Graham is one of the most highly paid actors in the world because he is very good at what he does.
From acting to voice-overs, gaming, producing, business (McTavish Spirits), and publishing a book, I must say Graham is multi-talented.
This article will cover everything you need to know about Graham and his net worth, read on.
Graham McTavish Biography
Graham McTavish was born on January 4, 1961. He is 62 years old. He was born into a well-settled family in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He has a British-Scottish nationality, and he is Christian. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
His parents are Alec and Ellen McTavish, and the McTavish family left Glasgow when Graham was still a little child.
Growing up, he lived in places like Canada, the United States, and England before his family finally settled in New Zealand.
Acting Career and Movies
Back in school, he and his friend wrote and performed comedy skits. This skit caught the eyes of his drama teacher, who later asked him to cover a role in Sheridan’s The Rivals when the intended actor became ill.
Graham later went on to attend the Queen Mary University of London, where he earned a degree in English Literature. During school, he was allowed to act in three Shakespeare plays a year while studying for his exams.
He eventually earned an Equity card as proof of membership in the Actors’ Equity Association of the United States, or Equity in the United Kingdom. This was after he performed in a play by Samuel Beckett.
Early in his career, he did some theatre work with the repertory theatres of London’s West End. At the Dundee Rep., he had his first professional role in 1986 when he appeared in episode two of Walt Disney’s Return to Treasure Island mini-series.
Graham also had roles in various projects, such as Freedom Fighter (1988), Highlander (1992), Judgment Day (1996), and Merlin (1998), between 1998 and 1999. He also appeared in multiple television series such as Taggart, Casualty, Red Dwarf, and Heartbeat.
Graham has booked numerous roles since the early 2000s and appeared in multiple series produced by different British television networks. He even appeared in projects such as The Stretch, Doctors, Rose & Maloney, Dinotopia, Rosemary & Thyme, The Last King, and Murphy’s Law.
All of this helped boost Graham’s net worth.
He later scored projects for a US-based network, such as ABC’s mini-series Empire and HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated Rome. Graham also appeared in CBS’s FBI dramas, Numb3rs and NCIS. He also played in the fourth season of Fox’s popular drama Prison Break.
The role of Russian foreign minister Mikhail Novakovich in Fox’s hit series 24 was given to him in 2010. He acted in a full seven episodes of the series. In September 2013, he was cast as Dougal MacKenzie, a fierce war chief of the MacKenzie clan, in the time travel drama series Outlander.
This was a good adaptation of the bestselling novel, and it premiered to positive reviews from both critics and audiences.
Graham then appeared as William Munny in AMC’s comic book adaptation, the Saint of Killers, of the series Preacher. He then played in another comic book series titled Lucifer, produced by Netflix, where he portrayed Father Kinley.
He is well known in several movies, including his famous work as Dwalin in The Hobbit film trilogy.
He also acted as Vlad Dracula Țepeș in the Netflix animated series Castlevania, Loki in multiple Marvel animated projects, William Munny in the AMC series Preacher, and William Buccleigh and Dougal MacKenzie in the series Outlander.
Outside all that, he is also a known voice actor in various video games such as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Dante’s Inferno, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and multiple Call of Duty games in the series.
Graham is also the author of a New York Times Best Seller book.
Graham McTavish Net Worth
Graham McTavish’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million to $5 million. This is based on reputable sources such as Famous People Today and Digital Net Worth.
Early in his career, he did theatre work with the repertory theatres of London’s West End and at the Dundee Rep. In 1986, he had his first professional role when he appeared in episode two of Walt Disney’s mini-series Return to Treasure Island.
He also had roles in projects such as Freedom Fighter (1988), Highlander (1992), Judgment Day (1996), and Merlin (1998). Between 1998 and 1999, he appeared in multiple TV series such as Taggart, Casualty, Red Dwarf, and Heartbeat. All his appearances in movies and series earned him a substantial income, about $100,000 per appearance, putting him in a stable financial position.
Apart from his successful acting career, he is a New York Times bestselling author. He has written several books.
- Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
- Clanlands in New Zealand: Kiwis, Kilts, and an Adventure Down Under
- The Clanlands Almanac: Seasonal Stories from Scotland
In August 2023, Outlander star Graham launched McTavish Spirits, his Bourbon whiskey and spirits business. Graham announced on Instagram that it has always been his dream to sell “seven years bottled-in-bond Bourbon Whiskey.”
McTavish Spirits released their first bourbon, called The Warchief, a 7-year bottled-in-bond in the same month.
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Graham McTavish’s Children
Graham welcomed two kids with his former spouse, Gwen, in 2006. His daughter, Honor McTavish, is the eldest, and she was born on November 28, 2006. Five years later, in 2011, the ex-couple had a second baby girl, Hope McTavish.
Having a celebrity daddy makes it difficult not to be interested in the entertainment world. Graham is an actor, and his former wife is a director. Just like a sports personality’s kid gets interested in sports in childhood, Graham McTavish’s oldest daughter has also caught an acting fever.
Not only that, his youngest daughter, Honor, has already appeared as “Cute Hobbit” in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012. She was seen in the film’s flashback scene at the Old Took’s party.
Graham and Gwen met in London, then they moved to Los Angeles to continue Graham’s acting career. Soon, the duo got married. However, the couple kept the details of their marital life away from the media eye.
Unfortunately, their marriage could no longer stand, and they duo split up in 2019. Like their marriage, the quiet couple kept their separation process away from the media scrutiny.
After experiencing heartbreak, Graham was fortunate enough to find love once again with Garance Doré, a talented French photographer and illustrator. The pair for married on March 7, 2023.
Awards and Nominations
- In 2011, he was Nominated for the BTVA Voice Acting Awards and Best Vocal Ensemble in the Video Game Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
- In 2013, he was also Nominated for the Online Film & Television Association Best Original Song (Performer) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey “Misty Mountains”
- 2017, Graham won the Satellite Awards for Best Ensemble (Television) Outlander.
- In 2017, he was Nominated for the BTVA Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Castlevania.
- In 2017, he won the BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role Castlevania (Dracula) Won