Dick Cavett
Dick Cavett
Real Name/Full Name Richard Alva Cavett
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Dick Cavett
Birth Place: Buffalo County, Nebraska
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 November 1936
Age/How Old: 87 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 64 Kg
In Pounds – 130 lbs
Eye Color: Grayish Blue
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father – Alva Cavett
Mother – Eravel Cavett
Siblings: N/A
School: Wasmer Elementary School
College: Yale University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Martha Rogers, Ph.D. (m. 2010), Carrie Nye (m. 1964–2006)
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Talk show host, comedian
Net Worth: $110 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Richard Alva Cavett, widely known as Dick Cavett, is an American television personality, comedian, and former talk show host. He is famous for his quick approach towards out-of-box matters requiring immediate attention and discussions. He has been appearing in television for around five decades, i.e., 1960-the 2000s.

Well, how well do you know about Dick Cavett? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Dick Cavett’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Dick Cavett to date.

Biography and Early Life

Dick Cavett took birth in a place named Gibbon, Nebraska. His mother’s name was Arabel, and his father’s name was Alva Cavett. They both were teachers and work in the same school by profession, which is situated in Comstock, Gibbon, and Grand Island. When he was at the age of 36, unfortunately, his mother passed away. His father remarried a fellow teacher whose name was Dorcas Deland.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Dick Cavett in 2024, and what is his height and weight? Well, Dick Cavett’s age is 87 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024 having been born on 19 November 1936. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 130 lbs in Pound and 64 kg in Kilograms.


Initially, Dick Cavett has started his kindergarten schooling at Wasmer Elementary School. Then he went to Capitol, Prescott and Irving Schools, and Lincoln High School. He had an excellent performance throughout his schooling career and is well known for his discipline in all the schools he attended. After the completion of his college, he acquired a job as a cabbie in Lincoln’s Country Club.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Dick Cavett With Wife Martha Rogers
Dick Cavett With Wife Martha Rogers

During the time of his studies at Yale School of Drama, it was unknown that he was going to meet someone who will be with him for the rest of the life. He met Caroline Nye McGoey, popularly known as Carrie Nye. She was a resident of Greenwood, Mississippi, America. They both met each other and started dating each other, and in summer, they both attended the same theatre in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

They both tied the knots on 4 June 1964. Their marriage took place in New York. But in 2006, Caroline passed away. After the death of Caroline, he was highly depressed and couldn’t come out of the depression. But in 2010, he agreed and married Martha Rogers. She is an author. Now they both reside in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Is Dick Cavett Gay?

Dick is happily wedded to his wife and living like a happy family. They both have two children. So, we can say that he is straight by his sexual orientation.

Professional Career

In the initial years, Cavett was struggling to get a job. He did various positions, but the type of job he got was as a copy boy in magazines. When he was working there, he heard about the show named The Tonight Show and figured out that Jack Parr, who was the host of the show, was having a few problems in addressing the opening monologue.

So, Cavett wrote a monologue and went to NBC headquarters. He has handed his writing to Jack, and he was quite impressed by his sense of humor. For this, he got a job with the show as a talented instructor. From there, only he has wished to become a host of the show. In 1964, he also tried to stand up comedy in the clubs of New York and around the nation.


Richard Alva Cavett, widely known as Dick Cavett by profession, is an American television personality, comedian, and former talk show host. He has entertained a lot of people with his performances many times, for which he has got awards. Some of the awards are listed below:

  • In 1972 and 1974, he has won the Primetime Emmy Awards for his shoe, The Dick Cavett Show.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dick Cavett in 2024

Dick Cavett Net Worth
Dick Cavett Net Worth

As of 2024, The net worth of Dick Cavett is estimated to be around $110 million. As an American television host, comedian, and talk show host, he has gained a lot of name and fame along with wealth. His net worth grew when he started doing the show The Tonight Show, which was a great success.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His first wife died in the year 2006.
  • He got his first job out of curiosity and his writing.
  • He has also hosted the famous show “The Tonight Show.”

Richard Alva Cavett, widely known as Dick Cavett by profession, is an American television personality, comedian, and former talk show host. Being in such different occupations at the same time is very difficult, and Dick Cavett has managed it well. He has got his job because of his good sense of humor, and now he has gained a lot of name and fame in his life.


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