Who is Jonathan Raven Ocasek? Ric Ocasek Son’s Biography


Who is Jonathan Raven Ocasek?

Jonathan Raven Ocasek was born on 4 November 1993 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in the United States. He is a 28-year-old former celebrity child, best recognized for being the son of the late singer-songwriter and record producer Ric Ocasek, and model, actress and author Paulina Porizkova.

How rich is he, as of now? Jonathan Raven Ocasek Net Worth

Jonathan Raven Ocasek’s net worth is unavailable since there is no information about his professional career. However, his father Ric Ocasek’s net worth was estimated at over $40 at the time of his death in 2019, and it’s assumed that he inherited a certain part of that fortune.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background, Career

Jonathan Raven Ocasek was raised in a famous family by his parents. They met back in 1984 while his father was still married to his second wife Suzanne; Jonathan also has four elder half-brothers, named Christopher, Adam, Eron and Derek, from his father’s two previous marriages.  Following their divorce, Ric and Paulina exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 23 August 1989 on Saint Barthélemy island, and they also produced a younger brother for Jonathan named Oliver Orion Ocasek, who was born in 1999. After being married for more than two decades, his parents separated in 2017.


Jonathan holds American nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, is of American and Czech ancestry, and is a Christian. Regarding his educational background and career, Jonathan hasn’t shared any details.

Personal Life and Appearance

Jonathan Raven Ocasek isn’t very open when it comes to his private life, and managing to keep it far away from the shadow of the media, hence, his relationship status is a mystery. Speaking about his appearance, he has short light brown hair and hazel eyes; information about his height, weight, vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Who was his father? Ric Ocasek Short Wiki/Bio

Richard Theodore Otcasek, known as Ric Ocasek after he dropped the ‘t’ for easier pronunciation, was born on 23 March 1944 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, and passed away on 15 September 2019 in New York City, USA at the age of 75.

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He was raised in his hometown by his father, Ted Otcasek, who was a systems analyst with NASA at the Lewis Research Center, and his mother, Polly Otcasek. At the age of 16, he moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio, where he matriculated from Maple Heights High School in 1963. He then briefly studied at Antioch College, and Bowling Green State University, but dropped out to pursue his music career.

Career Beginnings

Ric Ocasek met future Cars bassist Benjamin Orr in 1965, after Orr performed with his band called the Grasshoppers in the musical variety show “Big 5 Show”. Several years later, they reconnected and started performing together, co-founding the band ID Nirvana in 1968.


In the 1970s, they moved to Boston and formed a band called Milkwood, which released one album entitled “How’s The Weather”, through Paramount Records; it failed to chart and they disbanded. Afterwards, he formed a new band called Richard and the Rabbits, but it didn’t last long either, and they went to perform with the band Cap’n Swing, but didn’t achieve much success until they became The Cars in late 1976.

Rise to Prominence

The Cars released their debut self-titled studio album in June 1978, which gained them enormous popularity, as it peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart, and received six-time platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

It spawned the singles “Just What I Needed”, “Good Times Roll”, and “My Best Friend’s Girl”, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second studio album, entitled “Candy-O”, was issued in June of the following year, and was a bigger hit since it reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was also positively received by critics, and its lead single “Let’s Go” peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was followed up with the release of their third studio album, “Panorama” in August 1980, which represented a more experimental and aggressive sound, and reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200.


Continued Success

In November 1981, the Cars distributed their fourth studio album – “Shake It Up” – which was later listed in Spin Magazine’s “50 Best Albums of 1981”; the album’s title track became their first top ten hit single, and also included another hit single, entitled “Since You’re Gone”. Their most successful album was their fifth studio album, “Heartbeat City”, released in March 1984, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and was certified four-times platinum by the RIAA, plus the lead single – “You Might Think” – led them to win their first MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year. The group released their sixth studio album, “Door To Door” in August 1987, but was their lowest-charting album, as it peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200.

Within a year of its release, they disbanded and focused on their solo careers, but in 2010 they reunited and recorded their seventh studio album “Move Like This”, which out came in May of the following year.

Production Work

During his time with The Cars, Ric Ocasek also made a name for himself as a record producer, with numerous bands and music artists such as No Doubt, Bad Religion, Romeo Void, D Generation, Jonathan Richman, Black 47, The Cribs, and Suicide, to name a few. He also produced three studio albums for Weezer – “Blue Album”, “Green Album”, and “Everything Will Be Alright In The End”.


Solo Career

Apart from being a member of The Cars, Ric Ocasek also pursued his career as a solo artist. He released his debut solo studio album, entitled “Beatitude”, in 1982, which reached No. 28 on the Billboard 200 chart. His next studio album “This Side Of Paradise” out came four years later, which included his first number-one single “Emotion In Motion”, topping the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart.

Throughout the 1990s, he issued four solo studio albums – “Fireball Zone” (1991), “Quick Change World” (1993), “Negative Theater” (1993), and “Troublizing” (1995). His seventh and final studio album, entitled “Nexterday”, was released in 2005, and received positive reviews.

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