Last Updated: March 22, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$4 Million
Date of Birth:
Dec 16, 1947 - Aug 18, 2020 (72 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Writer, Musician
United Kingdom
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Ben Cross was an English actor who had a net worth of $4 million at the time of his death. Ben Cross was born in London, England, United Kingdom in December 1947. He died on August 18, 2020 at the age of 72, in Vienna, Austria. Ben Cross was best known for starring as Harold Abrahams in the 1981 movie "Chariots of Fire." Cross was also known for his role as Sarek in the 2009 movie "Star Trek." He had around 100 acting credits to his name and also starred on stage. Cross began his acting career in the early 1970s and went on to appear in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. Ben Cross starred as Barnabas Collins on the television series "Dark Shadows" in 1991. From 2013 to 2014 he starred as Mr. Rabbit on the TV series "Banshee." From 2014 to 2015 he provided the voice of The Sorcerer for the series "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja." He has also starred in several films including The Citadel, Cold Sweat, First Knight, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Exorcist: The Beginning, Spartacus, Behind Enemy Lines: Axis of Evil, and more.

Early Life

Cross was born Harry Bernard Cross in London, England, and grew up in a working-class family. He initially trained as a carpenter but later turned to acting and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Career Beginnings

Cross began his acting career in the 1970s and appeared in numerous stage productions before transitioning to film and television work. He appeared in a variety of TV shows, including "The Professionals," "The Citadel," and "A Tale of Two Cities," before landing his breakout role in "Chariots of Fire."

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Chariots of Fire

Cross's performance in "Chariots of Fire," a film about two runners competing in the 1924 Olympics, earned him critical acclaim and launched his career to new heights. He played Harold Abrahams, a British sprinter who overcomes anti-Semitism and class prejudice to win a gold medal. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and became a cultural phenomenon, catapulting Cross and his co-stars to international fame.

Other Work

After "Chariots of Fire," Cross appeared in numerous other films and television shows. He starred in the horror film "The Unholy" (1988), the historical drama "First Knight" (1995), and the action-thriller "Exorcist: The Beginning" (2004), among others. He also had recurring roles on TV shows like "Dark Shadows," "Star Trek," and "Ben Hur."

Personal Life and Death

Cross was married twice and had two children. He was known for his intense dedication to his craft and his work ethic, often immersing himself in his roles to the point of physical and emotional exhaustion. He was also an accomplished musician and composer, and he composed music for some of the films he appeared in.

Sadly, Cross passed away on August 18, 2020, at the age of 72. His death was attributed to a short illness, though no specific cause was given. In the wake of his passing, he was remembered as a talented and versatile actor who left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

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