Remember the 80s hit teen movie ‘The Lost Boys’? Remember the actor Corey Feldman who was one of the two Coreys to rule the 80s as a teen idol? Corey Feldman is best known as an actor who became famous in the 1980s. He has appeared in several iconic films like ‘The Lost Boys,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘The Burbs,’ and ‘Gremlins’ before his well-documented struggles with substance abuse.
Apart from being an actor, he is also a singer, he is the lead singer of the rock band ‘Truth Movement.’ In the late 1980s, Corey Feldman struggled to regain his foundation from drug addiction. He released his memoir titled ‘Coreyography‘ in 2013. Intrigued to know more about the dramatic life of Corey Feldman? Want to know more about his early success and personal struggles? Keep on reading to know everything about Corey Feldman, his life before and after fame, his comeback, a significant loss that he had to suffer, his many iconic movies and his net worth as of 2019.
Biography & Wiki
Corey Feldman was born on July 16, 1971, in Reseda, California. His father Bob Feldman was a Songwriter and a Musician, and his mother Shelia Feldman worked as a cocktail waitress. He has two younger brothers named Devin and Eden and a younger sister, Brittnie. He also has an elder sister Mindy who was also a former member of ‘The New Mickey Mouse Club.’ At age 3, Corey Feldman appeared in his first TV commercial that was his first professional acting job, in McDonald’s television.
Corey Feldman Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Children & Family
Corey Feldman’s life has seen deep troubles. At the age of 15, he became legally emancipated from his parent, after which he got indulged in drinking and smoking, in the late 1980s and 1990s, he struggled a lot due to his drug addiction. He got married to actress Vanessa Marcil on 6 August 1989, but their marriage ended in 1993. He met Susie Sprague, an American actress and model, in January 2002 in a nightclub. They got married in the same year on October 30, but their marriage did not go well, and they divorced in 2014. The couple had also given birth to a son called Zen Scott Feldman. Later on November 16 he again got married to his girlfriend, Courtney Anne Mitchell. Corey Feldman adopted a vegetarian diet since he was 13 and he also works for animal welfare and animal rights.
Corey Feldman’s career began when he was just 3 years old as a child actor in a McDonald’s advertisement. In his prime, Corey became a part of a considerable number of TV ads and series. He appeared in iconic movies like ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Stand By Me.’ He has also worked on many TV shows like ‘One Day at a Time’, ‘The Bad News Bears’ and ‘Eight is Enough’ to name a few.
In the early 90s, after struggling with drug addiction, Corey Feldman worked hard to rebuild his life by working in television shows and went on to release his first solo album, ‘Love Left.’ He succeeded in making a comeback on the silver screen with a voice role in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III’. In the late 1990s, he collaborated with his bestie Corey Haim on several projects, like the ‘Dream a Little Dream 2′.
His album called ‘Still Searching for Soul’ with the band ‘Truth movement’ was released on January 19, 1999. In the same year, he appeared in reality TV series ‘The Crow: Stairway to Heaven. Later Corey Feldman released his third solo album “Former Child Actor” in 2002. He was a contestant on the English TV show “Dancing on Ice” in 2012 and released his first memoir ‘Choreography’ in 2013.
Awards & Achievements
He was nominated for the 1985 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and won the Crystal Reel award in 2008. Corey Feldman has won the Young Artist Award 4 times out of 8 nominations. In April 2018, Corey Feldman was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the third annual young Entertainer Award.
Corey Feldman Salary, Net Worth & Earning
As of 2019, Corey Feldman’s net worth is $3 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his acting in film and TV shows. His highest grossing movies include Gremlins ($153.1 million) and The Goonies ($61.5 million). Apart from this he also earns from his singing in his own rock band ‘Truth Movement.’ This considerable capital has given Corey Feldman a luxurious and comfortable life. However, his life has had its own share of ups and downs. There was a time when Corey had nothing but $40,000 to his name following his draining separation with his parents. It was only with hard work and determination that he recovered.
5 Interesting facts you should know about Corey Feldman
Corey Feldman surfaced in his first TV commercial at a ripe age of 3. After appearing on several shows, he became a fixture in iconic 1980s films, alongside fellow teen heartthrob Corey Haim. You may think that that, a little plus or minus, is all about Corey but that is undoubtedly not the case. So keep on reading to discover some intriguing facts about Corey Feldman!
• For his dedication to animal rights and animal welfare, Corey Feldman was awarded by The Paws of Fame Award by the Wildlife Way Station.
• In 2002 he got married to his new love Susie Sprague on the set of reality a television show, The Surreal Life.
• Corey Feldman saw the story of his life and shared experiences with Haim dramatized in the Lifetime original movie ‘A Tale of Two Coreys’ in January 2018.
• Corey Feldman is a major MJ fan.
• Feldman almost got fired from Lost Boys after doing cocaine for the first time.
From actor to singer, Corey Feldman has never failed to impress his audience. Even while battling drug addiction, he did not give up and eventually with his effort made a comeback and achieved the success he deserved. One can learn from his life that you should never give up no matter how hard the situation is because without struggle there is no progress.
Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе: Corey Scott Feldman
Аgе: 47 Years, Born on 16 July 1971
Неіght: 5 feet 5 inch (1.65 m)
Wіfе: Courtney Anne Mitchell (m. 2016), Susie Feldman (m. 2002–2014), Vanessa Marcil (m. 1989–1993)
Сhіldrеn: Zen Scott Feldman
Nеt Wоrth: $3 Million
Ѕоurсе оf Wеаlth: American actor and singer