Curtis Armstrong was born on the 27th September 1953, in Detroit, Michigan USA, and is an actor, probably best known for his roles in such movies as “Risky Business” (1983), “Ray” (2004), and “Southland Tales” (2006). Curtis also had important parts in such TV series as “Moonlighting” (1986-1989), “The Chronicle” (2001-2002), and “Supernatural” (2013- present). His career started in 1983.
Have you ever wondered how rich Curtis Armstrong is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Armstrong’s net worth is as high as $2.5 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to being an on-screen actor, Armstrong has also loaned his voice on numerous occasions for animated films and series, which has improved his wealth too.
Curtis Armstrong Net Worth $2.5 Million
Curtis Armstrong is a son of Robert Leroy Armstrong and Norma E., a teacher. He grew up in Michigan where he went to Berkley High School, and later studied at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Armstrong’s career started in 1983 when he appeared in Paul Brickman’s Golden Globe Award-nominated movie “Risky Business”, starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay and Joe Pantoliano. He continued with parts in “Revenge of the Nerds” (1984) alongside Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, and Timothy Busfield, and in “Better Off Dead…” (1985) starring John Cusack. From 1986 to 1989, Curtis played Herbert Quentin Viola in 37 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Moonlighting”, meantime appearing in the Oscar-nominated “The Clan of the Cave Bear” (1986) with Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, and James Remar, and in “One Crazy Summer” (1986) alongside John Cusack and Demi Moore. His net worth was well established.
In the current decade, Armstrong has had numerous television and movie roles, including in “Flypaper” (2011) with Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd, while in 2013 he started playing Metatron in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series “Supernatural”. Most recently, Curtis is playing Principal Foster / Dr. Foster in “New Girl” (2013- present) co-starring Zooey Deschanel.
Regarding his personal life, Curtis Armstrong married Elaine Aronson in 1994, and they have a daughter born in 1996.
Is an investitured member of the Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes. In 2006, he was given the investiture "An Actor, and a Rare One", which had previously been the investiture of Richard B. Shull.
[on Risky Business (1983) It was a very, very strange because I had trained to be a stage actor, and that was my goal. My goal was not to make movies or do television. That wasn't on my agenda at all. The fact that I was doing an off-Broadway play in New York and got some attention, and people started sending me out for film auditions. That's just one of those things that happened. I assumed, especially since the ones I'd gone in on, I hadn't gotten, that this was just part of my job. I have to go in and read for these people, but there was no thought of-and so when I got this part-in the first place, of course, Tom [Cruise] was all of 18, I think, at the time. I had no idea who he was. He'd done a few movies, but nothing I'd seen, and so to me, he was just another really ambitious, young actor who worked very hard, and no reason to think necessarily until I saw the film that he had necessarily a huge career ahead of him until I saw the film and went, oh, okay. I get that now. It was a very good experience, but I was conscious at all times that this was probably the only time that I would do a movie, so I kept a journal for the whole time I was on the movie-copious journal, making notes every day, not just about the movie but about what was going on outside the movie and all that and the different characters, the people I was working with, and so on. I remember thinking vividly because I knew this was the only time anyone would ever hire me to do a movie, so I wanted to remember the experience.
For an actor to have a role that they're recognized and remembered for over the years, it's unusual. It's very lucky if it happens once - and it's luck that it's happened to me a couple of times.
There's something about the way of playing a repellent character, that if you can play him with a certain amount of charm, you can get away with a lot.
You can do gross-out until the cows come home but if there isn't something to balance it, then it's not going to work at all.
Sometimes, a person has to be dead a while before people can appreciate what they did when they were alive.
To be honest, I haven't seen a lot of the current crop of teen movies because there's only so much time and there's nothing that really drives me to do it.
My vision had always been that I was gonna be a stage actor and that was it.
It was very natural that people just think of me as a comic actor.
In 1984, nobody knew what cable was going to be. It was there, but you didn't know where it was going.
I'm a character actor but unlike a lot of character actors, I don't look radically different from film to film and there was a bunch of them at once.
The movies that I did in the '80s were either good or bad, but I never was oppressed with any feeling - I mean, I thought it was ridiculous to play high school or college students when I was 30. But at the same time, that was really done then.
I tend to not really care for remakes in general. Mainly they are horrible.
I'm at least getting my foot in the door as far as doing straight dramatic parts, which no one would have ever considered me for in the '80s. I never objected to that because I love doing comedy, and I'm not the kind of actor that insists that unless you're doing a serious dramatic role, you're not acting.
I'm not an improv guy. I'm not a nerd, I play one on television.
Without a plan, there's no attack. Without attack, no victory.
As an actor I'm part of a long line of character people you can take back to the silent movies. There's always the little guy who's the sidekick to the tall, good-looking guy who gets the girl.
I try to work and enjoy life, and that's about all.
I was going to middle school in Berkley, and I did not fit in at all. Like a lot of kids, I found theater to be a good place for me.