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Christopher Atkins Net Worth

Christopher Atkins Net Worth is
$500,000

Christopher Atkins Biography

Christopher Atkins Bomann was born on 21 February 1961, in Rye, New York State USA, to parents of German descent. Christopher is an actor, best known for his debut role in “The Blue Lagoon”. The film helped him become famous despite not having any prior experience in acting. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Christopher Atkins? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through a career in acting. He appeared in numerous films throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, and was also featured in many magazines, and all of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Christopher Atkins Net Worth $500,000

While in high school, Atkins was a sailing instructor and lifeguard. He had no interest or experience in acting prior to his role in “The Blue Lagoon”, but happened to know an agent who persuaded him to audition, and he won despite competing against 2,000 other hopefuls. He starred in the film alongside Brooke Shields who in the movie played his cousin, the two being marooned as children in a tropical paradise and eventually falling in love. It became a box office hit, and led to more opportunities for Christopher. It also gave him a significant boost in net worth.

Atkins then starred in “The Pirate Movie” alongside Kristy McNichol, in which he had to sing “How Can I Live Without Her”, which surprisingly reached the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. The following year, he was cast in “A Night in Heaven”, playing the overconfident Rick Monroe. He also had a one season recurring role in “Dallas” as Peter Richards, a swimming instructor, a character who had an affair with Sue Ellen Ewing. During the peak of his popularity, Atkins was invited to become part of numerous commercials including for Adidas and Coke, and he was also featured on the cover of numerous teen magazines.

Throughout the 1990s up to the 2000s, he began appearing in numerous television movies; some of the projects he was a part of include “Tequila Express”, “Fatal Charms”, “True Legends of the West”, and “Angel Flight Dawn”. He also had comic roles in “Shoot” and “Mortuary Academy”, before reuniting with Brooke Shields in the series “Suddenly Susan”, in which he played a fellow journalist. All these boosted his net worth.

In 2007, Christopher starred in the movie “100 Million BC” which went straight to DVD. He also appeared in the reality show “Confessions of a Teen Idol”, which also featured numerous other former teen idols.

Giving up on acting, Atkins then went on to focus on business, among other interests patenting a fishing lure. He then opened his own outdoor sports company which continued to help increase his net worth.

For his work in “The Blue Lagoon”, he earned a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He was also nominated for Best Young Actor in the Young Artist Awards. VH1 ranks him as one of the 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

For his personal life, it is known that Christopher was married to Australian Lynne Barron Weber from 1985 to 2007; they have two children.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameChristopher Atkins
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthFebruary 21, 1961
Place Of BirthRye, New York State USA
Height5' 10½" (1.79 m)
ProfessionActor
EducationDenison University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLyn Barron (m. 1985–2007)
ChildrenBrittney Bomann, Grant Bomann
ParentsBitsy Nebauer, Donald Bomann
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realchrisatkins
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Atkins
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor
MoviesThe Blue Lagoon, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, A Night in Heaven, The Pirate Movie, Shakma, 100 Million BC, Caved In: Prehistoric Terror, Fatal Charm, A Horse for Summer, Exchange Lifeguards, Listen to Me, Beaks: The Movie, Dracula Rising, Child Bride of Short Creek, Project Shadowchaser III, Guns of Honor, Mortuary Academy, The Little Unicorn, Lima: Breaking the Silence, 13th Child, Serpent Rising, Swan Lake, Waiting in the Wings: The Musical, Exodus Fall, The Librarians, Secret Weapons, Fairy King of Ar, Quigley, Crazy Kind of Love, Title to Murder, Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords, Civility, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Blind Ambition, Die Watching, Payback, Defrost, Wet and Wild Summer!, Smoke N Lightning, Signal One, Spiritual Warriors, Mother Goose Parade, Red Shoe Diaries: Four on the Floor, Health Quiz: Vol. 3, The Stoneman, Stage Ghost, Stained Glass Windows, Under the Gun, Love Don't Come Easy
TV ShowsConfessions of a Teen Idol, Rock 'N' Roll Summer Action


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His Girlfriend Sandra Ankarbjörk lives in the small town Skövde, Sweden.
2Very good friends with Brooke Shields.
3Always takes time for autographs and photographs.
4Never turns down charity fundraisers.
5Ranked #76 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
6Parents are Donald Bomann and Bitsy Nebauer.
7His father is a real estate agency owner and business executive, and his mother is a science teacher.
8Best known by the public for his debut role as Richard Lestrange alongside Brooke Shields in the remake The Blue Lagoon (1980).
9Did not have any interest in acting until a friend of his pressured him to go down to the audition and was chosen out of 4,000 for the role of Richard Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon (1980).
10Has his own sporting goods company, Rocky River Outdoor Products.
11Hit #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1982 with the song "How Can I Live Without Her", which appeared in the film The Pirate Movie (1982).
12Was teaching sailing in Rye, New York when he landed his first role as Richard Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon (1980).
13Has two children, Grant Bomann and Brittney Bomann, she has appeared in five films.
14Owns his own outdoor sports company and has patented his own fishing lure.


Quotes

#Quote
1Well, sometimes when you say you want to be like everybody else, you're really saying that you're not.
2Usually I get recognized for The Blue Lagoon or Dallas.
3They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over.
4There are times when directors just don't know what they're doing.
5I had a lot of coaching for the movie and no, I have never sung professionally before.
6I think the United States is way behind the times.
7As much as I didn't want to change, lifestyles do change.
8Who cares who comes out of the closet or not, so long as you're happy?
9The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!
10I figured that, if you do a vampire movie in Hollywood, you've made it.
11Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island.
12Hollywood wants press, any kind of press.
13I thought that would be kind of cool, to make a bad guy look sympathetic.
14Brooke might tell a different story, but I've always loved the water.
15I'm really a romantic at heart.
16Larry Hagman was a huge star, and he was carrying my stuff for me.
17One of my favorite stories is my first kissing scene with Linda Gray.
18You know, I never expected to enter the movie business.
19Let me tell you something: if you're on an island for three and a half months and you're four and a half hours by boat from the nearest store, and there's nobody but 30 crew members on the island, I guarantee that you'd be running around without your clothes on.
20We also shot at a location that was an Aboriginal sacred ground for the shots coming up the cliff.
21I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism.
22I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me.
23I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace.
24I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It's like something else has other plans for me.
25It's only in the United States that they make a big deal about nudity.
26I'm a very big believer in fate.
27I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
28I always wondered if I was supposed to be excellent at something or not. I think, because of that, I have a lot of insecurities about myself.
29Everybody wants to be like everybody else.
30I couldn't go anywhere. I had my hair pulled and my clothes ripped off of me several times. To this day, people still recognize me. I'm still fighting the image I have from The Blue Lagoon (1980).
31I'm trying to peek my head back into pictures.
32I really did drop out to become a dad. It's so much fun having the little knuckleheads around.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Honorable Mention AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USABest Actor- FeatureThe Sparrows: Nesting (2015)
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorListen to Me (1989)
1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorA Night in Heaven (1983)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Actor of the Decade

For The Blue Lagoon

1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New Star of the Decade

For The Blue Lagoon

1983Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorThe Pirate Movie (1982)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USANew Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - MaleThe Blue Lagoon (1980)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor - Major Motion PictureThe Blue Lagoon (1980)
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorThe Blue Lagoon (1980)
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThe Blue Lagoon (1980)Brooke Shields

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inquisitor2017post-productionRichard Davenport
Lake of Fire2017post-productionHenry Wayne
Prism2017/Ipre-productionShane Dover
Defrost: The Virtual Series2016TV Movie post-productionGeorge Michael Garrison
The Unlikely's2016completedDaniel Jacobsen
AttractionfilmingEdward
Faminepre-productionMicheal Collins
The Curse of the GorgonfilmingBates
The Eleventh2016TV Series shortNeil
Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords2015Garrik Grayraven
Kids vs Monsters2015Charles
The Sparrows: Nesting2015Mike Sparrow
A Horse for Summer2015Pastor Bob
A Tennis Shoe in the Street2015Lucky / Brandon
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014TV SeriesJimmy Turelli
Guardian Angel2014/IJohn Robertson
The Sparrows2014TV SeriesMike Sparrow
Waiting in the Wings: The Musical2014Priest
Amy2013/IIChris
Crazy Kind of Love2013Mr. Jeffries
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening2012TV MovieMr. Christiansen
Harley's Hill2011VideoMr. Miller
Hidden2011/IDian's Husband
Assassins' Code2011Daniel Dodd
Exodus Fall2011Wayne Minor
Family 2.02011ShortMichael
Sedona2011Pierce
Stained Glass Windows2010Detective Marshall
Melissa2010/IShortEllis
Forget Me Not2009/IIMr. Channing
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves2008Jacob
100 Million BC2008VideoErik Reno
Blind Ambition2008Wild bill
Spiritual Warriors2007King of Sparta
Payback2007/IISean Walker
Caved In2006TV MovieJohn Palmer
True Legends of the West2003Theodore Sutherland
The Librarians2003Ringo
Quigley2003Woodward Channing
Tequila Express2002David Manning
The Color of Water2002Clay
The Stoneman2002Kip Hollings
Under the Gun2002Bill
The Little Unicorn2002PC Sid Edwards
13th Child2002Ron
Dark Realm2001TV SeriesJack Anderson
Title to Murder2001Paul Shaughnessy
Stageghost2000Matthew Bronson
Civility2000Alfred Russo
Deadly Delusions1999Sam Gitlin
Lima: Breaking the Silence1999Jeff
Suddenly Susan1999TV SeriesTony
Mutual Needs1997Andrew
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor1996Video segment "Four on the Floor"
Silk Stalkings1996TV SeriesChance Reynolds
Angel Flight Down1996TV MovieJack Bahr
Dead Man's Island1996TV MovieRoger Prescott
It's My Party1996Jack Allen
Smoke n Lightnin1995Lightnin
Project Shadowchaser III1995VideoSnake
Bullet Down Under1994Martin Bullet
Guns of Honor1994TV MovieDusty Fog
Trigger Fast1994Dusty Fog
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country1994TV MovieJohnny Bruce
Red Shoe Diaries1994TV Series
King's Ransom1993VideoSpence
Outrage1993Spence
Die Watching1993Michael Terrence
Dracula Rising1993Vlad
Wet and Wild Summer!1992Bobby McCain
Extralarge: Miami Killer1991TV MovieBlake
Shakma1990Sam
Fatal Charm1990VideoAdam Brenner
Listen to Me1989Bruce Arlington
Mortuary Academy1988Max Grimm
Night Rose: Akhbar's Daughter1987TV MovieBitterman
Beaks: The Movie1986Peter
Hotel1985TV SeriesJason Fielding
Secret Weapons1985TV MovieAllen Collier
Dallas1983-1984TV SeriesPeter Richards
A Night in Heaven1983Rick Monroe
The Pirate Movie1982Frederic
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp1982Aladdin (English version, voice)
Child Bride of Short Creek1981TV MovieIsaac King
Swan Lake1981Prince Siegfried (voice)
The Blue Lagoon1980Richard Lestrange

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Feathering the Windannounced
29 Minutes & Counting2004TV Series
Pets2002written by
Beings1998

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Feathering the Windproducer announced
Better Late Than Never2014Short executive producer
Amy2013/IIassociate producer
Beings1998co-producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pirate Movie1982performer: "First Love", "How Can I Live Without Her"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Better Late Than Never2014Short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017DocumentaryHimself
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dr. Susan Block Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHimself
Actors Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
Whatever Happened To?2010TV SeriesHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Confessions of a Teen Idol2009TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Mother Goose Parade2008TV Movie documentary
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHimself
The 70's House2005TV SeriesHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Heart-throbs of the 80s2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala1990TV MovieHimself
War of the Stars1987TV Series 1987
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action1986TV SeriesHimself - Host
Circus of the Stars #101985TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Start of Something Big1985TV SeriesHimself
Champs-Elysées1985TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Star Search1984TV SeriesHimself - Introducer
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
The 1983 Annual American Image Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Winner
New American Bandstand 19651982TV SeriesHimself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
Saturn Awards1981TV Special
The Merv Griffin Show1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
An Adventure in Filmmaking: The Making of 'The Blue Lagoon'1980ShortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lesley Ann Warren: A Cinderella Story2000TV Movie documentary
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesVlad
100 Greatest Teen Stars2007TV Mini-SeriesTeen Star nº 76
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryRichard Lestrange
Biography2007TV Series documentaryFrederic in 'The Pirate Movie'
Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork2004TV Movie documentaryPeter Richards (uncredited)
Die Geschichte des erotischen Films2004TV Movie documentary
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