Lewis is my favorite actor walking the planet right now. He never ceases to amaze me.
43 Because nobody wanted to play bass, I was instantly in a band.
44 Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown onstage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing.
45 I enjoy my John Deere tractor quite a lot. It's a tool that I must use to keep Mother Nature at bay. I have all kinds of things encroaching on my property.
46 I like to open new doors and blaze new trails through the jungle and all that whatnot. What keeps me goin' all these years is changin' it up.
47 I'm a big believer in spontaneity.
48 In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Maverick Movie Award Maverick Movie Awards Best Soundtrack: Feature Pig Hunt (2008) Robert Mailer Anderson


Music Department

Robot Chicken 2005-2014 TV Series composer - 73 episodes
Pig Hunt 2008 musical director
Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2007 TV Short composer: theme music
The Devil Went Down to Georgia 1996 Short musician: bass / musician: vocals


One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World 2011 Video documentary writer: "Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers"
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III 2010 TV Movie writer: "Robot Chicken"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 writer: "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"
Pig Hunt 2008 performer: "Goblins in the Forest", "What you lookin' at Boy?", "Boonville Stomp", "Male Organ-Grinder" / writer: "Goblins in the Forest", "What you lookin' at Boy?", "Boonville Stomp", "Male Organ-Grinder"
South Park 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game writer: "JOHN THE FISHERMAN" - as Claypool
Barnyard 2006 lyrics: "Hittin' the Hay" / performer: "Hittin' the Hay"
Never Been Done: The Jon Comer Story 2004 Documentary "David Mackalaster"
The Challenge 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
ATV Offroad Fury 2001 Video Game writer: "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1999 Video Game writer: "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" - as Primus
Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity 1995 Video Game writer: "DMV", "Riddles are Abound Tonight"
Airheads 1994 lyrics: "Bastardizing Jellikit" - as Claypool
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode


TripTank 2015-2016 TV Series Caller / Lefty / Voice
The Murders of Brandywine Theater 2014 Moxxy (voice)
Pig Hunt 2008 Preacher
Electric Apricot 2006 Lapland 'Lapdog' Miclovich
Fish On 2006 Video
Primus Hallucino-Genetics Live 2004 2004 Video Bass, Vocals
The Hot Show 2002 TV Movie MC Amish Back-up Band
South Park 1998 TV Series Primus
Pink as the Day She Was Born 1997 Stevie
Kung Fu Rascals 1992 Sherriff of Ching Wa County
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 Primus


Robot Chicken 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II 2008 TV Short
Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2007 TV Short
Electric Apricot 2006
Kung Fu Rascals 1992


Electric Apricot 2006
Primus: Videoplasty 1998 Video documentary


Electric Apricot 2006


Electric Apricot 2006


Primus: Videoplasty 1998 Video documentary producer


Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone 2010 Documentary special thanks


Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents 2015 Documentary
SXSW Flashback 2014 2014 TV Movie Himself
Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story 2011 Documentary
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone 2010 Documentary Himself
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 2010 Documentary Himself, Primus
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009 TV Series Himself
Best of the Jammys, Volume Two 2007 Video Himself
Best of the Jammys, Volume One 2006 Video Himself
Blame It on the Fish 2006 Video documentary Himself on Bass / Vocals
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden 2006 TV Movie Himself
Nomad 2005 Documentary short Himself
AV Squad 2004 TV Series Himself
VH1 Goes Inside 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Themselves
Rising Low 2002 Documentary Himself
Lapdance 01 2001 Video Himself
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll 2001 Documentary Himself (Primus)
Primus: Videoplasty 1998 Video documentary Les Claypool
South Park (Chef: Behind the Menu) 1998 TV Short Himself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1996 TV Series Himself
The Anti Gravity Room 1995 TV Series Himself
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie Himself
Sex in the 90's 1990 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself

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