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Jameel Joseph Farah was born on the 1st July 1934, in Toledo, Ohio USA, of American and Lebanese ancestry He is an actor, probably still best known for starring in the role of Maxwell Q. Klinger in the TV sitcom “M*A*S*H” (1972-1983), which was aired on the CBS channel. He also appeared in “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965), “The Cannonball Run” (1981), “Port Charles” (1997), etc. His career has been active since the 1950s.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Jamie Farr is? It has been estimated by sources that the total size of Jamie’s net worth is over $3 million as of mid-2016. He has been accumulating this amount of money through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional actor. Another source is coming from selling his autobiographical book entitled “Just Farr Fun”.
Jamie Farr Net Worth $3 Million
Jamie Farr was brought up with his older sister by his mother, Jamelia M. Farah, who was a dressmaker, and his father, Samuel N. Farah, who worked as a grocer. He started acting while he was in elementary school, and he was the winner of a local talent contest. Later, Jamie matriculated with honors from Woodward High School, after which he enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Jamie’s acting career began in the 1950s, when a talent scout from MGM spotted him on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse, with a cameo role in the iconic film “Blackboard Jungle” (1955), which was followed by appearances in such productions as “The Red Skelton Hour” (1956-1961), “Three Violent People” (1956), and “The 20th Century-Fox Hour” (1957) among others. He then went into the army, but upon return he focused on acting again. In 1961 he starred in the film “Las Vegas Beat”, alongside Peter Graves and Diana Millay, and he also appeared in the TV series “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, as a delivery boy.
Throughout the 1960s, Jamie built his career by appearing in numerous TV series and films, including “The Andy Griffith Show” (1966), “I Dream Of Jeannie” (1966), “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965), “Who’s Minding The Mint?” (1967), and many others, all of which contributed to his income during the 1960s.
In the 1970s, his career took a positive turn, when he was selected for the role of Maxwell Klinger in the highly praised TV series “M*A*S*H” (1972-1983), which not only boosted his popularity, but also increased his net worth by a large margin. After the show ended, his character was again featured in the TV series “After Mash”, which aired from 1983 until 1985, which also contributed to his net worth.
During the 1970s, Jamie also starred in such productions as “Inch High, Private Eye” (1973), “Barnaby Jones” (1974-1975), “Amateur Night At The Dixie Bar And Grill” (1979), among others, all of which added to the overall size of his net worth.
He continued successfully through the 1980s, appearing in such films and TV series as “The Cannonball Run” (1981), with Burt Reynolds and Roger Moore in lead roles, and he repeated his role in the sequels “Cannonball Run II” in 1984, and “Cannonball Fever” (1988). He also appeared in “For Love or Money” (1984), “Scrooged” (1988), and “Run Till You Fall” (1988), among others, all of which added a lot to his net worth.
In the 1990s and 2000s, he made only a few notable appearances, but it also benefited his net worth. Subsequently, in 1995 he appeared as Dr. Hanley in the film “You Snooze, You Lose”, and had several cameo roles, in TV series “Port Charles” (1997) and “Mad About You” (1999) among others. In 2001 he appeared in the film “A Month of Sundays”, and then he featured in the film “A Grandpa For Christmas” in 2007. Most recently he was cast in the film “This World” (2013), and he will appear in film “Angels On Top”, which is scheduled for release in late 2016.
Jamie has also served as the panelist in several game quizzes including “Supper Password”, “The $25,000 Pyramid”, “The Gong Show”, “Body Language, and “Wordplay”, among others. Thanks to his skills, Jamie received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985, for his achievements to the film industry. Regarding his personal life, Jamie Farr married Joy Ann Richards in 1963; the couple has two children, and they are also grandparents. Jamie is also known for being on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Professional Advisory Board.