Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 8, 1981
SpouseShayna Weber, Kristin Blanford, Jennifer Sky, Wherever You Will Go, Our Lives, Could It Be Any Harder
FactStole his Dad's Viper when he was 14.


Alex Band is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of the rock band The Calling, whose hit song “Wherever You Will Go” peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2002.

Band was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 8, 1981. His parents divorced when he was two years old, and he was raised by his mother, Mary, a former model. He has two older sisters, Jessica and Natalie. Band began playing guitar at the age of 12 and started writing songs soon after. He attended high school in Agoura Hills, California, where he was a member of the school’s jazz band.

After graduating from high school, Band moved to New York City to pursue a career in music. He signed with RCA Records in 2000 and released his debut album, Alex Band, that same year. The album’s first single, “I Still Believe,” peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

The Calling’s debut album, Camino Palmero, was released in 2001. The album’s lead single, “Wherever You Will Go,” became a massive hit, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and selling more than three million copies in the United States. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and went on to sell more than five million copies worldwide.

The Calling released their second album, Two, in 2004. The album’s lead single, “Our Lives,” peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album was less successful than their debut album, selling only one million copies worldwide.

The band went on hiatus in 2005 and Band released his second solo album, We’ve All Been There, in 2006. The album’s lead single, “Only One,” peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

In 2008, The Calling reunited and released their third album, III. The album’s lead single, “Something,” peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The album was a commercial disappointment, selling only 30,000 copies in the United States.

The band went on hiatus again in 2010 and Band released his third solo album, Time Will Tell, in 2011. The album failed to chart.

In 2013, The Calling reunited once again and released their fourth album, Redemption. The album’s lead single, “Could It Be Any Harder,” peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The album was another commercial disappointment, selling only 20,000 copies in the United States.

The band went on hiatus for a third time in 2015 and has not released any new music since.

Band has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Jennifer Sky from 2002 to 2004. His second marriage is to actress and model Olivia Klemptner; the couple has been married since 2014 and have two children together.

Band has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameAlex Band
Date Of BirthJune 8, 1981
Height1.78 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, Wherever You Will Go, Our Lives, Could It Be Any Harder
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseShayna Weber, Kristin Blanford, Jennifer Sky, Wherever You Will Go, Our Lives, Could It Be Any Harder
ChildrenMax Bowie Band
ParentsMeda Band, Charles Band, Wherever You Will Go, Our Lives, Could It Be Any Harder
SiblingsTaryn Band, Zalman Band, Harlan Band, Wherever You Will Go, Our Lives, Could It Be Any Harder

Accomplishments

Music GroupsThe Calling
MoviesFish Without a Bicycle, Coyote Ugly, Puppet Master II

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1Focus on your goals and dreams. It's important to have a passion for something. Find out what it is and make it your own.
2Life is too short to hold grudges and I have too much love to give.
3What would a band be without a couple crazy fans? The real hardcore ones. I'd be lost without them.
4One of the greatest things in my life is to hear of our fans' hardships and know they rose above them with the help of our music.
5I am incredibly grateful for what we've achieved so far.

Facts

#Fact
1Got the scar under his left eye from a dog on Christmas Eve when he was 9. He had 30 stitches.
2Has a tattoo of a kokopelli on his left wrist, he got it when he was 14 in Hollywood.
3Stole his Dad's Viper when he was 14.
4Favorite tracks on Camino Plamero is "Stigmatized" and "Could It Be Any Harder".
5Camino Palmero is also the street where Ron Fair from RCA moved to, next to Alex. They used to bother his wife while she was gardening and put demo tapes in his mailbox until they got signed. Alex was only 15 years old.
6His family owns a castle in Giove, northern Italy. It's featured in "Music In High Places".
7June 3, 2005 - announced his plan to record a solo album at his concert in Las Vegas and the next day on June 4th - Final concert performance in Temecula, California for now of "The Calling".
8Won a Teen Choice Award for Best Rock Song for Adrienne.
9Topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 tracks chart for 23 weeks with Wherever You Will Go.
10Stepson of Debra Dion.
11The Calling will release its second album "Two" on June 8, 2004, coinciding with his 23rd birthday.
12His first music video, "Dormant Prayer", was directed/produced by Jethro Rothe-Kushel in 1993.
13His first band, "Maybe Solitude", had a five-song album produced with music written and performed by himself and lifelong friend and filmmaker Jethro Rothe-Kushel.
14Has a girlfriend, named Jennifer Sky (an actress). They met through one of his father's acting classes and have been together for almost three years, they also have a house together. Should be - Wife - Jennifer Sky. They have been together for 6 years. They met through a blind date arranged by Alex's partner in the Calling, Aaron Kamin.
15His family owns a castle in Giove, Northern Italy. It's featured in one of his father's films, Castle Freak (1995).
16Grandson of Albert Band. Son of Charles Band. Nephew of Richard Band. Younger brother of Taryn Band. Has two paternal half-brothers (Harlan and Zalman) and three younger maternal half-brothers. Mother's name was formerly Meda Band.
17The Calling's first album entitled 'Camino Palmero' was named after the street he grew up on
18Dropped out of High School at 15, but got his degree through homeschooling.
19Started playing guitar when he was 8.
20He spent a lot of time in Europe as a child.
21Won Best Rock Act, at the Smash hits Pollwinners party, with The Calling
22Won Best New Act, with The Calling at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Barcelona [November 2002]
23Single "Wherever you will go" reached No. 3 in the UK singles chart.
24His band, 'The Calling', performs at Party in the Park [July 2002]
25Lead vocalist of 'The Calling'.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Vampire Diaries2010-2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Melrose Place2009TV Series 1 episode
Bela, a Feia2009TV Series performer: "In Your Heart I'm Home"
Ex2009writer: "Wherever You Will Go"
The Final Season2007performer: "Coming Home" / writer: "Coming Home"
Bratz2007performer: "Doesn't Get Better Than This" / producer: "Doesn't Get Better Than This" / writer: "Doesn't Get Better Than This" - as A. Band
Firehouse Dog2007writer: "Our Lives"
Wie küsst man einen Millionär?2007TV Movie writer: "Wherever You Will Go"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cold Case2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doll Graveyard2005writer: "The Truth"
The X Factor2004-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2004-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Actually2003as Band, "Wherever You Will Go" 2001
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daredevil2003producer: "For You" / writer: "For You"
Smallville2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summer Catch2001writer: "Sweet Summer"
Coyote Ugly2000performer: "Wherever You Go" / writer: "Wherever You Go"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesTrey Fager
Fish Without a Bicycle2003Jag
Coyote Ugly2000Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Remote1993VideoBad Boy (uncredited)
Doctor Mordrid1992Museum Kid (uncredited)
Puppet Master II1990VideoCairo Child

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live in Brazil2010
Homelessness and Voices of Providence in the City of Angels, 2000CE2000

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fish Without a Bicycle2003composer: song "Take Hold of Me"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live in Brazil2010executive producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bachelor Pad2010TV SeriesHimself
The Dome2010TV SeriesThemselves - Performer
Live in Brazil2010Himself - Lead Vocals
MTV Video Music Brasil 20042004TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Top of the Pops2004TV SeriesHimself
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 20042004TV MovieHimself - Performer (as The Calling)
Top of the Pops Saturday2004TV Series documentaryHimself
TRL Italy2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself (as The Calling)
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 20022002TV SpecialHimself (as The Calling)
Party in the Park 20022002TV SpecialPerformer (as The Calling)
Summer Music Mania 20022002TV MovieHimself - Performer (as The Calling)
Total Request Live2001TV SeriesHimself
Music in High Places2000TV Series documentaryVocalist for The Calling Himself (in Italy)
NoAngels.com2000VideoHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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