Is Kevin Cronin married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Lisa Cronin. The amazing couple celebrated their wedding in 1992 marking that they have already celebrated the silver jubilee of their married life.
Kevin is blessed with four children including a son named Paris Cronin with his first wife. He has a daughter named Holly. With his current wife, he welcomed twins named Josh and Shane. The beautiful family currently resides together in Thousand Oaks, California. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Cronin:
Who is Kevin Cronin?
Born as Kevin Patrick Cronin, he landed on the planet on October 6, 1951, which makes his age be 70 years old as of 2021. By profession, he is an American lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist mostly known for working with the American rock band, REO Speedwagon. The band was most popular during the 1970s and 1980s era recording several hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He was also seen participating in the international game show named Don’t Forget the Lyrics! on March 27, 2008.
How was the Early Life of Cronin?
Cronin was born in 1951 and his place of birth is in north suburban Evanston, Illinois. He was raised mostly in southwest suburban Oak Lawn where he learned guitar from his young age. Regarding his education and academic achievements, he went to St. Linus Catholic Elementary School. Later, he was enrolled at Chicago’s Brother Rice High School from where he earned his graduation.
Career and Professional Achievements
He made a big breakthrough in his professional journey in 1971 by joining the rock band REO Speedwagon which was formed in 1967. He worked for the album titled R.E.O./T.W.O (released in 1972) being introduced as vocalist and contributing songwriter, replacing Terry Luttrell. All the songs of the album were written by Gary Richrath including “Let Me Ride”, “Little Queenie”, “Like You Do”, “Golden Country” and so on.
After missing rehearsals and facing creative disagreements, he left the band but made his return in 1976. He returned after Greg X. Volz converted to Christianity and turned down the position for lead vocals. The band experienced its popularity delivering multiple hits throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their albums like “You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can’t Tuna Fish (1978)”, “Hi Infidelity (1980)”, “Wheels Are Turnin’ (1984)”, “The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken (1990)” and so on were much popular.
The album “Hi Infidelity” peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 turned the biggest-selling rock album of 1981 where RIAA certified it as 10 times platinum. Cronin gave his voice for songs like “Don’t Let Him Go”, “Keep On Loving You”, “Tough Guys”, “Out of Season” (with Tom Kelly), “I Wish You Were There”, “Tough Guys”, “Don’t Let Him Go”, “Keep On Loving You” and “I Wish You Were There”. The album was able to sell more than 10 million copies. He has also been credited for writing songs like “Tough Guys”, “Keep On Loving You”, “I Wish You Were There” and “Don’t Let Him Go” from the album.
In 1996, the band released Building the Bridge which became the first non-charting album since 1972’s R.E.O./T.W.O of the group. Cronin was credited for lead vocals and rhythm guitar. It is the only studio album of the band which isn’t available at the iTunes Store. In 2007, they released Find Your Own Way Home after talking break for over a decade. Cronin sang the songs like “Find Your Own Way Home”, “Lost on the Road of Love”, “Dangerous Combination” (with Jim Peterik), “Everything You Feel”, “Let My Love Find You”, “Smilin’ in the End” and “I Needed to Fall”.
Know about his Personal Life
American artist Kevin Cronin has been married twice. However, the facts on his first wife aren’t disclosed but it is known that they have one son together named Paris Cronin. As of now, he is married to Lisa Cronin with whom he has fathered three kids including a daughter named Holly and twins named Josh and Shane.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Cronin?
Lead vocalist Kevin Cronin stands at a tall height of 5 feet and 10 inches or 180 cm. He weighs around 70 kilograms and always tries ties to maintain his fitness level. Because of his healthy lifestyle, it is hard to believe that Kevin has already crossed the age of 70.
How Much is the Net worth of Kevin Cronin?
REO Speedwagon’s Cronin has an estimated net worth of 12.1 million USD. He is a legend who has been in the music industry for more than 5 decades. He has offered multiple hits and entertained millions of people from around the globe. IN March 2008, he participated in Don’t Forget the Lyrics! Where he was able to reach 350,000 USD but forgot the lyrics to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. In addition to his music career, he has appeared on multiple infomercial advertising TimeLife’s Ultimate Rock Ballads. He along with his bandmates were seen on the Netflix original series Ozark in an episode titled “Kevin Cronin Was Here”.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Cronin is prepared by various celebrity websites including Wikipedia and IMDb. His personal verified social networking sites aren’t available but one can find REO Speedwagon on Instagram @reospeedwagonofficial.
It is hard to believe that Cronin has already contributed more than 50 years to the music industry. No doubt, he is a legend and has accumulated a huge number of fan following. There are a large number of people who became matured listening to his songs and they all admire him for all the entertainment and joys he has delivered.
Birth Name: Kevin Patrick Cronin
Date of Birth: October 6, 1951
Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, the United States
Parents Name: N/A
Profession: Vocalist, Guitarist
Height: 5 feet and 10 inches or 1.8 m
Weight: around 70 kilograms
Net Worth: $12.1 million (estimated)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/ Girlfriend: Lisa Cronin
Children: 4 (Shane, Josh, Holly and Paris)