How Alan Alda’s net worth was built
Alan Alda, born Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo, is an American television actor. His career began early with his first on-stage appearance as a baby, with his father, actor Robert Alda, who was also the inspiration for his stage name.
At 15, Alda was performing Abbott and Costello-style routines at the Hollywood Canteen with his father. The next year, he was acting on his own at a summer theater in Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, Alda attended Fordham University and spent time studying abroad. His first television appearance was on the “Phil Silvers Show” in 1958.
Before hitting it big with his role on “M*A*S*H” in 1972, Alda found work as a cab driver and clown to make ends meet between acting gigs. After 11 years of playing Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, he took several small roles, such as the pilot for “The Four Seasons” TV series in 1984, and “A New Life” in 1988. In 1999, he took a recurring role as Senator Arnold Vinick on “The West Wing”.
As of May 2017, the actor best known for his leading role in the long-running television classic “M*A*S*H”, is worth $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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- Born: 1936
- Birthplace: New York, NY
What he’s up to now
As of 2017, Alda is still mixing laughter with serious life lessons. He has appeared in a few TV series, including NBCs “The Blacklist” from 2013 to 2014, and several episodes of “Horace and Pete.”
Also, in 2016, Alda reprised his role as a television doctor in a few commercials for Cigna.
During the 11-year run of “M*A*S*H,” Alda took on the role of directing and writing. He also took home several awards for his role. The TV actor won an Emmy in 1974 for Actor of the Year, and another for the Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He won the People’s Choice Awards Favorite Male Performer in 1975, 1979, 1981, and 1982. In 1977, he won another Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.
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