Gary Burghoff is an actor best known for appearing as Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly in the television series ‘M*A*S*H’. He has also appeared in the same role in the movie ‘M*A*S*H’. He has also appeared in many other films and has also appeared in Broadway plays. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career, and earnings of Gary Burghoff in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Gary Rich Burghoff was born in May 1943, in Bristol, Connecticut. He is the son of Ann Burghoff and Rodney Burghoff. He was an intelligent child right from his childhood. He learned to tap dance and was also a drummer. He is having a congenital deformity of three fingers on one of his hands.
Not much is known about the childhood details of Burghoff. In 1962, he earned his high school degree from Delavan Darien High School located in Delavan, Wisconsin. In 1968, he was a drummer of the band, ‘the Relatives’. He used to perform in the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
In 1971, Gary Burghoff got married to Janet Gayle. The couple has one child together. They divorced in 1979. In 1985, the actor got married for the second time to Elisabeth Bostrom. They have two children together. They divorced after 20 years of marriage in 2005. According to reports, he is currently single. His children are Jordan, Miles, and Gena Gale Burghoff. He is a philatelist and has got a collection of stamps. In addition to this, he is also a painter of the Wildlife Art.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1967, Gary Burghoff was seen in an episode of ‘NET Playhouse’. This made him to guest-appear in the television series, ‘The Good Guys’ and ‘The Name of the Game’. From 1972 to 1979, the actor became Cpl. Walter “Radar” O’Reilly in ‘M*A*S*H’. The role made him win the Primetime Emmy Award in 1977 with an additional six other Primetime Emmy nominations. Throughout the ‘70s, Gary appeared in series like ‘Insight’, ‘Ellery Queen’, ‘Fantasy Island’, and ‘Love, American Style’.
His television roles from the ‘80s and ‘90s include, ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, ‘AfterMASH’, ‘Burke’s Law’, ‘W*AL*T*E*R’, and ‘The Love Boat’. In 1999, he was the host of the show called ‘Pets: Part of the Family’. This earned him a nomination for the Daytime Emmy Awards. He has also appeared in game shows like ‘Hollywood Squares’, ‘Showoffs’, ‘Buzzer’, ‘Tattletales’, and ‘Match Game’.
In 1970, he was seen in the movie ‘MASH’. The following year, he portrayed the role of Ted in the movie ‘B.S. I Love You’. In 1991, Gary acted in the movie ‘Doubles’. The following year, he served as the actor and the director of the film ‘Small Kill’. This was followed by starring in ‘Behind the Waterfall’. His last acting role was in the movie ‘Daniel’s Lot’ in 2010. He retired from his acting career in 2010.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine the net worth of a person who has appeared in many movies and television series? Apart from acting in movies, he has also directed a film. His net worth stands at $7.5 million and all thanks to his career in the entertainment industry that he is able to make this money. In addition to this, he has also starred in the TV films ‘Twigs’, ‘The Man in the Santa Claus Suit’, and ‘Casino’. He has appeared in a total of 174 episodes of ‘M*A*S*H’.
Gary Burghoff has also been a drummer and was a very popular television actor in the 1970s. He is no longer active in his acting career. But he has done many other endeavors and has also written a book called ‘To M*A*S*H and Back’ in 2009.