Jello Biafra

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Jello Biafra Wiki Biography

Eric Reed Boucher was born on the 17th June 1958, in Boulder, Colorado USA, and as Jello Biafra is most famous as a former member of Dead Kennedys, San Francisco’s punk rock band in which he served as the lead singer as well as a songwriter. Jello Biafra is also the co-founder of independent record label Alternative Tentacles. Besides music, Jello is also known as a member of the Green Party of the United States, including being its candidate for the 2000 Presidential election.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this uncommon man has accumulated so far? How rich Jello Biafra is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Jello Biafra’s net worth, as of late 2016, is $500,000 and includes ownership of an independent record label Alternative Tentacles. It has all been primarily acquired throughout his music career, which has been active since 1976.

Jello Biafra was born to Virginia, a librarian, and psychiatric social worker Stanley Wayne Boucher, and is of mostly American descent, but also has some Jewish ancestry. Jello’s interest in music and politics dates back to his early childhood when he started listening to rock music, and passionately watched the news. He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied acting and the history of Paraguay, however, he abandoned formal education in order to pursue a music career. In late 1976, Jello joined the punk rock group The Ravers (later renamed to The Nails), as a member of its road crew. Soon after, Jello teamed up with John Greenway’s The Healers, a local band infamous for its rather improvised lyrics and specifically “avant garde” style. These engagements marked the beginning of Jello Biafra’s music career and provided the basis for his overall net worth.

In 1978, Jello Biafra alongside East Bay Ray founded the Dead Kennedys. In the beginning he used the stage name Occupant, but soon afterwards he changed it to the now widely known Jello Biafra, a mix of Jell-o, the brand name of gelatin desserts and Biafra, a shortened version of the Republic of Biafra, a short-lived breakaway Nigerian state.

Besides being the frontman of the band, Jello also wrote the band’s songs, with the nature of his lyrics being quite political and sociological with a vast dose of criticism and sarcasm. In 1979, the band’s first single “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables” hit the charts. However, due to the song’s controversial lyrics the band faced distribution problems, so Jello Biafra decided to found his own, independent record label in 1979 – Alternative Tentacles – and in 1980 the band’s debut same-named studio album was released. This venture added to Jello’s overall net worth.

Jello Biafra and the Dead Kennedys caught the focus of the media when in 1985 they released their “Frankenchrist” album featuring H.R. Giger’s Work 219: Landscape XX as the album cover. This unique painting of rows of penises in anal intercourse brought Jello to court as he faced the “harmful matters to minors” distribution charges. Prior to the 1986 Kennedys’ breakup, the band released four studio albums in total including, apart from those mentioned above, “Plastic Surgery Disasters” (1982) and “Bedtime for Democracy” (1986) including several hit singles such as “California Über Alles” and “Holiday in Cambodia”. All these engagements helped Jello Biafra to earn controversial status among artists as well as to increase his overall net worth.

Apart from his music career, during which he has also performed with Lard, D.O.A. and The Melvins, Jello Biafra also made some efforts towards politics. In 1979 he ran for mayor of San Francisco, with his platform including several rather unconventional points, such as forcing businessman to wear clown suits, citywide ban of motor vehicles and holding auctions for high-ranking government positions. Although ironic and unusual, Jello Biafra was ranked No.4 among the top 10 candidates. In 2000, Jello Biafra was drafted as the New York State Green Party’s presidential candidate, but bowed to Ralph Nader.

When it comes to his personal life, Jello Biafra was married to Theresa Soder, the lead singer of punk band The Situations, known under her stage name Ninotchka. The marriage, which began with a wedding ceremony held in a graveyard, lasted from 1981 to 1986. Jello Biafra currently lives in San Francisco, California.

IMDB Wikipedia ‘Grindhouse’ (2007) $500 $500000 000 1.75 m 11 1958 1958-6-17 5′ 9″ (1.75 m) 958-6-17 Actor American Boulder Boulder High School Colorado Composer Eric Reed Boucher Gemini Jello Biafra Jello Biafra Net Worth Julie J. Boucher June 17 Natural Born Killers (1994) Ninotchka Politician Rango (2011) Santa Cruz Singer Songwriter Soundtrack Stanley Boucher The Social Network (2010) Under Review United States University of California USA Virginia Boucher

Jello Biafra Quick Info

Full NameJello Biafra
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthJune 17, 1958
Place Of BirthBoulder, Colorado, United States
Height1.75 m
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Politician, Actor
EducationBoulder High School, University of California, Santa Cruz
NationalityAmerican
SpouseNinotchka
ParentsStanley Boucher, Virginia Boucher
SiblingsJulie J. Boucher
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/jbiafra/
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0080470/
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/jello-biafra-mn0000322642
Music GroupsHoliday in Cambodia, Nazi Punks Fuck Off, California Über Alles, Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Lard, Teenage Time Killers, Revolting Cocks, The No WTO Combo, Pigface
MoviesTapeheads, Terminal City Ricochet, Bikini Bandits Experience, Lovedolls Superstar, Skulhedface, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, American Drug War: The Last White Hope, Highway 61, Anarchism in America, Retardead, X: The Unheard Music, Plaster Caster, Death & Texas, Body Count: Murder 4 Hire, Pan…

Jello Biafra Quotes

  • For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground.
  • If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve.
  • Don’t HATE the media, BECOME the media!

Jello Biafra Important Facts

  • Subject of the song “Jello Biafra” by Wesley Willis.
  • In 1979 he founded the record label Alternative Tentacles in San Francisco, CA.
  • The Dead Kennedys’s 1980 debut album “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables” is recognized as an influential and seminal album in the early 80’s punk rock scene.
  • When running for mayor of San Francisco in 1979 his election slogan was, “There’s Always Room for Jello”.
  • In 1979, he ran for Mayor of San Francisco, California under his stage name, originally as a “gag’ candidate, then as a serious one. His campaign platform included requiring all police officers to live in the neighborhoods they were assigned to patrol. He finished 4th in a field of 10 candidates, with 4% of the popular vote. Shortly afterwords, a law was passed in that city prohibiting running for public office under an assumed name.
  • Levi’s allegedly asked to use the introduction of the song “Holiday in Cambodia” for a commercial. However, the offer was never considered as Jello disagreed with many of Levi’s practices at that time.
  • Involved in Lard project with Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker (of Ministry).
  • After leaving Dead Kennedys he formed the band Lard.
  • Chose his pseudonym as a commentary on starvation. “Jello” is based on “Jell-o”, a brand of gelatin dessert with no natural nutritional value. Biafra was a section of eastern Nigeria that proclaimed independence in 1967. All transport was closed off to the breakaway republic by Nigeria, and mass starvation caused the country to collapse in 1970.
  • He and the ex-members of Dead Kennedys have a very bitter relationship.
  • He was sued in 2001 by ex-members of Dead Kennedys for past royalties and access to The Dead Kennedys’ back catalog.
  • His home was raided shortly after the release of Dead Kennedys album, “Frankenchrist” by police. The album outraged religious conservatives, who claimed that it disseminated harmful material to minors. He tells a story about this incident on his spoken word CD, “No More Cocoons”.
  • Was very bitter that Dead Kennedys song, “Holiday In Cambodia” was used for a Levi’s commercial in 2001. He made statements saying that Levi’s uses unfair business practices and sweatshop labor.
  • Is on an F.O.P. (Fraternal Order Of Police) boycott list for his support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, along with other musicians and celebrities.
  • In addition to running for mayor, he also tried to run for President in 2000. He named convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as his running mate. It was merely a publicity stunt for activism on Mumia Abu Jamal’s behalf, as his case is believed by some to be a frame-up and is very controversial.

Jello Biafra Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Democracy Now!2016TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
American Honey2016writer: “I Kill Children” – as Eric BoucherSoundtrack
Green Room2015writer: “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” – as Eric BoucherSoundtrack
I Love You… I am The Porn Queen2013Short “Dot Com Monte”, “Invasion of the Mindsnatchers”Soundtrack
Catalunya über alles!2011writer: “California über alles”Soundtrack
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth2011Documentary writer: “Stealing People’s Mail”Soundtrack
Rango2011writer: “FORKBOY”Soundtrack
I Melt with You2011writer: “Holiday in Cambodia”Soundtrack
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010Documentary performer: “Love Me I’m a Liberal”Soundtrack
The Social Network2010writer: “California Uber Alles”Soundtrack
Nitro Circus2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: “Holiday in Cambodia”Soundtrack
Planet Terror2007writer: “Too Drunk To Fuck”Soundtrack
Grindhouse2007writer: “Too Drunk to Fuck”Soundtrack
Punk’s Not Dead2007Documentary writer: “Holiday in Cambodia”Soundtrack
American Wasteland2005Video Game writer: “California Über Alles”Soundtrack
Fierce People2005writer: “Kill the Poor”Soundtrack
The Manchurian Candidate2004“Kinky Sex Makes the World Go Round”Soundtrack
Wie Feuer und Flamme2001writer: “California über alles”Soundtrack
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater1999Video Game writer: “Police Truck”Soundtrack
SLC Punk!1998writer: “Kill the Poor”Soundtrack
The Big One1997Documentary performer: “Convoy in the Sky” 1994Soundtrack
The Second Coming1997Short performer: “Are you Drinkin’ with me Jesus”Soundtrack
Sepultura: Third World Chaos1995Video documentary writer: “Holiday In Cambodia”Soundtrack
Natural Born Killers1994writer: “Forkboy”Soundtrack
Terminal City Ricochet1990as J. Biafra, Biafra, “Falling Space Junk Hold the Anchovies!”, “That’s Progress”, “Message From Our Sponsor/Object-Subject” / lyrics: “Message From Our Sponsor/Object-Subject” – as J. BiafraSoundtrack
Tapeheads1988writer: “In Sight”Soundtrack
Lovedolls Superstar1986writer: “One Way Ticket to Pluto” – as J. BiafraSoundtrack
Dead Kennedys: DMPO’s on Broadway1985Video documentary writer: “Police Truck”, Hop With The Jet Set, A Child and his Lawnmower, Moral Majority, MTV Get Off The Air, Life Sentance, Jock O Rama, Goons of Hazard, Riot, Bleed For Me, Nazi Punks Fuck Off, We’ve Got a Bigger Problem NowSoundtrack
Class1983writer: “Holidays In Cambodia” – as Eric R. BoucherSoundtrack
A Night at Halsted’s1982writer: “Holiday in Cambodia” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Neighbors1981writer: “Holiday In Cambodia” – uncreditedSoundtrack
An American in Texas2016completedMayorActor
Portlandia2014TV SeriesPunkActor
The Hipster Games: Blowing Smoke2013ShortPresident JelloActor
I Love You… I am The Porn Queen2013ShortFrancis Alexander / SydActor
Lucifer’s Crewcut2011ShortJello BiafraActor
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf: Sector 22009Video GameOberzögersdorf White TrashActor
Retardead2008VideoMayor Anton SinclaireActor
Death and Texas2004Prison spokesmanActor
Bikini Bandits2002VideoEvil Porn DirectorActor
The Widower1999Vance / SatanActor
Virtue1999/IIVR Poker DealerActor
The Best of Flipside Video #31995VideoDead KennedysActor
Skulhedface1994VideoBoss GlomActor
Highway 611991Customs Agent #1Actor
Terminal City Ricochet1990Bruce CoddleActor
Tapeheads1988FBI Man #1Actor
Lovedolls Superstar1986Mr. PresidentActor
An American in Texas2016completedComposer
We Live Through These Times1999Documentary shortComposer
Hit So Hard2011Documentary thanksThanks
Wesley Willis’s Joyrides2008Documentary special thanksThanks
Counter Convention: A Free New York Special2005Documentary special thanksThanks
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy2004Video documentary special thanksThanks
The American Astronaut2001special thanks – as Jello BiaffraThanks
Save the Headwater’s Forests1997TV Movie documentary special thanksThanks
The Industrial Musicals Movie2018Documentary filmingHimselfSelf
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk2017Documentary completedHimselfSelf
The Secret Syde: I See Through Your MindDocumentary filmingHimselfSelf
The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale2016DocumentarySelf
The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead2015DocumentarySelf
Records Collecting Dust2015DocumentaryJello BiafraSelf
Never Turn Your Back on Sparks2014DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Riot on the Dance Floor2014DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey2014DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Heino – Made in Germany2013TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Art of Punk2013TV Series documentarySelf
Clockwork Orange County2012Video documentarySelf
A Band Called Death2012DocumentaryHimself / IntervieweeSelf
VHK – akik móresre tanították a halált2012DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Bloodied But Unbowed: Uncut2011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Freaks in Love2011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Fix: The Ministry Movie2011/IDocumentaryHimselfSelf
Wild Thing2010DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010DocumentaryFriend / MusicianSelf
Sounds Like a Revolution2010DocumentarySelf
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Weird World of Blowfly2010DocumentaryHimselfSelf
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within2010DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Open Your Mouth and Say… Mr. Chi Pig2009DocumentaryHimselfSelf
American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art2009DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Open the Debates: Super Rally in Denver, CO 20082008VideoHimselfSelf
Nerdcore Rising2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Wesley Willis’s Joyrides2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
American Drug War: The Last White Hope2007DocumentaryHimself – ActivistSelf
Punk’s Not Dead2007DocumentaryHimself – Dead KennedysSelf
Soft Focus2007TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
924 Gilman Street2007DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Counter Convention: A Free New York Special2005DocumentaryHimself – IntervieweeSelf
Body Count: Murder for Hire2005Video documentaryInterview subjectSelf
Punk: Attitude2005DocumentaryHimselfSelf
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen2005DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself – IntervieweeSelf
Politically Incorrect2002TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Plaster Caster2001DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style2001DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Ministry: Tapes of Wrath2000VideoHimselfSelf
Equinox2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Trade Off2000DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore1998HimselfSelf
We’re Outta Here!1997Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Sepultura: Third World Chaos1995Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimselfSelf
Ministry: In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up1990VideoHimselfSelf
The Oprah Winfrey Show1990TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Dead Kennedys: The Early Years1987Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
X: The Unheard Music1986DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Dead Kennedys: DMPO’s on Broadway1985Video documentaryHimself (Dead Kennedys vocalist)Self
Anarchism in America1983DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Urgh! A Music War1981DocumentaryHimself – Dead KennedysSelf
Randale und Liebe1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Dead Kennedys)Self
This Is America Part 21980DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself – The Dead KennedysArchive Footage
USA the Movie2005VideoHimselfArchive Footage
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage