Judd Nelson Net Worth, Biography, Career, Wife and Kids

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Updated 2020/05/16 at 2:36 PM
Judd Nelson Net Worth

Judd Nelson Net Worth   $10 million

Popular Name:Judd Nelson
Birth Name:Judd Asher Nelson
Birth Date:28 November 1959
Birth Place:Portland, Maine, United States
Marital Status:Married
Sheryl Berkoff (m. 1991)
Years active:1983 Till Date
Net Worth:$10 million
Last Updated:2022

Judd Nelson is a talented American actor who secured the love and appreciation of the audience by playing the character of a villain or baddie in films. Although he got his first break with “Making the Grade”, he gained the status of a star in the subsequent films, “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “The Breakfast Club”. For the next twenty years after his debut, he appeared in films of different genres such as psychological suspense, thriller, drama, comedy movies and so on. He is best noted for his intense stare, antihero flicks, and dark smoldering looks which adds a sense of credibility to the characters he plays. Other than films, the actor has been featured in many television series, and has even authored books. To know more about Judd Nelson net worth, life and works, read the remainder of all that we have made available below.

Judd Nelson’s Early life

Judd Asher Nelson was born to Leo and Merle Nelson in Portland, Maine, United States, on 28 November 1959. His father was a corperate lawyer while his mother worked as a court mediator and served as member of Maine state legislature. His family was Jewish, and he was raised according to the Jewish religion alongside his two sisters Eve and Julie.

For his education, Judd attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire and later Waynflete School in Portland. For his higher studies, he attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and left during his sophomore year. He subsequently moved to Manhattan where he studied acting.

Judd Nelson’s Career

Nelson started off his career as an actor in the mid 80’s, appearing in the two films “Fandango” and “Making the Grade”. It was his roles in the films “The Breakfast Club” (1985) and “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985) that made him a star. In 1986, he indulged in different kind of works. He did a voiceover for the character Rodimus Prime in the film “The Transformers: The Movie”, and served as a narrator for the war documentary “Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam”, and also acted a few movies. In that same year, he made his television debut in ‘’Moonlighting”.

In 1987 the actor even got better as he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in the courtroom thriller “Billionaire Boys Club”. He starred in numerous TV series during his lifetime, and gave voice-over for several films, including “Ben 10 Omniverse” and ‘‘Ben 10, 000’’.

Judd Nelson’s Films & Shows

Since his debut in 1983, Judd Nelson has shown nothing less than professionalism and masterclass in his career. This is the reason he has been able to bag many roles in different films and television series which has been listed here. In the box below, you will find some of our best Judd Nelson movies and TV shows.

1992Primary Motive
2019Santa Fake
2018Transformers: Power of the Primes
2006CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2013Down and Dangerous
2012Bad Kids Go to Hell
2001The Cure for Boredom
2000Falcon Down
1985The Breakfast Club

Books Published

Other than films, Judd ventured into book writing and released the following books in 2013.

  • The Power of Speech
  • Nine of Diamonds
  • The Gig
  • Water Music

Awards & Achievements

Nelson has won a number of nominations and the MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for his performance in the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club”.

Personal Life & Family

The actor has  been married to Sheryl Berkoff since 1991. They have two daughters together.

As famous as he is, he has no social media accounts.

Age & Physical Features

Judd Nelson is currently 60 years old and still very much active in the industry. He is 178cm tall, weighs 80kg, and has black hair and eyes.

Judd Nelson Net Worth

Judd Nelson net worth is a reasonable sum, well-deserved for all of this man’s work. He has made most of his money by taking up many roles in television and films, and even doing voice-over works as a voice actor in animated films. He has amassed well from his jobs as an actor, producer, and screenwriter. Here’s what you should know about the American’s earnings.

Salary & Earnings

Right from his debut in the comedy film “Making the Grade”, Judd Nelson started earning well. He was paid handsomely well for his voice-over work in “The Transformers: The Movie”, and for playing a part in the highly successful drama “St. Elmo’s Fire”. He was also paid in full for acting and co-writing in the 2012 short film “The Spin Room: Super Tuesday”, as well as other projects which he has completed. However, the exact figures collected by him has never been made public, but looking at at his bank balance, this actor earns quite a lot.

Houses, Cars, Lifestyle

The American actor is also known for his grand lifestyle. He resides in West Hollywood, California, and owns properties in Los Angeles, Manhattan, and Portland.

Judd Nelson net worth is estimated at $10 million.


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