Mike Evans Net Worth

Mike Evans Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael Jonas Evans net worth is
$3 Million

Michael Jonas Evans Wiki Biography

Michael Jonas Evans was born on 3 November 1949, in Salisbury, North Carolina, USA, to Theodore and Annie Evans, and was best known as the actor who portrayed Lionel Jefferson in ‘’All in The Family’’ and Arnold Simms in ‘’Rich Man, Poor Man’’. Additionally, he was a writer of the series ‘’Good Times’’. He passed away in 2006.

So just how rich was Mike Evans? According to authoritative sources, this actor had net worth of over $3 million, accumulated from his 13 years long career in the entertainment field.

Mike Evans Net Worth $3 Million

Evans was a student of Palmer Memorial Institute, then having moved to Los Angeles with his family, he began attending Los Angeles High School. Having matriculated, he enrolled into the Los Angeles City College, then made his acting debut in 1971 with the role of Lionel Jefferson in ‘’All in Family’’, a comedy television series which followed the life of a working-class man who constantly talks with his family over the important issues. In the mentioned series, which won eight Golden Globes and was additionally rewarded with numerous awards such as Primetime Emmy, DGA Award, Humanitas Prize and OFTA TV Hall of Fame, Mike’s’ was a recurring character through 1975. In 1972, he was also cast in the role of Marley in ‘’Killer By Night’’, and in the same year portrayed Wilson in ‘’Call Her Mom’’. His net worth was now well established.

As of 1975, he began portraying the same character as in ‘’All in Family’’ in the sequel of the series entitled ‘’The Jeffersons’’, which was ultimately nominated for eight Golden Globe awards. Working in both of the mentioned series helped Evans gain recognition among audiences. In 1976, he began portraying Lenny in ‘’The Practice’’, a comedy television series, in which he worked alongside actors such as Danny Thomas, David Spielberg and Dena Dietrich. Additionally, during the same year Evans appeared in two episodes of ‘’Rich Man, Poor Man’’, as Arnold Simms. To conclude, Mike had 12 acting gigs.

Besides being an actor, Evans was also a writer, and in that branch worked on one project, ‘’Good Times’’, a critically acclaimed comedy television series, which follows the story of a poor African-American family that struggles with their finances as they try to make the best out of the Chicago housing projects. Evans wrote all 133 episodes of the series, which was ultimately nominated for three Golden Globe awards, and was rewarded with one award – Impact Award in 2006.

When it comes to his personal life, Evans was married to Helena Jefferson from January 1976, until her death in 2002 from breast cancer. However, Mike’s successful career ended with his death caused by throat cancer at the age of 57 in 2006, at his mother’s home located in Twentynine Palms, California.


Full NameMike Evans
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 3, 1949, Salisbury, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
DiedDecember 14, 2006, Twentynine Palms, California, United States
Place Of Birth
Height1.96 m
Weight102 kg
ProfessionActor, Screenwriter, Television Director, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur
EducationLos Angeles High School, Los Angeles City College, Palmer Memorial Institute
SpouseHelena Jefferson (m. 1976-2002, her death)
ChildrenCarlena Harris, Tammy Evans
ParentsAnnie Sue Evans, Theodore Evans Sr.
SiblingsThomas Evans
AwardsNFL Play of the Year Award
NominationsCastrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Year, Pepsi Next Rookie of the Year
Movies“Killer by Night” (1972), “Call Her Mom” (1972), “Voyage of the Yes” (1973), “Good Times” (1974), “Now You See Him, Now You Don't” (1972)
TV Shows“All in the Family” (1971-1975), “The Jeffersons” (1975; 1979–81; 1985), “Rich Man, Poor Man” (1976), “The Practice” (1977-1977)
1Survived by his daughters, Carlena and Tammie; his mother Annie Sue; his brother Thomas; his cousin Harold; and his niece Chrystal.
2Studied acting at Los Angeles City College.
3Had been a real estate investor prior to his death. He received his real estate license in 1986.
4Both Evans and his writing partner Eric Monte drifted into entertainment oblivion after the demise of Good Times (1974) in 1979. While Evans stayed afloat for a time, returning to his Lionel Jefferson acting role until 1981, Monte, who also wrote the film Cooley High (1975), subsequently developed a crack addiction and had a series of strokes before being discovered living in an East L.A. homeless shelter in 2006. He is currently recovered and trying to write again and get back into the business.
5As co-creator of Good Times (1974), his job duties increased, forcing him to leave The Jeffersons (1975). He was temporarily replaced by Damon Evans.


Good Times1974-1979TV Series created by - 133 episodes


The Jeffersons1975-1985TV SeriesLionel Jefferson
The Practice1976-1977TV SeriesLenny
Rich Man, Poor Man1976TV Mini-SeriesArnold Simms
Far Out Space Nuts1975TV Series
All in the Family1971-1975TV SeriesLionel Jefferson
The Streets of San Francisco1974TV SeriesPaul Hudson
The House on Skull Mountain1974Phillippe Wilette
Voyage of the Yes1973TV MovieOrlando B. Parker
Love, American Style1972TV SeriesJerome Wilson (segment "Love and the Perfect Wedding")
Now You See Him, Now You Don't1972Henry Fathington
Call Her Mom1972TV MovieWilson (as Mike Jonas Evans)
Killer by Night1972TV MovieMarley


Voyage of the Yes1973TV Movie performer: "El Condor Pasa"
All in the Family1972TV Series performer - 1 episode


All-Star Family Feud Special1981TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Family Feud1980TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Pryor Special?1977TV SpecialWriter
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1976TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731974TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Hollywood Squares1974TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Baffle1974TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryLionel Jefferson - All in the Family
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1975TV SeriesHenry Fathington

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