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Jamie Farr Biography, Wiki 2017

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.



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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Adventures of Old Man2016Short completed
Angels on Tap2016post-productionAlexander
Bella and the Bulldogs2016TV SeriesErnie
This World2013Artie
The Rooneys2010TV Short
A Grandpa for Christmas2007TV MovieAdam Johnson
The War at Home2007TV SeriesAlbert
A Month of Sundays2001Par Sundquist
Mad About You1999TV SeriesDry Cleaner
Diagnosis Murder1998TV SeriesDoug Hanson
Hey Arnold!1997TV SeriesMr. Wacko
Port Charles1997TV SeriesErnie (1999)
You Snooze You Lose1995Dr. Hanley
Women of the House1995TV SeriesJamie Farr
Fearless Tiger1991VideoSam Camille
Curse II: The Bite1989Harry Morton
Speed Zone1989The Sheik
Out of This World1988TV SeriesArtie
Scrooged1988Jacob Marley
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesTheo Wexler
Run Till You Fall1988TV MovieMichael Reuben
Happy Hour1986Crummy Fred
Combat High1986TV MovieCol. Frierick
After MASH1983-1985TV SeriesMaxwell Klinger
For Love or Money1984TV MovieLarry Melody
Cannonball Run II1984The Sheik
The Love Boat1978-1983TV SeriesInspector Akmed Sadu of Interpol / Art Fuller / Seymour
M*A*S*H1972-1983TV SeriesCpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
Return of the Rebels1981TV MovieMickey Fine
The Cannonball Run1981Sheik
The Gong Show Movie1980Jamie Farr
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieStudsky
Supertrain1979TV SeriesWade Peters
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill1979TV MovieSnuffy McCann
Barnaby Jones1974-1975TV SeriesMarty Paris / Man at Scrap Yard
Lucas Tanner1975TV SeriesPolice Officer
Amy Prentiss1975TV SeriesSchwartz
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1975TV SeriesJack Burton
Toma1974TV Series
Inch High, Private Eye1973TV Series
Arnold1973Dybbi
The Blue Knight1973TV MovieYasser Hafiz
The All-American Boy1973Vendor (uncredited)
Heavy Traffic1973
Emergency!1972-1973TV SeriesAlan Austen
The Streets of San Francisco1973TV SeriesErnie Walker
Class of '551972TV Movie
The New Scooby-Doo Movies1972TV Series 1973-1974
Love, American Style1972TV SeriesOfficer McGillis (segment "Love and Lover's Lane")
The Chicago Teddy Bears1971TV SeriesDuke / Lefty
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970Multiple Characters (English version, voice, uncredited)
Room 2221970TV Series
Family Affair1969TV SeriesHippie
The Flying Nun1968-1969TV SeriesPoliceman / Manuel
Gomer Pyle: USMC1965-1968TV SeriesEffects Man / Sergeant
Get Smart1968TV SeriesMusician
With Six You Get Eggroll1968Jo Jo
Garrison's Gorillas1967-1968TV SeriesTony Marcello / Pablo
Hondo1967TV SeriesSmithers / John-Chee
Who's Minding the Mint?1967Mario
Death Valley Days1967TV SeriesDick Gird
Out of Sight1966
F Troop1966TV SeriesStandup Bull / Geronimo's Friend
My Favorite Martian1965-1966TV SeriesFred / Benny
The Andy Griffith Show1966TV SeriesGrecos
Laredo1966TV SeriesThe 1st Indian
I Dream of Jeannie1966TV SeriesAchmed
The Lucy Show1966TV SeriesVince
Ride Beyond Vengeance1966Pete the Blacksmith
Burke's Law1965TV SeriesZava / Lineman / Clinic Informant
Ben Casey1965TV SeriesBloom
The Loved One1965Waiter at English Club (uncredited)
The Donna Reed Show1965TV SeriesWaiter
Broadside1965TV SeriesThe Yeoman
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965Thaddaeus
My Three Sons1964TV SeriesItchy
Hazel1962-1964TV SeriesAntonio / Counterman
The Danny Kaye Show1963TV SeriesHans / Court Reporter
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesJoey
Ensign O'Toole1962TV SeriesPenski
The Third Man1962TV SeriesTojurmain
The Dick Van Dyke Show1961TV SeriesDelivery Boy
The Red Skelton Hour1956-1961TV SeriesSnorkel / Fraternity Brother With Big Nose / Brooks / ...
The Rebel1959-1961TV SeriesPooch / Theodore
Las Vegas Beat1961TV MovieGopher
No Time for Sergeants1958Lt. Gardelli - Co-Pilot (uncredited)
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1957TV SeriesPablo
Three Violent People1956Pedro Ortega (as Jameel Farah)
Diane1956Count Rilolfi's Mute Squire (uncredited)
Kismet1955Orange Merchant (uncredited)
Blackboard Jungle1955Santini (as Jameel Farah)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After MASH1983TV Series 1 episode
M*A*S*HTV Series 4 episodes, 1980 - 1981 performer - 29 episodes, 1974 - 1982

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Swiss Family Robinson1976TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan1972TV Series story - 8 episodes
Blue Light1966TV Series writer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After MASH1984TV Series 1 episode
M*A*S*H1983TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Got Him2014Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anything for Laughs1985TV MovieHimself
Trivia Trap1984TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #91984TV Special documentaryHimself - Ringmaster
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHimself
Star Search1984TV SeriesHimself - Introducer
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969-1984TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Television Comedy Program
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater1984TV MovieHimself
Breakaway1983-1984TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #81983TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Program
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Genii Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The Regis Philbin Show1982TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Program
The Fall Guy1981TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #61981TV SpecialHimself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series
Making 'M*A*S*H'1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Battle of the Network Stars IX1980TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team Captain
The Hollywood Squares1977-1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary1980TV SpecialHimself
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Favourite TV Comedy Award
Circus of the Stars #41979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #31979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedian / ...
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team Captain
Dinah!1975-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The $1.98 Beauty Show1978TV SeriesHimself / judge
To Say the Least1977TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars III1977TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
The Cross-Wits1977TV SeriesHimself
The All-Star Gong Show Special1977TV MovieHimself - Panelist
The Carol Burnett Show1977TV SeriesHimself
The Gong Show1976TV SeriesHimself / panelist
Rhyme and Reason1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Joys1976TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651976TV SeriesHimself
The Magnificent Marble Machine1975TV SeriesHimself
Showoffs1975TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1975TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Danny Kaye Show1963TV SeriesHimself
The Johnny Carson Show1956TV SeriesHimself - Pianist
Bowery Rhapsody: The Rise and Redemption of Hollywood's Original 'Brat Pack'2017Documentary post-productionHimself
A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans2015DocumentaryHimself
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton2014VideoHimself / Snorkel
Never the Same: The Prisoner-of-War Experience2013DocumentaryLt. Schat (voice)
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Glee Club
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
The Real M*A*S*H2010TV MovieHimself
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2009TV SeriesHimself
Family Guy2007TV SeriesHimself
9am with David & Kim2006TV SeriesHimself
Mornings with Kerri-Anne2006TV SeriesHimself
Sunrise2006TV SeriesHimself
Where Are They Now2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Pyramid2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2001-2003TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
That '70s Show2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself / Corporal Klinger
M*A*S*H: TV Tales2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Just Shoot Me!2000TV SeriesHimself
Men Behaving Badly1996TV SeriesHimself
MADtv1995TV SeriesHimself
Reading Rainbow1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1995TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Corporal Klinger
The $10,000 Pyramid1986-1991TV SeriesHimself
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show1991TV MovieHimself
Relatively Speaking1989TV SeriesHimself
Super Password1984-1988TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Blackout1988TV SeriesHimself
Wordplay1987TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Celebrity Double Talk1986TV SeriesHimself
The Wildest West Show of the Stars1986TV MovieHimself
A Masterpiece of Murder1986TV MovieHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
Body Language1984-1985TV SeriesHimself
All Star Blitz1985TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself - The Love Boat
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHimself
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002Himself (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981TV SeriesHimself from NBC Special BOB HOPE'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 10 April 1985. At 1547 N. Vine Street.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale New Star of the Year


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#Fact
1Acting mentor of Danny Thomas and Harry Morgan.
2With the encouragement of Danny Thomas, he chose to become an actor.
3Danny Thomas was said to be his mentor, and had a lot in common with his family.
4Since the early 1990s, he has battled severe rheumatoid arthritis in his hands.
5Was in attendance at the "Miracle on Ice" game between the USA vs USSR at the Olympics in Lake Placid NY. He said that there was a ticket available but he ended up on the Russian side surrounded by Soviet dignitaries.
6Mentioned by 'Weird Al' Yankovic in the lyrics of the track, "Everything You Know is Wrong", on his "Bad Hair Day" album.
7Best remembered by the public for his role as "Corporal (later Sergeant) Max Klinger" on the television series M*A*S*H (1972).
8In the later years of M*A*S*H (1972), especially after he took on the role of company clerk when "Radar" (Gary Burghoff) left, he stopped his recurring gag of wearing women's clothes because he didn't want his children being teased about it growing up.
9Endorsed the Mars candy bar in the early 80s.
10Is on the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Professional Advisory Board. [2005]
11His M*A*S*H (1972) character was originally only supposed to be on one episode, but he proved so popular that he returned as a day player, and Farr was finally given a contract in year 3.
12Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 154. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
13Farr thought at first the women's wardrobe in his dressing room meant he'd be sharing the room with a woman, but was surprised to learn otherwise. Not wanting to play a cross-dresser in the typical girlish way, he suggested to the producers that his character be manly, but crazy, thinking his clothes and other quirks were normal. The unusual spin worked.
14Grandfather of Dorian.
15Father of son, Jonas Farr, and daughter, Yvonne Farr.
16Served a two-year stretch in the U. S. Army in Japan during the Korean War
17Worked as a delivery person for a lithograph company, a post office clerk, an Army-surplus store clerk, an airline reservations clerk, and an employee at a chinchilla ranch
18Attended the Pasadena Playhouse
19He graduated from Woodward High School with honors and was named most outstanding student. In addition to writing and acting in two variety shows, Jamie was a member of the Drama Society, class president for three years, feature editor of the school newspaper, president of the radio class, manager of the football and basketball teams and a member of the varsity tennis team.
20He has an older sister, Yvonne.
21Only son of Samuel, a Lebanese meat cutter and grocer, and Jamelia Farah, a seamstress
22Has an LPGA tournament named in his honor, the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (formerly the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic)
23Was one of two cast members of the original M*A*S*H (1972) television cast to have actually served in the armed forces in Korea; Farr's tour of duty came in the years after the war. Alan Alda served a six month tour as a gunnery officer in Korea. In addition, the dog tags Farr wore on the M*A*S*H (1972) set were actually his issued set from his time in the Army.

#Quote
1[Of Harry Morgan]: Harry was the father figure, he passed away. We've all been through the internet, exchanging our thought about our friend. So meaningful he was to us, as individuals to the show, to the cast. We had so many great stories about him. He was a father figure for us.
2[on the death of his professional on- and off-screen chemistry with Harry Morgan, who played Col. Sherman Potter]: Harry was very special to all of us cast members. Not only was he a wonderful performer that made such a difference ... he was a dear friend to every cast member. He was absolutely a pixie, a gremlin as mischievous as all get out. You couldn't be around Harry for very long without wanting to embrace him and I think our Lord will feel the same way.
3[on life after M*A*S*H (1972)] It's a difficult thing to overcome, but I've been quite fortunate. I haven't been out of work, literally since "M*A*S*H" went out of production.
4[on doing theater] When you leave the theater, you didn't see Klinger, you saw George Burns or you saw Applegate.
5[on playing himself with Rodney Dangerfield in a special] I gave a line reading, and he turned to me and said, "No, you wouldn't say it that way".
6[on Loretta Swit] She was funny and beautiful. A body that just makes a man feel like a real man.
7[on what happened to all the dresses after the show ended] I took them home, okay? Is that what you wanted to hear? Actually, all those dresses were mine. I used my own dresses, bras, panties, hats and shoes.
8[asked if he enjoyed wearing womens clothes on M*A*S*H (1972)] I was doing that before the show. It was a delight.
9[on why he did Circus of the Stars (1977)] I looked good in the tights. Plus, I have a thing for a woman in clown makeup.
10The benefits from stardom as Klinger outweigh any setbacks. It's a double-edged sword. What makes you famous is what interferes with getting other roles. But there are things that never would have happened without M*A*S*H (1972). There certainly would be no Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic.

#Trademark
1Thick, nasally voice.
2His nose. (Frequently the subject of many jokes on M*A*S*H (1972). In one episode Klinger says his nose even has its own serial number).

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