Kevin Kline is a well-known actor and singer from America. He has won the prestigious Academy Award and is also the recipient of three Tony Awards. He was also inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in the year 2003. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Kevin Kline in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Kevin Kline was born on October 24, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri, the U.S. to his parents Robert Joseph Kline and Margaret Agnes Kirk.
His father was an amateur opera singer and owned the record store “The Record Bar” in St. Louis. Kline’s family also owned the department store chain “Kline’s Inc”.
He has three siblings including two brothers Christopher and Alexander and a sister Kate.
Kline attended Saint Louis Priory School and later went to the Indiana University, Bloomington where he graduated in the year 1970.
While he was in college, he founded an off-campus theatrical troupe which was known as “Vest Pocket Players”.
Kline started dating actress Phoebe Cates in 1985 and later married in the year 1989. Together they are the parents of two children, Greta and Owen.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1970, the Juilliard School offered Kline a scholarship to learn acting in the drama division of their school. Two years later, he along with his classmates formed the City Center Acting Company under the guidance of John Houseman.
Along with the company he performed plays and musicals all over the country.
Kline made his television debut in the soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” in the year 1976. He performed the role of Bruce Granit in the musical “On the Twentieth Century” which earned him his first Tony Award.
In 1981, along with Linda Ronstadt, Kline performed at the Shakespeare Festival’s Central Park in the comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance”.
In 1982, he starred in the movie “Sophie’s Choice” which earned him his first Acamedy Award.
Kline was also nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award in the same year.
He has also made several movies including Silverado; I Love You to Death, The Big Chill, French Kiss, Grand Canyon and others.
Kline was given the Best Supporting Actor Award in the 1989 Academy Awards for his role in the movie “A Fish Called Wanda”.
He has also won several awards in his illustrious career including the Drama Desk Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Gotham Award, Drama League Award and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Kevin Kline has an estimated net worth of more than $40 million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as an actor.
He has been a part of many commercially successful movies including The Pirates of Penzance, Violets Are Blue, The January Man, Consenting Adults, The Ice Storm, Wild Wild West and many more.
In 2004, Kline received a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” for his contribution to the television and movie industry.
Kevin Kline is considered one of the best on-stage actors in the world. In 2006, the Professional Theatre Awards Council (PTAC) started the “Kevin Kline Awards” in honour of him to recognize outstanding achievement in professional theatre.