Mike Evans Net Worth (2024): Height, Age At Death, Cause Of Death, Full Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On March 25th, 2022

Mike Evans was an American actor who was best known for appearing in the classic American TV shows “The Jeffersons” and “All in the Family”. Aside from his work on prime time sitcoms, Evans also appeared as a guest judge on a TV match show called “Match Game”.

Mike Evans' Net Worth

As of 2024, Mike Evans' net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Net Worth$3 million
Given NameMichael Jonas Evans
Famous NameMike Evans
Source(s) of FameActor
Date of BirthNovember 3, 1949
Place of BirthNorth Carolina, USA
Age At Death57
Date of DeathDecember 14, 2006
Cause of DeathThroat Cancer
RelationshipsWidowed, Helena Jefferson,

Early Life

Evans was born and raised in North Carolina by his father Theodore Evans Sr who worked as a dentist, and his mother Annie Sue Evans, a school teacher. He received his high school education at Palmer Memorial Hospital, an exclusive private school for African American students. While still in high school, Evans’ family moved to California where he joined Los Angeles High School.

Evans enrolled at Los Angeles City College to study acting after graduating from high school.

Career Highlights

Evans was a college student when he received an offer to join the cast of All in the Family, a TV show produced by John Rich. In the show, Evans played a character named Lionell Jefferson the son of a family that moved into the same street as the Bunkers.

The show’s creator Norman Lear preferred to give the role to Cleavon Little but Rich brought up the idea of using Evans who was thought to appear less threatening. Evans starred on the show for its entire run and was also a cast member for The Jeffersons spinoff on the same network.

Evans ended his contract with The Jeffersons following a series of creative disagreements between him and the show’s creators. Norman Lear was not in favor of adding more screen time to Evans’ character and this went contrary to the actor’s view of his role on the show.

Evans worked as a writer and creator of the TV show Good Times starting from 1974 to 1979. In 1976, Evans appeared in a sitcom titled The Practice. He played a creative role in developing sitcoms during his career.

Personal Life

Evans met his future wife Helena Jefferson in July 1874 and the two soon started dating. Their wedding was held on 10 January 1976. Helena Jefferson passed away on 11 September 2002 after having been diagnosed with breast cancer.

In 1980, Evans died of throat cancer at his parents house in Twentynine Palms in California. Evans and his wife Helena Evans had two daughters, Carlena and Tammie.

Social Media

Mike Evans has not created a social media account under his name.


Mike Evans was diagnosed with throat cancer in Twentynine Palms, California. He died surrounded by his family.


Mike Evans was an American TV actor with a net worth of $3 million. Evans appeared on the classic American sitcom The Jeffersons as well as Good Times. He featured as a judge and panelist on the TV game show Match Game in addition to his starring roles on prime time television.

Mike Evans has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Terry Wilson, Julie Mond, Kim Hyun-mok, Peppino Mazzotta, Dennis Locorriere, Tatiana, Andrea Robinson, Bear Rinehart, and Mary Anne Fahey.