What Was Charles Grodin's Net Worth When He Died?

Charles Grodin found fame after starring in multiple film hits, including "Rosemary's Baby," "The Heartbreak Kid," and "Midnight Run." However, his most commercially successful movie was family film "Beethoven," which earned around $150 million at the worldwide box office and even led to a sequel, according to Box Office Mojo. More recently, Grodin appeared in Seasons 4 and 5 of the hit FX show "Louie."

Grodin was not just an actor, but also a writer and pundit. Per Vulture, his successes in the former include memoirs "How I Got To Be Whoever It Is I Am" and "I Like It Better When You're Funny" as well as plays like "The Right Kind of People" and hit Broadway show "Same Time, Next Year."

His forays as a pundit include his position as the host of "The Charles Grodin Show." The series aired from 1995 to 1998 on CNBC. In 2000, he also joined popular CBS show "60 Minutes II" as a political commentator.

The big role that Charles Grodin turned down

Being able to demand a high salary most definitely has its perks, but there can surprisingly be some downsides as well, especially when it means turning down certain roles because of their low pay. In 1967, Charles Grodin was reportedly offered the role of Benjamin Braddock in "The Graduate," but decided against taking the part as he was "discouraged by the low salary," per Do You Remember. Dustin Hoffman ended up winning the role.

Despite turning down offers such as the part of Benjamin Braddock, there was one role that Grodin was determined never to miss out on, and that was being a dad. According to Variety, Grodin decided to step back from his career in the late 1990s in order to spend more time with his family and be a "stay-at-home dad" to his children.

In addition to acting and writing, booking websites such as Celebrity Talent suggest that Grodin also made money through discussions and appearances in his later years. His minimum fee was listed as $25,000 to $39,000.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Charles Grodin had a net worth of around $12 million.