Vincent Van Patten aka Vince Van Patten is an American actor and a professional tennis player who later became a poker player and a World Poker Tour commentator. He is the youngest son of actor Dick Van Patten and started to appear in several movies and television shows during the early 70s as a child actor. He later became a professional tennis player and had played in some big tournaments such as the Wimbledon and the US Open. Let us take a quick glance at the career and net worth of Vince Van Patten in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Vincent Van Patten was born on October 17th in the year 1957, in Bellerose, New York, the United States to actor Dick Van Patten and Pat. He started to appear in several commercials when he was 9, and his family moved to Los Angeles when his father was cast in the series Arnie. He is a nephew of actress Joyce Van Patten and actor Timothy Van Patten, and actress Talia Balsam is his cousin.
He married actress Betsy Russell in 1989 and had two sons with her namely Richard and Vince Van Patten. The couple divorced in 2001 and in 2003 he married actress Eileen Davidson. The couple has since been together and is blessed with a daughter named Jesse Thomas Van Patten.
Career, Awards & Nominations
As a child actor Van Patten has appeared in some of the most famous TV series in the 1970s such as Medical Centre, Bonanza, The High Chaparral, Adam-12, and Wonder Woman. He also appeared in movies Chino and Charley and the Angel and was cast in CBS’ Apple’s Way when he was 16.
He played John Karras in Three for the Road in 1975, and in 1978 he co-starred in The Bionic Boy. His first starring role came through the 1987 film Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and went on to star in movies such as Hell Night, Gidget’s Summer Reunion, and Camp Fear. He also wrote, produced and starred in the 1995 film The Break.
As a Tennis professional he won the ATP Rookie of the Year Award in 1979 and in 1981 he defeated John McEnroe in Tokyo which is considered as the highlight of his career. He has competed in major tournaments such as Wimbledon, French Open, and the US Open and his highest career ranking was No.26 in February 1982. He later became interested in poker and now serves as a commentator on World Poker Tour.
Net Worth & Earnings
His careers as an actor, a tennis player, and a poker player and commentator have earned him quite enough wealth. The overall prize money he managed to win through his tennis career is reported to be $433,522, and his winnings in poker are said to be around $30,000. His net worth is $3 million.
Vincent Van Patten is a multi-faceted guy who has excelled to an extent in all of the fields he has stepped into. He is the only man who has received applause on a tennis field, poker arena, and a theatre.