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Rosey Grier Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Roosevelt Grier was born on the 14 July 1932, in Cuthbert, Georgia USA, and is an actor, singer, and former professional American Football player, who played as a defensive lineman for the New York Giants (1955–1962) and Los Angeles Rams (1963–1966), being selected to the Pro Bowl on two occasions in 1956 and 1960. Grier’s playing career started in 1955 and ended in 1966, while his acting career began in 1965.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rosey Grier is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Grier’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his career as a pro football player and as an actor. In addition to that, Grier has also published several books, which have improved his wealth.

Rosey Grier Net Worth $5 Million

Rosey Grier was one of twelve children and grew up in Georgia, but went to the Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, New Jersey, where he played high school football before matriculating in 1951. Rosey later enrolled at Penn State University and spent the next four years there, while in the 1955 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected him as the 31st overall pick in the third round.

Grier stayed with the Giants from 1955 to 1962 and won the NFL Championship in 1956, and also the Eastern Conference Championship in 1958, 1959, 1961, and 1962. In 1956, 1958, and 1959, Rosey was named All-Pro, while in 1956 and 1960, he represented the Giants at the Pro Bowl. In 1963, he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams and stayed there until 1966, when he retired after tearing an Achilles tendon.

In 1965, Grier appeared in an episode of the Golden Globe-winning series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, while in 1969, he starred in his debut TV movie called “The Desperate Mission”, and then played in “Carter’s Army” (1970). From 1969 to 1970, Grier had a role in 16 episodes of “Daniel Boone” and then in six episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Make Room for Granddaddy” (1970-1971). Rosey continued work in “Skyjacked” (1972) alongside Charlton Heston, James Brolin, and Yvette Mimieux, and he starred in “The Thing with Two Heads” (1972). From 1975 to 1976, Grier appeared in six episodes of “Movin’ On”, while in 1978, he played in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “To Kill a Cop”. Rosey also appeared in numerous TV shows, but only in minor roles, while his latest credit came in the short movie called “The Rooneys” in 2010.

Rosey Grier is also an established writer, and has published several books such as “Rosey Grier’s Needlepoint for Men” (1973), “Rosey, an Autobiography: The Gentle Giant” (1986), “Rosey Grier’s All-American Heroes: Today’s Multicultural Success Stories” (1993), and most recently, “The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever” (2008), the sales of which have only increased further his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Rosey Grier was married to Beatrice Lewis from 1962 to 1970, and later married Margie Hanson twice, remarrying in 1981 and with whom he stayed until her death in June 2011; they have one child. He has been married to Cydnee Seyler since 2013. In 2016, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports category, and also announced his intention to run for Governor of California as a Republican in the 2018 election.

Rosey Grier Jr. information

Rosey Grier Jr. information

Birth date: July 14, 1932
Birth place: Cuthbert, Georgia, United States
Height:1.96 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Pennsylvania State University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Cydnee Seyler (m. 2013), Margie Grier (m. 1980–2011), Bernice Lewis (m. 1962–1970), Margie Grier (m. ?–1978)
Children:Denise Grier, Roosevelt Kennedy Grier, Sherryl Brown-Tubbs
TV shows:The $1.98 Beauty Show

Rosey Grier Jr. profile links

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rooneys2010TV Short
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesRoosevelt Grier
The Larry Sanders Show1998TV SeriesRosey Grier
Reggie's Prayer1996Rev. Jeremiah Knox
Astérix et le coup du menhir1989Obelix (American dub) (English version, voice, as Rosey Grier)
The Jeffersons1983TV SeriesPowerhouse Watson
Aloha Paradise1981TV Series
Concrete Cowboys1981TV SeriesMomo
The White Shadow1981TV SeriesEzra Davis
The Sophisticated Gents1981TV SeriesCudjo Evers
The Gong Show Movie1980Rosey Grier (as Rosey Grier)
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesVirgil Plummer
The Glove1979Victor Hale (as Rosey Grier)
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesBig Slew Johnson
The Seekers1979TV Mini-SeriesAmos Samuels
Flying High1978TV SeriesTarkanian
To Kill a Cop1978TV MovieAlbert Hoyt (as Rosie Greer)
Rabbit Test1978Taxi Driver
Quincy M.E.1978TV SeriesRosey Grier
CHiPs1977TV SeriesCar Killer
Kojak1976TV SeriesSalathiel Harms
Movin' On1975-1976TV SeriesBenjy / Fats
Timber Tramps1975Redwood Rosenbloom
The Treasure of Jamaica Reef1974Asper (as Rosey Grier)
McMillan & Wife1974TV SeriesBobo Johnson
Big Daddy1973TV Movie as Rosey Grier
The Thing with Two Heads1972Jack Moss (as 'Rosey' Grier)
Skyjacked1972Gary Brown
Second Chance1972TV MovieMaxie Hill
Make Room for Granddaddy1970-1971TV SeriesRosey Robbins
Daniel Boone1969-1970TV SeriesGabe Cooper
Carter's Army1970TV MovieBig Jim
The Desperate Mission1969TV MovieMorgan
I Dream of Jeannie1968TV SeriesSam
The Wild Wild West1968TV SeriesTiny Jon
In Cold Blood1967Driver (uncredited)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesJason

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Half Nelson2006performer: "It's Alright to Cry" - as Rosey Grier
The Rosey Grier Show1968-1970TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Daniel Boone1969-1970TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Shindig!1965TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rosey Grier Show1968TV Series writer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Actors Reporter Interviews2014TV SeriesHimself
Actors Entertainment2014TV SeriesHimself
The Green Girl2014DocumentaryHimself
Praise the Lord1981-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
'51 Dons2014DocumentaryHimself
A Football Life2013TV SeriesHimself
Sample This2012DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Gabe Cooper from Daniel Boone
The Greatest Game Ever Played2008TV MovieHimself - Giants Defensive Tackle 1958 (as Rosey Grier)
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Race, Religion and Racism2002Himself / Host
Kids Against Crime1995TV MovieHimself - Host
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl1987TV MovieHimself
The White Shadow1980TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey1979TV MovieHimself
The $1.98 Beauty Show1978TV SeriesHimself / judge (as Rosey Grier)
The All-Star Gong Show Special1977TV MovieHimself (as Rosey Grier)
Chico and the Man1977TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars1977TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer (as Rosey Grier)
Sha Na Na1977TV SeriesHimself
Cotton Club '751974TV MovieHimself
Dinah!1974TV SeriesHimself
Captain Kangaroo1974TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1974TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731974TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Free to Be... You & Me1974TV MovieHimself (as Rosey Grier)
The Wizard of Odds1973TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962-1973TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1973TV Series documentaryGuest
New American Bandstand 19651964-1973TV SeriesHimself - Interview / Himself - Musical Guest
The David Frost Show1969-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Monty Hall Smokin-Stokin' Fire Brigade1972TV SpecialHimself (as Rosey Grier)
Once Upon a Tour1972TV MovieHimself (as Rosey Grier)
Monsanto Presents Mancini1971/IITV SpecialHimself - Host
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Ex-NFL Player
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Rosey Grier Show1968-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1968-1969TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
Today1969TV SeriesHimself
The Match Game1969TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO1969TV SpecialHimself
The Jonathan Winters Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself
Where the Action Is1965TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Hullabaloo1965TV SeriesHimself - Musician
The NFL on CBS1964TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive Tackle
1962 NFL Championship Game1962TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Defensive Tackle
Talent Scouts1962TV SeriesHimself
1961 NFL Championship Game1961TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Defensive Tackle
1959 NFL Championship Game1959TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Defensive Tackle
1956 NFL Championship Game1956TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Defensive Tackle

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conspiracy Test: The RFK Assassination2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The NFL's Greatest Games: '58 Championship1998Video documentaryHimself (Giants Defensive Tackle)
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy1995VideoHimself - Behind RFK During Final Speech
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins1992DocumentaryHimself - Behind RFK During Final Speech
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Rosey Grier)

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#Fact
1He was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.
2He was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for Sports.
3He was nominated for the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Sports.
4Has a son Roosevelt Kennedy Grier born in 1973.
5Along with Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy and Deacon Jones, formed the "Fearsome Foursome" of the L.A. Rams.
6One of his hobbies is needlepoint.
7Counseled and ministered fellow pro-baller O.J. Simpson while Simpson was in prison. Oddly, the two had never met before. Simpson's football career began just as Grier's ended.
8He turned Republican and supported the "religious right" and the Moral Majority led by Jerry Falwell.
9Became an ordained minister in 1983 and founded an inner city teen resource center the following year.
10A torn Achilles tendon effectively ended his football career during the 1967-1968 season.
11Named All-Pro twice while with the L. A. Rams.
12The seventh of 11 children, he was named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
13Cousin of actress Pam Grier, Rodney Grier and Gina Grier-Townsie.
14He and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Rafer Johnson helped capture and detain Robert F. Kennedy's assassin Sirhan Sirhan June 6, 1968; Grier placed his sizable thumb behind the trigger of Sirhan's gun to prevent him from firing the weapon at anyone else in the crowd.
15Brawling L. A. Rams football player, guitar-strumming folk singer, and expert at the art of macramé.


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