Alan Alda Net worth and Biography

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Alan Alda Net worth: Popularly known as Alan Alda, Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo is an award-winning American actor, screenwriter, director, comedian, and author who has starred in numerous movies, Tv shows, and stage productions in the course of his long career.

He has written several autobiographical books. Alan Alda is also famous for portraying ‘Hawkeye Pierce’ in the Tv Series ‘M*A*S*H. He has six Golden Globe Awards, six Emmy Awards, Seven People’s Choice Awards, and three Directors Guild of America awards to his name.

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Apart from acting, he is also political and woman right activist and his political beliefs have been evident in his works. 

Without any further ado, let us take a look at Alan Alda biography, net worth and achievements so far.

Alan Alda Net worth

Net Worth: $40 million

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Full Name: Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo “Alan Alda”

Date of Birth: January 28, 1936

Nationality: American 

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Source of Wealth: Acting

Early Life

Alan Alda was born on the 28th of January, 1936 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA to Robert and Joan Alda. His father was an actor, singer and dancer, while his mother was a former beauty contest winner.

 He has a half-brother named Antony Alda, who is also an actor. As a child, Alan traveled around the United States with his father during his theater performances. He developed polio at the age of seven and had to undergo painful treatment for months to fight the disease. During this time his mother tirelessly cared for him.

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He attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York. He later attended Fordham College in the Bronx and graduated in English in 1956. 

During this time he partook in the ROTC officer training program and later served as a weapons officer for six months. 

Career

During his junior year in college, Alan Alda studied in Europe and starred in a play in Rome. He then appeared on television in Amsterdam with his father. He made his Broadway debut in 1959 when he appeared as “Telephone Man” in the play “Only in America”. 

During his time on Broadway, he made guest appearances on a number of television series. When the play “Purlie Victorious”, in which he played “Charlie Cotchpiee”, was made into a film in 1963, he repeated his role as “Charlie”, which marked his cinema debut.

In 1964 he got the lead role of “Felix the” Owl “” in the stage version of “The Owl and The Pussycat”. In 1966 he appeared in the Broadway musical “The Apple Tree”, for which he received a “Tony Award” nomination for “Best Actor”.

 From 1965 to 1968 he took part in the television game show “The Match Game”. In 1968 he played “George Plimpton” in the film “Paper Lion”. The next year he appeared in “The Extraordinary Seaman” and in 1971 he played in “The Mephisto Waltz”.

From 1972 to 1983 Alan Alda portrayed the character “Benjamin Franklin” Hawkeye “Pierce” in the television series “M * A * S * H”, a situation comedy against the backdrop of the “Korean War”. 

He hesitated to star in light-hearted comedies about the war, starring in 251 episodes of the show, writing 19 and directing 32 episodes. 

Alan Alda next diverted his focus to the big screen and appeared in a number of films including “Same Time, Next Year” (1978), “The Four Seasons” (1981) and “Crimes and Misdemeanors” (1989). . For the first two he received nominations for the “Golden Globe”, while he received several awards for “Best Supporting Actor” for “Crimes and Misdemeanors”.

From 1993 to 2005 he was the humble and humorous presenter of the television program “Scientific American Frontiers”.

 The focus was on informing the public about new technological advances in science and medicine. He appeared in at least one movie almost every year and starred in such films as “Whispers in the Dark” (1992), “Flirting with Disaster” (1996) and “What Women Want” (2000). He continued to make guest appearances on television and played a recurring role in the political drama series “The West Wing” from 2004 to 2006.

In 2004 he was cast in Martin Scorsese’s award-winning “Oscar” film “The Aviator,” in which he starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. He then starred in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama ‘Bridge of Spies’ (2015).

Awards and Achievements

Alan Alda has been a recipient of  21 “Emmy” nominations for his contribution to the series “M * A * S * H” as an actor, writer and director. He won five out of 21 nominations. He is the first to bag awards in three different categories for a television series. He also received six Golden Globe Awards for his performance on the show.

 In 2006 he won another “Emmy Award” for his portraying a Republican senator and presidential candidate “Arnold Vinick” in “The West Wing”. He received the award in the category “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series”.

Filmography

Below are some of the various movies Alan Alda has starred in;

  • Marriage Story (2018)
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  • Same Time, Next Year (1978)
  • The Four Seasons (1981)
  • Bridge of Spies (2015)
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • The Longest Ride (2015)
  • Gone Are the Days! (1963)
  • Nothing But the Truth (2008)

Did you Know?

Alan Alda was close to losing his life while filming ‘Scientific American Frontiers’ in La Serena, Chile. After he found out  that he had intestinal obstruction, he surprised the doctor with his knowledge of the medical procedure of end-to-end anastomosis.

in July 2018, Alan Alda announced that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system. There is no cure for it.

Alan Alda Net worth

Alan Alda currently has a ground shaking net worth of $40 million.

Source: Glusea

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