|John Mellencamp Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||October 7, 1951|
John Mellencamp is an American singer, songwriter, musician, director, actor, and painter who gained immense popularity with songs like Hurts So Good, Crumblin’ Down, Jack & Diane, Cherry Bomb, R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., etc. He has more than 2 million followers on Facebook and more than 100k followers on Twitter and Instagram each.
John Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp, Johnny Cougar
Seymour, Indiana, United States
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Director, Actor, Painter
Rock, Hard Rock, Heartland Rock, Country Rock, Roots Rock, Folk Rock
- Warner Records
- Republic Records
- Mercury Records
- Columbia Records
- Universal South Records
- MCA Records
- Riva Records
- Hear Music
- Island Records
- Universal Music Enterprises
John’s net worth was $30 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mellencamp has dated –
- Priscilla Esterline (1968-1981) – Married in May 1970; daughter Michelle Mellencamp (b. December 4, 1970); divorced in 1981
- Victoria Granucci (1980-1989) – Married from 1981 until 1989; daughters Teddi Jo Mellencamp (b. July 1, 1981) and Justice Mellencamp (b. August 14, 1985)
- Elaine Irwin (1991-2011) – Married on September 5, 1992; sons Hud Mellencamp (b. April 27, 1994) and Speck Mellencamp (b. April 23, 1995); divorced in 2011
- Mariel Hemingway (1991)
- Meg Ryan (2010-2014; 2017-2019)
- Christie Brinkley (2015-2016)
- Jamie Sherrill (2020-2021)
- Natasha Barrett (2021)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English, French, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Irish, Scottish, Belgian/Flemish, and Welsh descent.
However, he has ‘Gray’ hair due to his advancing age.
John Mellencamp Facts
- He was born with spina bifida and was successfully operated on in his infancy.
- The legendary Johnny Cash considered Mellencamp among the ’10 Greatest Songwriters Ever’.
- His son Hud got his name from Paul Newman’s character Hud Bannon in the 1963 film, Hud.
- John became a grandfather at the young age of 37 years after his oldest daughter Michelle gave birth to her daughter Elexis Suzanne Peach in 1989.
Featured Image by Andrea Sartorati / Flickr / CC BY 2.0