William Harrison Withers

William Harrison Withers

William Harrison Withers’s net worth is $25 Million. Also know about William Harrison Withers bio, salary, height, age weight, relationship, and more …

William Harrison Withers Wiki Biography

  • William Harrison Withers, Jr, was born in Slab Fork, West Virginia, USA, on July 4, 1938. 
  • He is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for his hit songs such as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean On Me,” among others. 
  • Bill’s net worth is valued at $25 million, according to reputable sources, a sum gained through his prosperous career as a musician in the entertainment industry. 
  • His net worth has also benefited from his entrepreneurial experience, founding a Beverly Hills-based publishing firm. 
  • As his father was a miner, and his mother a housekeeper, Bill grew up in Beckley, the youngest of six children in a hard-working household. 
  • Bill suffered a stutter as a child, which had a negative influence on his growing up, as he could not make any friends, and was often the object of other children’s ridicule. 
  • To make matters worse, when Bill was just 13 years old, his father died. 
  • Nonetheless, Bill never surrendered, and he entered the US Navy when he became eligible, which helped him overcome his stuttering. 
  • He worked for nine years in the navy, and he became interested in music upon discharge and began composing and recording songs. 
  • In the early 1970s, Bill’s music career started when he was discovered by Clarence Avant, the owner of Sussex Records, who signed him after an audition. 
  • Booker T. Jones recorded Bill’s first album, entitled “Just As I Am” and it came out in 1971, spawning hits like “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Grandma’s Hands.” 
  • Many musicians, including Aloe Blacc, Ed Sheeran, Anthony Hamilton, and Michael McDonald, among others, held a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall for Bill in 2015, and Bill was in the crowd, appearing with the musicians for a brief time on stage. 
  • The main goal of the concert was to recreate the “Live at Carnegie Hall” album by Bill, released in 1973, but they also played songs that were not included in the original collection. 
  • Bill has won several prestigious awards thanks to his abilities, including many Grammy awards, and a Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award in 2006 from the American Society of Composers, Writers, and Publishers. 
  • In addition, in 2005 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and in 2015 he was also inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. 
  • As for his personal life, since 1976, Bill has been married to Marcia Johnson, with whom he has a son and a daughter. 
  • From 1973 until 1974, he was previously married to Denise Nichols. 
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  • 1976) Musician Record producer Singer-songwriter Singers Slab Fork United States West Virginia William Harrison Withers Jr. United States of America 

William Harrison Withers Quick Info

Full NameBill Withers
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 4, 1938
Place Of BirthSlab Fork, West Virginia, United States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Musician, Record producer
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseMarcia Johnson (m. 1976), Denise Nicholas (m. 1973–1974)
ChildrenKori Withers, Todd Withers, Ain’t No Sunshine – Single Version, Lean On Me, Lovely Day
ParentsMattie Rose Withers, William Harrison Withers Sr., Ain’t No Sunshine – Single Version, Lean On Me, Lovely Day
NicknamesBill Whinters , Bill Whiters , Bill Whithers , William Harrison Withers Jr. , William Harrison Withers, Jr.
AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Ain’t No Sunshine – Single Version, Lean On Me, Lovely Day
NominationsGrammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Ain’t No Sunshine – Single Version, Lean On Me, Lovely Day
MoviesRemember: The ’70s Greatest Hits Live, Super Soul Session

William Harrison Withers Quotes

  • I write and sing about whatever I’m able to understand and feel. I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you.

William Harrison Withers Important Facts

  • Was twenty-seven when he decided to pursue a career in music.
  • Served nine years in the U.S. Navy.
  • Was working in a factory when he made his first album and didn’t quit when it became successful as he didn’t know how long his career would be.
  • His composition “Lean On Me” was adopted as a hymn by the Unitarian-Universalist Association and appears in their supplemental hymnal “Singing the Journey” (Hymn # 1021).
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2005 in New York City alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Steve Cropper, John Fogerty, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

William Harrison Withers Filmography

Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Black Mirror2016TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Atlanta2016TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Secret Life of Pets2016performer: “Lovely Day” / writer: “Lovely Day”Soundtrack
Containment2016TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
American Crime StoryTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2016 writer – 1 episode, 2016Soundtrack
ScandalTV Series performer – 4 episodes, 2013 – 2016 writer – 4 episodes, 2013 – 2016Soundtrack
Southside with You2016performer: “Moanin and Groanin'” / writer: “Moanin and Groanin'”Soundtrack
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Ash vs Evil DeadTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 2015Soundtrack
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal StreetTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 2015Soundtrack
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer – 2 episodes, 1976 – 2015 performer – 1 episode, 1976Soundtrack
Colonia2015performer: “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE” / writer: “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE”Soundtrack
Today at Wimbledon2015TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Wimbledon2015TV Series performer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Deutschland 83TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 2015Soundtrack
Sense82015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Mike & MikeTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2014 – 2015 writer – 2 episodes, 2014 – 2015Soundtrack
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Empire2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2015TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
The Wedding Ringer2015writer: “Lean On Me”Soundtrack
New GirlTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2014 writer – 1 episode, 2014Soundtrack
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2014 writer – 1 episode, 2014Soundtrack
The Rover2014writer: “Pretty Girl Rock” – as WithersSoundtrack
The Voice2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
La força de la vida. El making of del disc i del llibre de La Marató2013TV Movie writer: “Quan te’n vas no brilla el sol”Soundtrack
Die große Chance2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Xtra Factor2011-2013TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
The X Factor2004-2013TV Series writer – 11 episodesSoundtrack
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer – 3 episodes, 2007 – 2013 performer – 2 episodes, 2007 – 2013Soundtrack
Rude Tube2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Heat2013/Iperformer: “Lonely Town, Lonely Street” / writer: “Lonely Town, Lonely Street”Soundtrack
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
A Current Affair2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Ray Donovan2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Decoding Annie Parker2013writer: “Lean On Me”Soundtrack
Raising Hope2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The SimpsonsTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 1995 – 2013 writer – 2 episodes, 1995 – 2013Soundtrack
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary writer: “Lean On Me”Soundtrack
Miranda2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Flight2012/Iperformer: “Ain’t No Sunshine” / writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
Pitch Perfect2012writer: “No Diggity”, “Riff Off: medley” uncreditedSoundtrack
Perception2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Inspector George GentlyTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012Soundtrack
El donante2012TV Mini-Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Chelsea LatelyTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2012 music – 1 episode, 2012Soundtrack
Girls2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Apprentice2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Dancing with the Stars2005-2012TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
American Idol2002-2012TV Series writer – 6 episodesSoundtrack
The House I Live In2012Documentary performer: “GRANDMA’S HANDS” / writer: “GRANDMA’S HANDS”Soundtrack
I Don’t Know How She Does It2011performer: “Lovely Day” / writer: “Lovely Day” – as William WithersSoundtrack
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2011 writer – 1 episode, 2011Soundtrack
Drop Dead Diva2011TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Britain’s Got Talent2011TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Dancing Stars2011TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Glee Encore2011Video writer: “Lean On Me”Soundtrack
Paul2011“JUST THE TWO OF US” / performer: “JUST THE TWO OF US”Soundtrack
Late Show with David Letterman2010-2011TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero2011Documentary writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
Todd’s Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
127 Hours2010“Lovely Day” / performer: “Lovely Day”Soundtrack
Lifted2010writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
She’s Out of My League2010performer: “Use Me” / writer: “Use Me”Soundtrack
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentary writer: “Lean On Me”Soundtrack
CSI: NYTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2009 writer – 1 episode, 2009Soundtrack
Glee2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Tony Hawk: Ride2009Video performer: “Lovely Day”Soundtrack
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Street Music2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
David Garrett Live in Berlin2009TV Movie writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
The Hangover2009performer: “Grandma’s Hands” / writer: “Grandma’s Hands”Soundtrack
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 22008Video Game music: “Just The Two Of Us”Soundtrack
30 Rock2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Art Of… When You’re Hot, Young, Poor and a Filmmaker!TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2008 writer – 1 episode, 2008Soundtrack
Soul Power2008Documentary performer: “Hope She’ll Be Happier” / writer: “Hope She’ll Be Happier”Soundtrack
Transferants2008Short “Use Me”Soundtrack
EastEnders2008TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: “Who Is He and What Is He to You” – as B. WithersSoundtrack
Snow Buddies2008Video writer: “Lean On Me”Soundtrack
The Choir: Boys Don’t SingTV Mini-Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2008 music – 1 episode, 2008Soundtrack
8 päivää ensi-iltaan2008“Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”Soundtrack
The Singing Bee2007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Eye See Me2007performer: “Grandma’s Hands”, “Lean on Me” / writer: “Grandma’s Hands”, “Lean on Me”Soundtrack
Idool 20072007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
My Name Is EarlTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2007 writer – 1 episode, 2007Soundtrack
Entourage2007TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Banished2007performer: “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE” / writer: “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE”Soundtrack
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003-2007TV Series writer – 3 episodesSoundtrack
Code Name: The Cleaner2007performer: “Use Me” / writer: “Use Me”Soundtrack
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV Series performer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
School for Scoundrels2006performer: “Lovely Day” / writer: “Lovely Day”Soundtrack
My Brother2006writer: “No Diggity” – as W. WithersSoundtrack
Sinchronicity2006TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Hoot2006performer: “Lovely Day” / writer: “Lovely Day”Soundtrack
Something New2006/Iwriter: “Who Is He and What Is He to You”Soundtrack
Munich2005performer: “Ain’t No Sunshine” / writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
Roll Bounce2005performer: “Lovely Day” / writer: “Lovely Day”Soundtrack
A Little Trip to Heaven2005writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
Idols2002-2005TV Series writer – 3 episodesSoundtrack
Canadian Idol2005TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Idol2003-2005TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Beauty Shop2005writer: “Lean on Me” 1972Soundtrack
Idol – Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Monk2005TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Drawn TogetherTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2004 writer – 1 episode, 2004Soundtrack
LAXTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2004 writer – 1 episode, 2004Soundtrack
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Idool 20042004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Idol2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
A Brokedown Melody2004Documentary writer: “Take It All in and Check It All Out”Soundtrack
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004performer: “Use Me” / writer: “Use Me”Soundtrack
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie2004Documentary performer: “Use Me” / writer: “Use Me”Soundtrack
Idols!2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Hrvatski Idol2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Johnson Family Vacation2004performer: “Who Is He And What Is He to You?” / writer: “Who Is He And What Is He to You?”Soundtrack
Starsky & Hutch2004performer: “Use Me” / writer: “Use Me”Soundtrack
Cold CaseTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2003 writer – 1 episode, 2003Soundtrack
Idols2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Keen Eddie2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Six Feet Under2003TV Series 1 episodeSoundtrack
Ghosts of the Abyss2003Documentary writer: “Just the Two of Us”Soundtrack
Idool 20032003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Old School2003performer: “Ain’t No Sunshine” / writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
Poolhall Junkies2002performer: “Use Me” / writer: “Use Me”Soundtrack
The WireTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2002 writer – 1 episode, 2002Soundtrack
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentary writer: “Lean On Me” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Pop Idol2002TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Bandits2001performer: “Just the Two of Us” 1981 / writer: “Just the Two of Us” 1981Soundtrack
Exit Wounds2001writer: “No Sunshine”Soundtrack
Blow Dry2001performer: “Lovely Day” / writer: “Lovely Day”Soundtrack
Top of the PopsTV Series writer – 4 episodes, 1978 – 2000 performer – 1 episode, 1978Soundtrack
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2000 writer – 1 episode, 2000Soundtrack
Chain of Fools2000writer: “Who is He And What is He to You?”Soundtrack
A Many Splintered ThingTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2000 music – 1 episode, 2000 performer – 1 episode, 2000Soundtrack
Ally McBeal2000TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
28 Days2000writer: “Lean on Me” 1972Soundtrack
Play It to the Bone1999writer: “Gonna Be a Lovely Day”Soundtrack
Zwei Männer am HerdTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1999 writer – 1 episode, 1999Soundtrack
Any Given Sunday1999performer: “USE ME” / writer: “USE ME”Soundtrack
American Beauty1999performer: “Use Me” / writer: “Use Me”Soundtrack
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999writer: “Just The Two Of Us Dr. Evil Mix”Soundtrack
Notting Hill1999performer: “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE” / writer: “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE”Soundtrack
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Corruptor1999writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries1998performer: “Ain’t No Sunshine” / writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
Day 5321998Short performer: “I’m Her Daddy” / writer: “I’m Her Daddy”Soundtrack
Fallen1998writer: “Who Is He And What Is He To You”Soundtrack
Jackie Brown1997performer: “Who Is He And What Is He to You?” 1972 / writer: “Who Is He And What Is He to You?” 1972Soundtrack
Suicide Kings1997performer: “Grandma’s Hands” / writer: “Grandma’s Hands”Soundtrack
Soul Food1997writer: “No Diggity”Soundtrack
A Brother’s Kiss1997writer: “Use Me” 1995Soundtrack
Flipping1997writer: “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE”Soundtrack
Muppets Tonight1996TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Jerry Maguire1996writer: “The Wrong Come Up”Soundtrack
Bulletproof1996writer: “Tha 2 Of Us”Soundtrack
Girls Town1996“Somedays” / writer: “Somedays”Soundtrack
Agony Again1995TV Series writer: “Lean on Me”Soundtrack
Crooklyn1994performer: “Ain’t No Sunshine” / writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
The Bodyguard1992writer: “It’s Gonna Be a Lovely Day”Soundtrack
American Me1992writer: “No Sunshine”Soundtrack
The Wonder YearsTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1991 writer – 1 episode, 1991Soundtrack
Barumbado1990writer: “Lovely Day”Soundtrack
Staying Together1989writer: “Lean on Me”Soundtrack
Lean on Me1989writer: “LEAN ON ME”Soundtrack
Into the Homeland1987TV Movie writer: “Ain’t No Sunshine”Soundtrack
Designing Women1987TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1981 writer – 1 episode, 1981Soundtrack
The Two Ronnies1980TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Great Railway Journeys of the WorldTV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 1980 writer – 1 episode, 1980Soundtrack
Yesterday’s Hero1979performer: “Don’t Make It Better”Soundtrack
Looking for Mr. Goodbar1977performer: “She’s Lonely”, “She Wants To”Soundtrack
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Save the Children1973Documentary performer: “Lean on Me” / writer: “Lean on Me”Soundtrack
The Midnight Special1973TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Graham Kennedy Show1972TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Man and Boy1971performer: “Better Days Theme From Man And Boy”Soundtrack
Criminal Minds2016TV SeriesBill WithersActor
Vivat Vivi1973TV MovieActor
Unsung2012TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episodeThanks
Saturday Night Live1976TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Soul Train1971-1974TV Series documentaryGuestSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Musical GuestSelf
It’s Lulu1973TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Flip1973TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Top à…1972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The New Bill Cosby Show1972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 14th Annual Grammy Awards1972TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The David Frost Show1971-1972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Great Songwriters2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2015TV MovieHimselfSelf
Tavis Smiley2010-2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
BET Awards 2014: Genius Talks2014TV SpecialHimselfSelf
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Still Bill2009DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Wisdom2008Video documentaryHimselfSelf
SingStar Party2004Video GameHimselfSelf
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Soul Train’s 25th Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Top of the Pops1972-1988TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ebony/Jet Showcase1985TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHimselfSelf
New American Bandstand 19651971-1981TV SeriesHimself / Himself – InterviewSelf
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1978TV SeriesHimself – VocalistSelf
The Midnight Special1977TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimselfSelf
My Music: ’70s & ’80s Soul Rewind2013TV MovieHimselfArchive Footage
Soul Power2008DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage