Sam Waterston’s Net Worth and Career Details

Sam Waterston is a legendary American performer who has been active in the entertainment industry for six decades. He has served in numerous movies, television series, and theater.

The 82 years old actor has earned several awards, including the prestigious Golden Globe Award, during his on-screen career of 58 years. While being a critically acclaimed star, he is also one of the highest-earning actors in the industry.

Actor Sam Waterston Net Worth: How Much Does He Make?

As per the report of CelebrityNetWorth, Sam Waterston makes a notable net worth of $20 million as a successful performer in Hollywood. Waterston is listed among the chart of the highest-paid actors for 2023.

In the drama series “The Dropout,” Waterston acted as George Shutlz, a former United States Secretary of State; it premiered between 1 March to 7 April 2022. Based on his performance, his per-episode fee was US$65,000.

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From 2015 to 2022, Sam worked in Netflix’s comedy series “Grace and Frankie,” created by Howard J. Morris and Marta Kauffman. He was also notable for his role as Marshal John Cook from the miniseries “GodLess” (2017).

Apart from that, he is a board member of a non-profit ocean conservation organization called Oceana, Inc. which works to restore and preserve the world’s oceans.

He has been involved in many social programs and has been supporting refugees from all over the world. For that, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has honored the actor with the Goodermote Humanitarian Award.

House and Cars

Waterston has a well-furnished house at Great Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT, the United States. Woodbury is a small-town popular for antique, fine dining, and boutique shops, and it is situated in Litchfield County.

Further details on Sam’s house; the area of the house covers a space of 3,617 square feet.

And it’s a five-bedroom house with four bathrooms, having hand-forged hinges and fittings, paneled and wainscot walls, and exposed beams. Per the URBAN SPLATTER, the cost of Waterston’s house is $758,500.

Career Details

The 82 years old actor, Sam Waterston, was born on 15 November 1940 in Massachusetts. Growing up, he discovered his passion for acting and joined the American Actors Workshop.

Then, he worked in a theater on the New York stage, performing in some revivals of poet/playwright William Shakespeare. He immediately began to get popular among the theatre audience due to his excellent acting abilities.

In 1974, he was cast in a romantic drama titled The Great Gatsby as Nick Carraway. Additionally, he performed in multiple productions at the Public Theatre such as Indians (1969), A Doll’s House (1975), Benefactors (1980), and many more.

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The talented performer, Sam, appeared in the Neo-western comedy film Rancho Deluxe in 1975. He also worked in the black comedy crime movie Serial Mom in 1994.

The same year, Sam debuted in the fifth installment of the tv series Law & Order in the role of Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy. Then, he acted in John Madden’s political thriller film called Miss Sloane.

In 1984, Cambridge-born Waterston acted in Roland Joffe’s biographical drama film The Killing Fields as Sydney Schanberg. His role in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet has left a special place in the audience’s heart.

Nonetheless, he has worked with filmmaker Woody Allen in many movies including Hannah and Her Sisters, September, Interiors, and Crimes & Misdemeanors. Even in his 80s, he has been continuing his acting profession. The legend has even served in HBO series, “The Newsroom as Charlie Skinner,” between 2012 to 2014.

Quick Facts On Sam Waterston:

Full Name Samuel Atkinson Waterston
Date Of Birth 15 November 1940
Place Of Birth Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Profession Actor and TV Director/ Producer
Parents George Chychele Waterston (father)

Alice Tucker Atkinson (Mother)

Spouse Lynn Louisa Woodruff (1976–present)

Barbara Rutledge Johns (1964–1975)

Children Elisabeth Waterston, Graham Waterston, James Waterston, Katherine Waterston

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