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David Prowse, MBE, born on 1st July 1935 in Bristol, England UK, is an actor probably best known to the world as Darth Vader in his physical form, despite never being seen without the Darth Vader mask. He was the original Darth Vader in the original trilogy, but was never recalled for the reunions of the films. David has also made several other notable appearances, including as Julian in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971), among many others.
Have you ever wondered how rich David Prowse is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that David`s net worth is as high as $3 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, during which he has made over 60 film and television appearances during a career now spanning 60 years. David was also a known bodybuilder and weightlifter, and in the past has won the British heavyweight weightlifting title, and also has a gym – “The Dave Prowse Fitness Centre” – in London.
David Prowse Net Worth $3 Million
David was raised by his mother, and never met his father who left the family before he was even born. Growing up in a working family, David soon obtained working habits, and although an under performing student in school, he took weightlifting and bodybuilding as his call. Little by little he was progressing, and eventually became a British champion in weightlifting. While being a competitor at weightlifting events, he befriended, among others Arnold Schwarzenegger and the two became lifelong friends. Thanks to his height and overall towering stature, he was offered a role in the film “Casino Royale” (1967) as Frankenstein`s Monster, and of course accepted the role, so his acting career began. Before the`60s ended, he made several brief appearances in such productions as David Miller`s “Hammerhead” (1968) with Vince Edwards and Judy Geeson, “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1968), and “Crossplot” (1969); his net worth was established.
He began the `70s again as a monster, in “The Horror of Frankenstein” (1970), and in 1971 featured in Stanley Kubrick`s “A Clockwork Orange”, starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates. The next year he appeared in “The Chastity Belt”, and continued to make steady appearances through the 1970s in such productions as “Black Snake” (1973), “Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell” (1974), “Jabberwocky” (1977), and in 1977 was firstly selected for the role of Darth Vader in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (1977), presenting his physical form. He portrayed Darth Vader in the sequels “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” (1980), and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” (1983). This particular role is the hallmark of his career, and has certainly benefited his net worth to a great degree.
After the fallout with producers and the rest of the staff of “Star Wars”, David began slowly to retreat from the acting scene, but still made several screen appearances, including in the “William Tell” TV series in 1989, and years later in the film “The Kindness of Strangers” (2010). He also made an appearance in the TV mini-series “Mission Backup Earth” in 2016, however, his role as Darth Vader remains as his most successful one to the present.
Regarding his personal life, David has been married to Norma since 1963; the couple has three children together. Prowse has had several health problems over the years, battling arthritis for much of his life, while in 2009 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but has managed to overcome the illness.