Art Bell Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Instagram, Height, Wiki, Children, Spouse

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Arthur William Bell III, also known as Art Bell, was a highly influential figure in the world of broadcasting and literature.

He was known for founding the popular radio program Coast to Coast AM, which delved into paranormal topics and captivated audiences across the United States and Canada.

Additionally, his creation and hosting of the companion show Dreamland showcased his versatility and talent as a broadcaster.

Through his work, Bell left a lasting impact on the world of radio programming and paranormal exploration.


  • Full Name:  Arthur William Bell III
  • Stage Name: Art Bell
  • Born: June 17, 1945
  • Age: 72 years old
  • Birthplace:  Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: American author and radio broadcaster
  • Height: N/A
  • Parent: Arthur William Bell Jr, Jane Lee Gumaer Bell
  • Siblings: Asia Rayne Bell, Lisa Minei Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell.
  • Spouse: Airyn Ruiz Bell, Ramona Bell, Vickie L. Baker, Sachiko Toguchi Bell Pontius
  • Children: Asia Rayne Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell, Arthur William Bell, Lisa Minei Bell
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $10 million

Early Life

Bell was born in North Carolina. Sources differ on whether he was born in Jacksonville or Camp Lejeune.

Both of his parents served in the United States military. He had a Lutheran background.

Bell was always interested in radio; at 13, he became a licensed amateur radio operator. Bell held an Amateur Extra Class license in the top U.S. Federal Communications Commission license class. His call sign was W6OBB.

In the 1960s, Bell served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was a medic during the Vietnam War.

Although not involved in combat, he was stationed for a short time at a hospital in Da Nang. At this hospital and others, such as Clark Air Base in the Philippines, he witnessed the effects of the war first-hand, something he did not like to recall or talk about.


Art Bell completed his high school education, but information regarding the exact high school he attended remains undisclosed.

Following his high school graduation, he briefly enrolled at the University of Maryland before discontinuing his studies without obtaining a degree.

Despite lacking formal academic credentials, Bell’s radio career allowed him to gain hands-on experience and knowledge in broadcasting, including production, engineering, and hosting shows on-air.

Through his extensive radio career, Bell acquired a wealth of expertise and skills that ultimately paved the way for him to excel as a prominent figure in the realm of paranormal and fringe topics within the broadcasting industry.


Known for his iconic voice and captivating storytelling, Art Bell began his radio career as a D.J. and jockey before transitioning into talk radio in 1978 with his political call-in show “West Coast AM” in Las Vegas.

1988, Bell co-founded Coast to Coast AM with Alan Corbeth, a late-night radio program delved into paranormal activity, conspiracy theories, and alternative topics.

The show quickly gained popularity and was syndicated on hundreds of stations across the U.S. and Canada. Bell’s unique hosting style and open format for listener calls became a staple of the program.

Though he semi-retired from Coast to Coast AM in 2003, Bell continued to host occasional specials until 2010, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of late-night radio.

In addition to his hosting duties on Coast to Coast AM, Art Bell expanded his reach by creating and hosting Dreamland. This companion show delved into the fascinating world of dreams and their interpretations.

Throughout his career, Bell wrote several books, such as “Art Bell: Whistleblower” and “The Art Bell Group: Dark Matter,” further showcasing his expertise in the paranormal and unexplained phenomena.

Though Bell passed away in 2018, his legacy lives on through Coast to Coast AM, now hosted by George Noory and a team of dedicated individuals who continue to explore the mysteries of the universe. 

Social Media

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Personal Life

Throughout his life, Bell was married three times—first to Baker from 1981 to 1991, then to Ramona Lee Hayes from 1991 to 2006 until her passing. His last marriage was to Airyn Ruiz Bell, which lasted until his death in 2018.

Bell was the father of four children from his various marriages. The exact location of his birth in North Carolina is disputed among sources. He was raised in a Lutheran household, and both of his parents were in the military.

His love for radio began at a young age. At just 13, he became a licensed amateur radio operator. He held the highest U.S. Federal Communications Commission license and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Net Worth

Art Bell had a successful and distinguished career, with some online sources estimating his net worth to be around $10 million at the time of his passing.

Throughout his life, he made a living as both a novelist and broadcaster, showcasing his talent and passion for storytelling through various mediums.

His accomplishments and contributions to the literary and broadcasting world solidified his legacy as a respected figure in the industry.

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