Nicolas Kent Stahl was born on the 5th December 1979, in Harlingen, Texas USA, and is an actor, best known for his roles in such movies as “The Man Without a Face” (1993), “In the Bedroom” (2001), and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003). Stahl’s career started in 1991.
Have you ever wondered how rich Nick Stahl is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Stahl’s net worth is as high as $10,000, an amount earned through his acting career, but considerably diminished through apparent addictions.
Nick Stahl Net Worth $10,000
Nick Stahl is a son of businessman William Kent Stahl, and Donna Lynn, a brokerage assistant, and grew up in Texas, where he began appearing in children’s plays at the age of four.
Stahl’s on-screen debut came in 1991 in the TV movie called “Stranger at My Door”, and a year later he appeared in “Woman with a Past” starring Pamela Reed. He had a bigger role in Mel Gibson’s “The Man Without a Face” in 1993, and then he played alongside Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard in “Safe Passage” in 1994. Nick continued with “Tall Tale” (1995) starring Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, and Roger Aaron Brown, and had a lead role in “Eye of God” (1997) and in “Disturbing Behavior” (1998) with James Marsden and Katie Holmes. Stahl ended the ‘90s with a minor part in Terrence Malick’s Oscar-nominated war drama “The Thin Red Line” (1998) starring Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, and Nick Nolte, which made almost $100 million worldwide and helped Stahl to increase his net worth significantly.
In 2001, Stahl starred alongside Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, and Marisa Tomei in Todd Field’s Oscar-nominated drama “In the Bedroom”; with a budget of a mere $1.7 million, the film grossed over $43 million, which helped Stahl to improve his wealth. Also in 2001, Nick played in Larry Clark’s “Bully” alongside Brad Renfro and Bijou Phillips, while in 2003, he starred in the comedy “Bookies”, and the same year portrayed John Connor in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which garnered more than $430 million at the box office. From 2003 to 2005, Nick played Ben Hawkins in 23 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series “Carnivàle”, while in 2008 he appeared in “Quid Pro Quo” with Vera Farmiga, and “Sleepwalking” with Charlize Theron. Nick ended the decade with a supporting role in “My One and Only” (2009) starring Renée Zellweger. and in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2009). His net worth was being maintained.
Stahl was very busy in the beginning of this decade, and had roles in such movies as “The Chameleon” (2010) with Marc-André Grondin, Ellen Barkin, and Famke Janssen, “Burning Palms” (2011) starring Jamie Chung, Rosamund Pike, and Dylan McDermott, and “On the Inside” (2011) alongside Olivia Wilde. Most recently, he made “Away from Here” in 2014 and is currently filming “American Dream”, but the release date is still unknown.
Regarding his personal life, Nick Stahl was married to actress Rose Murphy from 2009 to 2012 and has a daughter named Marlo with her. His career and marriage were ruined because of drugs and alcohol addictions, on his own admission, so his former wife filed for custody of their child. Stahl has had a couple of incidents with the law: first in 2012, Rose Murphy notified his apparent disappearance, but Stahl was found five days later, and subsequently sent into rehabilitation. The following December, Nick was arrested in a Los Angeles adult movie store on a lewd conduct charge misdemeanour, while in 2013 he was arrested for alleged substance abuse after being ‘found’ in a Hollywood motel.
Working on films and writing and living between Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA [September 2010]
Declared missing by his wife. [May 2012]
Major role in HBO's _"Carnivále" (2003)_. [November 2003]
On Dec. 27, 2012, he was arrested by police in Hollywood, CA, in the movie arcade of an adult-book store and charged with "committing a lewd act". He was booked and then released on $500 bail.
Began acting at the age of 13.
He and his wife, Rose Murphy, have a daughter named Marlo Stahl.
He lived with actor-director Jacob Tierney - along with many other struggling actors - in a rented house in Santa Monica for two and a half years. Stahl remarked that it was like a "big actor's frat house".
When he was two years old, his father left him, his mother, and his two sisters.
[Interview with Fred Topel, December 2013] I'm not doing a lot of work right now. I'm sort of focusing on life stuff and things are going good, so I'm not really looking a lot into the future at the moment. That's sort of what's necessary for me, so a lot of what I'm focusing on really is my daughter, my family and things like that. If that's the case, that's awesome. I love films and acting. That's what I've always done. It's really all that I know how to do, so that would be fantastic and I'd love to do it in the future.
(On auditioning for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)) I went in for the first audition, which led to five or more auditions and two or three screen tests. It was pretty intense - each time it was one or two hours, really hatching it out.
(2008 quote on landing parts and the politics of Hollywood) I like auditioning; I've always felt comfortable with doing it. I mean, I've always felt more comfortable in an audition than a meeting. I think it's the same reason why I have such nervousness about public speaking and things like that. But as soon as I'm filming or onstage or something like that, I just never have. I'm kind of in that world, maybe, in character, and so I can do that, no problem. But having to meet some strangers and talk about myself for an hour, it's a lot more difficult for me. So, I've never had a problem with auditioning, and especially if it's for something that I really like. You know, all that I have ever been frustrated about, or wanted, was just the opportunity to do it, to audition, and actually have a fair competition. Because...it's taken me a long time to come to terms with the politics of this, of the town, you know, and sometimes, it sucks to have to abandon a movie that you're really proud of and then go on and have to do something that you don't really believe in, because you need money. But I've also been really fortunate that I've never had to have...a job, a real job, in my life. You know, I'm twenty-eight years old, and that's pretty amazing. And that feels good. What gets really hard to deal with sometimes, when it comes to the politics of the town - and by that, I mean if someone has a lot of popularity in the moment, they'll just get offered something for that reason. But you know, if that [level of popularity] happens with me. I'm obviously gonna have a different take on it. But if I'm not able to even read, to even go in on something...that's hard to deal with. Because if I'm up against someone who's genuinely better for the role, that's great, I can totally deal with that, that's fine. It's the lack of opportunity that's really hard to deal with sometimes. It's just part of the business end of things, which has never been my strength.
(On playing "Yellow Bastard" in Sin City (2005)) Well, first of all, just to give you kind of the back story on getting that role, it was not a role I was supposed to do. I was just supposed to be in the beginning of the film, when it's me without the make-up, before he later turned into [the Yellow Bastard]. And they had another actor who was set to do the Yellow Bastard role - and he fell out of the movie, he had a conflict or something, so Robert Rodriguez called me to and he just said, "Hey man, maybe you could do both, and maybe we can see that it's you, kind of, through the makeup, and maybe it'll be even better". And I thought it was cool because, it's a bigger role obviously, and I got to do more on the film. But I was intimidated by doing this theatrical cartoonish thing. It's obviously drawn a certain way, and you can get kind of a voice of this crazy character through Frank Miller's writing, but I was really intimidated because I still didn't know completely what Frank had in mind. This character...when he actually speaks, and he moves around, and his physicality, and I was like, "I don't know what to do. I have to - obviously this is really broad, and I have to make this into something big, and something scary". But really I was kind of in the dark about it. I was just hoping that what I did synched up with what they wanted. They didn't fire me, so I guess it was okay. But I don't ever want to wear that many prosthetics again in my life! It was miserable. Not only grueling time-wise to put it on - but, you know, just sitting there in it. It's stiflingly hot, you can't move. You feel like you're stuck together. Luckily we only did that character....I only had makeup on for, I think, five days. It was shot so fast on video, rapid-fire.
(On being a child actor) I had sort of a dual life in a way - I was going away and doing films, and then coming back, and hanging out with friends, and getting into trouble, and experimenting with drugs, and doing all that stuff, and so my teenage years had some darker times to them, that aren't the fondest memories for me.
(On Brad Renfro's death and working with him on Bully (2001)) There was a lot of recreational drinking and things like that going on during the shoot. For someone like me, who has been through drugs and drinking, it was pretty easy to spot that Brad had problems.
I've been lucky to get to do good films. That's all I've ever asked for. Acting is the only thing I've ever done. A studio film would be great to do. I'm not opposed to any genre or budget. A lot of times the smaller films happen to be the better ones - that's just the way it is. But I'm not opposed to doing bigger films, as long as they're not god-awful.
(On "Carnivale" (2003) getting canceled) It ended because there weren't enough people watching it. It's pretty simple and comes down to not enough people watching versus the amount of money they spend on each episode. I would say more people come up to me about that than anything else. It was on a premium channel, which narrowed the field of viewers off the bat. It never had the numbers that they wanted. But the fans that it had were very hard-core and loyal fans that loved it. It kept us going for two seasons.
(On his initial reaction to living in Los Angeles) It's a place built on this industry, and that's hard to get used to. Whenever your career is not on your mind, then there is always something there to remind you of it. Early on, it was very competitive in that way, and I am not an extremely competitive person. I had to find ways to enjoy it. I had to do my own thing and not get caught up in that kind of rat race.
[on being asked if he would like to appear in Terminator Salvation (2009)] I don't care really, to be honest. I don't have much interest.
I've always chosen the movies and roles that I do solely by the content. That's what I've always tried to do. Something like T3 was so unexpected for me, and was not something I can honestly say that I expected to be doing, given the films I'd been in before. I think that the scale of a movie and the budget a lot of times determines the quality. Sometimes you find that there is better material in small and more independent movies. There's more risk-taking. I want to keep doing that for the future and choose projects based on the content and the role, and how good those are. And I think the budget of movie to me is somewhat secondary. - On his career choices.
For Sin City (2005) the director wanted me to talk in a certain voice for this character. So I left my audition on an answering machine. It worked.
I was an escapist, the guy who wanted to get out of school and out of the suburbs...Acting saved me.
If I had some fake tanner, I'd like to play 'Ernesto 'Che' Guevara' ! I think I kind of look like him except for my skin tone. But seriously, He's one of my idols.