Dave Gahan
Dave Gahan
Celebrated Name: Dave Gahan
Real Name/Full Name: David Callcott
Gender: Male
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 9 May 1962
Birth Place: Epping, United Kingdom
Nationality: British
Height: 1.8m
Weight: 71kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jennifer Sklias-Gahan (m. 1999), Teresa Conroy (m. 1992–1996), Joanne Fox (m. 1985–1991)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 3
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Dave Gahan Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, songwriter
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $90 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Dave Gahan is a singer and songwriter from the United Kingdom. He is famous as the lead singer of the band Depeche Mode since 1980. Dave is known for his “huge, deep baritone voice” and his commanding stage presence, and this has led to him being listed among the greatest frontmen of all time. His contribution to the band has been in albums like Spirit, Playing the Angel, Delta Machine, and Sounds of the Universe. As a solo artist, he has released Hourglass and Paper Monsters.

Maybe you know about Dave Gahan very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Dave Gahan’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Dave was born David Callcott in Epping, Essex, England, on 9 May 1962. His father Len Callout was a bus driver while his mother Silvia Callcott worked as a conductress on London buses. His father left the family when Dave was six months old, and two years later, his parents divorced. He has one younger sibling name, Sue.

Dave’s mother remarried to Jack Gahan, who passed away when he was nine years old. His biological father showed up when he was ten, and that was the first time Dave met him. After staying with the family one year, he disappeared again, this time forever.

Dave attended Barstable School. He was in constant trouble with the law, and he was suspended from school, and he ended up in juvenile courts three times. He dropped out of school, and he had to look for any job to support himself.

Personal Life

Gahan has been married three times. His first wife was called Joanne Fox, and the couple has a son together called Jack. His second wife was Teresa Conroy lasted for four years. Teresa was the Mode Publicist for the band Depeche. Gahan is currently married to Jennifer Sklias, and they have a daughter. In 2010 Gahan adopted Jennifer’s sons from a previous relationship.

Gahan is a recovering heroin addict, and he has survived several times from death. He has suffered minor heart-attacks and also attempted suicide, and he had an overdose. He has also fallen ill on several occasions on stage or before a concert leading to multiple cancelations of his shows.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 May 1962, Dave Gahan is 62 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. His height is 1.8m tall, and his weight is 71 kg.


Gahan became a member of the band called Composition of Sound in 1980. The name of the band was changed shortly after, and it was called Depeche Mode, a name suggested by Gahan. The band is considered as a pioneer in synthpop in the 1980s.

The band released a total of 14 studio albums, two remix albums, and four hits compilations. They have sold more than 100 million records globally so far. Out of the singles by the band, four have reached the number one spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

Dave’s debut solo album called Paper Monster was released in 2003. It was followed by the Paper Monster Tour the same year. The album was moderately received, and it became a Top 40 on the UK Album Chart and Top 10 in the European Album Chart. His next album Hourglass, was not as successful as his first one.

Gahan has worked with several different artists, and he has greatly contributed to their singles and albums. He is the lead lyricist and singer of the album The Light The Dead See by the band Soulsavers. This was the band’s fourth album, and he also appeared on their other album titled Angel & Ghosts in 2015.

He sang and played the harmonica on the first single of the album The Morning After by Six Toes band released in 2014. He worked with another band called Goldfrapp in their single Ocean, which was released in 2018.

Awards & Achievements

As an individual, Dave has not received any major award so far, but he has received several as a member of the band Depeche Mode. The band has been nominated five times for Grammy Awards, four times for MTV Europe Music Awards, and two times for MTV Video Music Award, among many others. They won awards like Brit Awards, Echo Awards, Q Magazine Award, just to mention but a few.

Net Worth & Salary of Dave Gahan in 2024

Dave Gahan Net Worth
Dave Gahan Net Worth

Gahan is one of the most celebrated singers and songwriters from the 1980s. As of May 2024, He has a net worth of $90 million, which have all come from his career in music. He is the frontman of the band Depeche Mode, which has sold more than 100 million records and has also held several tours. Gahan has also made a large amount of income from working with other international artists as well as bands.

Dave Gahan has been in the music industry for several years, and he is considered among the pioneers in the industry. He has achieved more success in his career as a member of the band Depeche Mode where he has been a singer and a songwriter.


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