Doug Sheehan was among successful actors with over $5 million net worth in 2024

Doug Sheehan was involved in the acting industry for over two decades, from 1978 to 2003.


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Late American actor Doug Sheehan, best recognized for his works on General Hospital and Knots Landing, is assumed to hold over $5 million net worth in 2024.

The 75-year-old actor had been active in the entertainment industry from 1978 to 2003. During his over two decades of career, Doug Sheehan earned considerable success and net worth.

From his acting career in the 1963 soap opera General Hospital, he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for the Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series category.

He worked in the General Hospital for three years, from 1979 to 1982, appearing in 2005 episodes.

Doug Sheehan probably used to receive around $500 salary per episode from General Hospital

According to T.V. Overmind, General Hospital pays around $1,000 per episode to its average actor, who recently began a career on the show.

However, the main and important actors, who have considerable screentime, earn way more than the average salary.

Similarly, the cast members who have been active in the show for over five years earn between $1,500 and $3,000, and those who have worked for more than 10 years earn $5,000 per episode.

The following reports are based on the 20s payment method; however, the actor Doug Sheehan worked in the late 19s, and in that time, General Hospital used to pay way less than their current salary.

Therefore, according to research and speculation, General Hospital probably paid Doug Sheehan between $500 and $700 per episode for his breakout role as lawyer Joe Kelly.

Similarly, his work on the hit General Hospital earned him over $1 million in salary in the 1980s, which is equivalent to almost $4 million in 2024.

Apart from his work in beloved soap operas until 1982, he also appeared in the Dallas spinoff Knots Landin, playing the role of reporter Ben Gibson.

Furthermore, in 1998, he joined NBC’s sitcom Dad by Day. His other short T.V. appearances include MacGyver, Diagnosis Murder, Columbo, and Cheers.

Similarly, the actor ended his career by making his last television appearance as a guest star in What I Like About You.

Overall, after starting his acting career at age 29, he retired from the industry in 2003 at age 54.

Additional Information

  • Born on April 27, 1949, in Santa Monica, California, USA, Doug Sheehan’s full name is Douglas Stuart Sheehan. He passed away on June 29, 2024, in Big Horn, Wyoming, U.S., at age 75.
  • Doug Sheehan and his wife, Cate Abert, had been married for over 40 years since they tied the knot in 1981.
  • Californian native Doug Sheehan never revealed any details about his children or grandchildren to the media. He also kept his parents’ and siblings’ details private from the public.
  • By working in over 20 different T.V. series and 3 films, Doug Sheehan had established himself as a wealthy and successful actor.
  • The cause of the passing away of Doug Sheehan was not revealed to the public.
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