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Glen Hansard Net Worth: Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Glen Hansard net worth is
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Glen Hansard Biography & Wiki 2017

Glen Hansard was born on the 21st April 1970, in Dublin, Ireland, and is an actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist, probably best known to the world as the front-man of the rock group The Frames, with which he has released six albums. His career started in the early ‘90s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Glen Hansard is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hansard’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Glen Hansard Net Worth $5 Million

Glen left school when he was 13 years old, and started performing for money on the streets of Dublin. Little by little his musical ambitions increased, and in 1990 he formed the band The Frames. In the early years, the group held numerous gigs and raised a respectable fan base, before signing a contract with Island Records. Their debut album came out in 1991, entitled “Another Love Song”, and received quite positive critiques, which encouraged Glen and the rest of the group to continue with their career. Concurrently, Glen featured in the iconic film “The Commitments”, somewhat reluctantly as he thought it too much of a distraction from his primary career. Four years later they released their second album, “Fitzcarraldo”, which landed at No. 26 on the Irish Albums Chart, so gradually the group was becoming more and more popular, and with the start of the ‘00s, they became commercially successful. Albums “For the Birds” (2001), “Burn the Maps” (2004) – which became their first No. 1 album – and “The Cost” (2006), all reached high chart positions, and were sold in significant numbers, which only increased Glen’s net worth.

Their most recent release is the album “Longitude” from 2015.

Thanks to the growing popularity of the band, Glen wanted to try-out on his own, and in 2012 released his debut solo album “Rhythm and Repose”, which landed at No. 3 on the Irish Album Chart, and also sold 77,000 copies in the USA. Three years later, Glen released his second studio album “Didn’t He Ramble”, which also peaked at No. 3 on the Irish Album Chart.

Also, back in 2006 he teamed up with Czech singer and multi-instrumentalist Markéta Irglová to form The Swell Season, and the two recorded three albums “The Swell Season” (2006), soundtrack for the film “Once” (2007), and “Strict Joy” in 2009, which achieved moderate success and contributed to his net worth too.

Glen’s music has also been used for films, including the song “Falling Slowly”, which was in the soundtrack for the film “Once” (2007), for which he won the Academy Award in category Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song, and several other prestigious awards for the same song. He appeared as himself in an episode of “Parenthood” in 2010, and again in “TheLat Man on Earth” in 2016, plus was involved with the band in the documentary “The Deep Shade” in 2013, all adding somewhat to his net worth.

Glen also followed Eddie Vedder on his solo tour in 2011, and played with the entire Pearl Jam lineup, also in 2011, which added to his fame and his bank account.

Regarding his personal life, Glen isn’t married and doesn’t have any children. Nor have any rumours surfaced of a romantic relationship.

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Glen Hansard Quick Facts

Birth date: April 21, 1970
Birth place: Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Profession:Soundtrack, Composer, Actor
Education:New York Film Academy
Parents:Catherine Hansard, James Hansard
Music groups:The Swell Season, The Frames (Since 1990), The Cake Sale
Albums:Rhythm and Repose, Didn't He Ramble, Once,

Glen Hansard Interesting Facts

1The latest album from The Frames is called "The Cost" and was released in 2006 on Plateau Records. [January 2008]
2The single, 'Fake', has just left the Irish charts and a new studio album should be on the way after the phenomenal success of the live album, "Set List". [November 2003]
3Was offered a shot at the part of Rorschach in Watchmen (2009) but had to bow out due to the fanfare surrounding his Oscar nomination (and ultimate win) for song "Falling Slowly" from Once (2007).
4He refers to his three main influences as his "Holy Trinity": Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.
5First Irishman to win an Oscar for Best Song.
6Son of Catherine Hansard who was seated next to Glen at the Academy Awards when he won an Oscar for Best Song "Falling Slowly" from the movie Once (2007).
7(Feb. 24, 2008) When he and Markéta Irglová won the Oscar for Best Song "Falling Slowly" from Once (2007), the statuettes were presented to them by John Travolta.
8Cousin of U.S. actor Joe Hansard.
9Performed at Witnness, Ozegen and Lisdoonvarna Festivals in Ireland with his band, The Frames.
10His 2003 album, "Set List", made #1 on the Irish Charts.
11Formed popular Irish rock band, The Frames, in 1991, whose last release was "The Cost" in 2007.

Glen Hansard Quotes

1There's a famous saying: God surely gave us the potato blight, but the British gave us a famine. There was fish in the sea, there was beef in the fields, but we ate the potatoes.
2I'm really interested in timeliness. Whether in music, art or fashion. I like the idea of not being able to tell what era something is from.
3If the sentiment becomes your focus, then the music becomes secondary.
4It's a new personality to try on or a new set of clothes to try on. Everything you've been is basically over. ... Sometimes it feels more comfortable having potential rather than having accreditation.

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Glen Hansard Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Musical Theater Album· Steve Kazee (principal soloist)
· Cristin Milioti (principal soloist)
· Steven Epstein (producer)
· Martin Lowe (producer)
· Markéta Irglová (composer/lyricist)
2008OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ScoreOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová (music, lyrics, and performed by)
2007CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2007FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Original SongsOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2007LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2007PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová

Glen Hansard Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest Film ScoreOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová (artist)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScoreOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleOnce (2007)
2008OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScoreOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2008OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceOnce (2007)
2007CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerOnce (2007)
2007IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Music in FilmOnce (2007)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2007SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ScoreOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová
2007World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for FilmOnce (2007)· Markéta Irglová (writer/performer)

Glen Hansard Filmography



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Man on EarthTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Sing Street2016writer: "Don't Go Down" - as Glen James Hansard / writer: "Go Now"
Strictly Come Dancing2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
ConanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Som donesTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
ParenthoodTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Prophet2014performer: "On Love"
Begin Again2013/IIwriter: "Coming Up Roses"
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentary writer: "When Your Mind's Made Up"
Nashville2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone2013performer: "Love Don't Leave Me Waiting" / writer: "Love Don't Leave Me Waiting"
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Odd Life of Timothy Green2012performer: "This Gift" / writer: "This Gift"
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Gold" / music: "Gold"
ClutchTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Dear John2010/Iwriter: "The Moon"
House M.D.2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Once, pequeño gran éxito2008TV Movie documentary performer: "Falling Slowly" / writer: "Falling Slowly"
Flowers and Weeds2008Short lyrics: "Lay Me Down" / music: "Lay Me Down"
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV Special performer: "Falling Slowly" / writer: "Falling Slowly"
Feast of Love2007writer: "Falling Slowly"
The Cake Eaters2007writer: "Lay Me Down"
Man in the Chair2007writer: "Santa Maria", "Santa Maria Live"
Once2007performer: "And the Healing Has Begun", "Say It To Me Now", "All The Way Down", "Falling Slowly", "Leave", "Lies", "Gold", "Trying to Pull Myself Away", "When Your Mind's Made Up", "Fallen From the Sky", "Once", "Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy" / writer: "Say It To Me Now", "All The Way Down", "Falling Slowly", "Leave", "Lies", "Trying to Pull Myself Away", "When Your Mind's Made Up", "Fallen From the Sky", "Once", "Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy"
Beauty in Trouble2006performer: "Falling Slowly", "Sleeping", "Lies" / writer: "Star, Star", "Falling Slowly", "Sleeping", "Lies"
Ella Enchanted2004writer: "Your Face"
Goldfish Memory2003writer: "Lay Me Down"
On the Edge2001writer: "Seven Day Mile"
Disco Pigs2001writer: "Your Face"



Through His Eyes2012Short
The Swell Season2011Documentary
Fast Boy2010Documentary
EOS espíritu olimpico2010Short music composed by
The Side of the Door2009Short original music by



The Simpsons2009TV SeriesIrish Guy
The Commitments1991Outspan Foster

Music Department

Music Department

Sing Street2016musician



On the Edge2001special thanks



Off Camera with Sam Jones2016TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
I'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples2015TV MovieHimself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ultimate Irish Music at the Royal Albert Hall: A Presidential Celebration2014TV MovieHimself
The Frames in the Deep Shade2013DocumentaryHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Glen Hansard: High Hope2012Video shortHimself
Parenthood2012TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Cristel's 60th2011Himself
Ballymun Lullaby2011DocumentaryHimself
The Swell Season2011DocumentaryHimself
Fast Boy2010DocumentaryGlen
Music of Ireland: Welcome to America2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Xposé2008TV SeriesHimself
Once: The Swell Season en concierto2008TV MovieHimself
Once, pequeño gran éxito2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Later... With Jools Holland2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cinema 32008TV SeriesHimself
Live from the Artists Den2008TV SeriesHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Winner: Best Original Song
Last Call with Carson Daly2005-2008TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Eigo de shabera-night2007TV SeriesHimself
Movie Connections2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tubridy Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Listen Up! Live @ NGTV2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Paskvil2005TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night with Miriam2005TV SeriesHimself
The Frames: It's Just a Band2005DocumentaryHimself
New Year's Countdown2004TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Winner (as The Frames)
Other Voices: Songs from a Room2003TV SeriesPresenter (Series 1)
Noc s Andelem2002TV SeriesHimself

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