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Net Worth:
$25 Million
Jul 30, 1954 (69 years old)
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Television Director, Television producer, Film Producer, Film director
United States of America
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What is Ken Olin's Net Worth?

Ken Olin is an American actor, director and producer who has a net worth of $25 million. That is a combined net worth with his wife since 1982, actress Patricia Wettig.

Ken Olin is best known for his role as Michael Steadman in the television drama series "thirtysomething." This groundbreaking show, which aired from 1987 to 1991, explored the lives of a group of baby boomers navigating the challenges and complexities of adulthood. Olin's portrayal of Michael, a thoughtful and introspective ad executive, resonated with audiences and earned him critical acclaim. His performance on "thirtysomething" remains one of his most iconic and defining roles. Additionally, Olin has gained recognition for his work as a director, particularly for his contributions to series such as "Alias," "Brothers & Sisters," and "This Is Us," where he has showcased his skill in capturing nuanced performances and compelling storytelling.

Early Life

He was born Kenneth Edward Olin on July 30, 1954 in Chicago. Ken set out for Hollywood in the late 1970s upon his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.


Ken Olin's acting journey began in the late 1970s when he appeared in various television series, including "Hill Street Blues" and "Falcon Crest." However, it was his role as Michael Steadman in the groundbreaking drama series "thirtysomething" (1987-1991) that catapulted him to stardom. Olin's portrayal of the complex and relatable character garnered widespread recognition and earned him an Emmy nomination. His work on "thirtysomething" remains a defining moment in his career.

Transition to Directing and Producing

After the conclusion of "thirtysomething," Olin expanded his creative horizons by venturing into directing and producing. He honed his skills behind the camera and soon established himself as a sought-after director for both television and film. Olin helmed episodes of acclaimed series such as "Alias," "Brothers & Sisters," and "This Is Us," showcasing his ability to elicit nuanced performances from actors and capture the essence of compelling storytelling. Additionally, Olin served as an executive producer on "Alias" and "Brothers & Sisters," further solidifying his reputation as a skilled and respected industry professional.

Ken Olin

Critical Acclaim and Awards

Throughout his career, Ken Olin's work as an actor, director, and producer has been recognized with numerous accolades. For his acting on "thirtysomething," he received multiple award nominations, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe. As a director, Olin's talent has earned him critical acclaim and prestigious awards. He received Emmy nominations for his direction of episodes on "Alias" and "Brothers & Sisters." Olin's ability to captivate audiences with his storytelling prowess has left an enduring impact on the industry.

Personal Life

Ken Olin has been married to actress Patricia Wettig since 1982. They have two children together. She also starred on thirtysomething, appearing in 64 of the show's 85 episodes and even winning a Golden Globe and three Primetime Emmys for her work.

Real Estate

The Olin/Wettigs are quietly very successful real estate entrepreneurs. In 2013 they sold a home in Santa Monica for just under $7 million. In 2017 they sold NYC co-op for $2.6 million. In 2019 they bought a home in Venice California for $4.5 million. They also currently own a property in the Hamptons.

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