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David Mendenhall was born on 13 June 1971, in Oceanside, California USA, and is an actor, probably best known for his childhood roles in the films “Space Raiders”, “Over the Top”, “The Transformers: The Movie” and “They Still Call Me Bruce”.
So just how rich is David Mendenhall? According to sources, Mendenhall has earned a net worth over $500, 000, as of mid-2017. His wealth has been established during his acting career, as well as through his work as an attorney.
David Mendenhall Net Worth $500, 000
Mendenhall grew up in the San Diego neighborhood of Oceanside, along with his sister, actress Marissa Mendenhall. He attended the University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Cinema- Television. He also attended Southwestern University School of Law, obtaining a Juris Doctor degree.
His career in the entertainment industry actually started when he was four years old, appearing in a Mattel Toys commercial. He went on to appear in a number of radio and TV commercials by his teenage years, paving his way to recognition and earning a decent income.
Mendenhall made his foray onto the small screen in 1979, landing the role of Mike Webber in the ABC television medical drama “General Hospital”, remaining on the show until 1986. His performance earned him a Soap Opera Digest Award and two Young Artist Awards, and greatly contributed to his popularity and to his net worth.
In the meantime, he was also involved in many other projects, such as the TV film “The Last Song”, and the series “Taxi”, in which he had the recurring role as Jason. He made his film debut with the leading role as Peter in the 1983 science fiction film “Space Riders”, and went on to appear in series such as “Diff’rent Strokes”, “Goodnight, Beantown” and “The Twilight Zone”. His wealth grew larger.
Mendenhall also did an extensive voice over work by the mid-’80s, providing his voice for a number of TV films and series, among which the animated series “Rainbow Brite” and film “Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer”, and the animated series “G.I. Joe” and “The Berenstain Bears”, earning another Young Artist Award for the latter show. Most notably, he voiced the character of Daniel Witwicky in the animated film “The Transformers: The Movie” and in two seasons of “The Transformers” animated series. All added to his net worth.
Mendenhall’s most notable roles came with the late ’80s films, the sport drama “Over the Top”, alongside Sylvester Stallone in which he played Michael Cutler-Hawk, and the comedy action “They Still Call Me Bruce”, in which he portrayed Billy White. These performances enabled him to achieve great popularity, appearing in every major teen magazine, and to amass a significant fortune.
In 1990 Mendenhall starred as Sy in the drama film “Streets”, after which he took a break from his acting caree; focusing on education, he enrolled at the University of Southern California in the mid-’90, and then attended law school.
The 2000s saw him landing a job as a contract attorney at major studio law departments such as NBC and Universal Studios. He also worked as a journalist for publications such as Indie Slate Magazine and the Daily Journal. All contributed to his wealth.
He resumed his acting career in 2008, appearing in the short-lived television series “My Own Worst Enemy”, after which he appeared in the series “The Lone Wolf”, “The Forgotten” and “A Gifted Man”, and in the film “God Bless America”, adding steadily to his net worth.
When it comes to his private life, Mendenhall is quite secretive about it. Thus, sources don’t have any details regarding any past or current relationship status.
The actor is involved in charities, having supported non-profit organizations such as American Cancer Society, The Adam Walsh Foundation, the D.A.R.E. program, Actors and Others for Animals and Make-A-Wish, to name a few.