Gary Clark Jr. - Updated Jul 2024

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Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. is a renowned musician from the United States. Gary Clark Jr. is most known for his music, which combines blues, rock, and soul with hip-hop influences.

Early Life and Childhood

Gary Clark Jr. was born in Austin, Texas, United States on February 15, 1984. He is 39 years old with the zodiac sign Aquarius. Gary holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Regarding his family background, he is the son of Gary Clark Sr. (Father) and Sandi Clark (Mother). His mother is a professional accountant, and his father is a salesperson. She grew up along with his two sisters, Shawn Clark and Savannah Clark.

Gary Clark Jr. – Education

Speaking of his educational background, Clark has not revealed any information regarding his academic qualifications or experience. It seems that Gary might have completed his University level at a renowned University in America.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, In 1996, when he was twelve years old, his parents gave him his first guitar as a Christmas present. It was a black electric guitar, an Ibanez RX20.

During his teenage years, he played in local pubs until Clifford Antone extended an invitation for him to perform at Antone’s.

After that, he started playing in the Austin music scene, sharing stages with such legendary musicians as Jimmie Vaughan and Stevie Ray.

Gary Clark Jr.

Caption: Gary Clark Jr. performing at a concert Source: The New York Times.

Following that, Clark signed with Hotwire Unlimited, under which he put out the albums 110 (2004) and Worry No More (2001).

Moreover, he joined the Warner Bros. record company in 2011 and on October 22, 2012, he released his debut album, Blak and Blu.

Along with Alicia Keys, Clark recorded and co-wrote the song “Fire We Make” for the album Girl on Fire in that same year. Warner Bros. recently published its new album This Land on January 10, 2019.

In a similar vein, he has played live extensively throughout his career, appearing in a wide range of events and festivals.

Other Works

As a philanthropist, Gary Clark Jr. raised money for children with ALDS in Africa by performing at Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive Black Ball event.

On January 10, 2019, he also made an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s late-night talk show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

He sang “Feed the Babies” and “This Land” throughout the performance.

Additionally, on February 16, 2019, he appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and sang the songs “Pearl Cadillac” and “This Land.”

Net Worth 2024

Gary Clark Jr. has earned an enormous amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth in 2024 is approximately $4 million.

Brand endorsements

Gary Clark Jr. has appeared in TV ads for Martin and Yamaha Guitars, Obsessed, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul models, and Delay Pedal and Strings during the Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon.

Additionally, he appeared in other TV ads for Sonos and the 2017 Lincoln Continental, Cord.

In February 2023, Gary appeared with Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Paul Stanley, Ozzy Osbourne, and others in the Workday “Super Bowl” commercial.

Awards and Achievements

Gary Clark Jr. received a Blues Music Award in the category of “Contemporary Blues Males Artist of the Year” in 2014. He also received the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance that same year.

Moreover, For “This Land,” he received the Best Contemporary Blues Album, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song Grammy Awards in 2020.

Personal Life

Gary Clark Jr. is currently married to an Australian model, Nicole Trunfio. The couple started seeing each other in June 2012. On April 19, 2013, after dating for four years, they tied the knot.

Gary Clark Jr.

Caption: Gary Clark Jr. with Nicole Trunfio Source: Billboard.

Further, the couple is blessed with two girls and one son. On January 11, 2015, Zion Clark, a son, was born as their first child. On January 15, 2018, they welcomed Gia “Gigi” Leblane Clark, a daughter, as their second child.

The couple recently welcomed Ella Wolf Clark, their second daughter, into the world on February 21, 2020.

Body Measurements

Gary Clark Jr. is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm/1.80 m) and weighs around 76 kg (167.5 lbs). In addition, Clark has a dark brown pair of eyes and black hair colour.

Gary Clark Jr. – Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @garyclarkjr with 498K followers. Moreover, he also has 602.2K followers on Facebook and 120.6K followers on Twitter.