Biography / Wiki
An American musician Chris Pérez is known to be the lead guitarist for the band ‘Selena y Los Dinos.’ Apart from being a famous musician, he is also an actor who has appeared in the television movie ‘Selena ¡vive!’ and a short documentary titled ‘Making of Selena: 10 Years Later (2007), which was based on the murder of his wife Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
He is also famous for appearing in the television documentary movie ‘¡Mi Gente! My People!’ (1999). He rose to prominence when he caught the attention of A. B. Quintanilla as a new lead guitarist for the Tejano band ‘Selena y Los Dinos.’ He started his musical journey as a lead guitarist in the band and is now considered one of the ace guitarists.
Height / Weight / Age
Chris Perez is 178 cm and in feet inches, and his height is 5’10” tall. He is a talented guitarist who weighs 63 kg in Kilograms or 138 lbs in Pounds. He has turned 53 years old. He has a sharp light brown color eyes and long black color hair.
He has a muscular physique with the body measurements are as follows 44 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 38 inches hips. His biceps size is 21 inches whereas his shoe size is 14.5 (US).
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Chris Perez is somewhere between $2 million – $5 million USD.
Education / Family
Chris Perez was born Christopher Gilbert Perez on 14 August 1969. His father Gilbert Perez was a computer programmer whereas his mother Carmen Medina was a homemaker. In 1978, when he was 4 years old, his parents got separated and his mother remarried later.
Since their middle school days, he was inclined towards music and learned to play the French horn. His mother supported him and allowed him to become part of the school band. During that era, rock and roll music was considered to be a bad influence on youth.
Though his mother was supportive his decision to learn electric guitar was opposed by his mother. Nothing could stop him from following his dreams; hence he learned and started playing the electric guitar.
|Real name||Christopher Gilbert Perez|
|Birth Place||San Antonio, USA|
|Date Of Birth||August 14, 1969|
|Height||In centimeters – 178 cm
In feet inches – 5’10”
|Weight||In kilograms – 63 kg
In pounds – 138 lbs
|Eye Color||Light brown|
|Home Town||Texas, USA|
|Fathers Name||Gilbert Perez|
|Mothers Name||Carmen Medina
|Sister||Name Not known|
Career / Fashion And Style
To pursue his career in music, Chris Perez moved out of his home at the age of 17. In 1986, he had joined Shelly Lares’ band although he was not interested in Shelly’s Tejano music he had joined the band as it paid him better than his library work. Later he became the musical director of the band and also co-wrote three songs for a debut album.
For his guitar skills, he was admired by his fans and was approached by bassist A. B. Quintanilla III of the ‘Selena y Los Dinos’ band to join them. In 1989, he had joined the band for further recognition as they used sounds ‘Los Dinos’ which were more ‘sophisticated and hip.’
He was associated as the lead guitarist with A. B. Quintanilla (2001-2008) and ‘Kumbia Kings’ (2003- 2006). In 2008, he has created his own band ‘Chris Perez Band’ along with the members Garza, Rudy Martinez, Joe Odeja, and Jesse Esquivel.
The band was signed to ‘Hollywood Records’ and had released their debut album ‘Resurrection’ that was recorded at ‘Henson Studio.’ Sooner, the band was dissolved once the second album ‘Una Nocha Mas’ was released. Later, he collaborated with Puerto Rican singer Angel Ferrer and formed a band called ‘Chris Perez Project.’
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
Chris Perez dated Selena while he was in Mexico. Her mother accepted their relationship, but her father was against their relationship. Unfortunately, Selena was killed by one of her employees Yolanda Saldivar.
For several years, Chris did not build any kind of relationship with anyone. Later in 2001, he got married to Venessa Villanueva and was blessed with a daughter Cassie and a son Noah. Venessa had filed divorce against him as he was a drug addict and the couple got separated in 2008.
|Children||Son – Noah
Daughter – Cassie
Some Interesting Facts About Chris Perez
- Chris Perez belongs to Mexican-American ancestry.
- While growing up, he followed rock bands, such as ‘Motley Crue,’ ‘Van Halen,’ ‘Def Leppard,’ ‘Scorpions,’ and ‘Kiss.’ The American-Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana was his inspiration.
- Latin rock, cumbia, Tejano, and heavy metal are his favorite music genre.
- He has performed at various events like ‘Festival People En Espanol,’ ‘3BallMTY,’ and ‘Wisin & Yandel’.
- In 1992, he was arrested for driving under the influence and speeding.