Jan Smithers Net Worth

Jan Smithers Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jan Smithers net worth is
$6 Million

Jan Smithers Wiki Biography

Karin Jan Smithers was born on the 3rd July 1949, in North Hollywood, California USA, and is a retired film and television actress, best known to the world for the role of pretty and but shy girl Bailey Quarters in the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” (1978-1982). She was a part of the entertainment industry from the early ‘70s until the late ‘80s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jan Smithers is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Smithers’ net worth is as high as $6 million, an amount earned largely through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Jan Smithers Net Worth $6 Million

Jan grew up with three sisters in Woodland Hills, north of Los Angeles, and went to William Howard Taft High School to study art. While in high school, Jan experienced a car crash, hammering into telephone pole in order to avoid a driver heading towards her, leaving her with a scar on her chin.

Jan first experienced fame in the mid ‘60s, when as a teen she appeared on the cover of Newsweek, seated on a motorcycle; the photoshoot was taken by Julian Wasser. Inspired by this early success and her love for arts, Jan began pursuing an acting career. Her first acting credits came in 1973, when she featured in an episode of the TV series “Love Story”. The following year she snagged the leading role in the Golden Globe Award- nominated romantic drama “Where the Lilies Bloom”, next to Julie Gholson and Matthew Burrill, and also featured in the drama “Our Winning Season” (1978), starring Scott Jacoby, Deborah Benson and Dennis Quaid. After that she was selected for the role of shy and pretty Bailey Quarters in the CBS sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati”, which lasted until 1982.

During that time, Smithers’ net worth increased to a large degree, but she also chased other roles during her stint on the show, and appeared in the made-for-television film “The Love Tapes” (1980), directed by Allen Reisner. After the series ended, Jan made several one-off appearances in such TV series as “The Fall Guy” (1983), “Legmen” (1984), “Murder, She Wrote” (1985), and “Comedy Factory” (1985). Her last role was as Lise in the film “Mr. Nice Guy” (1987), next to Mike MacDonald and Joe Silver; all of these appearances added steadily to her net worth.

She retired from acting the same year to focus more on her husband and children, although in 2014 she did go to a reunion of “WKRP in Cincinnati”.

Regarding her personal life, Jan was married to actor Kipp Whitman from 1971 until 1972, and then to actor James Brolin from 1986 to 1995, and the couple had a daughter plus two children from his previous marriage. Jan now resides in Ojai, California.

Full NameJan Smithers
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1949
Place Of BirthNorth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionTelevision actress
EducationWilliam Howard Taft Charter High School
SpouseJames Brolin (m. 1986–1995), Kipp Whitman (m. 1971–1972)
ChildrenMolly Elizabeth Brolin
NicknamesKarin Jan Smithers , Smithers
MoviesMr. Nice Guy, WKRP in Cincinnati, Our Winning Season, Where the Lilies Bloom, Trick or Treat
TV ShowsWKRP in Cincinnati
1Retired from acting and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. [2004]
2Thinking about acting again, resides in Ojai, California. [September 2005]
3Ex-stepmother-in-law of Alice Adair.
4Mother, with James Brolin, of daughter Molly Brolin (aka Molly Elizabeth Brolin), born in 1987.
5Ex-stepmother of Josh Brolin and J. Brolin (aka Jess Brolin).
6Dismissed stories that singer Barbra Streisand had ruined her marriage to James Brolin, by pointing out that she and Brolin had parted (amicably, sharing custody of their daughter) a full five years before Streisand and Brolin got together.


Mr. Nice Guy1987Lise
Hotel1984-1986TV SeriesJanice Copeland / Lacey Grant
Comedy Factory1985TV SeriesBarrie Shepherd
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesKathy Farrell
Cover Up1985TV SeriesKaren Morris
The New Mike Hammer1985TV SeriesShia Walters
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesBarbara Hensen
The Love Boat1982-1984TV SeriesSabrina Drake / Carol Cooperman / Aurora Adams
Legmen1984TV SeriesSarah Turner
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesCynthia Caldwell
WKRP in Cincinnati1978-1982TV SeriesBailey Quarters
The Love Tapes1980TV MovieCarol Clark
Our Winning Season1978Cathy Wakefield
Starsky and Hutch1976TV SeriesSharman Crane
Where the Lilies Bloom1974Devola
When the North Wind Blows1974
Love Story1973TV SeriesBarbara


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