Hervé Villechaize Net Worth
Hervé Villechaize net worth and salary: Hervé Villechaize was a French actor and painter who had a net worth of $100 thousand at the time of his death in 1993. Hervé Villechaize was born in Paris, Occupied France in April 1943 and passed away in September 1993. He was best known for his roles as Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond Film The Man with the Golden Gun and for starring as Tattoo in the television series Fantasy Island from 1978 to 1984. He is known for his famous line "Ze plane! Ze plane!" on Fantasy Island. At the peak of his fame he earned $25,000 per episode of Fantasy Island. That's the same as around $70,000 in today's dollars. In 1983 he demanded to be paid the same as Ricardo Montalban who was earning $40,000 per episode. Unfortunately, ABC responded by firing him from the show.
Villechaize also starred in the films Maidstone, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, The Last Stop, Greaser's Palace, Malatesta's Carnival of Blood, Seizure, Crazy Joe, Hot Tomorrows, The One and Only, Forbidden Zone, Airplane II: The Sequel, and Two Moon Junction. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for Fantasy Island in 1982. Hervé Villechaize committed suicide on September 4, 1993 at 50 years of age. Hervé was married twice, first to a woman named Anne Sadowski from 1970 to 1979. He was then married to Camille Hagen from 1980 to 1982. They lived together on his 2.5-acre ranch in Southern California. After he left Fantasy Island, Hervé found himself low on cash. He was forced to sell the ranch and rent a very modest house in North Hollywood. By 1986 he had reportedly blown through the entire $3.6 million fortune he earned working on Fantasy Island, roughly $8 million in today's dollars. He was forced to take much lower paying jobs that provided a $500 per month income.