What is Colton Haynes's Net Worth and Salary?
Colton Haynes is an American model and actor who has a net worth of $5 million. Colton Haynes is probably best known for his starring role as Jackson Whittemore in the MTV drama series, "Teen Wolf," and as Roy Harper on the series, "Arrow." He began modeling in his early teens, and first gained national attention in an ad campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch. From there, he went on to ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Kira Plastinina, and J.C. Penney, among other brands. He also appeared in spreads for Arena and Teen Vogue. He made the leap to on-camera work in 2007, with a small, uncredited role in "Transformers". Since then, he has worked primarily on television, appearing in guest starring roles on such shows as "CSI: Miami", "Privileged", "Pushing Daisies", and "Melrose Place". He has also appeared in recurring roles on such shows as "The Gates", and "Look: The Series".
Colton Haynes was born on July 13, 1988 in Andale, Kansas. He grew up with five siblings and has described his parents as being free-spirited hippies. He spent much of his childhood on a farm in Andale but then the family moved to Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Florida. He attended Navarre High School in Florida and Andale High School in Kansas before actually graduating from Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas. By then, his parents had gotten divorced. His father ultimately got married seven times.
At the age of 14, Haynes came out as gay to his family. Due to his mother's negative reaction, he ran away from home for a time. His father committed suicide while Haynes was a teenager as well. He was told later that his being gay was a factor in his father committing suicide. He struggled with anxiety related to his sexuality in the years that followed.
Haynes began his career as a model at the age of 15 in New York City. He appeared in a photo shoot for the clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch. He then began modeling in campaigns for Kira Plastinina, J.C. Penney, and Ralph Lauren, among others. Over the course of his acting career, he also continued modeling on occasion. In 2008, he appeared in fashion magazine editorials in publications like "Teen Vogue" and "Arena."
He began auditioning for commercials, shows, and films around this time period as well. He made an uncredited appearance in the 2007 blockbuster, "Transformers." He also appeared in episodes of "CSI: Miami" and "The Hills." In April of 2007, he acting in the music video for My Chemical Romance's single "I Don't Love You." The same year, he also auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in "Twilight," though the part ultimately went to Robert Pattinson.
In 2008, he appeared on the television series "Privileged" as well as "Pushing Daisies." The same year, he starred in the Hallmark Channel film, "Always and Forever," which was released in 2009. In 2010, he appeared as a main character in the series "Look," though the show was cancelled after one season. In March of 2010, he appeared in the series "The Gates," which was also cancelled after one season.
In 2011, his luck changed when he was cast in a leading in the MTV series "Teen Wolf." He played character Jackson Wittemore. The show was based on the 1985 film of the same name. The series was very popular and helped elevate Haynes's star power. He revealed in October 2012 that he would be leaving the show after two season. In 2012, he became a recurring cast member on The CW's "Arrow." In season two of the show, he was upgraded to series regular status. He left the show at the end of season three but did make a guest appearance in season four.
Over the next few years, he made a number of appearances in music videos. In 2012, he appeared in the music video for the song "Trouble" by Leona Lewis. In July of 2013, he appeared in the video for the track "Gold" by Victoria Justice. He also made a cameo appearance in Andy Grammer's music video "Honey, I'm Good." He also ventured in creating music, releasing a holiday single called "Baby It's Christmas" with Travis-Atreo.
Haynes's first credited feature film role came in the 2015 comedy, "San Andreas." He followed that up with a role in the comedy "Rough Night" in mid-2017. He reunited with his "Teen Wolf" co-star, Tyler Hoechlin, in the 2018 film "Bigger." He also joined the cast of "American Horror Story: Cult" and rejoined the cast of "Arrow" in the show's sixth season. He signed on to return as a series regular for the seventh season. He also had a recurring role in the show's final season in 2020. He appeared in the film "Triumph" in 2021 and also reprised his "Teen Wolf" role for the film "Teen Wolf: The Movie."
While Haynes had come out as gay to his family, he did not publicly come out until an interview in "Entertainment Weekly" in May of 2016. In the interview, he revealed that he had struggled for years about his sexuality and had decided to not come out until then based on advice he had received from people who said his sexuality would hinder his acting career. In November of 2017, he was nominated in "Out" magazine's "OUT100" list in recognition of his coming out.
In March of 2017, Haynes became engaged to celebrity florist, Jeff Leatham. They were married on October 27, 2017. In May of 2018, Haynes filed for divorce but the two reconciled before their first wedding anniversary. However, they ultimately did divorce in August of 2019. Haynes has also been open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol, admitting that in the decade prior, there were probably on 25 days during which he did not drink. He subsequently completed a four month treatment program.
In 2022, Haynes released a memoir called "Miss Memory Lane," which details his childhood, his struggles with anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, and other insights into his personal life. Elton John provided a glowing review of the book.