Danny Seraphine - Chicago's Drummer

BY NIHAL BHANDARY Updated on 10 March, 2021

Danny Seraphine is the founding member of the group, Chicago

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Birth Name Daniel Peter Seraphine
Birth Day 08/28/1948
Birth place Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Musician, Drummer, Record Producer
Parents John Seraphine, Mary Seraphine
Net Worth $20 million
College/University DePaul University
Children Taryn Seraphine Gerry
Personal Website www.dannyseraphine.com
Eye color Brown

The founding member of the rock band Chicago, Danny Seraphine was born on August 28, 1948, in Illinois, Chicago, USA to mother, Mary Seraphine, and father, John Seraphine. He is a theatrical producer and film producer too. Ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 100 drummers of all time, Seraphine gained massive popularity because of his remarkable and versatile talent.

The American drummer, record producer, Danny Seraphine's net worth is estimated to be $20 million which he has accumulated from his award-winning albums sale. Danny's iconic group, Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of fans has earned 23 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums to date. 

Net Worth and Sources of Income

The exceptionally talented drummer, Danny Seraphine's net worth estimated to be $20 million. He has managed to accumulate this heap of fortune from his successful career in his band, Chicago.

Income from Music

Danny Seraphine is one of the richest drummers in the world. He is one of the founders of Chicago, one of the longest-running and most successful pop and rock groups which released multiple gold and platinum albums throughout their career.

Danny Seraphine is a wealthy drummer

Early in 1967, Seraphine approached his two new friends Walter Parazaider who was an expert saxophone and woodwinds player and Terry Kath, the legendary guitarist. They started a new band named The Big Thing but the band eventually changed their name to Chicago. Later the band was joined by Bill Champlin, an American singer, and producer.

 Seraphine served as the band's drummer, percussionist and released multiple albums, five of which made it to #1 in the US. Chicago has had hit singles with the songs "25 or 6 to 4", "Saturday in the Park", and "If You Leave Me Now" among others. This massive success of the band across the world has helped Danny pile a significant amount of income.

Income from Movies

Danny Seraphine served as an executive producer and the music supervisor. of Lonely Street, 2009. In 2010 Danny published Street Player: My Chicago Story, his autobiography. 

In the same year, he worked on the biographical and instructional DVD "The Art of Jazz Rock drumming" produced by The Drum Channel. Hence Danny must have gathered quite a good sum from his producing and supervising career too.

Earning from Endorsements

Seraphine has been noticed playing his DW drums, pedals & hardware, Aquarian drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and drumsticks. Prior to endorsing DW, he had endorsed Rogers, Slingerland and Yamaha drums in the past in 1988.

He had previously used Pro-Mark drumsticks but eventually switched to using Danny Seraphine signature drumsticks, a line created exclusively for him by Zildjian.

Danny Seraphine earns a lot from endorsements

On his official website, there are a number of things which can be purchased including autographed drumsticks and exclusive CDs. Some of the products with their respective prices are given below.

Products Prices
CTA Sacred Ground CD $20
Danny Seraphine Signed Drumsticks $25 
Autographed RnRHOF Commemorative Drumhead  $40


Alongside Danny's talented performances around the globe and album sales, these products on his website are also bound to pile up his net worth remarkably in the upcoming future.

Wife and Children

Danny Seraphine has kept information regarding his family behind the curtains. As far as we know, he's got 6 children who are settled in Colorado but not all of their names or pictures are publicized. However, we do know that one of his kid's names is Taryn Seraphine Gerry.

According to The Flaming Guitar, Danny married multiple women and had kids with them, only to end up filing divorce later. However, he, later on, went to marry a woman named Teddy and had kids with her.

Danny Seraphine has 6 children

Looking at Danny's social media, it looks like the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Jazz-Rock Drummer is busy performing in different shows across the globe, enjoying it and we wish the best for his career in the future.

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Published on 22 September, 2019

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