Darby Hinton was born on 19 August 1957, in Santa Monica, California USA, and is a filmmaker and actor, perhaps best remembered for appearing in various commercials when he was just six months old. He also played the role of Israel Boone in the adventure series “Daniel Boone”. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Darby Hinton? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s appeared in various television shows, most notably in a two part episode of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color”, and all of these ensured the position of his wealth.
Darby Hinton Net Worth $500,000
Hinton’s father was actor Edgar Latimer Hinton, Jr and he grew up in a family exposed to the acting industry. His father notably appeared in the series “I Led Three Lives” and was a regular face in Westerns. Darby attended Emerson Junior High School and later the American School in Switzerland (TASIS). After matriculating, he became part of the World Campus Afloat Institute which travelled the world to study various cultures. Afterwards, he studied at Pepperdine University.
Darby started acting at the age of six months old, and played child characters in “Hero’s Island”, “Son of Flubber” and “Mr. Ed”. He then appeared in a 90 minute episode of the Western series “Wagon Train”, and was intended to audition for a role in “The Sound of Music”, however, he became lost and wandered into the wrong line and ended up auditioning for “Daniel Boone”. He started appearing in the show from the premiere episode, and would eventually have a total of 51 “Daniel Boone” appearances. His last shooting with the series was filmed in 1969 when he was 12 years old. His net worth was already assured.
Following the end of the series run, Hinton only made occasional appearances, and was seen in “The New Doctors”, “The Bold Ones” and “Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law”. He continued these guest appearances in the 1970s, and became part of popular shows such as “Hawaii Five-O”, “Magnum PI” and “The Fall Guy”. He was also cast as the second Jan Griffith in “Days of Our Lives” before starring in “Malibu Express”. In 1988, he made an appearance in the first episode of “The Highwayman” though the series was short lived. He was then cast in “Hunter”, “Knots Landing”, and the 1991 series “PS I Luv U”. He made a guest appearance in the series “Beverly Hills, 90210” and his last on-screen appearance was in 2003’s “Just for Kicks”.
A few of his latest projects include a reality television series entitled “Hinton’s Living History”. The project is set to follow him and his family as they go to various parts of the United States, including ghost towns and old Forts. He also regularly appears on stage in productions such as “The Manor” and “The Last Laugh” which was directed by Emmy-winner Blake Bradford. These also add to his net worth.
For his personal life, it is known that Hinton is married to Shan and they have two children. He also has two other children from a previous marriage. Aside from that, it is known that he trained in martial arts, and has siblings who were also child actors.
He was a guest at the 2012 Memphis Film Festival's "A Gathering of Guns 4: A TV Western Reunion" at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Says he "met" low budget filmmaker Greydon Clark, who directed him in five movies, as a child, when Clark was speaking with his mother on the subject of doing a movie with Cliff Robertson.
His son, Nick, is a member of the band "Badwater".
Brother of Daryn Hinton and Darcy Hinton.
Has remained close to his Daniel Boone (1964) co-star Fess Parker, who became something of a surrogate father to him over the years. His own father, actor Ed Hinton, died in a plane crash when he was just over a year old, and his mother never remarried.