Last Updated: May 14, 2024
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$4 Million
Oct 19, 1970 (53 years old)
Sherman Oaks
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Singer
United States of America
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What Is Chris Kattan's Net Worth?

Chris Kattan is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $4 million. Chris Kattan is probably most familiar for his work on the weekly NBC sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live." He was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 148 episodes between 1996 and 2003. Outside of "SNL," Chris is known for appearing in films like "A Night at the Roxbury," "Corky Romano," and "Undercover Brother."

Early Life

Chris Kattan was born Christopher Lee Kattan on October 19, 1970, in Culver City, California. He is the son of Kip King and Hajnalka E. Biro. His father worked as an actor and voice actor, and his mother, who once posed for "Playboy," worked as a model in London. His parents got divorced when Chris was young, and his mother married a Buddhist therapist and monk. Kattan was then raised on a Zen retreat on Mount Baldy outside of Los Angeles. During his teenage years, he lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where he graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1989.

Early Career

Chris Kattan's career in show business began when he became involved with a variety of comedy troupes in the Los Angeles area, most notably The Groundlings, of which his father was a founding member. Also during this period, he made appearances in various TV shows in small roles, including the "NewsRadio" episode "No, This Is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life," in which he played the role of a photo shop employee.

"Saturday Night Live"

Kattan eventually moved to New York to work on "Saturday Night Live." He was a main cast member on "SNL" from 1996 to 2003. While on the show, he became known for his manic characters such as Mango, Mr. Peepers, and one-half of the nightclubbing Butabi Brothers along with Will Ferrell. The latter character eventually became the inspiration for and the star of a feature film called "A Night at the Roxbury." His other notable recurring characters were Azrael Abyss, Gay Hitler, Suel Forrester, and Kyle DeMarco. He also did notable impressions of celebrities like Clay Aiken, Ben Affleck, Ricky Martin, Al Pacino, Kid Rock, and Kerri Strug.

Chris Kattan Net Worth

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After "SNL"

After leaving "Saturday Night Live" at the close of the 2003 season, Kattan continued to work, mostly in TV. He was set to play Xanthias in the 2004 Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's "The Frogs." However, the director and choreographer Susan Stroman replaced him just before opening. He appeared in a Diet Pepsi Max commercial during Super Bowl XLII in 2008 that featured the infamous "What is Love" tune and had actors in the commercial performing the head bob in a nod to "A Night at the Roxbury." In August 2009, Chris starred in the IFC miniseries "Bollywood Hero." He portrayed himself and the difficulties he faced after a career as a comic actor and trying to attain "leading man" status in more serious roles. Beginning in the fall of 2009, Kattan started appearing in a supporting role in "The Middle." He played Bob, a colleague of Frankie Heck's at the car dealership. Kattan guest-starred on "How I Met Your Mother" in 2010 and 2014.

On December 17, 2011, Kattan made a guest appearance on the "SNL" Christmas special hosted by Jimmy Fallon. In the summer of 2014, he reprised his role as former "SNL" character Mango in Missy Elliot's video for "Shut It Down."  In 2017, Chris was the first celebrity dancer eliminated in season 24 of "Dancing With the Stars." He had been paired with professional dancer Witney Carson. In December 2018, Kattan reunited with "SNL" alumni Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, and Tracy Morgan along with special guest Ariana Grande during the cold open of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." The four actors, along with Ariana, reprised their iconic "SNL" sketch performance of "I Wish It Was Christmas Today." It was the first time since 2011 that the four performers were all present for the performance of the song.

In May 2019, Chris released a revealing tell-all memoir about his "Saturday Night Live" career, his complicated relationship with Lorne Michaels, his unusual childhood, and other scandalous tales titled "Baby, Don't Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live."

Personal Life

Kattan married model Sunshine Deia Tutt in June 2008 in Oakhurst, California. He proposed to her on Christmas Eve 2006. The couple separated in August 2008, after just eight weeks of marriage, and the pair were officially divorced in February 2009.

Neck Injury

When Kattan was a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars," he was criticized by both the "Dancing" judges and by social media for his stiff upper body movement while performing. He later revealed he had broken his neck doing a stunt almost two decades prior and that the injury and subsequent required surgeries were the reason for his lack of mobility. He revealed that the injury was a result of an "SNL" sketch that aired (live, of course) in May 2001 in which he threw himself backward on a chair while doing a "Golden Girls" parody.

In 2014, Kattan was arrested for a DUI and attributed it to the pain medicine he had begun taking following his fourth neck surgery.

Real Estate

In September 2001, Chris paid a little over $1 million for a home in the Hollywood Hills. He listed this home for sale in January 2014 for just under $2 million. In August 2014, he ultimately accepted $1.55 million for the property.

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