John Saxon Net Worth

John Saxon is an American actor and director who has been in the entertainment industry for over seven decades. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936 and studied acting with Stella Adler after graduating from high school. He was discovered by talent agent Henry Willson and made his television debut in 1955. Saxon has appeared in nearly 200 roles in movies and television, including A Star Is Born (1954), The Unguarded Moment (1956), The Unforgiven (1960), The Appaloosa (1966), Joe Kidd (1972), and Enter the Dragon (1973). He was also the star of the television series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969). Saxon has continued to work steadily in both television and film since then.
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Who is it? Actor, Director
Birth Day August 05, 1935
Birth Place  Brooklyn, New York, United States
Birth Sign Virgo
Occupation Film, television actor
Years active 1954–present
Spouse(s) Mary Ann Saxon (1967-1979) (divorced) (1 child) Elizabeth Saxon (1987-1992) (divorced) Gloria Martel (2008-present)
Children Antonio Saxon

💰 Net worth: $7 Million

John Saxon, a renowned actor and director in the United States, is estimated to have a net worth of $7 million in 2024. With a successful career spanning several decades, Saxon has left an indelible mark in the entertainment industry. From his memorable performances in iconic films like "Enter the Dragon" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street," to his directorial endeavors, Saxon has proven himself to be a versatile and talented artist. Having achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success, his substantial net worth only serves as a testament to his remarkable contributions to the world of film and television.

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Saxon, an Italian American, was born Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Anna (née Protettore) and Antonio Orrico, a dock worker. He attended New Utrecht High School, graduating in 1953. He then studied acting with famous acting coach Stella Adler. He started making films in the mid-1950s, playing teenage roles. According to Robert Hofler's 2005 biography The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson, agent Willson saw Saxon's picture on the cover of a detective magazine and immediately contacted the boy's family in Brooklyn. With parents' permission, the 17-year-old Orrico signed with Willson, and he was renamed John Saxon. He signed with Universal Studios in April 1954 at $150 a week. John Saxon is proficient in Judo and Shotokan Karate.


Saxon spent 18 months at Universal before they first used him in a film. His first significant role was a Juvenile delinquent in Running Wild (1955), co-starring Mamie Van Doren. He impressed with a role in The Unguarded Moment (Universal, 1956), playing a youth who seemingly stalks Esther Williams. In February 1956 Universal exercised their option on Saxon and he was paid $225 a week.


He had the lead in a low budget teen film, Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) which became an unexpected hit and Saxon was a teen idol. Saxon reprised his role in a sequel, Summer Love (1957). At his peak he was getting 3,000 fan letters a week.


Public response was enthusiastic enough for Universal to reunite Saxon and Dee in The Restless Years (1958), a teen melodrama.


Over at United Artists he was the lead in Cry Tough (1959), a film about Juvenile delinquents. He had a support role in a big budget Biblical drama about Simon Peter, The Big Fisherman (1959) for Director Frank Borzage.


Saxon worked with another top Director, John Huston, in the Western, The Unforgiven (1960), playing an Indian in support of Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn. Back at Universal, he remained in a supporting role, but it was a good one: Portrait in Black (1960), reunited with Dee, with Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn. He was essentially a Juvenile delinquent Cowboy in The Plunderers (1960), tormenting Jeff Chandler. He stayed in Westerns in Posse from Hell (1961) with Audie Murphy.


Saxon played a serial killer soldier War Hunt (1962), and had a small role in the comedy hit Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) then traveled to Italy to make Agostino (1962).


In 1963 Saxon co-starred with Letícia Román in Mario Bava's Italian giallo film The Girl Who Knew Too Much. He returned to Hollywood to appear in Otto Preminger's The Cardinal (1963) then was back to Europe for The Cavern (1964). The Ravagers (1965) was shot in the Philippines; Night Caller from Outer Space (1965) was a science fiction film shot in Britain.


The Doomsday FLIGHT (1966) was a made-for-TV movie. In an interview in 1966 he said "I never felt comfortable being a teenage dreamboat... I regard myself as a craftsman."


He portrayed Marco Polo in episode 26 of The Time Tunnel ("Attack of the Barbarians"), originally airing March 10, 1967, and was a guest star on Bonanza in 1967 ("The Conquistadores"). In episode 19, season 5 of The Virginian ("The Modoc Kid") Saxon appeared in the title role alongside a young up and coming actor, appearing in one of his first speaking roles, Harrison Ford. And in 1969 he appeared in ("My Friend, My Enemy").


Saxon has appeared in many Italian films, mainly in spaghetti western and police thriller genres. Titles from these genres include One Dollar Too Many (1968) and Napoli violenta (1976). He also was the second incarnation of Dylan Hunt from the Gene Roddenberry shows called Planet Earth and Strange New World.


He spent three years as Dr. Theodore Stuart on the series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969-1972).


He appeared in 1973's Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee's first starring role in a Hollywood feature. He was in action films: Mitchell (1974), The Swiss Conspiracy (1975), Strange Shadows in an Empty Room (1976), Napoli violenta (1976), Mark Strikes Again (1976), A Special Cop in Action (1976), Cross Shot (1976), The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977).


More recently, Saxon was a supporting player in horror films, such as Bob Clark's Black Christmas (1974) as the relatively smart leader of a bunch of dumb cops; in Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982) as the Writer hero's shifty agent; in Mitchell (1975) as the murderous union Lawyer and prostitute provider Walter Deaney; in Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) as Sador; in Cannibal Apocalypse (1980) where he played a Vietnam veteran tormented because his worthless pal bit him and years later, he is starting to get the urge to do the same; in Prisoners of the Lost Universe as an alternate-universe warlord, and in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as the heroine's (Nancy Thompson's) father. He reprised his role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) and Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) as he played himself in a dual role. He also made his directorial debut in 1987 with the horror film Zombie Death House, which starred Dennis Cole and Anthony Franciosa. He starred in Maximum Force (1992) as Captain Fuller and also appeared in From Dusk till Dawn (1996).


Raid on Entebbe (1977) was a prestige TV movie. Moonshine County Express was a big hit for Roger Corman's New World Pictures; Saxon made another for that company, The Bees (1978). He appeared in a Bollywood movie, Shalimar (1978) then it was back to exploitation: Fast Company (1979), The Glove (1979).


Saxon played Hunt Sears, head of a breakfast cereal conglomerate, opposite Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in the 1979, Oscar-nominated film The Electric Horseman.


He appeared in the 1982 TV movie Rooster, and appeared in the last week of the game show Whew! His extensive television credits include two years as Tony Cumson on Falcon Crest (1982, 1986-1988) as well as the recurring role of Rashid Ahmed on Dynasty (1982-1984). He appeared twice, in different roles, in The A-Team in 1983 and 1985. He played the role of Captain Radl in the two-part Wonder Woman episode "The Feminine Mystique" in 1976.


He was a special guest on the Creation Entertainment - Weekend of Horrors 2010 on 21 May in L.A.