Handsome American film and television actor James Scott Bumgarner is commonly known as James Garner. He gained most of his net worth through his acting career. Besides Hollywood movies for which he is known all over the world, he also appeared in a few television series. Let’s find out more about how much is James Garner’s net worth.
James Garner was born on 7th April 1928, in Norman. His father Waldon Warren Bumgarner had three sons. James was the youngest. His mother died when he was five years old. His father married several times. At an early age, he left family and never went back. One of his stepmothers was very cruel to him and on the other boys.
Garner’s last stepmother whom he called ‘Mama Grace’ was almost like a mother to him. He went to his father and joined Hollywood High School. At that time he did some modeling jobs. He returned to Norman soon and attended Norman High School. In the high school, he played both basketball and football and was quite good at them.
At the age of 16, he joined United States Merchant Marine. He received many medals. He started his TV career in 1957 with the TV series entitled Conflict. He played the role of Bret Maverick in Maverick in 1959. After this, he never had to look behind. He stepped on the ladder of success and went on to reach the top of it.
Awards & Achievements
Needless to say at the early stage of his career the film industry recognized the potential of the great actor. Consequently, he received the Golden Globe Award for most promising newcomer male in the year 1958. In 1977 he won Primetime Emmy Award for the Rockford files in the category outstanding lead actor in a drama series. He was nominated for this category three times more. In 1987 he won Primetime Emmy Award again. This time it was for Promise.
In 1990 he won Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an actor in a motion picture made for TV award for Decoration Day. After three years in 1993, he won another golden globe award in the same category, this time for barbarians at the gate. In 2004 Screen Actors Guild award game him the lifetime achievement award. In the year of 2010, he won TCA Career Achievement Award. Throughout his career, he got nominated for many prestigious awards.
Net worth of James Garner
This charming and amiable Hollywood actor has a net worth of around $20 million. He achieved the chunk of his net worth from his acting career. His most famous TV series is The Rockford Files where his per episode salary was $100.00. Between 1985- 1989 his annual salary was $1, 000, 00.
Garner met Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke at a rally in 1956. After two weeks. They got married. Clarke had a daughter from her previous marriage. Later he had a daughter with her, Gigi Garner. In 1979 he separated from his wife, but he didn’t get divorced. After three years the couple got back together. He remained married to her until his last breath. In 2014 he died of a massive heart attack.