John Ashton’s net worth is estimated to exceed $5 million after reprising his role in the latest Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F!

After working in the movie industry for 47 years, John Ashton has amassed a plentiful fortune.


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American actor John Ashton, well known for his other works such as Midnight Run and Some Kind of Wonderful, is estimated to have a net worth of over $5 million. However, sources speculate that after the recent reprisal of his role in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, it might only go uphill.

Furthermore, there were rumors that John Ashton had received a $200,000 paycheck for his role in the latest installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

Meanwhile, his castmates Eddie Murphy and Taylour Paige reportedly received $20 million and $500,000 respectively.

Reprising his role as Chief John Taggart, many are happy to see John Ashton back in the franchise after his last appearance in the second installment of Beverly Hills Cop.

John Ashton has appeared in over 40 movies throughout his nearly half-century career!

Some Kind of Wonderful actor John Ashton was born on February 22, 1948, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Growing up, he had a keen interest in acting and performing in front of a crowd.

Embracing his passion, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theaters, where he was able to further refine his acting skills.

Throughout his career, Ashton has appeared in numerous movies. He made his debut with the 1973 movie The Psychopath (also known as An Eye for an Eye), where he played the role of Sergeant Matthews.

Ashton also went on to act in other movies like Borderline, Last Resort, Midnight Run, and King Kong Lives.

However, his breakthrough role was Sergeant John Tagger in the Beverly Hill Cop movies. He appeared in both the first and second installments.

Besides movies, Ashton has also appeared in a few TV series as he made his first television appearance in the series Kojak in a minor role.

Later, he made guest appearances on other TV shows, such as Police Story, Police Squad, and Law & Order: Special Victim Units.

Appearing in a lot of movies and TV shows has made Ashton quite a fortune. From making $25 per week to having an estimated net worth of $5 million, John Ashton has come a long way.

Additional Information

  • In an interview, John Ashton revealed that he and John Ritter, another American actor, were classmates when they were in university. Both of them had participated in a couple of plays together.
  • He has been married twice, first to Victoria Marie Runn (1968-1970) and then to Bridget Alison Baker (1976-2001).
  • Ashton currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he is co-host of the Ashton and David show, which runs on 870 ESPN radio.
Darshan Sharma
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