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James Mercer – Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Family, Biography

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James Russell Mercer was born on 26 December 1970, in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, and is a musician, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known to be the founder of the indie rock group The Shins, in which he is the lead singer, and now sole remaining original member of the group. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is James Mercer? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He also has a side project called Broken Bells which has released two albums. He has also done acting work, and as he continues his various endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

James Mercer Net Worth $6 million

James’ family travelled around since his father was in the US Air Force, so he attended high school in Germany and England. He started his music career in the early 1990s, becoming a part of the group Blues Roof Dinner. In 1992, he created the band Flake Music and they produced an album called “When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return” which found a bit of success. They toured with Modest Mouse and would then form the Shins in 1999. It was intended as a side project and the group explored conventional pop songs, but eventually the Shins rose in popularity, and led to Flake Music disbanding. They relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2002, with their net worth increasing significantly at this point.

As The Shins continued to create music, Mercer also continued with his various music endeavors. He joined Modest Mouse in their album “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank”, singing back-up vocals for the tracks “We’ve Got Everything”, “Missed the Boat” and “Florida”. He also played various instruments with The Shins, including ukulele, banjo, harmonium and MIDI programming. In 2005, he collaborated with Danger Mouse on the song “Insane Lullaby”, which was part of the album “Dark Knight of the Soul”. The two eventually announced a new side project called Broken Bells, and released an album in 2010 in the indie rock genre, since when they’ve released another album entitled “After the Disco” in 2014, with most of the album songs being written by him. All of these opportunities have continued to help in building his net worth.

Aside from music, James acted in the film “Some Days Are Better Than Others” in 2010, playing the no-hoper Eli, which was premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film and Music Festival. He also contributed music to the documentary “180 South” in the same year.

For his personal life, it is known that James married designer Marisa Kula in 2006; the two met while Kula was assigned to interview him for a story, and they now have three daughters together.

James has mentioned that some of his influences included The Cure, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Smiths. He plays a Gibson Les Paul Double cut faded guitar, but with the Broken Bells he uses a Vox Wildcat.



Full Name James Mercer
Net Worth $6 Million
Date Of Birth December 26, 1970
Place Of Birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Profession Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Musician
Education University of New Mexico
Nationality American
Spouse Marisa Kula
Nicknames Mercer, James , James Russell Mercer
MySpace http://www.myspace.com/theshins
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2843407/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/james-mercer-mn0000785230
Record Labels Sub Pop, Transgressive Records
Music Groups The Shins (Since 1997), Broken Bells (Since 2009)
Movies Some Days are Better than Others

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Master of None 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Miss You Already 2015 writer: “Leave It Alone”
The DUFF 2015 writer: “Perfect World”
Conan 2010-2014 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Wish I Was Here 2014 writer: “So Now What”
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 writer: “No Way Down”
Saturday Night Live 2007-2012 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Rookie Blue 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Chuck 2007-2010 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Office 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Arctic Tale 2007 Documentary writer: “Black Wave”
Winter Passing 2005 writer: “Those to Come” 2003
In Good Company 2004 writer: “Gone for Good” 2003, “Those to Come” 2003 – as James R. Mercer
Gilmore Girls 2001-2004 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Garden State 2004 writer: “New Slang” 2000, “Caring Is Creepy” 2000
A Guy Thing 2003 writer: “One By One All Day”
The Sopranos 2002 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2002 TV Series writer – 1 episode

Actor

Title Year Status Character
Portlandia 2011 TV Series Echo Echo
Some Days Are Better Than Others 2010 Eli
Light Tiger Eye 2009 Short Man

Composer

Title Year Status Character
Broken Bells After the Disco 2013 Short
180° South 2010 Documentary
Towlines 2004 Documentary short

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2008 TV Series composer – 1 episode
Scrubs 2002 TV Series composer – 1 episode

Sound Department

Title Year Status Character
American Nutria 2004 Short sound recordist

Self

Title Year Status Character
Conan 2014 TV Series Himself – Broken Bells
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Himself
Kulturzeit 2012 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2007-2012 TV Series Himself

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2014 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Song – Feature Film Wish I Was Here (2014)