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Donny Most Net Worth

$2 Million

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Donny Most is an actor born on August 8th 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is perhaps best known for playing Ralph Malph in the TV series “Happy Days”, which aired from 1974 to 1984 on ABC. Other notable roles include appearances in hit TV shows “CHiPs”, “Baywatch”, “Sliders” among others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Donny Most is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Donny’s overall net worth is over $2 million, acquired mostly by appearing in hit TV series since the mid-70s. Donny has also appeared in several movies, which only added to his net worth.

Donny Most Net Worth $ 2 Million


Donny grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York with his father, an accountant and mother who was a homemaker. His fascination with acting began when he was nine, after watching “The Jolson Story”, which he watched numerous times and memorized every line. While attending Erasmus Hall High School, Donny began taking professional acting lessons and cla sses too, andalso joined a teenage drama club and performed from time to time at resorts in the New York area. His first television appearance was at the age of 15, in a TV commercial. Upon matriculating from high school in 1970, Most enrolled Lehigh University where he studied for three years, but eventually dropped out – although he originally wanted to study engineering, he changed his major to business.

While in his junior year, Most intended to spend the summer searching for acting jobs in Hollywood. He took minor character roles in popular series such as “Room 222” and “Emergency”. It was in 1973 that Donny auditioned for a role in the 1950s-styled series “Happy Days”. Although he originally auditioned for the role of Richie Cunningham, Donny got the role of Ralph Malph on his third audition, and subsequently stayed in the show until 1980. Upon getting the role, he moved to California where he pursued a full-time acting career. This role turned out to be Most’s big break as he starred alongside Henry Winkler, Ron Howard and Anson Williams in what turned out to be one of the most popular TV series ever in US, and other English-speaking countries. His net worth benefited enormously.
However, in 1980 when his contract came to an end, Most decided to leave the show in order to pursue more challenging roles. He next starred in the comedy-drama “Leo&Loree”, often also appearing on theatre stages. Most has had a voice-actor career as well at that time, being heard in the “Dungeons&Dragons” series. However, he went on to build his acting career by appearing in very popular series such as “CHiPs”, “Murder She Wrote”, “Baywatch”, “Fantasy Island” and many others. All boosted his net worth.

Don’s movie career jump came in 1987 in the movie “Stewardess School”. During the ‘90s he appeared in movies including “Sliders”, “Dark Skies” and “Acting On Impulse”, eventually joining the tour of “Grease” musical in which he portrayed the character of “Vince Fontaine”. His net worth continued to rise.

When it comes to his more recent activity, Donny continues to work behind the camera, in motion pictures and on stage. He even made a directing debut with the independent film “The Last Best Sunday”, which brought him a feature film award at the Telluride Indiefest, and was later shown at festivals throughout the USA. His second directing venue, “Moola” was released in 2007.

When it comes to his private life, Most has been married to actress Morgan Hart since 1982 and the couple has two daughters. Donny currently lives with his wife near Los Angeles, California.

Full Name Don Most
Net Worth $2 Million
Date Of Birth August 8, 1953
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height 1.8 m
Profession Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer
Education Lehigh University
Nationality American
Spouse Morgan Hart
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DonMostMusic
Twitter https://twitter.com/most_don
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/don-most-123a7b6
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0609182/
Movies Huckleberry Finn, Crazy Mama, Leo and Loree, Stewardess School, The Last Best Sunday, Moola, The Great Buck Howard, The Yankles, Chez Upshaw, Follow, Duality, Huckleberry Finn, Crazy Mama, Leo and Loree, Stewardess School, The Last Best Sunday, Moola, The Great Buck Howard, The Yankles, Harley’s Hil…
TV Shows Teen Wolf, Dungeons & Dragons, Happy Days, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Teen Wolf, Dungeons & Dragons, Happy Days, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
Title Salary
Happy Days (1974) $12,500 per 1/2 hour episode
# Fact
1 During an interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Most’s Happy Days co-star Ron Howard said, on the subject of one infamous episode in which they both acted “Donnie’s reading it and he kinda looks down, then says ‘what do you think of the script?’ and I shrugged and replied ‘people like the show, it’s hard to argue with being number one’ and he looked up and said, ‘he’s jumping a shark now?’. That was the first time I saw that phrase bracketed, before it was even done, you’ve got to give props to Donnie Most.”.
2 Appeared At The World Of Wheels in Birmingham, Alabama for a Happy Days reunion along with costar Henry Winkler. [February 2009]
3 It was discussed that he and Anson Williams would have their own spin-off show centering on their Happy Days (1974) characters Ralph and Potsie, but it never materialized.
4 Has two daughters with Morgan Most.
5 Was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
6 Attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Title Year Status Character
Remember Isobel post-production Sean
The Odd Couple 2016 TV Series Fred
6 Love Stories 2016 Rick the Surly Bartender
Follow 2015/I Mr. Reynolds
Campin’ Buddies 2014 Wilbur
Behind-the-Scenes of Campin’ Buddies 2014 Video Wilbur
Duality 2014/I Short Kyle
Chez Upshaw 2013 Vet Guest
Glee 2011-2013 TV Series Rusty Pillsbury
Men of a Certain Age 2010 TV Series
Bones 2010 Mr. Reeves
Take 2 2009 TV Movie Billy
The Yankles 2009 Frankie Dubs
Finding Madison 2008 Jacob Gray
The Great Buck Howard 2008 Tonight Show Producer
Family Guy 2007 TV Series Donny Most
Planting Melvin 2005
Century City 2004 TV Series Pudge McNeil
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2003 TV Series The White Rabbit
Star Trek: Voyager 2001 TV Series Kadan
The Thundering 8th 2000 Crew Chief
Yes, Dear 2000 TV Series Professor Rhodes
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven 1998-1999 TV Series Dr. John Dorsett
Edtv 1999 Benson
Diagnosis Murder 1998 TV Series Emerson Horn
MADtv 1997 TV Series Don Most as Peter Pippen
Dark Skies 1997 TV Series Timothy Leary
Sliders 1996 TV Series Skip Collins
Pure Danger 1996 Video Parole Officer (uncredited)
Dead Man’s Island 1996 TV Movie Burton Andrews
Hourglass 1995 Video Andre
Baywatch 1993 TV Series Roger Clark
Acting on Impulse 1993 TV Movie Leroy
The New Lassie 1991 TV Series Fred
Murder, She Wrote 1986-1990 TV Series Ozzie Gerson / T.J. Holt
Charles in Charge 1989 TV Series Lottery Winner
Hägar the Horrible 1989 TV Short Lute Instructor (voice, as Donny Most)
The Munsters Today 1989 TV Series Barney Morley
Teen Wolf 1986-1987 TV Series Stiles
Stewardess School 1986 George Bunkle (as Donald Most)
Dungeons & Dragons 1983-1985 TV Series Eric the Cavalier
Happy Days 1974-1983 TV Series Ralph Malph / Purvis
The Love Boat 1979-1983 TV Series Marv Prine / Keith Kelly
CHiPs 1982 TV Series Moloch
Fantasy Island 1981-1982 TV Series Todd Porter / Billy Williams / Kermit Dobbs
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang 1980-1981 TV Series Ralph Malph
Aloha Paradise 1981 TV Series
Leo and Loree 1980 Leo
Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1979 TV Series Daniel
ABC Weekend Specials 1978 TV Series Henry Cooper
With This Ring 1978 TV Movie James Cutler (as Donny Most)
Petrocelli 1976 TV Series Will Johnson
Crazy Mama 1975 Shawn (as Donn Most)
Huckleberry Finn 1975 TV Movie Tom Sawyer (as Donny Most)
Police Story 1974 TV Series Arthur Kane
Room 222 1974 TV Series Louie
Emergency! 1973 TV Series Fred Wilson


Title Year Status Character
CHiPs 1982 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Happy Days 1974-1979 TV Series performer – 6 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Remember Isobel executive producer post-production
Harley’s Hill 2011 Video producer
Take 2 2009 TV Movie executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Harley’s Hill 2011 Video
Moola 2007
The Last Best Sunday 1999


Title Year Status Character
Moola 2007 story


Title Year Status Character
Home & Family 2014-2016 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest / Himself / Himself – Guest
Time Presents: Milestones 2016 – A Tribute to the Stars We’ve Lost 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Weekly Presents: ’80s TV Stars – Where Are They Now? 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – The Love Boat
Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved? 2016 Documentary Himself
The Indie Lounge 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2015 TV Series Himself
Oh, Mary Show 2014 Video Himself
Good Morning America 1978-2012 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Early Show 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
Filmnut 2008 TV Series Himself
Today 2008 TV Series Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself – Interviewee
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Channel 101: The Musical 2006 TV Series short Himself
The John Kerwin Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
TVography: Happy Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Love 1970’s 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days – Secrets 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celebrity Profile 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 19th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Happy Days Reunion Special 1992 TV Special Himself
3-2-1 Contact 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1979 TV Series Himself – Actor
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Everyday 1978 TV Series Himself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1977 TV Series Guest Appearance
New American Bandstand 1965 1976 TV Series Himself
The Captain and Tennille 1976 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1975 TV Series Himself

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Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2007 Achievement Award Newport Beach Film Festival Directing Moola (2007)
1999 Scarlett Award Marco Island Film Festival

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