Steve Perry - Biography

Last Modified: Feb 4, 2020

Steve Perry
Profession: Singer, Songwriter
Best Known For: Journey
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $45 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 22, 1949 (age 73)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Stephen Ray Perry
Birth Place: Hanford, California, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Raymond Perry
Mother's Name: Mary Quaresma
Siblings: N/A
University: College of the Sequoias
Ethnicity: Portuguese
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Steve Perry?

Steve Perry is a singer, songwriter by profession and American by nationality. He is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey.

Steve Perry (Image: theguardian)

Steve Perry – Age, Parents, Siblings, Education, Ethnicity

Steve Perry’s birth took place on January 22, 1949, in Hanford, California, USA. He was born as Stephen Ray Perry to mother Mary Quaresma and father Raymond Perry. His parents are of Portuguese ethnicity.

For education, Steve Perry attended high school in Lemoore, California. After graduation, he went to the College of the Sequoias. Other details of his early life such as his childhood and identity of his siblings and family are not known.

Steve Perry – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Perry was in a serious relationship with his girlfriend Sherrie Swafford, who inspired him to write his hit Oh Sherrie. But the couple never married.

Speaking to The Guardian Steve Perry reveals, “I was too scared of it (marriage) after what I watched my parents go through. And I was around a band that went through several divorces in the course of our success. I saw them lose half of everything multiple times.” 

He was in a romantic relationship with Kellie Nash, a psychologist who had been undergoing cancer treatment and had first seen her in his friend Patty Jenkins’ film about breast cancer. The couple dated for a year and a half, until her death. He grieved for her death for two years, did not go back to isolation and began to write songs and perform.

Steve Perry, Kellie Nash in 2011 (Image: Getty Images)

Currently, he seems to be single, sans wife, children and as Steve Perry has never married, divorce is out of context.

Steve Perry – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at around $45 million while the figure on his annual salary is not shared with the public.

Steve Perry – Career

Early Career

Growing up Steve Perry loved to sing and his parents encouraged him to do so. At the age of 16, he started a band named Ice with Scott Mathews, now a music producer. They co-wrote songs played drums and guitar and sang. 

After Ice disbanded, he moved to California, where he joined the band named Alien Project.


With Journey, Steve Perry has released 14 studio albums including Infinity (1978), Evolution (1979), Departure (1980), Escape (1981), Frontiers (1983), Raised on Radio (1986), Trial by Fire (1996).

As a solo artist he has released three studio albums Street Talk (1984), For the Love of Strange Medicine (1994), Traces (2018) and EP Silver Bells (2019).

from left - Gregg Rolie, Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain of Journey in 2017 (Image: wifeimage)


Steve Perry’s fellow Journey members are Steve Augeri, Robert Fleischman, Jeff Scott Soto, Deen Castronovo.

Steve Perry – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Steve Perry is active with thousands of followers and counting. He also has an official website – and a Vevo YouTube channel.

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