How much is Jason Priestley worth?
|Net Worth:||$9 Million|
|Date of Birth:||August 28, 1969 (age 53)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
“One of the fun things about being an actor is stepping outside yourself and outside of your own experience. It’s challenging yourself to totally commit to something that in your core is so wrong.” Jason Priestley
About Jason Priestley
Jason Priestley, whose full name is Jason Bradford Priestley, is an American-Canadian film actor, director, and producer. He first started acting during his pre-teen years, and his television debut was in the 1976 film Stacey. After landing several roles during his teenage years and early twenties, he joined the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Portraying the role of the virtuous Brandon Walsh helped the actor rise to prominence. Since then, he has participated in several successful television series such as Call Me Fitz and Private Eyes.
Jason Priestley became famous when he joined Beverly Hills, 90210. He was born on August 28, 1969, in North Vancouver, British Columbia. His mother is Sharon Kirk, a former acting coach, and actress that influenced him in pursuing an acting career. He attended the North Vancouver Argyle Secondary School, from which he graduated in 1980. He has two step-siblings, Kristi and Karina, and an older sister, Justine, who is an actress.
“I come from a very blue-collar family, and a very hardworking family, and I think that my work ethic is maybe the thing that kept me on the straight and narrow.” Jason Priestley
A few years before he graduated high school and moved to America, at the age of nine, Jason made his professional acting debut in the television movie Stacey. He continued to improve his acting skills throughout his teenage years by attending acting schools. He also spent a lot of time with his mother, who as a former acting coach was able to help him. After he graduated from the Argyle Secondary School, he took part in the film The Boy Who Could Fly in 1986.
Jason also made appearances in the Canadian series Private Eyes, as Matt Shade. Another famous role is Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick in the show Call Me Fitz. By the 2000s, the actor and producer began to become rich thanks to his roles in both television films and series.
The following year, in 1987, he took part in his three television series – Airwolf, 21 Jump Street, and Danger Bay. Throughout the next three years, he landed supporting roles in MacGyer and Quantum Leap. At that time, he also became a series regular in Teen Angel and Sister Kate, which helped him earn enough money to live and work as a professional actor.
In 1990, Jason after defeating thousands of other actors in the audition process, he landed a role in the Fox teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210. He spent the entire decade reprising the role of the main male character Brandon Walsh. At first, he earned an estimated $250,000 per season, however, after seasons four and five, he signed a contract, thanks to which he an estimated $1 million per season.
“When you say ‘90210,’ everyone knows what you’re talking about. So why not make use of that? And they certainly have. I think the show looks beautiful, and all the actors are doing a great job. It’s a tangled web they’ve created thus far. It’s great.” Jason Priestley
In 2019, Priestley teamed up with his cast mates from the original teen series for the spin-off BH902010. Concurrently with reprising the role of Brandon Walsh and appearing as himself, he also co-produced and directed some of the episodes.
Besides winning millions of dollars from his acting and attracting a cult following among females from around the world with his charisma, Jason has also flourished in many other positions. He has produced and directed multiple music videos, and television projects. His directing debut came in 1993 while he was still performing in Beverly Hills, 90210. From 1993 to 1997, he directed fifteen episodes. He has also directed episodes of The Outer Limits, 7th Heaven, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Working with Angels among many other films and series.
Priestley’s TotalNet Worth
Jason Priestley’s career took an upward turn when he was cast as Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990. He had been active since 1978 however, and through appearances in 21 Jump Street, Sister Kate, Eek! The Cat and 35 others, he had already earned an estimated $1 million in career earnings by 1990.
When the reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 arrived in 2019, BH90210. Priestley was payed $70,000 per episode along with the rest of the leading cast. For the original series, after season two and before season three, Priestley’s contract seems to have been renegotiated on a per episode payment. Before that he earned an estimated $100,000 in total. After, he earned $10,000 to $20,000 per episode and it went up. He may have reached earning as much as $30,000 to $40,000 per episode. His total earnings from his appearances in Beverly Hills, 90210 are estimated to be at around $5 million.
After the show’s finale in 2000, Priestley’s career gained and even greater trajectory in terms of film and TV appearances that he was being cast in. He made 24 acting appearances until he was cast as Jack Harper in Tru Calling. He earned an estimated $20,000 per episode with total earnings of $260,000 from the 13 episodes. While the show wasn’t particularly successful, it kept his career alive while he appeared in many more small and mid range productions. His career petered for a while, before it took off again at an even greater upward trajectory.
Since 2010, he has appeared in four TV series where he has starred for more than 10 episodes. He appeared for 48 episodes in Call Me Fitz, for 26 episodes in Raising Expectations, for 17 episodes in Wishenpoof and for 60 episodes in Private Eyes. During that same period Priestley has appeared in many films, too. However his film career was far better in the 90s and 00s, when he appeared in Tombstone, Calendar Girl, Coldblooded, I Want to Marry Ryan Banks, Expecting a Miracle and many more.
From all of his acting appearances, not including his 90210 franchise, which in total has earned him $5 million dollars. Yet from all of his other acting credits, as well as his 130 appearances as himself and his 13 producing credits, he has earned an estimated $9 million dollars. In total, it is estimated that Jason Priestley’s career earnings have been $14 million.
In terms of tax, Priestley will have paid plenty. In fact he is of the tier of actors who generally get stuck in the middle in terms of not earning enough to afford top tier tax specialists and company structuring and therefore at times pays more in taxes than stars who earn far more than his amount. Priestley has been active since 1978. While some years he has earned more in than others, in 2022, it has been 44 years. That means on average he has earned $318,000 per year or round about. I would say that he has likely paid about 42% in taxes on his earnings, including federal and some of the highest state taxes. In total, it is estimated that Priestley’s after-tax earnings are $8.12 million, having paid $5.88 million in taxes.
While was married to Ashlee Petersen from 1999–2000, he did not have any children with her. However he did earn some $7 million dollars during that same period. He may have had to pay her $2 million in a divorce settlement. Five years later he married Naomi Lowde-Priestley and they remain together. They have two children together and it seems that Priestley’s home life and financial affairs are all doing well and in order.
In fact, Priestley has invested in some property over the years. He sold a property in Toluca Lake, California in 2011 for $2.1 million, for example, and seems to have earned some on his investments in general. It is estimated that he may have realized $2.3 million dollars in after-tax earnings.
Aside from once back in 1999 when Priestley crashed his Porsche into a telephone pole in Hollywood Hills and was arrested for driving while under the influence. Priestley has not been in any legal trouble or had a history of alcohol abuse. When taking into consideration his living costs, money spent like on said Porsche sports car and lost (i.e crashing it into telephone pole). It seems that all things considered, Jason Priestley may have a net worth of about $9 million.
The success of Jason Priestley comes from his outstanding acting skills, thanks to which he has gathered millions of followers and won several awards. Simultaneously with starring in Beverly Hills, 90210, which eventually became one of the most successful television series from the entire decade, Jason also took part in a number of films and television series. Some of his most popular roles during the early 2000s are in Common Ground, Spin City, Jeremiah, Lion of Oz, Cover Story, and Hot Tamale.
Priestley was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame, “It’s a really big deal to have a star on the Walk of Fame; it feels like an incredible achievement.”
Jason Priestley is a multi-talented actor that attained mainstream recognition with his role in Beverly Hills, 90210. His acting career started off when he was just nine years old, and ever since then, he has turned into a fan favorite to millions of fans, who even earned two nominations for Golden Globe Awards.
As of now, his net worth is an estimated $9 million, and, outside of the film industry, driven by his passion for wine and vineyards, he even established his own winery, which is also earning him an additional income.