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Michael York Net Worth Life, Career Highlights & Everything We Know in 2022!

Born as Michael Hugh Johnson, Michael York is a British actor who has worked in numerous films and television shows. The actor appeared in over seventy films.

What Is the Net Worth of Michael York?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor has an estimated net worth of $14 million.

Early Life

Michael York was born on 27 March 1942 in Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England. He is the second child of Florence Edith May Chown and Joseph Gwynne Johnson.

His mother was a musician whereas his father was a former Royal Artillery British Army officer and Marks & Spencer department stores’ executive.

He has three siblings: an elder sister named Penelope Anne and younger twin sisters named Caroline and Bridget. According to his autobiography, Bridget couldn’t survive and died just within a few hours after birth. York was raised in Burgess Hill, Sussex.

When he was in his teenage years, he attended Bromley Grammar School for Boys, Hurstpierpoint College, and graduated from University College, Oxford.

At the community theatre Bromley Little Theatre, York did some early acting and now, he is its president. Later, this resulted in his joining the National Youth Theatre. In a 1956 production of The Yellow Jacket, York started his career and he debuted his West End in 1959 with a small role in a production of Hamlet.

Personal Life

In 1967, he met with Patricia McCallum who was a photographer while she was appointed to take his pictures. The couple got married on March 27, 1968, on the 26th birthday of York. His stepson Rick McCallum, is the producer of Star Wars. In 1977, he was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

He revealed in 2013 that he was going through a rare disease known as amyloidosis. Initially, doctors considered that he had bone cancer. He had to undergo a stem cell transplant in 2012 which can ease symptoms.

Currently, he stays with his wife in Rochester, Minnesota.


Before he graduated in 1964 with a degree in English from the University of Oxford, he went on a tour with the National Youth Theatre, and he also performed with the Oxford University Dramatic Society and the University College Players.

Following some time with the Dundee Repertory Theatre, where he performed in The Hostage by Brendan Behan, he joined National Theatre under Laurence Olivier and there he started working alongside Franco Zeffirelli in the 1965 performance of Much Ado About Nothing. 

In 1967, after portraying the role of Jolyon (Jolly) on British TV in 1967 The Forsyte Saga, he debuted his film with the role of Lucentio in “The Taming of the Shrew” by Zeffirelli which was released in the same year. 

The following year, York starred as Tybalt in the 1968 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Zeffirelli. In 1969, he joined the cast of The Guru 1970. he portrayed the role of an amoral bisexual drifter in the film titled “Something for Everyone” which was released in the same year.

York played the role of a World War I soldier with disputed family loyalties who acts to side with the Germans in the film entitled Zeppelin that was released in 1971. In the 1972 film version of Cabaret by Bob Fosse, York played the role of the bisexual Brian Roberts.

Michael York

York played a British soldier in nineteenth-century colonial India in Conduct Unbecoming in 1975, this was the first among 3 films of York with director Michael Anderson. York again united with Franco Zeffirelli for “Jesus of Nazareth” to portray John the Baptist in 1977.

In 1973, he portrayed D’Artagnan in “The Three Musketeers” and he debuted Broadway with the original production of Tennessee Williams’s Out Cry. After a year, the follow-up of The Three Musketeers came out (nearly adapting events from the other half of the book) entitled “The Four Musketeers”.

After 15 years, the majority of the cast and crew returned to a third film named “The Return of the Musketeers” which was adapted from the Dumas novel “Twenty Years After”.

York portrayed the titular character in the 1976 film Logan’s Run, a refugee who attempts to flee a computer-operated society. In 1977, he appeared in The Island of Dr. Moreau alongside Burt Lancaster.

As his promising early work, he has been really busy in his film, television, and on-the-stage career. In the 2 episodes of “Road to Avonlea” Season 2, he portrayed Ezekiel Crane, the Avonlea’s lighthouse keeper, and Gus Pike’s foster father. 

“Bent,” “The Crucible,” “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” and the unfortunate musical “The Little Prince and the Aviator,” which closed during previews, are some of his Broadway theatre credits.

Furthermore, as a reader, he has made several sound recordings, along with Harper Audio’s production of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

He also joined the cast of the 1996 Babylon 5 episode “A Late Delivery from Avalon” in which he portrayed a paranoid man who thought of himself to be the King Arthur returned. After 2 years, York portrayed King Arthur in A Knight in Camelot.

During season four of Gilmore Girls, he portrayed Professor Asher Fleming who is a 60-year-old Yale professor and boyfriend of Yale student Paris Geller (played by Liza Weil).

In the Justice League Unlimited episode “Hawk & Dove”, York voiced the character Ares and also voiced Dr. Montague Kane in the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Zatanna” as well as Kanto in the Superman: The Animated Series episode “Tools of the Trade”. 

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He appeared in both The Omega Code and its follow-up entitled Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, where he portrayed Stone Alexander, the Antichrist from Christian eschatology.

On seaQuest 2032, York portrayed the character President Alexander Bourne of Macaronesia. In all 3 of the Austin Powers films, he portrayed Basil Exposition. He appeared on The Simpsons and portrayed the character Mason Fairbanks, the prospective father of Homer Simpson, in “Homer’s Paternity Coot”. 

In the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode “Slither”, York portrayed Bernard Fremont in 2006 (adapted from the real-life serial killer Charles Sobhraj).

York also made an appearance as a fictionalized version of himself in many episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm season 3 as an investor in ‘BoBo’s which is Larry’s new restaurant. He voiced Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2009.

In The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire, he gave his voice to Petrie’s uncle Pterano. He served as the narrator of the whole Bible for “The Word of Promise Audio Bible” in 2009, a star-packed performance of the New King James Version.

Once again, he portrayed King Arthur in a revival of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot, which started to run at the La Mirada Theatre in Southern California, and in 2006 and 2007, toured across the nation.

In The Truth & Life Dramatised Audio New Testament Bible, he plays Luke, a 22-hour long audio dramatization of the New Testament, which utilizes the Updated Standard Version Catholic Edition translation.

He participated in the BBC Wales program Coming Home regarding his Welsh family history in 2008. At the Old Vic in London, he portrayed Albany in the Gala Performance of William Shakespeare’s King Lear in September 2013.

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