With over 55 movies and TV shows to his name, Ray Stevenson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable actors in the world. His appearances in popular titles like the Thor franchise, the Divergent franchise and his role as Frank Castle in Punisher: War Zone has not only made him a popular and successful actor but also given Ray Stevenson a significant net worth.
Known primarily as a supporting actor, Ray Stevenson’s complementary role as a cast member and his ability to elevate a story with his acting skills has made him a coveted and well-paid actor.
Here, we will take a look at his net worth which he amassed from his entire movie career but first, let’s take a quick look at his background.
Ray Stevenson’s Background and Career Growth
Ray Stevenson was born on the 25th of May 1964 in Northern Ireland but was raised in England. He attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has appeared in a lot of stage plays alongside his onscreen roles. Some of his stage plays include The Duchess of Malfi and Mouth to Mouth.
After making his onscreen debut in A Woman’s Guild to Adultery in 1993, he made several more appearances throughout the 90s. He appeared in The Dwelling Place, his first significant role, as Matthew Turnbull. He appeared in three episodes of the miniseries. Before the 90s were over, he appeared in a total of 13 projects, including his first film in 1995, Some Kind of Life as Steve. He mostly appeared on television in the first decade of his career, with major roles in Band of Gold, The Tide of Life, and City Central. At this point, Ray Stevenson’s net worth had already began growing.
At the beginning of the new millennium, Stevenson continued to appear mostly on television in shows like The Bill, At Home with Braithwaites, Dalziel and Pascoe, Murphy’s Law, Red Cap before he got his first major film appearance as Dagonet in King Arthur (2004).
He began playing one of his most popular roles as Titus Pullo in Rome in 2005, appearing in 22 episodes between 2005 and 2007. In 2008, Ray got one of his rare appearances as a lead actor in the film, Punisher: War Zone, where he played the comic character, Frank Castle. In the same year, he also appeared as DC in Outpost. He played Murlaugh in the 2009 film, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, and in the following year, appeared as Redridge in The Book of Eli and Roger Wesley in the action-comedy, The Other Guys.
Playing the character of Volstagg in the Thor franchise was a major boost to Ray Stevenson’s net worth. He began to play the role in 2011 and has appeared in all three movies in the franchise. Another major franchise for Ray is the Divergent series, where he played Marcus and appeared in all three movies.
Other notable appearances for Ray Stevenson added up to increase his net worth include Medici, Black Sails, Relik, Accident Man, and Reef Break.
Aside from his acting job, he was married to Ruth Gemmell, an actress between 1997 and 2005. They met each other on the set of the show, Band of Gold. Although he hasn’t returned to the altar, he has been in a relationship with Elisabeth Caraccia since 2005 and they have given birth to three children, all of whom are boys.
Ray Stevenson’s Net Worth From His Entire Movie Career
Ray began his career in 1993 when he made his debut as a journalist on the show, A Woman’s Guild to Adultery. Since he began his career in the 90s, Ray Stevenson’s net worth has grown to an estimated $8 million.
As mentioned earlier, the Northern Irish actor’s journey to becoming a millionaire has been built on a career as a supporting actor. His ability to be a crucial foil to the main character’s has made him one of Hollywood’s most coveted supporting actors, a fact that reflects in his Box office numbers. In more than 14 films where he has appeared as a supporting actor, he has recorded a global Box office total of over $3.2 billion.
In a rare occasion where he played a lead role or a part of the leading ensemble, he recorded over $520 million at the Box office, which is not bad for the Lisburn, County Antrim born actor. With such Box office numbers, it is no wonder he has a high salary profile that has helped him to a net worth of $8 million.