George Peppard Net Worth

George Peppard Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

George Peppard Jr. net worth is
$5 Million

George Peppard Jr. Wiki Biography

George Peppard, Jr. was born on 1 October 1928, in Detroit, Michigan USA, and was an actor perhaps best known for his part in the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” alongside Audrey Hepburn in 1961. He was also in many other films and television shows including “The Carpetbaggers”. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing.

So just how rich was George Peppard? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He had numerous high profile roles, including portraying Col. John “Hannibal” Smith in the hit action show “The A-Team”. All of these endeavors ensured the position of his wealth.

George Peppard Net Worth $5 million

George attended Dearborn High School and after matriculating enlisted in the US Marine Corps, rising to the rank of corporal before the end of his service in 1948. After returning home, he attended Purdue University and then moved to the Carnegie Institute of Technology, graduating in 1955 and later training at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, where one of his first acting opportunities came in 1949.

After being part of several productions, he moved to New York City and studied at the Actors Studio. During this time, he worked a variety of jobs to make ends meet, including as a mechanic and a taxi driver. After making his debut on Broadway, he was then cast in his first television role, “The United States Steel Hour”. He would then appear in “Bang the Drum Slowly” as a guitar-playing baseball player. In 1957, he would make his film debut in “The Strange One”. His net worth was rising.

The following year, he was part of the Broadway production “The Pleasure of His Company”, and would then be cast in “Home from the Hill” also starring Robert Mitchum which became highly successful. George would then be cast in “The Subterraneans”, an adaptation of the a novel of the same name. With him rising in popularity, he was cast in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” which elevated him to one of the top film stars of the era. He started to turn down television roles to focus on films, and his next major appearance would be in “How the West Was Won”. In 1963, he starred in “The Victors” and later “The Carpetbaggers” which was also based on a novel. Over the next few years, he would continue to make more films, including “The Blue Max” and “Operation Crossbow”. He was also cast for “Sands of the Kalahari”, but walked off the set after a few days of filming. He was becoming very difficult to work with partly became of alcoholism, and his career would then decline into a string of B-movies, which nevertheless maintained his net worth.

The next films that he would appear in would have very little impact, or be considered disappointments, including “House of Cards”, “Tobruk”, “Cannon for Cordoba”, and “Rough Night in Jericho”. He then decided to return to television, and found success in 1972’s “Banacek”. He also delivered a critically acclaimed performance in the television movie “Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case”, and was then cast in “Doctors’ Hospital”, however, in the late 1970s he could barely get any acting work.

He got his form back in 1980, when he was cast in “Dynasty”, however, he disagreed with the direction of the show and was subsequently fired. Two years later, he auditioned successfully for “The A-Team”, playing the iconic character “Hannibal”; the show would run for five seasons until 1987, significantly improving his net worth. During the end of his career, he would appear in several stage productions along with television movies.

For his personal life, it is known that Peppard married five times, firstly to Helen Davies(1954-64) with whom he had a son and daughter; then to Elizabeth Ashley from “The Carpetbaggers”(1966-72) and they had a son. His third wife was Sherry Boucher-Lytle(1975-79), then Alexis Adams(1984-86), and finally Laura Taylor(m. 1992) until his death. Peppard was a chain smoker, and it led to lung cancer in 1992.

Two years after being diagnosed, he died of pneumonia in Los Angeles, but is buried with his parents in Dearborn, Michigan..

Full NameGeorge Peppard
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1928, Detroit, Michigan, United States
DiedMay 8, 1994, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height6' (1.83 m)
EducationActors Studio, Dearborn High School, Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University
SpouseLaura Taylor (m. 1992–1994), Alexis Adams (m. 1984–1986), Sherry Boucher (m. 1975–1979), Elizabeth Ashley (m. 1966–1972), Helen Davies (m. 1954–1964)
ChildrenBradford Peppard,, Christian Peppard, Julie Peppard,
ParentsGeorge Peppard Sr., Vernelle Rohrer
AwardsStar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, BAFTA Award (1961), NBR Award (National Board of Review of Motion Pictures,1960)
NominationsBAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Movies“How the West Was Won” (1962), “The Victors” (1963), “The Carpetbaggers” (1964), “The Blue Max” (1966), “Operation Crossbow”, “Sands of the Kalahari”, “Home From The Hill” (1960)
TV Shows“Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case”, “Doctors’ Hospital” (1975), “Password Plus” (1979)
1[on being fired from Dynasty (1981) after disagreements with the producers] Everyone thought I was crazed because of my career being in the dumps at the moment. I'm so glad I wasn't drinking. I bet a lot of people thought when I did certain things, I'd been drinking, and now they found out it wasn't the booze at all, it was me.
2Some people do better on their own. I don't. It sounds stupid to say, but it's true. I like women. I like them when they're little tiny babies, and I like them when they're old ladies, and I like them all in between. They please me.
3"I turned into my own worst enemy" - Peppard said about his drinking after ex-wife Elizabeth Ashley wrote about it in her 1978 autobiography.
4"Mine isn't a string of victories. It's no golden past. I'm no George Peppard fan" - to New York Post columnist Cindy Adams.
1Smoked three packs of cigarettes a day.
2George's last acting role was as Max Morgan on a March 1994 episode of Matlock (1986). This whodunnit pilot episode for a proposed spin-off series co-starred Tracy Nelson as his one-time estranged daughter Jesse, with "Matlock" star Andy Griffith appearing only briefly in the beginning of the episode. Sadly, George died of pneumonia that May, less than two months later, before the planned series could start filming.
3Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 17, 1985.
4It was announced that he was to star in MGM's "Merrily We Roll Along", based on the Broadway stage hit and due to film on June 1965, with George Seaton as the director.
5Was originally cast as Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981). During the shooting of the pilot episode, he reportedly clashed with the producers over the characterization of Blake Carrington. Peppard argued that the character was too similar to J.R. Ewing of Dallas (1978). Peppard was fired after three weeks of shooting. The role was recast with John Forsythe and all the scenes with Peppard were reshot.
6His widow, Laura Taylor Peppard, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, who maintains a practice in Lake Worth, Florida.
7Father of Brad Peppard, Julie Peppard and Christian Peppard.
8Buried in Northview Cemetery in Dearborn, Michigan.
9Made an infamous appearance on Password Plus (1979), expressing dissatisfaction with NBC executives watching them "as if you're some sort of crook" (1979).
10While attending Drama School at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, George had a weekend job at WLOA Radio in nearby Braddock. WLOA is where his famous "flow snurries" story came from - a story that he told hundreds of times over the years on various TV talk shows.
11Was a passionate Democrat, and championed health care reform before his death.
12He was the original choice for Steve McQueen's role in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
13He was in the running to replace Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes in Alias Smith and Jones (1971).
14Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Purdue University.
15Graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan.
16Was originally chosen to play Blake Carrington on the television series Dynasty (1981), but was fired from the role after disagreements with the series' producers.
17Told the media how relieved he was shortly after The A-Team (1983) ended in 1986 because he likened the megahit series to "an out-of-control freight train that would never stop!".
18Spent much of the latter years of his life helping alcoholics and working for various charitable organizations.
19Studied at the famed Actors' Studio, with reknown acting coach, Lee Strasberg. One of his classmates was Rip Torn
20In 1978, he conquered a serious drinking problem.
21His widow, Laura Taylor Peppard, was a banker in West Palm Beach, Florida when they met.
22Attended Purdue University and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
23Born at 8:29 pm EST.
24Had a cancerous tumor removed from lung, so he quit smoking after many years (1992).
25Father, with Elizabeth Ashley, of son Christian Peppard, who is a writer.
26Born to George Peppard Sr., a building contractor, and his wife Vernelle Rohrer, an opera singer.
27Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 17.


The Executioner1970John Shay
Pendulum1969Capt. Frank Matthews
House of Cards1968Reno Davis
What's So Bad About Feeling Good?1968Pete
P.J.1968P.J. Detweiler
Rough Night in Jericho1967Dolan
Tobruk1967Capt. Bergman
The Blue Max1966Lt. Bruno Stachel
The Third Day1965Steve Mallory
Operation Crossbow1965Lt. John Curtis
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesBuddy Wren
The Carpetbaggers1964Jonas Cord
The Victors1963Cpl. Frank Chase
How the West Was Won1962Zeb Rawlings
Breakfast at Tiffany's1961Paul Varjak
The Subterraneans1960Leo Percepied
Startime1960TV SeriesPat Lawrence
Home from the Hill1960Rafe Copley
Pork Chop Hill1959Cpl. Chuck Fedderson
Matinee Theatre1957-1958TV SeriesKincaid / Jesse Stuart
Little Moon of Alban1958TV MovieDennis Walsh
Suspicion1958TV SeriesLee
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1957TV SeriesEvan Wallace
Kraft Theatre1956-1957TV Series
The Strange One1957Robert Marquales
The Alcoa Hour1957TV SeriesEddie Pierce
Studio One in Hollywood1957TV Series
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1957TV SeriesLynch
The United States Steel Hour1956TV SeriesPiney Woods
Matlock1994TV SeriesMax Morgan
Die Tigerin1992Sid Slaughter
Night of the Fox1990TV MovieCol. Harry Martineau / Max Vogel
Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders1989TV MovieFrank Doakey
Silence Like Glass1989Mr. Martin
Man Against the Mob1988TV MovieFrank Doakey
The A-Team1983-1987TV SeriesJohn 'Hannibal' Smith
Tales of the Unexpected1984TV SeriesSgt. Guedo
Hit Man1982McFadden
Twilight Theater1982TV Movie
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr1981Theo Brown
Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid1981Jim Daley
Battle Beyond the Stars1980Cowboy
CHiPs1979TV SeriesGeorge Peppard
Torn Between Two Lovers1979TV MoviePaul Rasmussen
From Hell to Victory1979Brett Rosson
Crisis in Mid-air1979TV MovieNick Culver
Five Days from Home1978T.M. Pryor
Damnation Alley1977Maj. Eugene Denton
Doctors' Hospital1975-1976TV SeriesDr. Jake Goodwin
Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case1975TV MovieDr. Samuel Sheppard
One of Our Own1975TV MovieDr Jake Goodwin
Newman's Law1974Vince Newman
Banacek1972-1974TV SeriesThomas Banacek
The Groundstar Conspiracy1972Tuxan
The Bravos1972TV MovieMajor John David Harkness
One More Train to Rob1971Harker Fleet
Cannon for Cordoba1970Capt. Rod Douglas

Assistant Director

Banacek1973-1974TV Series second unit director - 7 episodes


The A-Team1983TV Series performer - 2 episodes
How the West Was Won1962performer: "Home in the Meadow" 1962
Breakfast at Tiffany's1961"Moon River" 1961


Five Days from Home1978


Five Days from Home1978producer


The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr1993TV SpecialHimself
Audrey Hepburn Remembered1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds1991TV SeriesHimself
Clive James' Postcard from...1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Sex Symbols; Past, Present and Future1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala1987TV MovieHimself - Performer
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood1986TV SpecialHimself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHimself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series Drama
Hollywood '841984TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Some You Win1984TV SeriesHimself
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award from Favourite Overall New Television Program
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T1984TV SpecialHimself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Kazantzakis1983TV ShortHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
CHiPs1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Password Plus1979TV SeriesHimself
An Almost Perfect Affair1979Himself (uncredited)
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966-1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The 24th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Movie Game1970-1971TV SeriesHimself
Rowan & Martin at the Movies1968Documentary shortHimself
Today1966TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Writing Awards
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryPaul Varjak
Banda sonora2012TV SeriesPaul Varjak
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
De jaren stillekes2009TV SeriesJohn 'Hannibal' Smith
Family Guy2009TV SeriesJohn 'Hannibal' Smith
Ben Gazzara Remembers the Strange One2009Video documentary shortRobert Marquales (uncredited)
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesCol. John 'Hannibal' Smith
Bring Back... The A-Team2006TV Movie documentaryCol. John "Hannibal" Smith
Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Making of a Classic2006Video documentary shortPaul 'Fred' Varjak (uncredited)
VM Show Vol. 22005TV SeriesPaul 'Fred' Varjak
Cinerama Adventure2002DocumentaryZeb Rawlings (uncredited)
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interview
The Making of 'How the West Was Won'1998Video documentary shortHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)

Won Awards

1985Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 17 July 1985. At 6675 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Personality
1960NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActorHome from the Hill (1960)

Nominated Awards

1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Dramatic PerformanceThe Blue Max (1966)
1961BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film RolesHome from the Hill (1960)

3rd Place Awards

1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsDramatic Performance, MaleThe Carpetbaggers (1964)

Known for movies

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