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Ben Powers Net Worth

Ben Powers Net Worth is
$1.5 Million

Ben Powers Biography

Alton Adelbert Powerswas born on the 5th July 1950 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, and died on the 6th April 2015 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for his role of Keith Anderson in the final season of the “Good Times” TV Show (1978-1979), and his part in the cast of the “Laugh-In”, the TV comedy show during the 1970’s. He was active from 1975 to 1985, and ten years of professional career helped him increasing his net worth.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ben Powers was? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Powers’ net worth was as high as $1.5 million. In addition to appearing in TV shows from the mid-70’s to the mid-80’s, Powers also had several roles in films. The movie appearances significantly added to his net worth.

Ben Powers Net Worth $1.5 Million

Ben Powers was raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He went to the Rhode Island School of Design and got his first opportunity as an actor in the 70’s thanks to Adrian Hall, a director at Trinity Repertory Theater in Providence. Along with stage acting, Powers was a part-time singer, songwriter, and a stand-up comedian. A Hollywood agent discovered him while working in Providence, and gave him the chance to flourish in the Playboy clubs in Las Vegas, Boston, and New York.

Powers’ debut on TV came in 1975 when he appeared in an episode of “Great Performances”. Two years later, he had a role in another TV series called “Laugh-In”. However, his most notable work was as a regular in “Good Times” (1978-1979), appeared in 23 episodes during the final year of the show. In 1980, Powers was cast in the role as Welfare Black in “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie”, which was his debut in big screen films.

Soon after, several other TV series followed, including “Gimme a Break!” (1982), “Flamingo Road” (1982), “The Greatest American Hero” (1982), and “Laverne & Shirley” (1982-1983). In the meantime, Ben also had parts in two movies: “Things Are Tough All Over” (1982), another script written by Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin, and Don Taylor’s “Drop-Out Father” (1982). These movies additionally increased his wealth.

In the final years of his life, Powers had a role in “The Man Who Loved Women” (1983), starring Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, and Kim Basinger. The Jack Bender’s drama “Shattered Vows” was Powers’ final movie in 1984. The character called Moochie was his last, as a part of the series “The New Mike Hammer” (1984-1985) starring with Stacey Keach – his net worth continued to grow.
Regarding his personal life, Ben Powers was married to Julia Harper from 1984-2012, and they had four daughters. Ben was diagnosed with a liver cancer a few years ago. He died on April 6, 2015, at the age of 64.

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Quick Facts

Full NameBen Powers
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 13, 1949, Yonkers, New York, United States
DiedApril 6, 2015, New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Place Of BirthYonkers
ProfessionActor
EducationRhode Island School of Design
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJulia Harper (1984-2012)
ChildrenRaleah Cameron Powers, Maleah Cameron Powers, Simone Emerson Powers, Augusta Valeria Powers
SiblingsYvonne Brown, Maya Breuer, Sherry Lynn Powers, Arnold Salzman
NicknamesAlton "Ben" Powers , Alton Powers
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Powers
Movies“Things Are Tough All Over” (1982), “Drop-Out Father” (1982)
TV Shows“Laugh-In”, “Great Performances” (1975),“Laugh-In” (1977), “Good Times” (1978-1979), “Gimme a Break!” (1982), “Flamingo Road” (1982), “The Greatest American Hero” (1982), “Laverne & Shirley” (1982-1983), “The New Mike Hammer” (1984-1985)


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Mike Hammer1984-1985TV SeriesMoochie
Uncensored1984VideoSkit characters
Shattered Vows1984TV MovieTod
The Man Who Loved Women1983Al
Laverne & Shirley1982-1983TV SeriesRick West / Aaron
The Greatest American Hero1982TV SeriesIvan
The New Odd Couple1982TV Series
Drop-Out Father1982TV MovieBen Brown
Flamingo Road1982TV Series
Things Are Tough All Over1982The Pimp
Gimme a Break!1982TV SeriesTony
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie1980Welfare Black
Good Times1978-1979TV SeriesKeith Anderson
Laugh-In1977TV Series
Great Performances1975TV SeriesJohn

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Great American Laugh-Off1977TV MovieHimself
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