Jimmy Workman – Net Worth, Unexpected Beginning to a Movie Career, Family Dispute

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Real Name:James Christopher Workman
Birthday:October 4, 1980
Net Worth$500,000
Height:178 cm
Occupation:American actor, retired

James Workman is a retired American actor. He retired from acting in 2004. James wanted to focus more on technical work for film and television. Workman is famous for playing Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family and Addams Family Values. So, how rich is Jimmy Workman?

While he doesn’t disclose his earnings and endorsements, his worth is estimated at $500,000. Jimmy lives a lavish lifestyle, which is the reason why people want to know more about his earnings.

Unexpected Beginning to a Movie Career

Jimmy made his acting debut in 1991. He appeared in The Addams Family and played Pugsley Adams. It is interesting how he got the part. His sister, Shanelle, read for the part of Wednesday Addams. The role eventually went to actress Christina Ricci. But while Jimmy was playing on the set, casting directors noticed him. They asked him to read for the part of Pugsley.

The rest, as they say, is history. With the massive success of the movie, he appeared in the sequel, Addams Family Values. He got other small parts in movies like Black Sheep, The Biggest Fan, and As Good as It Gets. Yes, he appears in a movie with Jack Nicholson.

Jimmy Workman television roles include cameos in Matlock, Life with Louie, and Christmas in Connecticut.

In 2004, he decided to shift his focus to the technical part of the movie and television making. He had the experience. Jimmy before worked as a production assistant for Star Trek: Insurrection.

Net Worth and Sources of Income

Workman made some money thanks to his role as Pugsley Adams. He was the main character in those movies. The first Addams family earned $191 million at the box office. And Jimmy got a nice chunk of the money. The sequel earned only $48.9 million, with a budget of $47 million. So, the second Addams was not as successful as the first one.

As Good as It Gets earned $314 million at the box office. But Jimmy had a small part in it. In 2004, Workman announced his retirement from acting. He shifted his focus on technical work for the film. He never opened up the details on his earnings. Some sources claim he earns hundreds of thousands of dollars per movie.

He is not active on social media platforms. He lives a low-key life and doesn’t show up much. He has an Instagram account with just 1,000 followers. There are no reports on endorsement or sponsorship deals. Some sources claim he made a lot of during the peak of his career.

Rich Family

In comparison to his family, Jimmy Workman net worth is nothing. His older sister, Shanelle Workman has a net worth of $8 million. His younger sister, Ariel Winter, has a net worth of $12 million.

Shanelle is an American actress, producer, and director. She is famous for the roles of Sarah “Flash” Roberts on One Life to Live and Gabriela Moreno on The Bold and the Beautiful. Shanelle appears mostly in soap operas.

His younger sister, Ariel Winter is the most popular in the family. She portrayed Alex Dumphy in the comedy series Modern Family. She is also the voice of the title character in Sofia the First.

Relationships and Personal Life

According to many sources, Jimmy Workman is single. He had at least one relationship before. He attended high school in his hometown from September 1994 to June 1998. He is 38 years old. He is not married officially. Despite massive media radars, there are few reports on his personal life.

Family Dispute

Back in August 2013, he filed a case against his elder sister Shanelle for the custody of his younger sister. Ariel Winter was 15 at the time.

In the documents, Jimmy claimed that Shanelle exploits Ariel. He believed his elder sister uses the young star’s fame and money to promote her acting school.

Before the 2013 dispute, Ariel lived with her mother. She lost the right to mother’s care after Winter accused her of emotional abuse. During the internal family dispute, Ariel declared officially emancipated via Twitter on May 15, 2015.