Mandy Patinkin is an American singer and actor most famous for his work on television shows such as The Princess Bride and Homeland. He was born in Chicago in 1952 and studied at the Juilliard School of Drama in New York. He began his career with stage work, and transferred to films in the late 1970’s, and built his reputation and popularity with The Princess Bride in 1987.
He worked on films, television, music and theater and the most recently he starred in Criminal Minds and Homeland. He got married to an actress and writer Kathryn Grody in 1980. They have two sons Gideon who joined his father in Dress Casual in 2011, and Isaac. Mandy Patinkin is Jewish with a Buddhist belief. He described himself as a JewBu. He was involved in numerous cultural activities and Jewish causes. Often he sings in Yiddish and he wrote an introduction to Jewish culture.
He gave an opening speech at Annual Convention of the Israeli Left, where he talked about a visit to the West Bank. He also wrote a children book Dewey Doo-it Helps Owlie Fly Again: A Musical Storybook that was inspired by Christopher Reeve. It was awarded and published in 2005 with audio CD where he sang and read all stories as well.
Mandy Patinkin Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $10.2 Million US Dollars
He has a net worth of $10.2 million US dollars as of 2017 and he earns around $125 thousand per episode of Homeland. He was born in Chicago and earned his net worth when he appeared on several well-known television shows and movies, also he has very successful acting career. First, he started in musical theater. He gained prominence in 1979 in Broadway play called Evita. He won Tony award for best performance in musical. After that, he became a successful movie actor. He appeared in Yentl and Ragtime.
In 1984 he returned to Broadway and earned a second Tony Award for play Sunday in the Park with George. In the next ten years, he switched back to films, and he appeared in high budget productions such as Alien Nation and The Princess Bride. He became a regular actor in Chicago Hope and soon he won an Emmy Award for this show. In last few years he appeared in comedy such as Dead Like Me and Criminal minds. Homeland is his latest project that makes him around $125 thousand per episode.
Mandy Patinkin Earning by Movies:
• American Pastoral – $600,000
• The Wind Rises – $500,000
• Homeland – $450,000
• 126.96.36.199 – $410,000
• The Princess Bride Game – $340,000
Mandy Patinkin Net Worth in Past Few Years:
• 2012 – $4,000,000
• 2013 – $5,400,000
• 2014 – $6,500,000
• 2015 – $7,500,000
• 2016 – $8,800,000
• 2017 – $10,200,000
When Mandy Patinkin starred in Stephen Sondheim musical Sunday in the Park with George in 1984 he played an artist Georges Seurat. With a natural tenor he had different opportunities to sing, and in the moment he became one of the most popular and in-demand vocalists. He sang on numerous Broadway recordings of musical. Some of the names were South Pacific in 1986 and Man of La Mancha in 1990. He released eponymous debut album in 1989.
In 1994 he returned to TV with a role in CBS drama Chicago Hope and the show was very popular and it earned him an Emmy in 1995. He appeared also in Men with Guns in 1998 and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland in 1999, before setting his foot in crime drama Criminal Minds. Even though he became very popular with worldwide fans, he remained only for two seasons. When he became an original cast member in Homeland, this show became hit. In it, he plays a former CIA officer opposite Claire Danes.
It looked like his career had only ups; we can see that from his expanding net rate. However, his appearances and movie experience tells us that he has just begun, even though he has more than 60 years up in his sleeves. In his latest Showtime series Homeland, he regained his popularity and as we can see from his statements he doesn’t want to stop acting and performing.