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Kevin Brooks Eastman was born on the 30th May 1962, in Portland, Maine, USA, and is a comic book artist and writer most famous for being the co-creator of the worldwide popular children’s heroes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Besides this, Kevin is an ex-owner as well as the current publisher and editor of Heavy Metal, Sci-Fi comic’s magazine.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this hero-creating artist has accumulated so far? How rich Kevin Eastman is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Kevin Eastman’s net worth, as of early 2017, exceeds the sum of $20 million, acquired through his artistic career in the comic books industry which has been active since the early 1980s.

Kevin Eastman Net Worth $20 million

Kevin’s interest in drawing and art dates back to his early age, when he was coloring children’s books, doodling and passionately reading comics. After matriculating from Westbrook High School in Maine, he relocated to Northampton, Massachusetts with the quest to sell and publish some of his illustrations. While searching for a local newspaper to publish his sketches, he met Peter Laird and soon after they formed a partnership called Mirage Studios. In 1982, Kevin sketched a new character named Ninja Turtle, and after showing it to his partner Peter, the duo created final drawings of four Ninja Turtle characters. Self-published in 1984, the first issue of “Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” became an instant sensation, selling the entire first print of 3,000 copies overnight. This success provided the basis for Kevin Eastman’s, today quire impressive, net worth and also opened the door toward a professional comic books career.

The second issue of 15,000 copies followed the success of the first, making a sensation among the audience, and Kevin and Peter were invited to the Atlanta Fantasy Fair in 1984 where they further promoted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Under the careful guidance of Kevin Eastman and his partner, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise evolved, besides a series of comic books, into various toy collections as well as a TV series and movie adaptations. It is certain that these achievements have helped Kevin Eastman to dramatically increase the amount of his wealth.

TMNT have aired as TV series three times so far, between 1988 and 1996, again from 2003 to 2006, and more recently in 2012-2013. In the meantime, several movies as well as video games have been released with huge commercial success. In 2008, Peter Laird bought the franchise’s rights from Kevin, and sold them to Nickelodeon in 2009 which further enriched the digital world of the popular turtle’s heroes. Doubtlessly, these accomplishments just boosted Kevin Eastman’s net worth.

Kevin has served as the writer on all movies about turtles including the most recent one in 2016 named “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”, in which he even had a cameo appearance as a doctor. Kevin’s creativity and initial unique idea is the main reason why the turtles franchise is still popular and active nowadays, over 30 years later, and not only providing fun for several generations, but also serving as the main source of Kevin Eastman’s wealth.

Apart from drawing, in 1990 Kevin Eastman founded a comic book publishing company – Tundra Publishing – which has released several notable comics series and graphic novels, including “From Hell”, “Taboo”, “Madman Adventures”, “Doghead” and the children’s comic book series “Tantalizing Stories”. Between 1992 and 2014, Kevin besides still being the publisher and an editor, was the owner of sci-fi and fantasy magazine Heavy Metal.

When it comes to his personal life, Kevin Eastman was married to model and B-movie actress Julie Strain before divorce in 2007. He married Courtney Eastman in 2013, with whom he has a son. With his family, he currently resides in San Diego, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 30, 1962
Birth place: Portland, Maine, United States
Profession:Cartoonist, Screenwriter, Actor, Film producer, Editor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Courtney Eastman (m. 2013), Julie Strain (m. ?–2007)
Movies:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt... 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt... 2016 TMNT TMNT 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt... 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt... 1993 (1990)
TV shows:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
Books:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artobiography, more
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Editor-in-Chief of "Heavy Metal" Magazine. [January 2005]
2Co-Creator of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with Peter Laird.


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Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2012-2016TV Series characters created by - 98 episodes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Pizza Friday!2016Short written by
Turtles Take Time (and Space)2016Short based on characters created by
TMNT: Don vs Raph2016Short based on characters created by
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan2016Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters
Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past2015TV Movie characters created by
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTV Series creator - 156 episodes, 2003 - 2010 story and characters - 35 episodes, 2003 - 2006 characters and story - 8 episodes, 2003 story & characters - 1 episode, 2003
Turtles Forever2009TV Movie character
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up2009Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled2009Video Game characters
TMNT2007characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare2005Video Game characters
TMNT: Mutant Melee2005Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus2004Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2003Video Game characters
Heavy Metal 20002000comic books "Melting Pot" / screenplay
Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation1997-1998TV Series characters - 26 episodes
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation - East Meets West1997Video characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTV Series based on the Mirage Comics "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" comic books created by - 193 episodes, 1987 - 1996 characters: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Hamato Yoshi/Master Splinter, April O'Neil & Oroku Saki/The Shredder - 91 episodes, 1987 - 1993 creator - 33 episodes, 1993 - 1996 characters: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Hamato Yoshi/Master Splinter & April O'Neil - 30 episodes, 1989 - 1993 characters: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, April O'Nei
Mutant Turtles: Chôjin densetsu hen1996TV Mini-Series comic - 2 episodes
We Wish You a Turtle Christmas1994Video short characters - uncredited
Turtle Tunes1994Video short characters - uncredited
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue1993Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III1993based on characters created by
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project1991Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers1991Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions1991Video Game creator
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze1991based on characters created by
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time1991Video Game characters - uncredited
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Turtles Awesome Easter1991Video characters
Operation Blue Line1990Video short characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Making of the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour1990Video short characters "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells Tour1990Video characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan1990Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1990characters
Gekikame Ninja Den1989Video Game characters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Video Game characters

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016Pizza Delivery Guy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014Doctor (uncredited)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014TV SeriesIce Cream Kitty
Tales from the Crapper2004VideoTravis Dance
Rock n' Roll Cops 2: The Adventure Begins2003VideoHack
Wasteland Justice1999Warrior
Armageddon Boulevard1999King AllMedia
L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage Beach1998Harry the cat
Lingerie Kickboxer1998
Hollywood Cops1997Hack Saw
Guns of El Chupacabra1997VideoKing Allmedia
Day of the Warrior1996Harry
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1990Citizen (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Redcon-12017executive producer post-production
War of the Worlds: Goliath2012executive producer
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance2007Video co-producer
Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.22000Video Game producer
St. Patrick's Day1997associate producer

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance2007Video animation supervisor

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze1991character designer: Tokka and Rahzar - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heavy Metal: Geomatrix2001Video Game creative consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014Documentary very special thanks
The Devil's Muse2007special thanks
Knight of the Living Dead2005Video special thanks
Something to Scream About2003Video documentary thanks
L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage Beach1998thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heavy Metal 2000: Voice Talent Featurette2000Video documentary shortHimself
Julie Strain: Supergoddess2000Video documentary shortHimself
Love Goddesses of Hollywood2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV2000Himself - Breast Smoosh Death)
Imagining 'Heavy Metal'1999Video documentary shortHimself
Some Nudity Required1998DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Anti Gravity Room1995TV SeriesHimself
Prisoners of Gravity1993TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Behind the Shells1991Video documentary shortHimself
Heroes Manufactured2016Documentary
GeekRockTV2016TV SeriesHimself
Comic Book Men2014TV SeriesHimself
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014DocumentaryHimself
35 Days of Kevin Eastman2014Documentary
100 Greatest Toys2010TV MovieHimself - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Co-Creator
Turtles Forever2009TV MovieHimself (voice, uncredited)
Frogtown News2008Video documentaryHimself
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner2007Video documentaryHimself, publisher, Heavy Metal
Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers2007Video documentary shortHimself, publisher, Heavy Metal
Independents2007DocumentaryHimself
Vampira: The Movie2006Video documentaryHimself
'Reservoir Dogs' Revisited2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Make Your Own Damn Movie!2005Video documentaryHimself
Frazetta: Painting with Fire2003DocumentaryHimself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Troldspejlet1991TV SeriesHimself

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