Fred-Norris
Fred Norris I Biography

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  • Full Name Fred Norris
  • Occupation Host, Musician, Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Connecticut, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 09, 1955
  • Age 66 Years, 4 Months
Longest-serving host of the radio program 'The Howard Stern Show'

Fred Norris I Biography

While still a college student in 1979, Fred took his first job at a Christian radio station, WCCC in Hartford

In 1981, famous radio personality Howard Stern hired Fred in the commercial radio station, WWDC, based in Washington D.C. He worked there as the host of The Howard Stern Show until 1982 and later tagged along with Stern to work at WNBC. Currently, the show runs on SiriusXM radio station, and Fred Norris is its second-longest serving show host.


Fred Norris is a famous American radio host and musician. He is mainly recognized as the funny and longest-serving member of the 1970s radio program The Howard Stern Show.

Who is Fred Norris?

Fred Norris was born on 9 July 1955 in Willimantic, Connecticut as the youngest son of his father, Henry Nukis, and mother, Valija Kronberg. However, his parents separated when he was five years old.

Fred's original name was Fred Leo Nukis. Later he replaced his father's name with his stepfather's and legally changed his name to Eric Fred Norris in 1993.

Fred's educational background is still under wraps. However, it is reported that he has attended college in Connecticut in the late 1970s. While still a college student in 1979, Fred took his first job at a Christian radio station, WCCC in Hartford. It was when he met the famous radio and television personality Howard Stern, who changed his life for good. 

In 1981, Stern hired him in another commercial radio station, WWDC, based in Washington D.C. He worked there as the host of The Howard Stern Show until 1982 and later tagged along with Stern to work at WNBC. Currently, the show runs on SiriusXM radio station, and Fred Norris is its second-longest serving show host.

Fred is also a writer, musician, and actor. He has appeared in minor roles in single episodes in TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2013) and movies like the 1997 film Private PartsCruel Intentions (1999).

Alcoholic Father and Abusive Brother

By the time Fred was born, their parents were already tired of their marriage due to his alcoholic father. His father eventually abandoned the family and left home when he was five years old. 

While recalling his childhood days, Fred said, "My father had an alcohol problem. When Dad came home, you hid in the closet because there was always something going on you'd rather not be a part of."

Fred had an older brother who never cared about him. He would mostly abuse and treat him like a punching bag. To escape all these commotions, Fred would sometimes go for bicycle rides, read books, and spend his time watching TV reruns.

Wife and Daughter

Fred Norris married actress Allison Furman-Norris on 10 July 1994. He first met her during an episode, 'Dial-A-Date' from The Howard Stern Show. They soon got along and tied marriage knots. The Norris couple has a daughter, Tess Norris. 

House 

The host, known for his comedic talk, currently owns two houses, one in Hampton, Virginia, and another in New York City. He splits his time between these two houses.

Net Worth

As the longest-serving host of the radio comedy talk show, The Howard Stern Show, Fred Norris earns an estimated $6 million annually. Thus, as of 2021, he holds a net worth equivalent to $20 million.

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