John Melendez Biography
John Melendez is a radio broadcaster, comedian, singer, actor, television writer, announcer, and podcast host from the United States. From 1988 to 2004, he was a regular on The Howard Stern Show. With his stuttering, he became notorious for impertinently asking celebrities impertinent questions at events and press conferences. He left the show to work as an announcer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and later on Leno’s shows. John created The Stuttering John Podcast in April 2018.
John Melendez Age
John Melendez was born in Massapequa, New York, United States on October 4, 1965. He is 56 years old.
John Melendez Height
John stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in/1.70 m tall.
John Melendez Family
John grew up on Long Island in Massapequa, New York. John’s father was from Puerto Rico, and his mother was from Denmark. He is also known as Stuttering John, and he claims that he began stuttering in the second grade as a result of psychological abuse from his father after witnessing an incident between his parents.
John Melendez Wife
John is happily married to Suzanna Keller, they live in Calabasas. The couple married in 1997 and divorced in 2012. Gretta Ossa, Lily Belle, and Oscar David are their three children.
John Melendez Education
John went to New York University’s film school and was a member of the band Rock Slide. Mitch Fatel, a comedian, shared John’s room.
John Melendez Salary
John annually receives a salary of $20,000.
John Melendez Net Worth
John’s approximate net worth is $5 million.
John Melendez Career
John began his new podcast, The Stuttering John Podcast, in April 2018. On June 28, 2018, he prank-called the White House while pretending to be an assistant to Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey. President Donald Trump eventually returned John’s call while he was on Air Force One.
He then pretended to be Senator Menendez and engaged in a four-minute chat about immigration reform and the Supreme Court vacancy. The security vulnerability was acknowledged by the White House. After being visited by Secret Service officials the previous weekend, he revealed on July 2, 2018, that he had hired lawyer Michael Avenatti to defend him in connection with the hoax call.
In September 2009, he rejoined Leno and former Tonight Show bandleader Kevin Eubanks as a member of The Jay Leno Show’s writing staff. When asked about his new role, Leno replied that he would appear in comic parts during the show and that there would be no studio announcer on the new show.
When Leno’s Tonight Show returned in March 2010, he continued in the writing capacity he had previously held on The Jay Leno Show. He did not return as an announcer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’s second incarnation, instead working as a staff writer and occasional on-air segment host until Leno’s resignation from The Tonight Show on February 6, 2014.