Today it was announced that famed actor Sheldon Berman, or Shelley Berman, has died at the age of 92. Shelley Berman was a well-known actor who had many starring roles over the past several decades, but was most recently known for his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Larry David’s father.
What was Shelley Berman net worth? Read on.
Shelley Berman was born in Illinois, and began acting in local Illinois theater in the 40s. He studied sketch comedy, and developed sketches that would eventually be the basis of Chicago’s famous Second City.
Berman also worked as a comedian in Chicago, and appeared in comedy clubs and nightclubs, before receiving a recording contract. He actually got several gold records for his comedy, and he even won a Grammy.
Berman eventually sought fame and decided to go to New York City, but he was unable to find many jobs. After a lot of trial and error, Berman found work as a writer on a variety show that appeared on ABC in the 1950s.
Over time, Berman started to get more and more work, and he was able to book shows like The Twilight Zone, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and many others.
Berman’s rules continued throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and into the 2000s, when he appeared on such well-known shows as King of Queens, Hannah Montana, and of course Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm role was likely the most notable, as Berman played Larry David’s father in a recurring role, and he was easily recognizable with his large glasses.
Shelley Berman has earned money from countless appearances over the last several decades. His highest earning appearances were likely in the last few years, including the multiple appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
We estimate Shelly Berman net worth at $10 to $15 million.