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Joel Gretsch Bio, Age, Wiki, Height, Body Measurements, Movies, TV Shows, Married, Wife, Net Worth

Suman Adhikari Published On Thu Apr 04 2019   Modified On Thu Apr 04 2019
Joel Gretsch Bio, Age, Wiki, Height, Body Measurements, Movies, TV Shows, Married, Wife, Net Worth


    Joel Gretsch Bio, Age, Wiki, Height, Body Measurements, Movies, TV Shows, Married, Wife, Net Worth

    The 55-year-old American actor, Joel Gretsch is best known for his role as Tom Baldwin on the television series, The 4400. He is also popular for his recurring role as NCIS Special Agent Stan Burley in action police procedural TV series NCIS. Working in various movies and TV shows, he has maintained a good fortune in life.

    Joel Gretsch’s Biography

    Gretsch was born Joel James Gretsch on December 20, 1963, in St. Cloud, Minnesota under the birth sign of Sagittarius. He holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnicity.

    He is raised by his parents Russ Gretsch and Barb Gretsch along with his sister, Jane Gretsch, and a brother, Steve Gretsch in Catholic.

    Talking about the education, he studied at Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where he joined acting.

    Joel Gretsch’s Age & Body Statistics

    • Body Measurement: Joel has maintained his body fit and healthy. However, there is no exact body measurement available.
    • Age: As of 2019, he is at the age of 55.
    • Height: He stands at a tall height of 5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm.
    • Weight: Similarly, his weight is 56 kg or 143 lbs.
    • Eyes color: Joel has expressive light brown eyes which define his personality as an independent.
    • Hair color: His hair color is blonde.

    Joel Gretsch’s Relationship History

    The 55-year-old star is married to his long-term girlfriend Melanie Shatner. The couple shared wedding vows on September 5, 1999. His wife, Melanie is well-known for her role as Becky Morgan in the film series Subspecies. She is the daughter of well-known actor and director, William Shatner.

    Joel Gretsch and Melanie Shatner with their children
    Joel Gretsch and Melanie Shatner with their children

    In addition, the couple is blessed with two children daughters, Kaya Gretsch born in 2002, and Willow Gretsch, born in 2005. Currently, the couple is living happily with his family in Los Angeles. 

    Joel Gretsch’s Career and Net Worth

    The 4400 star Joel Gretsch’s net worth is $3 million as per celebritynetworth. He has earned a huge sum of money from his profession as an actor.

    The actors in the U.S. generally earn an average of $50 thousand a year from their works while TV actors also males around thousands of dollars from their career.

    As per the survey by BLS in 2016, the actors earned an average of $39.84 per hour with the salary starting from $9.39 per hour to $100 per hour. Based on that, she would have surely made nearly $50 thousand a year.

    Meanwhile, the TV performers also receive a similar amount as movie actors, except when they are given a major role. Their salaries are based on their appearances on the show with the forms “Guest Star,” “Special Guest Star,” “Starring” or “Special Appearance By.”

    Generally, the TV actors receive at least $5,132 a week in half-hour shows and $8,210 a week in for one-hour shows. Those who are hired for 10-19 weeks they make $2,780 per week.

    Coming up to Joel Gretsch, well he has worked as a film actor as well as shown his talents on television.

    Here’s a list of some of his successful movies to date.

    • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000): $39.5 million with the budget $80 million. 
    • The Emperor’s Club (2002): $16,318,449 with the budget $12.5 million.
    • National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007): $457.4 million with the budget $130 million.


    Gretsch started acting at the Guthrie Theater in 1989. His stage performance includes roles in Molière’s Tartuffe and John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.

    In the early 1990s, Gretsch appeared in episodes of Married… with Children, Melrose Place, Friends and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.

    Also, he has served as supporting actors in several movies including Bobby Jones in The Legend of Bagger Vance, Minority Report, The Emperor’s Club and National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

    In 2009, he appeared as a guest star in the first season of Showtime Comedy-Drama The United States of Tara in its last 2 episodes, which was also nominated for the Emmy Award.

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