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Frederick Hubbard Gwynne was born on the 10th July 1926, in New York City, USA, and was a television and film actor and comedian, best known for his roles in such series and movies as “Car 54, Where Are You?” (1961-1963), “The Munsters” (1964-1966), “Pet Sematary” (1989), and “My Cousin Vinny” (1992). Gwynne’s career started in 1952 and ended in 1992. He passed away in 1993.

Have you ever wondered how rich Fred Gwynne was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gwynne’s net worth was as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to playing in film and on television, Gwynne also worked as a singer, which improved his wealth too.

Fred Gwynne Net Worth $2 Million

Fred Gwynne was born into an Irish-English family, the son of Dorothy and Frederick Walker Gwynne, who was a partner in the securities firm Gwynne Brothers. Fred spent most of his childhood in South Carolina, Florida, and Colorado, because of his father’s frequent travels. He went to the Groton School and then studied at Harvard University, from where he graduated in 1951.

During the WWII, Gwynne served in the US Navy, moving to acting in the late ‘40s. In 1952, he debuted in an episode of “The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse”, and continued with “You Are There” (1953), appeared in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning “The Phil Silvers Show” (1955-1956), and in Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “The DuPont Show of the Month” (1958). From 1961 to 1963, Fred played Officer Francis Muldoon in 60 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series “Car 54, Where Are You?” which gained him a lot of popularity and increased his net worth significantly. From 1964 to 1966, Gwynne played Herman Munster in 72 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated “The Munsters”, while in 1966, he starred in the movie “Munster, Go Home!” By the end of the ‘60s, Fred had starred in such TV movies as “Mad Mad Scientist” (1968) and “The Littlest Angel” (1969).

During the ‘70s, Gwynn played in such films as “Dames at Sea” (1971), “Harvey” (1972) alongside James Stewart, John McGiver, and Dorothy Blackburn, and in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Golden Globe Award-nominated “Luna” (1979) with Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, and Veronica Lazar.

In the early ‘80s, Gwynn appeared in “Simon” (1980) starring Alan Arkin, and in “The Munsters’ Revenge” (1981), while he also had a part in Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-nominated “The Cotton Club” (1984) alongside Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, and Diane Lane, which only increased his net worth. He appeared alongside Michael Caine in “Water” (1985) and then had a role in “The Boy Who Could Fly” (1986). In 1987, Fred appeared in Golden Globe Award-nominated “The Secret of My Succe$s” starring Michel J. Fox, in Adrian Lyne’s Oscar-nominated “Fatal Attraction” with Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer, and in Hector Babenco’s Oscar-nominated “Ironweed” alongside Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. He ended the ‘80s in Mary Lambert’s movie based on Stephen King’s novel “Pet Sematary” (1989). His last two movies were Woody Allen’s “Shadows and Fog” (1991) and Jonathan Lynn’s Oscar-winning “My Cousin Vinny” (1992) starring Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, and Ralph Macchio.

Regarding his personal life, Fred Gwynne was married to Foxy Gwynne from 1952 to 1980 and had five children with her. In 1988, he married Deb Gwynne, and stayed with her until his death. Fred died in his sleep of pancreatic cancer on 2 July 1993, in Taneytown, Maryland.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toy Hunter 2014 TV Series Herman Munster
The Munsters 1964-2004 TV Series Herman Munster / Charlie Munster
Lincoln 1992 TV Movie Edwin Stanton (voice)
My Cousin Vinny 1992 Judge Chamberlain Haller
Shadows and Fog 1991 Hacker's Follower
Earthday Birthday 1990 TV Movie Fred the Moose (voice)
Murder in Black and White 1990 TV Movie Brannigan
Pet Sematary 1989 Jud Crandall
Disorganized Crime 1989 Max Green
Jake's M.O. 1987 Jake Tekulve
Ironweed 1987 Oscar Reo
American Masters 1987 TV Series documentary George S. Kaufman
Fatal Attraction 1987 Arthur
The Secret of My Succe$s 1987 Donald Davenport
Murder by the Book 1987 TV Movie Victor Greville
The Christmas Star 1986 Waters
The Boy Who Could Fly 1986 Uncle Hugo
Vanishing Act 1986 TV Movie Father Macklin
Off Beat 1986 The Commissioner
Kane & Abel 1985 TV Mini-Series Davis LeRoy
Water 1985 Spender
The Cotton Club 1984 Frenchy Demange
The Mysterious Stranger 1982 TV Movie Balthasar Hoffman
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series Charles Dickens
So Fine 1981 Chairman Lincoln
The Munsters' Revenge 1981 TV Movie Herman Munster
A Day with Conrad Green 1980 TV Movie Conrad Green
Jack-a-boy 1980 Short
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg 1980 TV Short Rev. Burgess
Simon 1980 Maj. Gen. Korey
Luna 1979 Douglas Winter
Sanctuary of Fear 1979 TV Movie Judge Potter
Captains Courageous 1977 TV Movie Long Jack
Captains and the Kings 1976 TV Mini-Series
Bound for Freedom 1976 TV Movie Waldruss
Harvey 1972 TV Movie Cab Driver
Norman Corwin Presents 1972 TV Series
Dames at Sea 1971 TV Movie Hennesy
The Police 1971 TV Movie Sergeant
Great Performances 1971 TV Series Pike
The Littlest Angel 1969 TV Movie Patience the Guardian Angel
Anderson and Company 1969 TV Movie Marshall Anderson
Arsenic and Old Lace 1969 TV Movie Jonathan Brewster
Mad Mad Scientist 1968 TV Movie Warren Springer
NET Playhouse 1967 TV Series Officer Avonzino
Antkeeper 1966 Short Narrator
New York Television Theatre 1966 TV Series The Professor
Munster, Go Home! 1966 Herman Munster
The Red Skelton Hour 1965 TV Series Herman Munster
My Son, the Witch Doctor 1964 TV Movie
Brenner 1964 TV Series Francis X. Fish
The United States Steel Hour 1963 TV Series Willie Botsford
Car 54, Where Are You? 1961-1963 TV Series Officer Francis Muldoon Muldoon
The DuPont Show of the Week 1962 TV Series William Hallowell Magee
Play of the Week 1961 TV Series
The DuPont Show of the Month 1958 TV Series E.J. Loffgrin
The Investigator 1958 TV Series
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1958 TV Series Comedian-Regular
Kraft Theatre 1957 TV Series
Suspicion 1957 TV Series Hughie
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1957 TV Series Egghead
Studio One in Hollywood 1956 TV Series Little Dude
The Phil Silvers Show 1955-1956 TV Series Cpl. Ed Honnegan The Stomach (Cpl. Ed Honnegan)
On the Waterfront 1954 Slim (uncredited)
You Are There 1953 TV Series Davy Crockett
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1952 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dames at Sea 1971 TV Movie performer: "Let's Have a Simple Wedding"
The Danny Kaye Show 1967 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Munsters 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Car 54, Where Are You? 1961-1962 TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teresa's Tattoo 1994 in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cameramen Who Dared 1988 TV Short documentary Narrator (voice)
Good Morning America 1975 TV Series Himself
The Danny Kaye Show 1965-1967 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1966 TV Series Himself
Salute to Stan Laurel 1965 TV Special documentary Herman Munster
I've Got a Secret 1965 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest
The Hollywood Deb Stars of 1965 1965 TV Movie Himself
The Celebrity Game 1964 TV Series Himself
The Keefe Brasselle Show 1963 TV Series Himself
The Price Is Right 1963 TV Series Himself-Guest
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1962 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Actor
Welcome to the Basement 2014 TV Series Jud Crandall
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herman Munster
The O'Reilly Factor 2013 TV Series Judge Chamberlain Haller (segment "Watters' World")
Svengoolie 2012 TV Series Herman Munster
The Lego Munsters 2011 Short Herman Munster
60/90 2008 TV Series Herman Munster
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Herman Munster
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': The Characters 2006 Video short Himself
50 y más 2005 TV Movie Herman Munster
Biography 1999-2003 TV Series documentary Herman Munster / Himself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Judge Chamberlain Haller
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
The Poetry Hall of Fame 1993 TV Movie Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Most Uninsurable Driver The Munsters (1964)
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper Duo Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) · Joe E. Ross
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male New Face 14th place.


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#Fact
1 Second wife was over 20 years his junior.
2 When NBC approached him to reprise his role of Herman Munster for a 1981 TV movie The Munsters' Revenge (1981), Gwynne was initially not interested. However, his second wife suggested that he ask the network for a large paycheck which they will probably refuse. However, when NBC surprisingly agreed to his demands, he accepted the role.
3 Five children with Jean Reynard (Foxy Gwynne): three sons Evan Gwynne, Dylan Gwynne (died in 1963, drowned in the family pool) and Keiron Gwynne (born mentally handicapped). Two daughters - Madyn Gwynne and Gaynor Gwynne.
4 In 1964, along with Al Lewis and the Munstermobile (with car designer George Barris at the controls), he appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
5 Was featured/parodied in Playboy's Little Annie Fanny (The Unhappy Comic - April 1963) as Freddy (Annie served as a kind of "visual relief" on-stage), and represented by Annie's agent, Solly, a recurring character based upon Phil Silvers.
6 Was originally under consideration for the part of Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster (1984) until a casting director referred to him as Herman Munster, instead of his real name. An offended Gwynne abruptly withdrew from consideration and George Gaynes wound up with the part.
7 Worked as a salesman at Seal Lock Burial Vault, Forest Hills, New York in the early 1950s (The McCloskey family later changed this Woodhaven Boulevard business into a florist shop, still operating in 2007.).
8 Was a member of the Harvard a cappella group, the Krokodiloes.
9 In his most popular post-The Munsters (1964) role, that of Judge Chamberlain Haller in My Cousin Vinny (1992), one of the sight gags is that the good judge looms a full foot taller than his antagonist, Vinny Gambini, as played by Joe Pesci.
10 Herman Munster, Gwynne's character on The Munsters (1964), was ranked #19 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
11 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 199-200. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
12 By choice, never part of the Hollywood or Broadway social whirl, Gwynne lived a quiet life in suburban Bedford, New York and, after his second marriage, in a renovated farmhouse in rural Taneytown, Maryland. Most who knew him described him as a good friend and neighbour who liked to keep his personal and professional lives separate.
13 Between 1975 and 1982, he appeared in 79 episodes of "The CBS Radio Mystery Theatre".
14 In addition to acting, Gwynne was the talented author and illustrator of several popular children's books, including "A Chocolate Moose for Dinner", "The King Who Rained" and "A Little Pigeon Toad".
15 Performed in Harvard's famous drag troupe Hasty Pudding Theatricals from 1949-1951. Harvard University Class of 1951 Performed in Harvard's famous Hasty Pudding drag revue from 1949-1950.
16 Harvard University class of 1951.

#Quote
1 [on his most famous role, 1979]: Funny thing, yesterday morning I found my youngest son and daughter watching the rerun of an old (The Munsters (1964)) episode and I said, "My God, THAT'S not still on, is it?" Well, even so, I was very lucky and it was great fun to be as much of a household product as something like Rinso. I almost wish I could do it all over again.

#Trademark
1 Towering height and slender frame
2 Characters who often spend much of their time frowning
3 Best known for his iconic role as Herman Munster on The Munsters (1964)
4 Deep commanding voice
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