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Brian Wilson Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Brian Wilson Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1¼ in
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth June 20, 1942
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color Blue

Brian Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known as the co-founder of the rock band the Beach Boys. Regarded as one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century, Wilson is also considered to be among the first music producer auteurs and the first rock producers to apply the studio as an instrument. As a solo artist, he has released albums like Brian WilsonI Just Wasn’t Made for These TimesImaginationGettin’ In Over My HeadBrian Wilson Presents SmileWhat I Really Want for ChristmasThat Lucky Old SunBrian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, and No Pier Pressure.

Born Name

Brian Douglas Wilson

Nick Name


Brian Wilson performing in New Orleans with the Beach Boys during their 2012 reunion tour
Brian Wilson performing in New Orleans with the Beach Boys during their 2012 reunion tour (Takahiro Kyono / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, United States


Beverly Hills, California, United States





Brian Wilson attended Hawthorne High School and El Camino Junior College in Los Angeles.


Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer


  • Father – Murry Wilson (Machinist, Part-time Songwriter, Talent Manager, Record Producer, Music Publisher)
  • Mother – Audree Neva (née Korthof)
  • Siblings – Carl Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) (Younger Brother (Musician, Singer, Songwriter), Dennis Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) (Younger Brother) (Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
  • Others – William Coral “Buddy” Wilson (Paternal Grandfather), Edith Sophia Sthole/Stohle (Paternal Grandmother), Carl Arie Korthof (Maternal Grandfather), Ruth Edna “Betty” Finney (Maternal Grandmother), Jonah (Nephew), Justyn (Nephew), Jennifer (Niece), Scott (Nephew), Michael (Nephew), Carl (Nephew), Lola (Granddaughter), Luciana (Granddaughter), Leo Evan Knutson (Grandson), Beau Alexander Knutson (Grandson), Will Hunter (Grandson), Jesse Miles Knutson (Grandson)


He has been repped by the Agency for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, California, United States.


Rock, Pop


Vocals, Keyboards, Bass


Capitol, Brother, Reprise Records, Caribou Records, CBS, Sire Records, Giant Records, Nonesuch Records, Walt Disney Records

Net Worth

According to, his net worth has been $100 Million.



Brian Wilson as seen in a studio in Santa Monica, California in 1990
Brian Wilson as seen in a studio in Santa Monica, California in 1990 (IthakaDarinPappas / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)


6 ft 1¼ in or 186 cm


78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Brian Wilson has dated –

  1. Marilyn Wilson (1964-1981) – He was married to Marilyn Wilson between 1964 and 1981 and they were blessed with 2 daughters – Carnie Wilson (b. April 29, 1968) and Wendy Wilson (b. October 16, 1969).
  2. Joan Rivers (1984-1985)
  3. Melinda Ledbetter (1995-2024) – On February 6, 1995, Brian Wilson got married to talent manager Melinda Ledbetter and the duo has adopted 5 children – Daria Rose (b. 1996), Delanie Rae (b. 1998), Dylan (b. 2004), Dash (b. 2009), and Dakota Rose (b. 2010). Sadly, Melinda passed away in January 2024 at the age of 77.

Race / Ethnicity


Brian Wilson is of Swedish, English, Dutch, German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and French descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Extraordinary musical skills

Brand Endorsements

With the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson did print ads for Craig Powerplay car stereo systems in 1977.


In 2011, he stated that while he had spiritual beliefs, he did not follow any particular religion.

Brian Wilson as seen while playing bass during the Beach Boys Reunion Tour 2012
Brian Wilson as seen while playing bass during the Beach Boys Reunion Tour 2012 (J-Ham2000 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Brian Wilson Favorite Things

  • Song By Dennis Wilson – Little Bird
  • Favorite Song Out Of All The Songs He Has Written – California Girls
  • Albums By The Beach Boys Love YouFriends15 Big Ones
  • Song By The Beatles – Let It Be
  • Artists – Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Roy Rogers, Carl Perkins, Bill Haley, Henry Mancini, Rosemary Clooney
  • PianistBilly Joel
  • AlbumsA Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector by Phil Spector, Sail Away by Randy Newman, Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I by Stevie Wonder, Graceland by Paul Simon
  • Book – The Bible
  • Favorite Radio Station At One Point In Time – KFWB
  • Vocal GroupThe Four Freshmen
  • MovieNorbit (2007)
  • Chord – E major seventh
  • Key Signatures To Play – B, C♯, E, and E♭

SourceIMDb, Wikipedia

Brian Wilson Facts

  1. In June 2000, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by Paul McCartney.
  2. He has struggled with mental illness.
  3. His album titled Brian Wilson Presents Smile was ranked #399 in Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” in 2020.
  4. In February 2024, it was revealed that Brian’s family had filed court documents to obtain a conservatorship. It was also reported that he was suffering from a “major neurocognitive disorder”.

Featured Image by Takahiro Kyono / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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