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Tom Sullivan Net Worth

Tom Sullivan net worth is

$5 Million



Tom Sullivan Wiki Biography

Tom Sullivan was born on the 27th March 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and is a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actor, writer, and author, best known for his role in “Airport ’77” (1977) and as a writer of “If You Could See What I Hear” (1982). His career started in 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Sullivan is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Sullivan’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned largely through his successful acting career, and his work as an author, which has improved his wealth too.

Tom Sullivan Net Worth $5 Million

Tom Sullivan was born prematurely and too much oxygen while he was in an incubator resulted in losing his eyesight. As a young child, Tom wasn’t discouraged with his blindness, and decided to pursue a career as a singer and composer.

He made his first on-screen appearance in an episode of “Allen Ludden’s Gallery” in 1969, while from 1974 to 1976, Sullivan appeared in seven episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”. In the period between 1975 and 1976, Tom was a guest in three episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Dinah!”, while from 1976 to 1978, he participated in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning “The Mike Douglas Show”. In 1977, Sullivan made it to the movies in the Oscar Award-nominated “Airport ’77” (1977) starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, and Joseph Cotton, and the following year he played in the TV movie “Love’s Dark Ride”. Tom ended the the ‘70s with appearances in “Good Morning America” (1979-1980).

From 1982 to 1984, Tom played in the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Fame”, while from 1987 to 1989 he appeared in a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Highway to Heaven”. In the ‘90s, Sullivan had parts in “Vows of Deception” (1996) alongside Cheryl Ladd, Nick Mancuso, and Michael Woolson, and in such series as the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1998) and “Pensacola: Wings of Gold” (1999). All helped raise his net worth.

Tom Sullivan co-wrote his autobiography with Derek Gill entitled “If You Could See What I Hear” in 1975, which was a best-selling book and even made it as a movie in 1982. He has also written several more books, including “The Leading Lady: Dinah’s Story” (1993), “Special Parent, Special Child: Parents of Children with Disabilities Share Their Trials, Triumphs and Hard-won Wisdom” (1995), “Adventures in Darkness: Memoirs of an Eleven-year-old Blind Boy” (2006), and “Together” (2008), adding to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Tom Sullivan married Patricia Steffen in 1969 and has two children with her. He saved his daughter Blythe from drowning after hearing air bubbles while she was swimming in the family pool. Tom is a longtime friend with Betty White, who discovered him playing piano in a bar and introduced him to his future wife. Sullivan currently resides in Denver, Colorado.



# Fact
1 Release of his book, “The Leading Lady: Dinah’s Story” by Tom Sullivan and Betty White. [1993]
2 Release of his book, “Adventures in Darkness: Memoirs of an Eleven-year-old Blind Boy”. [2006]
3 Release of his book, “Special Parent, Special Child: Parents of Children with Disabilities Share Their Trials, Triumphs and Hard-won Wisdom”. [1995]
4 Release of his book, “Together” by Tom with Betty White. [2008]
5 Working the motivational speaker circuit, often for GM employees. Residing in Denver, Colorado. [April 1997]
6 Longtime friend of Betty White. She discovered him playing piano in a bar and also introduced him to his future wife.
7 Saved his infant daughter Blythe from drowning in the family pool by listening for air bubbles.
8 Film If You Could See What I Hear (1982) is based on his autobiography.
9 Plays a mean game of golf.
10 Blind since he was an infant. Enjoys doing things not usually associated with blindness, like skydiving and bungee jumping.

Actor

Title Year Status Character
Touched by an Angel 1999 TV Series Clarence
Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1999 TV Series Man
Beverly Hills, 90210 1998 TV Series Glen King
Vows of Deception 1996 TV Movie TV Reporter
Renegade 1996 TV Series Denny Martin
Powderburn 1995 Cooper
Highway to Heaven 1987-1989 TV Series Frank Riley
Designing Women 1989 TV Series Danny Hedgecock
Hell on the Battleground 1988 Additional Cast
Aaron’s Way 1988 TV Series
Knight Rider 1985 TV Series Charley Connors
Fame 1982-1984 TV Series Jim Hamilton Jim Landon
WKRP in Cincinnati 1982 TV Series Hester Sherman
Mork & Mindy 1980 TV Series Tom Bickley
Love’s Dark Ride 1978 TV Movie Dr. Brad Smith
Airport ’77 1977 Steve
M*A*S*H 1976 TV Series Tom Straw
Search for Tomorrow 1951 TV Series Michael Kendall (1983)

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Highway to Heaven TV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 1987 music – 1 episode, 1987 performer – 1 episode, 1987
Knight Rider 1985 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Fame TV Series lyrics – 2 episodes, 1982 – 1984 music – 2 episodes, 1982 – 1984 performer – 2 episodes, 1982 – 1984
If You Could See What I Hear 1982 performer: “If You Could See What I Hear”, “You’re the One”, “I Hear Love” / writer: “If You Could See What I Hear”, “Let Me Begin to Love You”
Mork & Mindy TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1980 writer – 1 episode, 1980
Black Sunday 1977 performer: “The Star Spangled Banner” 1814
Airport ’77 1977 performer: “Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder” / writer: “Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder”

Writer

Title Year Status Character
If You Could See What I Hear 1982 novel
Tilt-A-Whirl 1995
Blind Witness 1989 TV Movie story
Highway to Heaven 1987-1989 TV Series story – 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

Title Year Status Character
Blind Dating 2006 technical advisor
Daredevil 2003 production consultant
If You Could See What I Hear 1982 production consultant

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Moving Through Space: A Day with Tom Sullivan 2003 Video documentary short composer: song “Idle Hands”
Love’s Dark Ride 1978 TV Movie song sung by

Producer

Title Year Status Character
Tilt-A-Whirl 1995 producer
Blind Witness 1989 TV Movie co-producer

Director

Title Year Status Character
Tilt-A-Whirl 1995

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
Beyond Hell’s Kitchen: Making ‘Daredevil’ 2003 Video documentary special thanks
Moving Through Space: A Day with Tom Sullivan 2003 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Title Year Status Character
CinemAbility 2013 Documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008 TV Series Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Beyond Hell’s Kitchen: Making ‘Daredevil’ 2003 Video documentary Himself, sight impaired consultant
Moving Through Space: A Day with Tom Sullivan 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
On Stage America 1984 TV Series Himself
Just Men! 1983 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1979-1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1978 TV Series Himself – Vocalist / Himself – Singer / Songwriter / …
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #2 1977 TV Special Himself – Performer
The Alan Hamel Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
Super Bowl X 1976 TV Special Himself – National Anthem Performer
Sammy and Company 1976 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1974-1975 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Allen Ludden’s Gallery 1969 TV Series Himself

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