Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
Celebrated Name: Alan Arkin
Real Name/Full Name: Alan Wolf Arkin
Gender: Male
Age: 90 years old
Birth Date: March 26, 1934
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: American
Height: 5ft 9inches
Weight: 69 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jeremy Yaffe (m.1955; div. 1961)

Barbara Dana (m. 1964; div. 1994)

Suzanne Newlander (m. 1996)

Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): 3 (Adam and Matthew)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Alan Arkin Gay?: NO
Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Musician, Singer.
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $16 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Alan Arkin is a jack of all trades, and he is an American actor, director, singer, and screenwriter, he has been in this industry for almost eight decades now, he is best known for his role in “The Russians are coming” in 1996. Some of his major works include; Edward Scissor hands in 1990, The Rocketeer in 1991, Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992, among many others.

Maybe you know about Alan Arkin very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Alan Arkin’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

On March 26, 1934, Alan Wolf Arkin was born to David I. Arkin and Beatrice (nee Wortis) in the city of Brooklyn, New York. His father was a painter and writer, whereas his mother was a teacher. He was raised in a Jewish family, but no emphasis on religion. His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, Russia, and Germany.

His parents moved to Los Angeles when Arkin was just 11. He attended Los Angeles City College from 1951 to 1953. He also went to Bennington College, and while there, he and his two friends formed the folk music group “The Tarriers,” Arkin played guitar and sang.

Personal Life

Alan Arkin has been married three times, two out of those marriages have ended up in divorce, he first married Jeremy Yaffe in 1955-1961. Together they had two sons Adam Arkin who was born on August 19, 1956, and Mathew Arkin, who was born on March 21, 1960.

He then married an actress- screenwriter Barbara Dana from 1964 to 1994. They got a son together called Anthony (Tony) Dana Arkin. They lived in Chappaqua, New York.

Alan Arkin, in 1996, married Suzzane Newlander, a psychotherapist. They live in Carlsbad, California, and he adopted the surname for his character Norman Newlander in the “Kominsky Method.”

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on March 26, 1934, Alan Arkin is 90 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 5ft 9inches tall, and his weight is 69 kg.


Arkin is an all-rounder, I would say, and he is an actor, director, singer, screenwriter, and musician. Looking at his professional career, Arkin received an Academy Award nomination as one of only six actors for Best Actor for his first screen appearance for “The Russians are coming” in 1996. Two years on, he was again nominated for “The Heart is a lonely hunter.” In 1968 he appeared in “Inspector Clouseau.” In the year 1970-1971, he appeared alongside his second wife, Dana, on the season of Sesame Street.

They played a comical couple named Larry and Phyllis, who resolve their conflicts when they remember how to pronounce the word “Cooperate.” They again appeared together in 1987 on “Harry” an ABC Sitcom. Some of his best films include; Wait until Dark, The Russians are coming, catch 22, the Seven-per-cent solution, Little murders, the in-laws, little miss sunshine, this won him a best supporting actor Oscar and Argo.

In his Directing works, Arkin`s debut was “People Soup,” a 12-minute children`s film, which was Oscar-nominated starring his sons Adam and Mathew Arkin. It is based on a story he published “Galaxy Science Fiction” in 1958. Another Acclaimed directorial effort is Little Murders in 1971. Some of his other works include; Fire Sale (1977) Samuel Beckett is coming soon (1993) and Arigo (2000).

His writing also gone a long way. He is the author of many books like; Tony`s Hard Work Day, The Lemming Condition, Halfway through the door, an actor’s journey, and the clearing continuation. Arkin has released two memoirs, An Improvised life (2011) and out of my mind (2018)

Awards & Achievements

Arkin has received several awards in his acting; Little Miss Sunshine won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Argo. The same movie won him BAFTA Film Award for best actor in a supporting role and the academy award for Best Actor in a Supporting role on February 25, 2007. Arkin said that more than anything, he is deeply moved by the open-hearted appreciation his small film has received. He was the sixth oldest winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Net Worth & Salary of Alan Arkin in 2024

Alan Arkin Net Worth
Alan Arkin Net Worth

As of April 2024, Alan Arkin has an estimated net worth of more than $16 million. He has made this wealth by acting in various popular television shows and movies.

Some of the major works that have seen him acquire such wealth are; Wait until Dark, The Russians are coming, catch 22, the Seven-per-cent solution, Little murders, the in-laws, little miss sunshine, this won him a best-supporting actor Oscar and Argo, Edward Scissor hands in 1990, The Rocketeer in 1991, Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992 among many others. His Writing, Singing, and Directing have greatly contributed to his massive net worth as well.

Talk of a man who has done it all and excelled in all fields is Alan Arkin. He is a man who is envied by many, both young and old, and has become a role model to many thanks to his hardwork and commitment to his career.


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