Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 20, 1966
SpouseSuze DeMarchi
FactMourning Widows releases "Furnished Souls for Rent". [2000]

Nuno Bettencourt (born September 20, 1966) is a Portuguese-American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Extreme.

Bettencourt was born in Praia da Vitória, Azores, Portugal, and moved to the United States with his family at the age of three. He grew up in Hudson, Massachusetts. Bettencourt’s father, Luís, was a classically trained violinist and his mother, Ruth, was a piano teacher. Bettencourt began playing guitar at the age of eight and soon began taking classical guitar lessons. He was influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, and Steve Vai.

Bettencourt attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He met Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone at Berklee and the two formed a band called The Dream in 1985. The band released their debut album, Extreme, in 1989. The album was a success and spawned the hit singles “More Than Words” and “Hole Hearted”.

Bettencourt’s guitar playing has earned him critical acclaim. He was voted “Best Rock Guitarist” by Guitar World magazine in 1992 and 1993. In 1995, Bettencourt was ranked #10 on Guitar World’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Bettencourt has also worked as a producer and songwriter for other artists. He produced albums for bands such as Boston and Rihanna. He has also written songs for artists such as Santana and Christina Aguilera.

Bettencourt is married to former Extreme bandmate Paul Geary. The couple have two daughters.

Bettencourt’s net worth is estimated to be $35 million.

General Info

Full NameNuno Bettencourt
Date Of BirthSeptember 20, 1966
Height1.73 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Actor, More Than Words, Get The Funk Out, Hole Hearted


SpouseSuze DeMarchi
ChildrenLorenzo Aureolino Bettencourt, Bebe Orleans Bettencourt, More Than Words, Get The Funk Out, Hole Hearted
ParentsEzequiel Mendes Bettencourt, Aureolina da Cunha Gil de Ávila, More Than Words, Get The Funk Out, Hole Hearted
SiblingsRoberto Bettencourt, Luis Bettencourt, More Than Words, Get The Funk Out, Hole Hearted


Music GroupsMore Than Words, Get The Funk Out, Hole Hearted, Extreme, DramaGods, Mourning Widows, Satellite Party, Kings of Chaos
MoviesRock of Ages, Metal Shop: Extreme Edition

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1Mourning Widows releases "Furnished Souls for Rent". [2000]
2Now playing guitar and singing in his band "DramaGods", previously named "population 1". [January 2006]
3Fronting new band "Population 1" in Los Angeles. Album released in 2002, EP released in May 2004, second album to be released Summer 2004. [November 2002]
4Nuno remains the lead guitarist for Extreme, and was the touring guitarist for Rhianna on her 2010/2011 Last Girl On Earth World Tour.
5Has collaborated with artists like Lúcia Moniz; Suze DeMarchi (ex Baby Animals, now his wife); Dweezil Zappa; Robert Palmer; Janet Jackson; Anthony J. Resta and some others.
6Co-produced, played and sang on Dweezil Zappa's "Confessions" (1991).
7Released 4 albums with Extreme: "Extreme" (1989); "Extreme II: Pornografitti" (1991); "III Sides to Every Story" (1993) and "Waiting for the Punch Line" (1995).
8Played rhythm guitar on the single version of Janet Jackson's song "Black Cat".
9Nuno was once lead guitarist for the band Extreme.



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Glee2009-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Venus and Serena2012Documentary lyrics: "Hole Hearted" / music: "Hole Hearted"
Rock of Ages2012writer: "More Than Words / Heaven"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Em dónes vida. El llibre i el disc de La Marató2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Més que paraules"
Generació D2011TV Movie documentary writer: "More Than Words"
The Office2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Play With Me" 1989, "More Than Words" 1990
The Mentalist2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009writer: "More Than Words"
Being Erica2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2004-2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Love Guru2008writer: "More than Words", "More Than Words instrumental"
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008writer: "More Than Words"
Smart People2008performer: "This Is Your Life", "Sad", "Need I Say More" 2005, "Flow", "Peace", "Q.P.D.", "If Only", "Pursuit of Happiness" / writer: "This Is Your Life", "Tragedy", "Flow", "Peace", "Q.P.D.", "Nothing But Trouble", "If Only", "Pursuit of Happiness"
La mandrágora2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video Game "More Than Words"
Air Guitar Nation2006Documentary writer: "Play With Me"
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ivory Tower1998writer: "Decadence Dance"
Jury Duty1995writer: "Play With Me"
Highlander: The Final Dimension1994performer: "God Took A Picture" / writer: "God Took A Picture"
Super Mario Bros.1993writer: "WHERE ARE YOU GOING?"
Sleepwalkers1992writer: "It's a Monster"
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure1989writer: "Play With Me"


Rihanna: Loud Tour Live at the O22012VideoBand Member
Rock of Ages2012Rocker
Just a Little Harmless Sex1998Vince the Pizza Guy


Smart People2008

Music Department

Smart People2008musician: vocals


Can't Stop the Show: The Return of Kix2016Documentary
Rihanna 7772013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Glee Project2012TV SeriesHimself
Evening Urgant2012TV SeriesHimself
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Extreme
Extreme: Take Us Alive2010TV MovieHimself
Video Killed the Radio Star2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Best Hit USA2008TV SeriesHimself
Classic Albums2005TV Series documentaryHimself
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (Jocks & Cheerleaders)
Late Night with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
Leyendas de la guitarra1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Extreme: Photograffitti1991Video shortHimself
Metalhead Video Magazine Volume 21990Video documentaryHimself (Extreme)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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