Who is Colt Prattes?
Colt Prattes was born on 28 August 1986, in the United States of America, and is an actor as well as a dancer, best known from gaining popularity when he was cast as the character Johnny Castle in the television movie remake of the 1980s film entitled “Dirty Dancing”.
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The Net Worth of Colt Prattes
How rich is Colt Prattes? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. Aside from his acting, he’s also gained a bit of fame from his dancing work, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Very little is known about Colt’s life prior to his rise to fame as a dancer and actor. He has not revealed a lot of details regarding his family and his childhood, but it is known that he grew up in Georgia alongside a brother. Both of his parents worked as police officers, but he didn’t pursue the same career, opting instead for a career in the performing arts.
After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Cincinnati (UC). It is a public research university founded in 1819 and is the oldest institution of higher education in Ohio. It has an annual enrollment of over 44,000 students, making it the second largest in the state, and is a member of the University System of Ohio. The 2019 US News & World Report Rankings list, UC was the 189th best university and the 147th national university, while being the 75th best university in the US. They have 14 colleges and schools, including the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and the College of Nursing.
After graduating, Prattes started trying to gain entry into the entertainment industry as a singer, but it didn’t pan out, so he switched to dancing and later focused on ballet performances. He was mainly out of the spotlight until he was cast in the ABC remake of “Dirty Dancing”, in which he played Johnny Castle played in the film by Patrick Swayze. The television film was aired in 2017 and directed by Wayne Blair, and stars him alongside Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, and Sarah Hyland.
The movie was seen by 6.61 million viewers and reached a 1.4 Nielsen rating in the 18 to 49 age demographic. However, the film received mostly negative reviews, with most of the positive comments only going Scherzinger’s way as she had a great performance in the movie. Filming was done mostly in North Carolina, with people living in Hendersonville serving as most of the extras, crew members, and dancers. The film concept was already pitched in 2011, but was shelved before ABC decided to create the remake.
Aside from his acting endeavors, Colt has also done a lot of dancing projects, which have also given him television exposure. He has danced at the “MTV Video Music Awards”, which is an annual awards show originally conceived to be an alternative to the Grammy Awards video category, but later became highly popular among teens and those in their 20s. He has also worked on theatre productions including a role in “Rock of Ages”, a musical built around classic rock songs from the ‘80s, taken from popular glam rock bands during the decade. Some include those from Bon Jovi, Poison, and Twisted Sister.
— Colt Prattes (@ColtPrattes) July 25, 2019
Performers in the production frequently break the fourth wall, addressing the audience and seemingly forgetting that they are actors in a play. It is the 29th longest running show in Broadway history, and has spawned various replica productions worldwide. He also performed in the music video “Try” by Pink, and appeared in the television series entitled “This Close”, a drama comedy series starring Shoshannah Stern who also created the series. It aired through Sundance Now, and a second season is set to air sometime in late-2019.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Prattes married Angelina Mullins in 2013 after a two year engagement. His wife is also an actress, having appeared on Broadway, and a commercial model too; some of her projects include the television show “Smash” and the Broadway revival of “West Side Story”. There have been no negative rumors since the start of their relationship, they’ve kept most details of their life together away from the public.
Colt loves animals, and owns two pet dogs which he considers family members.
Similar to numerous actors, he is highly active online through an account on the social media website Instagram, on which he has almost 60,000 followers. He mainly posts personal photos, often showcasing the results of his frequent weightlifting training – he is sponsored by Move Fast Lift Heavy. His wife also appears on his account occasionally through some photos. He manages his own YouTube account which he started in June 2019, and focuses on him doing reviews on food, particularly on cheesecakes.