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Short Info

Date Of BirthFebruary 18, 1947
SpouseSuzanne Feusi
MarkMany of his songs are very sensitive love ballads
FactHe played Pontius Pilate in the musical play "Jesus Christ Superstar" during a break from recording in the early 1990s.

Dennis DeYoung is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer best known for being a founding member of the rock band Styx. DeYoung has been credited as the writer of more than half of the band’s songs, including the hits “Lady,” “Come Sail Away” and “Babe.” He is also known for his work as a solo artist, with his 1984 album Desert Moon selling more than two million copies.

DeYoung was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 18, 1947. His parents, Edward and Mary, were of Irish descent. DeYoung has three sisters: Diane, Carol and Theresa. He was raised in the city’s Roseland neighborhood and attended Catholic schools. DeYoung’s interest in music began at an early age; he took piano lessons and played in a band called The Tradewinds while in high school.

After graduating from high school in 1965, DeYoung attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He left college after one year to pursue a career in music. In 1971, he auditioned for the rock band Styx and was hired as the keyboardist and lead vocalist. The band went on to achieve great success in the 1970s and 1980s, with DeYoung writing and singing some of their biggest hits.

DeYoung left Styx in 1999, but has continued to tour and release solo albums. His most recent album, 26 East, Vol. 1, was released in 2016. DeYoung has been married to Suzanne DeYoung since 1970. The couple has three children: Patrick, Matthew and Sarah.

DeYoung has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his successful career as a musician, both with Styx and as a solo artist.

General Info

Full NameDennis DeYoung
Date Of BirthFebruary 18, 1947
ProfessionRecord producer, Writer, Actor, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Milwaukee, WI, USA, Medina, MN, United States, St. Louis, MO, United States, Come Sail Away, Mr. Roboto, Desert Moon
EducationChicago State University


SpouseSuzanne Feusi
ChildrenCarrie Ann DeYoung, Matthew DeYoung, Milwaukee, WI, USA, Medina, MN, United States, St. Louis, MO, United States, Come Sail Away, Mr. Roboto, Desert Moon


MoviesThe Perfect Man, Kilroy Was Here, Milwaukee, WI, USA, Medina, MN, United States, St. Louis, MO, United States
TV Shows100 Greatest Songs of the '80s

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#Marks / Signs
1Many of his songs are very sensitive love ballads


1Is of Dutch and Italian descent.
2Sued his former Styx bandmates in the year 2000 for touring without him. He said their tour violated a contract that stipulated the band could only tour by unanimous consent. The case was settled out of court and terms were not disclosed.
3Released four solo studio albums - "Desert Moon" (1984), "Back to the World" (1986), "Boomchild" (1988) and "10 on Broadway" (1994). The latter was comprised entirely of covers of Broadway classics. The others were comprised mostly of original material. Also released a two CD set "The Music of Styx: Live with Symphony Orchestra" (2003, also released on DVD). Also released a CD of music from his musical play "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1997).
4He played Pontius Pilate in the musical play "Jesus Christ Superstar" during a break from recording in the early 1990s.
5Contributed a CD single as a bonus to his wife Suzanne DeYoung's romance novel, "A Love Foretold."
6Member of the rock group Styx through the late 1990s.



Glee2014-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mom's Day Away2014TV Movie writer: "Come Sail Away"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Community2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013writer: "Babe"
Nitro Circus: The Movie2012Documentary writer: "Come Sail Away"
Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground, San Francisco2012Short writer: "Come Sail Away" - as Dennis De Young
Hall Pass2011writer: "The Best Of Times"
Tosh.02011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Babe, I Love You2010writer: "Babe"
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto2009Video writer: "Mr. Roboto"
Generation Kill2008TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game as Dennis De Young, "Come Sail Away"
Mr. Woodcock2007writer: "Lady"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Underdog2007writer: "Lady" - as Dennis De Young
Smiley Face2007writer: "Lady"
The Office2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pirates of the Great Salt Lake2006writer: "Come Sail Away"
Fun with Dick and Jane2005writer: "Mr. Roboto"
Las Vegas2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Perfect Man2005performer: "Babe", "Mr. Roboto", "The Best of Times" / writer: "Babe", "Mr. Roboto", "The Best of Times", "Lady"
That '70s Show2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Far Far Away Idol2004Video short writer: "Mr. Roboto"
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story2004writer: "Mr. Roboto"
Old School2003writer: "Lady"
Monkey Dust2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Eight Crazy Nights2002writer: "Mr. Roboto"
The Simpsons2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Freaks and Geeks1999-2000TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "Come Sail Away"
Big Daddy1999writer: "Babe", "The Best of Times"
The Virgin Suicides1999writer: "Come Sail Away" - as Dennis De Young
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
If These Walls Could Talk1996TV Movie writer: "Lady" - as Dennis De Young
The Karate Kid Part II1986performer: "This Is the Time" / producer: "This Is the Time" / writer: "This Is the Time"
Aoi hitomi no seiraifu1984TV Series writer: "Desert Moon"
Top of the Pops1980TV Series writer - 1 episode


The Perfect Man2005Tribute Band
Kilroy Was Here1983Robert Orrin Charles Kilroy


Kilroy Was Here1983story


WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
An Evening with Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx2014TV Special
NHL Winter Classic New Year's Eve Party2011TV MovieHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Big in 06 Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Canadian Idol2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself

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