Back to the Future was one of the most popular movies of the 1980s. And after the film’s success, the stars of the sci-fi action romp went on to score other high-profile gigs. Here’s a snapshot of how much net worth the principal cast of Back to the Future has built since then.
‘Back to the Future’ killed at the box office
Back to the Future slayed the competition at the box office in 1985. Filmed on a $19 million budget, the film earned over $381 million worldwide, securing the number one spot that year on the box office charts, according to Box Office Mojo.
The movie spawned two sequels and racked up considerable profits in merchandising. The cast shot to worldwide superstardom and nabbed subsequent Hollywood gigs. Here’s how the actors stack up today when it comes to wealth, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Michael J. Fox as ‘Marty McFly’
Michael J. Fox portrayed Marty McFly in Back to the Future. In the movie, Marty inadvertently travels from 1985 to 1955 in a time machine invented by his friend and mentor Doc Brown. But before his turn as Marty, Fox became a household name on the sitcom, Family Ties, which ran from 1982 to 1989.
Aside from the Back to the Future franchise, Fox enjoyed success in a string of films, including Teen Wolf, Doc Hollywood, and The American President. The actor also struck comedic gold again with a long-running role on the series, Spin City. With over forty years and counting in show business and at least one project on the horizon, Fox has built a substantial fortune of an estimated $65 million.
Christopher Lloyd as ‘Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown’
Christopher Lloyd played the part of Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown, the character who turned a DeLorean car into a time machine in Back to the Future. Fans may recognize Lloyd from such classics as Clue, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and The Addams Family. But the actor has remained busy with on-screen work in recent years and has at least eight projects cooking. Lloyd has amassed an estimated $40 million in total wealth.
Lea Thompson as ‘Lorraine Baines’
Lea Thomson transformed into Marty’s mom, Lorraine Baines, in Back to the Future. She skillfully played both the teen and middle-aged versions of the character. Movie buffs may also remember the star from Some Kind of Wonderful, Howard the Duck, and Casual Sex? But she has also made an impact on the small screen.
Thompson headlined Caroline in the City for four seasons before her five-season stint on Switched at Birth. Fans can look forward to more projects featuring the actor, who has at least three projects in post-production. With nearly four decades in the business, Thomson’s estimated wealth stands at $14 million.
Thomas F. Wilson as ‘Biff Tannen’
Thomas F. Wilson brought Biff Tannen to life in Back to the Future. In the story, Biff bullied and harassed Marty’s parents over a 30-year span. After nailing his most famous on-screen role, Wilson remained a fixture in the movie business, and most notably, became a remarkable voice actor as well.
In recent years, animation lovers may have heard his voice on Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, and 3Below: Tales of Arcadia. Wilson’s estimated net worth is $4 million.
Crispin Glover as ‘George McFly’
In Back to the Future, Crispin Glover portrayed both the teen and middle-aged versions of Marty’s dad, George McFly. Glover’s comedic timing and likability factor made George an underdog fans could root for. Glover has remained visible in Hollywood over the years, scoring both big and small-screen parts.
Some of his most talked-about performances are in Charlie’s Angels and Beowulf. Glover, who can currently be seen on the Starz fantasy series, American Gods, is worth an estimated $3.5 million.
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