What is Nick Stahl’s Net Worth?
Nick Stahl is an American actor who has a net worth of $500,000. Nick Stahl had his breakthrough role as a teenager in the 1993 film “The Man Without a Face.” He went on to appear in such films as “Disturbing Behavior,” “In the Bedroom,” “Bully,” “Sin City,” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” among many others. On television, Stahl has had main roles in the series “Carnivàle” and “Let the Right One In” and a recurring role in season six of “Fear the Walking Dead.”
Unfortunately, in recent years, Stahl’s reputation was marred by legal troubles, such as his December 2012 arrest in Los Angeles for allegedly committing a lewd act. He was charged with a misdemeanor for ‘lewd conduct’ while watching a movie in a supposedly private booth. Stahl was seen earlier that same year intoxicated at a bar in downtown Los Angeles on May 2, 2012, reportedly following his separation from then-wife Rose Murphy. He subsequently ‘went missing’ in May of 2012, surfacing four days later and emailing friends to say he was entering drug rehab for those next 30 days. He has since recovered and has been on a much better path.
Nick Stahl was born on December 5, 1979 in Harlingen, Texas to businessman William and brokerage assistant Donna. With his two sisters, he was raised in Dallas by his financially struggling mother. Stahl appeared in a number of children’s plays growing up, with his first being at the age of four.
Start of Film Career in the 90s
As a young teenager in 1993, Stahl made his film debut in the drama “The Man Without a Face,” directed by and starring Mel Gibson. His role as Chuck Norstadt gave him his career breakthrough, earning him a Young Artist Award nomination. Stahl subsequently appeared in the drama “Safe Passage” in 1994. The year after that, he starred in the Disney Western fantasy “Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill.” Later in the decade, Stahl starred in Tim Blake Nelson’s crime film “Eye of God” and David Nutter’s psychological teen horror film “Disturbing Behavior.” He also appeared as part of the ensemble cast of Terrence Malick’s epic WWII film “The Thin Red Line.”
Further Film Career
Beginning the new millennium, Stahl appeared in “Lover’s Prayer” and “Sunset Strip.” He had one of his most notable years in 2001, when he was in “The Sleepy Time Gal,” “Bully,” and “In the Bedroom.” The lattermost film, directed by Todd Field, earned five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. Stahl next starred in the mystery thriller “Taboo” and the comedy thriller “Bookies.” In 2003, he starred as John Connor in the science-fiction action sequel “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” which was a box-office smash. The same year, Stahl earned a Genie Award nomination for his leading role in the Canadian drama “Twist,” a reinterpretation of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.” He next appeared in the neo-noir crime film “Sin City,” playing the sadistic Yellow Bastard. Stahl’s subsequent credits were “The Night of the White Pants,” “How to Rob a Bank,” “Quid Pro Quo,” “Sleepwalking,” and “My One and Only.”
In 2010, Stahl was in a whopping seven films. They included “Burning Palms,” “Meskada,” “Dead Awake,” “Kalamity,” and the direct-to-video horror sequel “Mirrors 2.” The following year, Stahl starred in four films: “The Speed of Thought,” “On the Inside,” “Afghan Luke,” and “388 Arletta Avenue.” His pace substantially stalled after that, with “Away from Here” and “The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson” being his only credits during the remainder of the decade. In the early 2020s, Stahl began working more frequently again, appearing in such films as “Hunter Hunter,” “What Josiah Saw,” and “Night Blooms.”
Stahl had his first role on the small screen in the 1991 television film “Stranger at My Door.” He continued to appear in television films for most of the decade, with credits including “Incident in a Small Town,” “Blue River,” and “Seasons of Love.” Early in the new millennium, Stahl appeared in the television film “Wasted.” His first main role on a regular series came in 2003, when he began playing Ben Hawkins, a man with mysterious healing powers who joins a traveling circus, on the HBO period drama series “Carnivàle.” The show ran for two seasons through 2005. Following a break from the small screen, Stahl returned in 2009 to appear in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He went on to appear in episodes of “Locke & Key,” “House of Lies,” and “Body of Proof.”
In 2021, Stahl played Doomsday Cult member Jason Riley in the sixth season of the AMC post-apocalyptic horror series “Fear the Walking Dead,” a spinoff of “The Walking Dead.” The same year, he appeared in the fifth season of the TNT series “Animal Kingdom.” In 2022, Stahl began a main role on the psychological horror series “Let the Right One In,” based on the eponymous novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the film by Tomas Alfredson.
Stahl wed actress Rose Murphy in 2009. The couple had a daughter named Marlo before separating in 2012. That year, Stahl was reported missing; reports eventually revealed he had entered a rehab facility to treat substance addiction. At the end of 2012, he was arrested at an adult film shop in Los Angeles for allegedly committing a lewd act; no charges were ultimately filed. Stahl was arrested again in the summer of 2013 for alleged possession of methamphetamine.