Ric Ocasek Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Ric Ocasek

Biography / Wiki

An American singer and musician Ric Ocasek was the founder member of the rock band the Cars. He had earned recognition from the acclaimed albums named “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Just What I Needed”.

In his entire career, apart from being associated with the band, he had recorded seven solo albums. His magical voice and enthralling composition had garnered millions of fans. As a member of the Cars, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Height / Weight / Age

Ric Ocasek was 193 cm and in feet inches, his height was 6’4” tall. He was a versatile personality who weighed 84 kg in Kilograms or 185 lbs in Pounds. At the time of death in September 2019, he was 75 years old.

He had sharp blue color eyes and had long grey-white color hair. His body measurements were as follows 43 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 36 inches hips. His biceps size was 16 inches whereas his shoe size was 12 (US).

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Ric Ocasek is $25 million USD approximately.

Education / Family

Born on March 23, 1944, the real name of Ric Ocasek was Richard Theodore Ocasek. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland but at the age of 16, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. For elementary education, he attended Maple Heights High School.

For further studies, he was enrolled at Antioch College and Bowling Green State University but to pursue a career in music he dropped out. He had met bassist Benjamin Orr in Cleveland in 1965.


Ric Ocasek

Nickname Richard Theodore Otcasek
Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Date Of Birth March 23, 1944
Age 75 years (At the time of death)
Height In centimeters – 193 cm

In feet inches – 6’4”

Weight In kilograms – 84 kg

In pounds – 185 lbs

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey-white
Profession Singer


Record producer

Zodiac sign Aries
School Maple Heights High School
College Bowling Green State University

Antioch College

Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Maryland, USA
Debut Album – The Cars (1978)

Single – Something to grab for (1983)

Fathers Name Name not known
Mothers Name Name not known
Brothers Name not known
Sister None

Career / Fashion And Style

Along with his bandmate Benjamin Orr, Ric had worked in various bands in Columbus and Ann Arbor, Michigan. After moving to Boston, the duo formed a Crosby, Stills, and Nash-style folk-rock band called Milkwood. In 1973, he released his first album How’s The Weather, on Paramount Records but it failed to chart.

Along with Orr and keyboardist Greg Hawkes, he had formed Richard and the Rabbits and also performed as an acoustic duo. In 1976, the Cars was founded and the band recorded numerous hit songs from 1978 to 1988. He became the co-vocalist and also played rhythm guitar and sang lead vocals.

In 2011, the band released their first album titled “Move Like This”. He became a record producer for artists such as Weezer, Nada Surf, Guided by Voices, Suicide, No Doubt, and Bad Brains. In 1982, he had released his first solo album “Beatitude”. By 1988, the band got disbanded and Ric disappeared for a couple of years.

He also published his book of poetry “Negative Theatre” in 1993. As an actor, he appeared in a cameo role in the John Waters film Hairspray. The biggest commercial hit of the band was “Heartbeat City”. In 1984, the band earned “Video of the year” for the album’s song “You Might Think” at the first MTV Video Music Awards.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

Constance was the first wife of Ric Ocasek and the pair had two sons named Christopher and Ocasek. Later in 1971, he got married to Suzanne Ocasek and again he was blessed with two sons Eron Otcasek and Derek Ocasek. Being married to Suzanne, he began his affair with “Paulina Porizkova”. In 1989, the couple got married and had two sons “Jonathan Raven Ocasek”

Girlfriends Constance

Suzanne Ocasek

Marital Status Separated
Wife Constance

Suzanne Ocasek

Ric Ocasek with his ex-wife Suzanne
Ric Ocasek with his ex-wife Suzanne

Paulina Porizkova

Ric Ocasek with his ex-wife Paulina
Ric Ocasek with his ex-wife Paulina
Children Son – Eron Ocasek

Derek Ocasek

Christopher Ocasek

Adam Ocasek

Jonathan Raven Ocasek

Oliver Ocasek

Ric Ocasek with his ex-wife Paulina & sons
Ric Ocasek with his ex-wife Paulina & sons

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Elvis Presley
Favorite Food Italian cuisine
Favorite Destinations Australia
Favorite Color(s) Black

Ric Ocasek

Some Interesting Facts About Ric Ocasek

  • Ric Ocasek met Orr in Cleveland, while he was performing with his band Grasshoppers on the Big 5 show.
  • His paintings are exhibited at the Wentworth Galleries in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
  • He got married to Paulina in a lavish function held at Saint Barthelemy Island.
  • He had passed away on September 15, 2019, due to natural causes.
  • The members of the band were David Robinson, Greg Hawkes, Benjamin Orr, and Elliot Easton.
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