What is Michael Dorn’s net worth and salary?
Michael Dorn, the American actor and voice artist, has a net worth of $8 million. He is most famous for his portrayal of the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. Dorn has the distinction of appearing in more episodes and movies of Star Trek as the same character than any other actor.
Early Life and Career
Michael Dorn was born in Luling, Texas on December 9th, 1952, and grew up in Pasadena, California. He attended Pasadena City College, where he studied radio and television production. Dorn initially pursued a career in music and performed with various rock bands in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
In 1976, Michael Dorn had an uncredited role as Apollo Creed’s bodyguard in the movie “Rocky.” He also made a guest appearance on the TV show “W.E.B.” in 1978, impressing the producer who introduced him to an agent. Dorn then studied acting with Charles E. Conrad for six months and landed a regular role on the TV series “CHiPs.”
Michael Dorn’s Iconic Role as Lieutenant Worf in Star Trek
Michael Dorn is best known for his portrayal of the Klingon Starfleet officer Lieutenant J.G. Worf in the popular TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” He appeared in a total of 282 episodes and five “Star Trek” movies as Worf, and even directed three episodes of “Deep Space Nine.”
Dorn’s dedication to the role of Worf was evident in his impressive record of only missing three episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” He also reprised his role as Commander Worf in the voiceover for “Star Trek: Captain’s Chair.”
In 2012, Dorn expressed his interest in returning to the role of Worf in a potential TV series titled “Star Trek: Captain Worf.” He also appeared in the fan-produced “Star Trek” episode “Fairest of Them All” in 2014 and lent his voice to the computer of the Mirror Universe “Enterprise.”
Michael Dorn’s Career Highlights
Michael Dorn has had a diverse career, appearing in various computer games, TV shows, and commercials. He was the spokesman for Neutrogena T-Gel Shampoo and appeared in a car commercial for Dodge Dart. Dorn also had a recurring role on the TV series “Castle” and played a high-stakes poker player in the movie Shade.
In addition to his acting career, Dorn is an accomplished pilot and owns several aircraft. He has flown with the Blue Angels and the USAF Precision Flight team and currently serves as a member of the Air Force Aviation Heritage Foundation.
He also played the role of General Thain in the web series “Castlevania: Hymn of Blood” and appeared as a time traveler in a tongue-in-cheek TV commercial for Chrysler.
Dorn’s diverse career has allowed him to explore his passions for acting and aviation, making him a well-rounded figure in the entertainment industry.
Personal Life of Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn has a deep voice due to his portrayal of Lt. Cmdr. Worf. He also developed a mild skin condition from wearing makeup for his role in “Next Generation.” In 2010, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which led him to become a vegan. Michael is married to Kelly Dorn, and the couple has no children.