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Charles Bronson Net Worth

Charles Bronson Net Worth

Net Worth: $12.5 Million

  • Source of Wealth Film, Television
  • Age Deceased at 81 years old on 2003-08-30
  • Birth Place Ehrenfeld, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Height 5' 9" (1.74 m)
  • Marital Status Widowed (Kim Weeks)
  • Full Name Charles Dennis Buchinsky
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth November 3, 1921
  • Ethnicity Polish
  • Occupation Actor
  • Children 4 (Katrina, Zuleika, Suzanne, Tony)
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About Charles Bronson

American actor Charles Dennis “Bronson” Buchinsky had an estimated net worth of $12.5 million.

The son of a Lithuanian coal miner, American actor Charles Bronson claimed to have spoken no English at home during his childhood in Pennsylvania. Though he managed to complete high school, it was expected that Bronson would go into the mines like his father and many brothers. Experiencing the world outside Pennsylvania during World War II service, however, Bronson came back to America determined to pursue an art career. While working as a set designer for a Philadelphia theater troupe, Bronson played a few small roles and almost immediately switched his allegiance from the production end of theater to acting.

After a few scattered acting jobs in New York, Bronson enrolled in the Pasadena Playhouse in 1949. By 1951, he was in films, playing uncredited bits in such pictures as The People Against O’Hara (1951); You’re in the Navy Now (1952), which also featured a young bit actor named Lee Marvin; Diplomatic Courier (1952); Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952), as a waiter(!); and The Clown (1953). When he finally achieved billing, it was under his own name, Charles Buchinsky (sometimes spelled Buchinski). His first role of importance was as Igor, the mute granite-faced henchman of deranged sculptor Vincent Price in House of Wax (1953).

The actor was billed as Charles Bronson for the first time in Drum Beat (1954), although he was still consigned to character roles as Slavs, American Indians, hoodlums, and convicts. Most sources claim that Bronson’s first starring role was in Machine Gun Kelly (1958), but, in fact, he had the lead in 1958’s Gang War, playing an embryonic version of his later Death Wish persona as a mild-mannered man who turned vengeful after the death of his wife. Bronson achieved his first fan following with the TV series Man With a Camera (1959), in which he played adventurous photojournalist Mike Kovac (and did double duty promoting the sponsor’s camera products in the commercials).
In many of his ’70s films, Bronson co-starred with second wife Jill Ireland, with whom he remained married until she lost her fight against cancer in 1990. Bronson’s bankability subsequently fell off, due in part to younger action stars doing what he used to do twice as vigorously, and because of his truculent attitude toward fans. He did little but television work after 1991’s The Indian Runner (Sean Penn’s directorial debut), with Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994) his only feature since. Bronson’s onscreen career would soon draw to a close with his role as law enforcing family patriarch Paul Fein in the made-for-cable Family of Cops series.

On August 30, 2003 Charles Bronson died of pneumonia in Los Angeles. He was 81.

Earnings & Financial Data

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  • Earnings 1983
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Salary from the film, 10 to Midnight

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Salary from the film, St. Ives

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Salary from the film, Death Wish

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Salary from the film, The Stone Killer

Salary 1973

Salary from the film Valdez, il mezzosangue

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Salary from the film, Machine-Gun Kelly

Salary 1958

Salary per week from the TV series, Man with a Camera

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