Quick Facts of

  • First NameEdward
  • Middle NameKern
  • Last NameDemme
  • Net Worth$250,000
  • CareerDirector
  • MotherGail Kern Demme
  • FatherFrederick Rogers Demme
  • WifeAmanda Scheer-Demme

How Much Was Late Film Director Ted Demme’s Net Worth?   

The 1999 Emmy Award winner Ted Demme was an American director, producer, and actor, famous for directing the romantic comedy-drama film Beautiful Girls (1996). Before he died in 2002 at the age of 38, Ted had directed 16 TV series and movies.

Professionally active from 1988 to 2002, Ted also made TV appearances in the movie Blow (2001) and the TV series Gun (1 episode). At the time of his death, Demme owned a net worth of $250,000.

Net Worth Details: Income Sources, Career & Earnings

With the professional career of 12 years, Ted Demme gained huge fame and fortune in his pocket, though died untimely. Having worked as a director, actor, and producer, Demme had accumulated massive earnings.

Before his death in 2002, Ted directed 16 TV shows and movies and had 9 credited/uncredited TV productions.

According to various online sources, the late film director owned a net worth in 6-digit figure, estimated to be around $250,000 at the time of death in 2002.

Demme’s net worth is often compared with other late celebrities like David Cassidy ($500,000) and Sy Kravitz ($1 million).

Ted Demme
Source: YouTube

The main source of his income was his career as a director and producer, while some acting credits also aided his fortune.

Ted Demme appeared in the movie Blow (2001), starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, and Rachel Griffiths. It grossed $83.3 million over the budget of $53 million. His movie and TV series credits as director and producer are:

  1. Who’s the Man? (1993)- $11.2 million box office collection
  2. Beautiful Girls (1996)- $10.6 million gross collection
  3. Homicide: Life on the Street (2 episodes, 1994–1996)

Although Demme never opened up about his earnings, he probably earned hundreds of thousand of dollars as a prominent director and actor.

The average salary of an actor in the United States is around $50,000 while a film director earns $59,700 per year.

Had Any Endorsements?

Well, as a famous personality, the late director Ted Demme did have endorsements during his career height. However, he never disclosed the details regarding his sponsorship deals or earnings.

Assets, Lifestyle & Expenses

Regarding assets collection and lifestyle, Ted Demme also always introduced him as a low-key figure. Surely, he used to live a life of luxury and had an impressive property empire, making expenses on costly living and travels.

As per online sources, Ted Demme lived in Los Angeles, California, in a house estimated to be worth hundreds of thousand of dollars. The median house price in LA is around $686,100 which comes with an insurance premium policy of $1,360 per year.

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The further details on the late actor and director’s cars are not out. After his death, Ted’s empire was probably taken over by his wife Amanda, though the current update is under curtains.

Surely, as a responsible US citizen, Demme was also liable to tax payments. The property tax in Los Angeles takes 0.793% of a home’s assessed value while the income tax comes in the bracket of 10%-37% depending on the figure of earnings.

Ted Demme’s Short-Bio: Age, Height, Family & Education

Born on October 26, 1963, in New York City, New York, the USA, Ted’s birth name is Edward Kern Demme. He was the son of Gail and Frederick Rogers Demme, and the nephew of film producer and director Jonathan Demme. He was an American by nationality and was of white ethnicity.

Raised in Rockville Centre, New York, Demme attended South Side Senior High School and later enrolled at State University of New York College at Cortland (SUNY), graduating in 1985.

Ted Demme had a height of 6 ft. (183 cm).

Fathered 2 Children With Photographer Wife 

The late director was in a marital relationship with Amanda Scheer-Demme, an American photographer and creative director. The duo married on May 23, 1994, and remained together till Ted died.

While together, Ted and Amanda welcomed 2 children: a son born in 1997 and a daughter born in November 2001.

Cause Of Ted Demme’s Death

Demme died on January 13, 2002, at the age of 38 in Santa Monica, California. While playing a celebrity basketball game for NBA Entertainment League, he collapsed from heart attack. 

The reason for his death was reported to be an accidental cocaine-induced thrombotic heart attack.