Alex Karras Net Worth

Alex Karras Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Alexander George Karras net worth is
$16 Million

Alexander George Karras Wiki Biography

Template:Multiple issuesAlexander George "Alex" Karras (July 15, 1935 – October 10, 2012), nicknamed "The Mad Duck", was an American football player, professional wrestler, and actor. He played football with the Detroit Lions in the National Football League from 1958–1962 and 1964–1970. As an actor, Karras is noted for his role as Mongo in the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles, and for starring in the ABC sitcom Webster (1983–89) alongside his wife Susan Clark, as the title character's adoptive father.

Full NameAlex Karras
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1935
Place Of BirthGary, Indiana, U.S.
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Soundtrack
EducationUniversity of Iowa
SpouseSusan Clark
ChildrenKatie Karras, George Karras, Peter Karras, Renald Karras, Alex Karras Jr.
ParentsEmmeline Karras, George Karras
SiblingsTed Karras, Sr., Lou Karras
NominationsHeisman Trophy
MoviesBlazing Saddles, Victor/Victoria, Porky's, Against All Odds, Paper Lion, Buffalo '66, Mad Bull, When Time Ran Out, Nobody's Perfekt, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Hardcase, FM, Word of Honor, The Street Corner Kids: Secret of the Twin Sister, Redneck County
TV ShowsWebster, Centennial, Monday Night Football
1Karras made his film debut in Paper Lion (1968), playing himself as a member of the Detroit Lions.
2His wife Susan Clark co-starred on Webster (1983) with him.
3Karras spent the summer of 1957 with an American track team of Greek descent. He participated in the shot put, throwing a respectable 52 feet.
4He was a four-time Indiana all-state football selection at Gary's Emerson High School.
5Best remembered by the public (as an actor) for his starring role as George Papadapolis on Webster (1983).
6Friends with: Alan Alda, McLean Stevenson, Howard Cosell, Cleavon Little, Mel Brooks, Slim Pickens, Barbara Carrera, Vincent Gallo, Peter Bonerz, James Franciscus, Jack Kruschen, Cathryn Damon, Eugene Roche, Henry Polic II and his wife Susan Clark.
7His father, George Karras, opened up his own medical practice. He died when Alex was only age 13.
8The younger of two brothers.
9Met Susan Clark while filming Babe (1975).
10He and his second wife Susan Clark were both the executive producers of Georgian Bay Entertainment from 1975 to 1989.
11Graduated from Emerson High School in Gary, Indiana, in 1953.
12After his final guest-starring role on The Tom Show (1997), he retired from acting at age 62.
13Was a staunch Democrat.
14Of Greek and Canadian immigrants.
15His parents were George Karras, a University of Chicago graduated who obtained a medical degree in Canada, and Emmeline (Wilson) Karras, a housewife from Canada.
16Alex Karras passed away on October 10, 2012. Days after his death, Maffew, creator of Internet wrestling series Botchamania, paid tribute to him. Karras's depiction of 'Mongo' in Blazing Saddles had often used and parodied in Botchamania, as an introduction to clips involving 'Steve 'Mongo' McMichael'.
17Inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1976.
18Played in the 1957 East-West Shrine game.
19It was announced on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, that Alex only had days to live after suffering kidney failure. He was also suffering from dementia from repeated head injuries. He died the following day, Wednesday, October 10th, 2012.
20Alex was one of the NFL players who are suing the league regarding the treatment of head injuries.
21During National Football League career he was among the closest Detroit Lions defensive blockers that tried to block New Orleans Saints place-kicker, Tom Dempsey's 63-yard record-setting and game winning field goal, as time expired from the New Orleans Saints 37 yard line on November 8, 1970. Final score: New Orleans Saints 19 and Detroit Lions 17.
22Stepbrother-in-law of Linda Thorson.
23Perhaps his most memorable moment as an actor was the scene in Blazing Saddles (1974) where his character, Mongo, punched a horse.
24He was suspended from the NFL for one season for gambling on football games.
25He wrestled late professional wrestler, Dick the Bruiser (Dick Afflis), in 1963, between his 1961-1962 and 1962-1963 seasons as a Detroit Lion.
26Defensive tackle for the NFL's Detroit Lions, 1958-1971.
27Retired and late professional football player and actor.
28Consensus all-American (making 10 teams) in 1957 Member of inaugural class of the Iowa Lettermen's Club Hall of Fame
29Played in the Hula Bowl, 1958.
30Named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991.
31Named to All-Big Ten team, 1956 and 1957
32In conjunction with the 100 years of Hawkeye football celebration in 1989, Iowa Hawkeye fans selected an all-time team. The squad features 11 players on offense and defense, two kickers and 15 special mention players who received strong fan support. Karras was voted to the team as a defensive lineman.
332nd place in voting for Heisman Trophy, 1957 (Honoring the outstanding college football player in the United States, presented by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York)
34Outland Trophy, 1957 (Honoring the outstanding interior lineman, selected by the Football Writers Association of America)
35Played on the Hawkeyes' 1956 Rose Bowl championship team
36Played football for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes
37Daughter, Katie (b. 1980), with Susan Clark.


The Tom Show1998TV SeriesMr. Amross, Tom's Dad
Buffalo '661998TV Sportscaster
Fudge1995TV SeriesBig A
Street Corner Kids1994Floyd Powell
Civil Wars1993TV SeriesMichael Connolly
The Ben Stiller Show1992TV SeriesAlex Karras
Webster1983-1989TV SeriesGeorge Papadapolis
Against All Odds1984Hank Sully
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesPapa Bear
Maid in America1982TV MovieCal Bullington
Victor Victoria1982'Squash' Bernstein
Porky's1981Sheriff Wallace
Nobody's Perfekt1981Swaboda
Masada1981TV Mini-SeriesRoman Soldier
Word of Honor1981TV MoviePenniman Butcher (uncredited)
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story1980TV MovieJughead Miller
When Time Ran Out...1980Tiny Baker
Jimmy B. & André1980TV MovieJimmy Butsicaris
Centennial1978-1979TV Mini-SeriesHans Brumbaugh
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang1978The Hooded Fang
FM1978Doc Holiday
Mad Bull1977TV MovieIago 'Mad Bull' Karkus
Mulligan's Stew1977TV SeriesMr. Hollenbeck
ABC Afterschool Specials1976TV SeriesAlex 'Moose' Novak
Good Heavens1976TV SeriesJack
Babe1975TV MovieGeorge Zaharias
Consumer Survival Kit1975TV Series
Win, Place or Steal1974Frank
M*A*S*H1974TV SeriesLance Cpl. Lyle Wesson
McMillan & Wife1974TV SeriesAl Potter
The Great Lester Boggs1974Sheriff Billy Bob
Blazing Saddles1974Mongo
The Odd Couple1973TV SeriesJake Metcalf
The 500 Pound Jerk1973TV MovieHughie Rae Feather
Hardcase1972TV MovieBooker Llewellyn
Love, American Style1971TV Series segment "Love and the Eskimo's Wife"
- Love and the Accidental Passion/Love and the Black Limousine/Love and the Eskimo's Wife/Love and the Tuba 1971 ... segment "Love and the Eskimo's Wife"
Daniel Boone1969TV SeriesWilliams


Maid in America1982TV Movie executive producer
Word of Honor1981TV Movie executive producer / producer
Jimmy B. & André1980TV Movie executive producer
ABC Afterschool Specials1976TV Series executive producer - 1 episode


The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series performer - 1 episode


Stanley Rubin: A Work in Progress2008DocumentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Michigan & Trumbull1999DocumentaryHimself (Detroit Lions)
The Greek Americans1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arli$$1996TV SeriesHimself
Tracey Takes On...1996TV SeriesHimself
Will You Marry Me?1994TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1985TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHimself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1971-1982TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Pro Football Player
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1970-1978TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
You Don't Say1975TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1975TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor / Himself - Guest
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas1974TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Show1974TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up and Cheer1973TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1971TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Paper Lion1968Himself

Archive Footage

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryMongo
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryMongo

Nominated Awards

1975Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale New Star of the Year

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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