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'Watchmen' Actor James Wolk Wedding Details, Wife Net Worth

By Mahesh Nath | On: 10 Dec, 2019
'Watchmen' Actor James Wolk Wedding Details, Wife Net Worth

James Wolk is an American actor best known for his mind-blowing roles in various movies and TV shows. 

In his more than a decade long career, he has acted in movies like Zack’s Life, You Again, Always Woodstock, Mercy, and Georgetown

Additionally, he has also performed in several TV shows like Lone Star, Shameless, Political Animals, The Crazy Ones, Mad Men, Zoo, Tell Me a Story and many more. 

The most recent one of his TV roles is in the 2019 HBO series, Watchmen, where James has acted the character of John Joseph “Joe” Keene Jr amazingly. 

James Wolk’s Bio, Family

James Wolk was born on 22nd March 1985 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, as James Joseph Wolk. 

James, with an entirely Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, grew up in Reform Judaism with his parents and older sister Katie Ray. His father, Robert Wolk, was a shoe store owner, and his mother, Edie Wolk, was an art teacher. 

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As a child, James used to entertain his parents by singing and dancing to Frank Sinatra songs since his father was a fan of Frank Sinatra. He also worked in his father’s shoe store during his teenage years. 

After he graduated from the North Farmington High School in 2003, James thought of studying medicine or law at the University of Michigan.

However, he chose to follow his passion and attended the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and graduated with a degree in 2007. 

During his college years, he performed in various theatrical productions, including You Can’t Take It With You, The Laramie Project, and Arthur Miller Celebration, among many.

Along with acting, he also worked as an event DJ, performing at weddings, parties and bar mitzvahs as a struggling actor during that time. 

Married To Wife

James Wolk is happily married to Elizabeth Jae Byrd. The couple is blessed with two children: elder one is son Charlie whereas the younger one is daughter Lucy Kate

James Wolk with his wife and children on 17 November 2019 (Photo: James Wolk's Instagram)

As of their love story, James met his now-wife while both of them were volunteering at Camp Twitch and Shout.

Back then, Elizabeth worked as a schoolteacher. The pair fell in love with each other and began dating. 

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In early 2015, James proposed to his girlfriend with a ring while he was in the evening walk with his dog. 

Soon after the engagement, the couple tied the knot in June of 2015 in a private wedding ceremony organized at Crossroads Estate, Firestone Winery in Los Olivos, California. 

Net Worth

James Wolk has a net worth of $2 million

Interesting Facts

  • James Wolk has portrayed a gay character named as Bob Benson in the TV series, Mad Man, from 2013 to 2014. His role in the series was critically acclaimed. 

  • In an interview with Hasper Bazaar, he revealed that he had a lovely dog named Flea. He further revealed that she helped him while proposing since he took her while walking with his girlfriend on the proposal day to reduce nervousness. 

  • He got the script for his debut television role on Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Front of the Class just the night before his audition in 2008.


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