Aries Spear is an American writer, stand-up comedian, and actor. Since the 1990s, he has been featured in different films and shows, contributing to his net worth. So, what is Aries Spears net worth? Spears is worth $4 million. Read to find out who Aries Spears is and how he has managed to earn his net worth,
Aries Spears Early Life
Aries Spears was born on April 3, 1975. Although born in Chicago, he was raised in New York as his family moved when he was about two years old. His mother is called Doris Spears, and she was a jazz singer. Very little information is known about his father, as the family hasn’t been vocal about it.
When Spears was 11 years old, the family relocated again to New Jersey, where he schooled at Arthur M. Judd Elementary School. According to IMDB, Spears started performing when he was 14 years old. He would visit comedy clubs to perform. His first show was a stand-up in Harlem at Uptown Comedy Club. He did impressions of Jack Nicholson and James Brown.
At 17 years, Spears got expelled from North Brunswick High School because of getting into a fight with another student. This was a huge motivator for him to focus on his craft. He didn’t go to college after this.
Aries Spears Career
Spears’ first television appearance was on Def Comedy Jam, a show that has launched the careers of many comedians. In 1987, he appeared in ‘It's Showtime’ at the Apollo and later moved to Los Angeles, where he started acting in 'A Different World.' From there, he performed his comedy in various Hollywood venues.
The impressionist has appeared in various sketch comedy shows and toured the country, entertaining people. A lot of people have paid for tickets to watch him perform. Considering that he has had a few sold-out shows, this has contributed to his net worth.
Spears has also earned a substantial amount from movies. His first film debut was Comedy Out-of-Sych in 1995. He also starred in films like The Pest, Home of Angels, and Jerry Maguire. But while he was a supporting actor, he definitely made some cash from these films, contributing to his fame and net worth.
Aside from film roles, the comedian is also a popular television personality. He has been featured in episodes of C-Bear, South of Sunset, The Proud Family, Jamal, and Family Guy. He impressed many people when he did an impression of Shaquille O’Neal in Family Guy. He has also produced, written, and featured in TV special stand-up shows such as ‘Aries Spears: Hollywood Look I’m Smiling’ and ‘Aries Spears: Comedy Blueprint.'
One of the biggest career highlights for Spears was MADtv. He joined the cast members in 1997 and featured in 198 episodes, leaving after eight seasons. He is the second longest-serving cast member on the show. He became famous for doing celebrity impressions, mimicking Queen Latifa, LL Cool J, AI Roker, O.J. Simpson, and Shaq.
Spears left MADtv in 2005 at the end of the tenth season, but not without leaving a mark. During his time there, he created some memorable characters, like Belma Buttons, a co-host of the fictional BET show called Reality Check. Another interesting character was James Brown Jr, from Cabana Chat, and rapper Emcee Asher.
Income From Merchandise Sales
Aside from his talent, Aries Spears also earns a substantial income from selling his merchandise. During some of his tours all over the country, he has sold CDs and T-shirts. You can also find some of this merchandise on his website. A shirt goes for $30, and his Aries CD and Utah shirt are $20 and $30, respectively.
Considering he has a huge fan base, it's safe to assume he has sold a considerable number of these items, contributing to his earnings.
Aries Spears Achievements
Thanks to his talented personality, Aries has secured his place in Hollywood through various films and acting alongside A-list celebs like Tom Cruise. When he was 16, he worked on Malcolm X, which helped him secure a huge role in South of Sunset.
Aries Spears Personal Life
In 2010, Aries married Elisa Larregui, but they divorced in 2014. As TMZ reported, the comedian was ordered to buy Larregui a new house of her choosing and in the price range between $300,000 to 375,000. He was also ordered to buy her a luxurious SUV costing between $60 to 70 thousand.
In 2015 the couple got together again and remarried. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out, and they divorced in 2019, claiming irreconcilable differences. Spears and Larregui have two kids together, Jada and Jordan.
In the divorce, Spears failed to secure custody of his son and was ordered by the court to pay Larregui $5,000 every month in child support. This led him to speak about inequality in divorce settlements.
Controversies Surrounding Aries Spears
Being a celebrity comes with its fair share of drama, and Spears hasn’t been left out. On August 25, 2022, Aries was featured on The Art of Dialogue podcast, where he talked about Lizzo’s appearance. The Host, Might Bolton, mentioned Lizzo and how she made great music. Aries immediately started making negative comments about Lizzo’s body and the women who supported her.
He said he wasn’t also in the best shape, but at least he had confidence and swagger and was decent-looking. His comments didn’t sit well with netizens, and as expected, they retaliated by making hateful comments about him.
On the other hand, Lizzo didn’t comment on the issue until she won the Video For Good Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Lizzo said she didn’t have time to respond to the people who kept saying negative things about her in the press because she was busy winning. And while she didn’t mention Aries, everyone knew the comment was mostly directed toward the comedian and others who spoke negatively about black women.
In another case, Aries Spears was accused of child sexual abuse alongside Tiffany Haddish. According to the Washington Post, two siblings accused both celebrities of recruiting them when they were kids and asking them to engage in appropriate behavior in front of the camera. The victims who decided not to give out their names for safety reasons say they were 14 and seven years old at the time when Spears and Haddish urged them to perform inappropriate acts. Both celebrities couldn't comment on the issue because of ongoing investigations.
Aries Spears Lifestyle
Aries Spears enjoys a luxurious lifestyle in Los Angeles after accumulating significant wealth from his career as an actor and stand-up comedian. He is also quite active on social media, using his platforms to raise awareness of issues affecting society.
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