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Rod Taylor information

Birth date: January 11, 1930
Birth place: Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Death date: January 7, 2015, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:1.8 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Parramatta High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Carol Kikumura (m. 1980–2015), Mary Hilem (m. 1963–1969), Peggy Williams (m. 1951–1954)
Children:Felicia Taylor
Parents:William Sturt Taylor, Mona Thompson

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Rodney Sturt Taylor was born on 11 January 1930, in Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, best known for appearing in numerous films such as “The Time Machine”, “The Birds”, and “Darker than Amber”. He’s also known for his final appearance in the 2009 film “Inglorious Basterds”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2015.

How rich was Rod Taylor? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. Aside from films, he did stage and radio work, and also appeared in numerous television shows, with all of these achievements ensuring the position of his wealth.
Rod attended Parramatta High School and after matriculating, went to East Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College. He mainly worked as a commercial artist before deciding that he wanted to pursue a career as an actor.

Rod Taylor Net Worth $5 million

He began appearing in various stage productions and radio shows, but he still needed to support his acting career with other jobs, so he worked at a department store, mainly as a designer and painter. In 1951, he had a part in the filmed documentary re-enactment of his great-great grand uncle explorer Charles Sturt’s exploration of the Murray River, and then in1954 he made his film debut in “King of the Coral Sea” which led to “Long John Silver”. In the same year he was then awarded the 1954 Rola Show Australian Radio Actor of the Year Award. Afterwards, he would land several television roles, and he also continued to appear in films such as “Giant” and “Hell on Frisco Bay”. His career on Hollywood was starting to flourish and it helped increase his net worth considerably. He was then given a contract at MGM after an impressive screen test for the film “Somebody Up There Likes Me”. He would appear in numerous supporting roles, and was then cast in “Separate Tables” which would gain several awards.

In 1960, Taylor had his first lead role in “The Time Machine”, based on the book by HG Wells. This would lead to the series “Hong Kong”, and his net worth was starting to increase dramatically. He then worked on the animated feature “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” before starring in the thriller “The Birds”. Over the next few years, he made a lot of films that were mostly under MGM; some of the projects he became a part of include “The V.I.P.s”, “Young Cassidy”, and “The Liquidator”. In the late 1960s, he was asked to do more tough-guy roles, changing his image as seen in “Chuka” and “Dark of the Sun”.

In the 1970s, he continued appearing in television shows and films. He starred in “Bearcats!” and also had a regular role in “Masquerade”. In 1988, he appeared in “Falcon Crest”, and would then guest star in “Murder, She Wrote” during the mid-1990s. During this time he would also return to Australia to work on several projects. Later in his life he moved into semi-retirement, but still had a few roles here and there. He made a cameo appearance in “Inglorious Basterds” in 2009, playing Winston Churchill.

For his personal life, it is known that Rod was married three times, firstly to Peggy Williams from 1951 to 1954, then to model Mary Hilem (1963-69) – their daughter is CNN reporter Felicia Taylor. Rod’s final marriage was to Carol Kikumura in 1980, who was with him until, in January 2015, Taylor had a heart attack just a few days away from his 85th birthday, and passed away in Los Angeles, California.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Gun 1955 Lem Sutter
Cheyenne 1955 TV Series Clancy
The Virgin Queen 1955 Cpl. Gwilym (uncredited)
Lux Video Theatre 1955 TV Series Mr. Gilbert
Studio 57 1955 TV Series Dr. Don Dolby / Tommy Scarbrough
Long John Silver 1954 Israel Hands (as Rodney Taylor)
King of the Coral Sea 1954 Jack Janiero
Inland with Sturt 1951 Short George McLeay
Inglourious Basterds 2009 Winston Churchill
Kaw 2007 Doc
Walker, Texas Ranger 1996-2000 TV Series Gordon Cahill
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy 1998 TV Movie General Sorenson
Welcome to Woop Woop 1997 Daddy-O
Pacific Blue 1996 TV Series Pete Merriwell
The Point of Betrayal 1995 Ted Kitteridge
Murder, She Wrote 1995 TV Series Inspector Rory Lanahan / Tom Dempsey
Open Season 1995 Billy Patrick
Grass Roots 1992 TV Movie Gen. Willoughby
Palomino 1991 TV Movie Bill King
Masquerade 1990 TV Movie Lavender
Falcon Crest 1988-1990 TV Series Frank Agretti
Mask of Murder 1988 Supt. Bob McLaine
Outlaws 1986-1987 TV Series Sheriff Jonathan Grail
Marbella, un golpe de cinco estrellas 1985 Commander
Masquerade 1983-1984 TV Series Mr. Lavender / Lavender
On the Run 1983 Mr. Payatta
Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story 1982 TV Movie Edward Adeane
A Time to Die 1982 Jack Bailey
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy 1981 TV Movie 'Black Jack' Bouvier
Hellinger's Law 1981 TV Movie Clint Tolliver
Cry of the Innocent 1980 TV Movie Steve Donegin
Tales of the Unexpected 1980 TV Series Paul Duveen
Jamaican Gold 1979 Marian Casey
The Picture Show Man 1977 Palmer
Gulliver's Travels 1977 Reldresal / King of Blefuscu (voice, uncredited)
The Oregon Trail 1976-1977 TV Series Evan Thorpe
Vortex 1976 Christopher Tauling
A Matter of Wife... and Death 1975 TV Movie Shamus McCoy
Partizani 1974 Marko
Partizani 1974 TV Mini-Series Marko
The Deadly Trackers 1973 Frank Brand
Trader Horn 1973 Trader Horn
Gli eroi 1973 Lieutenant Bob Robson
The Train Robbers 1973 Grady
Family Flight 1972 TV Movie Jason Carlyle
Bearcats! 1971 TV Series Hank Brackett
The Man Who Had Power Over Women 1970 Peter Reaney
Darker Than Amber 1970 Travis McGee
Zabriskie Point 1970 Lee Allen
The Hell with Heroes 1968 Brynie MacKay
Nobody Runs Forever 1968 Scobie Malone
Dark of the Sun 1968 Curry
Chuka 1967 Chuka
Hotel 1967 Peter McDermott
The Glass Bottom Boat 1966 Bruce Templeton
Do Not Disturb 1965 Mike Harper
The Liquidator 1965 Boysie Oakes
Young Cassidy 1965 John Cassidy
36 Hours 1964 Maj. Walter Gerber
Fate Is the Hunter 1964 Capt. Jack Savage
Sunday in New York 1963 Mike Mitchell
A Gathering of Eagles 1963 Col. Hollis Farr
The V.I.P.s 1963 Les Mangrum
The Birds 1963 Mitch Brenner
ITV Television Playhouse 1963 TV Series Robert Shannon
Seven Seas to Calais 1962 Sir Francis Drake
The DuPont Show of the Week 1962 TV Series Robert Shannon
Dateline: San Francisco 1962 TV Movie Glenn Evans
Bus Stop 1961 TV Series Johnny Jones
Hong Kong 1960-1961 TV Series Glenn Evans
101 Dalmatians 1961 Pongo (voice)
Colossus and the Amazon Queen 1960 Pirro
The Time Machine 1960 H. George Wells
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1960 TV Series Bob Carter
General Electric Theater 1957-1960 TV Series Sam Tipton
Alcoa Theatre 1960 TV Series Alan Ballister
Goodyear Theatre 1960 TV Series Alan Ballister
Zane Grey Theater 1960 TV Series Jed Harper
The Twilight Zone 1959 TV Series Lieutenant Colonel Clegg Forbes
Playhouse 90 1958-1959 TV Series Joey / Bob Castillo / Lt. Warren Culver / ...
Ask Any Girl 1959 Ross Tayford
Separate Tables 1958 Charles
Lux Playhouse 1958 TV Series Lee
Studio One in Hollywood 1958 TV Series Anthony, the Queen's son
Schlitz Playhouse 1958 TV Series
Step Down to Terror 1958 Mike Randall
Suspicion 1957 TV Series Jim
Raintree County 1957 Garwood B. Jones
The Rack 1956 Al (uncredited)
Giant 1956 Sir David Karfrey (as Rodney Taylor)
The Catered Affair 1956 Ralph Halloran
World Without End 1956 Herbert Ellis
Hell on Frisco Bay 1955 John Brodie Evans (as Rodney Taylor)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Oregon Trail 1977 TV Series composer - 3 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Il barone 1995 TV Mini-Series
Jamaican Gold 1979 writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chuka 1967 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fate Is the Hunter 1964 performer: "Blue Moon" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2015 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Rod Taylor: Return to Oz 2005 Video special thanks
All About 'The Birds' 2000 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches 2016 Documentary Himself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! 2008 Documentary Himself
Rod Taylor: Return to Oz 2005 Video Himself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary
All About 'The Birds' 2000 Video documentary Himself
Gottschalk Late Night 1994 TV Series Himself
Time Machine: The Journey Back 1993 Video documentary Himself - Host / Narrator / H. George Wells
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Himself
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary Himself
The 24th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock 1979 TV Special documentary Himself
US Against the World 1977 TV Movie Himself
This Is Your Life 1975 TV Series Himself
The Wayne Train 1973 TV Short documentary Himself
Dee Time 1968 TV Series Himself
Every Girl's Dream 1966 Documentary short Himself, wardrobe shot
Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland 1965 Short Himself
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1963 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a TV Series
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Operation Raintree 1957 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Actor (In Memoriam)
Into the Shadows 2009 Documentary Himself
John Wayne: Working with a Western Legend 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself / Garwood B. Jones
The Celluloid Heroes 1995 TV Movie Himself
Falcon Crest 1988 TV Series Frank Agretti
Disney's Halloween Treat 1982 Video Pongo
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Lionpower from MGM 1967 Short Curry (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· B.J. Novak
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2009 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Inglourious Basterds (2009) · Daniel Brühl
· August Diehl
· Julie Dreyfus
· Michael Fassbender
· Sylvester Groth
· Jacky Ido
· Diane Kruger
· Mélanie Laurent
· Denis Ménochet
· Mike Myers
· Brad Pitt
· Eli Roth
· Til Schweiger
· Christoph Waltz
· Martin Wuttke

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Action Performance The Mercenaries (1968)
1963 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actor
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male New Personality 5th place.


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#Fact
1 He was once engaged to Anita Ekberg, who died four days after him.
2 He was considered to star with John Wayne in Rio Bravo (1959), Circus World (1964) and The War Wagon (1967), before he finally got to work with Wayne in The Train Robbers (1973).
3 Rod Taylor fell down about two weeks before his death and was hospitalized. He returned home, and he subsequently had a heart attack and died in his bed at his home in Beverly Hills, CA, surrounded by his family and friends.
4 Is one of two actors to appear in movies, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino. Bruce Dern is the other.
5 He was considered for the role of Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes (1968) before Charlton Heston was cast.
6 Ran his own TV production company, Rodlor Inc..
7 Briefly pursued a career as a painter before turning to acting.
8 His father was a steel-construction contractor and draftsman, and his mother, a children's book author.
9 He originally planned to become an artist, and as a teenager he studied at the East Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College. He became interested in acting. He saw Laurence Olivier in "Richard III" on an Old Vic tour, and this inspired him to become an actor.
10 Was originally considered for the role of Roper in Enter the Dragon (1973) but was thought to be too tall, compared to the actor he'd be sharing many action scenes with, Bruce Lee -- the part eventually played by John Saxon.
11 Taylor had completely retired from acting when Quentin Tarantino offered him the role of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds (2009). At first Taylor declined the part, suggesting that Tarantino should cast Albert Finney (who had played Churchill to great acclaim in The Gathering Storm (2002)), but eventually the director talked him into it.
12 His second wife, Mary Beth Hilem, died on March 7, 2009.
13 Attended East Sydney Art College.
14 Played Tarzan in an Australian children's radio serial in the early 1950s.
15 20th Century-Fox considered him for the astronaut role in 1968's Planet of the Apes (1968) but, perhaps seeking a bigger box office name, gave the part to Charlton Heston.
16 Father of Felicia Taylor with his second wife, Mary.
17 Father: William Sturt Taylor; Mother: Mona Stewart

#Quote
1 "Pretending to still be the tough man of action isn't dignified for me any more. There comes a time when you're over the hill and there are plenty of great looking younger actors who can take your place. The action stars of today are making some wonderful films. There are no 'I could do it better' feelings in me. The younger they come, the better they get. That's why Olympic records are broken." (from a 1987 interview)

#Trademark
1 Virile, adventurous characters.
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