Dennis Haysbert’s net worth reflects the success of the veteran’s acting career. Here’s how much he’s worth.
Since his debut in the 1980s, African American actor Dennis Haysbert has thrived in a niche of his own. The actor is also reputable for his resonant voice, muscular physique, and towering height. However, like several entertainers, Haysbert didn’t set out to become an actor. Instead excelled in sports as a child; however, he faced hurdles because he was born with a heart defect.
After recovering from his ailment Haysbert got offered a sports scholarship, but he turned it down. So instead, he focused all his attention on becoming an actor. Also, his dying brother encouraged him to enroll in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena.
Haysbert studied at the school before graduating at the age of 23. Afterward, he began his acting career on stage before finally making his movie and television debut. Throughout the 1980s, the actor played multiple sports-related roles on screen.
In the 1990s, he also received his first starring role. However, the actor’s big break came a few years later as David Palmer in the television series “24.” Since then, Haysbert has remained a mainstay in the movie industry.
Besides acting, the actor was also done multiple commercials. In addition, between 2003 and 2008, he was also the official spokesman for the Allstate Insurance Company.
Dennis Haysbert’s Net Worth
Most of Haysbert’s earnings come from his acting career. He was also a longtime spokesman for the insurance company Allstate. However, his most famous role has come from starring as President David Palmer in the series “24.” The actor’s other well-known role was as Sergeant Major Jonas Blane on “The Unit.” Haysbert’s extensive movie career means he has appeared in multiple highly-rated movies.
For his role in 24 hours even received a Golden Globe and a Golden Satellite Award. In addition, he once famously claimed that his role on “24” helped Barack Obama win the 2008 presidential nomination.
Besides his lucrative television career, the actor is a well-known face featuring in national television ads to raise awareness about discrimination. In addition, he has also done voice work for various video games.
From his role as a spokesman for a brand like Allstate, Haysbert reportedly earned between $3-4million yearly. He also dabbled in real estate, occasionally buying a home for a low price and selling it for millions of dollars. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dennis Haysbert’s net worth is $20 million.
The Actor Has Been Married Twice
Away from his personal life, Haysbert has been married two times. The actor once tied the knot to Eleanor Simms Haysbert on April 13, 1980. However, the marriage lasted for only four years and the couple divorced on August 17, 1984.
After Eleanor, the actor married his second wife, Lynn Griffith. The pair met three years after he divorced, and they fell in love. After dating for two years, the lovebirds eventually walked down the aisle in 1989.
Just a year after their marriage Lynn, a former actress, gave birth to their first child, son Charles Haysbert, on November 19, 1990. Afterward, the couple added to their family when they welcomed daughter Katherine on September 9, 1994.
The actor and his wife remained married while caring for their kids for over a decade. However, after 11 years, things turned sour for the pair, and they decided to go their separate ways. The couple finalized their divorce in 2001, and since then, the actor has kept his relationship private.
However, two years later, during an interview with The Guardian, the actor revealed he had a Caucasian girlfriend. He then noted how people looked at him strangely because of his mixed-race relationship.
Haysbert Recently Signed With A3 Artists Agency
In April 2022, news emerged that the actor had signed with A3 Artist Agency for representation. However, the reports did not state why he signed with the agency. Meanwhile, the news was not a surprise, given it is in line with what actors and artists do. The actor also recently spoke about his respect for younger actors after filming “No Exit.”
While filming the movie, Haysbert was the only veteran actor on set among s crop of yung actors. However, after working with them, the actor confessed he came away from the shoot with a strong admiration for the upcoming generation of entertainers.
The movie “No Exit,” is set in a mountain rest stop that is snowed by a blizzard. It debuted on the Hulu Network in February 2022. The action thriller tells the story of a young woman who got stranded en route to a family emergency.
While trying to find shelter at a highway rest area, a group of strangers stumbles across an abducted girl. The discovery then sets her on a terrifying life-or-death struggle to discover who among them is the kidnapper. Haysbert plays the character Ed in the movie alongside young actors like Danny Ramirez and Havana Rose Liu. Also, “No Exit” has a rating of 59% on rotten Tomatoes.