Who is he?
Corey Feldman is an American actor and singer. His career started in the 1980s, when he starred in several iconic movies, like “The Lost Boys”, “The Goonies”, and “Gremlins”. He is also the lead singer of a rock band called “Truth Movement”. Read along to learn more about his personal life, career, as well as his net worth and earnings.
Biography and Wiki
Corey Scott Feldman was born in Reseda, California, USA, on July 16, 1971. His mother Sheila worked as a cocktail waitress, while his father Bob was a musician and songwriter. He has four siblings, younger brothers named Eden and Devin, and a younger sister Brittnie, and an older sister Mindy, who is a former member of “The New Mickey Mouse Club”. Corey first appeared on screen at the age of three, when he starred in a TV commercial for McDonald’s.
The actor has known troubles throughout is life. At 15, he was legally emancipated from his mother and adopted habits of heavy drinking and smoking. During the ‘80s and ‘90s, he had a serious drug addiction. He was married to actress Vanessa Marcil from August 6, 1989, until their divorce in 1993. In 2002, he met American actress and model Susie Sprague. They got married that year and divorced each other in 2014. They have a son together, Zen Scott Feldman. He married for the third time in 2016, to Courtney Anne Mitchell. Since he was 13 years old, Corey has been a vegetarian, and he cares for the welfare and rights of animals.
As mentioned, he started his career as early as possible, with a McDonald’s TV ad when he was 3. During his prime years, he has done tons of TV ads and shows. His most iconic movies are “Gremlins”, “Stand by Me”, “The Goonies”, etc. When famous TV shows are in question, his portfolio includes “One Day at a Time”, “The Bad News Bears”, and “Eight is Enough”, only to list a few of them.
During the early 1990s, after he beat his drug addiction, he started rebuilding his life through his work on TV shows. He also released his first album at this time, called “Love Left”. His comeback on the silver screen came with a voice role in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III”. At the end of the decade, he worked with his best friend Corey Haim on different projects, including “Dream a Little Dream 2”.
On January 19, 1999, his band “Truth Movement” released their album called “Still Searching for Soul”. The same year, he was in a reality series “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven”. His third solo album came in 2002, interestingly named “Former Child Actor”. In 2012, he was one of the contestants on an English TV show “Dancing on Ice, while he released his first memoir the following year, titled “Choreography”.
Awards and Achievements
The actor and singer were nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Award in 1985. In 2008, he won the Crystal Reel award. Out of his 8 nominations, he has won 4 Young Artist Awards. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in April of 2018, at the Entertainer Awards.
Net Worth, Salary and Earnings
As of this year, Corey Feldman has an estimated net worth of around $3 million. Most of his wealth came from acting in movies and TV series. “Gremlins” is his highest-grossing movie, at $153.1 million, while “The Goonies” made approximately $61.5 million. He accumulated more money thanks to his successful band career. All of this gave him a comfortable and luxurious life, which he often took too far. However, he overcame his difficulties.