Five For Fighting Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Five For Fighting is a 57-years-old American Musician from the United States of America. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

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According to the wiki and biography of Five For Fighting was born on January 7, 1965 in United States of America. let’s check out the Five for’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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In 2018, Ondrasik recorded a song entitled “The Song of Innocents” for the end credits of the film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.


Five for Fighting performed as part of the Lincoln Center Series, American Songbook, in February 2017. He also performed his song “All for One” at the National Memorial Day Concert on the steps of the Capitol in 2017. He performed “Superman” during the National Memorial Day parade the next day.


On September 12, 2016, Five for Fighting released the single “Born to Win.” The song debuted during the opening montage of the season eight finale of American Ninja Warrior.

Ondrasik is an Independent voter. He was a registered Republican prior to 2016. He supported Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick of Paul Ryan in 2012. In May 2016, Ondrasik left the Republican Party and posted an image of his voter registration form. He said, “I cannot in good conscience belong to a party that nominates Donald Trump. Goodbye GOP. Hello Independent. Done.”


Ondrasik wrote and recorded the original song “All for One” for the one hundredth episode of the television series Hawaii Five-0. The song was released as a single on November 7, 2014, the same date the episode aired. His song “100 Years” was featured in the final scene of the final episode of the TV series JAG.


After the success of “Superman,” two more songs were released as singles – the title track “America Town” and “Something About You” in 2002 and 2003, respectively – but neither song charted. While America Town did not reach the top 50 of the Billboard 200 chart, the album eventually was certified Platinum.

Five for Fighting’s sixth studio album, Bookmarks, was released in 2013, peaking at 54 on the Billboard 200. “What If” was the album’s lead single and it reached 29 and 28 on the Adult Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, respectively.


In 2012, Ondrasik became active on the public speaking circuit. Presenting on themes of creativity, entrepreneurship, and collaboration, Ondrasik uses his music, life as a musician and working in the family business to highlight his message. He has presented at TEDx, The Salk Institute, American Cancer Society, and Virgin Unite amongst others.


On February 20, 2011, Five for Fighting performed at the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic in Calgary, with the Calgary Flames facing off against the Montreal Canadiens.

A compilation album called The Very Best of Five for Fighting was released in 2011. It featured 14 songs in chronological order of their recording, beginning with “Bella’s Birthday Cake” from 1997 and ending with 2011’s “Slice.”


On May 27, 2010, Ondrasik announced that he had left Columbia Records and his album Slice would be re-released on Wind-up Records along with the song “Slice” being released as a single in July 2010.

Five for Fighting’s live performances take a variety of forms: sometimes Ondrasik appears alone, switching between acoustic guitar and piano. Five for Fighting sometimes appears with touring musicians on bass, electric guitar, and drums. Five for Fighting also began playing orchestral shows in the early 2010s, often accompanied by a string quartet; Ondrasik has also appeared with the backing of full symphony orchestras for these shows. He often covers songs like “American Pie,” “Rocket Man,” “Message in a Bottle,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the end of live performances. Five for Fighting has released a steady stream of live recordings since 2007, including five live albums and EPs.


His fifth studio album, titled Slice, was released on October 13, 2009, and appeared on the iTunes top 10 albums on the first day. The album was produced by Gregg Wattenberg (“Superman,” “100 Years”). Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, who penned the songs for musicals such as Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, co-wrote the title track, as well as the track “Above the Timberline.” On July 21, 2009, the first single from Slice, called “Chances”, was released for digital download. “Chances” was featured during the end credits of the hit film The Blind Side. “Chances” reached number 11 on the Hot AC radio chart.

The singer received a special fatherhood award from the National Fatherhood Initiative’s 2009 Military Fatherhood Award Ceremony. He received the International SPA Association’s Humanitarian Award in 2016.


In 2008, he got involved in the musical movement of spreading awareness about current slavery and human trafficking by performing a live version of “World” for the rockumentary, Call + Response.


Five for Fighting released three live albums in 2007: Rhapsody Originals in January, iTunes Exclusive in June, and Back Country in October.

In the spring of 2007, Ondrasik created the first video charity website. The website allowed fans to upload videos answering the central question, “What Kind of World do You Want?” (taken from his hit song, “World”). The site raised over $250,000 for Augie’s Quest, Autism Speaks, Fisher House Foundation, Save the Children, and Operation Homefront.

Ondrasik, under the auspices of the United Service Organizations (USO), performed for service members on a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour of Guantánamo Bay and other bases in Cuba in February and March 2007. He followed up with another USO tour in November 2007 of Japan, Guam and Hawaii. “I am struck by the sacrifices the troops and their families make for our way of life and I felt it was important to show my support,” says Ondrasik.

In November 2007, Ondrasik coordinated the release of 13 free songs for US military members called CD for the Troops. There have been five CDs for the troops and over one million copies given away. The songs donated included tracks from Billy Joel, Jewel and Sarah McLachlan. Subsequent volumes became available in 2008 (including songs by Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban and Trace Adkins), 2009 (an album of comedy tracks with material from comedians such as Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Adam Sandler), 2010 (featuring songs by Matchbox 20, Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, and Gavin DeGraw), and 2011 (artists including Sara Bareilles, Mayday Parade and REO Speedwagon).


Two years later, the album Two Lights was released; this became his first career top 10 album, debuting at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart in August 2006. Its first single, “The Riddle”, became Ondrasik’s third career top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 40. It reached number three on AC charts and number seven on Hot AC charts. The second single, “World”, reached number 14 on Hot AC charts and the music video has been used to raise funds for various charities and as a theme for NASA’s International Space Station (see Philanthropy below).


His third album, The Battle for Everything, debuted at number 20 on Billboard 200 chart in February 2004. Some versions of the album were paired with a bonus CD, a five-song EP called 2 + 2 Makes 5. Battle included the single “100 Years”, which reached number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and stayed at number one for 12 non-consecutive weeks. “Devil in the Wishing Well” was the album’s second single, reaching number 23 on the Adult Top 40. A third single, a cover of “Silent Night” from the 2 + 2 Makes 5 EP, reached number 2 on the US Adult Contemporary charts.


Ondrasik has recorded six full-length studio albums, one EP, and several live albums as Five for Fighting. Ondrasik’s song “Superman” was nominated for a Grammy in 2002.

Ondrasik currently lives with his wife and their two children near Los Angeles, California. He is an avid hockey and basketball fan, supporting the L.A. Kings and Lakers. He has been a contributing writer for both Sports Illustrated and the official L.A. Kings and is often featured on radio and TV interviews. He has performed on SportsCenter, at the 2002 NHL All-Star Game, 9/11/11 Jets v. Cowboys Halftime, 2011 Heritage Classic, 2011 Carrier Classic, 2014 Stadium Series in Los Angeles, and performed “100 Years” during Landon Donovan’s last game of the LA Galaxy.


The second single, “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” was a commercial success, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 1 on the Adult Top 40. The song became an anthem after the September 11 attacks and Ondrasik performed the song at The Concert for New York City on October 20, 2001. “Superman” was nominated for a Grammy in 2002.


Five for Fighting left EMI in the aftermath and recorded demos of “Easy Tonight” and “Jainy,” both of which were re-recorded for 2000’s America Town album. Capitol Records later re-released Message after the success of America Town.

His second album, America Town, was released on September 26, 2000. In addition to 10 all-new songs, America Town included two re-recorded songs from the ill-fated Message for Albert album (“The Last Great American” and “Love Song”). “Easy Tonight” became the album’s lead single in 2000. It received moderate airplay and peaked at 26 on the Adult Top 40.

Referring to Five for Fighting’s success in the 2000s, AllMusic called Ondrasik “one of the decade’s leading balladeers.” Five for Fighting has released two Platinum-selling albums, America Town and The Battle for Everything, and received one Grammy nomination.

Ondrasik was named a top five AC and a top 10 Hot AC artist for the 2000s.


Although John Scott did not release a studio album at the time, three songs co-written by Sheets and Ondrasik later appeared on a 1997 arena rock album from Sheets’ band, St. Clair, which also featured Sarzo. Ondrasik did not perform on the album, but received writing credits for “After the Fire,” “Shadow of Myself,” and “Turn the Wheel.” Sheets and Ondrasik would collaborate again much later, in 2008, when Ondrasik provided vocals for Sheets’ song “Fly Me Away.”

Five for Fighting’s first album, Message for Albert, was released by EMI in March 1997. However, EMI Records’ American division closed that June. Although the album itself had already been released, there were no singles from Message. “Bella’s Birthday Cake” was intended as the lead single, judging by the existence of radio promos and demos featuring the song. The song “Ocean” appears alongside “Bella’s Birthday Cake” on some promotional cassettes, suggesting it was viewed as a potential second single.


In 1995, Ondrasik signed with EMI Records. He adopted Five for Fighting as a “band name” that same year at the request of EMI executives, who found Ondrasik’s name difficult to pronounce. “Five for Fighting” is an ice hockey term that means a five-minute major penalty for participating in a fight. Ondrasik is a lifelong fan of the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.


Ondrasik spent the early 1990s playing singer-songwriter gigs around Los Angeles. He signed with a music publisher, Carla Berkowitz, who discovered him in a bar on Melrose and Vine. Ondrasik and Berkowitz later married.


After graduating from UCLA in 1988, Ondrasik became associated with the glam metal scene. He befriended Whitesnake bassist Rudy Sarzo and formed a hair metal band with Scott St. Clair Sheets, best known for his work with Pat Benatar, called John Scott. Ondrasik later described the band’s genre as “pop metal,” comparing their sound to Bon Jovi. John Scott signed a management deal in the early 1990s, but any hopes of mainstream success were shattered with the rise of grunge and the decline of the hair metal genre.


Ondrasik is of Slovakian descent. His year of birth has been subject to some confusion, with listing his birth year as 1968 instead of 1965. A 2001 Los Angeles Times article refers to him being 33 at the time rather than 36. A March 2002 interview from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gives his age as 33 at the time rather than 37. However, Ondrasik himself has implied that the 1965 date is the correct one, such as in 2020 when he referred to recently turning 55.


Vladimir John Ondrasik III (born January 7, 1965), known by his stage name Five for Fighting, is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer, and philanthropist. He is best known for his piano-based rock, such as the top 40 hits “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” (2001), “100 Years” (2003) and “The Riddle” (2006). He also had a string of moderate hits on the adult contemporary charts in the late 2000s and into the 2010s, including “World” (2006), “Chances” (2009), “What If” (2013) and “Christmas Where You Are” (2017).

Ondrasik’s first car was a 1965 Ford Mustang that he painted purple due to his affinity for Prince. Ondrasik later restored the car to its original powder blue color scheme. He still owns the car and wrote a song about it called “65 Mustang,” which appears on the Two Lights album. The car also appears in the music video for “The Riddle” and on the cover art for “Chances.”

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name Five for Fighting
Nickname Five for
Profession Musician

Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

Age (2021) 57 Years
Birthplace California
Date Of Birth January 7, 1965
Sunsign Libra
Hometown California
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Nationality American

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Five For Fighting Personal Life, Spouse, Wife

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Five for Fighting Net Worth

The Five for Fighting Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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