One of the most famous American actors, Dan Haggerty, was famous for playing the lead role in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, where he played the role of Grizzly Adams. Let’s find out more about how much is Dan Haggerty’s net worth in 2018.
Dan Haggerty was born on 19th November 1941 in Los Angeles, California. He was only 3 years old when his parents were separated. He was raised in a family which was very fond of animals and own a small wild animal attraction. He helped them with the raise of wild animals there. There was a black bear who was famous for performing tricks. He got interested in acting and went on to pursue a career in acting after completing high school.
Dan’s first role was a nonspeaking one in the movie Muscle Beach Party released in 1964, where he played the role of a bodybuilder. After that, he is seen in various movies on wildlife, and bikes like Angels Die Hard, Easy Rider, Terror Out of the Sky, and The Adventures of Frontier Fremont.
He got recruited by Walt Disney Studios as an animal trainer due to his experience with animals. Haggerty was seen working as a stuntman in Tarzan, a television series. He directed bears, hawks, and foxes in Grizzly Mountain released in 1997 and white tigers, eagles, wolverines, and wild boar in When the Nort Wind Blows.
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams got him the fame he always wanted. He played the role of Grizzly Adams in this feature film made by Sunn Classic Pictures in 1974. He became well known to the movie-goers after the role.
Haggerty was next seen in the movie Americana directed by David Carradine. He also provided a fighting dog for the film production as he was playing the trainer of the dog in the film. He was very good with bike stunts as he was seen doing a lot of them in the movie Easy Rider.
Awards & Achievements
This actor got huge popularity along with a lot of awards too. In 1980, he got the “The People’s Choice Award” for the most popular actor. In the year 1986, he was awarded the Harley-Davidson “Humanitarian of the Year.” He got a “Star” in 1994 Hollywood Boulevard. He got the Dove Foundation’s “Diamond Seal of Approval” for family videos which are sold over 1 million. Dan was also awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Net Worth of Dan Haggerty
Dan earned a lot throughout his career. His yearly earnings are around $294,118. He receives a healthy sum of $65,359 from various endorsement and sponsorships. His net worth at the time of his death was $2.5 million.
A tumor was discovered in the spine of Dan in 2015. He went for back surgery and there he was diagnosed with spinal cancer. In 15th January 2016, Dan died of spinal cancer in Burbank, California.