Darius Rucker Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Darius Rucker Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth May 13, 1966
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Spouse Beth Leonard

Darius Rucker is an acclaimed American musician best known as the lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish rock band who reinvented himself as a solo country singer in 2008. He has won Grammy awards for his work in both rock and country music genres.

Born Name

Darius Carlos Rucker

Nick Name

Hootie

Darius Rucker during a performance at Countryfest in 2013
Darius Rucker during a performance at Countryfest in 2013 (Townsquare Media / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Residence 

Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Darius graduated from Middleton High School in 1984. He later enrolled in the University of South Carolina for a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism where he met his fellow bandmates.

Rucker dropped out of college after the third year because he became engrossed in developing his career as a musician.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Business Partner in MCG Sport Agency

Family

  • Father – Member of a gospel band called The Traveling Echoes (Absent father, Did not help raise Darius or his siblings)
  • Mother – Carolyn G. Rucker (Nurse) (Expired 1992)
  • Siblings – L’Corine Gilchrist (Sister). He also has 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Manager

Darius is represented by –

  • Darin Murphy, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Nashville, Tennessee
  • Chris Parr, Maverick Management, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ebie McFarland & Darlene Rodriguez, Essential Broadcast Media LLC (Publicist)

Genre

Pop, Soft Rock, Country, R&B, Blues

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

  • Atlantic
  • Hidden Beach
  • Capitol Nashville

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Darius Rucker during a performance in August 2011
Darius Rucker during a performance in August 2011 (Lauren Nelson / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Darius Rucker has dated –

  1. Elizabeth Ann Phillips – The couple had already ended their romantic relationship when Elizabeth gave birth to Darius’s first child, a daughter named Carolyn Pearl Phillips aka Cary (b. April 1995).
  2. Beth Leonard (1998–Present) – Darius first met Beth when his band reached the height of musical popularity and she was working for VH1 in New York City. Rucker claimed he knew he would marry Beth on their very first date. The couple tied the knot in December 2000. They have a daughter named Daniella Rose (b. May 2001). Darius named her after former football quarterback, Dan Marino. They also have a son named Jack (b. 2005).

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He has African-American ancestry.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Darius Rucker as seen in August 2013
Darius Rucker as seen in August 2013 (North Charleston / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • A deep, baritone voice
  • Maintains a shaved head and French beard

Shoe Size

12 (US) or 11 (UK) or 45 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

He was named brand ambassador of PGA Golf Tour (February 2019) and PXG Golf Equipment (November 2019).

Religion

Christianity

Favorite Things

  • BookInvisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • National Holiday – Christmas
  • Sport – American Football, Golf
  • WWE WrestlersRic Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino, Lou Thesz
  • Golf Player – Arnold Palmer
  • Sports Memorabilia – Wrestler Ric Flair’s robe with ‘Nature Boy’ written on the back
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Band – Black Crowes
  • College Sports Team – South Carolina Gamecocks
  • Professional Sports Team – Miami Dolphins (American Football), Cincinnati Reds (Baseball)

Source – FavoriteOf.com, IMDb, Wikipedia

Darius Rucker during a performance as seen in May 2004
Darius Rucker during a performance as seen in May 2004 (Master Sgt. Val Gempis / www.af.mil / Public Domain)

Darius Rucker Facts

  1. The musician is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic who hopes to work as a sportscaster for ESPN someday.
  2. While touring with his band members, Darius and his colleague used to stop the tour bus to visit a local golf course or a local YMCA club to play basketball.
  3. Rucker’s favorite place at home to unwind is a part of the house that he calls the ‘man room’ at his residence that has 6 television sets. The smallest TV is 42 inches while the biggest one is 70 inches.
  4. When Darius went to get a back MRI in 2010, he found out that he suffers from claustrophobia.
  5. As of March 2020, his family has lived in Charleston, South Carolina for more than 4 generations.
  6. He became a close friend of Tiger Woods way before he found fame as a professional golf player. Darius met Woods at a bar when Tiger was 18 years old. His band performed at Tiger’s wedding and at his father’s funeral.
  7. At first, Darius and Mark Bryan started performing at local venues singing covers of popular songs as the Wolf Brothers. Dean Felber joined in 1986 and Jim Sonefeld joined in 1989 to form Hootie & the Blowfish.
  8. As a board member, Darius has worked to fundraise millions of dollars for MUSC Children’s Hospital in Charleston which was also his mother’s place of work for 30 years.

Featured Image by Townsquare Media / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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