Robert Blake is a famous American actor whose birth name is Michael James Vincenzo Gubitosi. His contribution to the film world is undeniable. Blake is associated with the small screen as well as a big screen. He performed on the popular TV show Baretta, a detective series and the film In Cold Blood, which helps to improve Blake’s career to some extent.
In his career, Blake got engaged in some controversies. He has to face financial problems which left him in debt. Now let’s have a close look at Robert Blake’s net worth in 2018.
Blake was born on 18th September 1933, in Nutley, New Jersey to Elizabeth Cafone and Giacomo James Giacomo. His childhood name was Michael James Gubitosi. His mother, Elizabeth Cafone, and father were Giacomo James Gubitosi who worked for a for a can manufacturer as a die setter.
Blake had spent an unhappy childhood as he was abused physically and sexually by his parents. He was expelled from school for fighting with his classmate. After his father’s death, at the age of 14, Blake ran away from his home.
Afterward, he got the chance to act a child artist, and his career began as an actor. He acted in lead roles in many films and earned popularity, fame, and money. Blake married to actress Sondra Kerr in 1961. The couple had two children before separation. Later he was in a relationship with Bonnie Lee Bakley who was died in a gunshot. They had a daughter named Rosie Blake.
In his life, he faced many controversies and allegation including the murder of his second wife.
Blake began his acting career at the age of five as a child artist in the film Bridal Suite. He got fame after acting in the comedy series ‘Our Gang.’ He acted in 40 short films during that period.
He joined Army in 1950. After came back Blake attended Jeff Corey’s acting class to improve his personal life as well as professional life. As an adult artist Blake performed in various motion pictures. Among his notable works some are Dad for a Day, I Love You Again, Good Bad Boys, Baby Blues and so on. He performed on the small screen as well. Some of his small screen performances are 26Men, The Rebel, Blood Feud, Hell Town, etc. These are his most popular shows.
In his career, Blake received 4 Emmy nominations.
Awards & Achievements
In his long career, he achieved many recognitions and awards for his work. He got Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the TV series Baretta in 1975.
In 1976 he also received Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama and People’s Choice Award for Favourite Performer in a New TV Program. He won Golden Boot Awards in 1984.
Net Worth of Robert Blake
Blake has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million. Most of his earnings come from his films and TV series. He had a 4,909 square feet house in Hidden Hills, California, US. He had a passion for luxury cars, and he had cars like BMW, Lamborghini, and Audi in his garage.
He was declared bankrupt while he was ordered to pay $30 million to his second wife’s daughter.
Robert Blake is popular in his nickname Micky. He has lots of fan followers. Blake’s one of the best movies In Cold Blood is based on the book of Truman Capote. He believes in love and humanity. Apart from his acting, Robert is associated with many charitable works. He prefers to lea an ordinary life.