American actor Michael Lerner has left for the heavenly abode. The beloved actor who was noted for his Oscar-nominated performance in the movie Barton Fink has passed away at the age of 81.
Michael Lerner’s death was confirmed by his nephew, The Goldbergs actor Sam Lerner, via a post on the social media platform Instagram. He shared a carousel of pictures of Michael from over the years on Instagram.
In the Instagram post, Sam called the Hollywood actor Michael Lerner a “legend,” and mentioned how “influential” he was to him. He further added, “I’m so lucky I got to spend so much time with him, and we’re all lucky we can continue to watch his work for the rest of time.”
Lerner ended the post by writing “RIP Michael, enjoy your unlimited Cuban cigars, comfy chairs, and endless movie marathon.” The cause of Michael’s death was not revealed in the post. Keep scrolling further to know more about Michael Lerner including his acting career, net worth, and more.
What was the net worth of the Oscar-nominated actor Michael Lerner?
According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of the X-Men: Days of Future Past actor Michael Lerner at the time of his passing was somewhat around $3 million.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Michael who was born on June 22, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York City was the son of Blanche and George Lerner. His dad was a junk dealer.
Before entering the world of cinema, Lerner played a small part in an experimental film directed by his former roommate in London, Yoko Ono. Soon after, he essayed the role of Paul Corliss in Michael Ritchie’s The Candidate.
Michael shot to fame after portraying the role of White House press secretary Pierre Salinger in the 1974 ABC telefilm The Missiles of October. Shortly afterward, he was seen as Jack Ruby in the 1978 CBS docudrama Ruby and Oswald.
Following that, in 1991, Lerner bagged a nomination for an Academy Award for his great performance as movie mogul Jack Lipnick in Ethan and Joel Cohen’s Barton Fink. From 1996 to 1997, he played the role of Mel Horowitz, Cher’s father, in the television show Clueless.
Michael Lerner starred in several movies and TV shows
Some of the film credits of the American actor Michael Lerner include National Lampoon’s Class Reunion, The Beautician and the Beast, Harlem Nights, Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Mod Squad, Newsies, Elf, Poster Boy, and Blank Check.
In addition to this, Lerner was also a part of many TV shows like Wonder Woman, Hill Street Blues, Courthouse, The Good Guys, The Brady Bunch, Starsky & Hutch, Saving Grace, Suburgatory, M*A*S*H, Rhoda, Kojak, Kingdom Hospital, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Odd Couple, The Good Wife, The A-Team, and The Bob Newhart Show, to name a few.
Michael is survived by his younger brother Ken and his nephew Sam. What was your favorite Michael Lerner film? Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.