• Born Lee Arthur Horsley in 1955 in Muleshoe, Texas
• Received training in musical theatre and became an expert horseman and outdoorsman
• Appeared in various stage productions, TV series, and films such as "The Sword and the Sorcerer," "Paradise," and "The Hateful Eight"
• Has a net worth of over $3 million
• Married to Stephanie Downer since 1980 and has two children

Known for movies

Short Info

FactHad a musical theater background prior coming to Hollywood and TV in the late 70s. He toured in such shows as West Side Story and Oklahoma!

Who is Lee Horsley?

Born Lee Arthur Horsley on the 15th of May 1955, he is an American actor who became known for his appearances in the film “The Sword and the Sorcerer”, and the TV series “Paradise.” He recently gained further fame as part of the star-studded movie “The Hateful Eight.”

Lee Horsley’ Early Life

Horsley was born in Muleshoe, Texas, but spent most of his time growing up in Denver, Colorado, where he attended Englewood High School, matriculating in 1973, meantime becoming an expert horseman and outdoorsman, and training professionally in musical theater.

Lee Horsley’s Career

Horsley’s career subsequently started in theater, in a variety of stage productions including “West Side Story”, “Oklahoma!”, and “Damn Yankees.” His early years as a theater actor helped establish his career and also his net worth. In 1981, Horsley debuted on television, appearing in the show “Nero Wolfe” playing the character of Archie Goodwin. The following year he appeared in the television movie “The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch”, a western comedy in which he played the role of Captain John Cain.

Horsley achieved a breakthrough in his career when he became part of the movie “The Sword and the Sorcerer” in 1982, playing the role of Prince Talon, the leader of a small band of soldiers who eventually save the entire kingdom. His performance became one of his most memorable roles, and even garnered him a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Actor. This success of “The Sword and the Sorcerer” not only helped his career but his wealth as well.

After playing Prince Talon, Horsley went back to television and starred in the series “Matt Houston” in which he played the titular role from 1982 to 1985. After appearing in various TV movies including “Single Women Married Men”, “The Face of Fear” and “Palomino”, he once again starred in a series, entitled “Paradise’, playing the role of Ethan Allen Cord, the gunfighter who became an instant father after his sister left him with her four children when she died.

The show also became one of his most memorable works, and ran from 1988 to 1991. He also appeared in the series “Bodies of Evidence” from 1992 to 1993 and “Hawkeye” from 1994 to 1995. These successes on television also helped significantly in raising his net worth.

In terms of his works in films, Horsley has also had a handful of great roles through the years. Some of the movies he has appeared in include “Dismembered” in 2003”, “Showdown at Area 51” in 2007, and “Tales of an Ancient Empire” in 2010 in which he reprised his role of Prince Talon. Some of his most recent works include “Django Unchained” in 2012, and also joining the cast of “The Hateful Eight” in 2015. His works in movies have also increased his wealth.

Lee Horsley’s Net Worth

As of 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Horsley’s net worth is reported to be over $3 million, acquire from his years working as an actor initially in theater, then in films and on television.

Lee Horsley’s Family

In terms of his personal life, Horsley has been married to Stephanie Downer since December of 1980. They have a daughter, Amber, born in 1981, and a son Logan, born in 1983. They are currently residing in Texas.

Aside from acting, Horsley is also known be an expert outdoorsman including horseman, participating in various rodeo events during his younger years. He is also a known hunter, even testing his skills in Argentina and Africa.


1Has hunted all over the world including Africa and Argentina.
2An expert horseman and outdoorsman, he has participated in rodeo events over the years.
3Had a musical theater background prior coming to Hollywood and TV in the late 70s. He toured in such shows as West Side Story and Oklahoma!
4Son, Logan, born 1983.
5Daughter, Amber, born 1981.




The Hateful Eight2015Ed
Django Unchained2012Sheriff Gus (Snowy Snow)
Abelar: Tales of an Ancient Empire2010The Stranger
Showdown at Area 512007Diamond Joe Carson
Jasper: The Story of a Mule2005Video shortNarrator (voice)
Dismembered2003Joe Kenny
Touched by an Angel2001TV SeriesGuy Garfield
Nightmare Man1999Ed Cody
Wind on Water1998TV SeriesGardner Poole
The Care and Handling of Roses1996TV MovieTom Doster
Home Song1996TV MovieTom Gardner
Hawkeye1994-1995TV SeriesNatty 'Hawkeye' Bumppo
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga1995TV SeriesSeamus O'Neil
Unlawful Passage1994Peter Browning
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face1994TV MovieBen Nicholson
French Silk1994TV MovieDetective Cassidy
Bodies of Evidence1992-1993TV SeriesLieutenant Ben Carroll
Palomino1991TV MovieTate Jordan
Guns of Paradise1988-1991TV SeriesEthan Allen Cord
The Face of Fear1990TV MovieGraham Harris
Single Women Married Men1989TV MovieRoss Marino
Dolly1988TV SeriesJim Miller
Infidelity1987TV MovieNick Denato
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesRafe Beaudeen
Crossings1986TV Mini-SeriesNick Burnham
Thirteen at Dinner1985TV MovieBryan Martin
When Dreams Come True1985TV MovieAlex Kazloff
Matt Houston1982-1985TV SeriesMatt Houston
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesGreg Munford
The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch1982TV MovieCaptain John Cain
The Sword and the Sorcerer1982Talon
Nero Wolfe1981TV SeriesArchie Goodwin


Hawkeye1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dolly1988TV Series performer - 1 episode


Relinquish2010/IIShort special thanks


Western Sport Fishing2007TV SeriesHimself
Benelli's Dream Hunts2006TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Music of the West: A Tribute to America's Singing Cowboys1993TV MovieHimself
The 27th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Exchange1988TV SeriesHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Derrick contre Superman1992TV ShortMatt Houston (uncredited)


Won Awards

2007Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1989Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaParadise (1988)

Nominated Awards

1990Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesParadise (1988)
1983Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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