Best known for playing the role of Maxwell Q Klinger on the popular TV sitcom ‘M*A*S*H*’, Jamie Farr is a wonderful actor and comedian from America. Today, he is quite old, so stays away from the glamour world. Let’s take a moment to learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Jamie Farr in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Jamie Farr was born as Jameel Joseph Farah on July 1, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio. His parents, Jamelia M and Samuel N Farah, were Lebanese-American. He belonged to a low-income family. His mother worked as a seamstress while his father was a grocer. His family worked hard to earn a living until Jamie became an actor. Jamie completed his early education from Woodward High School and then, enrolled at Pasadena Playhouse. There is not any information about his higher education.
When it comes to love life, Jamie is one of those men who stay loyal to their loved ones over their entire lifespan. Jamie married his wife, Joy Ann Richard’ in 1963. The couple has been together since then and enjoying each other’s company even today. The lovely couple has two children. Now, Jamie is also a grandfather of his grandson ‘Dorian’. Jamie also has an older sister named Yvonne.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
As a child, Jamie had no idea that he is going to be an actor. However, he had interest in acting since his childhood, so the things fell into place. He was only 11 years old when he first acted in a stage. After his high school, he made his debut on silver screen with the film ‘Blackboard Jungle’. This was when he decided to become an actor professionally. The film didn’t do well at the box office, but Jamie managed to land further roles. Since those all were small roles, he was still an unknown face in the industry.
Finally, he rose into fame in the late 1950s with the show ‘The Red Skelton Show’. After this show, he appeared in many other shows such as ‘The Chicago Teddy Bears’, ‘The Danny Kaye Show’, and ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’. These all were primarily the comedy TV shows. Jamie received the biggest breakthrough of his career in 1972 when he bagged a temporary role on the TV sitcom ‘M*A*S*H’. Later on, he became the prominent member of this show.
Jamie Farr has a long career, but he couldn’t win any major awards. He has got the nomination of Golden Apple Award. He also received the ‘Star Walk of the Fame’ in 1985.
Net Worth & Earnings
Today, Jamie Farr is 84 years old. Given the fact, you can assume the net worth of him. He was a successful actor during his peak days but now he has been away from the film industry for a long time. This has certainly affected his net worth. Still, the comedian-actor holds a remarkable net worth of $7 million at present. The only source of his income has been acting. He has also made a good amount of money through the endorsements.
The son of a seamstress is today an owner of massive $7 million. This figure says the level of success Jamie has achieved in his life. He might not be a star actor in Hollywood, but he is certainly a winner in his life.