• Lee Arthur Horsley born in Muleshoe, Texas in 1955
• His father was a businessman and mother worked at a local market
• Became interested in acting at a young age and appeared in school plays
• Retired from acting and currently living with his wife in Texas
• Has an estimated net worth of over $3 million


Where is Lee Horsley today? Wiki Bio

Lee Arthur Horsley was born in Muleshoe, Texas USA, on 15 May 1955, so his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, known for appearing in several popular TV series such as “Matt Houston” and “Nero Wolfe”. Lee is no longer acting, but is retired and is currently living with his wife at their home in Texas.

Early life and education

Lee spent only the first two years of his childhood in Muleshoe before his family moved to Denver in Colorado, where he started singing in a church choir.


His father was a businessman while his mother was working at a local market; he doesn’t have any siblings. Lee became interested in acting at a very early age, practicing in front of his mirror, and when he enrolled at elementary school, he started appearing in the school plays. He later enrolled at Englewood High School, matriculating in 1973 and then decided to pursue his acting career rather than to enroll at college, and thus moved to New York.

Lee was also an avid football player in high school, while he also played soccer and ran track.

Roles in movies

Lee launched his career by appearing in theatre plays such as “Oklahoma!” and “West Side Story” among others, while he made his debut film appearance in “The Sword and the Sorcerer” portraying Prince Talon in 1982, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor. In 1994, he starred as Peter Browning in “Unlawful Passage”, which was followed by his role as Ed Cody in “Nightmare Man”. In 2003, he was invited to portray Joe Kenny in “Dismembered”, and was then the narrator of “Jasper: The Story of a Mule” in 2005, before winning the role of Diamond Joe Carson in “Showdown at Area 51” in 2007.

This science fiction film stars Jason London and Gigi Edgley, and follows the story of two aliens who are in search of a weapon hidden on Earth, which they will then use to destroy the planet. Lee’s last roles in films have been in “Tales of an Ancient Empire” in 2010, “Django Unchained” in 2012, and “The Hateful Eight” in 2015.

Roles in TV series

He made his debut TV series appearance in “Nero Wolfe” in 1981, appearing in 14 episodes as Archie Goodwin, while the following years saw him star in “The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch”, “The Love Boat”, and “Thirteen at Dinner”.

He gained recognition after being invited to portray Matlock ‘Matt’ Houston in “Matt Houston” in 1982, the series – which also stars Pamela Hensley and Lincoln Kilpatrick – follows Matt who is a rich Texan and who does private investigating in his free time. Lee was shooting for the series until 1985, and he then went on to appear in two miniseries – “North and South, Book II” and “Crossings” in 1986. He appeared in a single episode of “Dolly” in 1988, and in 1989 began starring as Ethan Allen Cord in “Paradise”, winning a Western Heritage Award for his performance.

Lee Horsley

He was shooting for it until 1991, then in 1992 he started portraying Lt. Ben Carroll in the drama crime series “Bodies of Evidence” also starring George Clooney and Kate McNeil, and which follows Lt. Ben who is leading a team of detectives. His next important role came in 1994 when he starred in “Hawkeye”, while some of his last roles in TV series have been in “Home Song” in 1996, “Wind on Water” in 1998, and “Touched by an Angel” in 2001.

Love life and wife

Lee met his wife Stephanie Downer while attending high school – the two started off as friends, helping one another with their tests and exams, and started dating in 1972.

They were together for eight years before marrying in church in 1980 with their friends and wide family attending. In 1981, Stephanie gave birth to their daughter named Amber, and their son Logan followed in 1983. Lee and Stephanie have been keeping their love life away from the media’s attention, although it’s believed that they had some problems in their marriage after Lee became famous and his wife jealous, however, they have worked through these issues and have remained together to this day.

It is believed that Stephanie is the first and only woman that Lee has ever been with, while Stephanie was dating another boy from her high school before she started seeing Lee.

Hobbies and other interests

Lee was born in Texas surrounded by horses and ranches, and has kept his cowboy clothing style to this day. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors, riding horses and participating in rodeos, while he has also written several western novels. One of Lee’s main hobbies is travelling, and he has been all around the US while shooting for the movies and TV series, and has been to Europe on multiple occasions, and even lived in Spain for a year.

He likes to watch movies in his spare time, with some of his favorite actors and actresses being Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner and Angie Dickinson, while some of his favorite movies are “The Magnificent Seven”, “Django Unchained”, and “The Hateful Eight”. Lee is a huge fan of country music, with some of his favorite performers being Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Keith Urban, while he’s attended numerous country concerts. He is a lover of animals with horses being his favorites, while he has had numerous pet dogs and cats.

Appearance and net worth

Lee is 64 years old. He has short grey hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 154lbs (70kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

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  1. Susan Ferguson Reply

    I really admire Lee Horsley and wish I knew how he is doing today.

  2. Julia Carodine Reply

    Funny, you can’t find a current photograph of this guy anywhere on the internet. Nowhere. I find that interesting, because most actors/actresses do have a current photo of themselves somewhere on the net. He can’t look that bad at 67y.

    • Julia; there is a picture of him in his early 60’s. Type in Lee Horsley and a bunch of site come up, but also a recent pic. He is still quite handsome.

    • Wendy Callaway Reply

      Hey Mr. Lee Horsely, We need more Guns of Paridise! I have written one in my head. I,m not a writer just a gramma but my husband encouraged me to write you. We have been watching westerns all our lives. I have to say you were one of the best cowboy/gunfighters I,ve ever seen! I loved the way you pulled out all your guns and shot em all! Your eyes were so expressive you didnot have to say a word. Cowboys don,t say much anyway do they. We really wish you would come out of retirement and make {as your gramma used to say,{ It,s only an hour show why are you tired?} Bless her heart. In that same spirit I,ll say, It,s only one more movie! I do have another one brewing in my head. I have never written a fan letter before but I thought I,d give it a shot! I,ve been trying to find a way to get this idea to you. If I don,t hear from you I guess I,ll have to write your fan club. To get your interst going, The title would be Paridise Reunited. the next one would be Return to Paridise and guess who would return? I don,t want to say too much now so I hope you will read this and I,ll give you all the details. Guns of Paradise just came on cable just now and I,ve been spelling it wrong!! Oh well as I said I am not a writer. Please think about giving the wolrd more Uncle Ethan! May God Bless you and your family, Peace&Prayers Herb&Wendy Callaway

  3. Olivia Clarke really should have done a little research…then she would know that Lee Horsley is 6’3″ tall. He has one living older brother. Another brother was killed in an auto accident when Lee was 9 years old. His family moved to Colorado when he was around 12 years old. In high school, he was active in aquatic sports and football. Introduced to acting while in his senior year, he was hooked. After graduating in 1973, he attended the University of Colorado (majoring in voice and drama) while staring in plays around the Denver area. He dropped out of college in his third year before moving to New York and traveling in summer stock for a time. He auditioned for “The Gangster Chronicles” in Hollywood and in 1980, he was cast as Archie Goodwin in “Nero Wolfe”. He met Stephanie Downer in Denver where she worked for a small production company. She was divorced and had two young children. Lee and Stephanie were married in his brothers living room on Christmas day, 1980. There has never been any reports of scandalous behavior about either of them. Lee’s favorite thing to do since he was a young boy is fish and hunt. None of his novels have been published. He may have a ranch in Colorado, but lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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