Des O’Connor Net Worth

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Des O'Connor net worth is
$10 Million

Des O'Connor Wiki Biography

Desmond Bernard "Des" O'Connor, CBE is an English comedian and singer. A former chat show host, he was the presenter of the long-running Channel 4 gameshow Countdown for two years. He has also recorded 36 albums and has had four top-ten singles, including a number-one hit wi...

Full NameDes O'Connor
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 12, 1932
Place Of BirthStepney, East London
ProfessionPresenter, Songwriter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Comedian, Musician
SpouseBrooke Wilson (m. 2011), Jay Rufer (m. 1985–1990), Gillian Vaughan (m. 1960–1982), Phyllis Gill (m. 1953–1959)
ChildrenAdam O'Connor, Samantha O'Connor, Karen O'Connor, Tracy O'Connor, Rufer O'Connor
NicknamesDesmond Bernard O'Connor , Des O' Connor
AwardsNational Television Award for Special Recognition
AlbumsThe Best of Des O’Connor, Portrait
1I believe in mixing new talent with established superstars. People know what they get when they tune into my show - an hour of class entertainment.
1O'Connor has always taken criticism in good humour, even appearing with Morecambe and Wise on their 1975 Christmas Show in a sketch that mocked him. He got his own back on the 1976 Christmas Show when he was in the firing squad at the end of the main sketch.
2After completing his National Service in the Royal Air Force, he worked as a shoe salesman at Church's in Northampton, and for United Counties, both on the road and in the office, before entering show business.
3O'Connor has starred in a mainstream television show in almost every year since 1963, a feat that only one other television personality has achieved worldwide (US game show host Bob Barker, who hosted mainstream television shows from 1956 until 2007, with 1966-1972 being in syndication).
4Before his break in television, his first theatre appearances were in variety, where he appeared in venues throughout the country.
5Des O'Connor has worked with many famous people, from rock and pop stars, actors and TV performers, to politicians, princes, to luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Adam Faith, Sean Connery, Liberace, the Beatles, Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Cilla Black, Tony Blair and members of the Royal Family.
6O'Connor has had a successful career as a singer, recording 36 albums, five of which reached the Top 40 of the UK Albums Chart.
7O'Connor replaced Russell Grant in the West End musical The Wizard of Oz as Professor Marvel, Doorman at the Emerald City, Tour Guide and the Wizard.
8His mother was Jewish and his father was from Ireland, O'Connor had a Bar Mitzvah.
9Des pretended to faint at the Glasgow Empire theatre to get off the stage early as the audience was less than impressed by his act.[.
10In 1996 and 1997, O'Connor compèred the Royal Variety Performance. On 20 January 2001, ITV aired An Audience with Des O'Connor.
11O'Connor opened for Buddy Holly in his sole appearance in England. Holly, in a letter to his wife said "Show was great but the comedian wasn't very good".
12O'Connor has sold more than 16 million records around the world and appeared more than a thousand times at the London Palladium.
13In 1969 Des went international. 13 of his TV shows was pre-sold to America (NBC), Canada and Australia for a combined gross of £625,000. NBC never asked for any more, but the show went on to be sold to 40 other countries during the early 1970s.
14He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to entertainment.
15Jodie Brooke Wilson (aka "Jodie Brooke Wilson") gave birth to their son, Adam Harrison Campbell, at a London hospital. The baby weighed 8 lbs (22nd September 2004).
16Children: Karen, with former Butlins worker Phyllis Gill, Tracy and Samantha, with dancer Gillian Vaughan, Kristina, with model Jay Rufer, and Adam Harrison Campbell, with singer Jodie Brooke Wilson.
17Had a car accident as a child and his parents were told he'd never walk. His father caught him standing without his calipers and proclaimed 'that if he can stand, he can walk.'
18Popular British singer/comedian who, despite several tries in the early 1970s, never really managed to catch on with American audiences.
19He played a few games for Northampton Town FC.
20He moved to Northampton in the Second World War, from his birthplace - Stepney, East London


Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loose Women2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Des O'Connor Tonight1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Neighbors1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Morecambe & Wise Show1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show1971TV Series performer - 1 episode


Des O'Connor Entertains1976TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Des1972TV Series
The Des O'Connor Show1963TV Series 1963

Music Department

Christmas with Rupert2013Video music performer
Take Your Pick1992TV Series composer - 1 episode


Dee Time1967TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1964-1966TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself -
The New London Palladium Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Bandbox1964TV SeriesHimself
Juke Box Jury1964TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1962-1964TV SeriesHimself
The Good Old Days1964TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Big Night Out1964TV SeriesHimself
Swinging Along1962TV SeriesHimself (vocalist)
Thank Your Lucky Stars1962TV SeriesHimself
For Love or Money1960-1961TV SeriesHimself - Host
Six-Five Special1958TV SeriesHimself
The Saturday Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Spot the Tune1956TV SeriesHimself
It's a Great Life1954TV SeriesHimself
Music-Hall1954TV SeriesHimself
The Morecambe and Wise Story: Look Back in Laughter2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Friend & Entertainer
Hippodromes, Empires and Palaces: Tales from the Golden Age of Variety2015Video documentary shortHimself - Actor & Singer
Room 1012015TV SeriesHimself
Through the Keyhole2014TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Chase2013TV SeriesHimself
Living the Life2012TV SeriesHimself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20122012TV MovieHimself - Performer
All Star Mr & Mrs2012TV SeriesHimself
Would I Lie to You?2012TV SeriesHimself
The One and Only Des O'Connor2012TV MovieHimself - Host
That Sunday Night Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2011TV SeriesHimself
100 Years of the London Palladium2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Loose Women2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
Countdown2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Presenter
Happy Hour2008TV SeriesHimself
Best Ever Muppet Moments2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today with Des and Mel2002-2006TV SeriesHimself - Host / Host
Bruce Forsyth: A BAFTA Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Audience with Joe Pasquale2005TV MovieHimself
Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute2004TV Special documentaryHimself
Still Cliff2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard & Judy2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Host
Parkinson2003TV SeriesHimself
Des O'Connor Tonight at Christmas2002TV SpecialPresenter
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2002TV SeriesHimself
The Unforgettable Eric Morecambe2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
National Television Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
This Morning2001TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Des O'Connor2001TV SpecialHimself
National Television Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Talk Show Story2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Des O'Connor Tonight1977-1998TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Presenter / Presenter / ...
Omnibus1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Des O'Connor's World Cup Party1998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Royal Variety Performance1996TV MovieHimself - Host
Without Walls1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The National Television Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Royal Variety Performance 19951995TV MovieHimself
The National Lottery1994TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Paul Merton's Palladium Story1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Pot of Gold1993TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Take Your Pick1992TV SeriesHimself - Host
Top of the Pops1967-1986TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Singer
Des O'Connor Now1984TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Val Doonican Music Show1982TV SeriesHimself
The Morecambe & Wise Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Seaside Special1977TV SeriesHimself
The Morecambe & Wise Show1975-1976TV SeriesGerman Firing Squad Soldier / Himself
Des O'Connor Entertains1974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Host
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance1975TV MovieHimself
Look Who's Talking1975TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Golden Shot1968-1974TV SeriesHimself
Shut That Door!1973TV SeriesHimself
Des1972TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
A Royal Gala Variety Performance1972TV SpecialHimself - Comedian
Lift Off1970-1972TV SeriesHimself
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself / Himself-Host / Host
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971TV SeriesHimself
The Harry Secombe Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Frost on Sunday1968-1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest Star / Himself
If It Moves It's Rude: The Story of the Windmill Theatre1969DocumentaryOn-screen Participant
Vera Lynn1969TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1969TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19691969TV SpecialHimself - Host
Des O'Connor on Stage1969TV SeriesHimself
The Val Doonican Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Glamour...1968TV SeriesHimself
The Des O'Connor Show1963-1968TV SeriesHimself
The London Palladium Show1966-1968TV SeriesHimself / Himself-host

Archive Footage

It Was Alright in the 70s2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Glasgow: Big Night Out2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Unforgettable Rod Hull2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Story of Variety with Michael Grade2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Morecambe & Wise: In Their Own Words2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHimself
Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Heroes of Comedy1999-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Alright on the Night's Cockup Trip1996TV SpecialHimself
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHimself

Won Awards

2001Special Achievement AwardNational Television Awards, UK

Known for movies

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