- Richest Celebrities › Actors
- Net Worth:
- $14 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Mar 27, 1942 (81 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
- Actor, Voice Actor
- United States of America
What is Michael York's Net Worth?
Michael York is a British actor of the screen and stage who has a net worth of $14 million dollars. Michael York is best known for his performances in such films as "Cabaret," "Logan's Run," "The Three Musketeers," and the "Austin Powers" series. He has also appeared extensively on television, and received an Emmy Award nomination for his guest appearance on the AMC series "The Lot." York's other notable credits include the films "Romeo and Juliet," "Murder on the Orient Express," and "54."
Michael York was born as Michael Hugh Johnson on March 27, 1942 in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England to Florence, a musician, and Joseph, a former Royal Artillery British Army officer who worked as an executive for the retail company Marks & Spencer. York has an older sister named Penelope and younger twin sisters named Caroline and Bridget; the latter died shortly after her birth. As a youth, York went to Bromley Grammar School for Boys. Following this, he attended Hurstpierpoint College and then University College, Oxford. York graduated from the latter in 1964 with a degree in English.
York got his career start on the stage, touring with the National Youth Theatre and performing with both the University College Players and the Oxford University Dramatic Society. He also spent some time with the Dundee Repertory Theatre, and then with Laurence Olivier's National Theatre. On television, York made his debut in a 1964 episode of the American crime drama "Arrest and Trial." He followed this with an appearance on another American series, "The Wild Wild West."
In 1967, York made his feature film debut playing Lucentio in Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew." The same year, he appeared in "Accident" and "Smashing Time." York reunited with Zeffirelli in 1968 to play Tybalt in the director's "Romeo and Juliet." He closed out the decade with starring roles in "The Strange Affair," "The Guru," "Alfred the Great," and "Justine." Next, in 1970, York had a memorable leading role opposite Angela Lansbury in the black comedy "Something for Everyone." The following year, he was in the World War I film "Zeppelin." York gave one of his most famous performances in 1972, when he starred opposite Liza Minnelli in Bob Fosse's acclaimed adaptation of the musical "Cabaret." He was subsequently in "Lost Horizon"; "England Made Me"; "The Three Musketeers" and "The Four Musketeers," in both of which he portrayed D'Artagnan; "Murder on the Orient Express"; "Conduct Unbecoming"; "Logan's Run"; and "Seven Nights in Japan." York finished the decade with roles in "The Island of Dr. Moreau," "The Last Remake of Beau Geste," "Fedora," and "The Riddle of the Sands."
In the early 80s, York appeared in "Final Assignment," "The White Lions," and "For Those I Loved," in which he portrayed real-life Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor Martin Gray. Subsequent credits included "Success is the Best Revenge," "Dawn," "Lethal Obsession," "Phantom of Death," and "The Return of the Musketeers," in which he reprised his role as D'Artagnan. In the 90s, York appeared in such films as "Come See the Paradise," "Eline Vere," "Wide Sargasso Sea," and "Gospa." He also made his first appearance in the role of Basil Exposition in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"; he would later reprise this part in the sequels "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" and "Austin Powers in Goldmember." Among York's many other credits are "54," "The Omega Code," "Borstal Boy," and "The Mill and the Cross."
York had his first significant television role in the 1967 BBC adaptation of "The Forsyte Saga." Another major role came a decade later, when he portrayed John the Baptist in Franco Zeffirelli's miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth." York went on to appear in numerous television films, including "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Weather in the Streets," "The Master of Ballantrae," "Sword of Gideon," and "Dark Mansions." From 1987 to 1988, he had a notable recurring role on the primetime soap opera "Knots Landing." Following this, York was in the miniseries "The Secret of the Sahara," "The Four Minute Mile," and "Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again"; he also portrayed King Charles II in the television film "The Lady and the Highwayman."
In the early 90s, York was in the television films "Night of the Fox" and "Duel of Hearts." Additionally, he lent his voice to episodes of "The Legend of Prince Valiant" and "Batman: The Animated Series." Later in the decade, York had a guest role on "seaQuest DSV"; appeared in the miniseries "La Nouvelle Tribu" and "True Women"; and was in the television films "The Ring" and "A Knight in Camelot." Kicking off the 2000s, York appeared in two episodes of the AMC series "The Lot," and earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He has also made notable guest appearances on such shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Gilmore Girls," "The Simpsons," and "How I Met Your Mother."
York made his Broadway debut in the early 70s, appearing in the original production of Tennessee Williams' "Out Cry." Later Broadway credits included the successful shows "Bent," "The Crucible," and "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me." He was also in "The Little Prince and the Aviator," which closed during previews. York later portrayed King Arthur in a revival of Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot," which toured the United States in 2006 and 2007.
In 1968, York wed photographer Patricia McCallum. The couple resides in Rochester, Minnesota.
York announced that he had a rare disease called amyloidosis in 2013. He subsequently underwent a stem cell transplant to combat the symptoms.
In January 2022, Michael and his wife listed a home in Los Angeles that they have owned for decades for a little under $7 million. They sold the home a month later for their asking price.