Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 3, 1942
SpouseMary Ann Helmandollar (m. 1983), Lynda Sperry (m. 1964–1982), God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Kokomo
MarkLooks like former "Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight.
FactAl Jardine has released two solo albums.


Al Jardine is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known as a founding member and the rhythm guitarist of the Beach Boys. He was born in Lima, Ohio, on September 3, 1942, the eldest son of Jane (née Wissinger) and Harry Jardine. His parents divorced when he was two, and he was raised by his mother and stepfather, Harold Nelson. He has two half-sisters, Judy and Diane, and a half-brother, Jerry.

Jardine was introduced to music by his stepfather, who bought him a ukulele when he was six. He began playing guitar when he was 10. He attended Lima Senior High School, where he met Brian Wilson and Mike Love. The three soon began harmonizing together and formed a band, which they named the Pendletones after the style of shirt they wore. The group later changed their name to the Beach Boys.

The Beach Boys released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, in 1962. It was followed by a string of hits, including “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and “I Get Around.” Jardine played a key role in the group’s distinctive sound, singing lead on such songs as “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Then I Kissed Her.” He also wrote or co-wrote several of the band’s songs, including “Don’t Worry Baby” and “California Girls.”

Jardine left the Beach Boys in 1998 but rejoined the group in 2018. He continues to tour with them today. His net worth is estimated at $50 million.

General Info

Full NameAl Jardine
Date Of BirthSeptember 3, 1942
Height1.65 m
ProfessionGuitarist, Composer, Singer, God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Kokomo
EducationHawthorne High School, El Camino College, God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Kokomo
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMary Ann Helmandollar (m. 1983), Lynda Sperry (m. 1964–1982), God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Kokomo
ChildrenMatt Jardine, Andrew Jardine, Adam Jardine, Robert Jardine, God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Kokomo

Accomplishments

MoviesThe Beach Boys: An American Band, Beach Boys: The Lost Concert, The Beach Boys: Good Timin': Live at Knebworth, Vocal Group Hall of Fame: Vol. 4

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Looks like former "Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight.
2His big sweet smile.
3His sun kissed blonde hair.
4His kind brown eyes.

Facts

#Fact
1Al and the rest of The Beach Boys guest starred on "Full House" in 1988 and 1992.
2Al Jardine has released two solo albums.
3He is the shortest member of The Beach Boys.
4Living, with his 17 year old twin sons, and their mother, MaryAnn, in Big Sur, California. He works producing artists at the Big Red Barn as well. [June 2006]
5Graduated from Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, California in 1960.
6Was extremely athletic in high school. He was a shot putter and also played on the football team.
7Grew up in Hawthorne, California.
8Has four children, all sons. Matthew was born in 1966 and Adam in 1970, from his first marriage to Lynda Sperry. Twins, Andrew and Robert were born in 1986 from his second marriage to Mary Ann.
9Inducted by Elton John into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Beach Boys) on 20 January 1988.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beach Boys Good Timin'2003Video writer: "Lady Lynda"
Tohuwabohu1995TV Series arranger - 1 episode
Americathon1979writer: "It's A Beautiful Day"
Top of the Pops1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Almost Summer1978lyrics: "Almost Summer"
The Johnny Cash Show1969TV Series arranger - 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To the Top2016post-production
Decker2016TV SeriesDr. Richards
Flowers in the Snow-FTP2015
Home Improvement1997TV SeriesAl Jardine

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Classic Albums: The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Beach Boys: A Day at the San Diego Zoo2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds 50th2016Video documentary shortHimself
Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event2015VideoHimself
Soundstage2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Chris Montez Story2014DocumentaryHimself
The Beach Boys: Live at the Hollywood Bowl 3D2014Himself (as Alan Jardine)
The Best Hit USA2013TV SeriesHimself
The Beach Boys: 50th Anniversary - Live in Concert2012VideoHimself
Doin' It Again2012DocumentaryHimself
Imagine2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Beach Boy
The Wrecking Crew!2008DocumentaryHimself
The Kingston Trio Story: Wherever We May Go2006Video documentary
The Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice2005TV Movie documentary
Beach Boys Good Timin'2003VideoHimself
The Beach Boys: The Lost Concert1998DocumentaryHimself (Beach Boys' guitar / vocals) (uncredited)
Farm Aid '961996TV Movie documentaryHimself - The Beach Boys
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself (The Beach Boys)
Baywatch1995TV SeriesHimself, Beach Boys Member
Beach Boys: Endless Summer1988TV SeriesHimself - As The Beach Boys
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Bring on the Summer1986TV SpecialHimself
The Beach Boys: An American Band1985DocumentaryHimself
D.C. Beach Party1984TV Movie documentaryHimself - Beach Boys member
The Beach Boys Twentieth Anniversary Special1981TV Movie documentaryHimself - Beach Boys member
The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth1980Video documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1968-1976TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself / Himself - Musician
The Beach Boys: It's OK1976TV MovieHimself - Beach Boys member
Starparade1968TV SeriesSinger
Die Beach Boys in Berlin1967TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Beach Boys)
The Jack Benny Hour1965TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Monkey's Uncle1965Himself (as The Beach Boys)
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHimself (as The Beach Boys)
Thank Your Lucky Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 19822012Video documentaryHimself
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-19692010Video documentaryHimself
Cease to Exist2007DocumentaryHimself - Beach Boys' Guitarist, Vocalist (as Alan Jardine)
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2005TV Series documentary
Beach Boys: California Surfin'2004VideoHimself
Art That Shook the World2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1967TV SeriesBeach Boys Member
Beat-Club1966TV SeriesHimself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoEndless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story (1998)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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