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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.