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Ian Ziering Net Worth 

What is Ian Ziering’s net worth and salary?

Ian Ziering, an American actor, has a net worth of $4 million. He is best known for his role as “Steve Sanders” on the popular television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he starred in from 1990 to 2000 and again in the show’s 2019 reboot.

Ziering also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, season 4, where he partnered with Cheryl Burke and made it to the semi-final round. Additionally, he has guest-starred on several television shows, including JAG, The Doctors, and Guiding Light, and has directed short films.

In 2013, Ziering played Fin in the movie Sharknado, which quickly became a cult classic and led to several sequels. He has also acted in other films, such as Endless Love, Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off, Batman Beyond: The Movie, Domino, No Way Back, The Christmas Hope, and That’s My Boy.

Ian Ziering’s Paycheck for Sharknado

Producers initially offered Ian Ziering $50,000 to appear in Sharknado, but he declined five times before accepting the role for $100,000 and a title change to “Dark Skies” (which was later changed back). His wife also encouraged him to accept the role to maintain their SAG health insurance. For Sharknados 2, 3 and 4, his salary was raised to $200,000. He received $500,000, which was 16% of the movie’s budget, for the fifth installment. In total, Ian made $1.2 million from the first five Sharknado movies.

Early Life and Education

Ian Ziering was born on March 30, 1964 in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in a Jewish household with his parents, Muriel and Paul, and two older brothers. Ziering attended West Orange High School and discovered his passion for drama and theater during his time there. He got his first professional acting job in 1981 and went on to earn a degree from William Patterson University in 1988.

Ian Ziering’s Acting Career

Ian Ziering began his acting career in 1981 with a role in the film “Endless Love.” He also appeared in a couple of episodes of the series “The Doctors” in 1981 and 1982. In 1987, he appeared in the daytime soap opera “Guiding Light” and then in an episode of “ABC Afterschool Specials” in 1988.

His breakout role came in 1990 when he landed a spot on “Beverly Hills…90210.” He played the character of Steve Sanders, a high school student growing up in the generally wealthy zip code of Beverly Hills. Ziering remained on the show until its completion in the year 2000, one of only four original cast members to appear in all ten seasons.

While on “Beverly Hills…90210,” Ziering continued auditioning for and landing other roles in made for television films and television series. He appeared in a few episodes of “Melrose Place” in 1992 as well as “The Legend of Prince Valiant.” He also landed a voice role in the animated series “Biker Mice from Mars,” which ran from 1993 to 1996.

From 1998 to 2001, he became a series regular on the animated show “Godzilla: The Series.” He voiced the character of Dr. Nick Tatopoulos. He also secured the voice role of Mason Forrest in the 1999 television movie “Batman Beyond: The Movie” as well as the “Batman Beyond” television series.

Ziering also began working on more films and short films during the mid 2000s. He acted in the short film “Six Month Later” in 2005 and directed and acted in the short film “Man vs. Monday” in 2006. He has appeared in a number of other films since then, including “McKenna Shoots for the Stars,” “Snake & Mongoose,” “Christmas in Palm Springs,” and the 2019 Netflix film, “Malibu Rescue.” His television roles during that time include parts in “CSI: NY,” “Happily Divorced,” and “Deadtime Stories.”

Marriage and Divorce

In 1997, Ian Ziering married Nikki Schieler (later known as Nikki Ziering), a Playboy model. However, the couple filed for divorce in February of 2002, citing irreconcilable differences. Their separation was reportedly contentious.

In 2010, Ziering got engaged to Erin Ludwig, and they married the same year in Newport Beach, California. They had two daughters, Mia in 2011 and Penna Mae in 2013. Unfortunately, the couple announced their separation in October of 2019.

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