What Is Bruce Boxleitner’s Net Worth and How Did He Become Famous?

Bruce Boxleitner launched his career in the 1980s. The 71-year-old actor has experimented with many roles since making his film debut in 1979. He’s also known to many superhero lovers as Tron after first starring in the Disney movie over 40 years ago. 

Throughout the Free Fall star’s life, he’s also been married several times and had children. However, what is Boxleitner’s net worth in 2021?

Bruce Boxleitner smiling in a black suit while attending the 'Tron' premiere.
Bruce Boxleitner at Walt Disney’s ‘TRON: Legacy’ World Premiere | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Bruce Boxleitner is a Disney star

Boxleitner was born in Elgin, Illinois, on May 12, 1950. During his childhood, he had dreams of superstardom. In the 1970s, Boxleitner auditioned for television roles, including How the West Was Won. The show aired for three seasons before debuting its final episode in April 1979.

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Even though his first significant role ended after a few seasons, Boxleitner’s continued working throughout the ’80s. In 1983, Boxleitner starred in Scarecrow and Mrs. King with Charlie’s Angels star Kate Jackson. Additionally, he received his first lead role in a feature film with the action movie Tron. Boxleitner played the titular character, which soon changed his life. After the first Tron, the actor lent his voice to video games based on the film. He also reprised the role with Tron: Legacy in 2010.

“I’m very fortunate to have such a good fan following 30 years later after Tron,” Boxleitner said in a 2016 interview with Nerd Alert News. I’ve been playing Tron in every incarnation that has come out. It’s a big part of my life.”

The net worth of Bruce Boxleitner

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bruce Boxleitner’s net worth is $3 million. Since his first significant role, he’s continued working throughout the ’90s, ’00s, and 2010s. In addition to his Tron fame, Boxleitner took on roles in NCIS, The Oath, and Supergirl

Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner attending an event together in the 1990s.
Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert | Derek Storm/FilmMagic

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Although the Commander in Chief actor frequently gets work, his split from Melissa Gilbert gave some fans insight into his finances. In 2011, Gilbert filed for divorce after 16 years of marriage. The breakup reportedly led to the Little House on the Prairie star‘s financial woes that year, as she owed the IRS $360,0000 in income taxes during the divorce. 

“Like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard,” Gilbert told Entertainment Tonight. “That, plus a divorce and a dearth of acting opportunities the last few years, created a perfect storm of financial difficulty for me.” 

The ‘Tron’ star married his third wife in 2016

All of Bruce Boxleitner’s spouses have creative backgrounds. He and Kathryn Holcomb married in 1977, before Gilbert. After 10 years of marriage, they divorced. However, they remained friends, and Holcomb introduced Boxleitner to Gilbert in the ’90s.

Bruce Boxleitner and his wife, Verena King-Boxleitner, attending an event together,
Bruce Boxleitner and his Wife Verena King-Boxleitner | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

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During his first two marriages, Boxleitner had three sons: Sam Lee, and Michael. In 2016, he tied the knot for a third time to Verena King. According to her Instagram page, she owns a public relations firm in Los Angeles.