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It’s never late to start and seems American actor Joe Chrest who turned into acting after serving in the United States Air Force followed the same. From basic training to an MFA degree, Chrest evolved his academics as well as acting from theaters to on-screen.
He is famous for his movie roles in acclaimed projects King of the Hill, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, and Deepwater Horizon. Already with more than 100 screen roles, Joe did grab TV series attention as well; he portrayed Ted Wheeler in Stranger Things (2016-2021).
|St. Albans, West Virginia
|6 feet 1 inch
Joe Chrest was born in St. Albans, West Virginia, the United States. Though, regarding his birthday or details on his parents, Chrest never opened a bit. Supposedly, he is currently in his late 50s.
After attending St. Albans High School, Joe joined the United States Air Force and got recognition for Cold War service and for expert marksmanship. But also, while serving in Air Force, he never gave up his passion for acting and got basing training while at the base.
Later, Chrest joined Marshall University (in West Virginia) and earned a BFA Degree in Directing. Then, he enrolled at and graduated with an MFA Degree from Louisiana State University.
Movies and TV Shows
In 1993, the St. Albans native earned his acting debut as guest-cast in Law & Order and House of Secrets (TV film). The same year, Chrest landed a role in the critically acclaimed film King of the Hill, featuring veteran actors such as Jeroen Krabbé and Lisa Eichhorn.
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Throughout the 90s and 2000s, the actor made brief film appearances: The Underneath, Erin Brockovich, The Aviator, Faith of My Fathers, Ocean’s Thirteen, and The Blind Side. Moreover, he guest-starred in TV series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Deadwood, Star Trek: Enterprise, and One Tree Hill.
Actor Chrest as Ted Wheeler in Stranger Things
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Chrest is a happily married man. He is in a marital relationship with his wife Christine Chrest, a choreographer. They married on May 10, 1997, and are together ever since, however, have kept their relationship details low-key.
Joe’s wife Christine is very supportive of his career and even more, accompanies him on red carpet events. Together, the pair is parents to two children: a son Nicolas and a daughter Samantha.
Even though Joe has an Instagram account, he is not very fond of social media platforms. He prefers to keep his personal life low-key.
Joe Chrest and his wife Christine Chrest
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Joe Chrest’s Net Worth
Since the early 90s, Chrest is active in the acting industry that makes most of his earnings for now. Earlier, he served in the US Air Force. Online sources estimate the Joe Chrest has a $5 million net worth in 2021. Until now, the American actor has more than 100 on-screen credits inclusive of both TV series and films.
Some of his successful films in the box-office are; 21 Jump Street (2012)- $201.6 million, 22 Jump Street (2014)- $331.3 million, Ant-Man (2015)- $519.3 million, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2 (2015)- $658.3 million
Moreover, along with acting, he works as an adjunct professor at the School of Theatre in Louisiana State University’s College of Music & Dramatic Arts. A founding member of Swine Palace, Joe currently serves as the Founding Artistic Director of Ignition Film Repertory Company.
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