George Maharis was born on 1 September 1928, in Queens, New York City, USA, of part-Greek descent. George is an actor, best known for being part of the television series “Route 66” as Buz Murdock. He has also recorded numerous pop songs during the course of his career and all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is George Maharis? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting; he was also part of the short-lived television series “The Most Deadly game”, and has had parts in numerous other television series and films. All of these have ensured the position of his wealth.
George Maharis Net Worth $2 million
Maharis attended Flushing High School, and after matriculating went to join the US Marine Corps for 18 months. After he returned, George studied at the Actors Studio and would then start his career by appearing in several off-Broadway productions, which included “Deathwatch” and “The Zoo Story”. Afterwards, he would make regular appearances on television in a variety of productions; some of his earlier projects included “Studio One”, “Naked City”, and “Exodus”. He was also a part of the soap opera “Search for Tomorrow”, in which he played Bud Gardner.
In 1960, he appeared in the television series “Route 66” as a co-star of Martin Milner, and after two years he would gain an Emmy Award nomination for his role of Buz Murdock. Before the third season could complete, he left the show due to health problems which included hepatitis; according to an interview, his health was failing due to long hours and bad conditions during shooting, however, producers stated that George left because he wanted to pursue movies. Whatever the case, “Route 66” was cancelled after a year, although his net worth was rising steadily.
After leaving “Route 66”, George went on to appear in a string of films during the 1960s including “Quick, Before it Melts”, “Sylvia”, and “The Happening”. He returned to television in 1970 to become part of “The Most Deadly Game” series as criminologist Jonathan Croft; the show would only last for 12 episodes, however, he would then become one of the first celebrities to model for Playgirl. He continued his career by appearing in numerous television shows, mainly as a guest. These included “Fantasy Island”, “Mission: Impossible”, “The Bionic Woman” and “Murder, She Wrote”. He would also be cast for various productions in films, including “The Sword and the Sorcerer”. Other projects he did were “I Ought to Be in Pictures” and “Barefoot in the Park”, all contributing to his net worth.
Aside from acting, Maharis has released singles and LPs through Epic Records. However, his only top 40 hit was his own version of the standard “Teach Me Tonight” which reached 25th spot. He also performed in various nightclubs, and additionally impressionist indulged in artistic work, which he continues today, splitting his time on various art projects.
For his personal life, there is no public record of any relationships, but rumours have persisted concerning his sexuality. George is at times mentioned in various pop culture references, including in “Arrested Development” as an alias to George Michael Bluth.
Only four years younger than Katy Jurado, who played his mother in A Covenant with Death.
George Maharis plead guilty for a Hollywood lewd conduct arrest on 15 December 1967 with a male. Maharis blamed this incident for damaging his career.
"George Maharis Arrested in Men's Room", Gay Scene, December 1974: "Famous Hollywood actor George Maharis was arrested November 21 and charged with committing a sex act with a hairdresser in the men's room of a gas station in Los Angeles... He was booked on a sex perversion charge along with Perfecto Telles, 33, the hairdresser, and released on $500 bail, according to police.".
Homes in New York City and Beverly Hills -- still painting 
His career was damaged a few years after he left "Route 66". A lover of his died and one of the tabloids published a sensational story about their gay union. George claimed that the casting offices stopped calling after that.
Bared all for a 1970s Playgirl centerfold spread.
He left the popular series Route 66 (1960) almost near the end of its third season in an uproar over some contract dispute and was later replaced by Glenn Corbett as Martin Milner's new sidekick. The series wasn't quite the same thereafter, and since Corbett didn't have the chemistry Maharis had with Milner, it lasted a little over a season.
Nelson Riddle was terrific, he really was. And I always loved that theme. It was based on, I think, somebody told me, an old Jimmy Dorsey thing which was called "Oodles of Noodles," but I'm not sure about that. I love that theme, you know. Ba-da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-daa. It's just a traveling song. -- GM, on the theme song from the series Route 66 (1960)
You learn to draw from your own life experiences and allow that to serve you as you play a character. It encourages you to be daring, fresh, not repetitive, and it draws you away from imitating. The end result is that your work is honest and believable because you're connected to what you're doing. -- GM, on the positive aspects of "Method" acting