Wilford Brimley Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Anthony Wilford Brimley was born on the 27th September 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah USA, and is an actor, best known for his roles in such movies as “The Thing” (1982), “Cocoon” (1985), and “The Firm” (1993), while he also starred in the TV series “Our House” (1986-1988). Brimley’s career started in 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich Wilford Brimley is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Brimley’s net worth is as high as $6 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition, Brimley also worked as a rodeo rider and Blacksmith, which improved his wealth somewhat too.

Wilford Brimley Net Worth $6 Million

Wilford Brimley grew up in Utah and dropped out of high school in order to serve in the US Marine Corps, spending three years in the Aleutian Islands. Before pursuing an acting career, Brimley worked as a bodyguard, wrangler, rodeo rider, and blacksmith, but then his friend and fellow actor Robert Duvall urged him to become an actor.

Wilford started as a stunt man and riding extra in Westerns during the ‘60s, while his first on-screen appearance came in 1969, in the Oscar Award-winning “True Grit” starring John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell. From 1974 to 1977, he played Horace Brimley in ten episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “The Waltons”, and ended the ‘70s in the Oscar Award-nominated “The China Syndrome” (1979) alongside Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, and Michael Douglas, and another Academy Award-nominated film “The Electric Horseman” (1979) starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. His net worth was now established.

Wilford was very busy in the early ‘80s, playing is such notable movies as the Oscar Award-nominated “Brubaker” (1980) with Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, and Morgan Freeman, and in the Oscar Award-winning “Tender Mercies” (1983) with Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, and Betty Buckley. Appearances in such popular movies helped Brimley to increase his net worth significantly, and he didn’t stop there, as the ‘80s were his most lucrative decade.

In the mid-80s, Brimley had parts in such films as Barry Levinson’s Oscar Award-nominated “The Natural” (1984) with Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Glenn Close, and in 1985, Wilford played in Ron Howard’s Oscar Award-winning “Cocoon”, and in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor”. From 1986 to 1988, he starred in the series “Our House”, while in 1993, Brimley played in Sydney Pollack’s Oscar Award-nominated “The Firm” starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Gene Hackman. Then in 1997, he had a part in the Oscar Award-nominated “In & Out” with Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, and Tom Selleck.

Brimley slowed down in the 2000s, but he managed to appear in such movies as “Crossfire Trail” (2001) starring Tom Selleck and Virginia Madsen, and in “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” (2009) with Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sam Elliott. Most recently, he played in “Timber the Treasure Dog” (2016) and is currently filming “Cellophane” and “I Believe”, which will be released later in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, Wilford Brimley was married to Lynne from 1956 until her death in 2000, and had four children with her. In 2007, he married Beverly Berry and owns houses in Greybull, Wyoming, and Santa Clara, Utah. Brimley was diagnosed with diabetes in 1979, and since then, he started raising awareness of the disease.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 27, 1934
Birth place: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Height:5' 8" (1.73 m)
Profession:Actor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Beverly Berry (m. 2007), Lynne Brimley (m. 1956–2000)
Children:John Brimley, Bill Brimley, Jim Brimley, Lawrence Dean Brimley
Movies:The Thing, Cocoon, The Firm, The Natural, Hard Target, The China Syndrome, Absence of Malice, In & Out, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Crossfire Trail, Tender Mercies, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Did You Hear About the Morgans?
TV shows:Our House, The Boys of Twilight
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Is a talented jazz singer who has recorded several albums and played successful club engagements.
2Wilford's paternal grandfather was an English immigrant, born in Blackrod, Lancashire, while Wilford's paternal grandmother's parents were Scottish, from Glasgow. Wilford's mother was of half Danish descent, with her other roots being Welsh, English, German, and Swiss-German.
3Was often mistaken for the trolley conductor in the 1991 Hardee's (now Carl's Junior) TV commercials for the Frisco Burger.
4Father was a real estate broker.
5His first acting roles were in the 60s as a riding extra/stuntman in westerns. At that time he used the name Anthony (Tony) Brimley.
6A controversial activist, he paid from his own funds for ads to have Utah allow horse-race gambling, and he was actively opposed to the banning of cockfighting. He has campaigned in Arizona and New Mexico against laws banning cockfighting.
7Had a recurring role on The Waltons (1971). At the prodding of series star Ralph Waite, Brimley became a charter member of Waite's Los Angeles Actors Theater.
8Known for his Quaker Oats commercials.
9Known to loosen up cast mates, with small practical jokes, between takes. For example, while filming Cocoon: The Return (1988), Courteney Cox was caught off guard by whoopee cushion pranks.
10Has four sons with his wife, Lynne Brimley: Jim Brimley, John Brimley, Bill Brimley, and Lawrence Brimley (deseased).
11Enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and spent three years in the Aleutian Islands.
12Has diabetes and has served as a spokesperson for the diabetes testing-supplies company Liberty Medical.
13Was a bodyguard to Howard Hughes.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)]: It was somewhat of a substandard movie.
2I thought The Thing stunk. The instant [John Carpenter] said, 'Action,' I knew I was in deep water.
3I just try to be myself. (on his acting technique)
4Look, I like people very much. I'm not very good with people, but that doesn't mean I don't like them. I do like them. Because we actors are on that great big screen and so many people see us, we become familiar. People speak to us as if they've known us all our lives. That just tickles me to death.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Golden BootGolden Boot Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Maverick Movie AwardMaverick Movie AwardsBest Supporting Actor: ShortMasque (2012)
1987ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesAct of Vengeance (1986)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two1992VideoGrandpa Will
The Boys of Twilight1992TV SeriesBill Huntoon
Blood River1991TV MovieU.S. Marshal Winston Patrick Culler
Eternity1990/IIKing Eric
Billy the Kid1989TV MovieGov. Lew Wallace
Cocoon: The Return1988Benjamin 'Ben' Luckett
Our House1986-1988TV SeriesGus Witherspoon
End of the Line1987Will Haney
Shadows on the Wall1986Floyd Buckman
Jackals1986Sheriff Mitchell
Act of Vengeance1986TV MovieTony Boyle
Thompson's Last Run1986TV MovieRed Haines
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor1985TV MovieNoa
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins1985Harold Smith
Murder in Space1985TV MovieDr. Andrew McCallister
Cocoon1985Ben Luckett
Country1984Otis
The Natural1984Pop Fisher
The Stone Boy1984George Jansen
The Hotel New Hampshire1984Iowa Bob
Harry & Son1984Tom Keach
The Firm1983TV SeriesMartin Berry
Tough Enough1983Bill Long
10 to Midnight1983Captain Malone
Tender Mercies1983Harry
High Road to China1983Bradley Tozer
The Thing1982Dr. Blair (as A. Wilford Brimley)
Death Valley1982Sheriff (as A. Wilford Brimley)
Absence of Malice1981Wells
The Big Black Pill1981TV MovieWally Haskell
Borderline1980Scooter Jackson (as A. Wilford Brimley)
Rodeo Girl1980TV MovieBingo Gibbs
Roughnecks1980TV MovieWillie Clayton
Brubaker1980Rogers - Prison Board
Amber Waves1980TV MoviePete Alberts
The Electric Horseman1979Farmer
The Wild Wild West Revisited1979TV MoviePresident Grover Cleveland (as Wilford A. Brimley)
The China Syndrome1979Ted Spindler
How the West Was Won1979TV SeriesSheriff Daniels
The Awakening Land1978TV Mini-SeriesJude McWhirter
The Waltons1974-1977TV SeriesHorace Brimley
The Oregon Trail1976-1977TV SeriesJoseph Burke / Ludlow
Kung Fu1975TV SeriesBlacksmith
Lawman1971Marc Corman (uncredited)
True Grit1969Minor Role (uncredited)
I Believe2017post-productionPastor
Cellophanepre-production
Timber the Treasure Dog2016Hawk Jones
Masque2012ShortMaskmaker
Did You Hear About the Morgans?2009Earl Granger
The Path of the Wind2009Harry Caldwell
Pitcher and the Pin-Up2003Coach Weaver
Resurrection Mary2002ShortMorty
The Round and Round2002Governor
PC and the Web2001
Brigham City2001Stu
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple2001TV MovieDeputy Sheriff Ambrose Scraggs
Crossfire Trail2001TV MovieJoe Gill
Comanche2000
All My Friends Are Cowboys1998Charlie
Summer of the Monkeys1998Grandpa Sam Ferrans
A Place to Grow1998Jake
Progeny1998Dr. David Wetherly
Chapter Perfect1998Chief Hawkins
Lunker Lake1997The Storyteller
Seinfeld1997TV SeriesPostmaster General Henry Atkins
In & Out1997Frank Brackett
My Fellow Americans1996Joe Hollis
Last of the Dogmen1995Narrator (uncredited)
The Good Old Boys1995TV MovieC.C. Tarpley
OP Center1995TV MovieAdm. Troy Davis
Walker, Texas Ranger1995TV SeriesBurt Mueller
Mutant Species1994Devro
Homicide: Life on the Street1994TV SeriesHarry 'The Admiral' Prentice
Heaven Sent1994Al (Security Guard)
Hard Target1993Uncle Douvee
The Firm1993William Devasher

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bandolero!1968stunts - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was2016Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Men of Outpost 312016Video documentary shortHimself
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was2016DocumentaryPop Fisher / Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Born to Ride: Cody Wright and the Quest for a World Title2009Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
Keeper of the Flame2005TV Movie documentaryStoryteller
The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy2004Video documentary shortTed Spindler
Larry King Live2003TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHimself
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville1987TV Movie documentaryThe Constitution (voice)
The Making of 'Absence of Malice'1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The China Syndrome'1979TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Frollo Show2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesDr. Blair
Mansome2012DocumentaryHimself
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent2004Video documentary shortTed Spindler
Miracles & Mercies2002Video documentary shortHarry
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryBenjamin Luckett
Biography1999TV Series documentaryBen Luckett in 'Cocoon'

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