Where is actor Lee Horsley now? Bio: Net Worth, “Paradise”, Wife Stephanie Downer, Family, Relationships

• Lee Horsley was born in 1955 in Muleshoe, Texas, USA.
• He is best known for his roles in “The Sword and the Sorcerer”, “The Hateful Eight”, “Nero Wolfe”, and “Matt Houston”.
• He has a net worth estimated at over $3 million.
• He is married to Stephanie Downer and they have two children.
• His latest project is “The Hateful Eight”, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Where is actor Lee Horsley now? Bio and Wiki

Lee Horsley was born on 15 May 1955, in Muleshoe, Texas, USA, which means that his zodiac sign is Taurus and he is 63 years old. Lee, whose nationality is American, is best known as the actor who worked on projects such as “The Sword and the Sorcerer” and “The Hateful Eight”.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Lee Horsley as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, this actor has a net worth of over $3 million, accumulated largely from his career in the previously mentioned field. However, he hasn’t disclosed any information regarding his assets such as houses and cars, but working in the entertainment field for more than three decades surely allows him to be financially stable.

Ethnicity and Background

Horsley spent his formative years in Denver, Colorado, despite being born in Muleshoe. Speaking about his ethnicity, Lee is Caucasian and has brown eyes and gray hair. When it comes to his education, Lee was a student of the Englewood High School and matriculated in 1973. He also sang in his church choir during his early years.

Lee Horsley

Wife Stephanie Downer and Family

When it comes to Horsley’s relationship status, he has been married to Stephanie Downer since 1980, and the couple has two children together, a daughter named Amber and a son named Logan – it seems as if the family lives a happy and prosperous life together. Unfortunately, Lee isn’t active on any social media, which makes it harder for his fans to communicate with him.


Horsley made his debut in “Nero Wolfe” in 1981, portraying Archie Goodwin in 14 episodes of the series. He then joined the cast of the movie “The Sword and the Sorcerer”, starring as Talon, in the story of a  mercenary who owns a three-bladed sword as he rediscovers the dangerous future of his royal heritage; it received mixed reviews. In the same year, Lee portrayed the titular character in the TV series “Matt Houston”, a rich Texan man who relocates to California and spends most of his time on his private investigator hobby.

He remained in the project over the course of three years, ultimately ending his work there in 1985, then went on to work on “Thirteen at Dinner”. As of 1986, Lee was cast to play Nick Burnham, the main character of the mini-series entitled “Crossings”, and worked with actors such as Cheryl Ladd, Christopher Plummer and Jane Seymour. In 1988, he had yet another major project, playing the role of Ethan Allen Cord, the main character of “Guns of Paradise”, a critically acclaimed TV series nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, additionally rewarded with three awards, such as Bronze Wrangler and Spur Award.

Latter Career

Continuing to work at a steady pace, in 1992 Horsley began starring in “Body of Evidence”, playing Lieutenant Ben Carroll and working with actors such as George Clooney and Kate McNeil. Finishing with the series in the following year, he worked on “Hawkeye” and “Unlawful Passage”, both in 1994. In the former project, Horsley starred as Natty ‘Hawkeye’ Bumppo, opposite by Lynda Carter and Rodney A. Grant.  The series is set during the French and Indian war and follows the story of Hawkeye, the woodsman and the English woman who wants to free her husband from the French. As of 1995, Lee was cast to play Seamus O’Neil in “Snowy River: The McGregor Saga”, then in 1999 he starred as Ed Cody in “Nightmare Man”.

Latest Projects

As of 2007, the actor was cast to play Diamond Joe Carson in “Showdown at the Area 51”, and in 2012, had yet another important movie, as he joined the cast of a critically acclaimed “Django Unchained”, the double Oscar winning western drama,  which follows the story of a former slave named Django, as he sets out to free his wife from a Mississippi plantation owner notorious for his brutality, and co-starred actors such as Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.

Speaking about Horsley’s latest project, he played the role of Ed in “The Hateful Eight”, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and the movie lived up to the expectations of fans, winning one Oscar as well as 39 other awards, such as Golden Globe and BAFTA Film Award. Overall, Horsley has had 32 acting gigs, and thus has been able to gain more fame and exposure.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter. Olivia studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010.

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  1. Hi! Love the article about my cousin, Lee Horsley, but there is one thing you got wrong. His ethnicity is actually Native American (Coushatta tribe) and Caucasian

    1. Thank you for the clarification. I thought he is Native as we tend to recognize the various traits in each other. I have long wanted to thank him for helping me survive a heat attack.

    2. I have been a fan of his since Nero Wolfe. We have not seen or heard anything about Lee in several years. What is he doing these days?

    3. This is very interesting and helps explain Lee’s good looks. I admire him as a person and would like to meet him.

    4. The interviewer has incredibly white teeth.

      I have fallen in love with your cousin’s character Hawkeye. Its good to know he has some native blood. It appears he is not far from his character in real life, a good decent guy. I was so disappointed to see that Hawkeye only had one season. It ended just when Hawkeye and Elizabeth are free to marry. Where is the wedding? Where is the kiss we have been sitting on the edge of our seats waiting for?
      Lets bring them all back, Lee Horsly, Rodney A Grant and Lynda Carter for “Hawkeye Retired and Still Kicking”. Let the romance continue. As boomers, the cast can redefine aging as many of our generation have. Yes, more Hawkeye please!

      I cant imagine anything equal to the scenery, storylines, music and performances as I have enjoyed in Hawkeye. But I will certainly take a look at Lee’s other work.
      Dr. Dori

  2. I met Lee at a party one night at his apt in Greely…he went to college with a friend of mine, Ben Monroe. He was the funniest, most gracious person I’ve ever met! Was already in love with him because of. Matt Huston, and he was every bit as gracious as I thought he would be . Was, and always will be a fan, as an actor hand a good guy.

    1. If not for the favorite show that I love called Matt Houston,my years through ,1983_1985 would have been unbearable believe me, I fell for the show just like that,☺️💓and watching the show helped me through a tough patch of my life.
      It is my favorite show of all-time
      MATT HOUSTON 🌞❤️🤩

  3. Met him in British Columbia in a little cafe in 1996. I believe he was on a fishing trip. I had just come off a hunting trip with my brother. Just talked for a few minutes. He probably doesn’t remember,but was a nice person. My wife and I enjoy watching guns of paradise . Great actor blessings to him and his family.

  4. Love watching Mr. Horsey in film and TV series. Wish I could have met him in person. Many blessings on his family.

  5. Love the Paradise show. Love all the charactures. I cant find any of Lee’s western books. What are the names of his books andwhere can i buy one. I have googled but nothing comes up

  6. I love all the shows that Lee Horsley has been on, especially Guns of Paradise. I have found several of his movies and some of the TV series on different sites and have purchased all that I have found. Just love watching them. Would love to meet him some time if he ever comes to Nashville, TN. I sure he is a great guy.

  7. Just found Hawkeye series totally loving it with both actors Lee Horsely and Rodney A Grant. I’m a history buff pre and Victorian era anything pioneer. A show emphasizing spiritual truths in action (biblical principles). Blessings.

  8. Have been a fan since we first saw him in The Sword and The Sorcerer. My husband rarely commented on actors, thoroughly enjoyed him. I too would like to see him in a new series. I am watching Reruns of Guns of Paradise.

  9. Glad to hear Lee Horsley is still living and having a good life.
    He deserves it.
    Sounds like a wonderful person.
    Loved him in Matt Houston.
    I am currently watching it on “Decades” right now.
    Good to see him and others again.
    Great series.

  10. I’m watching the Matt Houston marathon on Decades channel. What a great show and with such a great actor. Timeless and thoroughly entertaining!

  11. I love lee ,he is great in everything he played in . I believe he gives his all. I love Matt Houston , Hawkeye and paradise. Paradise he’s the toughest guy in that town . I wish. Paradise could had last for ever . I love watching while hunting and fishing too .
    Your the best

  12. I live in the real Paradise and I am having a lot of fun watching the show with all the references to the town, gold mines, and dog town. I love all of the cast of the show. I wish we had “Ethan” here today to take care of all of our problems.

  13. I just finished watching Every episode of Hawkeye and have seen every version of The Last of the Mohicans.
    Lee Horsley’s empathetic portrayal stood out in ever episode. He played the character with heart and understanding. The violence was always to right a wrong unlike the world we live in now

  14. Lee is definitely in the top 5 best actors loved Paradise it won awards I wonder why it didn’t keep going

  15. Love to watch Lee’s reruns over and over memerizeing his actions such an awesome actor my 88 yr old momma goggas over him everytime we watch one of his shows

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