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Alan Arkin was born on the 26th March 1934, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is an Academy Award- winning actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and musician, but probably best known for his roles in such movies as “Wait Until Dark” (1967), “Catch-22” (1970), and “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” (1968), “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), and “Argo” (2012. Arkin’s career started in the late 1950s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Alan Arkin is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Arkin’s net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount earned largely through his successful acting career..
Alan Arkin Net Worth $15 Million
Alan is the son of Beatrice, a teacher, and David I. Arkin, a painter, and writer, and was raised in a Jewish family. They moved to Los Angeles, California when Alan was 11, but soon after, his father lost his job as a set designer in Hollywood. Arkin went to the Los Angeles City College from 1951 to 1953, and then studied at Bennington College in Vermont.
Alan’s interest at that time was primarily in music, and he and two friends founded the folk group called The Tarriers, and they produced a hit “The Banana Boat Song” in 1956, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard magazine chart. In 1964, Arkin had his on-screen debut in an episode of a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “East Side/West Side”. By the end of the ‘60s, Alan had played alongside Audrey Hepburn and Richard Crenna in the Oscar Award-nominated movie “Wait Until Dark” (1967), and starred as John Singer in Robert Ellis Miller’s “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” (1968), for which he received both Oscar and Golden Globe Awards nominations. In 1969, Arkin had a lead role in a comedy-drama called “Popi” and was again nominated for a Golden Globe Award. All these appearances increased Arkin’s net worth and popularity.
In the early ‘70s, Arkin appeared in numerous movies, including the BAFTA-nominated “Catch-22” (1970), while in 1971 he played in “Little Murders” (1971). He continued with the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Freebie and the Bean” (1974) starring James Caan and Loretta Swit, and alongside Jeff Bridges in “Hearts of the West” (1975). By the end of the ‘70s, Alan had parts in the Oscar Award-nominated “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” (1976) with Vanessa Redgrave and Robert Duvall, and in “The In-Laws” (1979) alongside Peter Falk. In the meantime, Arkin starred in a Primetime Emmy Award-winning television movie called “The Defection of Simas Kudirka” (1978).
Regardless, Alan struggled to get a significant role in the ‘80s as his career took a hit, but then he played Leon Feldhendler in a Golden Globe Award-winning movie “Escape from Sobibor” (1987) with Rutger Hauer.
Luckily for him, Arkin’s career revitalized in the early ‘90s as he took part in several influential films; he played alongside Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne West in Tim Burton’s Academy Award-nominated “Edward Scissorhands” (1990),which grossed over $86 million worldwide and increased Arkin’s net worth significantly. The same year, Alan had a role in Sydney Pollack’s Oscar Award-nominated “Havana” starring Robert Redford and Lena Olin. In 1991 he played in “The Rocketeer” (1991), and then in the Oscar Award-nominated “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1992) starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, and Alec Baldwin. Arkin also worked in “Mother Night” (1996) with Nick Nolte, in “Grosse Pointe Blank” (1997) alongside John Cusack, Minnie Driver and Dan Aykroyd, and in the Oscar Award-nominated “Four Days in September” (1997). He ended the decade with parts in Oscar Award-nominated “Gattaca” (1997) starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law, and in “Jakob the Liar” (1999) with Robin Williams.
Arkin stayed busy in the 2000s and appeared in such movies as “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing” (2001) alongside John Turturro and Matthew McConaughey and in a Golden Globe Award-nominated “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself” (2003) starring Antonio Banderas. However, his biggest achievement came in 2006 when he played Grandpa Edwin Hoover in “Little Miss Sunshine” with Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear. Alan won the Oscar Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and also earned more thanks to the movie’s commercial success. He didn’t stop there and continued with “Sunshine Cleaning” (2008) starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, and “Get Smart” (2008) starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway. Arkin ended the 2000’s with parts in “Marley & Me” (2008) alongside Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” (2009) with Robin Wright.
In 2012, Arkin co-starred in Ben Affleck’s Oscar Award-winning “Argo” with Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman; the film made over $180 million worldwide, and Arkin’s wealth improved as a result. Also in 2012, he played alongside Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Stand Up Guys” (2012). Most recently, Arkin appeared in “Million Dollar Arm” (2014) starring Jon Hamm, and in “Going in Style” (2017) with Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
Alan Arkin is an established author and has written numerous books, including “Tony’s Hard Work Day” (1972), “The Lemming Condition” (1976), “The Clearing” (1986), and his memoir “An Improvised Life” (2011; all added somewhat to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Alan Arkin was married to Jeremy Yaffe from 1955 to 1961 and has two children with her. From 1964 to 1999, Arkin was married to Barbara Dana, with whom he has a child, while in 1999 he married Suzanne Newlander – Arkin currently lives with her in Carlsbad, California.