Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr. was born on 10 November 1971, in Birmingham, Alabama USA, and is an actor, best known for being part of television series such as “Justified” and “The Shield”. He was also a part of various films including “The Evening Sun”, “The Hateful Eight”, and “Django Unchained”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Walton Goggins? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. He’s won numerous awards over the course of his career and has also been recognized and rewarded multiple times. He’s also appeared in commercials, and as he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Walton Goggins Net Worth $10 million
Goggins attended Georgia Southern University, but only stayed there for a year, opting to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. During this time, he worked as a valet and after getting a few acting roles, got his big break in the television movie “Murder in Mississipi”. He then became a part of “The Next Karate Kid” which starred Hilary Swank. In 2002, he was cast in “The Shield” which he played Detective Shane Vendrell in a series that lasted until 2008. Goggins next notable role would be in the show “Justified” in which he played a recurring cast member while filming “Predators”, but became a regular cast member of the show during the second season. In 2011, he appeared in “Cowboys & Aliens” and would then be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for “Justified”. He then appeared as Billy Crash in “Django Unchained”. A few of his recent roles include “Sons of Anarchy” in which he played a transgender prostitute, and “The Hateful Eight” as Chris Mannix.
Aside from acting, Walton started his own production company – Ginny Mule Pictures – along with Ray McKinnon and they have since created four films. His short film “The Accountant” would win an Academy Award, and their other projects are entitled “Chrystal”, “That Evening Sun”, and “Randy and the Mob”. He also helped create the television show “Rectify”; all have contributed to his net worth.
For his work, Goggins has won numerous awards and has been recognized for both his film making and acting work. He’s been awarded a Spirit of Slamdance Award twice for their films, and “Chrystal” also appeared in the 2004 US Dramatic Competition at Sundance. He was nominated for a Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama for “The Shield” and was also given a Best Ensemble Performance for “Django Unchained”. In 2013, he won a TV Guide Award for “Justified” and has also won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series four times. He was also nominated several times for his role in “Sons of Anarchy”.
For his personal life, it is known that Walton married filmmaker Nadia Conners in 2011 and they have a son. He loves to travel and often goes to countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, and those in Central America. He also works on a blog, showcasing his photographic skills mostly taken during his trips abroad.
He has had significant dental work done after his teeth were knocked out twice as a child, once while playing baseball and again in an accident on a diving board.
He initially turned down the role of Boyd Crowder on Justified (2010) because he was concerned it would be a negative stereotype of Southerners. He finally agreed to shoot the pilot, in which Boyd was originally killed. However, his character did so well with testing audiences that it was decided to reshoot the end of the pilot to allow Boyd to live and be a recurring character.
Goggins was the object of Georgia General Assembly House Resolution 1589, which stated that the members of the Georgia House commended him on his distinguished acting career and on his Academy Award on behalf of the residents of Lithia Springs, Douglas County, and the state of Georgia.
Goggins appeared in an extended trailer (or abbreviated pilot) for a fourth season of the low-rated but critically-beloved TV show, Veronica Mars (2004). Instead of being a college undergraduate, as she was at the end of season three, in the spec season four, Veronica has graduated from college and the FBI Academy and is starting her first day as a FBI agent. The pitch contained a whole new cast of, heretofore unseen, characters and, except for Veronica herself, none of the characters from the show's previous seasons. Goggins was cast as Veronica's FBI supervisor. The CW failed to pick up this new version of Veronica Mars (2004) and the show was canceled.
Supports environmental and humanitarian causes. Is an active member of Global Green USA.
Often plays Police officers
[on his roles] I've always been invited through the back door. It hasn't been easy for me. I would never have gotten the jobs I did without the advent of cable television, which brought back the kinds of raw, authentic leading actors you had in the seventies: [Robert] Duvall, Ed Harris, Tommy Lee Jones.
[on his childhood] I was known as the kid who raised himself... my mother wanted to party and have a life. She was young. I grew up with people smoking dope on the porch. I'm not sad about it at all. And she's really showed up since. But when I was young she didn't do a lot, other than making sure I had clogging lessons.