Tom Wopat is a controversial Hollywood actor who is well-known for both his work and his scandals. Wopat made his acting debut in One Life to Live in the late 1960s and is most known for his role as Lucas K. “Luke” Duke on the acclaimed television action/comedy series The Dukes of Hazzard.
What is the Net Worth of Tom Wopat in 2021?
Tom Wopat’s net worth is reported to be $2 million, which he has amassed from his acting and singing careers. The average weekly wage for a Broadway actor is $2,034 per week, but Tom is extremely experienced in this industry, therefore he may earn more.
From his TV screen appearances, the actor gets between $80,000 and $100,000. Likewise, he earns more than $200k from movies. He is also a well-known vocalist. Wopat also makes money from brand endorsements and other public appearances. Tom enjoys a luxury life at his various mansions and drives around in expensive cars thanks to his excessive earnings.
Tom Wopat’s Childhood and Education
Tom Wopat was born on September 9, 1951, in Lodi, Wisconsin, under the sign of Virgo. Albin Carl Wopat (1919-1983) and Ruth Arlene Skarda Wopat are his parents (1920-1959). His father was a dairy farmer of Czech heritage who was a devoted Roman Catholic. He grew up on his parents’ dairy farm with two brothers, Rick Wopat and Dave Wopat, as well as sisters. In terms of schooling, he studied music for two years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before dropping out to form a rock band.
Tom Wopat’s Professional Career
Tom Wopat began his acting career in 1968 with the ABC hit One Life to Live, starring Kristen Alderson, Susan Batten, Kale Browne, and others. But it wasn’t until 1979 that he received his big break with The Dukes of Hazzard.
Murder, She Wrote, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, Longmire, Delight in the Mountain, and Lovestruck: The Musical are among his other well-known works.
CAPTION: The Hollywood actor, Tom Wopat.(SOURCE: People.com)
Similarly, Wopat’s first Broadway theatrical debut was as Wally in the 1977 musical I Love My Wife. In 1981, the actor played a significant role in the musical Carousel, which was performed at the Augusta Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan. For his portrayal as Butler, he received his first Tony nomination, and for A Catered Affair, he received his second. Wopat appeared in the new musical revue Sondheim on Sondheim, which premiered at the Roundabout Theatre’s Studio 54 in March 2010 and ended on June 27.
Tom’s musical career began in 1981 with the soundtrack to The Dukes of Hazzard. As of 2019, he had eleven albums out, including Tom Wopat Learning to Love, Tom Wopat Sings Harold Arlen: Dissertation on the State of Bliss, I’ve Got Your Number, and others. “Full Moon, Empty Pockets,” “I Won’t Let You Down,” “Put Me Out of My Misery,” and “Back to the Well” are some of his most successful tracks.
Personal Life of Tom Wopat
Tom Wopat, 68, is happily married to his longtime lover turned wife, Kirsten S. Larvick, who works as a filmmaker and audiovisual archivist. The pair has been together for a long time and has a good relationship.
CAPTION: Former couple, Tom Wopat and Vickie Allen.( SOURCE ecelebsbio)
Wopat formerly married Kathy Wopat, with whom he had five children: two daughters, Taylor Wopat and Lindsey Gary, and three sons, Joey Cobbs, Walker Wopat, and Adam Wopat. Following the divorce, he married Vickie Allen in 1984 and divorced in 2000.
Arrests and Controversy
Tom Wopat was arrested in August 2017 for indecent assault and narcotics charges in Waltham, Massachusetts, when he was scheduled to perform at Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston. Tom allegedly attacked a woman during a rehearsal in July, according to a Waltham police report, by inappropriately touching her buttocks.
The show’s manager and producer had already dealt with the actor about many concerns about his inappropriate behavior from other female cast members. The artistic director stated that he had spoken with Wopat three times, but he denied being intoxicated during practice.
During the course of his investigation, authorities discovered “two bags of white powder suspected to be cocaine” under his automobile. According to court documents, Tom stated that he purchases big quantities of medications and utilizes them over time.
He was released on bond the next day after pleading not guilty during his arraignment. However, after pleading guilty to two counts of “annoying and accosting a member of the opposite sex,” he was sentenced to one year of probation in July 2018.
|Date of Birth:||1951 , September-9|
|Age:||69 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Tom Wopat|
|Father||Albin Carl Wopat|
|Mother||Ruth Arlene Wopat|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Married to||Kirsten S. Larvick|