Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase or Chevy Chase is an American actor who is currently 74 years of age. He is known for portraying the role of Clark W. Griswold in all five of National Lampoon's Vacation films.
Chevy Chase has been in the acting business for almost all years of his life and has acted in numerous popular movies which have solidified his character. As a result of this, the American actor has achieved an impressive net worth, which should suffice in his old age.
Chevy Chase's Net Worth: $50 million
As of 2018, Chevy Chase's net worth is estimated to be about $50 million which he earned from his career working entirely as a comedian. He has starred in many major movies and his career was at its pinnacle during the 1980s where he was said to have earned around $7 million from every movie that he acted on.
His career took a downfall during the 90s when none of his films could make an impact at the box office. But despite all the flops, he has still been able to accumulate his current net worth.
Over the years, the American actor, Chevy Chase has received varied sums of money in his pay cheque ranging from mere hundreds to whopping thousands. As a writer for the Saturday Night Live, his monthly salary was around $3,200 and used to receive $3,000 for his appearance in the show monthly.
Chevy's 1989 movie Christmas Vacation paid him $6,000,000 and for his role in the 1992 film, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, he received $6,000,000.
Chase was paid $4,000,000 for his role in Cops and Robbersons (1994) and $2,000,000 in 1995's Man of the House, starring alongside Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who was married to Natalie Wright. He is then recorded to have received a paycheque worth $4,000,000 for the 1997 film Vegas Vacation, where he acted alongside Randy Quaid.
Chevy Chase has made major appearances in many milestone movies which are still remembered till date. The movies were able to make a huge influence at the box office earnings worldwide. Some of his highest grossing movies are enlisted below:
- Foul Play (1978) - $45 million
- Fletch (1985) - $59 million
- Fletch Lives (1989) - $39 million
- Caddyshack (1980) - $39.8 million
- Seems Like Old Times (1980) - $43.9 million
- Spies Like Us (1985) - $60 million
- Orange County (2002) - $43 million
- Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) - $64.6 million
Though Chevy Chase's individual salary from these popular movies has not been mentioned, we can be well assured that he earned a sizeable cut from them all, which have now amounted to his current net worth.
Chevy Chase's Profession
The 74 years' old Chevy Chase started his career in acting, performing comical roles in small gigs. His hard work ultimately landed him in a full-time position at The National Lampoon Radio Hour in the year 1973.
Chevy Chase is amongst the original cast members for the first season of the Saturday Night Live, which now features comedian like Kenan Thompson. Apart from movies, he has also acted in several TV sitcoms like Family Guy created by Seth MacFarlane, Brothers & Sisters, Chuck and Community to name some.