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$14 Million

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Morris Chestnut Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Morris Chestnut was born on 1 January 1969 in Cerritos, California USA, to parents Shirley and Morris Chestnut.  Morris is an actor, perhaps best known for his ability to portray a variety of characters in very different films and TV series’, obviously a strength which has enabled him to work consistently since his acting debut in 1990.

So just how rich is Morris Chestnut? Sources have recently estimated that Morris has a net worth of $14 million, all accumulated from his acting on TV and the big screen.

Morris Chestnut Net Worth $14 Million

Morris Chestnut attended Richard Gahr High School until 1986, and then graduated with a degree in finance and drama from California State University, Northridge, in 1989.

The first significant source increasing Morris Chestnut’s net worth was his TV acting debut in “Freddy`s Nightmares: a Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series”, portraying the character named Jadon in season 2 which was aired in 1990. “Boyz ‘n the Hood” is recognized as being Morris`s first big screen film role, which added to his net worth, plus in “Chestnut” while portraying Ricky Baker.

Morris Chestnut has worked a few times in collaboration with the highly-rated Steven Seagal. Their partnership has featured in “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” (1995), “Half Past Dead(2002)”, and “Prince of Pistols”(2008), generally playing the villain..

In demonstrating Morris Chestnut’s versatility, he starred in “The Brothers” in 2001, which featured the quite unique topic of successful young professionals. In “Ladder 49”, Morris portrayed a firefighter. In “The Best Man” he starred as a professional football player along with Nia Long, Taye Diggs, which was received very well by the critics, and Morris even received a nomination for an NAACP Image Award. As for football, in “The Game Plan” Morris also starred as a playerl. There are no doubts these performances added significant revenues to the total size of Morris Chestnut’s net worth.

Morris Chestnut’s other notable TV and film credits include “Like Mike”, “Two Can Play That Game”, “The Best Man”, “Think Like a Man”, “Not Easily Broken”, “The Perfect Holiday”,” V”,  “Out All Night, and “G. I. Jane” All these performances undoubtedly boosted the total size of Morris Chestnut’s net worth. Morris Chestnut has also had roles in such films as “The Inkwell”, “Higher Learning”, “Like Mike”, “Confidence”, “Breakin` All the Rules”, “The Cave”, “Identify Thief”, and “Nurse Jackie”.

Additionally, Morris Chestnut`s career has featured such theatrical performances as “What Your Husband Doesn`t Know”, and “Love in the Nick of Tyme”. Currently, Morris has been hosting the show called “Vindicated”.

What is more, Morris became a winner of the TV Madden Bowl video game competition, held during the Super Bowl, in 1998.

As regards Morris Chestnut’s personal life, in 1995 he married Pam Byse; the couple have welcomed two children.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rosewood 2015-2016 TV Series Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. / Rosewood
When the Bough Breaks 2016 John Taylor
Legends 2014-2015 TV Series Tony Rice
Heist 2015/III Dog
The Perfect Guy 2015/I Dave
Nurse Jackie 2013-2014 TV Series Dr. Ike Prentiss
The Best Man Holiday 2013 Lance
Kick-Ass 2 2013 Detective Marcus Williams
The Call 2013/II Officer Paul Phillips
American Dad! 2013 TV Series Craig
Identity Thief 2013 Detective Reilly
Think Like a Man 2012 James (uncredited)
American Horror Story 2011 TV Series Luke
V 2009-2011 TV Series Ryan Nichols
Love in the Nick of Tyme 2009 Video Marcelles Wynters
Not Easily Broken 2009 Dave Johnson
The Prince of Motor City 2008 TV Movie Leo Moore
The Perfect Holiday 2007 Benjamin
The Game Plan 2007 Travis Sanders
Bones 2005 TV Series Agent Oakes
The Cave 2005 Top Buchanan
Dante 2005 TV Movie Dante
Ladder 49 2004 Tommy Drake
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 2004 Gordon Mitchell
Breakin' All the Rules 2004 Evan Fields
Confidence 2003 Travis
Half Past Dead 2002 49er One Donald Robert Johnson
Like Mike 2002 Tracy Reynolds
The Killing Yard 2001 TV Movie Shango
Scenes of the Crime 2001 Ray
Two Can Play That Game 2001 Keith Fenton
The Brothers 2001 Jackson Smith
ER 2000 TV Series ICU Nurse Frank 'Rambo' Bacon
The Best Man 1999 Lance Sullivan
C-16: FBI 1997-1998 TV Series Mal Robinson
Firehouse 1997 TV Movie Andre
G.I. Jane 1997 McCool
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 Bobby Zachs
Higher Learning 1995 Track Anchor (uncredited)
The Inkwell 1994 Harold Lee
Living Single 1994 TV Series Hamilton Brown
Out All Night 1992-1993 TV Series Jeff Carswell
The Ernest Green Story 1993 TV Movie Ernest (Brother) Green
In the Line of Duty: Street War 1992 TV Movie Prince Franklin
The Last Boy Scout 1991 Locker Room Kid
Boyz n the Hood 1991 Ricky Baker
Freddy's Nightmares 1990 TV Series Jason Woodman

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When the Bough Breaks 2016 executive producer
Takers 2010 executive producer
Love in the Nick of Tyme 2009 Video producer
Not Easily Broken 2009 executive producer
Stage Black 2007 TV Series executive producer - 2007

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brakedown 2014 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chew 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2015 TV Series Himself
Let's Go, DFW! 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Junkie 2015 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Lifestyle Magazine 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nurse Jackie Season 5: New to the Floor 2014 Video documentary short
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Insider 2013 TV Series Himself
ES.TV HD 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Jace Hall Show 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Project: Comic-Con 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2009 TV Series Himself
14th Annual Inner City Destiny Awards 2006 Video Himself - Presenter
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Himself
The N Word 2004 Documentary Himself
Friendly Fire: Making an Urban Legend 2003 Video documentary short Himself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Ananda Lewis Show 2001 TV Series Himself
32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
31st NAACP Image Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
26th NAACP Image Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1993 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
Young Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
The Real 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2009-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2016 TV Series Himself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Conan 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Talk 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2015 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2015 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
V 2010 TV Series Ryan Nichols

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast The Best Man Holiday (2013) · Eddie Cibrian
· Terrence Howard
· Taye Diggs
· Harold Perrineau
· Regina Hall
· Sanaa Lathan
· Melissa De Sousa
· Nia Long
· Monica Calhoun
2014 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Nurse Jackie (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Rosewood (2015)
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actor The Best Man Holiday (2013)
2014 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture The Best Man Holiday (2013)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actor The Killing Yard (2001)
2000 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture The Best Man (1999)


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#Fact
1 Had a cameo appearance, but was uncredited, in the movie Higher Learning (1995) as one of the track runners on the team.
2 Purchased $1.5 million estate in suburban Los Angeles.
3 Has worked with Steven Seagal twice. He was both Seagal's character's partner and main enemy. In Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), Chestnut is Seagal's character's reluctant partner. In Half Past Dead (2002), he co-starred as the main villain.
4 Is an excellent Texas Hold 'Em poker player. Recently (2005), held his own against 6 established poker professionals in a made for TV tournament.
5 Winner of the 1998 Madden Bowl, beating other celebrity talent as well as NFL stars in a tournament of John Madden Football.

#Quote
1 You start making movies and people start seeing when you go to places, and all of a sudden you are getting clothes for free and all of a sudden you are getting food for free.
2 You go from movies where you are wearing nice clothes and you're trying to smell good to a movie where you are in water and you are wet all day, and you are dealing with that elements, it gets rough, but it was definitely something I wanted to try.
3 This film is what it is. It's a campy thriller horror movie where you go and have fun. With these types of films, you can't take it too seriously. They are what they are.
4 Showtime has given new, young filmmakers - black, white, across the board - an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing.
5 I would never want any of my kids to go into this industry; not until they are old enough to understand and if this is something that they really want to do.
6 I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that.
7 I hate being cold and I hate being wet and around 80% percent of this film I was cold and another 60% I was cold and wet, so it wasn't the best shoot for me.
8 I did a film which was considered an independent movie with Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia called Confidence, and that's the type of film I was willing to take a chance on that because of the caliber of people involved with the film.
9 You have to be insane to direct.
10 You can become really pigeon-holed in this industry.
11 When you are the lead in a romantic comedy, you have to worry about people really liking you.
12 To me the work is so much more interesting, the parts that don't require you just to take your shirt off.
13 This industry is very make-believe and you caught in a false sense of what reality is.
14 There are a lot of people in this business that don't work consistently.
15 Some people make a career out of doing one thing, but I wanted to diversify my body of work.
16 Producing is easier, I can just be at the set overseeing the story.
17 Oh yeah, I'm a huge romance fan. And some women like action.
18 Nah, I'm not a prima donna, but I just don't like being cold and wet.
19 It's not always about the money.
20 I've been in a situation where I was after the money.
21 I'm not going to take my shirt off in every movie.
22 I'm just happy to be working consistently.
23 I'm getting to the point where they see me as a good actor, rather than just a good guy who can act.
24 I would like more challenging roles. I definitely would like to something that's more challenging.
25 I want viewers to relate to me on a different level, not just a sexual level.
26 I want to tell stories for everyone, primarily.
27 I think the best type of action movie combines a love story with the action.
28 I enjoy what I do, but it's more challenging than people think.
29 At one point, people thought that Eddie Murphy would only reach one sector of the audience, but now everyone sees everything Eddie Murphy does.
30 And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay.
31 Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that's why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives.
32 It's hard when you see a scene where it's raining, and we have the rain machine, and you see it for 5 minutes, but that scene takes all day to shoot, and you do it with rain, and the dry off, and go back and do it again.
33 I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix's character, but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don't die.
34 A lot of times, women don't get the male perspective in regards to a relationship, what men go through when they're not really dealing well.


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