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Fred Norris

Fred Norris


7/9/1955, Willimantic, CT

Birth Name

Fred Leo Nukis


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  • Trivia

    • Joked that nobody needs to worry when he dies, whether to look for his tombstone, with the name Fred or Eric because he put in his will for him to be cremated and the ashes to go on the sea.

    • On the January 22, 2007 airing of The Howard Stern Show, the staff went over the top 30 guitar solos of all time. Fred very much disagreed with the top choice of Led Zepplin's "Stairway To Heaven." He felt it should have been anything by Jimi Hendrix.

    • In January 2006, Fred revealed on The Howard Stern Show that he has a half-sister during a bit where cast members revealed secrets about themselves (his father had an illegitimate child with Norris' godmother). He has stated that he doesn't want to meet this person due to his strong grudge against his father as well as his godmother. Fred also revealed that his godmother gave him the middle name "Leo," which is why he changed his name.

    • On November 13, 2006, during The Howard Stern Show, Fred revealed that his real name is Fred Eric Norris and not Eric Fred Norris.

    • On February 23, 1995, during The Howard Stern Show, Fred threatened to quite the show after Howard instigated a fight between Fred and his wife, Allison.

    • Fred often rides his motorcycle to work. His preferred brand of motorcycle is "Triumph."

    • One of Fred's favorite hobbies is boxing, which he does three times a week.

    • Fred married Allison in July 1994 after eight years of living together.

    • Fred starting playing the guitar at age 13.

    • Fred's biological father left home when Fred was only 5 years old.

    • Fred has a home in the Hamptons where his wife stays during the summer (without him).

    • On February 9, 2000, Fred explained that his band, King Norris, got it's name from one his bandmates who came up with the name as a goof on the King of Mars and King Crimson.

    • King Norris performs nationally and has appeared with Eddie Money, the Jeff Healy Band, Ozzy Osbourne/the Ozz Fest, the H.O.R.D.E. Fest, and three K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnics at Jones Beach, NY.

    • Fred has writing and performing credits with rock greats such as Leslie West, Roger Daltry, Ray Davies and Ozzy Osbourne.

    • Of all the current "Howard Stern Show" personalities, Fred has known Howard the longest.

    • Fred's his primary role on the "Howard Stern Show" is playing sound clips that comically coincide with the current discussion, writing song parodies and skits and contributing jokes during the course of the show.

    • Fred is a guitarist in the band he formed, King Norris. He is backed by Frank Fallon on drums and vocals and Robert Boyd on bass and vocals.

    • Fred began working with Howard Stern on the radio station WCCC-FM in Hartford, Connecticut in the late 1970s.

    • Fred was raised in his childhood hometown of Manchester, CT.

    • Fred's parents emigrated to the U.S. from Latvia.

    • Fred met his wife, Allison Furman, during a dial-a-date on the Howard Stern show.

    • Fred has an IQ of over 150.

    • First album, "Animal," with his band, King Norris, released on 15 June 1999.

    • Lead Singer and Guitarist for the band "King Norris."

    • Fred's daughter, Tess, with wife Allison Furman, was born on November 7, 2002.

    • After a short stint at Manchester Community College, Fred attended Western Connecticut State University where he majored in communications.

    • Fred has a half-sister. His half-sister is the product of Fred's father and his god-mother. On January 17, 2006, Fred revealed that he has never met his half-sister and never wants to meet her.

    • Fred has stated that his father was physically and verbally abusive to his mother, and cheated on his mother during her pregnancy with Fred.

    • Fred's biological father was cheating on his mother with his god-mother, which led to his parents divorce.

    • In September 1993, Fred legally changed his name to "Eric" without telling anyone else on The Howard Stern Show. Fred's full, legal name is now Eric Fred Norris.

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