The two-time Emmy Award nominee, Michael York, is an English actor and voice actor who has earned credits in more than 70 movies and has been active in theater throughout his career span.
The 77-year-old actor has had major roles in movies such as Romeo and Juliet (1968), Cabaret (1973), Logan’s Run (1976), and Austin Powers film series. Queen Elizabeth II awarded the actor the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1996 on her birthday honor’s list.
Net Worth Of Michael York In 2020
Michael York has actively been a participant in movies, plays, and television since his debut in 1964. The adept actor who has been absent from the screen and stage for quite a few years has reserved a fortune of $12 million. The actor has been inactive since 2014 due to his battle with Amyloidosis.
Sources Of Income
It is obvious that the veteran actor never had to worry about job security after a quick glance at his resume. The 77-year-old thespian kept himself busy for almost half a decade with regular appearances in movies and TV shows while still committing to the theatre.
York, whose first credited debut came in the 1964 TV series Arrest and Trial in onesie role had to stay idle without a screen role, struggling to find another gig in Hollywood. However, he joined the National Theatre to keep himself involved in acting.
In 1967, lady luck finally smiled upon York, as he went on a spree of acting gigs in both movies and TV shows. He appeared on five movies, The Taming of the Shrew, Accident, Red, and Blue, Smashing Time and Confessions of Loving Couples, and three appearances on the telly in episodes of Death Valley Days, The Foryte Saga, and The Wednesday Play in the year alone.
Subsequently, in 1968, he appeared as Tybalt in the 1968 movie Romeo and Juliet. The praises he received for his performance in the movie boosted him to getting lead roles in movies. He starred in the 1969 movie The Guru and portrayed a bisexual in the 1970 movie Something for Everyone alongside Angela Lansbury.
Establishing himself as a leading actor in movies, York appeared in successful movies such as Cabaret, Conduct Unbecoming, The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, Jesus of Nazareth, Austin Powers, and Logan’s Run.
Besides his work in movies, he kept making appearing in TV shows as both guest actors and recurring characters. His most significant TV performances include series such as Knots Landing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls, and How I Met Your Mother.
Michael York has also provided voices to a character in animated movies, series, and video games. He provided the voice of the narrator in the 2014 movie Sleeping Beauty and the voice of Optimus Prime in the 2009 movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
The box office collection of some of his famous movies are:
|Romeo and Juliet (1968)||$38.9 million|
|Cabaret (1972)||$42.8 million|
|The Three Musketeers (1973)||$10.1 million|
|Logan’s Run (1976)||$25 million|
Michael York owns a house in West Hollywood, California, in a three-bedroom and four-bathroom house with his wife, Patricia McCallum. The house is built over the area of 4,235 sq. Ft. is estimated to be worth around $1 million. According to the public records, the residence was built in 1948.
Battle With Amyloidosis
The actor was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal disease called amyloidosis. He was initially concerned after his skin turned purplish in 2009. After more than three years, the doctors diagnosed York with bone cancer, which later actually turned out to be amyloidosis.
The disease is caused due to abnormal production of proteins that are insoluble that can lead to shutting down vital organs. Later, the performer went through a stem cell transplant in 2012.
Personal Life And Relationship
Michael York, OBE, born as Michael Hugh Johnson, was born on 27 March 1942 to Florence Edith May Chown and Joseph Gwynne Johnson in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England. His mother was a musician, and his father was retired military personnel later turned into a businessman. York was raised with an older sister and two younger twin sisters.
York studied in Bromley Grammar School and later went to study at University College in Oxford.
He met his wife Patricia McCallum in 1967 when she was assigned to photograph him. The couple dated for a year before tying the knot on 27th March 1968. His stepson Rick McCallum is a well-recognized producer in Hollywood, having produced The Young Indian a Jones Chronicles and the Star Wars Trilogy.