Matthew Ansara Started Using Drugs In His Early Age

Matthew Ansara

Matthew Ansara was the son of actor Michael Ansara and actress Barbara Eden, who died in this world.

Quick Facts

Full Name Matthew Ansara
First Name Matthew
Last Name Ansara
Date of Birth August 29, 1965
Age 56 years
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Birth City Los Angeles, California
Birth Country United States
Father Name Michael Ansara
Father Profession Actor
Mother Name Barbara Eden
Mother Profession Actress
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Virgo
Filmography Con Games, Your Mother Wears Combat Boots, To Protect and Serve
Height 193 cm

His Father and Mother

Matthew’s birth was the marvelous thing that could have occurred to his parents, who had been trying for seven years. His father, Michael, and mother, Barbara, initially met on a blind date in October 1957. Three months later, in 1958, they exchanged wedding vows. Barbara wrote shortly after his birth, “Matthew meant everything to us and will always mean everything to us.”

Matthew Ansara
Matthew Ansara (Source: Google)

Happiness again arrived at their door when she became pregnant with her second kid. However, everything changed for the husband and wife when the doctor informed them of an issue. The infant died shortly after birth. This irreparably damaged their relationship, and they eventually divorced.

He started Using Drugs At His Early Age.

When his parents divorced, he was pretty young. This hurt him. He began taking narcotics at a young age. He evolved into a sullen and withdrawn adolescent. When he was 19 years old, his parents discovered his addiction. It had been a decade since he began using narcotics. His parents compelled him to go to treatment after learning about his addiction. He had been in and out of treatment seven or eight times. His parents urged him to leave if he used drugs, and to their astonishment, he did. His parents hunted for him everywhere, not knowing where he was.

How Did He Pass Away?

Things improved with time. He was sober by the time he was 31 years old. He had quit using narcotics. Matthew became a bodybuilder and began appearing in films. Everything fell into its proper position. He met the love of his life and proposed to her. Leanna Green was her name. He became addicted to steroids as a result of his involvement in bodybuilding. He pulled into a fueling station in June 2001, and a surveillance camera detected his pickup.

Matthew Ansara
Matthew Ansara (Source: Google)

He was discovered dead in his pickup vehicle two and a half hours later. A drug overdose caused his death. It caused his heart to stop. In his pickup, authorities discovered heroin, marijuana, anabolic steroids, and a syringe.

Net worth

As an actor, he must have amassed substantial wealth. His father’s net worth was reported to be $8 million, which he obtained from his acting career. His mother is said to have a net worth of $10 million as of November 2022, which she has amassed from her acting career. Michael made $100 from his first television series. Throughout his career, he appeared in over 189 films and TV shows. He made more than $70838 yearly as an actor in his movies.

Barbara is well-known for portraying Jeannie in the television series I Dream of Jeannie. She has appeared in several television episodes, including How to Marry a Millionaire, I Love Lucy, Perry Mason, and Route 66.


  • He was previously married to Julie Ansara before being engaged to Leanna.
  • He remained with his father when his parents split.