Last Updated: August 31, 2023
Richest CelebritiesRichest Comedians
Net Worth:
$2.5 Million
Date of Birth:
Mar 19, 1980 (43 years old)
Place of Birth:
United States of America
5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
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What Is Theo Von's Net Worth?

Theo Von is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host who has a net worth of $2.5 million. Theo Von first gained notoriety at the age of 19 when he was a cast member of MTV's "Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour" (2000), and he later appeared on several iterations of "Real World/Road Rules Challenge." Theo competed on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2006, and he has released the Netflix specials "No Offense" (2016) and "Regular People" (2021) and the 2017 comedy album, "30lb Bag of Hamster Bones." Von has guest-starred on "Inside Amy Schumer" (2013) and "Why? with Hannibal Buress" (2015), and he has appeared in the films "Bobby Khan's Ticket to Hollywood" (2011) and "InAPPropriate Comedy" (2013). Theo hosted the TV series "Primetime in No Time" (2012–2014) and "Deal With It" (2013–2014), and he has hosted the podcasts "The Comedy Sideshow" (2011), "Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss" (2015–2018), "This Past Weekend" (2016–present), and "King and The Sting (and Wing)" (2018–2022).

Early Life

Theo Von was born Theodor Capitani von Kurnatowski on March 19, 1980, in Covington, Louisiana. He is the son of Roland Theodor Achilles von Kurnatowski (who passed away in 1996) and Gina Capitani, and he has two younger sisters and an older brother. In a 2018 interview with "The Press-Enterprise," Theo said of his youth, "Humor is a free currency not everyone can have. Growing up poor, it was the one thing I could control. I couldn't control money, but I could control if I was funny." After graduating from Mandeville High School, Von attended Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans, College of Charleston, University of Arizona, and Santa Monica College before earning his degree from the University of New Orleans in 2011.


Theo started performing stand-up comedy in Louisiana, and when he was 23, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy professionally. In 2003, he appeared on the NBC reality competition series "Last Comic Standing" and was named Last Comic Downloaded in an online competition. Von participated in several international USO tours and performed at Guantanamo Bay. He has performed stand-up comedy on shows such as "Live at Gotham" (2008), "Man Up, Stand-Up" (2010), and "Kamikaze Comedy" (2015), and he got his own episode of Comedy Central's "The Half Hour" in 2012. In 2009, Theo launched a "crank texting" blog to document his text conversations with total strangers, and the following year, it was picked up by CollegeHumor and turned into a column. He released his first hour-long comedy special, "No Offense," on Netflix in 2016, and he followed it with "Regular People" in 2021. Von also released the 2017 comedy album "30lb Bag of Hamster Bones," which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Album charts and #4 on the "Billboard" Comedy Albums chart. He has been a frequent guest on the podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience," and he has hosted the podcast "This Past Weekend" since 2016.

In 2000, Theo joined the cast of the MTV reality show "Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour," then he appeared on "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Seasons" (2002), "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet" (2003–2004), "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Sexes 2" (2004–2005), and "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat" (2006), winning "The Gauntlet" and "Battle of the Sexes 2." He competed on Bravo's "Battle of the Network Reality Stars" in 2005, and in 2008, he defeated comics such as  Amy Schumer, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Donnell Rawlings, and Kyle Cease to win Comedy Central's "Reality Bites Back." Von was a panelist on the 2008 ABC Family reality series "America's Prom Queen," and from 2012 to 2014, he hosted "Primetime in No Time." In 2013, he guest-starred on Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," appeared in the film "InAPPropriate Comedy," and began hosting the TBS game show "Deal with It." Theo guest-starred on the Comedy Central series "Why? with Hannibal Buress" in 2015, and in 2018, the network aired his three-episode show "Man Up," in which he "hilariously dissects his comedian friends and makes them face exactly what they don't want to, reality." In 2019, he appeared on the YouTube series "Hot Ones," which involves celebrities being interviewed while eating hot wings. That year Von was cast in the Chris Pratt science-fiction film "The Tomorrow War," but he later dropped out because of the time commitment.


Personal Life

Theo Von was once romantically linked to reality star Brandi Glanville but has since kept his personal life private.

Theo has said that he decided to get sober when he showed up to a radio interview after a night of using cocaine and "couldn't even talk." He said of that day, "The main gift that God had given me was my voice. And I couldn't even use it because I've been up all night just using drugs to feel good somehow, or using drugs to feel anything."

Former MLB player Darryl Strawberry was a fellow guest on the show and was 13 years sober at the time. Von realized that something needed to change in his life and began going to AA meetings. He stated:

"I sat down and listened to people tell stories – which were my favorite thing to hear. My whole life I've been loving stories, man. I love your story. You know, whatever your story is I love it man because all my life when I was young I just wanted a different story."

Real Estate

In March 2021, Von paid $1.645 million for a 4,918 square foot home in Nashville, Tennessee. He purchased the home from former Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason, who paid $1.095 million for it in 2014. He also has an apartment in Los Angeles, California.

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