Dennis Haysbert is a well known actor. He is mostly known for his roles in such movies as ‘Major League’, ‘24’, ‘The Unit’ and many others. During his career as an actor, Dennis has been nominated for and has won many different awards. Some of them include a Saturn Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and others. Recently Dennis has appeared in ‘Trophy Wife’ and ‘The Boondocks’. So how rich is Dennis Haysbert? It has been estimated that Dennis’ net worth is about 42 million dollars. As Haysbert continues to appear on different shows and movies there is a high chance that his net worth will grow in the future.
Dennis Haysbert Net Worth $42 Million
Dennis Dexter Haysbert, or simply known as Dennis Haysbert, was born in 1954, in California. When Dennis finished high school he received some offers for athletic scholarships but he decided to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Dennis’ career as an actor began in 1979, when he appeared in ‘The White Shadow’. Other shows that he appeared in at the beginning of acting career include ‘Lou Gant’, ‘Laverne & Shirley’, ‘Night Court’ and many others.
In 1993 Haysbert became a part of ‘Return to Lonesome Dove’, where he had an opportunity to work with Jon Voight, Rick Schroder and Barbara Hershey. All these appearances added a lot to Dennis Haysbert’s net worth. One of his well known roles is in the show called ‘24’. The success of the show gained him popularity and acclaim. Other television shows that Dennis appeared in include ‘The Young and Restless’, ‘Just the Ten of Us’, ‘Now and Again’ and many more.
As it was mentioned before, Dennis not only appears on television he has also acted in many different movies. His first movie role was in ‘Major League’, where Hasybert had an opportunity to work with Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Margaret Whitton and others. This also added to Hasybert’s net worth. In 1992 Dennis got the role in ‘Love Field’, where he worked with Michelle Pfeiffer. This of course made him even more famous in the movie industry. Other movies that Haysbert acted in include ‘Love & Basketball’, ‘The Details’, ‘Life of a King’, ‘Men,Women & Children’ and many others. All these appearances had a huge impact on the growth of Dennis Haysbert’s net worth. In addition to this, Dennis also appears in the commercials of Allstate Insurance. He also is a part of commercials on the Military Channel.
All in all, it could be said that Dennis Haysbert is a famous and talented actor. During his career he has appeared in many different television shows and movies, which made him well known all over the world and gained him acclaim and quite a big sum of money. The fact that Dennis still appears on movies and television shows that he is a good actor who will probably continue his career for a long time in the future. If this happens there is a high chance that Dennis Haysbert’s net worth will become higher.
Shares two roles with the late Michael Clarke Duncan: Green Lantern, Kilowog and Manute in the "Sin City" films.
In the photo caption for his San Mateo, California, high school yearbook, he cited having his face on the cover of Ebony and TV Guide as life goals, both of which he later achieved.
Is the eighth of nine children of Charles Whitney Sr. and Gladys Haysbert.
Enjoys golf, tennis and scuba diving in his spare time.
When he first moved to Los Angeles, he worked in a grocery store and took classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. When he was not in class or working at the store, Haysbert says, he consumed any self-help book he could get his hands on, including "How to Visualize What You Want" and "The Power of Positive Thinking".
His parents were married for 51 years before his father's death.
Is also a certified Deep Sea diver per Discovery Channel's Secrets of Pearl Harbor (2004), that he hosts, narrates and stars in. [June 2008]
(August 7, 2005) Grand marshal of the "Allstate 400 at the Brickyard" auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Attended and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA).
Attended and graduated from San Mateo High School in San Mateo, California in 1972.
He was a defensive end on his high school football team.
(on the powers of visualizing your goals) I visualize the roles that I want. If I hadn't visualized playing athletes, I wouldn't have gotten Major League. If I hadn't visualized playing a president, David Palmer never would have happened. You've got to have a sense of what you want to do; otherwise, the universe is just going to throw something at you.
(2006) I think I'd make a great superhero. I'm serious. I want to play a superhero and I've already got one in mind. I think I've still got the body for the costume and it's something I really want to do.
(on high school) I played a little basketball, but basketball interfered with theater season. That's when we did our term plays and did nutshell versions of Shakespeare for English classes. And, believe me, I got a fair amount of looks from the guys on the team. "You're in theater but you can play football?!" I got a lot of shit about it.
From the time I was 10, I think I knew that I wanted to act, and then there was the caption under my high school picture, [so] it was obvious I had no doubts, I knew what I wanted to do. But I also had a catalyst, an older brother who died of cancer, and I just happened to be with him the [day] before he died. He asked me a simple question "What do you want to do?" And I said "Well, I want to be an actor." He asked "Where do you want to do it? Can you do it from here?", and when I said "No, not really", he said "Well, get the hell out of here then because tomorrow's not promised." I'll always remember those words: "Tomorrow's not promised.".
(on playing Nelson Mandela in The Color of Freedom (2007)) I just remember it being a very daunting situation. I was a little nervous about it and almost turned it down. I had a momentary loss of confidence and didn't think I was worthy. He's such a hero of mine.