Jonathan Goldsmith Net Worth

Jonathan Goldsmith Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jonathan Goldsmith net worth is
$8 Million

Jonathan Goldsmith salary is
$2 Million

Jonathan Goldsmith Wiki Biography

Jonathan Peter Goldsmith was born on 26 September 1938, in The Bronx, New York City USA, to Jewish parents of Russian descent. He is a retired actor perhaps best known for his various roles in the 1970s Westerns, but most famous for his role of The Most Interesting Man In The World in the hit Dos Equis beer ad campaign.

So how rich is Jonathan Goldsmith at present? Sources state that Goldsmith has acquired a net worth of over $8 million, as of early 2016. His wealth started to rise during his acting career which included a number of western movies and also many television series, however the main source of his net worth has come from his appearance in the Dos Equis commercials.

Jonathan Goldsmith Net Worth $8 Million

Goldsmith’s parents divorced when he was six years old. He attended 22 different schools, but at the age of 17, he left home to enroll in Boston University, and also started his acting career under the stage name of Jonathan Lippe, which was his stepfather’s last name. When he was 28 he moved to California. As he wasn’t earning much in the early stages of his career, he took a job driving a garbage truck and worked in construction.

Goldsmith started his career with New York stage productions, and soon entered the television and movie industry. In 1968 he appeared in the Clint Eastwood western “Hang ‘Em High”, and the same year in the movie “Ice Station Zebra”, based on the same-titled book written by Alistair MacLean, portraying Cold War events. In 1974 Goldsmith took the role of a villainous cowboy killed by the character of John Wayne in Wayne’s final western “The Shootist”. Goldsmith’s net worth was at its start.

He continued his career with similar roles, largely playing the bad guy who gets killed; he has appeared in 25 westerns. After performing a number of roles as Jonathan Lippe, Goldsmith took back his birth name after becoming an established actor in the western genre. However, he appeared in many television series of the time, such as “Adam-12”, “ChiPs”, “Eight Is Enough”, “The Rockford Files” and “Charlie’s Angels” to name a few, making his longest run in the 1978 series “Dallas”. The same year he was cast in the major role of a soldier in the movie “Go Tell the Spartans”, the movie based on Daniel Ford’s book “Incident at Muc Wa” and portraying the lives of US soldiers during the Vietnam War. Goldsmith’s other movies of the time include “One is the Lonely Number”, “Blood Voyage”, “Shadow of the Land”, “The New Healers”, “A Case of Rape” and “Helter Skelter” among other.

During the 1980s, Goldsmith retired from his acting career, and later started to teach theater at New York’s Adelphi University. In 2006, his then agent and fiance Barbara arranged audition for the Dos Equis ad – upon arriving at the location, Goldsmith was sure that he would not get the role, as the producers were searching for a Latino actor, but while improvising at the audition, Goldsmith was inspired by his late friend, actor Fernando Lamas. Seven months later, much to his surprise, he was informed that he had the role. With the campaign he became “the most interesting man in the world”, his popularity came to its highest level and his net worth was boosted. The commercial increased the brand’s sales by 15.4 %. Goldsmith has now been Dos Equis’s spokesman for six years.

When talking about the private life of Goldsmith, he has been married to Barbara since 2006. The couple lives on a sail boat near downtown Los Angeles. Goldsmith is involved in many charities, such as Free Arts for Abused Children that involves helping abused or homeless children, S.A.B.R.E. which provides the protection of Siberian Tigers, Morris Animal Foundation which provides the treatment for cancer in dogs, and the Stella Link Foundation which fights against the exploitation of Cambodian children for illicit sex.

Full NameJonathan Goldsmith
Net Worth$8 Million
Salary$2 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 26, 1938
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Height1.71 m
ProfessionActor, Theater teacher (New York's Adelphi University)
EducationBoston University
SpouseBarbara Goldsmith (m. 2006-)
ChildrenDavid Goldsmith
AwardsBritish Academy Television Craft Award for Best Original Television Music, Gemini Award for Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series, Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Music Score for a Program, Gemini Award for Best Original Music for a Dramatic Program, Mini-Series or TV Movie,...
NominationsJack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, Genie Award for Best Achievement in Music - Original Score, Gemini Award for Best Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore), River, Grave, Field and Town, The Red Ribbon
Movies"The Shootist" (1976), "Dallas" , "Hang 'Em High" (1968), "Go Tell the Spartans" (1978), "Phantom of the Mail: Eric's Revenge" (1989)
TV Shows"Gunsmoke", "Knight Rider", "Eight Is Enough", "The Rockford Files", "Hawaii Five-O", "Dynasty", "Dallas", "The A-Team"
1Plays "The Most Interesting Man In The World" in Dos Equis beer commercials.
2Attended Boston University.
3Was a neighbor to Shane Stanley in the '70s.


Funniest Commercials of the Year: 20102010TV MovieMost Interesting Man in the World
Dragnet2003TV SeriesNeil
Another Pretty Face2002TV MovieMarshall Killen
Murder, She Wrote1989-1993TV SeriesMitch Randall / Bud Fricksey
Reasonable Doubts1991-1992TV SeriesEd Staley
Dangerous Women1991TV SeriesRay Jones
Dragnet1989-1990TV SeriesSam Lewis / Kent Sherwood
Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders1989TV MovieHarbor Master
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge1989Harv Posner
Dallas1982-1989TV SeriesBruce Harvey Joe Smith
Highway to Heaven1987TV SeriesFitzroy
MacGyver1987TV SeriesJack
Magnum, P.I.1986TV SeriesFlynn
Triplecross1986TV MovieMartin Baker
Knight Rider1986TV SeriesRonald Becker
Hardcastle and McCormick1984-1986TV SeriesWendell Price / Arnie Hoffs
Trapper John, M.D.1984-1986TV SeriesDr. Willis Nathan / Dr. Nesbitt / Tonic Salesman
The A-Team1985TV SeriesPreston
Final Jeopardy1985TV MovieBartender
Knots Landing1985TV SeriesFrank Elliot
T.J. Hooker1982-1985TV SeriesArnold Parton / Frankie Gable / Cody Mayfield
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesManager (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Space1985TV Mini-SeriesRaf Perry
General Hospital1985TV SeriesDr. Palmer
St. Elsewhere1983-1985TV SeriesDr. Julius Markes
Partners in Crime1984TV SeriesBarney McKay
Obsessive Love1984TV MovieAlex
Dynasty1984TV SeriesSergeant Cooper
The Littles1983TV Series
Memorial Day1983TV MovieBanks
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesGrant
Manimal1983TV SeriesFelix Manning
At Ease1983TV SeriesGambler One
McClain's Law1982TV SeriesDave Janoski
CHiPs1978-1981TV SeriesDanton / Stan Mallory
Concrete Cowboys1981TV SeriesDanny Moss
Stone1980TV SeriesBobo
Once Upon a Family1980TV MovieGeorge Conway
Charlie's Angels1980TV SeriesDevlin
Eischied1979TV Series
Barnaby Jones1973-1979TV SeriesRick Garrett / Mr. T / Charly / ...
The Girls in the Office1979TV MovieBill Pearson
The Rockford Files1975-1978TV SeriesYossi Hendel / Nino
Go Tell the Spartans1978Sgt. Oleonowski
Switch1977-1978TV SeriesMark / Jeff Slattery
Bunco1977TV Movie as Jonathan Lippe
Eight Is Enough1977TV Series
Murder in Peyton Place1977TV MovieStan Haley
The Fantastic Journey1977TV SeriesZaros
Hawaii Five-O1968-1977TV SeriesMalcolm Vaughn / George Barker
Green Eyes1977TV MovieNoel Cousins (as Jonathan Lippe)
Blood Voyage1976Mason (as Jonathan Lippe)
The Streets of San Francisco1973-1976TV SeriesNick Tannenger / Jack Graham / Las Vegas Hitman
The Shootist1976Book's Victim (uncredited)
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar1976TV Series
Helter Skelter1976TV MovieHank Charter (as Jonathan Lippe)
The Blue Knight1975-1976TV SeriesLansky / Tessler
Petrocelli1975-1976TV SeriesPaul Morgan / Harry Silver / Dr. Gil Clayton
Cannon1975TV SeriesGleason
Matt Helm1975TV SeriesReardon
The Rookies1973-1975TV SeriesComo / Walter / J.J.
Movin' On1974TV SeriesOfficer Terry
The Disappearance of Flight 4121974TV MovieSmith (as Jonathan Lippe)
Gunsmoke1966-1974TV SeriesRoper / Dave Rope / Monte Rupert / ...
A Case of Rape1974TV MovieDet. Parker (as Jonathan Lippe)
Love, American Style1972-1973TV SeriesJim (segment "Love and the Awkward Age") / Lionel (segment "Love and the Swinging Philosophy")
The New Perry Mason1973TV SeriesBeau Findley
Insight1969-1973TV SeriesMiller / Williams
Mannix1969-1973TV SeriesBarcus / Lee Thomas / Thomas Clayton Hewitt
Ironside1969-1972TV SeriesTony Watts / Marty Rogers
The F.B.I.1965-1972TV SeriesVictor Banniger / Matty Buckner / Dave Flagg / ...
Two Is a Happy Number1972Sherman Cooke (as Jonathan Lippe)
The Smith Family1972TV SeriesJohn
The New Healers1972TV MovieDr. Jimmy Martin (as Jonathan Lippe)
Nichols1972TV SeriesRalph
Longstreet1972TV SeriesDunstan
Medical Center1971TV SeriesSergeant Boyce
Sarge1971TV SeriesHenry
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers1971TV SeriesMerrell Hyland
The High Chaparral1970TV SeriesMobley / Harry Lark
Mission: Impossible1970TV SeriesFather Sebastian
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesFrank Monroe
Men at Law1970TV SeriesLuke Porter
The Young Lawyers1970TV SeriesCharlie Brazo
To Rome with Love1970TV SeriesProfessor Watkins
Bonanza1970TV SeriesKyte
Cutter's Trail1970TV MovieJesse Bowen
The Virginian1969TV SeriesLou White
Adam-121969TV SeriesNick Gentry
Judd for the Defense1968TV SeriesJimmy Kelp
Shadow on the Land1968TV MovieLt. Allen (as Johnathan Lippe)
Ice Station Zebra1968Russian Aide (as Jonathan Lippe)
Hang 'Em High1968Tommy (as Jonathan Lippe)
Cimarron Strip1967TV SeriesKerwin Vardeman
The Wild Wild West1967TV SeriesCapt. Adam Dushan
The Fugitive1967TV SeriesPhil
The Invaders1967TV SeriesKevin Ryan
12 O'Clock High1964-1966TV SeriesCapt. Franz Rausch / Sergeant Bonneyman / Radioman
The Road West1966TV SeriesBilly Joe
The Wackiest Ship in the Army1966TV SeriesSmitty
My Three Sons1966TV SeriesPhotographer
Dr. Kildare1965TV SeriesCharlie
Perry Mason1964TV SeriesMarvin Palmer
East Side/West Side1964TV SeriesPhil Edmonson
Act One1963Teddy Manson (as Jonathan Lippe)
Naked City1963TV SeriesBrain Trust Attorney


78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2009TV MovieHimself
Rumours of Glory1983TV Movie documentary

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Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork2004TV Movie documentaryBruce Harvey (uncredited)

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