Dennis Haysbert is a well celebrated American actor. He is popularly known for his appearances in commercials for Allstate Insurance. Haysbert has also had major roles in the film industry in television series like 24. Being present in the entertainment industry since 1978, Haysbert has built a fortune for himself. This piece takes a look at the net worth of Dennis Haysbert in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Dennis Dexter Haysbert was born on June 2, 1954, in San Mateo, California to parents Gladys and Charles Whitney Haysbert Sr. His mother was a homemaker, and house cleaner and his father was a deputy sheriff as well as an airline security guard. Haysbert is the eighth of nine children, having two sisters and six brothers. He was raised Baptist. Both his parents are from Louisiana.
Haysbert attended San Mateo High School and graduated in 1972. He was offered athletic scholarships after high school due to his height but turned them down. Haysbert studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Dennis Haysbert has been married twice. His first marriage was to Elena Simms. After dating for a while, Haysbert and Simms tied the knot on April 13, 1980. The union did not survive and the couple divorced on August 17, 1984. He then married Lynn Griffith in 1989. After over ten years of marriage, the pair divorced in 2001. They have two children together, Charles and Katherine Haysbert.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Dennis Haysbert began acting in film and television in 1978, starting with a guest role in The White Shadow. He had many other guest roles which he starred in including Lou Grant, Growing Pains, The A-Team, The Incredible Hunk, among others. Haysbert had a featured role in Return to Lonesome Dave in 1993. He was also cast in New and Again in 1992, having a starring role.
Haysbert’s big break came in 2001 when he was cast in 24 as U.S. Senator David Palmer. He was in the television series during the second and third seasons. He was also featured as a guest star. His role in 24 earned him a Golden Globe and Golden Satellite Award nominations in the 2002 awards. Dennis continued to appear in television shows including Incorporated in 2016. Haysbert has also contributed to film, appearing in several movies like Major League, Mr.Baseball, Love Field, and Far From Heaven.
He is the official spokesman of Allstate Insurance Company. He has done the majority of the company’s commercials. Haysbert was also featured in national television ads in 2008 to raise public awareness about lending discrimination.
Net Worth & Earnings
Dennis Haysbert has a net worth of about $15 million. The talented African-American actor has made the majority of his earnings through his acting career, appearing in many high-profile films. Haysbert has also earned from being the spokesman for Allstate Insurance and from appearing in several of the company’s commercials.
At the age of 64, Dennis Haysbert has built quite an excellent reputation for himself in the film industry. His talents are portrayed through his work. His contribution to the film industry is highly accredited, and he lives on to be an iconic actor and role model.