James Caan Net Worth and Salary - How Much is James Caan Net Worth?

James Caan is an American actor who has a net worth of $20 million. Active in the entertainment industry since the early 60s, he is a critically acclaimed & globally recognized performer.

He has accumulated his fortune entirely by starring in blockbuster movies. James continues to add prestigious awards to his illustrious resume even at 78.

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  • Net Worth: $20 million
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James Caan TV Series and Movies - Godfather, Misery, Gardens of Stone, Brain’s Song

With a glittering career in the showbiz that spans over six decades, James is unarguably the leading living legends of the early 1960s of Hollywood.

He was a natural born actor who is hugely credited for movies, including ‘Godfather’, ‘Misery’, ‘Gardens of Stone’, TV biopic ‘Brain’s Song’ and many others.

Career Timeline

  • 1961- Gave his acting debut with an appearance in Broadway, ‘Blood, Sweat, and Stanley Poole’ followed by starring in off-Broadway in plays including ‘La Ronde’
  • 1961- That 4th January, James gave his first small-screen appearance through an episode of ABC’s ‘Naked City’ and later was seen in episodes of TV series, including ‘Wide Country’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Play of the Week’, ‘ The Doctors and the Nurses’, ‘Alcoa Premier’ and many others
  • 1963- Gave his film debut with an uncredited role of a soldier in a romantic comedy, ‘Irma la Douce’ followed up by a guest-starring role on TV series, including ‘Kraft Suspense Theatre’, ‘Combat’ & ‘Ben Casey’
  • 1965- James landed first lead starring role in ‘Red Line 7000’, directed by Howard Hawks.
  • 1966- Though the movie failed at box-office the director liked James and cast him on his next project, ‘El Dorado’, playing Alan Bourdillion Traherne
  • 1968- James went on to have starred in two feature films, ‘Countdown’ & thriller ‘Games’ as well as went Britain to star war movie, ‘Submarine X-1’ and ‘Journey to Shiloh’
  • 1969- Won acclaim for his portrayal of a brain-damaged footballer in Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Rain People’
  • 1971- Return to television playing dying footballer named Brian Piccolo in the TV movie, ‘Brain’s Song’ opposite Billy Dee Williams. The role even earned him an Emmy nomination
  • 1972- Starred in his Academy-nominated role of Sonny Corleone in a crime film, ‘The Godfather’ opposite Al Pacino and Marlon Brando
  • 1973- With his reputation as a leading movie star, he went on to appear in two movies, ‘Slither’ and with Marsha Mason in a romantic comedy, ‘Cinderella Liberty’  
  • 1974- His performance as Axel Freed was highly praised and well-received in mystery drama movie, ‘The Gambler’ which was followed by the box-office hit ‘Freebie and the Bean’ the same year
  • 1974- He reprised his role of Sonny Corleone in the flashback scene of ‘The Godfather Part II’
  • 1975- He had a smash hit playing Billy Rose in biographical musical comedy ‘Funny Lady’ as well as starred in two biggest action movies, ‘The Killer Elite’ & ‘Rollerball’
  • 1977- He was one of the several stars in epic war film, ‘A Bridge Too Far’
  • 1978- He turned his career to directing and gave his directorial debut with ‘Hide in Plain Sight’, also starred in the movie
  • (1982-1987)- Suffered mental breakdown & depression over his sister’s demise from leukemia, adopting cocaine & didn’t act in any movies at all
  • 1987- Returned to acting playing an army sergeant in novel-adaption movie, ‘Gardens of Stones’
  • 1990- Starred as the leading man in novel-adaption of Stephen King’s ‘Misery’
  • (1992-1995)- He played the gangster in comedy, ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ (1992), had supporting role in ‘Flesh and Bone’ (1993) and starred in 1995 ‘Called Hate’
  • 1996-Opposite Christopher Lambert & Catherine McCormack starred in action-Western movie, ‘North Star’
  • 1998- Played the part of Philip Marlowe in HBO movie, ‘Poodle Springs’ and also wan in movie, ‘This Is My Father’
  • (2001-2003)- Throughout the years appeared in several movies including ‘A Glimpse of Hell’, ‘In the Shadows’, ‘Lathe of Heaven’, ‘Blood Crime’ ‘Jericho Mansions’ and many others
  • 2008- Had a part in TV movie, ‘Wisegal’ as well as played the part of President of the United States in movie, ‘Get Smart’
  • 2009- Appeared in movie called ‘Mercy’, written by son Scott as well as had a supporting part in movie, ‘Middle Men’
  • 2012- Guest-starred alongside his son, Scott Caan on TV series, ‘Hawaii Five-0’
  • 2014- Returned to movies with ‘The Outsider’ & ‘A Fighting Man’
  • (2015-2017)- His recent movies including ‘Sicilian Vampire’, ‘Good Enough’, ‘JL Ranch’ & had played the lead in 2016’s ‘The Good Neighbor’ & 2017’s ‘Undercover Grandpa’

James Caan Age and Height

Actor James Caan is an old age man with a height of 5 feet 9 inches and considerable body weight.

The handsome and likable James is proving that 78 is young in today’s world with his on-going enthusiasm and seems to have got better as he grows older.

Back in the 60s & 90s, James was in all manner of movies. From ‘Godfather’ to ‘Misery’, he was the star of many teen flicks.

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  • Height: 5 feet 9 in (176cm)
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Blue-eyed, clean shaven & classically proportioned, James looked like the man as per his appearance but his amazing grin had put everyone on ease, back then.

Still, as he’s reached the late 70s, he’s looking better than ever.  Apart from grayer hair and wrinkled skin, he still looks as stunning as ever. Moreover, his amiable persona blends pleasingly with his amazing good looks.

A beautiful progeny of Jewish couple and a winning smile to boot his appeal, James was once a heartthrob during the prime of his career. Meanwhile, with multi-million racked up in a bank, he is a Richie rich who has been known for a penchant for driving expensive cars & lavish lifestyle.  

James Caan Wife - Ingrid Hajek, Sheila Caan, Linda Stokes, Dee Jay Mattis and Children

Perhaps more remembered for his multiple marriages & turbulent personal life, actor James Caan has four successful marriages under his belt. His last marriage was to Linda Stokes who he remained married from 1995 to 2009.

The Emmy-nominated actor has tried to make a marriage work four times. It all started with Dee Jay Mathis, whom was married to him from 1961 to 1996 and had welcomed a daughter named Tara (1964) before their divorce.

He was only 20-years-old when he got married for the first time. Next was Sheila Marie Ryan; the couple married in 1976 and welcomed a son named Scott Caan that August before divorcing the following year.

His third marriage was to Ingrid Hayek, mother of his child, Alexandra James Caan (1991). Ingrid stayed married to him from 1990 to 1994. James then went on to marry Linda Stokes from October 1995 to 2009.

James and Linda had two children together, both sons named Jacob Arthur Caan (1995) and Jacob Nicholas Caan (1998). Altogether, James has five children from his four marriages.

In addition, he also is the grandfather to four, one from his son Scott & three from his daughter, Tara.

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  • Parents: Sophie and Arthur Caan
  • Wife: Linda Stokes (1995-2009), Ingrid Hajek (1990-1995), Sheila Marie Ryan (1976-1977) and Dee Jay Mattis (1960-1966)
  • Children: 5
  • Marital Status: Divorced

One of three children of Jewish immigrants’ couple from Germany, James’ birth took place in the Bronx, New York, but was raised in Sunnyside, Queen.

Educated in New York City for his early studies, he then attended Michigan State University but was later transferred to the Hofstra University though didn’t graduate.

While studying at Hofstra, he became intrigued by acting which is why graduated from Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre’, studying acting for five years.