Sam Elliott Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Awards

Sam Elliott Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Awards.

Sam Elliott Net Worth 2020Sam Elliott is an American movie actor best known for his thick mustache, deep and resonant voice as well as for his frequent appearances in western films as cowboys and ranchers.Sam Elliott Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Awards

Sam Elliott Net Worth

As of 2020, Sam Elliott has an estimated net worth of more than $12 million. This fortune comes from his career as a successful actor. He has appeared in many films and television series since the late 1960s.

He has also ventured into voice acting. In 2018, he will be seen in the films ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot.’ Elliott is also a producer and is currently appearing in the television series ‘The Ranch’ as Beau Bennett.

Sam Elliott is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He will be next lending his voice as Ward Hill Lamon in the film ‘The Gettysburg Address.’

Sam Elliott has starred in many films and has also successfully appeared in TV films. The actor found considerable success after developing his career as a character actor. His breakthrough came by appearing in the film ‘Mask.’


Sam Elliott was born on August 9, 1944, in Sacramento, California, the USA as Samuel Pack Elliott to a mother who was a physical training instructor and a father who worked for the Department of the Interior.

He migrated along with his family to Portland, Oregon during his teenage years.

He went to the David Douglas High School in Portland. After graduation he enrolled at the Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, from where he completed a two-year program.

He studied acting in Los Angeles and worked part-time in construction in order to pay his bills. He also served in the California Army National Guard for a short while.

Body stats




6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


88 kg or 194 lbs


  • He started out on his career as a stage actor before moving on to films. His role as a ‘Card Player’ in the movie ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ in 1969 was one of his initial film roles.
  • Good-looking and talented, he was able to get several film offers in the 1970s. He played Richie Robinson in the 1970 movie ‘The Games’ which was a story concerning four marathon competitors at a fictitious Olympic Games in Rome. ‘Frogs’ (1972) and ‘Molly and Lawless John’ (1972) were some of the other movies he appeared in during the early 1970s.
  • He also ventured into television in the late 1960s and appeared in shows like ‘Felony Squad’ (1969), ‘Land of the Giants’ (1969), and ‘Judd, for the Defense’ (1969). In 1970 he acted in the made-for-television movie ‘The Challenge’ playing the role of Bryant.
  • After playing a series of minor roles in television, he finally got his first substantial role when he was chosen to play Dr. Douglas Robert in the television series, ‘Mission Impossible’ (1970-71) which chronicled the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).
  • He remained active in both films and television throughout the 1970s. The year 1974 was especially a very productive one for him as he appeared in several television series such as ‘Doc Elliot’, ‘Hawaii Five-O’, ‘The Manhunter’, and ‘The Streets of San Francisco’.
  • The 1980s proved to be even more successful for the talented actor. He played a wife killer in the miniseries ‘Murder in Texas’ (1981) and ‘A Death in California’ (1985). His other television roles were in ‘The Yellow Rose’ (1983) where he acted in 22 episodes and the television movie, ‘Gone to Texas’ (1986).
  • In 1995, he played Wild Bill Hickok in the television film ‘Buffalo Girls’ which was adapted from the 1990 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. His portrayal of the legendary folk hero was much appreciated by the audiences.
  • In the 2003 movie, ‘Hulk’, Sam Elliott played the super-villain General Thunderbolt Ross, a United States military officer and the main antagonist in the film. The movie was based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name.
  • His role of Maynard Finch in the comedy-drama ‘Up in the Air’ in 2009 also earned him praise from the audiences and critics. The next year, he voiced the character of Chupadogra in the movie ‘Marmaduke’.
  • Sam Elliott is now over 70, but he is still very much active as an actor. He played the charming romantic interest of an elderly lady in the 2015 film, ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’, which is one of his recent projects.


He was nominated for Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Movie and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – TV Film for his role as Wild Bill Hickok in the television movie ‘Buffalo Girls’ in 1995.

The Sam Elliott starrer movie ‘Up in the Air’ (2009) was nominated for the Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble and the WAFCA Award for Best Ensemble.