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Ken Wahl was born on 14 February 1957, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of German and Italian descent. Ken is an actor, best known for his television and film appearances throughout the 1980s to the 1990s. He was a part of the crime drama “Wiseguy” however an injury in 1992 ended his acting career. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Ken Wahl? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $250,000, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s now known for being an advocate for veterans’ rights and against animal abuse. He’s also had high profile marriages, but all of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.
Ken Wahl Net Worth $250,000
Ken attended several high schools when he was younger, and played baseball mostly as a shortstop. However a motorcycle accident would end his chance at a sporting career. He then apparently worked as a gas-station attendant, and as a janitor while still in high school, before he matriculated from Bremen High in 1975, after which he would leave home to work at odd jobs around the country. When he got to Los Angeles, he found work as an extra in movies such as “The Buddy Holly Story”, then in 1979 he was cast in the film “The Wanderers” as the lead, and he would start getting recognition. His net worth also started to rise at this point.
The success of the film led Ken to other opportunities, such as in “Fort Apache, The Bronx”. He was also cast as the lead in “The Soldier”, “Purple Hearts”, “Jinxed!” and “Race for the Yankee Zephyr”. In 1984, he was about to discuss a role in the film “Mrs. Soffel”, however, he received another motorcycle injury, which led to the role being given to Mel Gibson – Wahl had had 89 stitches inserted in his scalp due to the injury. The following year, he appeared in the television movie “The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission”, and then co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the series “Double Dare”. In 1987, he was offered the lead role in “Wiseguy” which he would join until 1990, and his performance in the show would win him a Golden Globe Award as well as a nomination for an Emmy Award. He also tried his hand at writing and directing as part of the show. During the filming of the second season, he ended up injuring his Achilles tendon causing him to miss several episodes. Other projects he was a part of included “The Taking of Beverly Hills” as well as a “Wiseguy” reunion television movie, which was his final performance.
In 1992, Ken was reported to have been in another motorcycle crash but it was later confirmed that he fell down a flight of stairs while at the home of Joan Child, keeping it secret to protect Joan’s privacy. It took him 2 ½ years to learn how to walk again, and the pain made him realize that he just couldn’t take on acting projects anymore.
For his personal life, it is known that Ken married Corinne Alphen in 1983, but they divorced in 1991; they have a child. In 1993, Wahl married Lorrie Vidal and it lasted for four years, during which they had two children together. In 1997, he married Shane Barbi of the Barbi twins, and they have been together ever since.