Michael Keaton: Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height And More

You have either grown up watching Michael Keaton or have spent a fair amount of time catching up with all his work after you grew up. Nevertheless, you know just how iconic this actor is and how he has been one of the leading actors in Hollywood, especially after playing the role of Batman.

Now, he will be returning to the big screen as Batman, and this news has caused a big splash amongst fans, in a good way, of course.

Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton has a lot more attached to his name than Batman, and we are here to tell you all about it.

So, keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about Michael Keaton, including his net worth, biography, and dating history:

Michael Keaton’s Net Worth

As of 2023, Michael Keaton’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. Keaton’s average salary per film is unknown, but we do know he was paid $5 million to star in Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989. He was then paid $11 million to star in the sequel Batman Returns in 1992.

Since Keaton recently has made appearances in both DC Comics films and the Sony Spider-Man Universe (and is slated to make more), we think it’s safe to say his net worth will increase shortly.

Michael Keaton’s Net Worth

As we all know, he is also returning as Batman, which is going to be exciting for everyone and is bound to increase his net worth as well. We can’t wait to see what else Michael Keaton appears in moving forward!

Michael Keaton Biography

Michael John Douglas was born on September 5, 1951, at Ohio Valley Hospital in Kennedy Township, Pennsylvania. His family moved among several towns in Pennsylvania, but he attended Montour High School in Robinson Township, from which he graduated in 1969. He then enrolled at Kent State University and attended for two years, studying Speech. During his time at Kent State, he performed in plays, which inspired him to return home and pursue an acting career.

In 1975, Keaton made his debut on the Pittsburgh public television programs Where the Heart Is and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, on which he also served as a production assistant. The show and the star remained close to Keaton’s heart. When Fred Rogers passed away in 2003, Keaton was the host of a memorial tribute on the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS), titled Fred Rogers: America’s Favorite Neighbor, and in 2018, he returned to host Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like, a 50th anniversary special.

Michael Keaton Biography

Michael Keaton Early Days

Keaton performed in local theatre productions in Pittsburgh and even performed stand-up comedy while in between jobs. He eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he auditioned for roles on television, appearing on shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Hour and Maude.

He decided to use a stage name so that he could become a member of the Screen Actors Guild since there were already a Michael Douglas and a Mike Douglas registered. He landed his first film role – a non-speaking one – in Joan Rivers’ 1978 film Rabbit Test. After appearing alongside Jim Belushi in the comedy series Working Stiffs in 1979, he was cast in his breakout film role: Bill “Blaze” Blazejowski in Ron Howard’s comedy Night Shift.

Michael Keaton Biography

Michael Keaton Comedy Movies

Following the success of Night Shift, Keaton was cast as the leading man in several comedy films, such as Mr. Mom, Johnny Dangerously, and The Dream Team. In 1986, he played a more dramatic role in the film Touch and Go, which he actually filmed in 1984. However, he still found difficulty transitioning to roles that were not comedic in nature. In 1988, Keaton finally starred in two films that cemented his A-list status in Hollywood.

Michael Keaton Comedy Movies

The first was Tim Burton’s horror-comedy Beetlejuice, in which he played the title character. The second was Clean and Sober, a drama in which he portrayed a realtor with drug addiction. He collaborated with Burton again in 1989, starring in the title role in Batman, which was one of the most successful films of that year. He reprised the role in Batman Returns in 1992. He was replaced in 1995’s Batman Forever by Val Kilmer when he dropped out of the project after Burton was replaced as the film’s director.

Michael Keaton In Batman Returns in 1992

Michael Keaton Movies

Throughout the 1990s, Keaton was cast in all types of films, both comedic and dramatic, including Pacific Heights, My Life, and Much Ado About Nothing. He starred in Jack Frost, a family holiday movie, as well as the thriller Desperate Measures and the political drama Speechless.

He had some success in the early 2000s, as well, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Live from Baghdad. He appeared in Herbie: Fully Loaded with Lindsay Lohan, White Noise, and First Daughter, none of which were quite as successful as the Batman films. In 2006, however, he appeared in the critically and commercially successful Disney/Pixar film Cars with Owen Wilson.

Michael Keaton Movies

Michael Keaton Performance

He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for his performance on the period drama miniseries The Company in 2007.

In 2010, he worked under Disney/Pixar once more, voicing the Ken doll in Toy Story 3, which grossed over $1 billion internationally. Later that year, he appeared in the buddy comedy The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

Michael Keaton Performance

Keaton won his first Golden Globe Award for his performance in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance in 2014. He then appeared in the Oscar-winning film Spotlight in 2015 and portrayed former McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc in the biopic The Founder.

Golden Globe Award

Michael Keaton Upcoming Projects

He played The Vulture, a supervillain, in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland. He reunited with Burton for his 2019 live-action adaptation of the Disney classic Dumbo. In 2020 and 2021, he starred in two legal dramas: Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Worth.

He then won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in Dopesick on Hulu in 2022. Additionally, he made a cameo in the role of Vulture in Sony’s Morbius.

He will reprise the role of Batman in a deleted scene from the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and will also be playing an important role in The Flash movie which releases this June, along with Ben Affleck’s Batman as well. This is definitely something everyone is looking forward to.

Michael Keaton Upcoming Projects

Michael Keaton’s Dating History and Family

Keaton was married to the late actress Caroline McWilliams from 1982 through 1990. He also dated actress Courteney Cox from 1990 through 1995. He also has been connected to Michelle Pfeiffer, Audra Lynn, and Rachel Ryan.

Michael Keaton’s Dating History

He is the youngest of seven children born to Leona Elizabeth and George A. Douglas. His father was a civil engineer and surveyor, and his mother was a homemaker. His parents raised him and his siblings in the Catholic Church. He is of Irish, Scottish, German, and English descent. He has three brothers – Paul, Robert, and George – and three sisters – Pamela, Joyce, and Diane.

Keaton has one child from his first marriage, a son named Sean, born in 1983. Sean Douglas is a record producer and songwriter. He won a Grammy Award for his work on Lizzo’s 2019 album Cuz I Love You. He has written for artists such as Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Madonna, Selena Gomez, and David Guetta.

Michael Keaton’s  Family


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