Adrian Pasdar was born on the 30th April 1965, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts USA, and is an actor and voice actor, best known to the world for his roles in the TV series “Heroes” (2006-2010), “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” (2014-2017), and “Colony” (2016-2017), among other differing roles. Pasdar’s career started in the mid-1980s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Adrian Pasdar is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Pasdar’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.
Adrian Pasdar Net Worth $10 Million
Adrian is of mixed ancestry; his father is an Iranian immigrant who worked as cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia area, while his mother has Russian roots and worked as a nurse, English teacher and later travel agent.
Adrian went to Marple Newtown Senior High School, and after matriculation received a football scholarship to attend the University of Florida, playing as a linebacker for the Florida Gators. Unfortunately, he suffered a life-threatening car accident which left his in a wheelchair for the entirety of the school year. During his whole freshman year he underwent intensive physical therapy, while also taking classes at the university.
However, by the end of the year he switched his interest to campus stage productions, and discovered his talent for acting and writing. He dropped out of studies and turned back home, where he joined the People’s Light and Theatre Company. He started working for them and was responsible for set construction, however, he again suffered an accident and received a settlement, which he used for enrolling at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York City.
His career saw a great start, since he got the role of Chipper, which was written just for him, in the film “Top Gun” (1986), starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis and Tim Robbins. He continued with roles in films “Solarbabies” (1986), “Streets of Gold” (1986), and he starred in the Kathryn Bigelow action drama “Near Dark” (1987), next to Jenny Wright and Lance Henriksen. The same year he appeared with Judith Baldwin and Lori Singer in the adventure comedy “Made in USA”. His net worth was rising steadily.
Adrian started the next decade with the role in Jack Fisher’s romantic drama “Torn Apart”, next to Cecilia Peck, and the following year appeared in the drama “Shanghai 1920”, with Josh Lone and Fennie Yuen, while in 1993 he featured in Brian De Palma’s thriller “Carlito’s Way”, starring Al Pacino, Sean Penn and Penelope Ann Miller. Three years later he was selected for the lead role of Jim Profit in the TV series of the same name (1996-1997), while in 1997 he starred next to Victoria Principal in the romantic drama “Love in Another Town”. In 2000 Adrian was chosen for the role of Declan Dunn in the sci-fi drama TV series “Mysterious Ways” (2000-2002), sharing the lead roles with Rae Dawn Chong and Alisen Down, and then from 2003 until 2005 appeared in 33 episodes in the Golden Globe Award- nominated TV series “Judging Amy”. Adrian continued with television roles and in 2006 was selected for the role of Nathan Petrelli in the drama fantasy TV series “Heroes” (2006-2010), which earned him a Saturn Award in category Best Supporting Actor in Television, and added considerably to his net worth..
His next venture was the role of Alec Ryback in the TV series “The Lying Game” (2011-2013), and then from 2014 until 2017 featured as Glenn Talbot in the Primetime Emmy Award- nominated sci-fi drama TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, and most recently portrayed Nolan Burgess in another TV series “Colony” (2016-2017), which also increased his net worth.
Apart from screen roles, Nathan has also done work behind the scene by lending his voice to numerous characters, some of which include Iron Man in several animated TV series, such as “Ultimate Spider-Man” (2012-2015), “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H” (2013-2015), “Avengers Assemble” (2013-2017), among other voices.
Regarding his personal life, Adrian has been married to Natalie Maines since 2000; the couple has two children together.
Adrian is also known for his charity work; he plays a guitar in a charity band called Band from TV, whose earnings are forwarded to the Rush Epilepsy Center.
Was a good friend of Chris Penn. Attended latter's funeral as one of the pallbearers.
Directed the feature film Cement (2000) in which one of the characters - played by Gregory Jbara - watches an episode of the cult TV series Profit (1996), whose Pasdar was the lead actor.
His hobbies include skydiving, riding a Harley and playing chess.
Second child, a son, Beckett Finn Pasdar, with Natalie Maines, born weighing 7 lbs, 7 oz on July 14, 2004.
His father, Homayoon Pasdar, was born in Iran and worked as a surgeon near Philadelphia. His mother, Rosemarie Pasdar (née Rosemarie Sbresny), was born in Königsberg, Germany, of German, and some Polish, descent. She worked as a nurse and then became an English teacher in France. She owns a successful travel agency. Younger sister, Anamarie Pasdar, worked as an artistic director/associate producer for the SoHo Rep Theater Company in New York City.
His feature film directorial debut, Cement (2000), won grand prize as best film at Worldfest-Houston Film Festival.
His screen writing and directorial debut was an unreleased short film called Beyond Belief (1995), which debuted at the East Hamptons Film Festival in October of 1995. It won the finalist award at the Houston Film Festival in June 1996.
Married Natalie Maines (of the country music group Dixie Chicks) on the weekend of June 24-25, 2000. They were married in Las Vegas's Little White Wedding Chapel, in a $55 no-frills ceremony officiated by the chapel's Pastor Ann. The couple first met in May 1999, at the wedding of band member Emily Robison and singer-songwriter Charlie Robison.
"I've used every ounce of energy and every drop of money I had to make Cement (2000)." - on directing the feature film Cement (2000).
I had gotten so out of touch with reality that one day in 1992. I just sold my house at a $200,000.00 loss, moved back East, and put my money into T-bills. I spent the next year working behind the counter and running the cash register for room and board at Vandam Diner, a little lower east Manhattan diner, owned by a friend's father.
I love directing. It's a different level of focus and a real mental challenge.
"This is merely the first of ten children" - said on announcing that he and his wife Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks singer) are expecting their first child in April 2001.