How much is Jake Lloyd worth?
|Net Worth:||$15 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||March 5, 1989|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Jake Lloyd
Jake Matthews Lloyd, who is also known as Jake Broadbent, is an American actor that became famous in the late 1990s with his voice role of young Anakin Skywalker in the film “Star Wars”. Apart from mainstream recognition, he also received several nominations for Young Artist Awards. His career lasted less than a decade and ended in 2002, although he was able to take part in multiple projects during that time.
How Did Jake Lloyd Get So Rich?
The young actor became rich relatively fast from his various roles in films, television shows, and video games. After gaining some experience, in 1996, he began his acting career. He landed his first acting role in the NBC medical drama “ER”. In the show, he played the role of Jimmy Sweet for four episodes and earned approximately $1,000. That year, he also made his big-screen debut in the drama film “Unhook the Stars”. That year, he also starred in the films “Jingle All the Way” and “Apollo 11”.
Towards the end of the year, he joined the NBC action drama “The Pretender”. He played various characters in four different episodes and received more than $1,500. After his time in “The Pretender” had ended, in 1999, he joined the best-selling film “Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom’s Menace”. He voiced the role of Anakin Skywalker and besides earning a lot of money and mainstream recognition, he also earned himself several awards and nominations, including a Golden Raspberry and Saturn Award nominations, as well as a Young Artist Award win in the category “Best Supporting Actor”.
Why is he so famous?
Jake Lloyd is famous for starring in the first installment of the “Star Wars” series. He was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, on March 5, 1989. He’s the older son of Bill and Lisa Lloyd. His father was a technician and his mother worked at an entertainment agency, representing various actors and public figures based in Colorado. Jake has a younger sister named Madison. His family moved to Carmel, Indiana, where he and his sister attended the Caramel High School.
Long before his graduation from high school in 2007, in the late 1990s when he was just eight years old, Lloyd ventured into acting. To further improve his acting skills and help him develop his presence on the stage, his parents signed him up to acting schools and theaters in several Indiana cities. He starred in various advertisements and commercials for boy clothes, shoes, and accessories. He also took part in television commercials for the likes of McDonald’s, Burger King, and Mentos, which happened to mark his first appearance on television.
What Makes Him So Successful?
The success of the child actor comes from his short-lived acting career and his roles in productions such as “Star Wars”, “Apollo 11”, and “ER”. After his time on “Star Wars”, Lloyd took part only in two films – “Die With Me” and “Madison” both released in 2001. He then went on to appear in six different “Star Wars” video games where he once again voiced the role of young Anakin Skywalker among many other supporting characters. Since his early retirement from acting, Lloyd has made sporadic appearances in television series, specials, and documentaries such as “Half in the Bag”, and “Just Visiting TV”. He also had guest appearances on Jay Leno and Rosie O’Donnell’s late-night talk shows.
After years of silence, in 2012, the “Star Wars” star gave an interview where he discussed the reason for his quick retirement from acting. He revealed that the decision came from his bullying and harassment experienced by schoolmates and the press. Throughout the 2010s, the former child actor’s name was added in various newspapers and blogs after he attacked his mother and was arrested for reckless driving. Around that time, it was revealed by his mother that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. In April 2016, after spending nearly one year at the Colleton County’s Detention Center, he was transferred to a psychiatric facility due to his diagnosis. Most recently, in January 2020, his family announced he had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and has been moved closer to his family.
Jake Lloyd is a former child actor that had a short-lived career in the film industry but it was still effective. The star of “Apollo 11” and “Star Wars” has a net worth of just $250,000 and if it wasn’t for bullying and harassment, by now he would’ve most likely had a more healthy lifestyle and a more prosperous acting career.