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Ronnie Van Zant Net Worth

Ronnie Van Zant Net Worth is
$2 Million

Ronnie Van Zant Biography

Ronnie Van Zant was an American business lead vocalist, and lyricist with around net worth of $2 million. Ronnie Van Zant produced the band Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1964. It composed by his close friends, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Larry Junstrom, and Bob Burns. The name of the band is normally a mock tribute


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRonnie Van Zant
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 15, 1948
DiedOctober 20, 1977, Gillsburg, Mississippi, United States, October 20, 1977, Gillsburg, Mississippi, United States
Height1.88 m, 1.88 m
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man, Singer, Songwriter, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man
EducationRobert E. Lee High School, Robert E. Lee High School
NationalityAmerican, American
SpouseJudy Seymour, Nadine Inscoe, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man, Judy Seymour, Nadine Inscoe, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man
ChildrenMelody Van Zant, Melody Van Zant
ParentsLacy Van Zant, Marion Virginia Hicks Van Zant, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man, Marion Virginia Hicks Van Zant, Lacy Van Zant, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man
SiblingsJohnny Van Zant, Donnie Van Zant, Joanne Morris Van Zant, Darlene Grant, Marlene Hodge, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Tuesday's Gone, Estero, FL, United States, Pompano Beach, FL, United States, Orlando, FL, United States, Johnny Van Zant, Donnie Van Zant, Joanne Morris Van Zant, Darlene Grant, Marlene Hodge, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man
Music GroupsLynyrd Skynyrd
MoviesFreebird... The Movie, Freebird... The Movie


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Was the subject of the 2001 Southern Rock Opera album by The Drive-by Truckers.
2 Planned to produce the debut album for fellow southern rockers Molly Hatchet, but was tragically killed in the plane crash before he could do so.
3 A character in the supernatural thriller called The Coffin (2010) was named after him, in his honor. One of the writers is a big Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.
4 The song "Free Bird" was written as a simple love song, but later came to be dedicated in concert to guitarist Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, who died in a motorcycle crash October 1971.
5 Brother Donnie was a founding member of rock band .38 Special. After Ronnie's death, his brother Johnny was hired to replace him in Lynyrd Skynyrd.
6 The first pressing of Lynyrd Skynyrd's final album "Street Survivors" showed a photo of the band members engulfed in flames on the cover. It had been on the market for only 3 days at the time of the band's plane crash, so it was recalled and replaced with a photo that originally appeared on the back cover. In both of the photos, Van Zant is wearing a Neil Young "Tonight's the Night" t-shirt (an album which thematically explores premature rock star death). "Street Survivors" was released on Monday October 17 1977, Ronnie died on Thursday October 20 1977, about 18.52 Central Daylight Time, according to the N.T.S.B. crash report.
7 His body has been moved to Riverside Memorial Park, however his original Memorial Mausoleum is still located at Jacksonville Memory Gardens.
8 One of his biggest sources of support was his father Lacy Van Zant. The elder Van Zant died on August 3, 2004 in Jacksonville, Florida of pulmonary problems. He was 89 years old.
9 Had a closed casket funeral. Many thought this to be because he was horribly disfigured or even decapitated during the 1977 plane crash. That is not true. Ronnie had a bruise about the size of a quarter on his temple (which was the cause of death - blunt head trauma). His wife, Judy, remembered that Ronnie once said he did not wish to have people "gawking" at his body, so she made it a closed casket funeral.
10 The song "I Take A lot Of Pride In What I Am" was played as Ronnie was laid to rest.
11 Ronnie was buried with his fishing pole and his trademark black hat.
12 Was buried next to Steve and Cassie Gaines at Jacksonville Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida
13 2 brothers: Johnny Van Zant and Donnie Van Zant.
14 The song "Freebird" is now played as a musical tribute in Ronnie's memory.
15 On June 29 2000, his grave was vandalized, this prompted his family to move his remains to an unknown location.
16 His grand-daughter is named after him.
17 Had 2 daughters: Tammy and Melody


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Long hair
2 Black cowboy hat
3 Soulful voice


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 BMI Cable Award BMI Film & TV Awards Mountain Men (2012)


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dazed and Confused 1993 writer: "Tuesday's Gone"
Kalifornia 1993 writer: "Freebird"
Rush 1991 writer: "Free Bird"
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mask 1985 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Knight Rider 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Pop 1981 writer: "Free Bird"
Blue Collar 1978 writer: "Saturday Night Special"
The Longest Yard 1974 writer: "Saturday Night Special"
Roadies 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
31 2016 writer: "That Smell"
Mike & Mike 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Woodlawn 2015 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama", "Simple Man"
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser 2015 Video writer: "Sweet Home Alabama", "Freebird"
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014 writer: "Free Bird"
A Free Bird 2014 lyrics: "Free Bird"
Independent Lens 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rick and Morty 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mountain Men 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 24 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
House of Cards 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary writer: "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama'
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Deuce and a Quarter 2012 Short writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
The Walking Dead 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Waterloo Road 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Baytown Outlaws 2012 writer: "Free Bird" - as Ronald Van Zant
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Californication 2008-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The House I Live In 2012 Documentary writer: "FREE BIRD"
Supernatural 2005-2011 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Hawaii Five-0 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Straw Dogs 2011 writer: "Gimme Three Steps"
Machine Gun Preacher 2011 writer: "Saturday Night Special" - as Ronald Van Zant
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Deliver-E 2010 Short writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Call Me Fitz 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
L'avocat 2010 writer: "Free Bird" - as Van Sant
Rich Hall's the Dirty South 2010 TV Movie documentary writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Despicable Me 2010 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
The Simpsons 1992-2010 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Angel Camouflaged 2010 writer: "Gimme Three Steps"
American Idol 2003-2010 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
50 años de 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Slow Southern Steel 2010 Documentary writer: "Free Bird" - as VanZant
Jeopardy! 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game writer: "Saturday Night Special"
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Beautiful Life: TBL 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halloween II 2009 writer: "What's Your Name?"
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game writer: "Tuesdays Gone"
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy 2009 TV Special documentary writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 Video Game writer: "Saturday Night Special"
Kosketuksessa 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Näin se tehtiin 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2005-2009 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Freedom Hall 2008 TV Movie writer: "What's Your Name?", "That Smell", "Simple Man", "Down South Jukin", "The Needle And The Spoon", "Ballad Of Curtis Loew", "Gimme Back My Bullets", "Tuesday's Gone", "Gimme Three Steps", "Sweet Home Alabama", "Free Bird"
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special 2008 TV Special documentary writer: "Free Bird" - uncredited
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: "Sweet Home Alabama Live"
An American Carol 2008 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
True Blood 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Speed Racer 2008 writer: "Free Bird"
Banda sonora 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Life 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild Hogs 2007 writer: "That Smell"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game writer: "FREEBIRD"
Canadian Idol 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 writer: "Gimme Three Steps" 1973
The Sopranos 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Elizabethtown 2005 writer: "Free Bird" 1973
The Devil's Rejects 2005 writer: "Saturday Night Special", "Free Bird"
The Longest Yard 2005 "Saturday Night Special"
Sahara 2005 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Free Bird" - as Ronald Vanzant
Surviving Christmas 2004 writer: "What's Your Name?"
Entourage 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 2004 Video Game "Sweet Home Alabama"
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience 2004 Documentary short writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
The Girl Next Door 2004 writer: "SWEET HOME ALABAMA"
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie 2003 Documentary lyrics: "Don't Ask Me No Questions" / music: "Don't Ask Me No Questions"
Sweet Home Alabama 2002 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
8 Mile 2002 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Will & Grace 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ash Wednesday 2002 writer: "Saturday Night Special", "Tuesday's Gone" - as Ronnie Van Zandt
Six Feet Under 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Run Ronnie Run 2002 writer: "Freebird"
The Shipping News 2001 writer: "What's Your Name"
Joe Dirt 2001 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama", "That Smell"
Blow 2001 writer: "That Smell"
Boycott 2001 TV Movie writer: "Home Sweet Alabama"
WWF Armageddon 2000 TV Special writer: "Sweet Home Alabama" - uncredited
Duets 2000 writer: "Free Bird"
Almost Famous 2000 writer: "Simple Man"
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Freaks and Geeks 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Accidents 2000 writer: "Freebird", "Freebird" uncredited
Zwei Männer am Herd 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boys Don't Cry 1999 writer: "Tuesday's Gone"
Outside Providence 1999 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama", "Free Bird"
That '70s Show 1998-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Joe the King 1999 writer: "Gimme Three Steps"
Radiofreccia 1998 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
No Looking Back 1998 writer: "What's Your Name?"
Excess Baggage 1997 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Con Air 1997 writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Prefontaine 1997 writer: "Tuesday's Gone"
Mysteriet på Greveholm 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Gilmore 1996 writer: "Tuesday's Gone"
Chicago Hope 1995-1996 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
To Die For 1995 writer: "SWEET HOME ALABAMA"
Crimson Tide 1995 writer: "SWEET HOME ALABAMA"
Forrest Gump 1994 "Free Bird" 1973, "Sweet Home Alabama" 1974
Total Balalaika Show 1994 Documentary lyrics: "Sweet Home Alabama" / writer: "Sweet Home Alabama"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live from Austin, TX 2006 Video

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1975 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd 2018 Documentary pre-production Himself
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Behind the Music 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Freebird... The Movie 1996 Documentary Himself
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