Sherman Hemsley Net Worth

Sherman Hemsley Net Worth is
$30 Million

Sherman Hemsley Biography

Sherman Hemsley is among the renowned actors, who come in productions of stage, tv and cinema. These involvements will be the main resources of Sherman Hemsley net well worth, which today offers been estimated to attain 3 million dollars. After his loss of life, which happened in 2012, he was named among the best actors, who’ve ever walked on the planet earth. Hemsley produced a guest appearance on the present Clean Prince of Bel Atmosphere as a corrupt politician. Both of these TV displays added a whole lot of revenues to the quantity of Sherman Hemsley net worthy of. In these Television shows, Sherman Hemsley portrayed a job of George Jefferson. Both Television shows had been broadcasted on the CBS channel. Furthermore, the actor was portraying a job of Deacon Ernest Frye on it show called “Amen”, that was aired on the NBC channel. Before he shifted to NY where he idea he could have better opportunities to pursue acting profession, he performed with some regional groupings in Philadelphia. Sherman Hemsley also made an appearance on the TV present known as “Dinosaurs”, where he got a job of a mean boss. IT show was made by Jim Henson. Sherman Hemsley was created in South Philadelphia, where he was also elevated solely by his mom. His mother was functioning at a lamp factory in the same area. Along with his troupe, he toured for a season in the united states appearing in this enjoy. When ‘the Jeffersons’ got their own show (1975), their theme song ended up being probably the most unforgettable theme songs ever: “Movin’ On Up”. Sherman Hemsley was a favorite American actor. He shifted to NY, where Sherman Hemsley was performing and at exactly the same time he was still employed in the postal solutions. Sherman Hemsley also made an appearance in a Broadway creation, known as “Purlie”, where he portrayed a job of Gitlow. It’s been announced that Sherman Hemsley net well worth gets to 30 million dollars. Also, when he was still surviving in South Philadelphia, he had been acting and getting functions in a variety of productions. Sherman Hemsley was created February 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Quickly, Sherman Hemsley became a member of the cast of the Urban Arts Organization, where he received increasingly more functions to portray in a variety of productions, such as for example “The Lottery” and “But By no means Jam Today”. Sherman Hemsley Net Well worth: Sherman Hemsley was an American actor who experienced a net well worth of $3 million. When he moved to NY, Sherman Hemsley was learning under the trainer named Lloyd Richards. Most widely known for his part as George Jefferson on the tv screen series All in the Family members and later on ‘the Jefferson family’s’ personal spinoff display The Jeffersons. Hemsley after that worked well for the U.P. Richfield on the Jim Henson sitcom Dinosaurs (early ’90s). The Jeffersons ‘relocated on up’ to a “de-e-e-luxe house in the sky” and entertained hundreds of thousands for ten years. Also, Sherman Hemsley made an appearance in Broadway’s display “Purlie”.S. Air Pressure where he offered in Japan and Korea before time for the says. He also performed the part of Deacon Ernest Frye on the series Amen and the part of a Triceratops called B.S. Postal Support and studied performing in his free time. In the past due ’60s, Hemsley made an appearance in a number of off-Broadway productions, after that branching out into tv and truly striking the jackpot when he landed the part of George Jefferson on the Norman Lear-produced sitcom All in the Family members, starring the past due Carroll O’Connor. Hemsley came back to weekly focus on a sitcom with the display Amen. George Jefferson, persistent and similarly opinionated, proved in early stages in the display that he could keep his personal with Archie Bunker. Hemsley were able to infuse his outspoken personality with warmth and depth, prevent him from showing up cartoonish or as well over-the-best. Hemsley and Sanford got great chemistry and Weezy and George became among television’s most beloved lovers. Sherman Hemsley quitted going to school, when he noticed that he wished to enroll into the USA Air Power, where he offered four years. Sherman Hemsley began as a stage actor. Furthermore, the actor is well known from it series called “Amen” that have been aired on the NBC channel and where he portrayed a job of Deacon Ernest Frye. Sherman Alexander Hemsley passed away at age 74 at his house in El Paso, Texas, on July 24, 2012, departing his legacy as you of television’s most much loved, funny husbands and fathers and known for his groundbreaking function. As a result, acting added a whole lot of financial achievement to Sherman Hemsley net worthy of. He provides accumulated his net worthy of through his involvement into performing career. From then on, he returned to Philadelphia where he simultaneously worked in a postoffice and in addition attended a night college of acting. Hemsley continuing function steadily in television through the entire ’90s. Both Television shows added a whole lot of revenues to the entire quantity of Sherman Hemsley net well worth. IT series had 11 months and were became very successful. He was raised in care and attention of his mom who worked well in a factory. Sherman Hemsley quitted attending senior high school to be able to join Air Pressure where he stayed for four years. Sherman Hemsley is mainly known due to his part as George Jefferson in it display called “The Jeffersons” that was broadcasted on the CBS network. The display also added a whole lot of revenues to the entire quantity of Sherman Hemsley net well worth. In NY, he started their studies at the Negro Ensemble Organization where he fulfilled Lloyd Richards. Among the first productions where he appeared in NY include “Aged Judge Mose Is usually Dead”, “But By no means Jam Today”, “Moon on a Rainbow Shawl” and “The Witch”. He was raised in Philadelphia and dropped out of senior high school to enlist in the U. The very first time Sherman Hemsley fulfilled his dad was when the actor had been 69 years aged. It was this time around when he also was chosen to play part of George Jefferson in it display “All in the Family members” which also helped to build up the overall quantity of Sherman Hemsley net worthy of. However, he became a member of it show only 2 yrs later since it was promised to him that after he’d be done touring, he’d still get the component. Although his function in the “All in the Family members” was not normally the one, afterwards he got his very own Television series where George Jefferson was the primary character, which was known as “The Jeffersons”. Sherman Jefferson was created in Southern Philadelphia where he was also elevated. Thus, in addition, it played a huge component into accumulating Sherman Hemsley net worthy of. Later, he got an identical character compared to that of the Jefferson in it present “Amen” where he portrayed a job of a church deacon called Ernest Frye. Sherman Hemsley got a net worthy of of $3 million dollars. When he returned to South Philadelphia, the actor was also functioning at the postal program and at exactly the same time he was their studies at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was most widely known for his focus on The Jeffersons. Hemsley also made an appearance on the display All in the Family members. Hemsley caused television maker Norman Lear on several projects. Hemsley also made an appearance on the truth show, The Surreal Existence later in his profession. He was mainly known from two Television shows, the 1st one becoming “All in the Family members” and a different one known as “The Jeffersons”. The sitcom, showcasing O’Connor as the conservative, bigoted curmudgeon Archie Bunker, also highlighted Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford, who played personality Archie Bunker’s African-American neighbors George and Louise “Weezy” Jefferson. Hemsley also made an appearance in several feature movies, including Screwed with Danny DeVito and Norm McDonald. Hemsley could make numerous investments in the wonderful world of property. Sherman Hemsley net well worth estimates should climb whenever a display that he made an appearance on ends up entering syndication. Hemsley could stick to the Jeffersons for 11 seasons.

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Quick Facts

Full NameSherman Hemsley
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 1, 1938
DiedJuly 24, 2012, El Paso, Texas, United States
Height1.68 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Keyboard Player
EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts, Central High School, Edward W. Bok Technical High School
ParentsWilliam Hemsley
AwardsTV Land Favorite Cantankerous Couple Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
MoviesMr. Nanny, Ghost Fever, Love at First Bite, Screwed, Up, Up and Away, Club Fed, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Stewardess School, Senseless, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, Camp Cucamonga, Alice in Wonderland, For the Love of a Dog, Home of Angels
TV ShowsThe Surreal Life, Goode Behavior, Dinosaurs, Amen, The Jeffersons

Interesting Facts

1 He was known to be a very private person.
2 Sherman Hemsley's talent agent and friend of 30 years died on July 14, 2013 in El Paso Tx. During this time, Sherman starred in the stage play, "Norman Is That You?", which won an award in Vegas for Best Produced Show with the "Sherman Hemsley Show". In addition, Sherman starred in the NBC-TV shows of the 80s and 90s, Amen (1986) and Goode Behavior (1996), which Ken Johnston contributed as producer.
3 Made his television debut playing George Jefferson on All in the Family and made his final television on House of Payne playing George Jefferson as well.
4 He played the same character (George Jefferson) on five different series: All in the Family (1971), The Jeffersons (1975), E/R (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) and House of Payne (2006).
5 On leaving the Air Force, he returned to Philadelphia where he worked for the Post Office during the day while attending acting school at night.
6 He was also a musician, releasing an album called "Dance" in 1992, though his own taste ran more toward 1970s rock bands, like Genesis and Yes.
7 He dropped out of school and joined the United States Air Force, where he served for four years.
8 Hemsley performed with local groups in Philadelphia before moving to New York to study with Lloyd Richards at the Negro Ensemble Company.
9 He and Isabel Sanford also made a cameo appearance in the film, Sprung (1997).
10 In 2006, Hemsley was cast in VH1's reality show, The Surreal Life (2003), season 6.
11 Hemsley never married or had any children. He lived with his girlfriend, Flora Enchinton, prior to his death.
12 Sherman Hemsley is also a professional singer having released a single in 1989 called, "Ain't That A Kick In The Head", with Sutra Records.
13 The name "Weezy" came about due to a girl, Sherman Hemsley had a crush on in real-life, named Louise. Sherman Hemsley would call her "Weezy", and one day asked Isabel Sanford if he could call her character "Weezy" and she said yes.
14 He and his The Jeffersons (1975) co-star, Isabel Sanford, appeared in Old Navy and Denny's Restaurant commercials, during the late 1970's.
15 He was only 11 years older than his fictional TV son, acted by Mike Evans, on The Jeffersons (1975).
16 Was over twenty years younger than his The Jeffersons (1975) co-star Isabel Sanford who played his wife on the series.
17 George Jefferson, Hemsley's character on The Jeffersons (1975), was ranked #44 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
18 Played the same character, "George Jefferson", on four different TV series and in a film: the TV series All in the Family (1971), The Jeffersons (1975), E/R (1984) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and the film, Mafia! (1998).
19 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 211-212. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387


1 His dance moves
2 His mustache.


1 [When he was about to co-star with Isabel Sanford on All in the Family (1971)'s spinoff, The Jeffersons (1975)]: Isabel Sanford, who played his wife, Louise Jefferson, was reluctant to leave All in the Family (1971). She didn't know how the show would go.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Cantankerous Couple The Jeffersons (1975) Isabel Sanford
1982 Image Award Image Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Series or Special The Jeffersons (1975)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special 1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) Danny Bonaduce

Franklin Cover

Frank Gorshin

Robert Hegyes

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Shirley Jones

Dave Madden

Ron Palillo

Isabel Sanford

Adam West
1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical The Jeffersons (1975)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series The Jeffersons (1975)



House of Payne 2011 TV Series George Jefferson
Clunkers 2011 TV Series Boss
American Pie Presents the Book of Love 2009 Video Pastor
Hanging in Hedo 2008 Henry Hunter
For the Love of a Dog 2008 George O'Donnell
Mr. Ed 2004 TV Movie Mr. Ed (voice)
Love Thy Neighbor 2001 TV Movie
The Hughleys 1999-2000 TV Series Mr. Williams / James Williams
Screwed 2000 Chip Oswald
Up, Up, and Away! 2000 TV Movie Edward Marshall Steel Condor
City Guys 1999 TV Series Slick Billy West
V.I.P. 1999 TV Series Sherman Hemsley
Clips' Place 1998 TV Movie
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer 1998 TV Series Union spy
Mafia! 1998 George Jefferson (uncredited)
Sister, Sister 1995-1998 TV Series Grandpa Campbell
Senseless 1998 Smythe-Bates Doorman
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 Video Store Owner
Goode Behavior 1996-1997 TV Series Willie Goode
Sprung 1997 Brotha #1
All That 1997 TV Series Doctor
Clueless 1996 TV Series Murray's Grandpa
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992-1996 TV Series Judge Carl Robertson George Jefferson
Minor Adjustments 1996 TV Series Dr. Engel
Martin 1996 TV Series Mr. Washington
The Misery Brothers 1995 Rev. Scheister
In the House 1995 TV Series Buster
The Magic School Bus 1995 TV Series Mr. Junkit
The Wayans Bros. 1995 TV Series Mr. Stone
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1995 TV Series Miller
The Secret World of Alex Mack 1995 TV Series Professor Lake
Family Matters 1994-1995 TV Series Captain Savage
Home of Angels 1994 Buzzard Bracken
New Year's Rotten Eve 1994 Video
Me and the Boys 1994 TV Series Irv
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 TV Series The Toyman
Dinosaurs 1991-1994 TV Series B.P. Richfield B.P Richfield
Thunder in Paradise 1994 TV Series Capt. Hawspipe
Burke's Law 1994 TV Series Judge Powell
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 1993 TV Series Wallace Pitney
Townsend Television 1993 TV Series Wizard of Oz
Mr. Nanny 1993 Burt Wilson
Designing Women 1993 TV Series Mr. Toussant
What a Dummy 1991 TV Series Dills
Amen 1986-1991 TV Series Deacon Ernest Frye
Camp Cucamonga 1990 TV Movie Herbert Himmel
Club Fed 1990 The Reverend
Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? 1989 TV Movie The Master Programmer
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl 1989 Video short Sherman Hemsley
227 1988 TV Series Thurmond Fox
LA Rocks 1987 TV Series
Ghost Fever 1986 Buford / Jethro
Combat High 1986 TV Movie Judge Daley
Stewardess School 1986 Mr. Buttersworth
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Sam (segment "I of Newton")
Alice in Wonderland 1985 TV Movie Mouse
The Jeffersons 1975-1985 TV Series George Jefferson
E/R 1984 TV Series George Jefferson
The Love Boat 1977-1983 TV Series Henry Bullard / Maurice Marshall
Fantasy Island 1981-1982 TV Series Fred Simpson / Charlie Atkins
Purlie 1981 TV Movie Gitlow Judson
Love at First Bite 1979 Reverend Mike
The Incredible Hulk 1979 TV Series Robert
All in the Family 1973-1978 TV Series George Jefferson


Amen 1987-1991 TV Series executive consultant - 11 episodes


When Disco Ruled the World 2012 TV Movie documentary performer: "Le Freak"
The Ben Stiller Show 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ghost Fever 1986 "Eyes In The Dark", "Ghost Fever"
Alice in Wonderland 1985 TV Movie performer: "I Hate Dogs and Cats"
Purlie 1981 TV Movie performer: "Skinnin' a Cat"
The Jeffersons 1979-1981 TV Series performer - 2 episodes


The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special in memory of
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


The Actor's Journey 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Actor's Journey for Kids 2011 Video documentary Himself
I Get That a Lot 2010 TV Series Himself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Back to the Grind 2007 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
TV Land's Top Ten 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Living in TV Land 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Surreal Life 2003-2006 TV Series Himself
Family Guy 2005 TV Series Himself
Being Bobby Brown 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Land Convention Special 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself - Contestant
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Himself
CBS at 75 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000 TV Series Himself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")
All That 1997 TV Series Himself
Figure It Out 1997 TV Series Himself / panelist (1999)
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 TV Series Himself
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Vicki! 1992-1993 TV Series Himself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Himself
The Ben Stiller Show 1992 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #16 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
Soul Train 1990 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988 TV Series Himself
Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1987 TV Movie documentary Magic Mirror
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986-1987 TV Series Himself / Buford and Jethro from film GHOST FEVER
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
This Is Your Life 1984 TV Series Himself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Music Performer and Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Musical Performer
The John Davidson Show 1981 TV Series Himself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The Big Show 1980 TV Series Himself
Battle of the Network Stars VIII 1980 TV Special Himself - CBS Team
Pink Lady 1980 TV Series Himself
Dance Fever 1979 TV Series Himself
Donny and Marie 1976-1978 TV Series Himself
The Magic of David Copperfield 1978 TV Special Himself
America 2-Night 1978 TV Series Himself
CBS: On the Air 1978 TV Mini-Series documentary Co-host - part VII
CBS Galaxy 1977 TV Special Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series Himself
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series Himself / Various Characters
The Rich Little Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Tony Orlando and Dawn 1976 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali 1976 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Himself - Actor
You Don't Say 1975 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1975 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message 2008 Video documentary Himself
Basic Instinct 1992 George Jefferson in The Jeffersons (uncredited)

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