Eric Stefani

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Eric Stefani
Birth name Eric Matthew Stefani
Born (1967-06-17) June 17, 1967 (age 50)
Fullerton, California, U.S.
Origin Anaheim, California, U.S.
Genres Ska punk
  • Keyboardist
  • songwriter
  • animator
Years active 1986–present
Associated acts

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.


Stefani, his sister Gwen, and friend John Spence formed the band No Doubt in 1986.[2] The group added several members and performed live shows at venues like Fenders Ballroom in Long Beach. The group started writing original material, much of which Eric Stefani contributed. He left after the band's breakthrough album Tragic Kingdom was recorded. Eric and Gwen were nominated as a songwriting team 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" Archived December 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.,, February 26, 1998; retrieved August 24, 2007.
  3. ^ "List of Grammy award nominations",, January 6, 1998; retrieved January 11, 2007.

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