Michael Whitehall became a household name after he started appearing in the comedic reality series Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father. As the title suggests, comedian Jack Whitehall takes his rather reluctant father on a tour of different countries, throwing him into the quirkiest of activities. Fans are keen to know Michael Whitehall’s net worth and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
What is Michael Whitehall’s net worth?
Michael Whitehall is a well-known talent agent and TV producer, who has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment.
The theatrical agent has formed two production companies – Havahall Pictures and Whitehall Films, and he has represented acts including Dame Judi Dench and Colin Firth.
While he was at school he worked as a film reporter, and his grandad had paid for his education.
The father of four is married to Hilary, who also stars in the popular travel series, Travels With My Father, which is back on Netflix for season four.
While he has made guest appearances on many other TV shows in the past, Michael has become most famous for regularly upstaging his son Jack on the Netflix hit.
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Michael is believed to have a net worth of £10 million ($12.7million), which is not surprising considering his family history and his prosperous career.
His grandfather’s cousin was a wool merchant and there has been significant wealth in the family for many generations.
But Michael has of course made his own living through is work as a renowned and well-established theatrical agent and producer.
Some of his producer work was on TV series including The Good Guys and A Perfect Hero.
He also helped present the series Backchat on BBC Three, along with his son Jack, and the series then moved to BBC Two.
He has also published a number of books about his life as a talent agent, including Shark Infested Waters: Tales of an Actors’ Agent and Him & Me.
He lives in Putney in London with his wife, and the parents have been making fans laugh on the latest instalment of Travels With My Father.
In the latest series, Jack takes his parents to Australia, and Michael said he showed a willingness to go as he did not want to spend time at home planning his daughter’s wedding.
While in Australia, Jack took his father to a drag talent show, where he dressed up as the Queen as part of his drag act and of course stole the show.
Michael is recognised all over the world due to his time on the series, and he often jokes about being more widely recognised than his famous son.
He is known for his incessant yet hilarious use of swearwords, and his ability to upstage his son at any given moment.
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Fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the new season, and in particular, Michael himself.
One fan said: “Jack Whitehall Travels With My Father has to be one of my favourite ever shows, Michael Whitehall is hilarious.”
Another fan said: “Why do I see myself being like Michael Whitehall when I’m in my 80s. Comical grumpy man.”
A third viewer added: “I’m convinced that Michael Whitehall is the funniest man alive.”
Michael himself is on Twitter and he posted a photo of himself with his son from season four, standing apart from each other on a beach. He said: “Social distancing has always come naturally to us both.”
In the particular episode from which the photo was taken, Jack took his father to a nudist beach without telling him.
Jack then proceeded to strip naked and play frisbee with some other holidaymakers, much to his father’s distaste.
Ahead of the release of season four, his son Jack said on Twitter: “The new series of Travels with My Father is launching on @NetflixUK on September 22.
“This time @fatherwhitehall and I went down-under… I’m very, very sorry, Australia. I have no control over what comes out of his mouth.”
Throughout the series, Michael gives some insight into the kind of work he did as a talent agent, and the various world-famous names he worked with.
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father is on Netflix now