Jack Lord Net Worth

Jack Lord Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jack Lord net worth is
$50 Million

Jack Lord Wiki Biography

John Joseph Patrick Ryan was born on 30 December 1920, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Irish descent, and as Jack Lord was an actor, best known for appearing in the television program “Hawaii Five-O” as the star Steve McGarrett from 1968 to 1980. He also appeared in numerous films and stage productions, and all of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 1998.

How rich was Jack Lord? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that at $50 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. Some of the films he was part of include “Man of the West” and “Dr. No”; all of his achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Jack Lord Net Worth $50 million

At a young age, Lord spent a lot of time at sea, and did painting; he also learned and developed equestrian skills. He was educated at John Adams High School, and after matriculating attended the US Merchant Marine Academy, graduating as an Ensign with a Third Mates License. He then got a football scholarship at New York University, where he studied Fine Arts. During World War II, he was a part of the US Army Corps of Engineers, mostly in Persia building bridges. He then became an Able Seaman before enrolling in the deck officer course. He also began his interest in acting at this time.

Jack then trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse, supporting himself by working as a car salesman while training, followed by attended the Actors Studio. Lord made his film debut in 1949 in “The Red Menace”, effectively a propaganda film, then tried his hand at producing in the film “Cry Murder”, but was also at home in live theater, making his Broadway debut in 1954, playing Slim Murphy in “The Traveling Lady”, and winning a Theatre World Award for his performance. He then became a part of the production “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 1954-55. He switched back to films, becoming the star of “Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot”, before co-starring in the film “God’s Little Acre”, a film adaptation of the Erskine Caldwell novel. In 1962 in the premier James Bond film “Dr No”, he was the first actor to play Felix Leiter, which became a recurring role, and the same year starred in the series “Stoney Burke” as the titular character. Three years later, he made a guest appearance in “12 o-Clock High” before making a string of other guest appearances in popular shows, appearing in the first episode of “Have Gun, Will Travel”. as well as in the film “The Name of the Game Is Kill”.

Lord’s most notable role would come in “Hawaii Five-O”, which he helped conceive, and which he starred in it for 12 seasons, also becoming well known for casting native Hawaiians instead of mainland actors. Its popularity is confirmed by it becoming the longest-running cop show in television history during the airing of its last episode.

For his personal life, it is known that Jack married Anne Willard in 1944, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1947; their only son was killed in a road accident aged 13. In 1949 he married Marie de Narde who was a former fashion designer. After the end of “Hawaii Five-O” in 1980, he kept a low profile, but began suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for seven years before his death; he eventually passed away from congestive heart failure in 1998. His money was left to his wife, and was later passed to Hawaiian charities after her passing.

Full NameJack Lord
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 30, 1920
DiedJanuary 21, 1998, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Height1.83 m
EducationNew York University, Actors Studio, United States Merchant Marine Academy, John Adams High School, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
SpouseMarie De Narde (m. 1949–1998), Ann Cecily Willard (m. 1944–1947)
ParentsEllen Josephine O’Brien Ryan, William Lawrence Ryan
SiblingsWilliam Ryan, Robert Ryan, Thomas Ryan, Josephine Ryan
NominationsTV Land Coolest Crime Fighting Team Award
MoviesDr. No, Man of the West, God's Little Acre, Walk Like a Dragon, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, The Hangman, Tip on a dead jockey, The Vagabond King, Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot, The True Story of Lynn Stuart, M Station: Hawaii, Ride to Hangman's Tree, The Counterfeit Killer
TV ShowsHawaii Five-O, Stoney Burke
1Detective Steve McGarrett on the original Hawaii Five-O TV series
2Always wore large panama hats
The Name of the Game Is Kill! (1968)20,000
1Graduated from John Adams High School in Ozone Park, Queens, in June of 1938. He played football, was the art editor of the yearbook, president of the Arts and Crafts Club, and was a member of the Young Scientists' Club.
2His two younger brothers, Robert and Thomas, were twins.
3Was of Irish and Spanish ancestry.
4Liked to do fencing and go horseback riding and sailing.
5Would get up every morning at three a.m. when he was working on Hawaii Five-O.
6Had an older brother, William (Bill), two younger brothers, Robert and Thomas, and a younger sister, Josephine. Josephine became an English professor.
7Was the first actor to play CIA Agent Felix Leiter in the "official" James Bond films, beginning with Dr. No (1962). His real name, John Patrick Ryan, is also the name of the CIA Agent hero of Tom Clancy's novels. Both characters first appeared on film opposite Sean Connery.
8His estate donated $40 million to the Hawaii Community Foundation.
9Best remembered by the public for his starring role in Hawaii Five-O (1968).
10A dedicated liberal activist, he was a vocal advocate of gun control in the United States.
11An FBI file regarding a stalker lists his height as 6' 0", 2 inches shorter than his official biography.
12Originally wanted to be billed as "Jack Ryan," but discovered that another actor had already registered that name with Actor's Equity. He wanted a short name, so he chose "Jack Lord" instead.
13Son died at age 13.
14Was considered for the part of Captain Kirk in Star Trek (1966), but was rejected by Gene Roddenberry and Desilu Studios because Lord wanted to also be co-producer, and own a percentage of the series.
15Lord was about to reprise the role of Felix Leiter in Goldfinger (1964), but producer Albert R. Broccoli feared that his portrayal of 007's CIA partner would overshadow the persona of James Bond as the main character. The character part was recast, with Cec Linder as the new Leiter.
16Traci Lords has said she changed her name to "Lords" as an honor to her favorite actor, Jack Lord.


M Station: Hawaii1980TV MovieAdmiral Henderson
Hawaii Five-O1968-1980TV SeriesDet. Steve McGarrett / Prof. Elton Raintree
The Counterfeit Killer1968Don Owens
The Name of the Game Is Kill!1968Symcha Lipa
The High Chaparral1968TV SeriesDan Brookes
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1967TV SeriesPharos Mandor
Ironside1967TV SeriesJohn Trask
Ride to Hangman's Tree1967Guy Russell
The Fugitive1967TV SeriesAlan Bartlett
The Invaders1967TV SeriesGeorge Vikor
The Doomsday Flight1966TV MovieSpecial Agent Frank Thompson
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965-1966TV SeriesHarry Marcus / Don Owens / Abe Perez
The Virginian1966TV SeriesRoy Dallman
The F.B.I.1966TV SeriesFrank Andreas Shroeder
12 O'Clock High1965-1966TV SeriesCol. Arnold Yates / Lt. Col. Preston Gallagher
Laredo1966TV SeriesJab Harlan
Combat!1965TV SeriesBarney McKlosky
The Loner1965TV SeriesReverend Booker
Kraft Suspense Theatre1965TV SeriesPaul Campbell
Wagon Train1965TV SeriesLee Barton
Grand Hotel1964TV Movie
The Reporter1964TV SeriesNick Castle
The Greatest Show on Earth1964TV SeriesWally Walker
Dr. Kildare1964TV SeriesDr. Frank Michaels
Stoney Burke1962-1963TV SeriesStoney Burke
Dr. No1962Felix Leiter
Checkmate1962TV SeriesErnie Chapin
Cain's Hundred1961TV SeriesWilt Farrell
Rawhide1959-1961TV SeriesPaul Evans / Blake
Stagecoach West1961TV SeriesJohnny Dane / Russ Doty
The Robert Herridge Theater1961TV Series
Outlaws1961TV SeriesJim Houston
The Americans1961TV SeriesCharlie Goodwin
Route 661961TV SeriesGabe Johnson
Naked City1960TV SeriesCary Glennon
Walk Like a Dragon1960Linc Bartlett
Bonanza1960TV SeriesClay Renton
One Step Beyond1959TV SeriesDan Gardner
The Lineup1959TV SeriesArmy Armitage
The Untouchables1959TV SeriesBill Hagen
The Hangman1959Johnny Bishop
The Loretta Young Show1959TV SeriesJoe
The Millionaire1958TV SeriesLee Randolph
U.S. Marshal1958TV SeriesMatt Bonner
Man of the West1958Coaley
God's Little Acre1958Buck Walden
The True Story of Lynn Stuart1958Willie Down
Playhouse 901957-1958TV SeriesHomer Aswell / Jim Kester
The Silent Service1957TV SeriesHurt
Gunsmoke1957TV SeriesNat Brandel / Myles Brandel
Have Gun - Will Travel1957TV SeriesDave Enderby
Tip on a Dead Jockey1957Jimmy Heldon
Climax!1957TV SeriesCharlie Mullaney
Conflict1957TV Series
Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot1957ShortJohn Fry
Lux Video Theatre1956TV SeriesRudd Kendall / Buck
Studio One in Hollywood1956TV SeriesMatt / Paul Chester
The Vagabond King1956Ferrebouc
Omnibus1956TV Series
Goodyear Playhouse1956TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1956TV Series
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955Lt. Cmdr. Zachary 'Zack' Lansdowne
The Elgin Hour1955TV SeriesLieutenant Davis
Appointment with Adventure1955TV SeriesBill - Diner Proprietor
Armstrong Circle Theatre1955TV Series
Danger1955TV Series
Suspense1954TV Series
The Web1954TV Series
Man Against Crime1953-1954TV Series
Broadway Television Theatre1953TV Series
The Hunter1952TV Series
The Tattooed Stranger1950Detective Deke Del Vecchio (uncredited)
Cry Murder1950Tommy Warren
Project X1949John Bates


M Station: Hawaii1980TV Movie executive producer
Hawaii Five-O1974-1975TV Series executive producer - 29 episodes
Cry Murder1950associate producer


M Station: Hawaii1980TV Movie
Hawaii Five-O1974-1979TV Series 6 episodes


Hello Junkie2001Short special thanks
The Hypnotic Eye1998TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode


AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredit)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra1982TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Whales That Wouldn't Die1980TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
CBS Galaxy1977TV SpecialHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Audience Bow
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show1963TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentarySteve McGarrett - Hawaii Five-O
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentarySteve McGarrett
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesDet. Steve McGarrett
Screwed2000Det. Steve McGarrett (uncredited)
Inside 'Dr. No'2000Video documentary shortHimself
The James Bond Story1999TV Movie documentaryFelix Leiter
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files1997TV Movie documentaryFelix Leiter (uncredited)

Won Awards

1963Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaStoney Burke (1962)

Nominated Awards

2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsCoolest Crime Fighting TeamHawaii Five-O (1968)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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