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David Edward Birney net worth:
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David Birney Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

David Birney was born on the 23rd April 1939, in Washington, D.C. USA, and is a television, film, and theater actor, perhaps best known for his roles in the series “Bridget Loves Bernie” (1972-1973) and “St. Elsewhere” (1982-1983). Birney’s career started in 1967.

Have you ever wondered how rich David Birney is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Birney’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to playing in television shows, Birney also worked in both theater and film, which improved his wealth too.

David Birney Net Worth $5 Million

David Birney was the first child of Jeanne and Edwin B. Birney, a special agent for the FBI, and went to high schools in Ohio and Brooklyn before he matriculated from West High School in Cleveland. He later attended Dartmouth College graduating with a BA in English literature, while at the UCLA Birney received an MA in Theatre Arts, and then decided to pursue an acting career.

Following his notable roles in the theater in such adaptations as Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II and Richard III among others, David finally got his first on-screen part in 1967. He appeared in an episode of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing”, and then starred in a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV movie called “Saint Joan” (1967). From 1972 to 1973, he portrayed Bernie Steinberg in 24 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated show “Bridget Loves Bernie”, which is one of his best parts to date. In 1976, Birney played John Quincy Adams in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning show “The Adams Chronicles”, and also had a role as Serpico in the series about the famous New York detective who hunted bad cops. He ended the ‘70s with a starring role in John Carpenter’s horror movie “Someone’s Watching Me!” (1978), and starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning television drama “High Midnight” (1979), all of which contributed steadily to his net worth.

David returned to TV series in the ‘80s, and played Dr. Ben Samuels in 22 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated “St. Elsewhere” (1982-1983), while from 1989 to 1993, he appeared in four episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning “Murder, She Wrote”. In 1990, Birney had a part alongside Stephen Dorff in the drama “Always Remember I Love You”, and in 1995 he portrayed Harry Chandler Moore in 13 episodes of the show “Live Shot”. Birney’s latest notable appearance was in the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Without a Trace” in 2007.

Regarding his personal life, David Birney was married to Joan Concannon, and then he married fellow actress Meredith Baxter in 1974, with whom he played in “Bridget Loves Bernie”. David has three children with her, but they divorced in 1989, since when he has remained unmarried.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seal Morning1986TV SeriesDr. Bernard Lacey
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesDr. Myron Mandel (segment "Tooth and Consequences")
Glitter1984-1985TV SeriesSam Dillon
Master of the Game1984TV Mini-SeriesDavid Blackwell
St. Elsewhere1982-1983TV SeriesDr. Ben Samuels
Richard II1982VideoRichard II
The Love Boat1978-1982TV SeriesPaulo De Matzee / Mike Adler
Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls1981TV MovieLyon Burke
The Five of Me1981TV MovieHenry Hawksworth
CBS Afternoon Playhouse1981TV SeriesMr. Fenning
Mom, the Wolfman and Me1980TV MovieTheo Marker
Oh, God! Book II1980Don Richards
OHMS1980TV MovieJack Coker
High Midnight1979TV MovieTony Giannetti
Au revoir à lundi1979Frank
Family1979TV SeriesJoe Alcott
Someone's Watching Me!1978TV MoviePaul Winkless
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978TV SeriesDaniel
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesSgt. Alan Boardman
Hawaii Five-O1972-1978TV SeriesJohn Richard Carr / Lt. Waldron / Dillon
Testimony of Two Men1977TV Mini-SeriesJonathan 'Jon' Ferrier
Tales of the Unexpected1977TV Mini-SeriesPaul Rogers
Serpico1976-1977TV SeriesOfficer Frank Serpico
A Dirty Knight's Work1976Sir John Gifford
Bronk1975-1976TV SeriesWillie Harvey
Police Story1974-1976TV SeriesOfficer Andrew 'Dooly' Doolittle / Officer Joe Waldron
The Streets of San Francisco1976TV SeriesNeil Ruggers
The Adams Chronicles1976TV Mini-SeriesJohn Quincy Adams
Medical Center1975-1976TV SeriesNick Matero / MacDonald 'Mac' Guthrie
Cannon1972-1975TV SeriesJeff Restin / Terry Alexander
Police Woman1975TV SeriesShawn Barry
McMillan & Wife1975TV SeriesRandy Murphy / Randy Newmark III
Only with Married Men1974TV MovieDave Andrews
The Wide World of Mystery1974TV SeriesPerry
Caravan to Vaccares1974Bowman
Murder or Mercy1974TV MovieDr. Peter Peterson
Great Mysteries1973TV SeriesHarry Langley
Bridget Loves Bernie1972-1973TV SeriesBernie Steinberg
Circle of Fear1972TV SeriesJohn
The F.B.I.1971TV SeriesMichael Sander
A World Apart1969TV SeriesOliver Harrell (1970-1971)
BBC Play of the Month1968TV SeriesBrother Martin
The Edge of Night1967TV SeriesWaiter
The Unvanquished1967TV Movie
Saint Joan1967TV MovieLadvenu
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing1967TV SeriesMark Elliott #2 (1969-1970)
Without a Trace2007TV SeriesLeslie Warwick
The Comedy of Errors2000The Duke
Poltergeist: The Legacy1999TV SeriesFather Elias
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1998TV SeriesLetant
Sliders1998TV SeriesCadmus
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesBuddy Pomus
Live Shot1995TV SeriesHarry Chandler Moore
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesJim Deacon
Murder, She Wrote1989-1993TV SeriesLawrence Baker / Earl Harper / Lawrence Erlich / ...
The Naked Truth1992Fed. #2
Touch and Die1992TV MovieScanzano
The Ray Bradbury Theater1992TV SeriesCaptain Williams
Secrets1992TV Mini-SeriesThomas Strickland
Keeping Secrets1991TV MovieAlan Hamel
Always Remember I Love You1990TV MoviePhilip Mendham
Night of the Fox1990TV MovieHugh Kelso
Matlock1989TV SeriesJack McCarthy
American Playhouse1989TV SeriesAdam
Love and Betrayal1989TV MovieBill Landry
CBS Schoolbreak Special1989TV SeriesDr. Rolo DeVito
Nightfall1988Aton
The Long Journey Home1987TV MovieCarter Wells
Tomorrow's a Killer1987Larry Turner
Power's Play1986TV MovieLucas Cord

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Playhouse1989TV Series adaptation - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Playhouse1989TV Series producer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Perfect Pitch2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
CBS This Morning1989TV SeriesHimself
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHimself
Missing... Have You Seen This Person?1985TV MovieHimself - Host
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Star Search1984TV SeriesHimself - Introducer
Battle of the Network Stars XIV1983TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Family Feud Special1978-1980TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Family Feud1978TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryDr. Ben Samuels - St. Elsewhere
Matlock1994TV SeriesJack McCarthy

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#Fact
1Performing at the Miniature Theatre of Chester in Arthur Miller's "The Price". [October 2005]
2Played Anakin Skywalker in the NPR radio dramatization of "Return of the Jedi" (1996).
3Ex-stepfather of Eva Bush.
4Although one of his earliest TV roles was that of Bernie Steinberg, a Jewish man who falls in love with an Irish woman, he is Irish himself and was once the Grand Marshal of the parade for the Irish Faire held in Burbank, California in the late 1980s.
5Once married to Meredith Baxter (Elyse Keaton on Family Ties (1982)), whom he met while filming their television series Bridget Loves Bernie (1972) in 1972. They have three children: a daughter, Kate, and twins named Mollie and Peter (b. 1984).
6A long time spokesperson for childrens' and educational issues.
7Serves on the Board of the Foundation for Bio-Medical Research and the Advisory Panel for the Council for Children's Rights
8Served on the Dartmouth College Board of Overseers for the Hopkins Center for the Perforning Arts
9Has twice been a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.
10For five years, he chaired the American Diabetes Association.
11He holds a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in Theatre from UCLA.


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