Leif Garrett Net Worth

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Leif Garrett is a Hollywood, California-born American singer and actor best known for being a child singing star and a teen idol in the 1970s. Noted for his songs in the pop and rock genre, he has been prominent as a media concern given his problematic situations regarding substance abuse. Born on 8 November 1961, Leif has been active in the field of entertainment since 1966.

A popular and sensational pop idol in 70s and 80s, how rich is Leif at the present? As in 2015, Leif has accumulated a net worth estimated at as little as $1000. This may seem a low amount for such a popular entertainer, but mostly, his habitual substance abuse has played a part in his declining wealth. His major sources of income have been his career as a singer and actor, which he started at a mere five years of age.

Leif Garrett Net Worth $1000

Born to parents prominent in the field of entertainment, it was not unlikely that Leif would become a part of the industry. He debuted at the age of five along with his sister, Dawn Lynn (a former actress) and appeared in minor parts in movies. Leif first came to real notice for his role of Jimmy Henderson in the movie “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” which was released in 1969, which became his breakthrough to a successful acting career. Later, he appeared in many other movies like the “Walking Tall” trilogy, “God’s Gun”, “The Outsiders”, “Macon Country Line” and many more. To date, he has been a part of more than twenty-five Hollywood movies which have all helped Leif raise his net worth, regretfully barely maintaining his habit.

Meanwhile, Leif was also building his singing career side by side while he excelled as an actor. His talented singing pushed him up to become a sensational teen idol in America in late ’70s and beginning of the ’80s. Leif debuted with the self-titled album in 1977, which peaked at #37 on the Billboard chart. Encouraged by the success of his first album, Leif released other albums like “Fell the Need”, “The Leif Garrett Collection” and others which also kept up with the popularity of his first album. To date, he has released a total of eight studio albums which have obviously added to his riches.

After the mid-80s, Leif began being mentioned in the media for the wrong reasons, because of his substance abuse, but also appeared in many shows regarding the issue. In recent years, Leif has appeared in the film “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” where he humored himself, and has also become a part of reality television lately, by appearing in shows like “Star Dates”, “The 70’s House”, “Celebrity Fear Factor” and more.

As for his personal life, Leif leads a bachelor life. Even though he has not married to date, he has had long term relationships with actresses Nicollette Sheridan and Elaine Bilstad. In an interview, he has also said that he wishes to adopt a baby. Arrested multiple times for drug possession, he is still struggling to get through substance abuse. For now, he is leading a single life just catered for by his minimal net worth.

Full NameLeif Garrett
Net Worth$1000
Date Of BirthNovember 8, 1961
Place Of BirthHollywood, California
Height1.73 m
ProfessionSinger, actor, tv personality
ParentsRick Nervick, Carolyn Stellar, I Was Made for Dancin', Surfin' USA, When I Think of You
SiblingsDawn Lyn
Record Labels20th Century, Atlantic, Scotti Brothers, Tongue and Groove, Cleopatra, Golden Lane
AlbumsLeif Garrett (1977), Feel the Need - US (1978), Same Goes for You – US (1979), Can't Explain (1980), My Movie of You - US (1981), "The Leif Garrett Collection", Three Sides of... (2007)
Movies“Walking Tall”, “God’s Gun”, “The Outsiders”, “Macon Country Line”, "Devil Times Five", "Gunsmoke", "Wonder Woman", "Three for the Road", "Skateboard", "Dominion" (1995)
TV ShowstruTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., Three for the Road, Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge
1It changed my life big time. Oddly enough, even after the car accident, the "teen idolism" continued for awhile, but not to the same degree. Whether that was a part of it or not, I don't know. That was a big lesson for me because I was 17 when that happened. That was like three days before my 18th birthday. It was a tough situation. I knew that even though we were both at fault for what we were doing and for being in a vehicle, because he was going to drive but I drove.
2The last time I went to Japan, three or four years ago, was the last time I did any of that material. Even then, I refused to do them the regular way. I did a blues version of a disco song. That was a tough one. I wasn't feeling so good then. I was in the middle of a kick. Oh, man. The things we do to ourselves.
3My career ended musically, as far as the producers were concerned, when the five-year contract was over and I was, like, 21 or 22, whereas I was trying to let them in on my vision to grow. In the teen idol world, the longest a teen idol can last - unless they change and become an adult with their music - is five years. You go from 16 to maybe 21, and then by 21 you're already having sex ... and that changes your whole world. Your music changes, the things you like change. One thing is puppy love; the next thing is lust. In the teen idol world, it's puppy love. New wave music was happening. Disco wasn't going to last, first of all, and that sort of like puppy-love style wasn't going to last either. Like I said, you grow up and start having sex. Your tastes change. You become more mature ... They just didn't see it, and my contract was up and I said, "See you later."
4My mom didn't understand, you know. It was partially her fault. You don't allow a 14 or 15-year-old kid to go on the road without parental guidance. The bartenders knew who I was, knew how old I was, but no one said no.
5I think part of my drug use was that I didn't want to get older. I wanted to stay that rebellious 18-year-old, just thinking I was superman or, you know, indestructible. But things catch up to you. Fame is a drug not only to oneself but to others as well.
6Do not believe your own publicity. Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you. When you've got that sort of power at that young age, and everything at your doorstep, you put out that bad boy image. At that age, testosterone, hormones, all of the money, you see what else you can get away with.
7If there is anything I would tell anybody in this profession, it is never believe your own press.
1Began dating Justine Bateman in January 1988.
2He is of Norwegian descent.
3In 1981 he was supposed to star in a biopic of boxer "Little Red" Danny Lopez, but ended up making Longshot (1981) instead.
4Graduated high school at the age of 15 after doing four academic years in two.
5He retains a large fan base in Japan and South Korea.
6Of the albums recorded at the height of his career he says he only liked 1980's "Can't Explain".
7Record company executives said he could record only what they told him to, mostly covers of hit songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s. The only chance Garrett got to stretch himself musically was onstage, where he spiced up his live set with Rolling Stones and Zeppelin covers.
8In 1996, his former girlfriend Nicollette Sheridan tried to force Garrett into rehab. He left after half an hour.
9In 1998, the corporate descendant of Garrett's original recording label released a greatest hits compilation of his music, "The Leif Garrett Collection". Garrett said that the only payment he received was a few copies of the CD.
10His 2007 album "Three Sides Of" sold less than 300 copies.
11Filed for bankruptcy in October 2001. According to court documents Garrett had only $350 and was living off a monthly $1,000 allowance from his mother.
12There has long been confusion as to the correct pronunciation of Leif's name. At the beginning of the 2010 VH1 program, "Leif Garrett: Behind the Music Remastered", Leif himself says, "For the record, it's layf, long a.".
13Ex-brother-in-law of Michael Whitby.
14In the mid-1990s, fellow singer-actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras remade Garrett's hit-single "I Was Made For Dancing" for her album "Gimme a Kiss"; subsequently, both the song and the record became huge hits in Japan.
15In an interview for the 2008 A&E "Biography" show about him, he said he did not originally aspire to a singing career. He had never been a singer and considered himself an actor, but when he achieved teen idol status, his handlers saw a chance to make big money and told him that he was now a singer. He was told what to sing without regard for his musical preferences, so he wasn't happy with his music career. Dragged around the world on concert tours at 15 by his managers without his family and spending most of his time in hotel rooms, he felt isolated and extremely lonely. To relieve his loneliness, he began tagging along to the clubs at night with his managers, and thus began his descent into alcohol and drug abuse. His return to music later in life reflected his real musical preferences and truly fueled his creative passions.
16Ranked #13 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).
17Mother was an actress using the name Carolyn Stellar.
18Was sued by former friend for an 1979 accident in which Leif was driving and car left the road and plunged 80 ft. down a hillside. Friend was paralyzed, judgment of $7.1 million. (The two were reunited 20 years later, as part of a TV program about Garrett's life and career, and Garrett learned that his friend, whom he hadn't seen since that day, had long forgiven him - and that Garrett's actions following the accident had actually saved his life.)
19Younger sister is actress Dawn Lyn.
20Son of Rick Nervick, and Carolyn Stellar.


Doc Elliot1973TV SeriesJamie Bartlett
Walking Tall1973Mike
Circle of Fear1973TV SeriesRobert
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV SeriesBoy Who Runs from the Giant
Gunsmoke1972TV SeriesJohn
The F.B.I.1972TV SeriesTommy
Arnie1971TV SeriesChester
Cannon1971TV SeriesRoger Swanson
Cade's County1971TV SeriesGabriel Dobbs
Black Noon1971TV MovieTowhead
Family Affair1970TV SeriesBobby Granger
Nanny and the Professor1970TV SeriesBilly
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice1969Jimmy Henderson (uncredited)
World's Dumbest2012TV Series
Fish Mich2009Leif Garrett
American Black Beauty2005TV MoviePete
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Leif Garrett
The Art of a Bullet1999Lucas Stone
The Next Tenant1998
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died1998Cruiser Cop #4 (as Leif Garret)
The Whispering1995Peter Ransket
The Spirit of '761990Eddie Trojan
The Banker1989Fowler
Monsters1989TV SeriesDr. Miner
Superboy1988TV SeriesJudd Faust
Party Line1988Seth
Cheerleader Camp1988Brent Hoover
Delta Fever1987Lance
Hunter1987TV SeriesTodd Logan
Shaker Run1985Casey Lee
Thunder Alley1985Skip
The Outsiders1983Bob Sheldon
Longshot1981Paul Rogers
House Calls1980TV Series
CHiPs1979TV SeriesJimmy Tyler
Family1978-1979TV SeriesZack Russell
Wonder Woman1978TV SeriesLane / Michael
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland
The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour1978TV Series
Skateboard1978Brad Harris
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion1977TV MoviePeter Lundy
Tigres de papel1977Brandon (uncredited)
Final Chapter: Walking Tall1977Mike Pusser
Vengeance1977Tom Thurston
Flood!1976TV MovieJohnny Lowman
ABC Afterschool Specials1976TV Series
Diamante Lobo1976Johnny
Three for the Road1975TV SeriesEndy Karras
Walking Tall Part II1975Mike Pusser
The Odd Couple1974-1975TV SeriesLeonard
The Last Survivors1975TV MovieBilly Wright
Strange Homecoming1974TV MovieBobby Halsey
Macon County Line1974Luke Morgan (as Lief Garrett)
Devil Times Five1974David
Apple's Way1974TV SeriesHarold Pearson / Harold


Popstar2005performer: "Tear Up This Town" / writer: "Tear Up This Town"
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television", "Former Child Star" / performer: "Former Child Star" / producer: "Former Child Star"
Joe Dirt2001performer: "I Was Made for Dancin'"
Música sí1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Night Angel1990performer: "TORN AND TATTERED" / writer: "TORN AND TATTERED"
To Die For1988writer: "Torn and Tattered" - as L. Garrett
The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends1986Video documentary short "The Road to Freedom", "The Way to Happiness", "The ARC Song"
Thunder Alley1985performer: "Can't Look Back", "Just Another Pretty Boy", "Sometimes in the Night", "Do You Feel Alright", "Danger Danger"
Longshot1981performer: "Let Me Be Your Hero", "I Can't Wait Any Longer", "Summer Love"
Hits von der Schulbank1980TV Movie performer: "Bits and Pieces"
CHiPs1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1979TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Wonder Woman1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale


The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself
World's Dumbest2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest 22013TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2010-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Patient: Musician
Celebrity Close Calls2010TV SeriesHimself
Rock & A Hard Place2008TV SeriesHimself
Reality Bites Back2008TV SeriesHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge2007TV SeriesHimself
Boulevard of Broken Dreams2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Fear Factor2006TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
elimiDATE2005TV SeriesHimself
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The 70's House2005TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Star Dates2003TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
Family Guy2001TV SeriesHimself
Heart-throbs of the 70s2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Suddenly Susan1999TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1's 8-Track Flashback1995TV SeriesHost
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends1986Video documentary shortHimself - Featured Performer, Vocals (songs "The Road to Freedom" / "The Way to Happiness" / "The ARC Song")
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
Hits von der Schulbank1980TV MovieHimself
Aplauso1979-1980TV SeriesHimself
Making Xanadu: The Musical Fantasy Movie1980TV Movie documentaryWrap-Party Guest (uncredited)
Cosas1980TV SeriesHimself
Disco1979-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Wolfman Jack Radio Show1980TV MovieHimself
New American Bandstand 19651977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Good Morning America1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
Leif1979TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Disco in the Snow1979TV MovieHimself - Performer
Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La sonrisa de un niño1978TV MovieHimself - Performer
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist

Archive Footage

Ochéntame... otra vez2014TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Teen Stars2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
Música sí1998TV SeriesHimself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesFowler
Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1978Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaPeter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977)

2nd Place Awards

1977Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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