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$6 Million

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Wilford Brimley Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Anthony Wilford Brimley was born on the 27th September 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah USA, and is an actor, best known for his roles in such movies as “The Thing” (1982), “Cocoon” (1985), and “The Firm” (1993), while he also starred in the TV series “Our House” (1986-1988). Brimley’s career started in 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich Wilford Brimley is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Brimley’s net worth is as high as $6 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition, Brimley also worked as a rodeo rider and Blacksmith, which improved his wealth somewhat too.

Wilford Brimley Net Worth $6 Million

Wilford Brimley grew up in Utah and dropped out of high school in order to serve in the US Marine Corps, spending three years in the Aleutian Islands. Before pursuing an acting career, Brimley worked as a bodyguard, wrangler, rodeo rider, and blacksmith, but then his friend and fellow actor Robert Duvall urged him to become an actor.

Wilford started as a stunt man and riding extra in Westerns during the ‘60s, while his first on-screen appearance came in 1969, in the Oscar Award-winning “True Grit” starring John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell. From 1974 to 1977, he played Horace Brimley in ten episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “The Waltons”, and ended the ‘70s in the Oscar Award-nominated “The China Syndrome” (1979) alongside Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, and Michael Douglas, and another Academy Award-nominated film “The Electric Horseman” (1979) starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. His net worth was now established.

Wilford was very busy in the early ‘80s, playing is such notable movies as the Oscar Award-nominated “Brubaker” (1980) with Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, and Morgan Freeman, and in the Oscar Award-winning “Tender Mercies” (1983) with Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, and Betty Buckley. Appearances in such popular movies helped Brimley to increase his net worth significantly, and he didn’t stop there, as the ‘80s were his most lucrative decade.

In the mid-80s, Brimley had parts in such films as Barry Levinson’s Oscar Award-nominated “The Natural” (1984) with Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Glenn Close, and in 1985, Wilford played in Ron Howard’s Oscar Award-winning “Cocoon”, and in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor”. From 1986 to 1988, he starred in the series “Our House”, while in 1993, Brimley played in Sydney Pollack’s Oscar Award-nominated “The Firm” starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Gene Hackman. Then in 1997, he had a part in the Oscar Award-nominated “In & Out” with Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, and Tom Selleck.

Brimley slowed down in the 2000s, but he managed to appear in such movies as “Crossfire Trail” (2001) starring Tom Selleck and Virginia Madsen, and in “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” (2009) with Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sam Elliott. Most recently, he played in “Timber the Treasure Dog” (2016) and is currently filming “Cellophane” and “I Believe”, which will be released later in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, Wilford Brimley was married to Lynne from 1956 until her death in 2000, and had four children with her. In 2007, he married Beverly Berry and owns houses in Greybull, Wyoming, and Santa Clara, Utah. Brimley was diagnosed with diabetes in 1979, and since then, he started raising awareness of the disease.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two 1992 Video Grandpa Will
The Boys of Twilight 1992 TV Series Bill Huntoon
Blood River 1991 TV Movie U.S. Marshal Winston Patrick Culler
Eternity 1990/II King Eric
Billy the Kid 1989 TV Movie Gov. Lew Wallace
Cocoon: The Return 1988 Benjamin 'Ben' Luckett
Our House 1986-1988 TV Series Gus Witherspoon
End of the Line 1987 Will Haney
Shadows on the Wall 1986 Floyd Buckman
Jackals 1986 Sheriff Mitchell
Act of Vengeance 1986 TV Movie Tony Boyle
Thompson's Last Run 1986 TV Movie Red Haines
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor 1985 TV Movie Noa
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985 Harold Smith
Murder in Space 1985 TV Movie Dr. Andrew McCallister
Cocoon 1985 Ben Luckett
Country 1984 Otis
The Natural 1984 Pop Fisher
The Stone Boy 1984 George Jansen
The Hotel New Hampshire 1984 Iowa Bob
Harry & Son 1984 Tom Keach
The Firm 1983 TV Series Martin Berry
Tough Enough 1983 Bill Long
10 to Midnight 1983 Captain Malone
Tender Mercies 1983 Harry
High Road to China 1983 Bradley Tozer
The Thing 1982 Dr. Blair (as A. Wilford Brimley)
Death Valley 1982 Sheriff (as A. Wilford Brimley)
Absence of Malice 1981 Wells
The Big Black Pill 1981 TV Movie Wally Haskell
Borderline 1980 Scooter Jackson (as A. Wilford Brimley)
Rodeo Girl 1980 TV Movie Bingo Gibbs
Roughnecks 1980 TV Movie Willie Clayton
Brubaker 1980 Rogers - Prison Board
Amber Waves 1980 TV Movie Pete Alberts
The Electric Horseman 1979 Farmer
The Wild Wild West Revisited 1979 TV Movie President Grover Cleveland (as Wilford A. Brimley)
The China Syndrome 1979 Ted Spindler
How the West Was Won 1979 TV Series Sheriff Daniels
The Awakening Land 1978 TV Mini-Series Jude McWhirter
The Waltons 1974-1977 TV Series Horace Brimley
The Oregon Trail 1976-1977 TV Series Joseph Burke / Ludlow
Kung Fu 1975 TV Series Blacksmith
Lawman 1971 Marc Corman (uncredited)
True Grit 1969 Minor Role (uncredited)
I Believe 2017 post-production Pastor
Cellophane pre-production
Timber the Treasure Dog 2016 Hawk Jones
Masque 2012 Short Maskmaker
Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 Earl Granger
The Path of the Wind 2009 Harry Caldwell
Pitcher and the Pin-Up 2003 Coach Weaver
Resurrection Mary 2002 Short Morty
The Round and Round 2002 Governor
PC and the Web 2001
Brigham City 2001 Stu
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 2001 TV Movie Deputy Sheriff Ambrose Scraggs
Crossfire Trail 2001 TV Movie Joe Gill
Comanche 2000
All My Friends Are Cowboys 1998 Charlie
Summer of the Monkeys 1998 Grandpa Sam Ferrans
A Place to Grow 1998 Jake
Progeny 1998 Dr. David Wetherly
Chapter Perfect 1998 Chief Hawkins
Lunker Lake 1997 The Storyteller
Seinfeld 1997 TV Series Postmaster General Henry Atkins
In & Out 1997 Frank Brackett
My Fellow Americans 1996 Joe Hollis
Last of the Dogmen 1995 Narrator (uncredited)
The Good Old Boys 1995 TV Movie C.C. Tarpley
OP Center 1995 TV Movie Adm. Troy Davis
Walker, Texas Ranger 1995 TV Series Burt Mueller
Mutant Species 1994 Devro
Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 TV Series Harry 'The Admiral' Prentice
Heaven Sent 1994 Al (Security Guard)
Hard Target 1993 Uncle Douvee
The Firm 1993 William Devasher

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bandolero! 1968 stunts - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was 2016 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Men of Outpost 31 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was 2016 Documentary Pop Fisher / Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Born to Ride: Cody Wright and the Quest for a World Title 2009 Video documentary Narrator (voice)
Keeper of the Flame 2005 TV Movie documentary Storyteller
The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy 2004 Video documentary short Ted Spindler
Larry King Live 2003 TV Series Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1990 TV Series Himself
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville 1987 TV Movie documentary The Constitution (voice)
The Making of 'Absence of Malice' 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The China Syndrome' 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Frollo Show 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Dr. Blair
Mansome 2012 Documentary Himself
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent 2004 Video documentary short Ted Spindler
Miracles & Mercies 2002 Video documentary short Harry
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Benjamin Luckett
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Ben Luckett in 'Cocoon'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Maverick Movie Award Maverick Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor: Short Masque (2012)
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Act of Vengeance (1986)


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#Fact
1 Is a talented jazz singer who has recorded several albums and played successful club engagements.
2 Wilford's paternal grandfather was an English immigrant, born in Blackrod, Lancashire, while Wilford's paternal grandmother's parents were Scottish, from Glasgow. Wilford's mother was of half Danish descent, with her other roots being Welsh, English, German, and Swiss-German.
3 Was often mistaken for the trolley conductor in the 1991 Hardee's (now Carl's Junior) TV commercials for the Frisco Burger.
4 Father was a real estate broker.
5 His first acting roles were in the 60s as a riding extra/stuntman in westerns. At that time he used the name Anthony (Tony) Brimley.
6 A controversial activist, he paid from his own funds for ads to have Utah allow horse-race gambling, and he was actively opposed to the banning of cockfighting. He has campaigned in Arizona and New Mexico against laws banning cockfighting.
7 Had a recurring role on The Waltons (1971). At the prodding of series star Ralph Waite, Brimley became a charter member of Waite's Los Angeles Actors Theater.
8 Known for his Quaker Oats commercials.
9 Known to loosen up cast mates, with small practical jokes, between takes. For example, while filming Cocoon: The Return (1988), Courteney Cox was caught off guard by whoopee cushion pranks.
10 Has four sons with his wife, Lynne Brimley: Jim Brimley, John Brimley, Bill Brimley, and Lawrence Brimley (deseased).
11 Enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and spent three years in the Aleutian Islands.
12 Has diabetes and has served as a spokesperson for the diabetes testing-supplies company Liberty Medical.
13 Was a bodyguard to Howard Hughes.

#Quote
1 [on Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)]: It was somewhat of a substandard movie.
2 I thought The Thing stunk. The instant [John Carpenter] said, 'Action,' I knew I was in deep water.
3 I just try to be myself. (on his acting technique)
4 Look, I like people very much. I'm not very good with people, but that doesn't mean I don't like them. I do like them. Because we actors are on that great big screen and so many people see us, we become familiar. People speak to us as if they've known us all our lives. That just tickles me to death.


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