How Rich Was Late American Actor Of Bill Paxton?

American late actor and director, Bill Paxton is best known for playing the role of former NASA astronaut, Fred Haise in the space docudrama movie Apollo 13. Similarly, he is famous for his other popular role Bill Henrickson on the TV series Big Love (2006-2011).

The actor is also known for his various portrayals in The Terminator, Weird Science, Predator 2, Twister, Hatfield & McCoys, and The Circle. At the time of his death, Bill Paxton was worth $40 million in 2017.

Acting Journey Till Last Film “The Circle”

Bill Paxton started his acting career playing an uncredited role John in the action-comedy film Crazy Mama in 1975. After that in 1981, he worked in the film, Stripes where he played a minor role.

Then, the versatile personality Paxton acted in movies Taking Tiger Mountain, Deadly Lessons, The Lords of Discipline, The Terminator, The Atlanta Child Murders, Weird Science, and Aliens.

Similarly, 6 feet tall Bill actor played Jim Reston in the 1990 film Brain Dead along with Bill Pullman, Bud Cort, and George Kennedy. The same year, he other movies The Last of the Finest, Navy SEALs, and Predator 2.

Actor Bill Paxton in the film, Titanic
Actor Bill Paxton in the film, Titanic

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Furthermore, Crazy Mama actor’s notable acting credit include The Vagrant, One False Move, Commando, Near Dark, Tombstone, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, Mighty Joe Young, U-571, Vertical Limit, Frailty, Thunderbirds, Edge of Tomorrow, and Nightcrawler. Also, he portrayed the Brock Lovett in an epic romance and disaster movie Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, and David Warner.

On the other hand, Bill’s is also a part of TV series: Deadly Lesson, Miami Vice, The Hitchhiker, A Bright Shining Lie, Frasier, Big Love, Hatfields & McCoys, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Gamechangers, and Training Day.

The late actor’s recent last starred in the 2017 techno-thriller movie The Circle with Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, and Glenne Headly.

Where Did Bill Paxton Live?

Titanic star Bill had a house located in Ojai, California, the United States. In 1991, he bought 3,683 sq ft mansion featuring 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms for $663,000.


Bill Paxton was born William Paxton on May 17, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States. His father, John Paxton was an actor and his mother was Mary Lou Paxton.

Weird Science actor had two siblings: a brother, Bob Paxton, and the sister, Ann Paxton-Otten.

Talking about Bill’s education, he attended New York University and Richmond, The American International University. Likewise, he also went to Arlington Heights High School and Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Relationship History

At the time of Bill Paxton was married to actress Louise Newbury. The couple exchanged wedding rings on May 12, 1987.

Bill Paxton and his wife Louise Newbury
Bill Paxton and his wife Louise Newbury

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The duo shares two children, Lydia Paxton and James Paxton. Later, the pair separated on February 25, 2017 due to his death.

Prior to Louise, Pacton walked down the aisle with Kelly Lynn Rowan on October 2, 1979. The couple divorced on July 22, 1980.

Cause of Death

At the age of 61, Bill Paxton died due to complications following heart surgery on February 25, 2017.

During an interview in February 2017, Bill said he had a damaged heart valve that resulted in a rheumatic fever since his youth. After that, he did open heart surgery for repairing his heart valve.

Big Love actor Bill Paxton died at 61
Big Love actor Bill Paxton died at 61

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Unfortunately, after 11 days, she left the world and was cremated in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park of Hollywood Hills.