Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is a legendary musician, classical guitarist, actor, composer, and songwriter-singer. He is known worldwide as the founder of the rock band Alice in Chains. During the 1990s, the band starts receiving international fame. As Alice’s lead singer in Chains, Jerry released several albums named Black Gives Way to Blue, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, and Rainier Fog.

In 1998, the singer released his solo album Boggy Depot. He collaborated with several artists named Heart, Ozzy Osbourne, Circus of Power, Metal Church, Glenn Hughes, Duff McKagan, Deftones, Danzig, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

In 2014 Guitar World magazine ranked Cantrell as the 38th in the list of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time. The guitarist provided his soundtrack in John Wick: Chapter 2, Dark Nights Metal, and The Cable Guy. In 1996, she made her cameo movies named Jerry Maguire and Deadwood: The Movie.

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Biography and Early Life

In Tacoma, Washington, Jerry was born to Gloria Jean Cantrell and Jerry Cantrell Sr on March 18, 1966. The actor was raised in Spanaway. He is the eldest child of his parents. His mother worked as an assistant in Clover Park School District, and his father was an army veteran.

He appeared with his father on the music video of Rooster. The parents of Jerry separated when he was only seven years old. The artist starts playing electric guitar when he was 17 years old. He takes inspiration from artists named Jimi Hendrix, Ace Frehley, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, K.K Downing, David Gilmour, and Elton John.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jerry Cantrell in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jerry Cantrell’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 18 March 1966. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 182cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


He studied at a high school located in Spanaway Lake High School.  He got a guitar lesson from his mom’s boyfriend.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

The singer never married in life. He did not have any children. On May 03, 2001, the actor broke his left hand while playing football. Jerry went to shoulder service twice. Since 2003, the musician is sober.

Is Jerry Cantrell Gay?

The sexual personality of Jerry Cantrell is straight.

Professional Career

The singer dropped out of college so that he can join a band with friends. He starts working in Arnold and Morgan Music Company. In 1986, he started a band named Diamond Lie. It contains artists like Scott Damon, Drummer Bobby Nesbitt, and Matt Muasau. The band began performing in local clubs.

At age 20, the singer did the various job so that he can support himself financially. In 1987, he met Alice N Chains lead singer Layne Staley 1987. The musicians attended Guns N’ Roses concert in 1987. The singer became the lead guitarist of the band Alice, in Chains in the 1990s. After the death of singer Layne Staley, the musicians start leading the band.

During the 1990s, the band became successful and sold more than 20 million records worldwide. In 1990, the group released its debut album Facelift. It received double-platinum by the RIAA. The EP Sap of the band was released in February 1992. The EP features guest vocals of artist Ann Wilson. The second album, Dirt released in September 1992.

They released their second EP, Jar of Flies, in 1994. It ranked no-1 on the Billboard 200. In 1994, the group announced their broke and cancellation of the tour. The band’s third album was released in 1995. It includes songs like Grind, Over Now, and Heaven Beside You. In 1996, Jerry’s single song, Leave Me Alone, was released in 1996.

The debut album Boggy Depot of the singer was released on April 01, 1998. The album was released by Boggy Bottom Publishing company. It contains tracts like Cut You In, My Song, and Dickey. During 2009 and 2010, the singer was the owner of a rock bar named Dead Man’s hand located in Las Vegas. In 2020, he became the brand ambassador of brand Gibson.


Jerry Cantrell is a legendry singer who received several in his career. The singer managed to win 16 awards in 48 nominations. In 1991, the actor won Concrete Foundation Awards. Other awards received by Jerry are Fryderyk Awards,  Kerrang! Awards, Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Music Cares Map Fund Awards, Ultimate Guitar Awards, and many more.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jerry Cantrell in 2021

As of 2021, The estimated net award of Jerry Cantrell is $40 million. He is known as the lead guitarist and co-lead singer of Alice in Chains. He created the majority of wealth from his music career.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

The singer has given several memorable songs to the fans. Jerry supports several organizations like Music for Relief, Autism Speaks, Rock against MS Foundation, and Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation.


Facts of Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr.

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJerry Fulton Cantrell Jr.
  • birthplaceTacoma, Washington, United States
  • Date of Birth March 18, 1966
  • Age 57 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionNA
  • net worth$40 million
  • professionSinger, Songwriter, Composer, Classical Guitarist, Record Producer, and Actor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg, In Pounds – 154 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 182 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolClover Park School District

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