Dicky Barrett Biography
Dicky Barrett born as Richard Michael Barrett, is an American singer. He is the frontman of Ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones as well as the announcer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! since 2014. His voice is loud and gravelly making it distinctive.
He went to Norwood Junior High School and Xaverian Brothers High School in Massachusetts. After leaving Xaverian Brothers High School he went to Norwood Senior High Norwood, MA and later Bunker Hill Community College where he met Bosstones drummer Joe Sirois. He was born as the son of a cobbler.
Dicky Barrett Age
Barrett was born on 22nd June 1964 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is 54 years old as of 2018.
Dicky Barrett Wife | Dicky Barrett Rosemary Barrett
In 2002, the singer married Rosemary, now known as Rosemary Barrett. The family lives in Los Angeles and he is an Irish Catholic.Dicky Barrett’s Photo
Dicky Barrett Daughter
The Jimmy Kimmel live! announcer has a daughter born in 2012. He is quite protective of his young daughter with him highlighting that she’s not quite ready for the punk and ska brand of rock and he is content to let her make choices on her own.
In an interview he said, “I’m not going to pump The Clash into her head right now. I don’t think she should have loud music banged into her head yet. I hope to god she likes the right stuff, and I certainly want her to like the stuff that I like, but who knows. I’m not going to force feed her anything. I’m not going to be the kind of guy that’s like, what are you listening to? Even though I’m sure in my head I’m gonna be like, what are you listening to?”
Dicky Barrett Singing Career
Barrett is most known for being the frontman of Ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones prior to which, he was with local Boston area bands Cheapskates, Toxic Toast and Impact Unit. However, a majority of his singing career he has been with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
He has toured the world with the band and appeared in nine of its studio albums. They decided to take a hiatus in December 2003. In the same year, he began working on an untitled solo album which was said to be a radical departure from the ska-core sound made popular by the Bosstones. It is however not clear whether the album will be released as there has not been any mention of the album since then.
The Bosstones returned to the recording studio to record three new songs, which were included with unreleased material and vinyl B-sides on a collection titled Medium Rare released on December 18, 2007.
Dicky Barrett Radio
In 2005, Barrett got a radio job on Los Angeles radio’s Indie 103.1 FM as the host of the “Mighty Morning Show”. However, he was fired on March 22, 2006 in unclear circumstances.
How Tall Is Dicky Barrett | Dicky Barrett Height
Barrett is 1.75 m (5′ 9″) tall.
Dicky Barrett Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $600,000.