George Segal, Jr. was born on 13 February 1934, in Great Neck, New York State USA, of part Russian-Jewish descent. George is a musician and actor, best known for his popularity during the 1960s and 1970s when he appeared in numerous films, including “King Rat”, “A Touch of Class” and “For the Boys”, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is George Segal? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, and two Golden Globes. All of these achievements have helped ensure the position of his wealth.
George Segal Net Worth $10 million
At the age of nine, George started getting interested in acting after seeing the film “This Gun for Hire”. He also started learning the ukulele, but later transitioned to the banjo after he learned that he couldn’t play the ukulele with a band. After his father died in 1947, the family moved to New York City, where he attended George School and matriculated in 1951. Afterwards, he went to Haverford College before moving to Columbia College, graduating in 1955 with a degree in performing arts and drama. The following year, he worked as an understudy for the production of “The Iceman Cometh”, before he was drafted into the US Army.
When he returned, he would study at the Actors Studio, before appearing in “Antony and Cleopatra”, and then moving on to several Broadway plays. He also became a well-known banjo player for his band Bruno Lynch and his Imperial Jazz Band, later changing their name to Red Onion Jazz Band. He released his first LP entitled “The Yama Yama Man” in 1967, and much later “A Touch of Ragtime” in 1974. He also performed with his band in various television shows. His net worth was rising steadily.
For his film career, one of his first opportunities was 1962’s “The Longest Day”. He subsequently signed a contract with Columbia Pictures, which later led to “The Young Doctors” and the series “Naked City”. He received a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year thanks to his work in “The New Interns”, and continued getting more work so that his net worth was also increasing quickly.
Other projects he had included “Ship of Fools”, “King Rat”, and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, based on the Edward Albee play of the same name. He continued getting notable film roles such as in “The Hot Rock”, “Where’s Poppa?” and “Bye Bye Braverman”. He appeared the 1973 film “A Touch of Class” which would earn him a Golden Globe Award for best Actor – Motion picture Musical or Comedy, which opened up more leading role opportunities for him, such as in “The Terminal Man”, “The Quiller Memorandum”, and “The Bridge at Remagen”. His popularity waned during the 1980s but he returned to the big screen in the 1990s and has since appeared in major films such as “Love and Other Drugs” which was released in 2010.
For television, he was well known for appearing in the 1966 adaptation of “Death of a Salesman”. Other roles played included in “Of Mice and Men” and “Just Shoot Me!”, which would become one of his most prominent roles; he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance, and would become part of the entire seven season run. In 2009, he became part of “Entourage”, and would then star in “Retired at 35”. One of his latest projects is the sitcom “The Goldbergs”, in which he plays the eccentric grandfather. In 2017, George received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.
For his personal life, it is known that George has been married three times, firstly to film editor Marion Segal Freed in 1956 and they stayed together for 26 years, having two daughters. Afterwards, he married Linda Rogoff the same year, and their marriage lasted until her death in 1996. In the same year, he married Sonia Schultz Greenbaum.
Best known by the public for his starring role as Jack Gallo on Just Shoot Me! (1997).
Appeared as a delinquent cadet thrown out of West Point in the 1964 "Big Picture" Army film, "Thayer of West Point".
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Before making it big as an actor, he earned money playing banjo in a seven-man Dixieland band, the Red Onion Jazz Band. When it was Segal who had gotten the gig for the group, its name was Bruno Lynch and His Imperial Band -- Segal being Lynch.
Graduate of George School 1951, a boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Married to his high school sweetheart.
Ivy League graduate; Class of 1955, Columbia College, Columbia University (New York, New York).