He is a Canadian-American voice artist and impressionist. He is a man who can mimic both animals and human beings and therefore he was nicknamed ‘The Man of a Thousand Voices.’ He is an icon of impressions ruling the industry for many years. His voice works include cartoons such as ‘Futurama,’ ‘Raccoons on Ice,’ among others. Here are the complete details about the career, biography, and net worth of Rich Little in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
He was born in 1938 in Ottawa, Ontario. His birth name is Richard Caruthers Little and his parents are Lawrence Peniston Little and Elizabeth Maud. His father was a doctor. Little had two brothers.
He schooled at Lisgar Collegiate Institute. While in his teenage years he partnered with other impressionists like Geoff Scott and together they created the voices of Canadian politicians like John Diefenbaker, who was the Prime Minister and Charlotte Whitton who was the Mayor. They also performed professionally in night clubs when they were still teenagers.
His marriage life has been in the limelight as he has married various women. In 1971, he married Jeanne Worden but they later divorced in 1989. The couple had a daughter by the name Bria. He later married Jeannette Markey in 1994 but unfortunately separated after almost three years.
He married Marie Marota in 2003 but she later died in 2010. His fourth wife was Catherine Brown. Little has a child by the name Lyndsay Cottrell.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He worked as an attendant at a movie theatre called Elgin and this is where he finished his career as a voice artist. He later started acting on different occasion at Ottawa’s Little Theatre. Little also became a DJ incorporating his mimics into his shows.
In 1964, he made his first appearance on the American television show, ‘The Judy Garland Show’ that aired on CBS where he mimicked various celebrities like James Mason. One of the most recognized impressions that he did was that of the American president Richard Nixon.
The TV shows ‘The Kopycats’ was among the best shows that he ever did and it was aired in 1972. Other shows that Little has done include ‘The New You Asked For It,’ ‘The Rich Little Show,’ and many others.
Little has achieved a lot in his career. He was honored with the Cleveland Amory Award in the category of Best Guest on a Television Talk Show and in 1998, he was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings
As a voice actor and impressionist, he has become famous as well as wealthy. He lives a comfortable life and he is involved in other charity like Juvenile Diabetes Fund. Little has an estimated net worth of $6 million which he has gotten from his talent.
The kind Rich Little is a man that is a role model to many people. His career has blossomed and he is reaping from the effort that he has put in the entertainment industry.