Jermaine Huggy Hopkins Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Jermaine Huggy Hopkins Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, born on 23 August 1973, is an American actor who became famous for his roles in the movies “Lean on Me” and “Juice”.

So how much is Hopkins’ net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $10 million acquired from his years as an actor which began in the late ‘80s.

Jermaine Huggy Hopkins Net Worth $10 million

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Hopkins started his acting career at a very young age. When he was only 14 years old, he and his mother went to New York to audition for a new film called “Lean on Me”. The two stood in line for hours and already gave up because of the long line of kids who also want to audition for the role he was applying for too. Fortunately, before they decided to leave, one of the writers of the show saw him and his unique looks and decided to take him straight to the director.

Hopkins was able to book the job and became part of the film along with veteran actor Morgan Freeman, playing the role of Thomas “Sams” Samms, a misguided high school student who was also abusing drugs. His performance in the movie was praised by many critics and fans and led to more acting opportunities for him even as a teen. His first movie not only welcomed him to the world of Hollywood, but also started his net worth.

After the success of “Lean on Me”, Hopkins then starred in a new movie entitled “Juice”. The movie once again made waves with its ensemble of cast with Tupac Shakur, Omar Epps, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and Doctor Dre. The movie focuses on the lives of four youths and their day-to-day life in Harlem. Hopkins once again surprised the fans with his performance as Eric “Steel” Thurman.

The feats of Hopkins’ first two films led to more opportunities in both movie and television. In 1993, he became part of the film “Strapped” released through HBO and directed by actor Forest Whitaker. He also spent a lot of time on television where he made a number of guest appearances including in the shows “Murder One”, “The Parent ‘Hood” and “Moesha”. His net worth rose steadily.

During the late 1990’s Hopkins came back to film and became the lead actor in the comedy beach film “Phat Beach”, which was then followed with more movies including “Bullet”, “Riot” and “How to Be a Player”. He also worked with the Wayans brothers in their television series “The Wayans Bros”. His various projects in both film and television also helped in his net worth.

After the ‘90’s, Hopkins became less active, but still starred in various projects. Some of his late films in the 2000s have included “Urban Massacre”, “I Wish I Had a House Like This”, “Cash Rules” and “Zoo”.

In 2011, Hopkins made headlines when he was arrested for attempting to purchase from an undercover cop, 200 pounds of marijuana. Found guilty, his original sentence of five years in jail was reduced to 30 days in jail and three years probation.

In terms of his personal life, Hopkins is married to Renee and together they have three children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 23, 1973
Birth place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Spouse:Renee Hopkins

Interesting Facts

1Became a grandfather at age 34.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Supporting Role in a Motion PictureLean on Me (1989)




Strapped1993TV MovieLay Lay (as Jermaine Hopkins bka 'Huggy')
The Royal Family1991-1992TV SeriesBuddy
Juice1992Steel (as Jermaine Hopkins)
Lean on Me1989Thomas Sams
Cash Rules2008Video as Jermaine Hopkins
I Wish I Had a House Like This2007Drama
Urban Massacre2002Chronic (as Jermaine Hopkins)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001TV SeriesStore Clerk
The Wayans Bros.1996-1998TV SeriesDupree
How to Be a Player1997Kilo (as Jermaine 'Big Hug' Hopkins)
Riot1997TV MovieYoung Black Man (segment "Caught in the Fever") (as Jermaine 'Big Hug' Hopkins)
Bullet1996Pudgy (as Jermaine Hopkins)
Phat Beach1996Benny King
Moesha1996TV SeriesThe Kid
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesNo Good
Murder One1995TV SeriesGangsta #2

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Tupac: Resurrection2003Documentary

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