Adrian Paul Hewett was born on 29 May 1959, in London, England, of Italian descent, and is an actor best known for being part of “Highlander: The Series” in the titular role, Duncan MacLeod. He is also the founder of the Peace Fund charity organization. All of his professional endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Adrian Paul? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through a career in acting. He’s appeared in numerous “Highlander” spin-offs, and has made guest appearances on various popular television shows. He’s also had roles in numerous films, and as he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Adrian Paul Net Worth $500,000
Paul started his career as a model, and would then transition to dancing, partly because he had played soccer as a teenager, having made appearances for Cray Wanderers FC in the London Spartan League during the late 1970s. In 1985, he decided to move to the United States to pursue a modelling and dance career, and when starting out he appeared on several stage productions. He then met an agent who would help him land his first role on television. One of his most notable roles was in “Beauty and the Beast” which helped develop his acting skill.
Adrian was part of the television series “The Colbys”, then in 1991, Adrian was cast as Duncan MacLeod for “Highlander: The Series”. The show started in 1992 and continue for seven seasons; he would later reprise his role in the spin-off “Highlander: Endgame”. Both became very successful, and the series was internationally syndicated and drew critical acclaim. He would also appear in the made for television film “Highlander: The Source” which was aired on the SCI-FI channel. While being part of “Highlander”, he also made guest appearances in popular television shows such as “Murder, She Wrote”, “Relic Hunter”, and “Charmed”. He also appeared in several television movies including “The Cover Girl Murders”. Aside from these, he had a regular role in the series “War of the Worlds” and also starred in “Tracker”. All boosted his net worth.
One of Paul’s first films on the big screen was 1988’s “Last Rites” alongside Tom Berenger, and he has continued appearing in films since then; other films he’s been a part of include “Love Potion No. 9“, “Susan’s Plan”, “Code Hunter”, and “Throttle”. In 2008, he tried his hand at voice acting for the animated television version of “War of the Worlds”. Two years later he would appear in “The Heavy” and would also be part of the science fiction film “Apocalypse Earth”. One of his latest appearances was on an episode of “Strike Back”. He also appeared in the music videos “Days Like This” (Sheena Easton), “My Own Way” (Duran Duran) and “Eyes of a Stranger” (Queensryche), all adding to his net worth.
For his personal life, it is known that Paul married actress Meilani Paul in 1990, but their marriage only lasted seven years. In 2009, Adrian then married Alexandra Tonelli. He has two children.
Ex-brother-in-law of Leilani Sarelle and Miguel Ferrer.
Adrian and girlfriend Alexandra welcomed their first baby, a girl named Angelisa Valentina Rose on the January 8, 2010.
Was considered for the role of Caledon 'Cal' Hockley in Titanic (1997).
Given title "Sexiest Action Star" from People Magazine. [November 2000]
Adjudicator at Hungarian Queen of the World's Final. [November 2000]
Favorite Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Reggae", and Enigma.
In the fall of 1993, he was lauded as a hero when a thief ran through the set of Highlander (1992) with a stolen video camera and Paul pounced on him, holding the suspect until police could arrive.
Played semi-pro soccer and is still a soccer fan
Favorite authors: William Shakespeare Tennessee Williams and Anne Rice.
Has studied Martial Arts for 7 years including: Kung Fu forms choy La Fut and Hung Gar, Tae-Kwon-Do, Wing Chun, and boxing; Has also done extensive sword training with the Japanese Katana.
Hobbies include golf, volleyball, reading.
[interviewed in 1990) I would love to play a vampire because they are so sexual. And they are the dark side of human thought. What a possibility to play someone that can see what your heart is doing, feel the blood running through your veins, know what you are thinking, and have all the experience of years and years. It would be so interesting.
[About Highlander (1992) co-star Stan Kirsch] He never slept like a log, let me tell you. He was always up 'til four in the morning. He was partying every night.