Al Ridenour Biography – American Author and Actor

Published Date   30th Oct. 2018, 17:24 pm
Al Ridenour Biography – American Author and Actor
Quick Info
Birth Name:Al Ridenour
Birth Place:Pasadena,California, United States
Birth Sign:Pisces
Spouse:Margaret Cho (Ex-Wife)
Ethnicity:White
Eye Color:Black
Hair Color:Black
Date of Birth:06/03/1961
Age: 57 years old
Nationality:American
Net Worth:$2 million
Qualification:BA in German and English Literature and Master in Fine Arts
College:Indiana University Bloomington and University of California.
Website:http://www.alridenour.com/




The American Author Al Ridenour was born on the 6th of March 1961, in Pasadena, California, United States. Al Ridenour’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million. For the time being Al is possibly single.

Ridenour spent his entire childhood at Pasadena with his parents. He graduated with the degree of BA in German and English literature plus has got an MFA(Master of Fine Arts) from the University of California. Al Ridenour gained popularity for movie Into the Zone: The Story of the Cacophony Society. At the moment Al Ridenour lives in LA, California.

Net Worth and Earnings

The Host of Bone and Sickle, Al Ridenour has an estimated net worth of $2 million. The reason behind his outstanding net worth is his earnings from books. His career in acting has also made money for him. He has been part of three movies and written two books within his career.

American Actor And Author Al Ridenour

Al Ridenour has worked in different movies within his career.
Image Source: Daily Mail Online.

Ridenour has not focused much on money making but research on several blind faith and superstitious beliefs. He has spent a big part of his life researching about Krampus practice and working for the organization which is effectively making America Krampus free. Alongside that, he is currently working on a podcast which may be making money to him to some extent.

Ridenour’s Career in Books And Movies

The actor, Ridenour received his graduate degree of BA’s in German and English literature from Indiana University Bloomington and MFA from the University of California. Then he pursued towards writing for the future. His first book Offbeat Food: Adventures In An Omnivorous World is of the Literary cookbook genre which got published in 2000. The book got positive feedback from the user, and eventually, Ridenour got the motivation to release his second book.


Ridenour researched 16 years on Krampus and released his second book titled “The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil.” The book got published on 12 September 2016 and holds a description of traditional witchcraft practices. Ridenour has also worked as an actor and has been part of various movies.


  • Pox
  • Into the Zone: The Story of the Cacophony Society 
  • The Forbidden Dimensions

Besides that, Ridenour work over Krampus practices has made him release a podcast name Bone and Sickle. Ridenour went to Austrian Alps and Munich and met with different cultural anthropologists and contemporary European Krampus groups. Ridenour also co-founded an organization named Krampus Los Angeles which works for making America free from Krampusmania.

Al Ridenour research on Krampus Practice

Al Ridenour, attending an event of Krampus fest during his research.
Image Source: Twomaverix.

Married Life And Children

The marital life of the writer Ridenour has not been as successful as his career. Ridenour tied his knot with famous standup comedian Margaret Cho on the 13th of June 2003. The couple remained together for almost 11 years and later on got separated in 2015. However, the reason behind the separation is not known yet, and both of them never spoke anything regarding their divorce.

The ex-wife of Ridenour, Margaret Cho’s life has been full of controversies and rumors. There is various news in the media regarding Margaret’s alleged affair with Scott Aukerman, Chris Isaak, and Quentin Tarantino.

Al Ridenour Married life with Margaret Cho

Al Ridenour and his ex-wife Margaret Cho were married for 12 years. Image Source: Getty Images.

The former couple of Ridenour and Margaret couldn’t welcome any child even after a decade of their married life. The reason behind it was maybe Margaret’s bisexuality and involvement in different affairs. In 2016, Margaret Cho spoke about herself of being the victim of rape during the controversial show at New Jersey. The comedian, Margaret Cho also had regular drinking habits and spent time in rehab. This could be the reason behind the divorce of Al Ridenour and his former wife Margaret Cho.

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