John Ashton is an American actor who was born on February 22, 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is best known for his roles in films such as Beverly Hills Cop and Midnight Run. Ashton has appeared in more than 200 stage, film, and television productions over the course of his 50-year career. He has received numerous awards for his work on stage and in film. Ashton’s motto is: “Think Big, Work Hard, Have a Dream, and Make a Difference.” He also co-hosts the Ashton and Davis show on 870 ESPN Radio.

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REAL NAMEJohn Ashton
BORNFebruary 22, 1948
BIRTHPLACESpringfield, Massachusetts, USA
NET WORTH$5 million
HEIGHT6 Feet 0 inch

John Ashton Net Worth

With a successful career spanning more than five decades, John Ashton has made numerous contributions to theater, radio, television, and film. His estimated net worth is $5 million. His well-known roles in films such as “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Midnight Run”. As well as his work in television shows and stage productions, have all contributed significantly to his financial success. Furthermore, his ongoing role as a co-host on the Ashton and Davis show on 870 ESPN radio likely contributes to his earnings.

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John Ashton started acting lessons at the age of 12 and made his professional stage debut at the age of 14 in a production of ‘Othello’ at the Hartford Stage Company. Ashton graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre, where he studied alongside actors like John Ritter and Jack Bender.

In the early 1970s, John Ashton’s career took off as he began appearing in stage productions. A good example is his participation in a touring theater troupe from the University of Southern California. This is where he received a scholarship to travel abroad in 1970. During his tour, he appeared in 15 productions across Europe, showing his talent and dedication to his art. This experience most likely paved the way for his later career in television and film.

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Ashton rose to fame in the 1980s for playing tough yet adorable roles, frequently as law enforcement officers or evil characters. He has also played as ‘Los Angeles Police Sergeant John Taggart’ in the action-comedy “Beverly Hills Cop” and its sequel, alongside Eddie Murphy. In films like “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Midnight Run,” Ashton’s acting versatility can be seen.

His acting career took off in the 1990s and 2000s, when he made appearances in both feature films and television shows. John Ashton has won acclaim for his performances, including the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award in 1973 for “A Flea in Her Ear” and the Los Angeles Drama Logue Award in 1981 for “True West.”

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Personal Life

In his personal life, John Ashton has had changes in his marital status. He was first married to Victoria Marie Runn in 1968 which ended in divorce in 1970. He later married Bridget Baker-Ashton in 1976 which also ended in divorce in 2001. Ashton has fathered two children from each of his previous marriages during the course of these relationships.

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