Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr.

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Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. Wiki Biography

Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr. was born on the 12th February 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA of Polish descent,. He was a musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, but probably best known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands in history. His career was active from 1961 to 2013, when he passed away.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ray Manzarek was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that Ray’s net worth was over $25 million, an amount most of which he acquired during his successful career in the entertainment industry. Another source came from the sales of his books.

Ray Manzarek spent his childhood in Chicago, where he was raised by his parents Helena and Raymod Manzarek, Sr. At the age of seven, he was first introduced to the piano and took piano lessons as he was growing up. He attended Everett Elementary School and matriculated from St. Rita of Cascia High School, after which he enrolled at DePaul University and graduated from the University’s College of Commerce in 1956 with a BA degree in Economics. After this, he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the film school at the University of California. However, he dropped out and spent his next couple of years as a prospective intelligence analyst for the Army Security Agency in Okinawa and Laos, before being discharged. In 1962 he decided to enroll again in the same program at the University of California, and received a M.F.A. degree in Cinematography three years later. At that time he met his future band co-founder, Jim Morrison.

Just forty days after finishing film school, Manzarek met Morrison purely by chance on Venice Beach in California. After hearing a few songs Morrison had written, the two of them decided to play together, and formed The Doors at that exact moment. They went on to hire Robby Krieger as a guitarist and John Densmore as a drummer. In the following years, The Doors released six studio albums, a live album and a compilation before the untimely death of Jim Morrison from a drug overdose in 1971. Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore continued to play as The Doors and released two more albums before they disbanded in 1973. Regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time, The Doors sold over 30 million albums in the USA, and over 100 million albums worldwide. They were the first American band to garner eight consecutive gold and platinum LP’s, and won many prestigious awards. The Door’s huge success certainly increased Manzarek’s net worth by a large margin.

After The Doors was disbanded, Manzarek went on to release solo albums, “The Golden Scarab” in 1973 and “The Whole Thing Started With Rock And Roll & Now It’s Out Of Control” in 1974, before forming the group Nite City, with which he released two albums, increasing further his net worth.

The surviving Doors members reunited a couple of years for various projects. Besides this, Manzarek collaborated with many other bands and musicians, including Iggy Pop, Echo and the Bunnymen, X, Weird Al Yankovich, Roy Rogers, Skrillex, etc. He also wrote and produced soundtracks for more than 100 film and TV titles. Additionally, he wrote, directed and produced several short and feature length films, all of which contributed a lot to his wealth.

In addition to music and film, he published an autobiography entitled “Light My Fire: My Life With The Doors” in 1998. He subsequently published two novels, “The Poet In Exile” in 2001, and “Snake Moon” in 2006, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Ray Manzarek married Dorothy Fujikawa in 1967. They had a son and three grandchildren. He passed away from a rare type of cancer at the age of 74, on the 20th May 2013 in Rosenheim, Germany.

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Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. Quick Info

Full NameRay Manzarek
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 12, 1939
DiedMay 20, 2013, Rosenheim, Germany
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height6′ 0½” (1.84 m)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television DePaul University
SpouseDorothy Manzarek m. 1967–2013
ChildrenPablo Manzarek
ParentsHelen Manzarek, Raymond Manzarek, Sr.
MoviesThe Doors: Dance on Fire, Love Her Madly 2000, The Doors – 30 Years Commemorative Edition, Deal of the Century, The Doors: Soundstage Performances, The Doors of the 21st Century: L.A. Woman Live, X: The Unheard Music

Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. Trademarks

  1. His glasses
  2. Would incorporate the works of Coltrane and other jazz artists into his organ solos. (The Coltrane allusion specifically refers to block and minor chord vamping behind long instrumental solos and is associated with Coltrane’s 1960 version of “My Favorite Things” and its influence on The Doors’ “Light My Fire”.)

Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. Quotes

  • I’m just a ’60s kind of guy. It’s all love and peace. People say all my playing still sounds like The Doors, but did I sound like The Doors or did The Doors sound like me?
  • [on collaborating with slide-guitar master Roy Rogers] It’s simple. You just change focus and adjust your mind. It’s as easy as taking off your Giants cap and putting on your Dodgers cap. Everybody loves a blues show. Republicans and Democrats, alike, love the blues.
  • I miss him [Jim Morrison] every day. What great company he was. Talk about going to the pub and having a couple of beers with the guy–Morrison was perfect. He’s been haunting me for some 40 years now, and I miss him every day.
  • When I got the call to say Jim [Jim Morrison] had died in Paris I refused to take it seriously. Our manager, Bill Siddons, flew to Paris to establish the truth–but by the time he got there Jim had been buried. The coroner said that death was due to a hemorrhage brought on by a heart attack, which was caused by taking a too-hot bath after a heavy drinking spree.
  • Johnny Depp has beatnik blood.
  • Maybe, maybe we can make the world a better place to live and to love and to get high…’cause it sure ain’t that now, man!

Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. Important Facts

  • He played keyboards on ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s “Craigslist”, his style parody of The Doors.
  • Manager was Tom Vitorino.
  • Longtime collaborator with Robby Krieger.
  • He and The Doors were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.
  • Grew up on the south side of Chicago.
  • Resides in Napa County, California.
  • Attended UCLA film school with fellow The Doors band member Jim Morrison–Ray for a Master of Fine Arts, Morrison for an undergraduate degree.
  • Is of Polish descent
  • Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Doors) in 1993.
  • Keyboard player with The Doors.

Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. Filmography

Less Than Zero1987lyrics: “Moonlight Drive” / music: “Moonlight Drive”Soundtrack
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentary writer: “FIVE TO ONE”Soundtrack
The Lost Boys1987producer: “People Are Strange”Soundtrack
Family Ties1987TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Miami Vice1985-1986TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
X: The Unheard Music1986Documentary writer: “Soul Kitchen”Soundtrack
Vagabond1985writer: “The Changeling”Soundtrack
Storm Riders1982Documentary writer: “Riders On The Storm”Soundtrack
Neighbors1981writer: “Hello, I Love You”Soundtrack
Taps1981writer: “Light My Fire”Soundtrack
American Pop1981writer: “People Are Strange”Soundtrack
Altered States1980writer: “Light My Fire” – uncreditedSoundtrack
More American Graffiti1979writer: “Light My Fire”Soundtrack
Top of the Pops1979TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?1979writer: “People Are Strange”Soundtrack
Hot Summer in the City1976writer: “Light My Fire” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Hitler’s Harlot1973writer: “Light My Fire” – uncreditedSoundtrack
The Midnight Special1973TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
One Pair of Eyes1972TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
In for Life1970writer: “Light My Fire” – uncreditedSoundtrack
The Coming Thing1970writer: “Hello, I Love You”, “Love Me Two Times”, “Five to One”, “End of the Night” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Handicap1968Short writer: “I Looked at You”, “End of the Night”Soundtrack
The Doors1968TV Special documentary performer: “Alabama Song”, “Back Door Man”, “Love Me Two Times”, “When the Music’s Over”, “The Unknown Soldier”Soundtrack
The Jonathan Winters Show1967TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Malibu U.1967TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Conan2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Minions2015writer: “Break On Through To the Other Side”Soundtrack
Strange Magic2015writer: “People Are Strange”Soundtrack
Rage2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Mike & Mike2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Tu cara me suena – Argentina2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Divorce2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Spise med Price2012TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Watch2012/Iwriter: “People Are Strange”Soundtrack
Californication2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Fringe2011TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
De wereld draait door2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Por Toda Minha Vida2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Glee2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Cold Case2005-2010TV Series writer – 3 episodesSoundtrack
BBC Electric Proms2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Taking Woodstock2009writer: “Maggie M’Gill” – as Raymond ManzarekSoundtrack
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game writer: “Five to One”Soundtrack
Being Erica2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Operación triunfo2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
60/902008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Spisok korabley2008Documentary writer: “Crystal ship”Soundtrack
Memòries de la tele2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Simpsons1999-2008TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Parashat Ha-Shavua2006-2007TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Banda sonora2007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Sopranos2007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Entourage2007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Eight2006TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006Video writer: “The End” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Kiss Me Again2006writer: “Feijoada”Soundtrack
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
American Wasteland2005Video Game writer: “Peace Frog”Soundtrack
X: Live in Los Angeles2005Video writer: “Soul Kitchen”Soundtrack
The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 19992005Video documentary writer: “Roadhouse Blues”Soundtrack
Ramones Raw2004Documentary writer: “Take It As It Comes” – as ManzarekSoundtrack
The Desire2004TV Series writer: “Light my fire”Soundtrack
Woyzeck2004TV Movie writer: “Light my Fire”Soundtrack
Medicopter 117 – Jedes Leben zählt2002TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Pop Idol2001TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Tatort2001TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Someone Like You…2001writer: “I’m a Tree”Soundtrack
Cast Away2000writer: “Light My Fire”Soundtrack
Girl, Interrupted1999writer: “Roadhouse Blues”Soundtrack
Me and Will1999writer: “Queen of the Highway”Soundtrack
Superstar1999“I’m a Tree”Soundtrack
That ’70s Show1999TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Waterboy1998writer: “Peace Frog”Soundtrack
The X Files1998producer: “Crystal Ship” / writer: “Crystal Ship”Soundtrack
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train1998writer: “Break On Through To the Other Side”Soundtrack
The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Vol. 61995TV Movie documentary writer: “When the Music’s Over”Soundtrack
Strange Days1995performer: “Strange Days”Soundtrack
The Basketball Diaries1995writer: “Riders On The Storm”Soundtrack
Nico Icon1995Documentary writer: “The End”Soundtrack
Mistah1994writer: “Hello, I Love You”, “The Unknown Soldier”, “Riders On The Storm”, “Break On Through To The Other Side”, “The End”Soundtrack
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1994TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Koskenkorva Cowboys1992writer: “Light My Fire”, “Hello I Love You”Soundtrack
Palm Harbor Vice1991writer: “L.A. Woman”Soundtrack
Air America1990writer: “Love Me Two Times”Soundtrack
The Jeff Healey Band: See the Light – Live from London1989Video writer: “Roadhouse Blues”Soundtrack
Casualties of War1989writer: “Hello, I Love You”Soundtrack
Road House1989writer: “Roadhouse Blues”Soundtrack
The Wonder Years1988-1989TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
True Believer1989writer: “Crystal Ship”Soundtrack
The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’682012DocumentaryDirector
Love Her Madly2000Director
Light My Fire: Ray Manzarek – A Return to the Whisky a Go Go2000Video documentaryDirector
The Doors Collection1999Video documentaryDirector
The Best of the Doors1997VideoDirector
The Doors: The Soft Parade1991Video documentaryDirector
The Doors: Live in Europe 19681991Video documentaryDirector
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl1987Video documentaryDirector
The Doors: Dance on Fire1985Video documentary creative directorDirector
The Poet in Exilepre-productionComposer
Rebel Roar: The Sound of Michael McClure2008Video shortComposer
VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentary 1 episodeComposer
The Doors Collection1999Video documentaryComposer
The Doors: The Doors Are Open1968TV Movie documentaryComposer
The Poet in Exilebased on the novel by pre-productionWriter
Love Her Madly2000Writer
The Poet in Exileexecutive producer pre-productionProducer
Light My Fire: Ray Manzarek – A Return to the Whisky a Go Go2000Video documentary executive producerProducer
Feast of Friends1970Documentary producerProducer
Deal of the Century1983Charlie SimboActor
Induction1965ShortRay (uncredited)Actor
VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentary musician – 1 episodeMusic Department
A Boy and His Dog1975musicianMusic Department
The Doors: Dance on Fire1985Video documentary concept / creative directorMiscellaneous
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams2010special thanksThanks
The Banger Sisters2002thanksThanks
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself – Keyboardist, The Doors (In Memoriam) (credit only)Self
When Albums Ruled the World2013TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Napa Valley Dreams2013Documentary shortKeyboardist, The DoorsSelf
The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin – The Story of LA Woman2012HimselfSelf
A Norml Life2011DocumentaryHimself – AuthorSelf
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Beatles Stories2011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
I’m in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together2009VideoHimselfSelf
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire2009VideoHimselfSelf
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin’2009VideoHimselfSelf
Sex in ’69: The Sexual Revolution in America2009HimselfSelf
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History – 1960’s2009Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History – The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical2009Video documentaryHimselfSelf
The Reinactors2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
9am with David & Kim2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The UCLA Dynasty2007TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Breaking the Rules2006DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Drug Years2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfSelf
An Ox’s Tale: The John Entwistle Story2006DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Doors of the 21st Century: L.A. Woman Live2004VideoHimselfSelf
Temples of Rock2003TV Movie documentaryHostSelf
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself – The DoorsSelf
The Definitive Elvis: 25th Anniversary2003Video documentaryHimself – Keyboards: The DoorsSelf
The Doors: Soundstage Performances2002Video documentaryHimself – Interviewee / keyboardsSelf
Venice: Lost and Found2002DocumentarySelf
When Hippies Ruled the World2002DocumentarySelf
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years – Part I: 1956-19612002Video documentaryHimselfSelf
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years – Part II: 1962-19692002Video documentaryHimselfSelf
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years2002Video documentarySelf
VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentaryHimself – The DoorsSelf
Light My Fire: Ray Manzarek – A Return to the Whisky a Go Go2000Video documentaryHimself – Host & MusicianSelf
The Third Mind2000DocumentarySelf
The Doors Collection1999Video documentaryHimselfSelf
The Adam and Joe Show1999TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Best of the Doors1997VideoKeyboardsSelf
Feed Your Head1997Documentary shortHimself (Interview)Self
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997DocumentaryHimself (The Doors)Self
The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Vol. 11995TV Movie documentaryHimself (The Doors)Self
The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Vol. 61995TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Doors: The Soft Parade1991Video documentaryHimself (Keyboards)Self
The Full Moon Show1991TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Doors: Live in Europe 19681991Video documentaryHimself (keyboards)Self
X-Large1991TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Turtles: Happy Together1991VideoHimselfSelf
Hard ‘N Heavy Volume 121991Video documentaryHimselfSelf
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl1987Video documentaryHimself (keyboards)Self
X: The Unheard Music1986DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Doors: Dance on Fire1985Video documentaryHimself (keyboards)Self
No One Here Gets Out Alive: A Tribute to Jim Morrison1981Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Beat-Club1972TV SeriesSelf
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto1971Video documentaryHimself in the Limousine (uncredited)Self
Feast of Friends1970DocumentaryHimself (The Doors)Self
The Doors: The Doors Are Open1968TV Movie documentaryHimself – keyboards (as Ray Daniel Manzarek)Self
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1968TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
The Doors1968TV Special documentaryHimself – MusicianSelf
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimselfSelf
New American Bandstand 19651967TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Breaking Through the Lens2014DocumentaryArchive Footage
The Doors: R-Evolution2014Archive Footage
The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’682012DocumentaryArchive Footage
Echoes from the Bowl2012Documentary shortArchive Footage
Reworking the Doors2012Documentary shortArchive Footage
You Had to Be There2012Documentary shortArchive Footage
The Doors: When You’re Strange2009DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Banda sonora2007TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself – The DoorsArchive Footage
The Music of Apocalypse Now2006Video documentary shortHimselfArchive Footage
Musikprogrammet – programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Ed Sullivan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats2003VideoHimself (as The Doors)Archive Footage
The Road of Excess1997Video documentary shortHimselfArchive Footage
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Rock ‘N’ Roll Goldmine: The Sixties1986Documentary shortHimself (The Doors)Archive Footage