Today it was announced that Bernie Casey has died. Casey was a well known Hollywood actor with a long and storied career. But he was also an NFL player.
So what was Bernie Casey net worth? How much did he earn from his NFL career? And what did he make in his acting career? Read on…
Bernie Casey died today after several days of hospitalization surrounded by friends and family.
Casey started his career in college, at the famous Bowling Green University. He was a track and field star, and even made it to the Olympics.
But that wasn’t all that Casey could do. He was also an amazing football player, and he was drafted out of college to play for the 49ers.
The football career led into an acting career, as Casey got jobs working with other football players in different films and TV shows.
During the 1970s, Bernie Casey got a bunch of TV mvoies and shows in multiple genres. He eventually made it to the silver screen. But Casey’s biggest hits came in the 1980s, when he was in Sharkie’s Machine, Revenge of the Nerds, and Never Say Never Again.
Casey continued his career in film throughout the 90s, including some major movies such as Under Siege, and many TV shows.
Unlike stars of today’s TV blockbusters, Bernie Casey was not a particularly high earner. The case is similar with NFL players. In fact, according to US News, the average salary for NFL players in the early 1970s was an inflation-adjusted $150,000.
Casey made a small fortune from the NFL, but much of his earnings were from TV and film. In total, we estimate Bernie Casey net worth 2018 at $3 to $7 million.