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Birth date: February 28, 1931
Birth place: Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
Height:1.8 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Ithaca College
Nationality:American
Spouse:: Patty MacLeod (m. 1985), Patty MacLeod (m. 1974–1982), Joan Devore (m. 1955–1972)
Children:Keith MacLeod, Meghan MacLeod, Julie MacLeod, David MacLeod
Parents:George See, Margaret See

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Gavin MacLeod was born Allan George See on the 28 of February 1931, and is an American actor, author, and Christian activist, who became famous for his shows “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Love Boat”.

So how much is MacLeod’s net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources his net worth is reported to be $10 million, acquired from his years as an actor both in movies and television, and also the sales of his books and other appearances. He debuted in the entertainment industry in 1955.

Gavin MacLeod Net Worth $10 million

Born in Mount Kisco, New York State, MacLeod is the son of George See, a gas station owner and part Chipewa Indian, and Margaret Shea See, who worked for Reader’s Digest. He attended Ithaca College and graduated with a degree in acting, and later on served at the Unites States Air Force.

After his time of service for the country, MacLeod moved to New York to pursue his acting career. Although he didn’t immediately land his dream job, he first worked at Radio City Music Hall and changed his name to ‘a stronger one’ while building a career.

In 1957, MacLeod finally got his first chance on television when he became part of the show “The Walter Wichell File”, which then led to more opportunities for him during the ‘50s in both movies and television. Some of the projects that he made during this time include “I Want to Live!”, “Peter Gunn”, “Mr. Lucky”, “High Time”, “The Party” and more. This early break into television considerably helped his career and also his net worth.

During the ‘60s, MacLeod’s career was going steadily, but most of his projects only consisted of guest appearances, in such shows as “Dr. Kildare”, “U.S.M.C.”, “The Untouchables”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, “The Big Valley” and “The Andy Griffith Show”. Finally in 1970, his big break in Hollywood came when he became part of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”; he played the role of the TV news writer Murray Slaughter for seven seasons, and won the hearts of many Americans. Aside from the fame, he also garnered two Golden Globe nominations for his performance in the show; it ended in 1977, but it definitely helped his career and tremendously increased his wealth.

Not too long afterwards, MacLeod landed another television role that made him a household name, and that was in “The Love Boat”, playing the role of Captain Merrill Stubing, and his performance also earned him a couple of Golden Globe nominations. He appeared in the show for a total of nine seasons, which also helped grow his net worth.

After that success, MacLeod experienced a down turn in his personal life. The excessive stress that the show brought led him to him becoming an alcoholic, which effected his life and family. Fortunately, he became a born-again Christian and credits his faith for the change that he had experienced. His change of faith led to a show called “Back on Course”, which focused on issues faced by married couples.

The show also led him to writing a book entitled “Back on Course: The Remarkable Story of a Divorce that Ended in Remarriage”, in which he shared his reconnection with his wife after divorcing.

Today, MacLeod still occasionally appears on television, and recently wrote a book entitled “This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life”.

In terms of his personal life, MacLeod is married to his Patty, essentially since 1972, and together they have four children. He was previously married to Joan Rootvik from 1954-72.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Groundbreaking ShowTV Land AwardsMary Tyler Moore (1970)· Mary Tyler Moore
· John Amos
· Edward Asner
· Valerie Harper
· Cloris Leachman
· Betty White

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Love Boat (1977)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Love Boat (1977)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Love Boat (1977)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - TelevisionMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - TelevisionMary Tyler Moore (1970)


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#Fact
1He is most widely known to be a social butterfly.
2Created a wonderful relationship with Ted Lange on The Love Boat (1977).
3Long lives run in his family.
4Began working at age 13.
5Began his show The Love Boat (1977) at age 46.
6He has played the same character (Captain Merrill Stubing) in three different series: The Love Boat (1977), Charlie's Angels (1976) and Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998).
7Was initially slated to audition for the role of Lou Grant on Mary Tyler Moore (1970) but decided to read for the part of Murray instead.
8Met Joyce Bulifant on the set of McHale's Navy (1962). They would later play husband and wife on the 1970s sitcom Mary Tyler Moore (1970).
9Was honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the Gift of Life Foundation in 1992.
10Since the late 1970s, he resides in Rancho Mirage, California.
11Used to live in Desi Arnaz's house.
12Neighbor of Nancy Sinatra.
13Appeared on the front cover of TV Guide 4 times.
14Was nominated in 1980 as one of the '10 Most Watchable Men in the World.'.
15His idols when he was very young were Lana Turner and Ginger Rogers.
16Is a fan of both shows: Blue Bloods (2010) and The Good Wife (2009).
17On The Love Boat (1977), he played the Captain of a cruise ship, in real-life, he is the Ambassador of Pacific Princess Cruises.
18Attended the 90th birthday party of longtime friend Carol Channing, on 21 February 2011.
19His mother, Margaret See, underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor in 1985.
20Began working since he was age 13.
21Though he was born in Mt. Kisco, New York, he and his family were raised in Pleasantille, just 35 mi. north of New York City.
22Acting mentor and friend of Ted Lange.
23He and Bernie Kopell were both invited by ex-The Love Boat (1977) co-star, Ted Lange, to see Lange's 20th directorial play, 'George Washington's Boy.'.
24Even after he quit his role on McHale's Navy (1962), MacLeod remained close friends with Ernest Borgnine for over 45 years, until Borgnine's death in 2012.
25After his birth, his mother no longer worked for Reader's Digest.
26Had lost his father to cancer when he was age 14.
27Had celebrated his 80th Birthday, aboard The Golden Princess on Princess Cruises in Los Angeles, California on 28 February 2011. The entire The Love Boat (1977) cast, along with his friends and family, wished him a Happy Birthday, and presented him with a 5 ft. long, 3D replica in cake of the original "Love Boat," representing The Pacific Princess.
28Attended Betty White's 90th Birthday Party in 2012.
29Has a younger brother.
30His father encouraged him to be an accountant.
31Had purchased his first house, right at the same time Ted Knight purchased his, in the same area.
32Met Marion Ross on the stage play of 'Operation Petticoat,' years later, she would work with him on The Love Boat (1977), in the recurring role of MacLeod's wife.
33Had attended the funeral of Robert Urich in 2002. MacLeod reprised his role alongside Urich on Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998).
34His favorite The Love Boat (1977) episodes are: The Love Boat Follies, with Van Johnson, Carol Channing and Cab Calloway, the one where Jill Whelan's character came aboard and the ones where he was working with Marion Ross.
35Is the only The Love Boat (1977) actor not to have guest-starred on Fantasy Island (1977).
36Used to be the spokesperson of ELKS - National Foundation Drug Awareness Council in 1984.
37Had met Mary Tyler Moore on an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), years before he worked with her on Mary Tyler Moore (1970), as her newswriter.
38Used to be a spokesperson for Princess Cruises in the 1980s.
39Got the lead role on The Love Boat (1977) with the encouragement of Aaron Spelling.
40Starred in the pilot of 3 shows that didn't sell.
41Enjoys public speaking, traveling, playing tennis, watching movies, golfing, sailing, reading the Bible, praying, cruising, reading and dancing.
42Is a lacto-vegetarian.
43Father of Keith, Julie, David and Meghan.
44Has made $20,000-plus for each The Love Boat (1977) episode.
45His The Love Boat (1977) co-star, Jill Whelan, invited him and Bernie Kopell, to her wedding in 2004.
46Met Bernie Kopell on the set of Mary Tyler Moore (1970), before he co-starred with MacLeod on The Love Boat (1977).
47MacLeod was said to be an idol of future actor Ted Lange, who would watch every episode of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) before he co-starred with him on The Love Boat (1977).
48Had quit his role on McHale's Navy (1962), due to his battle with alcoholism in 1964. It was suggested by his family and best friend Robert Blake that he to go to an alcohol clinic, where he was getting help. Right around the same time, he also left to do The Sand Pebbles (1966).
49Had a back operation in 2010.
50Before he was cast opposite Jack Lord in Hawaii Five-O (1968), he worked with Lord opposite Betsy Palmer in The True Story of Lynn Stuart (1958).
51Is one of the three actors to have appeared in every episode of The Love Boat (1977).
52Friends with: Shirley Jones, Florence Henderson, Charlotte Rae, Marla Gibbs, Gordon Jump, Bernie Kopell, Dick Van Patten, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, John Forsythe, Jane Wyman, Esther Williams, Bill Bixby, Andy Griffith, Michele Lee, Arlene Dahl, Rhonda Fleming, Betsy Palmer, Marion Ross, Robert Reed, Robert Urich, Carol Channing, Robert Guillaume, Harry Morgan, Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Audra Lindley, Ted Knight, Don Adams, Aaron Spelling, Raymond Burr, Robert Stack, Pat Robertson, Connie Stevens, Beverly Garland and Richard Dawson.
53His mother, Margaret See, died on January 4, 2004, she lived to be 97.
54Alcohol ran in his family, stretching to his elder ancestors, before himself.
55When he was just a little boy, he used to go to the movie theaters, where he paid 7 cents, being fascinated by character actors, which led to MacLeod playing character parts in various shows.
56Before he was an actor, he served in the Air Force, where he wrote, produced and directed the plays.
57Former child actor Robert Blake once said MacLeod was his favorite actor to date.
58Was Aaron Spelling's first choice to audition for the lead role as Capt. Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat (1977), who accepted the role after the cancellation of Mary Tyler Moore (1970).
59His father, George See, dropped out of grade school in the fifth grade, looking for work as a gas station attendant. His mother Margaret See, also dropped out of middle school in the seventh grade. She went on to work for Reader's Digest.
60His ancestry includes Irish, part Chippewa-Indian, Swedish and English.
61Has been going bald since he was 18, at that time, he wore toupees.
62Started acting when he was in Kindergarten.
63While he was playing football at Pleasantville High School, he received word from his family, about his father, who had died in 1945, from cancer. After his father's death, his quit the football team, and went back to acting.
64Before he was a successful actor, he did everything from janitor to lawn mowing.
65Graduated from Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville, New York, in 1947, and received a scholarship to Ithaca College.
66The oldest of two children.
67Honorary Mayor of Pacific Palisades, California.
68Remained good friends with Ted Lange during and after The Love Boat (1977).
69Best known by the public for his starring roles as Murray Slaughter on Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and as Capt. Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat (1977).
70Holds an Honorary Doctorate from his Alma Mater Ithaca College.
71Graduate of Ithaca College in upstate New York.
72January 19, 2004: featured on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) in their segment "Is It Potatoes or Gavin MacLeod?". It was, in fact, Gavin MacLeod.
73Stepfather of Stephanie Steele. He also has two other stepchildren, Andrew and Tommy, with his wife Patti.
74Took his stage name from his college drama coach Beatrice Macleod, and from an affecting TV drama in which a cerebral palsy victim was named "Gavin".
75Met first wife Joan at Radio City Music Hall when he was an usher and she was a Rockette. They had four children before they divorced after 18 years of marriage.
76Was a close friend (30 years) of actor Ted Knight long before they appeared together on Mary Tyler Moore (1970).
77His autobiography "Back on Course, the Remarkable Story of a Divorce That Ended in Remarriage" details his problems with alcohol and subsequent recovery and remarriage to second wife Patti MacLeod.
78His The Love Boat (1977) captain exposure led to a long-running gig promoting the Princess Cruises.

#Quote
1[on Blake Edwards] Blake Edwards was instrumental in getting my career cooking. From the first Ivy League heavy in the Peter Gunn (1958) pilot, Peter Gunn: The Kill (1958), to the naive Yeomen in Operation Petticoat (1959), and then on the films High Time (1960), The Party (1968) and TV's Mr. Lucky (1959). A fun and brilliant director to work with!
2[on his early career in acting] I played "heavy" because I was a young man with a bald head, so what else could casting agents do with someone like that? I finally played leading men when I bought my first hairpiece. Eventually, with age, I grew into my look without hair. Some of the 'heavies' I played like the ones on The Untouchables (1959), "Big Chicken" on Hawaii Five-O (1968) were delicious roles. They were great fun and I enjoyed every minute of those roles.
3[on his popularity while playing the forty-five/fifty-something "Merrill Stubing" on The Love Boat (1977)]: It's made me a commodity. Now, people will pay to see me in the theater.
4[As to how he was discussing about The Love Boat (1977), which was one of the long-running prime-time TV series of all time]: This has been a nice run. I'm grateful to the show. Nine years of steady work, seeing the world. It's awesome when you see the unemployment among actors.
5[Who was very excited about the The Love Boat (1977)'s fifth season]: The original concept of the show was that we would utilize the talents of older stars. I don't refer to them as former stars, as far as the acting profession is concerned.
6[In 1981]: I called Ted a delightful Polish ham. Look at him when he gets into his car to leave the studio. There's Teddy combing his hair in the mirror before he starts the motor. Who knows how many fans will spot him and wave on the freeway?
7[In 1979]: You get rid of one set of passengers and three hours later, you've got a new set. You've got to greet so many people and attend so many parties and dinners and cater to so many wealthy people. I'm sure some of the passengers can be very annoying.
8[on the death of his best friend Ted Knight in 1986]: We were planning to do a play together. He had been told that he was very sick, but that other people had recover and he planned on doing just that.
9[Of his best friend Betty White, who celebrated her 60-year career in 2008]: There's something about Betty White, no matter what role she plays, you're intrigued.
10Hair fascinates me because I don't have it.
11I think when life gets heavy, people look for an escape. We're an escape. We have happy endings. You don't see many of those around. I think it gives people a vicarious adventure. We're also very much like a travelogue.
12[In 1985]: It's great. I tried to do a soft shoe with Ginger Rogers. How many people get to do that? That's right in my book of memories. I've played with some of the great old stars, I've have romances. If I had one wish, it's that this could happen to every actor.
13[In 2010]: There's always one guy there who says, 'Hey, Big Chicken, how's things?'
14[on getting used to another TV series other than Mary Tyler Moore (1970)]: Oh boy, here goes another beauty.
15[In 1977]: I've always wanted to sing 'I Got Love,' to Miss Piggy.
16[In 1978]: I was a happy, carefree guy before I began playing Murray. I never worried about anything. But after a couple of years on Mary's show, I was really a different personality.
17I never looked for my own show. I just wanted to work as an actor. Some of the things I was offered I would carry as the star. But the premises were so negative. One reason I love The Love Boat (1977) is because of the happy endings. I don't care if it reflects life or not, I love happy endings. Life's so heavy these days that people want to escape.
18[on his remarriage to Patti MacLeod in 1985]: This is so meaningful to me that I really wanted it to be small. But when we decided, or God decided, a week ago Friday to do this ... we just said 'OK' to the idea of sharing the wedding with convention-goers.
19[on being typecasted as Murray Slaughter]: It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work. Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!
20[In 2009]: I thought about Patti and wanted to know how she was doing.
21[In 2008]: It was bringing a lot of joy to people. Letting them know they had choices so they could have happy endings. We travelled all over the world first class and we had great wonderful fun scripts to work with. It was really a great gig.
22[When he was coping with his then, 78-year-old mother, who was on the verge of having risky surgery for her brain tumor]: I woke up in my bed in Beverly Hills - at that time, I thought a big house would make me happy - and I just prayed to Jesus that if he gave my mom more time, I would turn my life over to him.
23[on his happy life]: My life is full. I still represent The Love Boat, cruising and, I think, happy endings. Cruising is a part of our society now. It's a part of life, and I think it's because of our show.
24[on his bestest and dearest friend, the late Ted Knight]: He and his wife were both dear friends and I talked to him about the Lord a lot.
25[The popularity of The Love Boat (1977) television show turned the Pacific Princess, the show's cast and cruising into household names overnight]: What I enjoyed most about 'The Love Boat' was interacting with the variety of guest stars we had on the show each week. The producers did a fantastic job of appealing to a wide audience range by combining legendary stars like Lana Turner, Cesar Romero and Ethel Merman, with current celebrities of the day like Andy Warhol, Melissa Gilbert and Michael J. Fox, as well as future stars Vanessa Williams and Kirstie Alley in each episode.
26[on starring in a Christian movie]: The film is about forgiveness. Forgiveness is one of the greatest tools God has given us.
27[on working with Dylan Sprouse and his twin brother, Cole Sprouse, while teasing both of them on a cruise]: The 16-year-old Dylan and his twin, Cole, are really wonderful young actors. Some people have it instinctively, and some have to go to school. You can't just put anyone in front of a camera and say, 'Go!' but these two, well, there's a reason for the success of that program. I felt more love on their soundstage than I have anywhere since The Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show.
28[on the death of John Ritter in 2003]: No, are you kidding? You can see what he's done --- he's commits to whatever he's doing; and that's the kind of a guy he was, and that's the kind of an actor he was, kind of a father and a man he was. It's such a sad, sad, sad thing. He was so inventive and so full of life. Made me struck down like that. You can imagine what he would have continued to do if he'd not died. So, his kids will do it.
29I've worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Gregory Peck, Mary Tyler Moore. But the biggest honor I have ever had was to play the role of Jonathan Sperry in this simple but special film.
30No matter where I go, I'm Murray to some people and captain to other people. Mostly the captain.

#Trademark
1His mellifluous, commanding voice.
2His encouraging salute.
3His bald pate

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