Happy birthday, Mark McGrath! The singer has been in the music industry for decades now and has released numerous songs under Sugar Ray. Take a look at his early life, career, success, and his experience with hosting the “Dark Side of the 90s.”
The musician was born on March 15, 1968, he’s celebrating his 55th birthday today! Aside from working in the music industry, the vocalist was also a co-host of extra and the host of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!”
Mark McGrath Biography
Despite being born in Hartford, Connecticut, McGrath didn’t grow up in the area as his family relocated to Newport Beach, California.
The singer, whose full name is Mark Sayers McGrath, majored in communications at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. (via Rolling Stone)
After studying college, a devastating incident happened to his life as he became depressed until a good friend of his, McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol), helped him get a job as a delivery truck driver. Later on, he became a successful musician.
Mark McGrath Music Career
McGrath’s music career began with Sugar Ray as he formed the group along with Murphy Karges, Rodney Sheppard, and Stan Frazier in California.
Two years into their careers, the band’s fame skyrocketed after signing a record deal with Atlantic Records. Their first major hit was “Fly” in 1997.
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Following this, the vocalist’s career continued to thrive as he was later featured in several magazines like Spin, and Rolling Stone, and was even named the “Sexiest Rocker” by People Magazine. He also appeared on TV shows on VH1 and MTV.
Mark McGrath Net Worth 2023
According to Wealthy Gorilla, the musician’s net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be around $6 million.
His income mainly comes from his work as a musician (streams, tours, album sales, and more) as well as his job in the television industry for being a host of several shows like “Killer Karaoke,” “Extra,” and more.
It appears that McGrath spends his money wisely as he donates to charities like Project HOME.
Mark McGrath Shares ‘Dark Side of the 90s’ Hosting Gig
Mark McGrath is the host of the “Dark Side of the 90s,” a television show produced by VICE which tackles the most interesting pop-culture moments, trends, and topics throughout the decade.
In an interview with KTLA, the singer revealed he was aware with the topics that the show discussed throughout the second season and noted that he may have been a part of “a few of those dark sides.”
The musician then agreed with the host that the entire series is a source of education for people today as its insightful and also reminded those who have forgotten those stories.
“We really go deep into the trapped balls of fame, TV, and culture in general,” he said.
“Dark Side of the 90s” is currently available for streaming via Hulu.
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