Thanks to his many successful years as an actor, Alan Alda is now a wealthy man. According to reports, the man famous for his portrayal of Capt. Benjamin Franklin ‘Hawkeye’ Pierce on ‘M*A*S*H‘ is a multimillionaire several times over.
So, just how much is Alda worth? According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, the actor’s wealth is approximately $40 million. The website reports that he accumulated his wealth thanks to his work as an actor, writer, and director during his decades-long career.
Alda’s acting career has played out on more than just television. He has also appeared in movies and on the stage.
Alan Alda also has credits as a voice actor. And, he is the author of a few books. His books included comedic titles such as “Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned” and “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating,” and “Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself.”
It was also during his pre-‘M*A*S*H’ years that Alan Alda met and married his wife, Arlene Weiss. According to the website, they married one year after he graduated from college. He reportedly studied English at Fordham University. And, in what had to be helpful for his role on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Alda served in the U.S. Army.
Like many other actors, Alan Alda’s acting career started with roles in the theater. And, Alda made it all the way to the Broadway stage. There, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he was recognized with a Tony Award nomination for best actor for his work on the New York stage.
M*A*S*H Actor Alan Alda’s Career Took Him From Stage to Screen to Millionaire
Roles in movies then came next before Alan Alda began his tenure on ‘M*A*S*H.’ According to the website, he appeared in such films as “The Mephisto Waltz,” “Paper Lion,” and “What’s My Line” during this time period of his career.
According to IMDb.com, Alda began performing on ‘M*A*S*H’ in 1972. The show was a huge hit. Its run on television continued until 1983. The show remains popular even now.
After his acclaimed time on ‘M*A*S*H’ came to an end, Alan Alda went back to the stage and to movies. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his credits during his post-‘M*A*S*H’ career included ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery,’ ‘Flirting with Disaster,’ ‘Canadian Bacon,’ ‘Tower Heist,’ ‘The Aviator,’ ‘What Women Want,’ and ‘The West Wing.’
According to IMDb.com, he was nominated for an Academy Award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for ‘The Aviator.’ Alda also spent more than a decade hosting ‘Scientific American Frontiers.’
In addition to his acting career, Alan Alda is also known as a proud advocate for women’s rights. In fact, he once told Barbara Walters that he would leave his acting career behind in order to work full time on the Equal Rights Amendment.
“As long as women are not included in the Constitution, it’s a Constitution for men,” Alda said to Walters in 1978. “Certainly, many benefits flow to women too. But, women are excluded from the Constitution as long as we don’t have the Equal Rights Amendment. And, women are a majority of the country to 53 percent. How can they be excluded? What kind of a craziness is this? It doesn’t conform to our notion of what American is. It’s not fair.”