Brad Dourif Net Worth

November 19, 2023
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Bradford Claude Dourif was born on 18 March 1950, in Huntington, West Virginia USA, to Joan Mavis Felton, an actress, and Jean Henri Dourif, an art collector and owner of a dye factory and of French descent. He is an actor, probably best known for his roles in the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, as well as for his voice role of Chucky in the “Child’s Play” franchise.

A noted actor, how rich is Brad Dourif? According to sources, Dourif’s wealth reaches $3 million, as of late 2016, acquired during his acting career which now spans more than 40 years.


Brad Dourif Net Worth $3 Million


Dourif’s father died when he was three years old, and he and his five siblings were raised by their mother who eventually remarried the famous golfer William C. Campbell. He attended the Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, and upon matriculating in 1968 he enrolled at Marshall University in Huntington, becoming involved in school stage productions. He also joined the community theater, performing with the Huntington Community Players. However, he eventually dropped out of Marshal and moved to New York City to study acting with the acclaimed drama teacher Sanford Meisner.

Dourif performed in a number of off-Broadway plays during the early ’70s. It was in one of these plays that he was discovered by Miloš Forman, who offered him a role in his adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in 1975. Dourif won rave reviews for his performance of Billy Bibbit, earning a Golden Globe Award and a British Academy Award, as well as an Academy Award nomination. His net worth started to rise. However, despite the film paving his way to stardom, Dournif returned to New York and began teaching acting and directing classes at Columbia University.

His portrayal of Billy served as an ideal showcase for his remarkable talent of playing such eccentric, idiosyncratic and disturbed characters, something which he couldn’t break away from for the remainder of his career. More such roles came in late ’70s and early ’80s films, including “Eyes of Laura Mars”, “Wise Blood”, “Ragtime” and “Istanbul”. His other notable roles of the ’80s were in “Dune”, “Red Velvet”, “Fatal Beauty” and “Mississippi Burning”. His net worth was rising steadily.

In 1988 he moved to Hollywood; the same year he provided his voice for the evil doll Chucky in the horror “Child’s Play”, the first in the popular franchise, and which he went on to in numerous sequels, which significantly improved his status as a Hollywood star, and considerably adding to his wealth.

Many opportunities came Dourif’s way during the ’90s. He landed roles in horrors such as “The Exorcist III” and “Death Machine”, while also appearing in films like “Chaindance”, “Hidden Agenda”, “London Kills Me” and “Body Parts”. All contributed to his net worth.

In the early 2000s, Dourif had numerous supporting parts in big-screen projects, most notable being that of Gríma Wormtongue in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which earned him an Online Film Critics Society Award and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In the years since, he has landed parts in numerous films, and is currently filming “Chucky 7”, announced to be released in 2017.

Aside from films, Dourif has also been active on television, having guest starred in a number of series such as “The Equalizer”, “Miami Vice”, “Murder: She Wrote”, “The X-Files” and “Tales of the Unexpected”. He had recurring roles in the series “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Ponderosa”, before being cast as a regular in the series “Deadwood”, playing Dr. Amos ‘Doc’ Cochran from 2004 to 2006, the role earning him a nomination for Emmy, Satellite and Screen Actors Guild Awards. He later appeared in the series “Law & Order”, “Psych”, “Once Upon a Time” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. All added to his net worth.

In his personal life, Dourif was married twice, firstly to Jonina Bernice with whom he had one child, while also adopting her child. In 1980 he married Janet Stephanie Charmatz and has a child with her too, but they also divorced.

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