Primarily recognized for its exquisite food and scenic beauty, Lebanon has blessed us with some great actors as well, Jamie Farr being one of them. Aged 83, he is currently the oldest surviving cast member of M*A*S*H, the comedy-drama television series which began airing in the 1970’s. He was originally cast for one episode of “M*A*S*H,” but his role got so famous that he became a series regular by the third season. Now, let’s have a close look at Jamie Farr’s net worth in 2018.
Jamie Farr Early Life
Born in 1934 in the city of Ohio, Jamie Farr is an American film, theatre and television actor of Lebanese descent. His acting skills grabbed the attention of many around him, but it was due to the encouragement of his Toledo mentor, Danny Thomas that he decided to turn his acting hobby into a full-fledged career. Before finding his true calling in the entertainment world, Jamie served overseas for two years as part of the United States Army.
After he came back, he was cast into various small roles until Warner Brothers gave him his big break in “No Time for Sergeants.” He married Joy Ann Richards in 1963 and had two beautiful children named, Jonas and Yvonne. His daughter is named after his sister, Yvonne.
Jamie Farr Career
Jamie Farr is best known for his role in shows, like “M*A*S*H,” “The Cannonball Run” and “Scrooged.” Besides these, he has been a part of several films and television series. “The Blackboard Jungle,” “A Grandpa for Christmas,” “Ride Beyond Vengeance,” “Murder can Hurt you” and “Speed zone” are the names of some of his movies.
He was a judge on “The Gong Show” and was also a part of several other game shows such as “Super Password,” “The $25,000 pyramid”, “Body Language” and “Wordplay” among many others where he served as a panellist. Nowadays, he mostly does guest-appearances on television. Jamie has hosted the Annual Women’s Professional Golf Tournament for 28 long years during which it has managed to raise over $6.5 million for charity.
He also hosts a daily radio travel feature called “Travelin’ Farr.” He also has a biography titled “Just Farr Fun.” He has battled rheumatoid arthritis for quite some time now. Along with his wife, he has written a children’s book titled “Hababy’s Christmas Eve.”
Awards and achievements
He has received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. His work has been and is still tremendously appreciated all over the world.
Net worth of Jamie Farr
Jamie Farr’s net worth is $7.5 million. He surely has come a long way considering that his first paycheck from an acting gig was of $2! He has earned all this and more with his hard work and love for acting. He has done many movies and been a part of various television series which has amounted to his wealth. He enjoys golf and has raised a big amount through the tournaments hosted by him. He has also endorsed popular brands, like Mars candy bar.
From winning a local talent contest to receiving a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, Jamie Farr’s journey has been full of hard work, patience and the will to do something grand. Of course, his hard work did not go in vain as you cannot think of “M*A*S*H” without thinking about his character in it. He was funny, and it was visible in his interviews. We wish him the very best for his future endeavours and would love to see more of his humour on television.