Harvey Fierstein is an American actor who has an estimated worth of $2 million. Similarly, he is also a successful playwright and voice actor. In the United States, the actor usually earns a salary of $37,000 to $57,000 from his films and television series.
Harvey is best known for portraying roles in films, Frank in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Marty Gilbert in Idependence Day (1996), and Arnold Beckoff in Torch Song Trilogy (1988). Also, he is recognized for providing his voice to the character Yao in Disney's animated movie Mulan.
Harvey Fierstein began his acting career starring as Bernie Whitlock in the movie Garbo Talks in 1984. After that, he acted in the series and films like Miami Vice, Apology, and Tidy Endings. In 1988, he played in the movie, Torch Song Trilogy alongside Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Brian Kerwin and earned popularity.
Additionally, Fierstein also gave his voice to Karl in the television series The Simpsons in 1990. Again, he also appeared in series such as Daddy's Girls, The Larry Sanders Show, Fame L.A., Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, Hercules, How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife, Big Mouth, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Furthermore, three times Tony Award-winning actor is also a notable part of the movie credits like The Harvest, Bullets Over Broadway, Independence Day, White Lies, Mulan, Safe Men, Farce of the Penguins, and many more. Also, Fiersteinwon Tony Award for Best Actor for his role Edna Turnblad in the American musical Hairspray.
6 feet 1-inch tall versatile personality Harvey has written several books. He wrote a book for the musical La Cage aux Folles won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.
Additionally, Hairspray star's other book titled Kinky Boots also was the winner of the Tony Award.
As of 2020, Mulan star lives a lavish lifestyle in Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States.
In 2008, Harvey sold a villa of West Hollow Road at 3,640 square feet featuring 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms for $749,900.
Harvey Fierstein was born Harvey Forbes Fierstein on June 6, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Torch Song Trilogy star's mother is a school librarian while his father is a handkerchief manufacturer. He has a brother named Ronald K. Fierstein.
Regarding Big Mouth's actor education, Fierstein attended Pratt Institute.
Is Openly Gay
Brooklyn born playwright Fierstein is openly gay since the beginning: he has never hidden his sexuality for a single moment.
On a special occasion writes columns related to gay issues. He also professionally work as a stand-up comic and female impersonator.
As per some sources, Hairspray star was dating Ted Casablanca in 1987. Unfortunately, the couple broke-off in 1992.