'Yellowstone' Actor Cole Hauser’s Net Worth Would Do Rip Wheeler Proud
Cole Hauser's been working steadily in Hollywood for 30 years, and his net worth shows it.
Nowadays Cole Hauser may be best known for his role as Rip Wheeler on Yellowstone, but this actor has probably appeared in many of your favorite movies. With roles in the 2000 sleeper hit Pitch Black—the movie that launched Vin Diesel’s career, the 1993 stoner comedy classic Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting—the movie that launched the careers of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and the second movie in the Fast & Furious franchise, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hauser’s career has been as diverse as they come. After all these hits, we need to know what Cole Hauser’s net worth is after decades of working in the industry!
Cole Hauser comes from a show business family, the son of Cass Warner, the founder of film production company Warner Sisters, and Independent Spirit Award-nominated actor Wings Hauser. With such a great Hollywood heritage, it’s no wonder he’s gone on to do great things!
Here is everything you need to know about Cole Hauser’s net worth in 2023 and his 30 years in Hollywood that helped him earn it!
How did Cole Hauser become famous?
Cole Hauser is one of those actors that even if you don’t know his name, you are sure to recognize his face. Currently, he is achieving fame and acclaim due to his role in Yellowstone, but he has appeared in a number of classic movies during his 30-year career.
Cole Hauser is definitely what is known as a nepotism baby as he comes from an extremely powerful and successful Hollywood lineage. As mentioned before, his mother, Cass Warner founded the film production company Warner Sisters and his father, Wings Hauser, is an Independent Spirit Award-nominated actor and sometimes director. But his show business heritage actually traces back even further.
Hauser’s maternal grandfather, writer/producer Milton Sperling, was involved in over 50 films and had two Academy Award nominations in his career, while his maternal grandmother was accomplished artist and activist Betty Warner Sheinbaum. One of his maternal great-grandfathers was Harry Warner, one of the founders of Warner Bros. studio and its original president. It was not going to be hard for this guy to get auditions.
On the other side of his family, his paternal grandfather, Dwight Hauser, was an Academy Award-winning screenwriter. It probably came as a no-brainer that Cole Hauser would follow in his family’s footsteps into a career in show business and he did just that when he left school at the age of 16 to pursue acting.
Hauser’s first role came in 1992’s School Ties, which also featured early performances from then-unknown actors Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell and Ben Affleck. He followed this role up shortly with an appearance in 1993’s cult classic Dazed and Confused, once again alongside Ben Affleck. In 1995, he appeared as the leader of a group of campus neo-Nazi skinheads in John Singleton’s Higher Learning. In 1997, his friendship with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck from his early career paid off once again as he appeared in their breakthrough movie, Good Will Hunting.
In 2000, he appeared in the movie that would start Vin Diesel’s rise to stardom, the cult classic horror Pitch Black. That same year, he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Tigerland, which made him an actor to watch. He has continued to work steadily in the two decades since, appearing in such movies as 2002’s Hart's War alongside Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell, 2003’s Tears of the Sun also alongside Bruce Willis, 2003’s The Fast and the Furious sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, 2004’s Paparazzi, 2005’s The Cave, 2013’s Die Hard sequel A Good Day to Die Hard and 2014’s Transcendence.
All of these movies introduced audiences to Cole Hauser; however, he was rarely the lead actor in his projects. As a result, it could be argued that Cole Hauser is now finally achieving fame because of his role in the Paramount Network series Yellowstone.
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What is Cole Hauser's net worth in 2023?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cole Hauser has a net worth of $8 million as of 2023. Hauser has earned this money through his steady work in film and television since his film debut in 1992.
Is Cole Hauser rich?
With an estimated net worth of $8 million, Cole Hauser would definitely be considered rich. In addition, due to his family’s success in show business, Hauser also comes from considerable inherited wealth.
How much does Cole Hauser make per episode of Yellowstone?
Cole Hauser per episode on Yellowstone earns a reported $200,000. That means for each season of 10 episodes, the actor earns around $2 million. Hauser’s Yellowstone co-stars Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton), Wes Bentley (Jamie Dutton) and Kelsey Asbille (Monica Dutton) are all reportedly paid that same amount.
Is Cole Hauser leaving Yellowstone?
As of this writing, Cole Hauser is not leaving Yellowstone and is set to appear in the fifth season which will be debuting later this year. Rumors have been swirling around Hauser and his character leaving the series, but they do not appear to be substantiated at this time.
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Why is Cole Hauser's hair black on Yellowstone?
Cole Hauser has to dye his hair black for his role as Rip Wheeler on Yellowstone for an interesting reason. In an appearance on The Jenny McCarthy Show, the actor explained, "When I first got the role, as you know Kelly [Reilly is] ginger and I'm ginger as well. So we looked like we were brother and sister! So we kind of had to make sure that wouldn't be the case."
While we do think audiences could have figured out that Reilly and Hauser’s characters were not siblings and instead are unrelated love interests, this hair change has given Hauser a distinct look for his character.
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Did Cole Hauser know Matt Damon?
Cole Hauser appeared alongside Matt Damon in his film debut, 1992’s School Ties. The two struck up a friendship at that time that has lasted for years. Hauser even appeared in Damon’s career-defining film Good Will Hunting in 1997.
Are Cole Hauser and Ben Affleck friends?
During the filming of Cole Hauser’s debut movie School Ties in 1992, Hauser struck up a friendship with several of his other then-unknown co-stars, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Hauser would go on to star alongside Affleck in multiple projects, including Dazed and Confused the following year and Affleck’s breakthrough film Good Will Hunting in 1997. The trio reportedly remain friends to this day.
Is Cole Hauser married?
Cole Hauser is married. His wife is former teen star and retired actress Cynthia Daniel, not to be confused with her twin sister Brittany Daniel, who continues to work as an actress. The twins starred together on the TV adaptation of Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High book series, which ran from 1994 to 1997. Cynthia Daniel currently works as a photographer but did come out of retirement for the first time since 2002 to appear in 2022’s Cheaper By the Dozen remake alongside her sister.
Cole Hauser and Cynthia Daniel have three children together: sons Ryland and Colt and a daughter named Steely Rose.