What does Craig Hemsworth do for a living? His Age, Family, Salary

Who is Craig Hemsworth?

Australian celebrity family member Craig Hemsworth was born under the zodiac sign Virgo on 1 September 1955, in Melbourne, Victoria Australia. He’s a social service counsellor, but is probably known best for being the father of popular Australian actor Christopher ‘Chris’ Hemsworth.

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Education and early life

Craig was raised in Melbourne, by his parents about whom he doesn’t speak in public because he respects their privacy; it’s widely believed that his father was a factory worker and his mother a homemaker, but this hasn’t been confirmed. Craig hasn’t talked about having siblings and so is believed to be an only child.

He attended a local high school in Melbourne, and was into a couple of activities while there as he enjoyed appearing in school plays and playing cricket; Craig was passionate about a couple of other activities as he took dance and singing lessons, and learned to play the piano.

He matriculated in 1973, and continued his education at a community college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1977.

Craig’s career

Not many details have been disclosed about Craig’s career; it’s known that he’s a social service counsellor, while it’s widely believed that he’ll be retiring in a year or two.

Love life and marriage

Craig avoids sharing the details of his private life with the public but some are still known, mostly because all his three sons have become famous actors.

He’s been married to British high school teacher Leonie (nee Van Os) for more than 40 years now; Leonie prefers to stay away from media, but can still be seen featured in some of her sons’ Instagram content. She gave birth to her and Craig’s first son Luke on 5 November 1980, and their second son Chris followed on 11 August 1983; Leonie gave birth to their third son Liam on 13 January 1990. The most popular amongst the brothers is Chris, mostly because of his portrayal of the Marvel character Thor.

There are no other women whom Craig’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he’s married to Leonie as of February 2024, and they have three sons together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Craig’s an old-fashioned man who dislikes social media networks, and thus isn’t active on any; his sons, on the other hand are all popular on the internet, with Chris’ Instagram account numbering nearly 60 million followers.

Craig was physically highly active during his teenage years and in his 20s, as he loved to play various sports with his peers, while he also often worked out at the gym.

He’s a lover of animals and dogs are his favorites.

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of Craig’s favorite actors, and a couple of his favorite movies are “The Imitation Game”, “The Grinch” and “The Courier”.

Net worth, height and age

Craig’s age is 68. His eyes are blue and hair is brown, he’s 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs around 190lbs (85kgs).

Craig’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $100,000 as of February 2024, and his son Chris’ at over $130 million.

Who is his son Chris?

Australian actor Christopher ‘Chris’ Hemsworth was born under the zodiac sign Leo in Melbourne. He has 49 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing the lead character The Huntsman in the 2012 action adventure movie “Snow White and the Huntsman”, directed by Rupert Sanders, and which also starred Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. It follows a rather different take on the fairytale as the Huntsman’s been ordered to kill Snow White in the woods, while he’s now become her protector and is helping her vanquish the Evil Queen. The movie won 13 of its 46 award nominations, including Oscar nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Achievement in Costume Design.

Chris grew up in Melbourne and studied at Heathmont College; he matriculated in 2001, and then focused on acting rather than pursuing a college degree.

Chris’ breakthrough came in 2011, when he wielded the iconic hammer as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU); directed by Kenneth Branagh, the movie “Thor” showcased Chris’ acting prowess and his ability to portray the god of thunder with a perfect blend of strength and vulnerability. The film was a commercial success and laid the foundation for Chris’ Hollywood journey.

He reprised the role in several subsequent MCU films, including in 2012 “The Avengers”, the 2013 “Thor: The Dark World” and the 2015 “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Chris’ portrayal of Thor earned him widespread acclaim for his ability to infuse humor and depth into the character, going beyond the stereotypical superhero type.

Outside the MCU, Chris has showcased his range in various genres, proving his versatility as an actor; in 2013, he starred in Ron Howard’s biographical sports movie “Rush”, portraying the charismatic and risk-taking Formula 1 driver James Hunt.

One of Chris’ most notable performances was in the 2015 movie “In the Heart of the Sea”, directed by Ron Howard; based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s non-fiction book of the same name, the film tells the true story of the whaling ship Essex. Chris portrayed Owen Chase, the ship’s first mate, and despite the film’s mixed reviews, Chris’ portrayal was widely praised.

He ventured into the realm of comedy with the 2016 reboot of “Ghostbusters”, directed by Paul Feig; in a departure from his more serious roles, Chris embraced the opportunity to show off his comedic skills as Kevin, the dim-witted but charming receptionist.

In 2018, Chris returned to the MCU with the critically acclaimed movies “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”, delivering powerful and emotionally charged performances as Thor faced personal challenges and loss.

Chris continued to diversify his filmography with the 2019 action movie “Extraction”, in which he played black-market mercenary Tyler Rake; produced by the Russo Brothers, the movie became one of Netflix’s most-watched original films.

Some of Chris’ most recent roles have been in the 2022 comedy action film “Thor: Love and Thunder”, the 2023 action thriller film “Extraction II”, and the 2023 animated action adventure series “What If…?” (voice role).

Martha Clifford

As an Author at Affair Post, I lead a team in uncovering the stories of the world’s most influential personalities. My role involves diving deep into the lives of our subjects, combining accurate data with engaging narratives through every phase of the editorial process, from initial research to final publication. Our objective is to deliver comprehensive analyses of the net worth and accomplishments of pioneers in various sectors, including technology, culture, and social entrepreneurship. By integrating rigorous research with eloquent storytelling, we aim to connect our readers with exceptional individuals who are shaping our future, offering insights into their paths to success, challenges, and societal contributions.

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