Randy Barker is the father of a well-known American drummer for the rock band Blink-182, Travis Barker. His son has been identified as one of the 100 greatest drummers of all time. Travis is equally known for his appearance in American Pie (1999), Ride Along (2014), and Spenser Confidential (2020).
Despite being a celebrity father, Randy makes very less media appearances. Though he lives his life behind the camera, he has been the subject of curiosity to many of his son’s well-wishers. Millions of people out there want to know his background and his relationship with his son Travis.
So, here we have come up with some inside details of Travis’ father Randy. Here, we started.
Travis’ Dad, Randy Barker’s Age, And Parents
Randy was born to his parents on March 13, 1942, in the United States of America. He is soon to be turning 81 years of age in 2023.
While his mother’s information is not known at the moment, he was raised by his father Randall Leonard Barker, a Pennsylvania native.
Besides, he probably belongs to a mixed ethnical background and holds American nationality.
Randy’s Paternal Family Background
His paternal grandfather Cecil Gregory Barker was born to English parents in Pennsylvania. Likewise, his grandmother was Annie Jean Craighead. Annie was the daughter of Samuel H. Craighead and Maggie McCorkle.
Further, Randy’s father Randall was born in 1915 and left the living world in 1978. As said earlier, there is no update on Randy’s mother and her family background.
What Did Randy Barker Do For A Living? Was He An Attorney Or Realtor?
At present, there is no doubt that the 81 years old celebrity father is living his retirement life. But back in his youthful days, he used to be a workaholic.
Actually, the drummer’s dad Randy was a mechanic. Neither he was an attorney nor a realtor, but all his life he worked as a repairman.
Randy Barker Was Married To His Wife Gloria Barker
Barker tied the knot with the daughter of Solomon McCarty and Maria Josephine Caminti, Gloria Marie McCarty (aka Gloria Barker). When and where the couple walked down the aisle is not known at the moment but as per our assumption, they must have married each other around the 1970s. After marriage, they settled in Fontana, California.
Though the detail about their marital life is not much known, the married duo were together till the death of Randy’s wife Gloria in 1990. With the fact that just death parted them, undoubtedly this beautiful pair led their marriage gracefully. Barker remained on the side of his beloved wife till her last breath.
Randy’s Wife Died At The Age Of 42; What Was The Cause Behind Her Death?
His wife Gloria Barker was diagnosed with a long-term autoimmune disease named Sjogren syndrome. After struggling with a disease for several months, Barker’s spouse died at the age of 42 on September 3, 1990, in Fontana, San Bernardino County, California.
Following her death, Gloria’s body was buried at Montecito Memorial Park at Colton, San Bernardino County, California.
Barker Is A Father Of Three
From his marriage with his late wife Gloria, he welcomed his three children. He is the father of two daughters named Randalai Barker and Tamara Barker. Both his daughters are completely out of the limelight. So, nothing about their personal and professional life is known except the fact that they are Fontana residents.
Further, he is the father of the renowned American musician Travis Barker. His son Travis was born on November 14, 1975, which makes him 47 years of age as of 2023.
Randy Barker’s Son Travis’ Career As A Musician; How He Began His Musical Journey?
Referred to as ‘Punk’s first superstar drummer’ by Rolling Stone magazine, Randy’s son’s professional musical journey began in 1994 when he was hired by the punk group The Aquabats. But, he had an association with music since he was 4.
When Travis was just four years old, his mom Gloria motivated him to be a great musician in the future. She was the one who bought a drum kit for Travis and since then he started getting drum lessons with a drummer named Michael Mai.
Following his mom’s vision for him, he kept struggling to find success in music. As said earlier, he started his musical journey as a band member in The Aquabats. But his first breakthrough as a musician came in 1998 when he joined the punk rock group Blink-182. As of now, he has collaborated with several artists and bands and also evolved as a solo artist. Today, Randy’s son is recognized as one of the best drummers of all time.
Randy’s Son Married Three Times
His renowned son Travis is currently married to an American media personality Kourtney Kardashian. The couple tied the knot on May 15, 2022, in Santa Barbara, California.
Prior to Kourtney, the drummer was a husband to his ex-wives Melissa Kennedy and Shanna Moakler. With Melissa, he was married for one year from 2001 to 2002. And, the punk star was married to his second wife Shanna for five years from 2004 to 2009.
Randy’s Son Travis Has Tattooed Him On His Back; Father-Son Relationship
Barker and his drummer son share a great relationship. In fact, his son adores him a lot and credits him for what he is today and because of this, Travis has tattooed his dad’s image on his back.
In December 2011, he wrote on his Instagram with the post,
Portrait of my pops I got last week .
Further, on the occasion of Father’s day too, he dedicated a post to his father which he captioned,
Sending a big #HappyFathersDay to my pops who taught me everything I know and made me who I am today. Love ya pops
Randy Barker Is A Grandfather
From his son’s marriage with an American model Shanna, Randy has two grandchildren. He has a grandson named Landon Asher Barker who was born on October 9, 2003, which makes him 19 years of age. A 19-year-old Randy’s grandson is now a rapper who goes by the name OTG Landon.
Similarly, he has a 17-year-old granddaughter Alabama Luella Barker. She was born on December 24, 2005. Alabama is an internet personality. Further, Barker is also a grandfather to his son’s step-children Atiana Hoya, Mason Dash, Penelope Scotland Disick, and Reign Aston Disick.
Where Is Randy Today?
As per our research, Randy in his 80s is residing with his popular son Travis in his residence. It looks like he is under the care of his son as Randy seems to have some health difficulties.
Recently, the rocker posted his father Randy’s picture where Randy appeared walking with the help of a walker.
Randy Barker’s Net Worth
As a mechanic, Randy must have earned a decent amount of money. But, it looks like his net worth is yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, his musician son Travis Barker has an estimated fortune of $50 million.