Ben Vereen Net Worth | Biography

Ben Vereen net worth or total assets solely depends on the income from his career. Actors such as Shawn FontenoJordan Knight, and McKinley Freeman net worth also depends on their earnings from their different roles. 

The veteran artist, Ben, is a multi-talented artist. Ben Vereen can act, dance, sing, and he can do voice-overs. He is genuinely concerned about the happiness of his fans, such that he would tag himself as the minister of fun.

Vereen has been acting since 1965. Meanwhile, he is still acting, dancing, singing, and doing voice-overs. From 1971 to 1973, Ben played Judas Iscariot in the Broadway productions of the musicals, Jesus Christ Superstar. In 1973, he got nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for the Tony award, and he won the prize.

We are glad to have Ben Vereen on the screen and listen to his beautiful voice-overs. In this article, you’ll find Ben Vereen net worth, Movies, and TV Shows, biography, age, wife, and other relevant facts you should know about him. First, let’s know who he is.

Who is Ben Vereen?

Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen is an American actor, singer, and dancer prominent for his exceptional performance in the original Broadway productions of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, which earned him a Tony Award nomination. Also, he is known for his performance in Pippin and his success as the winner of the 1973 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In 2021, he appeared as Peter Morgan in the B positive Television sitcom.

Ben Vereen Wife

Ben Vereen’s first wife was Andrea Townsley.

Andrea Townsley and Ben got married in 1966 and divorced in 1974. So, they were married for eight years.

Nancy Bruner was Ben’s second wife. They were married for 36 years.

Ben Vereen has divorced twice, and now he is single. He was first married to Andrea Townsley in 1966, and their union produced a son named Benjamin Vereen Jr.

After two years, in 1976, Ben Vereen tied the knot with Nancy Bruner 1976. However, they later divorced in 2012. They have four daughters: Naja Vereen, Karon Vereen, Kabara Vereen, and Malaika Vereen.

Ben Vereen Biography

Ben Vereen

Benjamin Augustus Vereen was born on October 10, 1946, in Laurinburg, North Carolina, under the zodiac sign Libra and adopted into the family of James Vereen (father) and Pauline Vereen (mother).

His father was a painter who worked in the factory, while his mother worked as a maid and theater wardrobe mistress. His siblings are James Middleton, Gloria Walker, and Aixa Clemente.

Ben Vereen’s family relocated to Bedford-Stuyvesant, New work city, when he was still an infant. He was raised in Pentecostal.

Ben Vereen holds American Nationality and belongs to the All-American ethnicity.

As for his education, Ben was enrolled in the high school of performing Art at 14. His studies were under choreographers including Martha Graham, George Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins.

At the age of  25, Ben was to go with Sammy Davis Jr on a ‘Golden Boy’ to London, and while applying for a passport, he learned that he was adopted.

In 2016, alongside a genealogist, he journeyed to Scotland to search for his real family and, in the process, discovered his mother’s name, Essie May Pearson.

Ben Vereen Age

Ben Vereen is 75 years old in 2022. He celebrates his birthday on October 10 every year.

Career

Having had a keen interest in acting from a very tender age, Ben began to pursue his dream as early as possible.

During that time, he exhibited inborn talent for drama and Dance Company and was seen performing in local variety shows.

When he turned 18, he was seen performing on Off-Off-Broadway New York Stage, directed by Stella Holt. It was followed by his performance at a show in Bob Fosse’s production of sweet charity in Las Vegas.

After that, in the same year, he moved back to New York City and played Claude in Hair Board Production, National production.

Now waxing strong in Art, he made his debut Sweet Charity movie in 1969 and appeared as Carlos in a Gas-s-comedy drama film in 1970. He later produced a documentary centered on him cycling through China in 1982.

In 2003, Ben Vereen appeared as Richard Barrett in the American romantic film Why Do Fools Fall in Love and also appeared in ‘The Exonerated’ as a performer that same year.

Ben Vereen was seen in Sneaky Pete’s crime drama as Porter from 2017 to 2018, and then later, on April 9, 2019, he was honored with the title of an honorary member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Ben Vereen performed in the original Broadway productions of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, and it earned him a Tony Award nomination.

In 2021, he played the role of Frederick Douglas in the movie The Good Fight and also appeared as Peter Morgan in the B positive Television sitcom.

In the course of his career, Ben Vereen received the following awards and nominations:

  • He won two awards; the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding performance and Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1973.
  • He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year-Actor in
  • He was a nominee for the Primetime Emmy Award as an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries in 1992.

Ben Vereen Net Worth

Ben Vereen’s net worth or total assets is $5 Million.

He has accumulated wealth through his career, and he lives comfortably in a subtle form.

Ben Vereen Height | Weight

Ben Vereen’s height is 5 feet 8 inches, bodyweight of 74 kg, and shoes of size 9. His other body measurements are not yet known.

His hair color is black, while his eye color is dark brown.

Ben Vereen Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Tiktok

Ben Vereen is very active on social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok, and a bit busy on YouTube.

On Facebook, he has accumulated more than 94.6 thousand followers. His Instagram page, @benvereen, has about 14 thousand followers with 376 posts.

He has garnered more than 23.5 thousand followers on Twitter and Tiktok.

Quick Profile

  • Full Name: Benjamin Augustus Vereen
  • Famously Known As Ben Vereen
  • Date of Birth: October 10, 1946
  • Place of Birth: Laurinburg, North Carolina, U.S
  • Age: 75 years 5 Months
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: All-American
  • Ben Vereen Father: James Vereen
  • Ben Vereen Mother: Pauline Vereen
  • Siblings: James Middleton, Gloria Walker, Aixa Clemente
  • Relationship Status: Single
  • Ex-wives: Andrea Townsley, Nancy Bruner
  • Children: 5
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Weight: 74 kg
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Profession: Actor, Dancer, Singer, Voice actor
  • Net worth: $5 Million
  • Salary: To Be Updated
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Frequently Asked Questions About Ben Vereen

There are very many questions about Ben Vereen, and we are going to answer them in this section. However, we may not answer all, but we have selected the most important ones that you’ll like to know. Among these are: 

Where was Ben Vereen Born?

 Ben Vereen was born in Laurinburg, North Carolina, the U.S, on October 10, 1946. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Who is Ben Vereen’s Wife?

Ben Vereen was last married to Nancy Bruner in 1976, but unfortunately, they divorced in 2012.

His marriage to Nancy Bruner was after two years after divorcing his first wife, Andrea Townsley, whom he married in 1966 and divorced after eight years of marriage in 1974.

He is currently single.

How Tall is Ben Vereen?

Ben Vereen is 5 feet 8 inches tall with a bodyweight of 74 kg.

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