During the 1980s, nobody knew that the teenager boy who portrayed the character of ‘Vern Tessio’ in the film ‘Stand by Me’ was going to be a big name in Hollywood. Yes, we’re talking about Jerry O’ Connell, one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. Let’s talk about him in details. Like, what he is doing now, what is his net worth in 2018 and how successful is he?
The American actor was born on February 17, 1974, in New York City. His mother Linda was an art teacher, and his father Michael O’ Connell was an art director at an advertising agency. He has a younger brother named Charlie O’Connell who is also an actor. His parents never wanted their sons to be just other boys, so Jerry and his brother are given acting and fencing training since a very early age.
Jerry excelled in both fields. He was even the captain of his school’s fencing team, but as was meant to be an actor, he quit fencing. He first attended Professional Children School in Manhattan, and when he became a child actor, he learned acting in New York University for 4 years but couldn’t earn the graduate degree.
Jerry O’Connell is the heartthrob of Hollywood, so having a lot of links up is what people expect from him. If you too are thinking the same, you’re wrong. Jerry O’Connell is a true lover. He married his longtime girlfriend actress Rebecca Romijn in 2007. In 2009, the couple became the proud parents of twin daughters. As of now, Jerry is fully contented with his personal life, and there has not been any rumor of his link-ups.
As we just talked, Jerry was trained to become an actor so obviously, he was more talented and professional as compared to other child actors of his age. He took acting classes since his childhood and did his higher studies in the same. Thus, hitting the road was not difficult for him. Even before turning to 10, he appeared in a few commercials and advertisements. He bagged his first role in the big screen in 1986 when he was only 12 years old. And it was a film titled ‘Stand by Me’ which really stood by him making one of the acclaimed actors of the town. This was the beginning of his consistent and unstoppable acting career.
Two years later in 1988, he appeared in a TV series ‘My Secret Identity’ which was a moderate success. Then, he took a break from Hollywood for nearly four years and learned acting professionally. He made a comeback with the film ‘Calendar Girl’ in 1993. Over the next few years, he starred in a couple of films, and they did well at the box office. The mainstream of success came for Jerry in 1996 when he a got a chance to share the screen with legendary actor Tom Cruise in the film Jerry Maguire. Thereafter, he gave numerous super hit films and worked with a number of celebrated stars.
Award & achievements
Having a successful career is one thing and winning the awards is other. Jerry certainly has a thriving acting career, but he couldn’t bag any major award under his belt. He won ‘Young Artist Award’ in 1987 for the film ‘Stand by Me’, and this is all for Jerry in the name of awards.
Net worth of Jerry O’Connell
The man, who has worked with Tom Cruise and other such high-profile stars, might not have a massive net worth like them but one thing is sure that he is making big in the industry. The reason being, he is one of the top paid actors in Hollywood and has also been consistent with his acting. So as you can expect, the remarkable actor holds an impressive net worth of $18 million at present. His net worth will surely upsurge in coming years as the film, and TV shows are already lined up for him.
We all dream to become something in our future and work hard to achieve our dreams but only a few people become successful in this journey, and Jerry O’Connell is one of them.