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Donny Most is an actor born on August 8th 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is perhaps best known for playing Ralph Malph in the TV series “Happy Days”, which aired from 1974 to 1984 on ABC. Other notable roles include appearances in hit TV shows “CHiPs”, “Baywatch”, “Sliders” among others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Donny Most is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Donny’s overall net worth is over $2 million, acquired mostly by appearing in hit TV series since the mid-70s. Donny has also appeared in several movies, which only added to his net worth.

Donny Most Net Worth $ 2 Million

Donny grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York with his father, an accountant and mother who was a homemaker. His fascination with acting began when he was nine, after watching “The Jolson Story”, which he watched numerous times and memorized every line. While attending Erasmus Hall High School, Donny began taking professional acting lessons and cla sses too, andalso joined a teenage drama club and performed from time to time at resorts in the New York area. His first television appearance was at the age of 15, in a TV commercial. Upon matriculating from high school in 1970, Most enrolled Lehigh University where he studied for three years, but eventually dropped out – although he originally wanted to study engineering, he changed his major to business.

While in his junior year, Most intended to spend the summer searching for acting jobs in Hollywood. He took minor character roles in popular series such as “Room 222” and “Emergency”. It was in 1973 that Donny auditioned for a role in the 1950s-styled series “Happy Days”. Although he originally auditioned for the role of Richie Cunningham, Donny got the role of Ralph Malph on his third audition, and subsequently stayed in the show until 1980. Upon getting the role, he moved to California where he pursued a full-time acting career. This role turned out to be Most’s big break as he starred alongside Henry Winkler, Ron Howard and Anson Williams in what turned out to be one of the most popular TV series ever in US, and other English-speaking countries. His net worth benefited enormously.
However, in 1980 when his contract came to an end, Most decided to leave the show in order to pursue more challenging roles. He next starred in the comedy-drama “Leo&Loree”, often also appearing on theatre stages. Most has had a voice-actor career as well at that time, being heard in the “Dungeons&Dragons” series. However, he went on to build his acting career by appearing in very popular series such as “CHiPs”, “Murder She Wrote”, “Baywatch”, “Fantasy Island” and many others. All boosted his net worth.

Don’s movie career jump came in 1987 in the movie “Stewardess School”. During the ‘90s he appeared in movies including “Sliders”, “Dark Skies” and “Acting On Impulse”, eventually joining the tour of “Grease” musical in which he portrayed the character of “Vince Fontaine”. His net worth continued to rise.

When it comes to his more recent activity, Donny continues to work behind the camera, in motion pictures and on stage. He even made a directing debut with the independent film “The Last Best Sunday”, which brought him a feature film award at the Telluride Indiefest, and was later shown at festivals throughout the USA. His second directing venue, “Moola” was released in 2007.

When it comes to his private life, Most has been married to actress Morgan Hart since 1982 and the couple has two daughters. Donny currently lives with his wife near Los Angeles, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 8, 1953
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height:1.8 m
Profession:Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer
Education:Lehigh University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Morgan Hart
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1During an interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, Most's Happy Days co-star Ron Howard said, on the subject of one infamous episode in which they both acted "Donnie's reading it and he kinda looks down, then says 'what do you think of the script?' and I shrugged and replied 'people like the show, it's hard to argue with being number one' and he looked up and said, 'he's jumping a shark now?'. That was the first time I saw that phrase bracketed, before it was even done, you've got to give props to Donnie Most.".
2Appeared At The World Of Wheels in Birmingham, Alabama for a Happy Days reunion along with costar Henry Winkler. [February 2009]
3It was discussed that he and Anson Williams would have their own spin-off show centering on their Happy Days (1974) characters Ralph and Potsie, but it never materialized.
4Has two daughters with Morgan Most.
5Was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
6Attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Happy Days (1974)$12,500 per 1/2 hour episode


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Achievement AwardNewport Beach Film FestivalDirectingMoola (2007)
1999Scarlett AwardMarco Island Film Festival


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Remember Isobelpost-productionSean
The Odd Couple2016TV SeriesFred
6 Love Stories2016Rick the Surly Bartender
Follow2015/IMr. Reynolds
Campin' Buddies2014Wilbur
Behind-the-Scenes of Campin' Buddies2014VideoWilbur
Duality2014/IShortKyle
Chez Upshaw2013Vet Guest
Glee2011-2013TV SeriesRusty Pillsbury
Men of a Certain Age2010TV Series
Bones2010Mr. Reeves
Take 22009TV MovieBilly
The Yankles2009Frankie Dubs
Finding Madison2008Jacob Gray
The Great Buck Howard2008Tonight Show Producer
Family Guy2007TV SeriesDonny Most
Planting Melvin2005
Century City2004TV SeriesPudge McNeil
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2003TV SeriesThe White Rabbit
Star Trek: Voyager2001TV SeriesKadan
The Thundering 8th2000Crew Chief
Yes, Dear2000TV SeriesProfessor Rhodes
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven1998-1999TV SeriesDr. John Dorsett
Edtv1999Benson
Diagnosis Murder1998TV SeriesEmerson Horn
MADtv1997TV SeriesDon Most as Peter Pippen
Dark Skies1997TV SeriesTimothy Leary
Sliders1996TV SeriesSkip Collins
Pure Danger1996VideoParole Officer (uncredited)
Dead Man's Island1996TV MovieBurton Andrews
Hourglass1995VideoAndre
Baywatch1993TV SeriesRoger Clark
Acting on Impulse1993TV MovieLeroy
The New Lassie1991TV SeriesFred
Murder, She Wrote1986-1990TV SeriesOzzie Gerson / T.J. Holt
Charles in Charge1989TV SeriesLottery Winner
Hägar the Horrible1989TV ShortLute Instructor (voice, as Donny Most)
The Munsters Today1989TV SeriesBarney Morley
Teen Wolf1986-1987TV SeriesStiles
Stewardess School1986George Bunkle (as Donald Most)
Dungeons & Dragons1983-1985TV SeriesEric the Cavalier
Happy Days1974-1983TV SeriesRalph Malph / Purvis
The Love Boat1979-1983TV SeriesMarv Prine / Keith Kelly
CHiPs1982TV SeriesMoloch
Fantasy Island1981-1982TV SeriesTodd Porter / Billy Williams / Kermit Dobbs
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang1980-1981TV SeriesRalph Malph
Aloha Paradise1981TV Series
Leo and Loree1980Leo
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1979TV SeriesDaniel
ABC Weekend Specials1978TV SeriesHenry Cooper
With This Ring1978TV MovieJames Cutler (as Donny Most)
Petrocelli1976TV SeriesWill Johnson
Crazy Mama1975Shawn (as Donn Most)
Huckleberry Finn1975TV MovieTom Sawyer (as Donny Most)
Police Story1974TV SeriesArthur Kane
Room 2221974TV SeriesLouie
Emergency!1973TV SeriesFred Wilson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CHiPs1982TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happy Days1974-1979TV Series performer - 6 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Remember Isobelexecutive producer post-production
Harley's Hill2011Video producer
Take 22009TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harley's Hill2011Video
Moola2007
The Last Best Sunday1999

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moola2007story

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest
Time Presents: Milestones 2016 - A Tribute to the Stars We've Lost2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Weekly Presents: '80s TV Stars - Where Are They Now?2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Love Boat
Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?2016DocumentaryHimself
The Indie Lounge2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHimself
Oh, Mary Show2014VideoHimself
Good Morning America1978-2012TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Early Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Filmnut2008TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Channel 101: The Musical2006TV Series shortHimself
The John Kerwin Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
TVography: Happy Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 42000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days - Secrets1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Happy Days Reunion Special1992TV SpecialHimself
3-2-1 Contact1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Everyday1978TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1977TV SeriesGuest Appearance
New American Bandstand 19651976TV SeriesHimself
The Captain and Tennille1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1975TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Ralph Malph / Herself - The Love Boat / ...
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesCashier - McDonald's Commercial
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHimself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryRalph Malph (uncredited)
Happy Days1984TV SeriesRalph Malph

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