What is Harold Perrineau’s Net Worth?
Harold Perrineau is an American actor and singer who has a net worth of $8 million. Harold Perrineau is best known for his roles on the television series “Lost,” “Oz,” and “From.” He has also had notable roles on such shows as “Sons of Anarchy,” “Constantine,” “Claws,” and “The Rookie.” On the big screen, Perrineau’s credits include “Smoke,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “The Best Man,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” and “The Bachelors.”
Early Life and Education
Harold Perrineau was born on August 7, 1963 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. As a young adult, he went to Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, and subsequently attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York.
Television Career, Part 1
Perrineau had his first role on television from 1986 to 1987, playing a dancer in the sixth and final season of the series “Fame.” He went on to appear in episodes of “The Cosby Show,” “CBS Schoolbreak Special,” “Law & Order,” and “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.” Perrineau’s next substantial role was in the NBC series “I’ll Fly Away” from 1991 to 1993. After that, he made guest appearances on a variety of shows, including “New York News,” “ER,” and “Living Single.” Perrineau had his first main role from 1997 to 2003, playing Augustus Hill in the HBO prison drama series “Oz.” During that span of time, he appeared in a television film adaptation of “The Tempest” and appeared in an episode of “Dead Like Me.”
Perrineau landed one of his most famous roles in 2004, playing Michael Dawson in the ABC mystery drama series “Lost.” He starred as part of a large ensemble cast including Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Naveen Andrews, Terry O’Quinn, Dominic Monaghan, and Daniel Dae Kim, among others. His character’s son, Walt, was played by Malcolm David Kelley. After appearing in a main role in the first two seasons of “Lost,” Perrineau didn’t appear in the third season. He returned in season four as a main character, and later came back in a guest role for the sixth and final season in 2010. While “Lost” was still running, Perrineau starred in the short-lived 2009 ABC crime series “The Unusuals.”
Television Career, Part 2
In 2012, Perrineau had a main role on “Georgia” and a recurring role in the fifth season of “Sons of Anarchy.” He also began a main role in the short-lived TBS comedy series “Wedding Band,” which was canceled in early 2013. Following that, Perrineau acted in episodes of “Growing Up Fisher” and “Z Nation.” He had his next main role from 2014 to 2015, playing an angel named Manny in the supernatural detective series “Constantine,” based on the eponymous DC Comics character. Perrineau subsequently had a recurring role in the first season of the legal drama series “Goliath,” and a main role in the third season of the anthology series “Full Circle.”
In 2017, Perrineau played the recurring role of Calvin Shaw in season 12 of the police procedural series “Criminal Minds.” The same year, he began playing the main role of Dean Simms in the TNT series “Claws,” which ran for four seasons through 2022. Perrineau had a number of other major roles during that time. From 2018 to 2019, he played Bobby Brooks in the third season of the musical drama series “Star,” and from 2019 to 2021 played Nick Armstrong in the second and third seasons of the police procedural series “The Rookie.” In 2022, Perrineau began two main roles: Boyd Stevens in the science-fiction horror series “From” and Julian “Murch” Murchison in “The Best Man: The Final Chapters,” a continuation of the “Best Man” film franchise.
Perrineau made his feature film debut in the 1988 crime film “Shakedown,” starring Peter Weller and Sam Elliott. Two years after that, he had a small part in another crime film, “King of New York.” Perrineau had his biggest role yet in 1995, when he played Rashid Cole in “Smoke.” For his performance, he earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Male. In 1996, Perrineau had further memorable parts in Bob Rafelson’s “Blood and Wine” and Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet.” He subsequently appeared in “The Edge,” “Lulu on the Bridge,” and “A Day in Black and White.” Perrineau closed out the 90s with a starring role in the hit romantic dramedy “The Best Man.”
Kicking off the 21st century, Perrineau starred in the fantasy romcom “Woman on Top” and the dramas “Prison Song” and “On_Line.” In 2003, he played Nebuchadnezzar pilot Link in the science-fiction action sequels “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions.” Perrineau went on to appear in such films as “28 Weeks Later,” “Gardens of the Night,” “Ball Don’t Lie,” “Your Name Here,” “Felon,” “The Killing Jar,” and “Case 219.” Early in the 2010s, he had roles in “Seeking Justice,” “Transit,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Perrineau also reprised his role as Julian “Murch” Murchison in “The Best Man Holiday.” His other notable credits include “Snitch,” “Go for Sisters,” “Sabotage,” “The Bachelors,” “I’m Not Here,” “Cold Brook,” and “Dumplin’.”
On stage in the late 80s, Perrineau starred in the original theatrical adaptation of the musical film “Fame.” Much later in his career, in 2016, he made his Broadway debut in a production of Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard.”
As a singer, Perrineau released his debut single “Stay Strong” in 2007. He soon began working on his debut album, “Seeker,” with music producer Tomo in der Muhlen. The first single from the album, “Moving On,” came out in 2011. Perrineau often performs live shows with a full band.
In 2002, Harold Perrineau wed former actress and model Brittany Robinson. The couple has three daughters, including actress and model Aurora Perrineau.
In August 2006, at the height of Lost’s popularity, Harold paid $2.05 million for a home in West Hollywood, California. He listed this home for sale a number of times over the years starting in 2015, but did not ultimately sell the property until April 2021 when he accepted an offer of $3.08 million.
Just a few months after his West Hollywood sale, in July 2021, Harold paid $3.3 million for a newly-constructed home in Encino, California.
In January 2018 Harold paid $1.2 million for a 2,600 square-foot apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. He listed this property for sale in November 2021 for $2 million, ultimately accepting $1.9 million in May 2022.