Todd McFarlane Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Todd McFarlane was born on the 16th March 1961, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a comic artist and publisher. He broke through to mainstream audiences when in 1988 he was appointed at Marvel Comics as a new permanent cartoonist of “The Amazing Spider-Man”. Since 2006, he has been working in the position of the Art Director of 38 Studios. Moreover, Todd is the co-owner of the Edmonton Oilers team which plays in the National Hockey League.

So just how much is the net worth of Todd McFarlane? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the wealth of the artist and entrepreneur is as much as $300 Million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Todd McFarlane Net Worth $300 Million

To begin with, McFarlane grew up in California wanting to become a professional baseball player. When he could no longer play because of injury, he began drawing comics. After graduation from Eastern Washington University, where he studied graphic art, he worked mainly for comic publishers Marvel and DC. In 1985, he married and moved back to Canada, initially working mainly for the series “The Incredible Hulk” and “Daredevil”. In the late 1980s, he created a number of issues of DC Comics “Batman”, and Marvel series “Wolverine”. The enormous success McFarlane experienced came after the comic book series “The Amazing Spider-Man” was released; the first issue appeared in the autumn of 1990 and became the best selling comic book of all time. It was Todd who first imagined the enemy of Spider Man, who is also in the film “Spider Man 3”. In 1991, McFarlane moved to Portland, Oregon, and in 1992 was one of the founders of the comic publisher Image Comics. Under the Image label he published the series “Spawn”, which since the first issue has become one of the best-selling comic books in the USA. His net worth was well estanblished.

Afterwards, Todd McFarlane founded the merchandising company Todd Toys, later renamed to McFarlane Toys – this product division name enjoys cult status among collectors. In addition to detailed miniature sculptures called action figures, they produce cartoon characters and famous US athletes from the fields of hockey, baseball, football and basketball, plus the figures of pop culture are especially popular, among which McFarlane Music Figures include authentic plastic representations of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Jim Morrison, Alice Cooper as well as the bands Motley Crue, KISS and Metallica. His net worth was rising steadily.

Additionally, McFarlane added sums to his net worth working on other projects; he drew the animated sequences for the film “Lost Heaven” (2002), and also directed music videos including “Freak on a Leash” by Korn, “Land Of Confusion” by Distrubed and “Do The Evolution” by Pearl Jam. He won the Inkpot Award in 1992, the National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book in 1992, the National Cartoonists Society Award in 1992, as well as the National Football League Award as the Artist of the Year in 2005. Additionally he is the winner of a Grammy Award for the Best Short Form Music Video “Freak on a Leash” in 2000.

Finally, in his personal life Todd McFarlane has been married to Wanda since 1985; they have three children. The family currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 16, 1961
Birth place: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Profession:Artist, cartoonist, writer, entrepreneur, toy designer
Education:Churchill High School, Eastern Washington University
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Wanda McFarlane (m.1985-)
Awards:Inkpot Award (1992), National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book (1992), National Cartoonists Society Award (1992), National Football League Award as the Artist of the Year (2005), Grammy Award for the Best Short Form Music Video (2000)
Movies:“Spider Man 3”, “Spawn”, “Lost Heaven” (2002), “Freak on a Leash” by Korn", “Land Of Confusion”, “Do The Evolution”
TV shows:"Spawn" (1997), “The Incredible Hulk”, “Daredevil”, “Batman”, “Wolverine”
Albums:"Ten Thousand Fists " (2005), "The Dark Saga" (1996), "Follow the Leader" (1998)
Books:"Spawn" (1997), "Coyote", “The Amazing Spider-Man”
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1"Al Simmons" was the name of a roommate of Todd McFarlane.
2"Cyan" is the name of creator Todd McFarlane's daughter, while "Wanda" is the name of his wife. "Terry Fitzgerald" is the name of a friend of McFarlane. All names are from his comic ''Spawn''.
3Columbia Pictures showed interest in making a film adaptation of Spawn when the comic book was launched in 1992. Negotiations eventually fell through as Todd McFarlane felt the studio was not giving him enough creative control. McFarlane eventually sold the film rights to New Line Cinema for $1 in exchange for creative input and merchandising rights.
4Was sued in January 2002 by acclaimed comic book writer and novelist Neil Gaiman for violation of copyright and non-payment of royalties. The case went to court in October 2002, when the seven-person federal jury in Wisconsin took three days to decide in favor of Gaiman, agreeing that McFarlane used Gaiman's created characters without permission or compensation. Gaiman was awarded $45,000 plus court costs which Gaiman then donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (www.cbldf.org).
5Was sued by hockey player Anthony Twist in 1997 for misappropriation of his name, because the Spawn comic books featured an extremely violent character named Tony Twist. After the real-life Twist presented extensive evidence at trial that McFarlane had him in mind, a jury returned a verdict against McFarlane and several other defendants for $24.5 million. However, the verdict was overturned in 2003 by the Missouri Supreme Court, which concluded that the jury was improperly instructed and that the use of Mr. Twist's name was probably protected by the First Amendment.
6Created the Spawn comic book series in 1992, which was made into a successful movie in 1997.
7In June of 2003, he paid $450,000 for Barry Bond's record 73rd home run ball.
8Pencilled Amazing Spider-Man #298 - #328, inked ASM #300 - #328, and wrote, pencilled, and inked Spider-Man #1 - #14 and #16. SM #1 sold 2.5 million copies (most of which were sales of alternate covers).
9Part owner of the Edmonton Oilers. Founded his own toy company called McFarlane Toys. They produced toys for Shrek, Austin Powers the Spy who shagged me, among others.
10Designed the Edmonton Oiler's third Jersey.
11Famous for drastically redesigning characters, such as Spider-Man. With Spider-Man, he gave him much larger eyes, a new "spaghetti" webbing, and a more "spidery" appearance when swinging on his webs.
12In January 1999 he purchased Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball at an auction for $2.7 million.
13In 1992, he co-founded Image Comics along with Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Extremely detailed artwork


Quotes

#Quote
1(on paying $2.7 million for Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball) "Right now I'm the guy who paid $2.7 million for a piece of History. If the record is ever broken I'll be the guy who paid $2.7 million for a $2.70 baseball ball."


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour)Spawn (1997)· John Leekley (co-executive producer/writer)
· Randall White
· Brad Rader (director)
· Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director)
· Thomas A. Nelson (director)
· Chuck Patton (director)
· Mike Vosburg (director)
· Rebekah Bradford Leekley (writer)
· Frank Paur (supervising director)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Venom2018characters announced
Ultimate Spider-Man2012TV Series creator
Spawn: Armageddon2003Video Game story
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand2000Video Game characters / creator
Spawn1997-1999TV Series comic book - 18 episodes
Spawn1997comic book
Todd McFarlane's Spawn1997Video
Spider-ManTV Series character: Eddie Brock/Venom - 4 episodes, 1995 - 1996 character: Eddie Brock - 2 episodes, 1994 - 1995 character: Edward "Eddie" Brock - 2 episodes, 1995
Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin1991Video Game comic book & characters
Spider-Man: The Video Game1991Video Game comic book & characters

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evil Prophecy2004Video Game executive producer: TMP/TME
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys2002animation producer
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand2000Video Game executive producer
Spawn1997executive producer
Spawn1997TV Series executive producer
Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game1995Video Game executive producer

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disturbed: Land of Confusion2009Short animator / character designer
Soulcalibur II2003Video Game special character designer: "Necrid"
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys2002animation sequences
Korn: Freak on a Leash1999Short animator / character designer
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution1998Video short animator

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disturbed: Land of Confusion2009Short
Korn: Deuce2002Video documentary music video
Korn: Freak on a Leash1999Short
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution1998Video short co-director

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultimate Spider-Man2014TV Series creator - 3 episodes
Pearl Jam: Touring Band 20002001Video documentary director: video "Do the Evolution"

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag2013Video Game cover art: designer
The Amazing Spider-Man1990Video Game artist: box cover illustration

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spawn1997Bum

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
The Making of 'Halo Legends'2010Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super-Fan Builds2016TV SeriesHimself
COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages2016DocumentaryHimself
Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Image Revolution2014DocumentaryHimself
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Artist & Writer
The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead2013TV Short documentaryHimself
Talking Dead2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Roadtrip Nation2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope2011DocumentaryHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - McFarlane Toys
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story2010DocumentaryHimself
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Monsters in Miniature by Todd McFarlane2004Video documentary shortHimself
T3: Toys in Action2003Video shortHimself
Scrolls to Screen: A Brief History of Anime2003Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'The Animatrix'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Player$2003TV SeriesHimself
Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century2002Video documentary shortHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane2001Documentary shortHimself
Citizen Todd2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Spawn1997-1998TV SeriesHimself - Host
Todd McFarlane: Chapter & Verse1998Video documentary shortHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1997TV SeriesHimself

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