Abbott Howard Hoffman Net Worth

Abbott Howard Hoffman Net Worth is
$1.9 Million

Abbott Howard Hoffman Biography

Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the "Chicago Eight"; when Seale's prosecution was separated from the others, they became known as the Chicago Seven. While the defendants were initially convicted of intent to incite a riot, the verdicts were overturned on appeal.Hoffman came to prominence in the 1960s, and continued practicing his activism in the 1970s, and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion of the counterculture era.

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Quick Facts

Full NameAbbie Hoffman
Date Of BirthNovember 30, 1936
Place Of BirthWorcester, Massachusetts, USA
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionActor, Writer
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
SpouseAnita Hoffman, Sheila Karklin
ChildrenAmerica Hoffman, Amy Hoffman, Andrew Hoffman
ParentsFlorence Schamberg, John Hoffman
MoviesSteal This Movie!, Born on the Fourth of July, Heavy Petting, Chords of Fame, Brand X
Star SignSagittarius

Interesting Facts

1Was asked by Grace Slick to assist in a plot to spike Richard Nixon's tea with LSD during a tea party at the White House for graduates of Finch College, where Slick attended as well as Tricia Nixon. However, the plan fell through when Secret Service agent's recognized them.
2Portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7.
3Portrayed by Richard D'Alessandro in Forrest Gump (1994).
4Is portrayed by Vincent D'Onofrio in Steal This Movie (2000).
5Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 422-424. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
6Close friend of both Jerry Rubin and Paul Krassner. All three were the co-founders of the Youth International Party (aka "Y.I.P." or "Yippie!").
7Attended Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts - an elite prep school. Alums include Cole Porter, "Durango Kid" cowboy actor Charles Starrett and screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy.
8The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has declassified 4,101 pages of files (many of them heavily censored) that it kept on him.
9The famous phrase "Today is the first day of the rest of your life" first appeared in print in his book "Revolution For the Hell of It".
10Was pushed off the stage at Woodstock by Pete Townshend when he interrupted The Who during their performance to make a speech about the recent drug arrest of radical leader John Sinclair. A snippet of the incident can be heard on The Who's four-CD boxed set: "Thirty Years of Maximum R&B".
11He emerged from hiding in 1980 after trying to evade a prison sentence on a drug charge. He revealed that he had his features altered by a plastic surgeon prior to going underground and led a very public life while "in hiding". Under the name Barry Freed, he worked as an environmental activist, fighting to save the St. Lawrence River. After coming out from hiding, he served a brief sentence in a minimum security prison.
12Had a reputation as a pool hustler. In his book "Revolution for the Hell of It" (written under the pseudonym "Free"), he wrote, "In a revolution, as in pool hustling, one should use only as much force as is necessary to prove one's point. No more, no less."
13Suffered from bouts of manic depression throughout his life (this may have been a contributing factor in his suicide).
14Among his many pranks with members of the Youth International Party (the "Yippies"), was to plaster the outside of a US Army recruitment booth in New York City with hundreds of bumperstickers reading "SEE CANADA NOW", and disrupting trading on the New York Stock Exchange by throwing 100 $1 bills from the observation balcony.
15Was the subject of the Kinky Friedman song, "Dear Abbie.".
16One of the Chicago Seven


1The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it!
2The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
3The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
4[on the success of "Steal This Book"] It's embarrassing when you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on the Best Seller's List.
5Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.



Born on the Fourth of July1989Strike Organizer - Syracuse, NY
Brand X1970Policeman (Lawren Order)
NET Playhouse1970TV Series


Steal This Movie2000book "To America with Love: Letters From the Underground"


My Dinner with Abbie1990DocumentaryHimself
Heavy Petting1989DocumentaryHimself
Growing Up in America1988DocumentaryHimself
It Was 20 Years Ago Today1987DocumentaryHimself
The Beat Generation: An American Dream1987DocumentaryHimself
Chords of Fame1984DocumentaryHimself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHimself
The Lord of the Universe1974TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family1971DocumentaryHimself
The Conspiracy and the Dybbuk1971Documentary shortHimself
Bright College Years1970Documentary
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Last Summer Won't Happen1968DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010DocumentaryFriend / Political Activist
American Masters1994-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Swing2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
1968 with Tom Brokaw2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chicago 102007DocumentaryHimself
The U.S. vs. John Lennon2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Weather Underground2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation1999DocumentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document1990Video documentaryHimself

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