Eugene Levy is a famous Canadian actor, comedian, director, producer, writer and musician. Eugene is most renowned for enacting in the movies ‘American Pie’. Continue reading to find the net worth of Eugene Levy as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Eugene Levy was born on 17th December 1946 in Hamilton city, Ontario, Canada, to Jewish family from Russia. His mother was a housewife and his father was an employee of an automobile firm. Eugene Levy and his brother Fred Levy grew up in Ontario. Fred Levy is well-known as an executive producer of comedy series ‘Schitt’s Creek’ also created by Eugene.
After competing his schooling from the Westdale Secondary School, Eugene Levy studied at McMaster University. There, Eugene Levy served as the Vice-President of the McMaster Film Board, a student film group. While in college, Eugene Levy met Ivan Reitman, the future filmmaker.
Since 1977, Eugene and Deborah Divine (writer) have been married. They have two children named Dan and Sarah. Dan is an actor, writer and producer and Sarah is an actor; both are in the entertainment industry. Currently, Eugene is a resident of Los Angeles, California, the US.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Eugene Levy joined the Second City Television and The Second City, Toronto. Initially, Eugene Levy enacted in comedy ‘Foxy Lady’ and then in comedy horror movie ‘Cannibal Girls’. Following, he got prominent roles in sketch comedy shows ‘SCTV’ and ‘SCTV Network’.
Eugene Levy is most renowned for enacting as Noah Levenstein in the franchise ‘American Pie’ where he was the only actor who enacted in all eight serials of the same movie. He enacted as brain-damaged folk singer in the movie ‘A Mighty Wind’. Eugene won Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor and honoured by New York Film Critics Appreciation for the Best Supporting Actor.
Eugene Levy teamed with Christopher Guest, the actor-director to enact and co-write four of his movies starting with 1997s ‘Waiting for Guffman’. Eugene Levy created the television series called ‘Maniac Mansion’. In 2018, Eugene Levy along with his son Dan Levy created the most fruitful sitcom called ‘Schitt’s Creek’.
Eugene Levy has won 70 awards/nominations. Eugene won 1 Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for ‘A Mighty Wind’; 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in Variety or Music Program for ‘SCTV Network 90’; 3 Canadian Comedy Awards and received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame; Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (2018).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Eugene Levy is around $22 million. Most of his wealth he earns from his profession as actor, comedian, screen-writer, director and producer. Eugene earned annual salary of $1 million for enacting in ‘American Pie’. The movie earned $1 billion from box-office worldwide.
In 2017, ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers as Dr. Glatt’ fetched Eugene $104,760 from video sale and $73,370 from global box-office sale. In 2016, ‘Finding Dory as the voice of Charlie’ fetched Eugene $93,160,000 from video sale and $1,030,000,000 from global box-office sale.
Eugene Levy enacted in movies including ‘Club Paradise’, ‘Multiplicity’, ‘Splash’ and ‘Stay Tuned’. Other movies he enacted include ‘Bringing Down the House’, ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2’, ‘Goon’, ‘Like Mike’, ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’ and ‘She’s Funny That Way’. Eugene Levy is actively involved in advocating autism awareness and treatment.