Fred Norris Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 31, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Jun 24, 2022
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About Fred Norris

Fred Norris was formerly known as Fred Leo Nukis.

Fred Leo Nukis was born on July 9, 1955. He is an American radio personality, impressionist, and a musician

Fred Norris was born in a place called Willimantic in Connecticut. His biological father was called Henry Nukis, and his stepfather's name is Lewis Norris. His mother's name is Valija Nukis. His parents were immigrants from Latvia. Even though he was born in Willimantic, he was raised in Manchester, Connecticut.

He plays the guitar and is the lead singer of his band, 'King Norris'. He is also known as King of Mars, Fred the Martian, Frightening Fred, and Earth-Dog. Fred Norris lives in New York with his wife and daughter, where he spends most of his net worth. His zodiac sign is cancer.

 Fred Norris is the longest-tenured staff member of the Howard Stern show. This is, of course, except for Howard Stern himself. Fred Norris first met Howard stern when he was still in college and worked overnight shifts at WCCC. WCCC is an AM and FM radio station in Hartford, Connecticut. This was around the spring of 1979.

He continued to work there even after Howard Stern left until Fred Norris left it in 1981 to take up a job at WAQY-FM in Springfield, Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Howard stern had already become ratings hit at WWDC in Washington, D.C., in 1981. So he used his success to convince the radio station in Springfield to hire Norris. Norris started as a producer in Stern's show in October 1981.

He later went to New York with Stern to work at WNBC in September 1982. In 1993, Norris changed his official name to Eric Fred Norris from his biological name Fred Nukus. This led to an intense discussion among the cast members of the Howard Stern Show about this abrupt decision. Norris reportedly did not reveal the reason behind his decision.

Fred Norris has been working with Howard Stern as a radio personality since 1981. He was inspired by and friends with legendary musicians Leslie West and Howard stern, and Norris paid tribute to the musician in 2021 when he passed away due to cardiac arrest.

Norris claims he had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with West when he made a music album and wrote a song with and for him called Talking to the Angels. Norris has also written songs for and performed with legends like Ozzy Osbourne. He is also friends with Howard Stern's co-host Robin Quivers. He spends most of his net worth with his daughter and wife in his New York Home.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Fred Norris's net worth?

The net worth of Fred Norris has been significantly increasing since 2018-2019. As of 2022, his net worth is around $16 million. His net worth comes from his profession of being an American radio personality.

How much does Fred Norris earn per year?

Fred Norris earns around $5 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Fred Norris?

Fred Norris has a height of 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old is Fred Norris?

Fred Norris is 65 years old.

Childhood And Education

Fred Norris was born in Willimantic, Connecticut. His personal life in his early days was sad. He spent an unhappy childhood as his biological father was an alcoholic and left him and his mother when he was only five years old. When Norris was 13 years old, his mother remarried a man called Lewis Norris. He was a cabinet maker by profession.

Norris was very close to his stepfather, who took good care of him. This was when Norris started playing the guitar under his guidance and support. He obtained his education from Western Connecticut State University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Fred Norris's partner?

Fred Norris met his wife Allison Furman during a dial-a-date on Howard Stern's radio station. Allison Furman is an immigrant from Malawi. He married her on July 10, 1994, and they have a child together. Her name is Tess Danielle, and she was born on November 6, 2002. Fred Norris's parents emigrated from Latvia to the United States of America.

His parents' names are Henry Nukis and Valija Nukis. His parents had two sons, Norris being the younger one. He announced his wife's pregnancy with their first child on May 24, 2002, on Howard Stern's Radio Station.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

He is best known for his radio presence on the Howard Stern Show. He has worked with and written songs for great personalities like Allison Ferman, Ozzy Osbourne, and others. He also founded a band where he is the lead vocalist. Fred Norris is the longest-tenured staff member of the Howard Stern show. He is also known as King of Mars, Fred the Martian, Frightening Fred, and Earth-Dog.

Fred Norris's Hobbies And Interests

Fred Norris's early life was lonely. His hobbies were reading books, taking long bicycle rides, and watching afternoon TV returns.

Other Interesting Fred Norris Facts And Trivia

  • In September 1993, Fred Leo Nukis legally changed his name to Eric Fred Norris.
  • Fred Norris has appeared in a variety of small movie and television roles. He played the role of a younger version of himself in the movie 'Private Parts' in 1997. Including these, he was also cast in 'Cruel Intentions' in 1999 as the Meter Maid and also had a role in 'Cold Hearts' in 1999.
  • He also appeared in 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' in 2013.
  • The name of Fred Norris's band is 'King Norris', where he sings and plays the lead guitar.
  • Even though he did not choose a career in academics, Fred Norris is reportedly very smart. He has an IQ of over 150.
  • Fred Norris is not active on any social media. He does not have an official Twitter or Instagram handle.

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Fred Norris Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Fred Leo Nukis

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Willimantic, Connecticut



189 cm

Eye Color



Radio Personality


Western Connecticut State University.

Net Worth



Allison Furman


Henry Nukis, Valija Nukis
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