Michael James Vogel was born on the 17th July 1979, in Abington Township, Pennsylvania USA, and is an actor, best known to the world for his roles in films “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) as Andy, “Cloverfield” (2008) as Jason Hawkins, and as Bobby in “Blue Valentine” (2010), among other differing roles.
Have you ever wondered how rich Mike Vogel is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Vogel’s net worth is as high as $1 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry beginning in 2001. Apart from working as an actor, Mike also tired himself as a model, and has worked for such brands as Levi’s, among others, which also improved his wealth.
Mike Vogel Net Worth $1 Million
Mike is the oldest child of Kathy and Jim Vogel, and has a younger brother and sister. Although born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania, where he went to the William Tennent High School.
Mike’s career began in the early 2000s when he started traveling back and forth to New York City, to get acting roles and also work as a model.
He found engagement with Levi’s, and soon enough he got his first acting role, in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated comedy series “Grounded for Life”, portraying Dean Piramatti from 2001 until 2004. During his stint on the show, Mike had other roles too, including in such films as “Grind” (2003) next to Adam Brody and Joey Kern, and the romantic drama based on Emily Bronte’s novel of the same name, “Wuthering Heights” (2003), starring Erika Christensen and Cristopher Masterson, plus the highly praised horror “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003). His net worth was already established.
In 2005 he had a supporting role in the film “The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants”, while also appearing next to Steve Howey in the film “Supercross”. The following year he featured in Wolfgang Petersen’s Oscar Award-winning action adventure “Poseidon”, next to Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell and Emmy Rossum.
In 2007 Mike had the lead role in the horror “The Deaths of Ian Stone”, while in 2008 starred in Matt Reeves’ sci-fi horror “Cloverfield”, next to Lizzy Caplan and Jessica Lucas. All his roles added steadily to his net worth.
His next notable role was in the romantic drama “Blue Valentine” (2010), starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, and then in 2011 starred in the drama “Heaven’s Rain”, and had a small role in the Oscar Award-winning drama “The Help”, directed by Tate Taylor, and starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. This role earned him an SAG award, among many others.
In 2013 he was selected for the role of Dale ‘Barbie’ Barbara in the TV series based on Steven King’s novel “Under the Dome” (2013-2015), while in 2015 he portrayed Ricky Stormgren in the TV mini-series “Childhood’s End”. Mike is currently working on several films, including “For God and Country”, and “The Case for Christ”, which are scheduled for a release in late 2017.
Regarding his personal life, Mike has been married to Courtney, who is a former model, since 2003. The couple has three children together.
Younger brother Daniel Aaron Vogel is a film maker.
His son, Gabriel James Vogel, was born on September 17, 2013.
Is a pilot in real life.
Second daughter Charlee B. Vogel born June 2, 2009.
Was the runner up for the role of Kirk in Star Trek (2009).
In 2008, he served as chair of the VA National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans.
Daughter Cassy Renee Vogel, born February 20, 2007.
His last name 'Vogel' means 'bird' in German, as well as in Dutch.
Studied at the Lynette Sheldon Actors' Studio in New York.
Went to the same high school as Brian Baker, lived a few blocks away, but never knew him.
He got married in the same church as his parents did.
Has two pugs, Orlando and Olivia.
Grew up in Warminster, Pennsylvania.
I have many friends in Special Forces, and the amazing thing about these guys is how quickly they can read someone.
I do things that are very uncharacteristic of a normal workout routine. I hate cardio. Absolutely hate it. I grew up as a wrestler, so it was constant cardio, cardio, cardio.
I have such an eclectic taste in music. Come to a backyard BBQ at my house, and I will run the gamut from Skynyrd to Sinatra to '90s grunge, rap, R&B, and classic rock. I have issues. If I had to pick one, I love this country artist named Craig Morgan. His music and his songs are so relatable and tell such vivid stories.
I roll out of bed, walk into the garage, work out, and go about my day. I'll bring my daughter out there in her ExerSaucer. I don't know if I'll ever go back to a gym.
My whole life, I wanted to be a fighter pilot; it's what I wanted to do. I set up all of my classes for it, but I got lazy my senior year in high school and didn't get my paperwork in.
When I graduated from high school, I weighed 125 pounds because of wrestling. Suddenly, I realized I could eat whatever I wanted - plus, creatine was new at the time. I went from 125 to 175 pounds, working out like crazy. I was yoked. But I wasn't drinking enough fluids and ended up with a kidney stone - and 3 weeks of pure hell.
On paper, actors are the dumbest group of individuals essentially out there. Most of us have not gone to college. However, we never stop learning. Because of what we do, we're constantly researching, constantly learning.
I grew up a plumber's son in Philadelphia.
The Dome is a metaphor that could mean anything - it could be nuclear fallout, terrorists - I've always been fascinated with stories where people's roles are flipped on their heads, be it the Wall Street guy, the techno guy, etc. All of those things are only successful when there are people and money around.
When my wife and I met, I couldn't talk to her - and my defense mechanism is sarcasm. I belittle someone with verbal pokes and prods. I did it to her out of complete awe. When friends introduced us, I said 'Hi' - and turned my back. Later, I called my mom and best friend and said, 'I think I just met my wife.'
Music is just a huge part of my life. It affects moods. I've always found it insane how you can hear one song, and it takes you back to a specific, specific moment in your life, and you remember it vividly like it was yesterday.
My wife is a terrific Southern cook. My favorite of all the great things she cooks is 'trash potatoes.' That's mashed potatoes with sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, and horseradish. It's a total gut bomb.
About his acting teacher Lynette Sheldon. "She's the greatest! Lynette is a miracle-worker - she accomplishes more in one month than most teachers do in years! She makes you strong - and she's tough in a good way."