• Glenn Frey (born Glenn Lewis Frey) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor
• Born in Detroit, Michigan, Frey learned to play piano at five and switched to guitar at a young age
• He was one of the original members of the band The Eagles and was known for his successful solo career, producing hits including “The Heat is On” and “City”
• He also dabbled in acting, appearing in various projects, including TV shows and movies
• He passed away due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia in 2016.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worthapproximately $70 million
Date Of BirthNovember 6, 1948
DiedJanuary 18, 2016, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseCindy Millican, Janie Beggs, Hotel California, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town
FactLast name is pronounced "Fry".

Who is Glenn Frey?

Born Glenn Lewis Frey, on the 6th November 1948, Frey is an American singer, songwriter and eventually an actor, who became famous as one of the original members of the band The Eagles. He also became known for his successful solo career, producing hits including “The Heat is On” and “City.”

Glenn Frey Childhood and Early Life

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Frey was raised in the suburban community of Royal Oak. His parents worked in the auto industry, with his father as a factory worker and his mother baking pies for General Motors workers. Glenn passed away in 2016.

Frey’s love affair with music started at a young age, learning the piano at five. Following the popularity of the band Beatles during his childhood, he decided to switch to guitar, and never looked back. As he grew up, he started forming or joining various bands, and became active in the music scene of Detroit. When he attended Oakland Community College, he learned to sing harmonies with his band, The Four of Us.

How Did Glenn Frey Became Famous?

Frey’s road to freedom started in the late ‘60s when he moved to Los Angeles. He immersed himself in the music scene of the city, and soon met drummer Don Henley, in 1970.

The two later on met J.D. Souther and introduced them to his girlfriend Linda Ronstadt, who needed a backup band. Frey, Henley alongside fellow musicians Randy Meisner on the bass, and Bernie Leadon on the guitar, became Ronstadt backup band for her tour, and when it ended, the four decided to stay together and form the band Eagles.

The Eagles later on became one of the biggest names in music, producing hits including “Take it Easy”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, and “Peaceful Easy Feeling”. In 1976, their album and song “Hotel California” not only won a Grammy for Record of the Year, but became one of their biggest hits, but one of the iconic hits of the late 20th century. The success of the Eagles catapulted Frey’s his career and his net worth.

In 1980, the band decided to take a hiatus, actually a 14-year break. In 1994, the group came back together and released a new album entitled “Hell Freezes Over”, and the band was then inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

One of the band’s last tours was “Long Road Out of Eden Tour”. from 2008 to 2011. The groups success and sales of albums and tours all contributed to Frey’s wealth as well.

Glenn Frey Solo Career

When the Eagles took a break, Frey continued on and started a solo career in music. He released a number of solo albums, including “No Fun Aloud”, “The Allnighter”, “Soul Searchin’”, and “Strange Weather.”

Frey also became known for the songs “The Heat is On” and “You Belong to the City” which he recorded for the hit movie “Beverly Hills Cop”. He also lends his voice to the song “City” which was used in the television show “Miami Vice”.

In 2012, Frey released his last solo album entitled “After Hours”. His success as a solo artist also helped tremendously in his net worth.

Glenn Frey as An Actor

Frey also dabbled in acting, and appeared in various projects, including the shows “Miami Vice”, “Wiseguy”, and having the lead role in “South of Sunset”, although it was cancelled after one episode. He also appeared in the movies “Let’s Get Harry” and “Jessy Maguire.”

Glenn Frey Personal Life

Frey was married twice, firstly to artist Janie Beggs from 1983 to 1988. His second marriage was with Cindy Millican, a dancer and choreographer, from 1990. They had three children together: a daughter named Taylor, and two sons named Deacon and Otis.

Glenn Frey Death

Frey passed away due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. He died at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, on 18 January 2016.

General Info

Full NameGlenn Frey
Net Worthapproximately $70 million
Date Of BirthNovember 6, 1948
DiedJanuary 18, 2016, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.75 m
ProfessionGuitarist, Actor, Painter, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Hotel California, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town
EducationDondero High School


SpouseCindy Millican, Janie Beggs, Hotel California, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town
ChildrenDeacon Frey, Taylor Frey, Otis Frey, Hotel California, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town


AwardsMTV Video Music Award for Best Concept Video
NominationsGrammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Hotel California, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town
MoviesJerry Maguire, Let's Get Harry, Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne, Eagles: Hell Freezes Over, The World's Greatest Albums: Eagles: Desperado
TV ShowsSouth of Sunset

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1[on "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins] I don't know that I've ever heard a single record that had more atmosphere than this Phil Collins track. It's so cinematic and it's another one of those records that starts out and it sort of hooks you, and you can't stop listening and then once he's got you drawn in then he starts adding things. I love the tension in that record. There's something sort of unpredictable about it. You don't quite know what's going to happen next and of course when the drum fills come in it's absolutely mind blowing. I always liked the song and then I remember seeing it on an episode of Miami Vice (1984). Don Johnson and his partner driving in one of their cool cars and it's night time and it's Miami and they're headed some place where some bad stuff is gonna go down. And here's this song playing while they're cruising through the night streets of Miami. Totally cool. Love Phil Collins.
2Some people like The Eagles and some people don't. But we never once did a dishonest day at work, we never faked it, and we know that when we step on stage we do a good job.
3I don't know that there's anything missing from rock'n'roll, though. I mean, "Stairway To Heaven" and "Hotel California" and "Yesterday" have kinda become standards now too. The one common thread is that the songs connect with people, they have a certain magic about them that people identify with.


1Last name is pronounced "Fry".
2Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
3In more recent Eagles concerts, he typically sang the song "Take it to The Limit," which was originally sung by the group's first bassist, Randy Meisner.
4Was one of only two members of The Eagles to have been with the band since its creation. The other is Don Henley.
5His 1993 TV show, South of Sunset (1993), was canceled after only one episode.
6Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of The Eagles).
7Was a member of the band the Eagles.




Good Morning Britain2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Lucha Mexico2016Documentary performer: "THE HEAT IS ON"
Morfi, todos a la mesa2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Acció política2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mike & MikeTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Joy2015/Iperformer: "I Did It For Your Love" / writer: "I Did It For Your Love"
Atop the Fourth Wall2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Horror Story2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ray Donovan2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wimbledon2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Block2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
South Park2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
HaKochav HaBa2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hello LadiesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The X FactorTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2013
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The League2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Average Consumer2013TV Series short performer - 1 episode
History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Take It Easy", "Chug All Night", "Tequila Sunrise", "Out of Control", "Desperado", "Certain Kind of Fool", "On the Border", "James Dean", "One of these Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", "Take it to the Limit", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", "Wasted Time", "Victim of Love", "The Long Run", "I Can't Tell you Why", "Heartache Tonight"
De wereld draait door2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2011
30 Minutes or Less2011performer: "The Heat Is On"
Formula 1: BBC SportTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Some Jerk with a Camera2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Misfits2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Hotel California"
The Best of Me, Regine Velasquez: A Birthday Special2008TV Movie documentary writer: "Hotel California"
The Reinactors2008Documentary lyrics: "Hotel California" / music: "Hotel California"
Midnight Heat2007performer: "You Belong to the City", "The One You Love" / writer: "You Belong to the City", "The One You Love"
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hot Tub: The Urban Legend2007Short writer: "Life in the Fast Lane"
The Death Strip2007Short performer: "You're not alone" / writer: "You're not alone"
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2005-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Drawn TogetherTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2005-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Simpsons2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Winter Passing2005writer: "I Can't Tell You Why" 1979
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne2005Video performer: "You Belong to the City" / writer: "The Long Run", "New Kid in Town", "Wasted Time: Wasted Time/Wasted Time Reprise", "I Can't Tell You Why", "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", "The Boys of Summer", "Silent Spring Intro", "Tequila Sunrise", "No More Cloudy Days", "Hole in the World", "Take It to the Limit", "You Belong to the City", "Heartache Tonight", "Life in the Fast Lane", "Hotel California"
Ha-Pijamot2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Chaparall2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ídolos2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nouvelle Star2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inaka ni tomarô!2003TV Series writer: "Take It Easy"
In America2002writer: "Desperado" 1973
The Sopranos2000-2001TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Vertical Limit2000writer: "Take It To The Limit"
Space Cowboys2000writer: "TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT"
The '70s2000TV Movie writer: "Hotel California" - uncredited
Outside Providence1999writer: "Take It Easy"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Lebowski1998writer: "Hotel California"
Mystery Science Theater 30001993-1997TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Seinfeld1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sgt. Bilko1996performer: "Partytown" / writer: "Partytown"
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over1994TV Special documentary writer: "Hotel California", "Tequila Sunrise", "The Girl from Yesterday", "Wasted Time", "I Can't Tell You Why", "The Last Resort", "Take It Easy", "Life in the Fast Lane", "Get Over It", "Desperado"
Jackson Browne: Going Home1994TV Movie documentary writer: "Take It Easy"
Absolutely Fabulous1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X-Files1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
BaywatchTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Reasonable DoubtsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Pure Country1992writer: "LAST IN LOVE"
Another Girl Another Planet1992writer: "Hotel California"
Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin1992Video documentary writer: "Long Hot Summer", "New Kid In Town", "The One You Love", "Strange Weather", "I've Got Mine", "Lyin' Eyes", "Take It Easy", "River of Dreams", "True Love", "Love In The 21st Century", "Livin' Right", "Smugglers Blues", "Heartache Tonight", "Party Town", "Desperado" - as G. Frey
The Wonder Years1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sjans1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Thelma & Louise1991performer: "Part Of Me, Part Of You" / writer: "Part Of Me, Part Of You"
Ghostbusters II1989performer: "Flip City" / producer: "Flip City" / writer: "Flip City"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 1985 - 1988 writer - 3 episodes, 1985
Married with Children1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Desperado1987TV Movie "Desperado"
Isang kumot tatlong unan1986performer: "The Heat Is On"
EastEnders1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Girls Just Want to Have Fun1985writer: "On the Loose"
The Fall Guy1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sure Thing1985writer: "Heartache Tonight"
Street Hawk1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shake, Rattle & Roll1984writer: "Hotel California"
Beverly Hills Cop1984performer: "The Heat Is On"
The Lonely Guy1984music: "The Lonely Guy" / producer: "The Lonely Guy"
Knight Rider1982TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fast Times at Ridgemont High1982writer: "Life In The Fast Lane"
Shoot the Moon1982writer: "I Can't Tell You Why"
The Best Little Girl in the World1981TV Movie writer: "Heartache Tonight"
Urban Cowboy1980writer: "Lyin' Eyes"
Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights1980TV Special writer: "Heartache Tonight"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
B.J. and the Bear1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
FM1978writer: "Bad Man", "Life In The Fast Lane"
Top of the Pops1977TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Frank Rosenthal Show1977TV Series writer: "Life in the Fast Lane"
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls1977TV Movie documentary writer: "Desperado"
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolly1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Evening of AnExchange1972TV Movie writer: "Desperado"


Arli$$2002TV SeriesKen
Nash Bridges1997TV SeriesInspector Phil Robbins
Jerry Maguire1996Dennis Wilburn
South of Sunset1993TV SeriesCody McMahon
Wiseguy1989TV SeriesBobby Travis
Let's Get Harry1986Spence
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesJimmy Cole

Music Department

South of Sunset1993TV Series composer - 2 episodes
Season of Fear1989composer: song "I Did It for Love"

Sound Department

Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin1992Video documentary audio producer


History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Eagles")
CMT Insider2007TV SeriesHimself
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne2005VideoHimself - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary as Eagles
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over1994TV Special documentaryHimself (Vocals, Guitar, Piano & Keyboards) (as Eagles)
Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin1992Video documentaryHimself - guitar & vocals
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHimself
Rock Concert1975TV SeriesHimself
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself - lead guitar

Archive Footage

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1998TV SeriesHimself
Miami Vice1988TV SeriesJimmy Cole


Nominated Awards

2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongIn America (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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