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John Hamilton Davidson, Sr. was born on the 13th December 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, and is an actor and television personality, perhaps still best known to the world for hosting such shows as “The Hollywood Squares” (1970-1979), “Incredible Sunday” (1988), and “the $25,000 Pyramid” (1991), among many shows.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Davidson is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Davidson’s net worth is as high as $2 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Also he has made several notable appearances as an actor, including in “The Girl with Something Extra” (1973-1974), among other differing roles.

John Davidson Net Worth $2 Million

John is the son of two Baptist ministers; he attended high school in White Plains, New York, and after matriculation enrolled at Denison University.

He made his first appearance on screen in 1964, in the show “The Entertainers” with Carol Burnett and Caterine Valente. After that he got the chance to host the show “the Kraft Summer Music Hall” in 1966, and three years later started hosting his own show “The John Davidson Show” (1969-1970). Also, back in 1968, he first appeared in“The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, and through 1987 appeared in 60 episodes as guest host. From 1970 to 1972 he appeared frequently in “The David Frost Show”, but then was appointed as a panelist for the show “The Hollywood Squares”, serving in that position until 1979, which only increased his net worth and his popularity as well. Also, from 1971 until 1979 he would appear in “The Mike Douglas Show”, as co-host and actor, which also improved his wealth.

Fom 1980 until 1982 John again hosted his own show, and in 1986 returned to the Hollywood Squares, as a host for the new show “The New Hollywood Squares” (1986-1989).

Thanks to his many talents, John also launched an acting career, and in 1964 made his debut in the television film “The Fantasticks”, with Ricardo Montalban and Stanley Holloway. Three years later he featured in the Oscar Award-nominated comedy “The Happiest Millionaire”, and then appeared next to Bob Hope and Irene Hervey in the comedy “Roberta” (1969). He started the ‘70s with a lead role in the George Schaefer’s Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “U.S.A.” (1971), in 1973 in the role of John Burton in the TV series “The Girl with Something Extra” (1973-1974), and then until the end of the ‘70s appeared in films “Shell Game” (1975), with Tommy Atkins and Robert Sampson, “Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target” (1977), increasing further his net worth.

During the ‘80s he made several guest appearances in TV series such as “Fantasy Island” (1984), “The Love Boat” (1985), “Scene of the Crime” (1985), and in the film “The Squeeze” (1987). He had his last role in the Tim Burton’s Oscar Award-nominated fantasy “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, as TV-host.

Regarding his personal life, John has been married to Rhonda Rivera since 1983; the couple has one child together. Previously, he was married to Jackie Miller from 1968 until 1983; they had two children together.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 13, 1941
Birth place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height:1.82 m
Profession:Actors
Education:Denison University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Rhonda Rivera (m. 1983), Jackie Miller (m. 1968–1983)
Children:Ashleigh Davidson, Jennifer Davidson, John Davidson Jr.
Albums:My Christmas Favorites, A Kind Of A Hush, The Young Warm Sound Of John Davidson, Love Me Forever, More, Hey Good Lookin', In His Own Way - [The Dave Cash Collection], Once In A Lifetime, Every Time I Sing a Love Song, Collectibles
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Currently living in Atlantis, Florida [2015].
2Not to be confused with and is no blood relation to early 20th century Hollywood actor John Davidson ,who was born on December 25, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. Who also passed away on January 16, 1968.
3Frequently dines with Peter Marshall.
4Protege of former The Hollywood Squares (1965) predecessor - Peter Marshall.
5Boston, MA, USA: Touring with "Wicked" in the role of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. [August 2013]
6Lives in New Jersey and still performs across the country. [June 2000]
7Now living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with his wife, Rhonda Davidson. [December 2009]
8Generally considered to be among John Davidson's best acting performances was in an episode of The Streets of San Francisco: Mask of Death (1974), where he plays a female impersonator and entertainer. Surprisingly beautiful and convincing, Davidson performs a perfect spot-on imitation of Carol Channing. Unfortunately, his character is a schizophrenic, with dual personality disorder, who embodies both "him" and "her" simultaneously... one of them a cold-blooded murderer. One particularly chilling scene is where "she" threatens "him" during a spellbinding conversation in a mirror. The performance remains among the most unusual and remarkable of the series.
9He was nominated for a 1974 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in "Oklahoma!", at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
10Was model for RCA portable televisions.
11Attended White Plains High School, graduating in 1959. Voted Best Looking in high school yearbook.
12He was the headlining performer at the Beverly Hills Supper Club, in Southgate, Kentucky, on the night of May 28, 1977. At approximately 9 PM that night, a fire began to rage through the club, eventually resulting in the deaths of 165 people. It was the second worst club fire in American history. John, fortunately, was not harmed.
13He met his current wife, Rhonda Davidson (nee Rivera), while doing his daytime talk show, The John Davidson Show (1969). Rhonda was the lead member of his back-up singing trio of ladies, known as "Blush". Together, they have one daughter, Ashleigh Davidson.
14As of 2000, John's daughter, Jennifer Davidson (age 27), is a professional ice skater. His son, John Davidson Jr. (Age 30), is an entrepreneur.
15His father was the minister who married Dick Clark and his wife, Kari Clark.
16Member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.


Quotes

#Quote
1Trust me. (Frequently spoken to contestants on "The Hollywood Squares".)
2I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears, or inspiration. Otherwise, why do it? It's the communication. Singing well has always been important to me, but the most important factor is the connection to the audience.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale New Face6th place.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edward Scissorhands1990Host-TV
The Squeeze1987Honest Tom T. Murray
Spenser: For Hire1986TV SeriesRev. Bobby Freemont
Goodbye Charlie1985TV ShortGeorge Erskine
Scene of the Crime1985TV SeriesDean
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesGrant Cooper
Hotel1983-1984TV SeriesAshley Bennett / Michael Robson
Fantasy Island1984TV SeriesArthur Crane
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II1980TV MovieTerry Killian
The Concorde... Airport '791979Robert Palmer
Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target1977TV MovieRoger Quentin
Shell Game1975TV MovieMax Castle
The Streets of San Francisco1974TV SeriesKen Scott
The Girl with Something Extra1973-1974TV SeriesJohn Burton
Coffee, Tea or Me?1973TV MovieDennis Burnham
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesGuest Host
A Time for Love1973TV MovieLarry
Love, American Style1970-1973TV SeriesPaul (segment "Love and the Baby Derby") / (segment "Love and the Scroungers") / Buzz Wright (segment "Love and the Young Executive")
Here's Lucy1973TV SeriesProfessor John Kleindorf
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1972TV Series
The F.B.I.1972TV Series
U.S.A.1971TV MovieJ. Ward Morehouse
The Interns1971TV SeriesDavid Ryan
Daniel Boone1969-1970TV SeriesSam Weaver / Jimmy McGill
Roberta1969TV MovieJohn Kent
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band1968Joe Carder
The Happiest Millionaire1967Angie
The Fantasticks1964TV MovieMatt
The Milton Berle Show1958TV SeriesGuest

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story2009Documentary performer: "Detroit", "Are We Dancing"
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV Special performer: "All I Owe I-Oh-Way"
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Kraft Music Hall1968-1970TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Daniel Boone1969-1970TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Bob Hope Show1968TV Series performer - 1 episode
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band1968performer: "Dakota", "'Bout Time", "Oh, Benjamin Harrison"
The Happiest Millionaire1967performer: "Are We Dancing?", "Detroit", "Let's Have a Drink On It" - uncredited
John Davidson at Notre Dame1967TV Movie performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love"
The Fantasticks1964TV Movie performer: "Metaphor", "Soon It's Gonna Rain", "Happy Ending", "I Can See It", "They Were You" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Starting Over2005TV SeriesHimself
That's Incredible: The Reunion Part 22003TV MovieHimself - Host
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHimself
That's Incredible: The Reunion2002TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1992TV SpecialHimself - Roving Reporter
The $25,000 Pyramid1991TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHimself
Search for Haunted Hollywood1989TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Holiday Gourmet1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
Battle of the Network Stars XIX1988TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
Incredible Sunday1988TV SeriesHimself - Host
That's Incredible! Reunion1988TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest / Himself / ...
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHimself
The Great American Quiz Show1987TV SpecialHimself - Host
War of the Stars1987TV Series 1987
Hour Magazine1984-1986TV SeriesHimself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHimself
Time Machine1985TV SeriesHost
Star Search1984TV SeriesHimself - Introducer
Solid Gold1982TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The John Davidson Show1980-1982TV SeriesHimself - Host
Battle of the Network Stars XII1982TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
That's Incredible!1980-1981TV SeriesHimself - Host
The First 100 Years of Recorded Music1981TV SpecialHimself - Host
Battle of the Network Stars IX1980TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music1980TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1970-1979TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1979TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Vocalist / Actor / ...
Musical Comedy Tonight1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1976-1979TV SeriesHimself
The John Davidson Christmas Show1978TV SpecialHimself
The Carpenters... Space Encounters1978TV SpecialHimself
The John Davidson Christmas Special1977TV MovieHimself
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas1977TV SpecialHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The Captain and Tennille1976TV SeriesHimself
The Peter Marshall Variety Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651976TV SeriesHimself
The Rich Little Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1976TV SeriesHimself
The 1975 Fashion Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Host
Sandy Duncan Special1974TV Special
Donahue1974TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palladium1974TV MovieHimself - Host
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHimself - Host
Sandy in Disneyland1974TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Baffle1973TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1973TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The $10,000 Pyramid1973TV SeriesHost (1991-1992)
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
John Davidson with Love1972TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1972TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up and Cheer1971TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1971TV SeriesSemi-Regular
The Ice Palace1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host
The John Davidson Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host
Della1970TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jonathan Winters Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHimself
John Davidson at Notre Dame1967TV MovieHimself - Host
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Kraft Summer Music Hall1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Hollywood Palace1966TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Bell Telephone Hour1965-1966TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Jimmy Dean Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
The Entertainers1964-1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments2002TV SpecialHimself
Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents1996TV Special documentaryHimself
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue1985Video shortAngie Duke
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1972TV SeriesJoe Carder

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