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Actor & Comedian
American stand-up comedian
$130 Million
Net worth 2018
$130 Million
Stand-up Comedians
Industry
Voice Actors
Consett, County Durham, England
Residence
Chicago
British
Country
United States
06/01/1955
BirthDay
21/07/1951
Died On
August 11, 2014
1.8 m
Height
The Queen's College, Oxford, Newcastle University, Chorister School Durham, St. Bees School
Education
Detroit Country Day School, Redwood High School, Claremont McKenna College
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2013

In 2013, he took on an ostensible role in a production of the play, ‘Quartermine’s Terms’ at a theater in London

2011

In 2011, he appeared in the sequel of the James Bond Parody titled, ‘Johnny English Reborn’, which was a hit at the box-office

2001

From 2001 to 2003, he appeared as a supporting actor in a string of films including, ‘Rat Race’, ‘Johnny English’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘Love Actually

1995

Bean’ series that began in 1995, is considered one of his magnum opus’ because it is believed that he created this character when he was in college and he always wanted to portray such a character

1994

In 1994, he gained further recognition with the film, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and for his voiceover for the bird, Zazu, in Disney’s, ‘The Lion King’

1990

He married Sunetra Sastry on February 5, 1990 and they have two children

1987

From 1987 to 1989, he was called for the ‘Just for Laughs’ festival in Montreal, while shooting for the ‘Black Adder’

1983

The 1983 hit series, ‘The Black Adder’ was written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson and also featured Atkinson

1979

In 1979, he starred in a television comedy sketch show titled, ‘Not the Nine O’ Clock News’ along with Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Chris Langham

1978

He started his acting career by appearing in a series of comedy shows for BBC Radio 3 called ‘The Atkinson People’, in 1978

1975

In 1975, he continued his Electrical Engineering degree at The Queen’s College, Oxford

1955

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on January 6, 1955 to Eric Atkinson and Ella May, in County Durham, England

20

Voted as the ‘second-best British sitcom of all time’, this show was also ranked as the ‘20th best TV show of all time’

2014

He died suddenly in 2014; some of his movies like ‘Merry Friggin’ Christmas’ and ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ are scheduled for posthumous release

2011

His third marriage was to graphic designer Susan Schneider in 2011

2002

The success of his career continued well into the new millennium where he performed in movies such as ‘One Hour Photo’ (2002), ‘Robots’ (2005), ‘License to Wed’ (2007), and ‘Old Dogs’ (2009)

1997

He was best known for his role as a therapist in the 1997 drama film ‘Good Will Hunting’ which was both a critical and commercial success

1993

Doubtfire’ (1993) in which he pretends to be a woman so that he can be closer to the kids he has with his ex-wife

1989

In 1989, he appeared in the drama film ‘Dead Poets Society’ which was about the story of an English teacher in a conservative academy who inspires his students by teaching them poetry

1987

He portrayed a radio DJ on Armed Forces Radio Service in the 1987 war comedy film, ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’, a movie in which his character was loosely based on the life of radio DJ Adrian Cronauer

1984

More roles soon followed and in 1984 he found himself playing the role of Vladimir Ivanoff in the comedy-drama ‘Moscow on the Hudson’ for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

1979

In 1979, he gave a live comedy show at the Copacabana in New York, ‘Reality… What a Concept’ the recording of which won him a Grammy Award

1978

The American sitcom ‘Mork & Mindy’ was first broadcast in 1978 featuring Robin as Mork the Alien from the planet Ork

1977

Even though he had made his big screen debut in 1977 with the comedy movie, ‘Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?’, it wasn’t until 1980 that he got his first big break with ‘Popeye’ in which he played Popeye the Sailor Man

1973

He had a penchant for acting from a young age and won a full scholarship to attend the esteemed Juilliard School in New York City in 1973

1970

He began his career performing stand up comedy shows during the 1970s

1969

As a teenager he attended Redwood High School from where he graduated in 1969