Chris O' Donnell is an actor in Hollywood film industry who has shown his acting skills in both movies and TV shows. However, he is more popular for his movie roles than for his TV shows. His earlier work in the movie Scent of A Woman, which starred actor Al Pacino, is considered the best movie that he has done. He has been doing movies since the age of 20, and he has earned quite a name for himself.
He has expanded his talent to the small screen as well. His career has not always been smooth and there have been times when his works have been heavily criticized by the critics. We are here to tell more about Donell's career and his net worth.
Donnell's Career As An Actor
Donnell at the beginning did not do any big shows or movies; his career rather began through a commercial. It was during his cast in McDonald's commercial in which he served Michael Jordan that he gained the attention of casting agents.
He made his first television appearance on the series Jack and Mike in 1986. He landed doing his first movie Fried Green Tomatoes in 1991.
In 1992, he showed up in two movies, Scent of a Woman and School Ties. His performances in Scent of a Woman was very strong earning him a nomination for best supporting which he lost to Gene Hackman.
Donnell has played in superhero movies before these types of movies became a trend. He played the role of Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever. The movie had a star-studded cast of Val Kilmer, Nicole Kidman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jim Carrey. The movie received mixed review and performed averagely in the box office.
He portrayed Robin in the follow-up movie Batman and Robin. The movie also starred George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Uma Thurman in the lead. Unfortunately, the second Batman movie was a flop at the box office and among the audience.
The movie is treated as a joke to this day by both critics and fans alike. He was also cast in The Bachelor and Vertical Limit both of which were only moderately successful. Many believed his role in Batman and Robin had damaged his career as he took a four-year hiatus.
But, he came back in 2004 with the movie Kinsey which gained positive review and was widely praised.
Aside from his work in movies, he also portrayed G. Callen in the NCIS series and is still with the show to this date. He has made an appearance on other TV shows but they are only in minor roles and guest appearances.
Salary and Net Worth of Donnell
Donnell is an actor and all his earnings come from the roles he plays in movies and TV shows. He is cast as one of the main roles in the NCIS: Los Angeles show which shows him to be earning $150,000 per episode. Tying up all of his earnings through his movies and TV shows, his net worth is estimated to a neat $12 million.
His big salary has offered him all the luxuries that life has to offer. He owns a house in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades area which is reported to measure at 2,867 square feet with four bedrooms, three baths, and a pool.
Though the exact amount that he paid for the house has not been disclosed, it was purchased at $4,675,000 in the previous year of Donnell's purchase.
He is also a big golfer and loves to go golfing with his children. We know that golfing is not something that anybody can pick up as it does take quite some money to buy the golf clubs.
Aside from it, he enjoys traveling to exotic places. It is a good thing that he has found success in his life to be able to provide all the things that he enjoys in life.