|Real Name/Full Name
|Gary Rich Burghoff
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Bristol Connecticut, US
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|May 24, 1943
|80 years old
|In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
|Father– Rodney Burghoff
Mother – Ann Burghoff
|Delavan-Darien High School
|Gena Gale, Miles, Jordan
Gary Burghoff is a legendary actor and has worked in various films and plays. He was famous for the Broadway musical character Charlie Brown and also the character of Corporal Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly in the movie and the TV Series MASH. He was also seen in the game show Match Game regularly for 140 episodes.
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Biography and Early Life
Gary was born on 24th Mary 1943 to Ann and Rodney Burghoff. Gary was born and brought up in Bristol, Connecticut. His mother was a dancer his father worked for a company that made clocks. He also had a brother David, who was a philatelist. Gary was fascinated by nature at a very young age. At 6, he used to go out in brooks and fields with animals like rabbits and turtles. He loved the character and was very keen on observing nature’s gifts.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Gary Burghoff in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Gary Burghoff’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024 having been born on 24 May 1943. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms.
There isn’t much information about Gary’s education and school life, but Gary was not much interested in academics in his childhood. He was really attracted to nature and used to visit meadows often and play with ducks, rabbits, turtles, and many more. Once while he was on his way to school, he saw geese, and they seemed thirsty.
Gary guided them to a nearby fish pond so they could quench their thirst. As his mother was a professional dancer, he grew interested in tap dancers, musicians, and singers. He learned drumming when he was in school and also tapped dancing.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Gary Burghoff married Janet Gayle in 1971. They had a beautiful daughter in 1975. Gary was working on MASH at that time and was not able to give time to his family. Finally, he decided to leave MASH, but it was too late by then, and they got divorced in 1979. After his divorce, he shifted with his daughter to his childhood house.
After leaving MASH, he became a very spiritual person. In 1985, he met Elisabeth Bostrom, and they got married the same year. She moved in with him with her two sons. But due to religious issues, they got separated and later divorced in 2005. Elisabeth went back to California with her children after that.
Is Gary Burghoff Gay?
Gary Burghoff is not bisexual or gay. He has been married twice and has married a woman at both times. Gary was never seen having affairs during his marriages and had no records of dating any other men or women.
Gary was interested in nature, dancing, music, and art since his early childhood. When he was in his sophomore year, his family shifted to Wisconsin, where he started going to nightclubs for drumming. After he completed his graduation, he went to New York and joined HB Studios. He was trained under the best teachers, and he started working at ‘Saks Fifth Avenue’. He then started regularly performing in various theatres in New York. He joined many theatre groups and kept performing along with playing in cafes and clubs.
1967 was the year that brought a break into Gary’s career. He performed in a musical comedy titled “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” as the character of Charlie Brown. The show was a significant hit and was played in Los Angeles and New York. He appeared in the series MASH from 1972 to 1983. He retired from it after its seventh season. He has won many awards for his work in the series. Gary hosted a television show called “Pets: Part of the Family”, which gave tips on building the relationship between people and their pets.
Gary has had a long career and has worked in theatres, plays, TV, and movies. He was nominated for seven Emmy Awards for his work in MASH, and he won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding supporting actor in 1977.
In 1965, 1966, and 1967 he won the Award for Excellence from ASCAP.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gary Burghoff in 2024
As of 2024, Gary’s net worth is $8 million. This does not surprise us at all, as he has had a big career in acting. Part of his income is also from few patented inventions. He has performed various characters like Charlie Brown and Radar O’Reilly. He also made his career in music and later became a philatelist.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Gary loved to make oil paintings. In his childhood, Gary had encountered a red fox in a forest, and they both stared at each other without fear. He later painted that scene and named it “Eye to Eye”.
He always had immense love for animals. At 8, he bred angelfish, and when he was 14, he worked at a local pet shop.
Gary has a huge collection of coins and stamps, and some of them were auctioned in 1980 at a public auction.
He is also a philatelist and was a judge at the Federal Duck Stamp Competition which was held in 1994.
Gary has been a man of significant interests. He has always worked in the fields he was interested in and has achieved great heights. Being an animal lover, he has worked towards providing awareness about animal behavior, especially pets.