Many online users are debating if The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield is related to the renowned cartoonist Jim Davis, who is the creator of the American comic strip Garfield.
Who doesn’t recognize Andrew Garfield, right? The American-British actor skyrocketed to stardom after portraying Spider-Man in the “The Amazing Spider-Man” series.
Andrew, who began his acting career in 2004, has established himself as one of the most accomplished actors in Hollywood.
Likewise, Jim Davis is a renowned American cartoonist, screenwriter, and producer. The 78-year-old is best known as the creator of the comic strips “Garfield” and “U.S. Acres.”
“Garfield” is one of the world’s most widely syndicated comic strips. Mr. Davis’ other famous works include Tumbleweeds, Mr. Potator Head, and Gnorm Gnat.
With all that said about them, let’s dive into the content without further ados and find out how much of the talk is real.
Is Jim Davis Related To Andrew Garfield? Family Tree Explored
No. Andrew Garfield is not related to Jim Davis.
A Twitter user claimed that Andrew Garfield’s grandfather is the creator of the Garfield comic, indicating Jim Davis. The person claimed that the world-famous comic strip is based on Andrew’s childhood cat, Lasagna. But it is not true.
The Amazing Spider-Man star was born on 20 August 1983. And the Garfield comic strip was created in 1978, which is five years before Andrew was born. Isn’t is odd? The comic strip would have been written even before the actor was born.
In addition, Andrew Garfield’s paternal grandfather’s name is Samuel Garfinkel, who was born in London, UK. Samuel later changed his last name to Garfield. His parents were Polish Jewish immigrants.
Moreover, many online users said Jim Davis’ wife’s maiden name was Garfield. They are backing up Andrew and Jim’s possible familial relationship on this basis.
But how could a maiden name skip generations? All of Jim Davis’ children have the surname “Davis.” Also, Andrew got his last name from his father, Richard Garfield, not his grandmother.
As mentioned above, Andrew’ surname was originally Garfinkel. Talking about his ancestors, both sets of his grandparents are from the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, Jim Davis was born in Indiana and grew up on a small Black Angus cow farm. According to a Twitter user, Jim Davis created the Garfield comic strip’s character Steve Arbuckle based on his own experience on the farm with cats. The cat’s demeanor is based on his grandfather.
Nonetheless, Jim Davis isn’t the grandfather of Andrew Garfield. It is not that two people with different surnames can’t be related. It is just that the actor and the cartoonist are unrelated.
Andrew Garfield And Jim Davis Net Worth Difference
Both Andrew Garfield and Jim Davis are one of the most accomplished personalities in the American industry.
As reported by Celebrity Net Worth, The Amazing Spider-Man star’s net worth is $16 million.
Besides, The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, the 40-year-old actor has starred in several other hit movie series, including Hacksaw Ridge, The Social Network, and Tick, Tick…BOOM.
Similarly, Jim Davis’ net worth is reportedly $800 million. The 78-year-old’s primary earning sources are his job as a cartoonist, screenwriter, and producer job.
By 2013, “Garfield” had been syndicated in over 2,500 newspapers, setting a Guinness World Record for the most syndicated comic strip.
We wish the actor and cartoonist continue to lead more prosperous lives in the coming days.