Actor Brian Cox is a familiar face to most moviegoers (if not a familiar name) with a net worth of $8 million. His net worth reflects many years of steady work in show business, mostly as a character actor in feature films. Cox's career began in 1967, when after years of theatrical training and study he made his debut on the London stage in a production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It. That same year, he made his "television debut" (as an extra) on the BBC series The Prisoner, which he followed up by clinching the lead role in the BBC teleplay The Year of the Sex Olympics. Since then, Cox gave more acclaimed performances on TV in England before making the move to Hollywood. His first big role during this time was as "Dr. Hannibal Lecktor" in Michael Mann's Manhunter, the little-seen first screen appearance of what would go on to be an iconic (albeit slightly renamed) character played by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. Since then, Cox has become a ubiquitous presence in Hollywood films, lending his gravitas to productions like the Bourne action-thrillers starring Matt Damon, the historical epic Troy, and the superhero blockbuster X2.