Peter Fonda is a well-known actor from America and is best known as the part of the counterculture of the early 1960s. He has featured in many popular movies including Bounty Hunter, Second Skin, Ghost Rider, Harodim and many more. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Peter Fonda in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Peter Fonda was born on February 23, 1940, in New York to Henry Fonda and Frances Ford Seymour. He has an elder sister, Jane Fonda who is an actress and a maternal-sister whose name was Frances de Villers Brokaw (1931 to 2008). When he was ten years old, his mother committed suicide. The following year Fonda almost died when he accidentally shot himself.
Later, he moved to Nainital, India for a few months to recover. Fonda learned acting in his father hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the Fay School in Southborough in the year 1954. Later Fonda went to the University of Nebraska Omaha where he was the member of the Omaha Community Playhouse.
Peter Fonda married his first wife Susan Brewer in 1961. The couple divorced in the year 1974. The following year he married Portia Rebecca Crocket. After staying together for more than 40 years, they divorced in the year 2011. At the age of 71, he married his third wife Margaret ‘Parky’ DeVogelaere in 2011.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Peter Fonda started his professional acting career in the year 1963 when he featured in the film “Tammy and the Doctor”. He also did a supporting role in the movie “The Victors” for which he was nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe Award.
In 1966, Fonda played the role of the lead character in the movie “The Wild Angels”. In the same year, he was seen in many movies including Spirits of the Dead, The Trip, and others. Fonda became a household name when he played the role of “Wyatt” in the movie Easy Rider in 1969. He also produced and co-wrote the movie. Fonda was nominated for the Oscar Awards in the category of “Best Original Screenplay”.
In 1974, he featured in the movie “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry” which became a cult classic. Fonda has also directed several movies including Idaho Transfer, Open Season, Wanda Nevada, and others. For his work in the movie Ulee’s Gold (1977) he won a Golden Globe Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Southeastern Film Critics Association Award.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Peter Fonda has an estimated net worth of more than $44 million. This huge wealth is the result of his illustrious career as an actor. He has been a part of many commercially successful movies like The Hired Hand, Futureworld, Split Image, Certain Fury, Deadfall, Ulee’s Gold, Second Skin, Wild Hogs and many more. Fonda is also an author and has written his own biography “Don’t Tell Dad” which was released in the year 1998. He owns a luxury mansion in Paradise Valley, Montana.
Peter Fonda is considered one of the finest actors in the world. Through his work, he has been able to win the hearts of people all over the world.