Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
Real Name/Full Name Eugene Allen Hackman
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Gene Hackman
Birth Place: San Bernardino, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 January 1930
Age/How Old: 94 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 187 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Blue Eyes
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father –Eugene Ezra Hackman
Mother –Lydia Hackman
Siblings: Richard Hackman
School: Danville High School
College: The Art Students League of New York
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Betsy Arakawa (m. 1991), Fay Maltese (m. 1956–1986)
Kids/Children Name: Christopher Allen Hackman, Leslie Anne Hackman, Elizabeth Jean Hackman
Profession: Retired American actor and novelist
Net Worth: $100 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Gene Hackman is an ex-actor and novelist of American origin who is popularly known for his negative roles in his films such as “The Conversation,” “Enemy of Stars,” and many more. After working for nearly 40 years, in 2004, he resigned from the industry and started emerging as a novelist.

Well, how well do you know about Gene Hackman? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gene Hackman’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gene Hackman to date.

Biography and Early Life

Gene Hackman was born to a plagued family in California in 1930. His parents filed for divorce when Hackman was very young. After his parents’ separation, Hackman had to go through a tough life as his parents left without any support. Later, he took service in the US Marine Corps when he was 16 and continued until 1951. Then he made his breakthrough into the acting world and entertained the people with his nail-biting negative characters in the industry for 40 years.  After he resigned from the industry, he started emerging as a novelist.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Gene Hackman in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Gene Hackman’s age is 94 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 30 January 1930. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 187 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


Hackman was an average student and didn’t show much interest in his studies. Moreover, he was keen to know about the acting world. His father had a transferable job, so the family frequently shifted from one place to another. The continuous movement from one place to another directly impacted his student life.

He went to The Art Students League of New York, and later, he went Storm Lake High School before attending Danville High School. He subsequently completed his graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Southern California.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Gene Hackman With Wife Betsy Arakawa
Gene Hackman With Wife Betsy Arakawa

Gene won the hands of Faye Maltese in the year 1956. They led a happy life for few years and later got separated in the year 1986. Later, Gene started living with Betsy Arakawa in 1991, and to date, the couple is leading a happy life. There has not been any instance where the couple got into any serious argument or fight. Gene has three children, Christopher, Leslie Anne, and Elizabeth Jean Hackman.

Is Gene Hackman Gay?

We could not find any report that states Gene Heckman to be a homosexual person. In fact he got married twice and is living happily with his second wife. He also has three children, and thus it would be fitting to assume him to be straight.

Professional Career

At 16, Hackman began his career with the US Marine Corps. Honestly, he told a lie about his age and continued with the corps till 1951. In the same year, he started gaining knowledge about TV productions and journalism. He stepped into the world of acting in the year 1958. But Hackman came under the spotlight in the year 1965 with his role in Lilith, a drama. Till then, he didn’t have a smooth pathway. He is mainly recognized as a villain and bad guy in the cinema world.

In the year 1967, he began his career in the film industry. He stepped into the industry with a significant breakthrough that lifted him high up in stardom, and that was the film “Bonny and Clyde”. From then, he had been working great in the industry. But sad for his fans in 2004, as he revealed his plans about retiral. Then onwards, he started concentrating on his career as a novelist. Till now, he has written three books.  The documentary “The Unknown Flag Raiser” was also portrayed by Gene in 2016.


Gene Hackman always surprised his fans by delivering them unique villain roles through his movies. His fans showered him a lot of respect and love. His first award in the industry was for “The Best Actor” which he received in 1971.

He has been an awardee of two British Academies of Film and Television Arts awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild award. So far, he has been the nominee of 23 medals. One of the most outstanding achievements is the love he has received from his fans, continuing till now.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gene Hackman in 2024

Gene Hackman Net Worth
Gene Hackman Net Worth

As of 2024, Gene Hackman grabbed a massive net worth of $100 million. He did a lot of sweat-breaking jobs and earned his livelihood. The significant contribution of his net worth came from his acting life. Not only acting but novel writings also contributed to his net worth. He has raised a house with his hard-earned money, which costs nearly $4.6 million. He also owns an exclusive fleet of cars, including luxury cars such as Audi, Mercedes, Range Rover, Jaguar, Porsche, Bugatti, and many more.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Gene Hackman is popularly known for his films “The Conversation” and “Enemy of Stars”. His negative roles are best known among the audience. He has a sensational career life and has achieved immense love and respect among his fans throughout Hollywood.

He is undoubtedly a hardworking and dedicated person. He has achieved great success in his acting career. Not only acting, but he has also shined himself as a novelist. He holds a handsome net worth of $100 million. Presently, he is merrily residing with his family in New Mexico.


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