Jerry O’Connel was born on 17 February 1974, in Manhattan, New York, USA, of Polish, Italian and Irish ancestry. Jerry is an actor, probably best known for his role as Quinn Mallory in the television series entitled “Sliders”. He’s also been in other notable series and films such as “My Secret Identity” and “Scream 2” All of his efforts have helped in raising his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Jerry O’Connel? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $22 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. He’s had an extensive career in both film and television spanning almost his entire life, and he’s also appeared in Broadway productions. All of these things have helped in increasing his net worth.
Jerry O’Connell Net Worth $22 Million
Jerry attended the Professional Children’s School, and afterwards went to New York University to study film and screenwriting. While at the university he was a fencer in the school’s fencing team, before graduating in 1995.
For his acting career however, Jerry was already very familiar with films ever since he was young. He did commercial work and his first feature film would be Stephen King’s “Stand By Me”. O’Connell continued to do commercials for products such as Frosted Flakes, and then landed a role in the science fiction series “My Secret Identity”. He was also in the film “Calendar Girl” and the sitcom “Camp Wilder” with Hilary Swank. In 1992, Jerry passed an audition for the series “Sliders” which ran for three seasons on Fox, and later its final two seasons on the Syfy Channel. During the series’ fourth season, he was the director and writer for several episodes, which boosted his net worth.
Jerry would then continue his work, starring in various films such as “Jerry Maguire”, “Mission to Mars”, “Tomcats” and “Scream 2”. His first try at screenwriting was “First Daughter”, a film which starred Michael Keaton and Katie Holmes, and he was an executive producer for the film. Afterwards, he became a part of the series “Crossing Jordan” which ran from 2001 to 2007, and he also appeared in a few episodes of “Ugly Betty” and “Las Vegas”.
O’Connel would also try his hand at voice acting and animation, first lending his voice to “Justice League Unlimited”, and later in “Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam”, which would be the start of his long record voicing for DC related animation. Jerry then started to do a bit of parody work such as Tom Cruise on scientology, and “Young Hilary Clinton”. He then appeared in the film “Obsessed” and later “Piranha 3D”.
Jerry has also appeared in Broadway productions such as “Seminar”, “Mockingbird Lane” and “We Are Men”. One of his latest performances was in 2015, entitled “Living On Love”.
For his personal life, it is known that Jerry had a relationship with Giuliana Rancic which lasted for a year. He then met and later married actress Rebecca Romjin and they have twin daughters. It is also known that O’Connel attended Southwestern Law School in 2009, but dropped out to continue his career as an actor.
One of four actors to appear in both the Scream franchise and its parody, the Scary Movie franchise. The other three are: Anthony Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, and Tori Spelling.
Provided the voice of the original Fawcett Captain Marvel (now known as Shazam) for Justice League (2001) and the DC Showcase short Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (2010), and later chosen to provide the voice of Superman for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015), two characters who are known among fans for being unofficial "rivals" due to DC's infamous lawsuit against Fawcett claiming Captain Marvel/Shazam was too similar to Superman.
Because of his cameo in 'Scary Movie 5', spoofing the Shades of Grey novels, he is technically the first person to have played Christian Grey in a feature film.
It wasn't until 10 years after costarring in "Stand By Me" (1986), before Jerry O'Connell got his first starring movie role as "Joe" in the cult classic "Joe's Apartment" (1996). This is the only feature film the the late "Don Ho" ever acted in and the first ever feature film produced by MTV Networks.
New York, USA: Set to make his Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck's new comedy, "Seminar", also starring Alan Rickman. [September 2011]
He is of half Irish, one quarter Italian, and one quarter Polish ancestry.
Holds dual US and British nationality, stated on OK!TV in the UK on 23 March 2011 'I'm actually British' and produced his British passport to prove it.
Father is British and mother is American.
Participated in the annual Drambuie Pursuit in Scotland. The Drambuie Pursuit takes place once a year and includes an archery contest on the first day and then a second day that includes kayaking, a castle run, boating, mountain biking, rock-climbing, rafting, cross-country biking, off-road buggy racing and canoing. [April 2008]
On December 28, 2008, Rebecca and Jerry welcomed fraternal twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip.
Married his girlfriend of 2 1/2 years, Rebecca Romijn, in a surprise backyard ceremony. The couple exchanged vows in front of 100 family and friends that thought that they had been invited to a barbecue.
During his junior year at NYU film school (for screenwriting), Jerry went to Los Angeles, California, and decided to try out for two TV pilots: Sliders (1995) and a new Fox show called Party of Five (1994). He spent a single day in L.A. and landed the Bailey role in Party of Five (1994), but before he could get back to New York, the studio's first choice for Sliders (1995) backed out. Stuck a day before shooting without a lead, they begged Jerry to fill in. The rest is teen-idol history.
Signed by an agent at age 10 and was discovered gobbling up cookies in a Duncan Hines commercial.
Father was an art director and mother was an art teacher.
Played the "heartbreaker" in Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker" video. The single went on to become Mariah's 14th #1 hit.