What is Micheal Ironside’s Net Worth?
Michael Ironside is a $6 million net worth Canadian actor. Ironside has featured in almost 200 films over his long and famous career. “Top Gun,” “Starship Troopers,” “Total Recall,” “Free Willy,” “The Perfect Storm,” “The Machinist,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Extraterrestrial,” and 2021’s “Nobody” are among his most well-known works. Michael is also a well-known voice actor, well recognized for his role as Sam Fisher in the blockbuster video game series “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.” He also had a part in the film “Bolt,” as well as other voice appearances in different animated programs.
Frederick Reginald Ironside was born in Toronto, Canada on February 12, 1950. Frederick was up in a British-descent home with four siblings, raised by a housewife and a street lighting worker. His creative abilities were evident at an early age, since he received an award for a play he wrote when he was only 15 years old. Eventually, he enrolled in the Ontario School of Art. Frederick also received the Senior Writing Award at Riverdale Collegiate Institute during his university years.
Early in his career, Michael Ironside specialized on portraying “tough men” and villains. One of his earliest appearances was in the 1981 film “Scanners” as a “evil telepath.” In the early 1980s, he also portrayed a serial murderer in the film “Visiting Hours.” During this time, he looked into other television chances, such as “The A-Team.” But it wasn’t until the miniseries “V: The Final Battle” that Michael actually broke through as a popular performer.
This part paved the way for him to play “Jester” in the 1980s smash “Top Gun.” In the late 1980s, he had a number of prominent parts, including “Extreme Prejudice,” in which he also portrayed a member of the military. In 1990, he co-starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger as an assassin. He subsequently went on to play villains in films like “Highlander II: The Quickening” in the early 1990s before joining the casts of series like “ER” and “seaQuest DSV.” Throughout the remainder of the early 1990s, Ironside was cast in films such as “Killer Image” and “Dead Man’s Revenge.” He landed a prominent part in “Starship Troopers” in 1997. The film garnered bad reviews at its first release, mostly because people were unaware that it was supposed to be parody. However, it was a minor box office success, grossing more than $121 million on a budget of $105 million. However, as time passed, reviewers re-evaluated the film and appreciated its “keenly aware sendup of right-wing militarism,” in the words of “The Atlantic’s” Calum Marsh.
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By the millennium’s turn, Michael had landed a key part in the well-received disaster film “The Perfect Storm.” In 2004, he co-starred in “The Machinist” with Christian Bale. By 2009, he had re-teamed with Bale in “Terminator Salvation.” Throughout his career, Ironside has pursued a variety of voice acting options. He is well known for portraying the DC Animated Universe villain Darkseid in shows such as “Superman: The Animated Series,” “Justice League,” and “Justice League Unlimited.” He also appeared in the online series “Harley Quinn” in 2020. His performances were well praised, with many comparing them to Mark Hamill’s work as the Joker.
He also provided the voice of Batman in “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.” Fans of video games all around the globe recognize him as the voice of Sam Fisher, the main character in Ubisoft’s famous “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell” franchise. He played this part in several of the sequels to the original game until being replaced by a young actor. Ironside indicated in a Reddit AMA that he does not resent Ubisoft’s choice to replace him, and that he understands the necessity for a younger actor as they transitioned to motion-capture technology. He also revealed that he was originally hesitant to take on the character of Sam Fisher because it was too brutal, violent, and one-dimensional for him. The creative team, however, provided Ironside the opportunity to customize the character to his satisfaction, and he later accepted the position. Another significant video game part was in “Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars,” in which he performed fully motion-captured.
Ironside has also been in a number of well-known television episodes throughout the years. This includes his role as Lois Lane’s father in “Smallville.” He has featured in episodes such as “The Beacon” and “Burn Notice” from the late 2000s to the early 2010s.
During the 2010s, Michael appeared in films such as “X-Men: First Class” and the cult classic “Turbo Kid.” He has appeared in series such as “Justified,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “The Flash,” and “The Alienist.”
Michael Ironside has had significant medical challenges in the past, having survived both prostate and thyroid cancer.
Property for sale
Ironside reportedly sold his Laurel Canyon property for $1.52 million in 2019. The Hollywood Hills home was sold for $80,000 less than its initial asking price. This cul-de-sac home was constructed in the 1950s and boasts a pool house, a two-car garage, and a stone-lined swimming pool and spa. The home has four bedrooms, beamed ceilings, a corner brick fireplace, and a balcony with treetop views. It is 2,341 square feet in size.