Quick Facts of Gary Burghoff
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||24 May, 1943|
Gary Burghoff is a famous American actor, celebrity, and director. He is famous for his roles in movies like Mash, The Love Boat, The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, and Wonder Woman.
Meanwhile, Gary started his professional career at a very young and early age. He has been part of a number of movies and television series in the entertainment industry.
Meanwhile, he has been in the field of entertainment for over 5 decades which is a very long period, and has earned himself a name and fame.
Even though he is already in his 80s Gary is working hard and has even influenced several people.
Gary Burghoff’s Personal Life
Gary Burghoff was born in Bristol, Connecticut, the United States of America on May 24, 1943. As of 2022, he is already 79 years old as his 80th birthday is on May 24, 2023.
Despite being in his later stage, he looks quite young and energetic. However, he hasn’t performed in any kind of movie or series for a very long time.
He was born and raised in the United States and holds an American nationality. Whereas, he belongs to the white ethnic group. Talking about his religion he was born in a Christian family.
Even though he is a famous American actor and a director he has kept his personal life and information very private and secret.
Gary Burghoff Professioanal Career
Gary started his professional career as an actor at a very young and early age and within a short period of time, he had earned himself a name and fame all thanks to his hard work and dedication.
Burghoff is a famous actor who is known for the role of Charlie Brown in the movie Off-Broadway musical You’re a Good Man which was released in 1967.
His role as corporal Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly in the famous film M*A*S*H earned him massive popularity and fame. In fact, he was one of the most demanded and admired actors back in the 1980s
Whereas, he has played in a number of movies and series in the entertainment industry and earned himself a name there.
Meanwhile, He has been active in the industry for more than 50 years as of 2022. Despite his age, he worked really hard in order to entertain all his fans and followers.
Meanwhile, back in 2011 was when Gary played in his last movie and since then he hasn’t been active in it. As of 2022, he has played in more than 25 movies and television series.
Back in 1992 he even directed a movie named Small Kill. Whereas, since 1992 he hasn’t directed any movies or series.
Burghoff was inspired by his mother from a very young age. Meanwhile, his mother was the one who brought his acting passion to him. As, his mother was a local theater dancer, choreographer, scriptwriter, poet, and songwriter.
Some of his famous movies and series are Love, American Style, The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, The Love Boat, and Behind the Waterfall. Meanwhile, he is a talented and versatile artist.
He is an award-winning actor who has bagged a primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for a famous movie named M*A*S*H’.
He played the role of Cpl. Walter ‘Radar’ O’Reilly in the series. It was initially released in 1972 and he was part of it until 1979.
He has even received 7 other nominations for the same movie MASH. However, he just won one of them. Whereas due to his busy schedule, his family life suffered a lot and Gary decided to leave M*A*S*H after 7 long years.
How old was Gary Burghoff when he played Radar?
Gary was already 30 years old when he played the role of Radar in the movie W*A*L*T*E*R and AfterMASH.
Gary Burghoff’s Love Life
Gary Burghoff is currently a married man. He got married to Janet Gayle. They got married back in 1971. Meanwhile, Gary and his wife Janet even have a daughter together.
Daughter Gena Burghoff was born in 1975. Meanwhile, after 8 years of marriage, Unfortunately in 1979 they both parted their own ways.
After they both got repeated Gary along with his daughter returned to his childhood and settled there. Whereas, In 1985, Gary again got married to Elisabeth Bostrom.
He even has 2 sons with his second wife. However, his love life couldn’t last long as in 2005 they both ended their love life.
Gary Burghoff’s Family
Talking about his family, Gary is the son of Rodney Burghoff and Ann Burghoff. As he was raised by his parents in a Victorian house in Forestville, California.
Meanwhile, Gary has an elder brother named David, who is 6 years elder than him and they are very close to each other.
Are Gary Burghoff and Alan Alda friends?
Yes, Gary and Alan are very good friends. As they are colleagues who worked together in a famous series MASH.