James Drury is an actor and writer from the United States of America, who started his career in the 40s. His most famous and longest-running acting role was in the western series “The Virginian”, which he was one of its stars. You may explore in details below the biography, career and net worth of James Drury in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
James Drury official and the full birth name is James Child Drury Jr. He was born in New York City in New York, United States, on April 18, 1934. His father, James Drury, Sr., worked as a marketing professor at the New York University, and his mother’s name is Beatrice Crawford Drury. We do not know what his mother worked, but both parents are probably dead now.
James Drury was raised and grew up in Oregon state next to his hometown New York. He attended the New York University studying drama and he went to the University of California, Los Angeles to take other classes and finish his degree. James might be his parent’s only child as we are not aware of any siblings whom he might have.
Just like many entertainment celebrities, James Drury has been into many relationships in his private life. He was first married to Cristall Orton for around 7 years ending with a divorce in 1964 and 2 children, one of them is the keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist Timothy Drury. His second marriage was to Phyllis Mitchell which lasted from 1968-1979. He had a relationship with the actress and TV personality Mary Ann Mobley, who passed away in 2014.
James Drury has been married to Carl Ann Head since 1979.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
James Drury first work was in “Life with Feathers” when he was a child. One of his early film roles was in the drama film “Love Me Tender”. He gained huge recognition and success for his starring role in the western series “The Virginian”.
James Drury has received a few awards throughout his career. He was honored with the Bronze Wrangler by the Western Heritage Museum for his role and performance in “The Virginian” series. Sources show that he is also the winner of a Golden Boot.
James Drury has not been much active in the acting field as he’s old now. His latest appearances were in a western series named “Tales of the Cap Gun Kid” and in western film titled “Hell to Pay”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American actor James Drury has an estimated net worth of probably somewhere near $2 million. He has been starring in the acting industry since the 40s as a child and that is the main source of his wealth. James Drury salary per episode of “The Virginian” series is not revealed.
James Drury is an icon in the acting and entertainment field. He made around 70 acting credits in films and series, and that is not expected to increase as he has grown old and might not work anymore. James Drury and his 3rd spouse, Carl Ann Head, are still living together.