Michael Vartan Net Worth

Michael Vartan Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael S. Vartan net worth is
$8 Million

Michael S. Vartan Wiki Biography

Michael S. Vartan was born on 27 November 1968, in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France, to Doris, a painter and artist of Polish-Jewish descent, and Eddie Vartan, a musician, of Bulgarian, Armenian and Hungarian-Jewish descent. He is a French-American actor, best known for his role of Michael Vaughn in the television series “Alias”, and of Dr. Tom Wakefield in the series “Hawthorne”.

A noted actor, how rich is Michael Vartan now? Sources state that Vartan has amassed a fortune over $8 million, as of late 2016. His net worth has been established during his acting career which began in the late ‘80s.

Michael Vartan Net Worth $8 Million

Vartan’s parents divorced in his early childhood, and he moved to the USA with his mother. However, he soon returned to France to live with his father in Fleury, Manche, until his high school years. At the age of eighteen, he moved back to the States to avoid French military service, and pursue a career in the arts instead. He went on to take acting classes at the acclaimed Lycée Français de Los Angeles in L.A.

Vartan made his big screen debut in the French film “Un Homme et Deux Femmes” in 1991. The following year he appeared in another French movie, “Promenades d’été”, then in 1993 he played a French soldier in the Italian film “Fiorile”, which brought him much attention. By the end of the decade, he had landed roles in various American projects, such as the films “The Pallbearer”, “The Myth of Fingerprints” and “Curve”, as well as in the TV series “Spender”, “Fallen Angels” and “Friends”. He was praised for his performance in the 1999 romantic comedy film “Never Been Kissed”, starring Drew Barrymore, and all contributed to his popularity, as well as to his net worth.

Vardan’s popularity continued to grow in 2000, as he landed major roles in the films “It Had to Be You” and “The Next Best Thing”, and had a recurring role in the TV series “Ally McBeal”. He catapulted into the national spotlight in 2001, when he was cast in the popular ABC television series “Alias”, playing CIA agent Michael Vaughn for five seasons until 2006. Aside from boosting his popularity, the show also provided him with a sizable income.

In the meantime, he landed major parts in the films “One Hour Photo” and “Monster-In-Law”, and appeared in the series “Kitchen Confidential”. In 2007, he was cast in the main role of James Walker in the short-lived ABC television series “Big Shots”, followed by a starring role in the Australian big-budget film “Rogue”. All added to his wealth.

Vartan bolstered his international fame in 2009, being cast as Dr. Tom Wakefield in the TNT medical drama “Hawthorne”, replacing Jeffrey Nordling who played the part in the pilot, for three seasons until 2011, additionally improving his fame and net worth.

In the years since, Vartan has remained a regular both in films and on television, with prominent parts in films such as “Demoted” and “Colombiana”, and recurring roles in television series including “Ring of Fire”, “Bates Motel” and “Satisfaction”.

He is currently involved in filming the television series “The Arrangement”, announced to be released in 2017.

Speaking about his private life, Vartan married Lauren Skaar in 2011, but the couple divorced three years later. Sources are unaware of his current relationship status.

Full NameMichael Vartan
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 27, 1968
Place Of BirthBoulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
EducationLycée Français de Los Angeles in L.A.
SpouseLauren Skaar (m. 2011-2014)
ParentsDoris Vartan, Eddie Vartan
SiblingsNicolas Vartan
NicknamesMichael S. Vartan
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (2000), Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry/Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure/Choice TV: Breakout Star Male (2003, 2005)
MoviesUn Homme et Deux Femmes (1991), Never Been Kissed (1999), Stringer (1992), The Pallbearer (1996), The Curve (1998), High School (2010), Colombiana (2011)
TV ShowsAlias (2001-2006), Hawthorne (2009-2011), Friends (1997), Big Shots (2007), Bates Motel (2014), Ring of Fire (2012), Satisfaction (2014)
1Every actor will tell you it's so much more fun to play the bad guy because usually those characters are more complex and more broad and more interesting, and have more sides to them.
2You just have to keep plugging away and if you get lucky enough to get a job, you get one.
3You never know why or when the next job is coming. I actually like that. It's kind of exciting. I don't punch in. I don't have a 9 to 5 job. When you do work you're lucky enough to go to interesting places and meet mostly interesting and talented people, so it's really a great job if you can work.
4I think the hardest thing about being an actor is between jobs when you don't know and wondering if you'll ever work again. It's kind of a crazy business.
5I've always loved sports and hockey is a sport I play as much as I can. I love it. In a weird way it's like church and therapy and exercise all rolled up into one. I mean when I play hockey I don't think about anything.
6I wish I were a character actor. Of course, if I played hockey without a mask, I could become one.
7I hate gold. I'm sort of a sterling-silver guy.
8I would rather do movies because I'm very lazy and the hours are much easier.
9I'm not a bling-bling guy; I can't pull it off. I just look like an idiot.
10The funny thing is I'm actually a Polish Jew who happens to be born in France. My mom is Polish and my dad is Bulgarian. I don't have an ounce of French blood. But I work it.
1Michael Vartan is a student of DW Brown and a graduate of The Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio.
2Will be in Melbourne in January attending the Aussie Millions Poker Championship at Crown Casino [December 2008]
3Currently in Australia filming a new movie called Rogue (2007). [December 2005]
4Co-starring on Big Shots (2007) with Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus and Joshua Malina. [September 2007]
5Wrapping up filming on the final few episodes of the fourth season of Alias (2001). [March 2005]
6Was in a relationship with his Alias (2001) co-star, Jennifer Garner (2003-2004).
7Engaged to Lauren Skaar. They met in 2009 at a Whole Foods parking lot in Los Angeles [March 20, 2010].
8Has a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Millie.
9Stepson of writer Ian La Frenais.
10Is a huge fan of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He said in an interview that as a child he once watched it every day for a summer and ended up memorizing the lines from the movie.
11Former nephew by marriage of Johnny Hallyday.
12Appeared in a television ad for the 2004 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. He stated that he hadn't been nervous while acting in 3 years, yet he was very nervous about appearing with the Stanley Cup.
13Although born in France, he is not of French descent. Michael's father, Eddie Vartan, was born in Bulgaria. Michael's paternal grandfather, Georges Vartan, was of half Armenian and half Bulgarian ancestry (the family surname was originally "Vartanian"). Michael's paternal grandmother, Ilona (Mayer), was of Hungarian Jewish background; her father, Rudolf, was a prominent architect. Michael's mother, Doris Vartan (née Pucher), is of Polish Jewish background; she was born in Poland and later became an American citizen.
14Also paints and plays guitar.
15Was engaged to Shannon Gleason (1988-1998).
16Cousin of French singer David Hallyday.
17Nephew of Sylvie Vartan.
18Turned down a role in Scream 3 (2000) because he wanted to take his career in a different direction.
19Speaks French and English fluently.
20When the studio resisted casting an "unknown", Drew Barrymore pushed to get him cast in Never Been Kissed (1999).
21Plays hockey as often as he can. This attribute has also been given to his Alias (2001) character Michael Vaughn, who plays pickup hockey occasionally with his co-worker characters.
22Avid sports fan.
23Wanted to be a professional pool player before deciding to act instead. He played pool 12 hours a day, for 5 years.


It Had to Be You2000Charlie Hudson
Never Been Kissed1999Sam Coulson
Dead Man's Curve1998Chris
Friends1997TV SeriesDr. Tim Burke
The Myth of Fingerprints1997Jake
Touch Me1997Adam
The Pallbearer1996Scott
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995Tommy
Fallen Angels1993TV SeriesHarry Stone
Fiorile1993Jean / Massimo
Spender1993TV SeriesPaul Ducheyne
Promenades d'été1992Thomas
Un homme et deux femmes1991Fred
Black Leather Jacket1989TV MovieMotorcycle Boy
The Arrangement2017TV Series filmingTerrence
Small Town Crime2017post-production
Within2016John Alexander
Nina2016Radio Interviewer
Rectify2015TV SeriesForrest
Satisfaction2014TV SeriesDylan
Bates Motel2014TV SeriesGeorge Heldens
Ring of Fire2012TV Mini-SeriesDr. Matthew Cooper
Go On2012TV Series
Hawthorne2009-2011TV SeriesDr. Tom Wakefield
Colombiana2011Danny Delanay
Demoted2011Rodney McAdams
High School2010Calculus Teacher (uncredited)
Big Shots2007-2008TV SeriesJames Walker
Rogue2007Pete McKell
Alias2001-2006TV SeriesMichael Vaughn
Kitchen Confidential2005TV SeriesMichel Valentine
Monster-in-Law2005Dr. Kevin Fields
Alias2004Video GameAgent Michael Vaughn (voice)
One Hour Photo2002Will Yorkin
The Mists of Avalon2001TV Mini-SeriesLancelot
Sand2000Tyler Briggs
Ally McBeal2000TV SeriesJonathan Bassett
The Next Best Thing2000Kevin Lasater


Entertainment Tonight2009-2017TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2015TV SeriesHimself - Family Friend
2014 NHL Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - presenter
Give Me Shelter2014DocumentaryAnimal Advocate
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself
Losing It with John Stamos2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
2012 Hero Dog Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 26th Annual Genesis Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2011 Hero Dog Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
1st Look2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
25th Annual Genesis Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Backwash2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
Michael Vartan Has Dorfism2010Video shortHimself
Maximum Turbo Extended Scene2010ShortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV SeriesHimself
24th Annual Genesis Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Whatever Happened To?2009TV SeriesHimself
23rd Annual Genesis Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
VTV Interviews2008TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2007TV SeriesHimself / Pete McKell
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day2006TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPY Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHimself
World Poker Tour2005TV SeriesHimself
Driven2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Diary2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Alias Ricky Gervais2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself / Michael Vaughn (Alias skit)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'One Hour Photo'2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2001TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV ChemistryAlias (2001)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor in a Television SeriesAlias (2001)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor - Drama/Action AdventureAlias (2001)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star - MaleAlias (2001)
2000MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissNever Been Kissed (1999)

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