Actresses

Jess Walton Net Worth

Jess Walton Net Worth is
$8 Million

Jess Walton Biography

Marry Jesse Walton was born on the 18th February 1949, in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA, and is an actress as well as a producer who is best known for starring in the role of Jill Abbott in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” which has aired on CBS since 1988 and for which she has been honored with prestigious Daytime Emmy Awards twice, in 1991 and 1997. Jess is also widely recognized for her appearance in the 1971 crime drama “The Peace Killers” as well as for producing the 2005 short video “Paper Bags”.

Have you ever wondered how much this veteran Hollywood star has accumulated so far? How rich Jess Walton is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Jess Walton’s net worth, as of mid-2017, exceeds the sum of $8 million, acquired largely through her acting career which is currently spanning almost 50 years.

Jess Walton Net Worth $8 million

Despite being a native of Michigan, Jess grew up in Toronto, Canada, where she attended Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School, after which at the age of 17, she joined Toronto Workshop Production’s Repertory Theater with which she spent the next three years, honing her acting skills. At the age of 20, in 1969 she relocated to Los Angeles, California, where after signing an acting deal with Universal Studios, she debuted as an actress as Sue in one episode of “Festival” TV series. This was followed by an appearance as Abbey Garcia in one episode of “The Guns of Will Sonnett” TV series as well as a support role in the 1970 romantic drama movie “The Strawberry Statement”. All these engagements helped Jess Walton to establish herself as a prominent young actress and also provided the basis for her net worth.

Throughout the 1970s Jess starred in several female lead roles, such as in movies “The Peace Killers” (1971) and “Monkeys in the Attic” (1974), and also appeared in almost a dozen TV series of various genres, including “Medical Center”, “Kojak” and “Starsky and Hutch”. In 1977 she performed memorably in the TV movie “The Hunted Lady”, after which she turned to drugs and alcohol. After abusing these substances for a few years, after completing a rehab in 1980,, she beat her vices and returned to acting. Doubtlessly, all these ventures left an impact on Jess Walton’s net worth.

The real breakthrough in her acting career occurred after 1986 when she was cast for the role of Kelly Harper in the “Capitol” CBS soap opera TV series, for one season. In 1987 Jess was signed for the role which later brought her worldwide popularity and marked her acting career – that of Jill Foster Abbott in “The Young and the Restless”. Since then, Jess has appeared in several roles including as Jill Fenmore and Jill Fenmore Atkinson in 1,384 episodes of the show’s impressive total of over 11,000 episodes so far. For her long-term performance on the show, Jess has been honored with four Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as two Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series awards, in 1991 and 1997. It is certain that the latter engagement have helped Jess Walton to massively increase not only her fame but also her rather impressive net worth.

When it comes to her personal life, Jess has married twice – between 1972 and 1973 she was briefly married to fellow actor, director and producer Bruce Davison, while since 1980 she has been married to John W. James, an expert on grief recovery and the founder of The Grief Recovery Institute, with whom she has welcomed two children. With her family, Jess Walton resides in the state of Oregon.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJess Walton
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 18, 1949
Place Of BirthGrand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionActress
EducationLoretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJohn James (m. 1980)
ChildrenCole James
ParentsFrank Walton
NicknamesJess Davison
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/JessWaltonYR
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Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/jesswaltonyr/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jess_Walton
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesThe Peacekillers, The Strawberry Statement
TV ShowsCapitol, The Young and the Restless


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Oregon: Actress [April 2012]
2Best known by the public for her role as Jill Foster Abbott on The Young and the Restless (1973).
3Acting mentor is Jeanne Cooper.
4Entered rehabilitation, for her drug and alcohol addiction, in 1980.
5First job was a claims adjuster, for the Ontario Hospital Services Commission, in Canada.
6Married to John W James, a renowned grief recovery authority and co-author of the best seller The Grief Recovery Handbook. Jess donates her time to the Grief Recovery Help Line.
7Studied at the Toronto Workshop Productions' Repertory Theater.
8She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but raised in Toronto, Canada.
9Has a son, Cole James, and a stepdaughter, Allison Ali James. Daughter-in-law, Ashley James; and a grandson.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1994Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting Actress - DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1996Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villainess: DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role: DaytimeCapitol (1982)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Daytime SerialCapitol (1982)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless1988-2017TV SeriesJill Foster Abbott Jill Fenmore Jill Fenmore Atkinson ...
The Return of the Muskrats2006ShortSoap Actress
Paper Bags2005ShortMargaret Rose
Wasted in Babylon1999Hellen Cook
Capitol1986-1987TV SeriesKelly Harper
Insight1980TV SeriesJoanna
Mrs. Columbo1979TV SeriesJudy Arno
The Return of Mod Squad1979TV MovieKate
The Hunted Lady1977TV MovieKate
Barnaby Jones1977TV SeriesDoris Carson
Switch1977TV SeriesAngela Mendarez
The Streets of San Francisco1976TV SeriesLois Flynn
Baretta1976TV SeriesMuriel
Jigsaw John1976TV Series
Starsky and Hutch1975TV SeriesTheresa Defusto
Cannon1973-1975TV SeriesJanice Elder / Janet Coyne / Melanie
S.W.A.T.1975TV SeriesCarole Ritchie
Gunsmoke1973-1975TV SeriesKattalin Larralde / Patricia
The Rockford Files1975TV SeriesLaura Smith
Movin' On1975TV SeriesOlivia
The Six Million Dollar Man1975TV SeriesE.J. Haskell
Ironside1973-1974TV SeriesJennifer Eliott / Debbie Dwyer
Marcus Welby, M.D.1972-1974TV SeriesDr. Janet Oliver / Naomi Sobel
Monkeys in the Attic1974Elaine
Sierra1974TV SeriesGail
Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love1974TV MovieAngelique
Toma1974TV Series
Kojak1974TV SeriesCheryl Pope
Griff1973TV SeriesPenny Coyle
You'll Never See Me Again1973TV MovieVicki Bliss
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1973TV SeriesSheila Arnold
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1972-1973TV SeriesSharon McGraw
The Victim1972TV MovieSusan Chappel
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesLilly Warren
Young Dr. Kildare1972TV SeriesLibby Cabot
Medical Center1971TV SeriesNancy
The Peace Killers1971Kristen
The F.B.I.1971TV SeriesMary Douglas
Montserrat1971/ITV Movie
The Young Lawyers1970TV SeriesClara Smith
The Strawberry Statement1970Student
Festival1968-1969TV SeriesMiss Grubov / Liza / Sue
The Guns of Will Sonnett1969TV SeriesAbbey Garcia

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paper Bags2005Short executive producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Marie2013TV Series documentaryHerself
SoapTalk2006TV SeriesHerself
Family Feud2005TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Past Winner
Wheel of Fortune1995TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHerself
Blackout1988TV SeriesHerself
The $10,000 Pyramid1987TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
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