Darrell Hammond Net Worth
Darrell Clayton Hammond is an American comedian and actor. He is most famous for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live. However, he has also appeared in other TV shows, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Besides that, he is a writer and has his own stand-up comedy special on Comedy Central.
During his time on SNL, he held the record for the most impressions made by a single cast member. Among his most notable impressions are Geraldine Rivera, Jesse Jackson, John McCain, and Sean Connery. He has even impersonated Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.
Aside from his work on SNL, he has appeared in the movies. He has also appeared in the ‘Scary Movie’ franchise. Moreover, he has worked as an announcer for Saturday Night Live, and has been a correspondent for the show. After Don Pardo passed away, he stepped in as the announcer. Afterwards, he did a stint as a voiceover artist in Orlando, Florida. Despite his success, he also battled substance abuse and mental health issues.
As a child, Hammond was abused by his mother. But after a stint in treatment, he has been able to lead a relatively sober life. In fact, he has received the support of well-wishers, and he has written a memoir about his troubled past.
Darrell Hammond was born in Melbourne, Florida, in 1955. He attended the University of Florida, where he played baseball. He graduated with a degree in advertising. Later, he moved to New York, where he pursued a career in acting. At age 26, he did a one-set performance at a local comedy club. Despite his early successes, he had a difficult time in the business. While he was working at a restaurant, he discovered that he was drinking heavily, and he was hospitalized once.
Initially, Hammond was diagnosed with schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. Then, he was admitted to a psychiatric ward. Afterwards, he suffered a financial fiasco. His finances were nearly destroyed. When he was hired at SNL, he had a balance of just $12,000. It took him a while to recover, but he did eventually get a job, and he started recouping his lost money.
Eventually, he had his first book deal. Moreover, he was able to regain most of his lost money because of his new employment. Throughout his career, he has been a frequent guest on “The Howard Stern Show.”
Ultimately, he has amassed a decent amount of wealth. His net worth is estimated at $8 million as of now. However, his net worth is expected to increase significantly in the years to come.
In 2011, he released his memoir, which is an account of his childhood abuse. His book was published by Harper Collins. Since then, he has appeared in two installments of the ‘Scary Movie’ franchise, and has worked in various television shows.
Today, Hammond enjoys a modest lifestyle. Despite his accomplishments in the entertainment industry, he prefers to keep his personal life low-key.