Steve Zahn Net Worth

February 14, 2023
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Steve Zahn was born on the 13th November 1967, in Marshall, Minnesota USA, of German-Swedish descent. He is an actor and comedian, with over 60 film credits to his name including “Forces of Nature” (1999), “Joy Ride” (2001), “Daddy Day Care”, “National Security” (2003), “Sahara” (2005), and “A Perfect Getaway” (2005), among others. These mainstream movies have made him a multimillionaire. Zahn has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1990.

Have you ever wondered how rich Steve Zahn is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, Zahn’s estimated net worth is $25 million, earned from making movies, but he has also worked in the theater and in the clubs as a comedian, which has also added to his net worth.


Steve Zahn Net Worth $25 Million


Steven James Zahn was born to Zelda, a YMCA worker, and Carleton Edward Zahn, a former Lutheran pastor, and grew up in Mankato, a small town in Minnesota where he went to Kennedy Elementary School. Zahn started with Broadway and television shows, and later was introduced to the movies. He spent 1992 and 1993 on a tour with “Bye Bye Birdie”, a Barry Weissler production, along with Tommy Tune, Ann Reinking, and Marc Kudisch. Ben Stiller noticed his talent and cast him with Ethan Hawke in “Reality Bites” in 1994.

Steve Zahn then appeared in the cult TV Show “Friends”, playing Phoebe’s husband Duncan in 1995. After that, numerous opportunities arose, so Zahn took parts in movies such “That Thing You Do” (1996), by Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron’s “You’ve Got Mail” in 1998, and “Out of Sight”, directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1998. These movies helped him to establish his reputation, and also added to his net worth.

Soon after, Zahn was offered a lead role in the movie called “Happy Texas”, in 1999, which was critically acclaimed, as was his acting. However, the most popular of Zahn’s films are from the 2000’s, including “National Security” (2003) with Martin Lawrence, “Daddy Day Care” (2003) with Eddie Murphy and Regina King, and “Sahara” (2005) with Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, and William H. Macy. “Sahara” was the movie that earned him $2.2 million, the most from a single film in his career.

Although primarily known as a comedian, Steve Zahnhas received several excellent critiques for his dramatic performances; his role of Drew Barrymore’s drug addicted husband in “Riding in Cars with Boys” (2001) got very positive reviews. Werner Herzog’s “Rescue Dawn” in 2006, a war drama film was one of the most significant in Zahn’s career, and his part in the TV Show “Comanche Moon” (2008) was well received.

To speak further of his accomplishments, he appeared as Frank Heffley in the film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (2010), and repeated his role in the sequels “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (2011), and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” (2012). Most recently he has been featured in the TV series “Mad Dogs” (2015-2016), and he will appear in the films “Robodog” in 2016, and “War For The Planet Of The Apes” in 2017, which will also increase his net worth.

Steve has also been recognized as voice actor, lending his voice to characters from such animated film and TV series as “Stuart Little” (1999), “Stuart Little 2” (2002), “Chicken Little” (2005), “Escape from Planet Earth” (2013), and “The Good Dinosaur” (2015), among others, all of which have increased his net worth as well.

Steve Zahn’s skills brought him a Sundance Film Festival Award for his comedic performance in “Happy, Texas” in 2000, and received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same movie.
In his personal life, Zahn has been married to Robyn Peterman since 1994, and the pair has two children together. He’s an avid fly fisherman and owns a farm in Western New Jersey. Zahn is also a good singer and guitarist. He is a huge history enthusiast, loves documentaries, and is a University of Kentucky sports fan, often seen at the games.

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