Gary Burghoff Net Worth

Gary Burghoff Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gary Rich Burghoff net worth is
$3 Million

Gary Rich Burghoff Wiki Biography

Gary Rich Burghoff is a Bristol, Connecticut-born American actor possibly best known for playing the role of ‘Radar’ O’Reilly in the ever popular TV series “M.A.S.H.” Born on 24 May 1943, Gary is one of the well-known personalities in American film industry as well as theatre. He was active in his profession as an actor between 1967 and 2010.

A popular actor who has managed to find fame in theatre, Hollywood and on television, one may wonder how rich is Gary Burghoff? As estimated by sources, Gary counts his net worth at an amount of $3 million in early 2016. Needless to say, being involved in the field of entertainment has been the most significant in amassing his present wealth.

Gary Burghoff Net Worth $3 Million

Connecticut-raised Gary was interested in dancing and music when he was a child. Although he suffered from congenital deformity in three fingers of his left hand, he became a drummer, and also studied tap dancing. He started his career in acting while studying in high school, acting with the BelfRy Players in Wisconsin. He first earned fame as he portrayed the title role in the play “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” in 1967. At the time, he also served as a drummer for the band “The Relatives” which included actress Lynda Carter as the lead singer. Due to Gary’s friendship with Carter, he subsequently earned a chance to become a member of the cast in “The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman”, a television series of the late 1970s.

Gary started getting noted for his acting skills while working on the “Wonder Woman” series. He made his feature film debut in 1970 playing the role of Radar O’Reilly in the movie “M*A*S*H”. He continued his role as Radar in the television series of the same name and became the only person in the movie as a regular cast in the series. For his role as Radar O’Reilly in the series, he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning one in 1977 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The award was accepted by Gary’s co-star Alan Alda on his behalf.

Apart from the “M*A*S*H” television series, Gary appeared in several more television shows marking his prominence on the small screen. Notably, he appeared in game shows like “Tattletales”, “Showoffs” and “Hollywood Squares” and in television series like “W*A*L*T*E*R”, “The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman” and several more. Gary worked with actors like Joanna Cameron, Peter Kastner and Louise Sorel in the movie “B.S. I Love You”.

Gary retired from acting in 2010, but being a part of all these film and TV projects has definitely earned well for Gary Burghoff allowing him to lead his life as a multi-millionaire artist.

Gary Burghoff is a divorcee and the father of his three children. He was married twice, firstly to Janet Gayle in 1971 with whom he had a child in their eight years-long marriage. His second marriage was with Elisabeth Bostrom and the couple shared two kids in their twenty years of married life; they divorced in 2005. For now, Burghoff enjoys his present net worth of $3 million while it caters to his present retirement life.

Full NameGary Burghoff
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthMay 24, 1943
Place Of BirthBristol, Connecticut, USA
Height5' 5½" (1.66 m)
SpouseElisabeth Bostrom, Elizabeth Bostrom (m. 1991–2005), Janet Gayle (m. 1971–1979)
ChildrenGena Gale Burghoff, Jordan Burghoff, Miles Burghoff
ParentsRodney Burghoff, Ann Burghoff
AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1977)
Music Groups“The Relatives” (1968)
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host
Movies“W*A*L*T*E*R”, “The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman” (1975-1979), “M*A*S*H” (1970), “B.S. I Love You” (1971), Behind the Waterfall (1995), The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979)
TV Shows“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” (1967), “Tattletales”, “Showoffs”, “Hollywood Squares”
1Known to millions as 'Radar' on the television series "M*A*S*H*"
1I don't vote for the guy I trust. I vote for the guy who trusts me the most.
2My son gave me the permission to accept my success.
3I was just a kid, but I was a rotten kid.
1Though Tom Skerritt was asked to return to be in the show, Gary was the only cast member of the movie to play his character regularly in the show MASH.
2He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
3Last appearance on M*A*S*H (1972) on Season 8 Episode 5, but still credited in opening credits up to Season 8 Episode 11.
4He left M*A*S*H (1972) after Season 7 because of burnout and a desire to spend more time with his family, though he returned in Season 8 to film a special 2-part farewell episode, "Goodbye Radar".
5Burghoff is a philatelist and was the star of a United States Postal Service video for beginning stamp collectors.
6Gary was born to Rodney Burghoff, who worked for a clock company, and Ann Burghoff, who had been a professional dancer and directed local theater productions. He has an older brother, David.
7In 1961 his painting "Men of Jazz" won him the Hallmark Award and represented Wisconsin in the Hallmark Student Art Exhibit in Washington, D.C.
8After graduation, he headed to New York to study. He sold underwear at Saks Fifth Avenue to make money while studying and also played jazz at local night spots with "The We Three," a musical trio he formed.
9The only actor in Twentieth Century Fox's hit film MASH (1970) who was asked to reprise his character for the extremely successful television series. G. Wood played General Hammond in both the movie and television series but he was not a regular character in the series although he was a regularly recurring character.
10Burghoff attended the memorial service for McLean Stevenson when the actor passed away in 1996.
11He wrote an introduction for Two-Character Plays for Student Actors, a collection of plays by Robert Mauro.
12Besides recording a jazz album in the early 1980s, he wrote more than 100 songs and won the ASCAP Award for Excellence three times.
13Gary's favorite sports are baseball and fishing. He has visited and fished in every state except Alaska, where he plans to visit one day. He is also an inventor and holds several patents for fishing tackle, including Chum Magic, a floating device that can be filled with chum to attract fish. Gary says it helps increase catches by about 300 percent.
14The teddy bear that Burghoff carried as Radar O'Reilly in M*A*S*H (1972) is now at the Smithsonian Institution. However, when the entire set, along with props, was displayed in the Smithsonian immediately after the final episode was aired, there was a note added to the case displaying many props that they had been unable to locate the bear.
15Played Walter "Radar" O'Reilly in four different "MASH" productions: the feature movie MASH (1970), the television series M*A*S*H (1972), guest-star appearance on After MASH (1983), and the television pilot W*A*L*T*E*R (1984).
16Sesame Street (1969)'s Big Bird has a teddy bear, "Radar", which was named after Gary's a M*A*S*H (1972) character. Gary gave it to Big Bird as a gift after visiting the "Sesame Street" set in the 1970s.
17Along with G. Wood, Timothy Brown and Corey Fischer, he is one of only four actors to appear in both the original film (MASH (1970)) and the subsequent TV series (M*A*S*H (1972)).
18Has one daughter: Gena Gale Burghoff and two sons: Miles and Jordan.
19Was the first MASH (1970) actor to be cast for the TV series (M*A*S*H (1972)).
20Holds several patents on fishing lures.
21Originated the role of Charlie Brown in the off-Broadway musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".
22He attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.
23Launched a chain of ice cream/frozen yogurt stores in Hawaii in the late 1970s, which had limited success.
24Starting in 1997, Gary had to refuse a lot of his fan-mail due to his address being published on the internet, as he would state in a stamped message on fan's return envelopes.
25Is a renowned painter of Wildlife Art.
26Was licensed by the State of California to care for wounded animals.
27His character "Radar" on M*A*S*H (1972), who showed a fondness for the care of animals, was actually inspired by Gary's true love for wildlife. He once worked for the Animal Rehabilitation Clinic in Southern California, where he nurtured and cared for many species of birds such as the brown pelican, and many other animals including opossums, gray squirrels, raccoons and abandoned creatures needing special attention.
28Has a deformed left hand that he took great pains to hide during the run of M*A*S*H (1972), often by hiding it behind his clipboard.
29Was a drummer who headed a jazz trio, The We Three, and was an award-winning songwriter. Studied acting with James Tuttle and musical comedy with Charles Nelson Reilly.


Behind the Waterfall1995Mr. Connors
Small Kill1992Fleck / Lady Esmerelda
W*A*L*T*E*R1984TV ShortWalter 'Radar' O'Reilly
After MASH1984TV SeriesRadar O'Reilly
Tales of the Unexpected1981TV SeriesHarry Flock
The Love Boat1977-1981TV SeriesEddie Martin / Donald M. Flanders
Fantasy Island1978-1980TV SeriesGordon Hughes / Richard C. Delaney
Casino1980TV MovieBill Taylor
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit1979TV MovieBob Willis
M*A*S*H1972-1979TV SeriesCpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly
$weepstake$1979TV SeriesRoscoe Fuller
Wonder Woman1978TV SeriesAlan
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesGerald Hacker
Twigs1975TV MovieClergyman
Insight1974-1975TV SeriesMombo / Milo
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesWilbur Wright (segment "Love and the Plane Fantasy") / Sydney Melvin Wimple (segment "Love and the Crisis Line")
B.S. I Love You1971Ted
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesWatson
MASH1970Cpl. 'Radar' O'Reilly
The Good Guys1969TV SeriesMike Butterworth
NET Playhouse1967TV SeriesBoy
Daniel's Lot2010Pastor Mahoney
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesPatrick Noyes


M*A*S*HTV Series 1 episode, 1975 performer - 10 episodes, 1972 - 1978


Small Kill1992


Enlisted: The Story of 'M*A*S*H'2002Video documentary short special thanks


The Real M*A*S*H2010TV MovieHimself
Gylne tider2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself / Corporal 'Radar' O'Reilly
Enlisted: The Story of 'M*A*S*H'2002Video documentary shortHimself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 32000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
Pets: Part of the Family1999TV SeriesHimself - Host
M*A*S*H, Tootsie & God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Corporal 'Radar' O'Reilly
Super Password1985TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Making 'M*A*S*H'1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
CHiPs1980TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series
The Hollywood Squares1976-1979TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesHimself
The $25,000 Pyramid1977TV SeriesHimself
Donny and Marie1977TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars1976TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Match Game 731974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Showoffs1975TV SeriesHimself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Tattletales1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Merv Griffin Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Don Knotts Show1970TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

M*A*S*H: TV Tales2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryCorporal 'Radar' O'Reilly (uncredited)

Won Awards

1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)

Nominated Awards

2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Service Show HostPets: Part of the Family (1999)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Supporting Actor in ComedyM*A*S*H (1972)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in ComedyM*A*S*H (1972)

Known for movies

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