Born on December 28, 1960, Chadwick Steven McQueen is a film producer, actor, racing driver, and martial artist from the United States. In the movies The Karate Kid and Part II as Dutch.
After finishing his rehabilitation one year later, he finally retired and is now the founder of McQueen Racing, LLC, a custom motorcycle and automobile company. The star is worth 45 million dollars. He’s the son of a race driver and an actor Steve McQueen and was born in LA, California.
His racing career
Born to Neil Adams and Steve McQueen in L.A, California, Chad began riding dirt motorcycles at nine and progressed to auto racing. In 2010, he founded McQueen Racing LLC, his racing company.
He was approached about reprising his part as Dutch in Cobra Kai, but he declined since he wanted to concentrate on his career. To explain his unavailability, the screenplay was written with Dutch in jail.
Chad began dirt bike racing when he was nine years old, following in his father’s footsteps, who was a keen racing enthusiast. When he was six, he earned his first race. He competed for Westerners Racing in the early 2000s, participating in everything from Motocross to the Baja 1000.
As a racing driver, McQueen had a successful career. He revealed that he started motorcycling as a child during an interview done in September 2019 with Barbour International. He says that his father pushed him to pursue his passion. When he wasn’t riding his motorcycle, the father of three said he was “going to auto races.”
Following a car accident in 2006, Chad had to put his racing career on hold. The Karate Kid star detailed the terrifying incident in a 2017 interview published on Irish writer and director Simon O’Neill’s Vimeo page.
He was critically injured in the crash at the Daytona International Speedway in January 2006 while preparing for his Daytona Car event that took 24 hours, suffering a shattered lower left leg, two vertebral fractures, and many rib fractures
. He has stated that his racing days are behind him. In the Daytona race, he came to Daytona to honor the doctors and track employees who, he claims, took care of his life. He then indicated that he wanted to buy a sports team.
In 2007, Chad went back to the Daytona International Speedway, driving the Brumos Ecurie Escargot RSR (1975) in the Porsche Rennsport Reunion III displays.
In 2010, he founded McQueen Racing company, LLC, a firm dedicated to producing limited edition, high-performance custom automobiles, motorbikes, and accessories in collaboration with industry experts in the custom-car and motorcycle industries.
Chad chose to follow in his dad’s legacy and pursue a career as an actor while avoiding the bad behaviors that his father engaged in, such as smoking, drinking, and excessive drug usage.
Chad McQueen has been married twice. From 1987 until 1990, he was engaged to American actress Stacey Toten, best known for her roles in the 1980s films “Back to School” and “Lovelines.” The couple has one kid, Steven McQueen, who is an actor and is best known for his roles in the television shows “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
He has been married to his wife, Jeanie Galbraith, since December 1993, and they have a boy named Chase and a girl called Madison McQueen.
According to credible sources, Chad’s net worth as of mid-2020 is predicted to be over $45 million. He earned it during his successful career in the automotive sector and motorsports, and his on-screen playing career spanned the years 1978-to 2001.
Chad’s fortune also comprises the ownership of McQueen Racing, LLC, a custom vehicle and motorbike firm, and precious assets like his dad’s sports cars, the 1969 Porsche 911s, and the 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster.
Also, he owns the 1968 Mustang 390GT Fastback duplicate that was featured in the Academy Award-winning drama “Bullitt.”
Chad McQueen founded his Racing business almost ten years ago, and that’s his focus to date.
The company concentrates on the “creation of limited edition, high-performance custom motorcycles, automobiles, and accessories,” as per its site. McQueen Racing also sells official clothing, including baseball caps to hooded sweatshirts.