What is Amy Jasbeck’s net worth and salary?
Amy Jasbeck is an American actress who has a net worth of $16 million. Yasbeck is probably best known for playing Casey Chapel Davenport on the NBC sitcom “Wings” (1994-1997), and is also known for her marriage to actor John Ritter from 1999 until his death in 2003.
Amy has over 60 acting credits to her name, including the films “Pretty Woman” (1990), “Problem Child” (1990), “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” (1993), “The Mask” (1994), and “Dracula: Dead and Loving It” (1995), the TV series “Days of Our Lives” (1986-1987), “Magnum, PI” (1987-1988), “Alright Already” (1997-1998), “Life on a Stick” (2005). In 2010, Yasbek published With Love and Laughter, John Ritter, which was described as “a poignant portrait of her husband, and a very solid examination of the agonizing process of grieving.”
Amy Yasbeck was born Amy Marie Yasbeck on September 12, 1962, in Blue Ash, Ohio. Her mother, Dorothy, was a homemaker, and her father, John, owned a grocery store and worked as a butcher. When Amy was a child, her photo was featured on the Easy-Bake Oven cover art. She attended Summit Catholic School of Catholic Schools and Ursuline Academy. Yasbek’s father died of a heart attack in 1982, and her mother died two years later of emphysema. After the death of her parents, Amy moved to New York City.
career path career path
In 1985, Yasbeck appeared on the unsold CBS show “Rockhopper”, and from 1986 to 1987 she played Olivia Reed in the NBC series Days of Our Lives. Her first movie was “House II: The Second Story” in 1987, and that year she also guest starred in “Dallas”, “Spies” and “Werewolf” and started a four-episode stint in “Magnum, PI” in 1988, Amy appeared in the pilot in the movie “China Beach” and played the mermaid Madison Bauer in the TV movie “Splash, Too”, and in 1989, she played the guest role in “Murphy Brown” and “Generations” and appeared in the TV movies “Trenchcoat in Paradise” and “Little White Lies”. In 1990, she starred with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in “Pretty Woman” which grossed $463.4 million against a budget of $14 million”, then played Florence “Flo” Hailey in “Baby Trouble”.
She appeared in 1991’s “Problem Baby 2” as a different character, Annie Young. Yasbeck guest starring in “Midnight Caller” (1990), “Matlock” (1990; 1993), “Murder, She Wrote” (1991), “The Cosby Show” (1991), “Get a Life” (1992), “Designing Women” (1992), “Quantum Leap” (1992), and appeared in the 1991 TV movie “Dillinger”. In 1993, she played Maid Marian in “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” directed by Mel Brooks, In 1994 she co-starred with Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in The Mask. The film was a huge success, grossing $351.6 million at the box office.
In 1994, Amy starred in “Diagnosis: Murder” and “Dave’s World” and began starring as Casey Chappel Davenport in “Wings” alongside Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, Thomas Haden Church and Tony Shalhoub. Yasbeck joined the cast during the sixth season and appeared in 74 episodes. In 1995, she appeared in “Home for the Holidays” and co-starred with Leslie Nielsen and her “Wings” Steven Weber in “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”. Amy starred in the 1996 TV films Bloodhounds II and Sweet Dreams, and from 1997 to 1998 she played a major role in the sitcom The WB “Alright Already”. In 1998, she appeared in the films “Denial”, “The Odd Couple II” and the TV movie “Dead Husbands”, then starred in “It’s Like, You Know…” (1999) and “Just Shoot Me!” ( 2003). In 2005, Amy played Michelle Lackerson in the Fox comedy “Life on a Stick”, then starred in “That’s So Raven” (2006) and provided her voice to an episode of “Shorty McShorts’ Shorts” (2007). In 2010, she participated in the competition “Are you smarter than the fifth grade?” She appeared in “Hot in Cleveland” and then starred as a guest in “Bones” (2013), “Modern Family” (2013), “Workaholics” (2013) and “Pretty Little Liars” (2016).
Amy married actor John Ritter on September 18, 1999. They starred in several projects before they got married, most notably the “Baby Trouble” franchise. The couple welcomed daughter Stella on September 11, 1998.
Sadly, John passed away on her fifth birthday (which was also the day before Amy’s 41st), on September 11, 2003. While rehearsing for the set of “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter,” Ritter collapsed and was rushed to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Doctors diagnosed him with aortic dissection. Although he was taken to surgery, doctors were unable to save his life, and he died at 10:48 that night at the age of 54.
Seven years after his death, Yasbek spoke of the loss, saying “Billy Bush of Access in Hollywood,” I have a hole in my heart shaped like John Ritter. Nobody can replace it. A few weeks after Ritter’s death, Jasbeck founded the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health “to raise awareness of thoracic aortic disease through genetic research, widespread education, and radical advocacy.”
wrong death suit
After Ritter’s death, Jasbeck filed a $67 million manslaughter lawsuit against several of John’s doctors and the hospital where he died. Several of the defendants settled for $14 million, with the largest settlement — reportedly $9.4 million — coming from Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
In 1996, John Ritter paid $2.2 million to purchase a home in Beverly Hills, California. Amy continued to live in the house for several years after John’s death. Yasbeck put the house on the market for $6.5 million in 2017, and he sold it for $55,000 above her asking price in August of that year.