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Eric Reed Boucher was born on the 17th June 1958, in Boulder, Colorado USA, and as Jello Biafra is most famous as a former member of Dead Kennedys, San Francisco’s punk rock band in which he served as the lead singer as well as a songwriter. Jello Biafra is also the co-founder of independent record label Alternative Tentacles. Besides music, Jello is also known as a member of the Green Party of the United States, including being its candidate for the 2000 Presidential election.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this uncommon man has accumulated so far? How rich Jello Biafra is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Jello Biafra’s net worth, as of late 2016, is $500,000 and includes ownership of an independent record label Alternative Tentacles. It has all been primarily acquired throughout his music career, which has been active since 1976.

Jello Biafra Net Worth $500,000

Jello Biafra was born to Virginia, a librarian, and psychiatric social worker Stanley Wayne Boucher, and is of mostly American descent, but also has some Jewish ancestry. Jello’s interest in music and politics dates back to his early childhood when he started listening to rock music, and passionately watched the news. He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied acting and the history of Paraguay, however, he abandoned formal education in order to pursue a music career. In late 1976, Jello joined the punk rock group The Ravers (later renamed to The Nails), as a member of its road crew. Soon after, Jello teamed up with John Greenway’s The Healers, a local band infamous for its rather improvised lyrics and specifically “avant garde” style. These engagements marked the beginning of Jello Biafra’s music career and provided the basis for his overall net worth.

In 1978, Jello Biafra alongside East Bay Ray founded the Dead Kennedys. In the beginning he used the stage name Occupant, but soon afterwards he changed it to the now widely known Jello Biafra, a mix of Jell-o, the brand name of gelatin desserts and Biafra, a shortened version of the Republic of Biafra, a short-lived breakaway Nigerian state.

Besides being the frontman of the band, Jello also wrote the band’s songs, with the nature of his lyrics being quite political and sociological with a vast dose of criticism and sarcasm. In 1979, the band’s first single “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables” hit the charts. However, due to the song’s controversial lyrics the band faced distribution problems, so Jello Biafra decided to found his own, independent record label in 1979 – Alternative Tentacles – and in 1980 the band’s debut same-named studio album was released. This venture added to Jello’s overall net worth.

Jello Biafra and the Dead Kennedys caught the focus of the media when in 1985 they released their “Frankenchrist” album featuring H.R. Giger’s Work 219: Landscape XX as the album cover. This unique painting of rows of penises in anal intercourse brought Jello to court as he faced the “harmful matters to minors” distribution charges. Prior to the 1986 Kennedys’ breakup, the band released four studio albums in total including, apart from those mentioned above, “Plastic Surgery Disasters” (1982) and “Bedtime for Democracy” (1986) including several hit singles such as “California Über Alles” and “Holiday in Cambodia”. All these engagements helped Jello Biafra to earn controversial status among artists as well as to increase his overall net worth.

Apart from his music career, during which he has also performed with Lard, D.O.A. and The Melvins, Jello Biafra also made some efforts towards politics. In 1979 he ran for mayor of San Francisco, with his platform including several rather unconventional points, such as forcing businessman to wear clown suits, citywide ban of motor vehicles and holding auctions for high-ranking government positions. Although ironic and unusual, Jello Biafra was ranked No.4 among the top 10 candidates. In 2000, Jello Biafra was drafted as the New York State Green Party’s presidential candidate, but bowed to Ralph Nader.

When it comes to his personal life, Jello Biafra was married to Theresa Soder, the lead singer of punk band The Situations, known under her stage name Ninotchka. The marriage, which began with a wedding ceremony held in a graveyard, lasted from 1981 to 1986. Jello Biafra currently lives in San Francisco, California.

Full Name Jello Biafra
Net Worth $500,000
Date Of Birth June 17, 1958
Place Of Birth Boulder, Colorado, United States
Height 1.75 m
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Politician, Actor
Education Boulder High School, University of California, Santa Cruz
Nationality American
Spouse Ninotchka
Parents Stanley Boucher, Virginia Boucher
Siblings Julie J. Boucher
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jbiafra/
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0080470/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jello-biafra-mn0000322642
Music Groups Holiday in Cambodia, Nazi Punks Fuck Off, California Über Alles, Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Lard, Teenage Time Killers, Revolting Cocks, The No WTO Combo, Pigface
Movies Tapeheads, Terminal City Ricochet, Bikini Bandits Experience, Lovedolls Superstar, Skulhedface, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, American Drug War: The Last White Hope, Highway 61, Anarchism in America, Retardead, X: The Unheard Music, Plaster Caster, Death & Texas, Body Count: Murder 4 Hire, Pan…
# Quote
1 For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground.
2 If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve.
3 Don’t HATE the media, BECOME the media!
# Fact
1 Subject of the song “Jello Biafra” by Wesley Willis.
2 In 1979 he founded the record label Alternative Tentacles in San Francisco, CA.
3 The Dead Kennedys‘s 1980 debut album “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables” is recognized as an influential and seminal album in the early 80’s punk rock scene.
4 When running for mayor of San Francisco in 1979 his election slogan was, “There’s Always Room for Jello”.
5 In 1979, he ran for Mayor of San Francisco, California under his stage name, originally as a “gag’ candidate, then as a serious one. His campaign platform included requiring all police officers to live in the neighborhoods they were assigned to patrol. He finished 4th in a field of 10 candidates, with 4% of the popular vote. Shortly afterwords, a law was passed in that city prohibiting running for public office under an assumed name.
6 Levi’s allegedly asked to use the introduction of the song “Holiday in Cambodia” for a commercial. However, the offer was never considered as Jello disagreed with many of Levi’s practices at that time.
7 Involved in Lard project with Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker (of Ministry).
8 After leaving Dead Kennedys he formed the band Lard.
9 Chose his pseudonym as a commentary on starvation. “Jello” is based on “Jell-o”, a brand of gelatin dessert with no natural nutritional value. Biafra was a section of eastern Nigeria that proclaimed independence in 1967. All transport was closed off to the breakaway republic by Nigeria, and mass starvation caused the country to collapse in 1970.
10 He and the ex-members of Dead Kennedys have a very bitter relationship.
11 He was sued in 2001 by ex-members of Dead Kennedys for past royalties and access to The Dead Kennedys’ back catalog.
12 His home was raided shortly after the release of Dead Kennedys album, “Frankenchrist” by police. The album outraged religious conservatives, who claimed that it disseminated harmful material to minors. He tells a story about this incident on his spoken word CD, “No More Cocoons”.
13 Was very bitter that Dead Kennedys song, “Holiday In Cambodia” was used for a Levi’s commercial in 2001. He made statements saying that Levi’s uses unfair business practices and sweatshop labor.
14 Is on an F.O.P. (Fraternal Order Of Police) boycott list for his support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, along with other musicians and celebrities.
15 In addition to running for mayor, he also tried to run for President in 2000. He named convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as his running mate. It was merely a publicity stunt for activism on Mumia Abu Jamal’s behalf, as his case is believed by some to be a frame-up and is very controversial.


Title Year Status Character
Democracy Now! 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
American Honey 2016 writer: “I Kill Children” – as Eric Boucher
Green Room 2015 writer: “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” – as Eric Boucher
I Love You… I am The Porn Queen 2013 Short “Dot Com Monte”, “Invasion of the Mindsnatchers”
Catalunya über alles! 2011 writer: “California über alles”
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary writer: “Stealing People’s Mail”
Rango 2011 writer: “FORKBOY”
I Melt with You 2011 writer: “Holiday in Cambodia”
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune 2010 Documentary performer: “Love Me I’m a Liberal”
The Social Network 2010 writer: “California Uber Alles”
Nitro Circus 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: “Holiday in Cambodia”
Planet Terror 2007 writer: “Too Drunk To Fuck”
Grindhouse 2007 writer: “Too Drunk to Fuck”
Punk’s Not Dead 2007 Documentary writer: “Holiday in Cambodia”
American Wasteland 2005 Video Game writer: “California Über Alles”
Fierce People 2005 writer: “Kill the Poor”
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 “Kinky Sex Makes the World Go Round”
Wie Feuer und Flamme 2001 writer: “California über alles”
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1999 Video Game writer: “Police Truck”
SLC Punk! 1998 writer: “Kill the Poor”
The Big One 1997 Documentary performer: “Convoy in the Sky” 1994
The Second Coming 1997 Short performer: “Are you Drinkin’ with me Jesus”
Sepultura: Third World Chaos 1995 Video documentary writer: “Holiday In Cambodia”
Natural Born Killers 1994 writer: “Forkboy”
Terminal City Ricochet 1990 as J. Biafra, Biafra, “Falling Space Junk Hold the Anchovies!”, “That’s Progress”, “Message From Our Sponsor/Object-Subject” / lyrics: “Message From Our Sponsor/Object-Subject” – as J. Biafra
Tapeheads 1988 writer: “In Sight”
Lovedolls Superstar 1986 writer: “One Way Ticket to Pluto” – as J. Biafra
Dead Kennedys: DMPO’s on Broadway 1985 Video documentary writer: “Police Truck”, Hop With The Jet Set, A Child and his Lawnmower, Moral Majority, MTV Get Off The Air, Life Sentance, Jock O Rama, Goons of Hazard, Riot, Bleed For Me, Nazi Punks Fuck Off, We’ve Got a Bigger Problem Now
Class 1983 writer: “Holidays In Cambodia” – as Eric R. Boucher
A Night at Halsted’s 1982 writer: “Holiday in Cambodia” – uncredited
Neighbors 1981 writer: “Holiday In Cambodia” – uncredited


Title Year Status Character
An American in Texas 2016 completed Mayor
Portlandia 2014 TV Series Punk
The Hipster Games: Blowing Smoke 2013 Short President Jello
I Love You… I am The Porn Queen 2013 Short Francis Alexander / Syd
Lucifer’s Crewcut 2011 Short Jello Biafra
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf: Sector 2 2009 Video Game Oberzögersdorf White Trash
Retardead 2008 Video Mayor Anton Sinclaire
Death and Texas 2004 Prison spokesman
Bikini Bandits 2002 Video Evil Porn Director
The Widower 1999 Vance / Satan
Virtue 1999/II VR Poker Dealer
The Best of Flipside Video #3 1995 Video Dead Kennedys
Skulhedface 1994 Video Boss Glom
Highway 61 1991 Customs Agent #1
Terminal City Ricochet 1990 Bruce Coddle
Tapeheads 1988 FBI Man #1
Lovedolls Superstar 1986 Mr. President


Title Year Status Character
An American in Texas 2016 completed
We Live Through These Times 1999 Documentary short


Title Year Status Character
Hit So Hard 2011 Documentary thanks
Wesley Willis’s Joyrides 2008 Documentary special thanks
Counter Convention: A Free New York Special 2005 Documentary special thanks
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 2004 Video documentary special thanks
The American Astronaut 2001 special thanks – as Jello Biaffra
Save the Headwater’s Forests 1997 TV Movie documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
The Industrial Musicals Movie 2018 Documentary filming Himself
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk 2017 Documentary completed Himself
The Secret Syde: I See Through Your Mind Documentary filming Himself
The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale 2016 Documentary
The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead 2015 Documentary
Records Collecting Dust 2015 Documentary Jello Biafra
Never Turn Your Back on Sparks 2014 Documentary Himself
Riot on the Dance Floor 2014 Documentary Himself
Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey 2014 Documentary Himself
Heino – Made in Germany 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Art of Punk 2013 TV Series documentary
Clockwork Orange County 2012 Video documentary
A Band Called Death 2012 Documentary Himself / Interviewee
VHK – akik móresre tanították a halált 2012 Documentary Himself
Bloodied But Unbowed: Uncut 2011 Documentary Himself
Freaks in Love 2011 Documentary Himself
Fix: The Ministry Movie 2011/I Documentary Himself
Wild Thing 2010 Documentary Himself
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune 2010 Documentary Friend / Musician
Sounds Like a Revolution 2010 Documentary
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself
The Weird World of Blowfly 2010 Documentary Himself
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 2010 Documentary Himself
Open Your Mouth and Say… Mr. Chi Pig 2009 Documentary Himself
American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art 2009 Documentary Himself
Open the Debates: Super Rally in Denver, CO 2008 2008 Video Himself
Nerdcore Rising 2008 Documentary Himself
Wesley Willis’s Joyrides 2008 Documentary Himself
American Drug War: The Last White Hope 2007 Documentary Himself – Activist
Punk’s Not Dead 2007 Documentary Himself – Dead Kennedys
Soft Focus 2007 TV Series Himself – Guest
924 Gilman Street 2007 Documentary Himself
Counter Convention: A Free New York Special 2005 Documentary Himself – Interviewee
Body Count: Murder for Hire 2005 Video documentary Interview subject
Punk: Attitude 2005 Documentary Himself
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen 2005 Documentary Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself – Interviewee
Politically Incorrect 2002 TV Series Himself
Plaster Caster 2001 Documentary Himself
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style 2001 Documentary Himself
Ministry: Tapes of Wrath 2000 Video Himself
Equinox 2000 TV Series Himself
Trade Off 2000 Documentary Himself
Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore 1998 Himself
We’re Outta Here! 1997 Video documentary Himself
Sepultura: Third World Chaos 1995 Video documentary Himself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos 1994 TV Movie Himself
Ministry: In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up 1990 Video Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Dead Kennedys: The Early Years 1987 Video documentary short Himself
X: The Unheard Music 1986 Documentary Himself
Dead Kennedys: DMPO’s on Broadway 1985 Video documentary Himself (Dead Kennedys vocalist)
Anarchism in America 1983 Documentary Himself
Urgh! A Music War 1981 Documentary Himself – Dead Kennedys
Randale und Liebe 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Dead Kennedys)
This Is America Part 2 1980 Documentary Himself

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