Judd Nelson Net Worth, Personal Life and Career

Judd Nelson Net Worth

Judd Nelson Net Worth    $10 million

Popular Name: Judd Nelson
Birth Name: Judd Asher Nelson
Birth Date: 28 November 1959
Birth Place: Portland, Maine, United States
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
Weight: 80kg
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(name): Sheryl Berkoff (m. 1991)
Children: 2
Profession: Actor
Years active: 1983 Till Date
Net Worth: $10 million
   

Judd Nelson is a gifted American actor who won the audience’s love and respect by portraying a villain or other bad guy in movies. Although “Making the Grade” was his first break, he went on to become a star in the sequels “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “The Breakfast Club.”

For the next twenty years after his debut, he appeared in films of different genres such as psychological suspense, thriller, drama, comedy movies, and so on.

He is best noted for his intense stare, antihero flicks, and dark smoldering looks which add a sense of credibility to the characters he plays. Other than films, the actor has been featured in many television series and has even authored books.

Read the remaining information we have provided below to learn more about Judd Nelson’s net worth, life, and work.

Judd Nelson’s early life

Leo and Merle Nelson welcomed Judd Asher Nelson into the world on November 28, 1959, in Portland, Maine, in the United States.

While his mother was both a court mediator and a member of the Maine state legislature, his father worked as a corporate attorney. He was raised Jewish along with his two sisters, Eve and Julie, by his Jewish family.

For his education, Judd attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and later Waynflete School in Portland. For his higher studies, he attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania and left during his sophomore year. After that, he relocated to Manhattan to pursue an acting degree.

Judd Nelson’s Career

Nelson started his career as an actor in the mid-’80s, appearing in the two films “Fandango” and “Making the Grade.” It was his roles in the films “The Breakfast Club” (1985) and “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985) that made him a star.

He engaged in a variety of work in 1986. In the movie “The Transformers: he provided the voiceover for the character Rodimus Prime.

He also narrated the military documentary “Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam” and appeared in a few films as an actor. He made his television debut in “Moonlighting” that same year.

When the actor was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work in the courtroom thriller “Billionaire Boys Club” in 1987, his career took a further leap forward. Throughout his career, he appeared in many TV shows and provided voiceovers for a number of movies, including “Ben 10 Omniverse” and “Ben 10,000.”

Judd Nelson’s Films & Shows

Judd Nelson has demonstrated nothing less than professionalism and mastery throughout his career since making his debut in 1983.

Because of his professionalism, he has featured in numerous films and television shows which have been listed below

Year Title
1985 The Breakfast Club
1992 Primary Motive
1993 Entangled
1994 Every Breath
2000 Falcon Down
2001 The Cure for Boredom
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2010 Endure
2012 Bad Kids Go to Hell
2013 Down and Dangerous
2014 Private Number
2018 Transformers: Power of the Primes
2019 Santa Fake
2022 The Most Dangerous Game

Books Published

Aside from cinema, Judd explored book writing and published the following titles in 2013.

  • The Power of Speech
  • Nine of Diamonds
  • The Gig
  • Water Music

Achievements and Awards:

Nelson received several nominations and the MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for his performance in the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club.”

Personal Life & Family

Nelson currently resides in West Hollywood, California. The actor has been married to Sheryl Berkoff since 1991. They have two daughters together. and was once engaged to actress Shannen Doherty.

He is a longtime Muhammad Ali enthusiast and has a pair of the renowned boxer’s gloves on display in his home. He also enjoys other sports, such as golf, which he began playing after discovering his late grandfather’s old clubs in the garage.

Nelson’s other interests include motorcycle riding and reading, with Charles Dickens and Herman Melville among his favorite authors.

Age & Physical Features

Judd Nelson was born on November 28, 1959, in Portland, Maine. He is 63 years old and is 5′ 10′′ (1.78 m) tall, weighs 80 kg, and has black hair and eyes.

Judd Nelson’s Net Worth

Judd Nelson has a net worth of $10 million and is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. Judd Nelson rose to fame as a member of the “Brat Pack,” a group of Gen X performers. His performances in the coming-of-age movies “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” from 1985 are what made him most famous.

Nelson has also made appearances on television in programs including the NBC sitcom “Suddenly Susan” and the musical drama “Empire.”

He made the majority of his money through performing diverse roles in films and television shows, as well as providing voices in animated films. He has also earned a lot of money as an actor, producer, and screenwriter. Everything you need to know about Judd’s earnings is right here.

Salary & Earnings

Judd Nelson’s career took off with his breakthrough performance in the comedy film “Making the Grade.” He was well compensated for his voice-over work in “The Transformers: The Movie” as well as his appearance in the highly praised drama “St. Elmo’s Fire.”

He was paid in full for his roles as an actor and co-writer in the 2012 short film “The Spin Room: Super Tuesday,” as well as other projects. However, the exact figures collected by him have never been made public.

Houses, Cars, Lifestyle

The American actor is also known for living a luxurious lifestyle. He lives in West Hollywood, California, and has real estate holdings in Los Angeles, Manhattan, and Portland.

Quotes from Judd Nelson

I think that there’s room for everyone. I don’t think that if one person succeeds then another must fail. That’s lunacy. I’m not sure what the reasons are for my philosophy, maybe it’s the fact that if there are ten people doing the same job, we all know how we feel and what our high points and low points are.

Judd Nelson

I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan.

Judd Nelson

Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up.

Judd Nelson

I don’t know if it matters what country you’re from, size of the city you’re from, urban or rural, there are people that are hurting each other everywhere.

Judd Nelson

I don’t have any blindness when it comes to my money. As an actor, you can get distracted by your work. I do keep an eye on my nest egg, if you will.

Judd Neslon

A fancy watch, it’s completely unnecessary. I just need a watch to tell the right time.

Judd Nelson

It’s very easy to confuse Sean Connery with James Bond. Sometimes in the entertainment industry, people believe the cake is more real than the baker.

Judd Nelson

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