• Chad McQueen is an actor, film producer, race car driver, and martial artist.
• He is the son of Steve McQueen, who was an actor in the 1960s and 1970s.
• Chad began racing at age 9 and won the Mini Grand Prix Championship at age 1•
• He starred in many films, including "The Karate Kid" and "The Karate Kid Part II".
• He has a net worth of $45 million, which includes ownership of two of his father's sports cars.

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 28, 1960
SpouseJeanie Galbraith, Stacey Toten
FactSon of actor Steve McQueen and actress Neile Adams.

Chad McQueen is quite a multi talented personality – he is an actor and film producer, as well as a race car driver and a martial artist. Apart from being known as the son of ‘The King of Cool‘ – Hollywood’s Golden Age star Steve McQueen – Chad is still most widely recognized for his portrayal of Dutch in the Oscar-nominated movies “The Karate Kid” (1984) and “The Karate Kid Part II” (1986).

Childhood and Family

Chadwick  Steven ‘Chad’ McQueen was born under the astrological sign of Capricorn on the 28th December 1960, in Los Angeles, California, the younger child from Steve McQueen’s marriage with actress Neile Adams.

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He is of American nationality and white ethnicity. He had an older sister Terry Leslie, born in 1959 but who passed away in 1998.

Father Steve McQueen

Terrence Stephen ‘Steve’ McQueen was born on the 24th March 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to William and Julia Ann McQueen. Between 1947 and 1950, he was a member of the US Marine Corps, and then began his acting career in the early 1950s. Due to his ‘antihero’ and ‘laid back and charismatic’ personality he quickly came into the limelight, and became one of most wanted and highest-rated actors of the 1960s and 1970s.

McQueen made iconic appearances in movies such as “The Magnificent Seven” (1960), “The Great Escape’ (1963) and “The Cincinnati Kid” (1965). For starring in the 1966 movie “The Sand Pebbles”, Steve earned nominations not only for the Golden Globe Award but for the Academy’s Oscar as well. Additionally, he is well remembered for his notable appearances in movies including “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968), “Bullitt” (1968), “Le Mans” (1971) as well as “The Getaway” (1972) and “Papillon” (1973). Apart from acting Steve was also known as a car racing enthusiast, and an avid classic car collector.

McQueen passed away at the age of 50 on the 7th November 1980 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, due to heart failure after an operation to remove tumors leading to cancer, caused by what is now known as asbestosis. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.

Mother Neile Adams

Ruby Neilam ‘Neile’ Salvador Adams is an actress, dancer and singer who was born in 1932 in Manila, Philippines, to Jose Arrista and Carmen ‘Miami’ Salvador. During WWII she served as a spy for the Philippine resistance, and even survived shrapnel wounds. In 1948 she relocated to the States where she later attended Katherine Dunham School of Dance.

Neile began her acting career on Broadway, appearing in stage plays such as “Kismet”, “The Pajama Game” and “At The Grand”. After making her debut on-screen appearance in 1952, Neile rose to prominence during the 1960s and 1970s from starring in TV series such as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” as well as in movies including “Women in Chains” and “Fuzz”.

Racing Career

Following his passion for automotive sports, which he inherited from his father as an avid racing enthusiast, at the age of nine Chad dived into the world of dirt bike racing.

Chad McQueen

Additionally, at the age of 10, shortly after moving to car racing, he won the children-only Mini Le Mans event, recreated on the set of the 1971 Golden Globe-nominated movie “Le Mans”, featuring Steve McQueen in the main role. By the age of 12, he was already the World Mini Grand Prix Champion in his class.

He began his professional racing career as a member of the Sports Car Club of America (commonly referred to as SCCA). After honing his skills through a series of events, competing in a range of categories from motocross to the Baja 1000, in 2004 Chad teamed up with Jacky and Vanina Ickx, and led a trio of Porsche 959s at the Goodwood Festival of Speed event in West Sussex, England.

Later that year, he drove for the Westernesse Racing, and ended up fourth at the SCCA Runoffs.

In early 2006, Chad survived a severe car crash while training for the 24 Hours of Daytona event at the Daytona International Speedway. He ended up with a multiple rib fractures, broken leg and several vertebrae fractures. He fully recovered, and in November 2007 at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion III event at the Daytona International Speedway, he appeared behind the wheel of the 1975 Porsche 911 Brumos Ecurie Escargot RSR. During early 2010, Chad launched his own racing company McQueen Racing, LLC.

Acting Career

Chad’s acting career began in 1978 when he appeared in the movie “Skateboard”.

After a five-year-long hiatus, in 1983 he appeared in the drama film “Hadley’s Rebellion”. To greater prominence he came a year later, when he was cast for the role of Dutch in the 1974 Oscar-nominated martial arts drama movie “The Karate Kid”. Chad portrayed one of the most brutal students of the Cobra Kai dojo, with a possible personality disorder, and the fierce rival of the title character. He reprised the same role in the film’s sequel – the 1986 Oscar-nominated movie entitled simply “The Karate Kid Part II”. With his popularity on the rise, in 1990 Chad was cast for the main role in the action crime movie “Martial Law”, which was followed by the leading role in the 1992 action film “Death Ring”.

In 1993 Chad starred in the action crime drama movie “New York Cop”, followed by the Sci-Fi action crime film “Firepower” later that year. In the course of the following several years, Chad starred in movies such as “Number One Fan” (1995), “Red Line” (1995), “Squanderers” (1996) and “Surface to Air” (1998). His latest on-screen acting engagement occurred in 2001, when he appeared in the action movie “Fall: The Price of Silence”.

Chad also featured in several documentary movies about his father, including “Steve McQueen: The King of Cool”, “Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool” as well as “I Am Steve McQueen” and “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” – for the latter two he also served as the executive producer.

Personal Life

Chad McQueen has married twice – between 1987 and 1990 he was married to American actress Stacey Toten, who is most famous for the 1980s movies such as “Lovelines” and “Back to School”. The couple welcomed one child together, a son named Steven R. McQueen who is also an actor and is currently most popular for starring in TV series “Chicago P.D.“, “Chicago Fire” and “The Vampire Diaries”.

Since December 1993, Chad has been married to Jeanie Galbraith with whom he has a son named Chase, born in 1995, and daughter Madison McQueen, born in 1996.

Net Worth

Authoritative sources have estimated that the total of Chad McQueen’s net worth, as of mid-2020, figures around quite an impressive sum of $45 million. It has been acquired through his prosperous career in automotive industry and motorsports as well as through his on-screen acting career that has been active primarily between 1978 and 2001. Chad’s wealth also includes ownership of a custom car and motorcycle company McQueen Racing, LLC, as well as valuable assets such as two of his father’s sports cars – the 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster and the 1969 Porsche 911s. Among plenty of others, he also owns the 1968 Mustang 390GT Fastback replica that was used in the Oscar-winning thriller movie “Bullitt”.

General Info

Full NameChad McQueen
Date Of BirthDecember 28, 1960
Height1.74 m
ProfessionRace car driver, Martial Artist, Film producer, Actor


SpouseJeanie Galbraith, Stacey Toten
ChildrenSteven R. McQueen, Chase McQueen, Madison McQueen
ParentsSteve McQueen, Neile Adams
SiblingsTerry McQueen


MoviesThe Karate Kid, Death Ring, New York Cop, Number One Fan, Martial Law, The Karate Kid Part II, Possessed by the Night, Dust to Glory, Red Line, Squanderers, Where the Red Fern Grows 2, Hadley's Rebellion, Firepower, Surface to Air, Papertrail

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1He is a first cousin of Filipino socialite Isabel Preysler, and a first cousin, once removed, of Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, who is Isabel's son. Chad's maternal grandfather, José Salgado Arrastia, was also Isabel's maternal grandfather.
2Ex-stepbrother of Josh Evans.
3Uncle of Molly McQueen Flattery.
4Stepson of Barbara Minty.
5Ex-stepson of Ali MacGraw.
6Lives in Malibu, California.
7Has a son, Chase McQueen (born 1995) and a daughter, Madison McQueen (born 1997), with his wife, Jeanie Galbraith.
8Owns his father's two Porsches (a 1958 356 Speedster and a 1969 911S). The 911S was willed to his late sister, Terry McQueen (1959 - 1998) c. 1981 - 1998; after her death, the car is now in his possession since 1999. Also owns a replica of the 1968 Mustang 390GT fastback that his father drove in the film Bullitt (1968). To date, he was given the first of two special edition 2001 Mustangs by the Ford Motor Company (known as the Bullitt edition where 5000 were sold). It is unknown if he owns the 2008 model.
9Is allergic to penicillin.
10Seriously injured in an accident at the Daytona International Speedway in February 2006 while practicing for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Sports Car race. Says his driving days are over. He now wants to become a team owner.
11Former son-in-law of Bob Totem.
12Father of Steven R. McQueen with Stacey Toten.
13Younger brother of Terry McQueen, who passed away at the age of 38.
14He studied martial arts under Chuck Norris.
15Son of actor Steve McQueen and actress Neile Adams.




Fall: The Price of Silence2001Manny Carlotti
Surface to Air1998Lt. Dylan 'Raven' Massin
Papertrail1998William Frost
Number One Fan1995Zane Barry
Red Line1995VideoJim
Bullet II1994Bullet
Indecent Behavior II1994Darrell Martine
Possessed by the Night1994VideoGus
Jimmy Hollywood1994Audition Partner
Search and Rescue1994TV MovieDean
The Other Man1994David
Firepower1993Darren Braniff
New York Cop1993Hawk
Hollywood Beat1993TV Series
Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two1992VideoRainie Pritchard
Death Ring1992Video'Skylord' Harris
Martial Law1990VideoSean Thompson
Jesse Hawkes1989TV Series
Hadley's Rebellion1987Rick Stanton
The Karate Kid, Part II1986Dutch
Fever Pitch1985Prisoner
V1984TV SeriesDean Boddicker
The Karate Kid1984Dutch
Skateboard1978Competition Skateboarder


Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans2015Documentary executive producer
I Am Steve McQueen2014Documentary executive producer
Fall: The Price of Silence2001producer
Surface to Air1998co-producer
Papertrail1998executive producer
Red Line1995Video producer


The Hunter1980production assistant
Tom Horn1980assistant to producer

Casting Director

Red Line1995Video


Red Line1995Video stunt driver


Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Way of the Karate Kid2004Video documentary short special thanks


Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans2015DocumentaryHimself
I Am Steve McQueen2014DocumentaryHimself, son of Steve McQueen
Celebrity Rides: Hollywood's Speeding Bullitt2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Ed & Vern's Rock Store2008Documentary shortHimself
Movies' Greatest Cars2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Dust to Glory2005DocumentaryHimself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve McQueen: The King of Cool1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself
Return to 'The Great Escape'1993Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2015Documentary post-production
The Way of the Karate Kid2004Video documentary shortHimself / Dutch (uncredited)
The Karate Kid, Part III1989Dutch

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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