Tom Sullivan Net Worth

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Tom Sullivan net worth is
$5 Million

Tom Sullivan Wiki Biography

Tom Sullivan was born on the 27th March 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and is a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actor, writer, and author, best known for his role in “Airport ’77” (1977) and as a writer of “If You Could See What I Hear” (1982). His career started in 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Sullivan is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Sullivan’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned largely through his successful acting career, and his work as an author, which has improved his wealth too.

Tom Sullivan Net Worth $5 Million

Tom Sullivan was born prematurely and too much oxygen while he was in an incubator resulted in losing his eyesight. As a young child, Tom wasn’t discouraged with his blindness, and decided to pursue a career as a singer and composer.

He made his first on-screen appearance in an episode of “Allen Ludden’s Gallery” in 1969, while from 1974 to 1976, Sullivan appeared in seven episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”. In the period between 1975 and 1976, Tom was a guest in three episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Dinah!”, while from 1976 to 1978, he participated in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning “The Mike Douglas Show”. In 1977, Sullivan made it to the movies in the Oscar Award-nominated “Airport ’77” (1977) starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, and Joseph Cotton, and the following year he played in the TV movie “Love’s Dark Ride”. Tom ended the the ‘70s with appearances in “Good Morning America” (1979-1980).

From 1982 to 1984, Tom played in the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Fame”, while from 1987 to 1989 he appeared in a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Highway to Heaven”. In the ‘90s, Sullivan had parts in “Vows of Deception” (1996) alongside Cheryl Ladd, Nick Mancuso, and Michael Woolson, and in such series as the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1998) and “Pensacola: Wings of Gold” (1999). All helped raise his net worth.

Tom Sullivan co-wrote his autobiography with Derek Gill entitled “If You Could See What I Hear” in 1975, which was a best-selling book and even made it as a movie in 1982. He has also written several more books, including “The Leading Lady: Dinah’s Story” (1993), “Special Parent, Special Child: Parents of Children with Disabilities Share Their Trials, Triumphs and Hard-won Wisdom” (1995), “Adventures in Darkness: Memoirs of an Eleven-year-old Blind Boy” (2006), and “Together” (2008), adding to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Tom Sullivan married Patricia Steffen in 1969 and has two children with her. He saved his daughter Blythe from drowning after hearing air bubbles while she was swimming in the family pool. Tom is a longtime friend with Betty White, who discovered him playing piano in a bar and introduced him to his future wife. Sullivan currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

Full NameThomas M. Sullivan
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 27th 1947
Place Of BirthBoston, Massachusetts USA
EducationSeattle University
SpousePatricia Steffen
ChildrenBlythe Sullivan
ParentsThomas J. Sullivan, Marie C. Sullivan
MoviesIf You Could See What I Hear, Airport '77, Blind Witness, Powderburn, Search for Tomorrow
TV ShowsSearch for Tomorrow
1Release of his book, "The Leading Lady: Dinah's Story" by Tom Sullivan and Betty White. [1993]
2Release of his book, "Adventures in Darkness: Memoirs of an Eleven-year-old Blind Boy". [2006]
3Release of his book, "Special Parent, Special Child: Parents of Children with Disabilities Share Their Trials, Triumphs and Hard-won Wisdom". [1995]
4Release of his book, "Together" by Tom with Betty White. [2008]
5Working the motivational speaker circuit, often for GM employees. Residing in Denver, Colorado. [April 1997]
6Longtime friend of Betty White. She discovered him playing piano in a bar and also introduced him to his future wife.
7Saved his infant daughter Blythe from drowning in the family pool by listening for air bubbles.
8Film If You Could See What I Hear (1982) is based on his autobiography.
9Plays a mean game of golf.
10Blind since he was an infant. Enjoys doing things not usually associated with blindness, like skydiving and bungee jumping.


Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesClarence
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1999TV SeriesMan
Beverly Hills, 902101998TV SeriesGlen King
Vows of Deception1996TV MovieTV Reporter
Renegade1996TV SeriesDenny Martin
Highway to Heaven1987-1989TV SeriesFrank Riley
Designing Women1989TV SeriesDanny Hedgecock
Hell on the Battleground1988Additional Cast
Aaron's Way1988TV Series
Knight Rider1985TV SeriesCharley Connors
Fame1982-1984TV SeriesJim Hamilton Jim Landon
WKRP in Cincinnati1982TV SeriesHester Sherman
Mork & Mindy1980TV SeriesTom Bickley
Love's Dark Ride1978TV MovieDr. Brad Smith
Airport '771977Steve
M*A*S*H1976TV SeriesTom Straw
Search for Tomorrow1951TV SeriesMichael Kendall (1983)


Highway to HeavenTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1987 music - 1 episode, 1987 performer - 1 episode, 1987
Knight Rider1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
FameTV Series lyrics - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1984 music - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1984 performer - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1984
If You Could See What I Hear1982performer: "If You Could See What I Hear", "You're the One", "I Hear Love" / writer: "If You Could See What I Hear", "Let Me Begin to Love You"
Mork & MindyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1980
Black Sunday1977performer: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814
Airport '771977performer: "Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder" / writer: "Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder"


If You Could See What I Hear1982novel
Blind Witness1989TV Movie story
Highway to Heaven1987-1989TV Series story - 2 episodes


Blind Dating2006technical advisor
Daredevil2003production consultant
If You Could See What I Hear1982production consultant

Music Department

Moving Through Space: A Day with Tom Sullivan2003Video documentary short composer: song "Idle Hands"
Love's Dark Ride1978TV Movie song sung by


Blind Witness1989TV Movie co-producer




Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil'2003Video documentary special thanks
Moving Through Space: A Day with Tom Sullivan2003Video documentary short special thanks


The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil'2003Video documentaryHimself, sight impaired consultant
Moving Through Space: A Day with Tom Sullivan2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHimself
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1978TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself - Singer / Songwriter / ...
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Alan Hamel Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl X1976TV SpecialHimself - National Anthem Performer
Sammy and Company1976TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1974-1975TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Good Morning America Weekend Edition2015TV SeriesHimself - Marine Gunnery Sergeant
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself

Known for movies

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