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Michael Gross was born in Chicago, Illinois USA on 21 June 1947, of German, Irish, English and Scottish ancestry. He is probably best known as Steven Keaton from the popular 1980s TV sitcom “Family Ties”, and the Graboid hunter from the comedy horror film franchise “Tremors”.

A respected actor and voice actor, how rich is Michael Gross? Sources estimate that Michael’s net worth is over $5 million, accumulated during his career in the entertainment industry which began in the mid- 1970s. His assets include being part-owner of a working railroad, the Santa Fe Southern Railway which operates between Lamy and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Michael Gross Net Worth $5 million

Michael Gross was born to parents Virginia Ruth Gross, a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. He grew up in Chicago, raised a Catholic and attended St. Francis Xavier School during elementary, then Kelvyn Park High School and was Senior Class President. He found himself in the acting arena in college, where he took up drama at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and later pursued a Masters of Fine Arts creative degree at Yale University School of Drama.

Michael’s Hollywood career started out in 1975 with small roles in various TV movies. He landed his breakthrough role six years later in the NBC sitcom “Family Ties”, which rose in popularity and went on for seven seasons. He is also well known for his role in the “Tremors” franchise as the Graboid hunter Burt Gummer, which became a cult classic and spawned four direct to video sequels, with Michael now as the lead character. His net worth was well established.

Although these two major roles were his most popular, Michael’s net worth can also be credited to many other sources. He is a talented voice actor, and his deep baritone voice has been heard in cartoons such as “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Batman Beyond”. He has also acted in numerous recurring roles in TV series such as “ER”, “Law & Order”, “The Young and the Restless”, and “Suits”, in total over 60 TV and film titles. Currently, Michael and the team are hard at work filming the next installment to the cult franchise “Tremors 6”, which will be released direct to video in 2018.

In his personal life, Michael married casting director Elza Bergeron in 1984, and inherited two stepdaughters. They are active in various health related charities such as World Vision, AIDS research, and ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s disease.) Additionally he and his wife are active helping South-western Native American tribes through Futures for Children, and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, where Michael and his wife are foundation board members.

Michael is passionately involved in railroading, becoming part-owner of the Santa Fe Southern Railway, is an award winning railroad modeler and collector of railroad antiques, and a spokesperson for Operation Lifesaver, dedicated to railroad crossing safety.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 21, 1947
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height:6' 4" (1.93 m)
Profession:Actor, Producer
Education:Yale University, Yale School of Drama, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nationality:American
Spouse:Elza Bergeron
Parents:Virginia Ruth Gross, William Oscar Gross
Siblings:Mary Gross, Elizabeth Gross
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded the 1986 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Real Thing" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2He was awarded the 1993 Drama Logue Award for Performance in "Money and Friends" in presented by the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle (University of California) Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3He is of German, Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry.
4Both he and his younger sister Mary Gross have made guest appearances on Boston Legal (2004).
5Lives in California with wife Elza and his two stepchildren, Katie (born 1968) and Theo (born 1969).
6The movie Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie (1995) was based on real-life events that happened at the high school Michael Gross attended.
7During his audition for Tremors (1990), he jumped on director Ron Underwood's table, and pretended that he had a gun which he shot monsters with, to convince him that he was right for the part.
8During college, Michael worked in engine service for the Chicago & North Western Railway, which sparked his passion for trains. He is now part owner of Santa Fe Southern Railway.
9Began filming Tremors (1990) the day after the Family Ties (1982) wrap party.
10Guest starred as a shrink on Michael J. Fox 's last episode of Spin City (1996), in which there were several Family Ties (1982) references. One memorable Family Ties (1982) reference was when he said, "Pay Mallory on the way out.".
11Only actor to perform in the first four films in the Tremors series as well as the Tremors (2003) TV series. A fifth film, set in Australia, is rumored to be in development, but no word if Gross will reprise his character yet.
12Steven Keaton, Gross's character on Family Ties (1982), was ranked #12 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
13Graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A., then went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale University School of Drama.
14Born on same exact date as co-star Meredith Baxter of Family Ties (1982).
15Won an Obie in 1982 for his role in the off-Broadway production "No End Of Blame."
16Cousin of Ron Masak. First cousin once removed of Kathryn Masak and Mike Masak.
17Brother of Mary Gross.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Usually mustachioed
2Towering height and slender frame
3Often plays family men


Quotes

#Quote
1[on his pierced left ear] I had led a very conservative, lower middle class, straight-arrow kind of existence and, somewhere around 40 years of age, I thought I had to shake things up a bit. Call it male menopause.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016IIFC AwardIdyllwild International Festival of CinemaBest ActorOur Father (2014)
2016Festival AwardLaughlin International Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastLast Call at Murray's (2016)· John Savage
· Paula Jai Parker
· Eileen Grubba
· Jerry Kernion
· Elina Madison
· Eric Paul Erickson
· Rachel Alig
· Chris Pentzell
· Lars Slind
· Andres Perez-Molina
· Shanna Malcolm
· Joe Hart
2015LAIFF February AwardLos Angeles Independent Film Festival AwardsBest ActorOur Father (2014)
2015Los Angeles Movie AwardLos Angeles Movie Awards, USBest ActorOur Father (2014)
2014Festival AwardLaughlin International Film FestivalBest Lead ActorOur Father (2014)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest ActorTremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Best ActorBurbank International Film FestivalBest ActorLast Call at Murray's (2016)
2016IIFC AwardIdyllwild International Festival of CinemaBest Actor FeaturetteOur Father (2014)
2015Best ActorBurbank International Film FestivalBest ActorOur Father (2014)
2015LAIFF January AwardLos Angeles Independent Film Festival AwardsBest Ensemble CastCarbon Dating (2015)· Amanda Serra
· Marcie Barkin
· Victoria Serra
· Brett Wagner
· Rachel Alig
2015Maverick Movie AwardMaverick Movie AwardsBest Supporting Actor: ShortOur Father (2014)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Power of the Air2017post-productionChairman
He Said2015Short post-productionWalter Elling
Tremors 6Video announcedBurt Gummer
C Street2016Governor Appalachia
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002-2016TV SeriesJeffrey Prince / Arthur Esterman
Camp Cool Kids2016Grandpa Norman
Holidays2016Father
Togetherness2016TV SeriesMr. Pierson
Last Call at Murray's2016Murray
Quackerz2016Duckmus (voice)
The Stanley Dynamic2015-2016TV SeriesGrandpa / Lawrence Sr.
Becoming Santa2015TV MovieNick Claus
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero2015Okba (voice)
Carbon Dating2015TV SeriesChris
Rosemont2015Dr. Molina
Tremors 5: Bloodlines2015VideoBurt Gummer
Grace and Frankie2015TV SeriesJeff
Our Father2014/IIIShortJohn
Anger Management2014TV SeriesDr. Randy
Partners2014TV SeriesJ.P. Buchanan
Suits2014TV SeriesWalter Gillis
Last Man Standing2014TV SeriesMr. Hardin
Call Me Fitz2013TV SeriesPat Childs
Guest House2013ShortLou Wesley
Dan Vs.2011-2013TV SeriesDon
Meant to Be2012Mr. Trantham
The Dog Who Saved the Holidays2012TV MovieNed
Naughty or Nice2012TV MovieWalter Kringle
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2012TV SeriesPresident Rob Austin
NTSF:SD:SUV2012TV SeriesHuck Jingles
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike2012Ted Killman
Adopting Terror2012TV MovieDr. Ziegler
Blue-Eyed Butcher2012TV MovieRon Wright
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie2012Narrator
Just Like Her2011ShortPaul Marston
12 Wishes of Christmas2011TV MovieHarry
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesDr. Rivkin
Drop Dead Diva2011TV SeriesPrincipal Blake
Family Guy2011TV SeriesSteven Keaton
Brothers & Sisters2011TV SeriesEdward LeMonde
How I Met Your Mother2006-2011TV SeriesAlfred Mosby
Pizza Man2011Professor Tucker
You're a Wolf2011ShortDad
Psych2010TV SeriesCody Blair
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2010TV SeriesRobin
Parks and Recreation2010TV SeriesMichael
Stay Cool2009Mr. McCarthy
The Young and the Restless2008-2009TV SeriesRiver Baldwin
Broken Windows2008Teddy
100 Million BC2008VideoDr. Frank Reno
An American in China2008Manny Braddock
Medium2008TV SeriesPeter Barrister
El Sonoma2008Mr. Goreman
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesFather Nicholas McClinton
Frühlingsgefühle2006Short
CSI: NY2005TV SeriesTom Endecott
Mrs. Harris2005TV MovieLeslie Jacobson
The Drew Carey Show2004TV SeriesDon Newmark - Kellie's Father
Combustion2004TV MovieTalbot
ER2001-2004TV SeriesJohn 'Jack' Carter Jr.
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins2004VideoHiram Gummer
Tremors2003TV SeriesBurt Gummer
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2002TV SeriesDr. Charles Webb
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection2001VideoBurt Gummer
Family Law2000TV SeriesAnthony Jacobs
Spin City2000TV SeriesDr. Peterson
Law & Order2000TV SeriesCarl Braddock
Norm1999TV SeriesCouncilman Krantz
Ally McBeal1999TV SeriesMr. Volpe
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesWarren McGinnis
Batman Beyond: The Movie1999TV MovieWarren McGinnis (voice)
Ground Control1998Murray
True Heart1997Dick
The Hunger1997TV SeriesProfessor Frank Ingram
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave1997TV MovieLt. Peter Byrnes
Kounterfeit1996VideoCaptain Evans
Promised Land1996TV SeriesGreg Smith
Sometimes They Come Back... Again1996VideoJon Porter
The Outer Limits1996TV SeriesStanley
Tremors II: Aftershocks1996VideoBurt Gummer
The Making of a Hollywood Madam1996TV MoviePaul Fleiss
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice1996TV MovieLt. Peter Byrnes
Hijacked: Flight 2851996TV MovieBen Horner
Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie1995TV MovieGordon Powell
Awake to Danger1995TV MovieBen McAdams
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful1994Howard
Avalanche1994TV MovieBrian Kemp
Dream On1994TV SeriesFather Sherman McKigney
In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance1994TV MovieTom Williams
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story1994TV MovieKevin Mulligan
Batman: The Animated Series1993TV SeriesLloyd Ventrix
Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland1993TV Movie
With a Vengeance1992TV MovieFrank Tanner
Alan & Naomi1992Sol Silverman
Cool as Ice1991Gordon
In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas1991TV MovieAgent Richard Mayberly
Vestige of Honor1990TV Movie
Tremors1990Burt Gummer
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court1989TV MovieKing Arthur
Family Ties1982-1989TV SeriesSteven Keaton
Day by Day1988TV SeriesSteven Keaton
In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders1988TV MovieWilliam Russell Matix
Big Business1988Dr. Jay Marshall
Right to Die1987TV MovieBob Bauer
Night Court1987TV SeriesArthur Thursby
A Letter to Three Wives1985TV MovieGeorge Phipps
Family Ties Vacation1985TV MovieSteven Keaton
Finder of Lost Loves1985TV SeriesTom Lindsay
Summer Fantasy1984TV MovieBen Brannigan
Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole1983TV MovieJames Troth
Little Gloria... Happy at Last1982TV MovieGilchrist
The Neighborhood1982TV MovieJack Wolfe
Dream House1981TV MovieJulius 'J.J.' Jacobson
F.D.R.: The Last Year1980TV MovieDr. Howard Bruenn
Just Tell Me What You Want1980Lothar
A Girl Named Sooner1975TV MovieJim Seevey

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carbon Dating2015TV Series producer - 9 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hello I Must Be Going2012thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Model Citizens2016DocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2008-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Marie2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The John Kerwin Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On Set: The Making of '12 Wishes of Christmas'2011ShortHimself
The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández2007Documentary
Nature2004-2005TV Series documentaryNarrator
You're on the Set of 'Tremors 4: The Legend Begins'2004Video documentary shortHimself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHimself
The Outer Limits Phenomenon1996TV Special documentaryHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz1987Video shortHimself - Host
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1986TV SeriesSteven Keaton

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