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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 7 February 1968Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameSalvatore Paul Erna
Nickname Sully
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sully Erna, best known as singer and main songwriter of acclaimed rock band Godsmack was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston Massachusetts. He has been a musician since the tender age of 3 years old, where he began his musical journey as a drummer. Already a proven commodity as the frontman of one of today's most powerful rock bands, Erna is also a successful producer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist, and has reaped a myriad of accolades, including several industry records such as:

. 18 Million Albums World Wide . 3rd consecutive #1 debut album on the Billboard 200 charts o Faceless (2003) o Godsmack IV (2006) o The Oracle (2010) . 21-Top 10 singles - More than any other band in Active Rock history!! . Seven #1 Songs, including the smash hit "I Stand Alone" that stood at #1 for 17 weeks straight. . Billboard Music Award. "Rock Artist of the Year" . EMMY in 2005 for Best Sports Show on NESN with Charlie Moore the Mad Fisherman. . Four Grammy Nominations. . Soundtracks - The Expendables (Sylvester Stallone) , Any Given Sunday (Al Pacino), Scorpion King (Dwane Johnson), The One (Jet Li), and many many more.

2007 - Cast for "Mark" a small town junkie on the FX series "Dirt" starring Cortney Cox.

2013 - Cast for Paul "sunny" Wade, a prison assassin in the Eric Bross short film "Goliath"

2014 - Cast for Sherriff Bridge in the indy horror "Army Of The Damned" starring Tony Todd & Michael Berryman

2016 - Cast for the Feature "Bleed For This", Executive Producer, Martin Scorsese. Starring Miles Teller, Katie Segal and Aaron Eckheart,

2016 - Cast for "Nature" in the Feature "Street Level", starring various cast from Sons Of Anarchy" including, David Labrava, Danny Trejo, Drea DeMatao, Emilio Rivera

2017 - Cast for lead detective in the Feature "The Getter", starring Tom Sizemore

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Geary Management

Spouse (1)

JoAnna Wortham (24 April 2014 - present)

Trivia (9)

Vocalist for the band Godsmack.
Can play the drums.
The song "Re-Align" is about how every time Sully goes to New Orleans (touring with Godsmack), he would get sick. Supposedly, in his previous life, Sully was killed in the city of New Orleans, and in his current life, "evil spirits" would come and haunt him every time he visited New Orleans, thus making him sick and disturbed. In the fall of 2002, a few months before he and Godsmack performed at the 2003 Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on Halloween Night, he saw a psychic that helped him understand how to fight off these spirits. This problem may explain why Godsmack doesn't go to New Orleans so often when they tour, despite the huge fan base they have in the city.
Heavily influenced by grunge band Alice in Chains and lead singer Layne Staley. Has a similar low, gravely singing style like Staley. The name "Godsmack" came from when the four original members, (Sully Erna, Tony Rombola, Robbie Merrill, and Jo) were in the studio and the Original drummer, Jo, came in with a cold sore on his face, and Sully was giving Jo a hard time the whole day. The very next day Jo's cold sore was gone and Sully had one in the same spot and the same size as the one that Jo had. The other members said that Sully got "God Smacked" for giving Jo a hard time thus, the name "Godsmack" was born.
Wants to be an actor after his musical career is complete.
Currently writing a screenplay based on his rough childhood upbringing.
Close friends with Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith and Criss Angel (from the show Mindfreak).
Cashed in the 2006 World Series of Poker main event, finishing 713th out of over 8,000 players.
Has a daughter named Skyler Erna.

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