Eric Stefani

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Eric Stefani
Birth name Eric Matthew Stefani
Born (1967-06-17) June 17, 1967 (age 49)
Fullerton, California, U.S.
Origin Anaheim, California, U.S.
Genres Ska punk
  • Keyboardist
  • songwriter
  • animator
Years active 1986–present
Associated acts
Notable instruments

Eric Matthew Stefani (born June 17, 1967) is an American musician, composer, writer, and animator best known as the founder and former member of the ska punk band No Doubt. He is the older brother of Gwen Stefani and is also a former animator on the television series The Simpsons [1] and The Ren & Stimpy Show.

Early life[edit]

Stefani attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California. He worked at a Dairy Queen with his sister Gwen and John Spence.[2] He studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts 1991.


Eric, Gwen, and John formed the band No Doubt in 1986.[2] The group added several members, performing live shows at Fenders Ballroom in Long Beach. The group started writing original material, much of which Eric contributed. Eric left after the band's breakthrough album Tragic Kingdom was recorded. He and Gwen were nominated at the 1998 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year for "Don't Speak".[3]


  1. ^ "Getty Images, October 26, 1996"
  2. ^ a b Vineyard, Jennifer. "Tunes and 'Toons",, February 26, 1998; retrieved August 24, 2007.
  3. ^ "List of Grammy award nominations",, January 6, 1998; retrieved January 11, 2007.

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