Keith Thibodeaux Net Worth

Keith Thibodeaux Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Keith Thibodeaux net worth is
$1 Million

Keith Thibodeaux Wiki Biography

Keith Raymond Thibodeaux, better known by his stage name Richard Keith, was born on the 1st December 1950, in Lafayette, Louisiana USA, and is an actor and former child actor, who is probably still best recognized for starring in the role of Little Ricky in the TV series “I Love Lucy” (1956-1957) and in “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” (1957-1960), and for playing Johnny Paul Jason in the TV series “The Andy Griffith Show” (1962-1966). He is also known as a musician.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Keith Thibodeaux is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Keith’s net worth is over $1 million, accumulated not only through his successful involvement in the film industry, but also through his involvement in the music industry. Another source has been coming from the sales of his autobiographical book “Life After Lucy” (1994).

Keith Thibodeaux Net Worth $1 Million

Keith Thibodeaux was raised in a Roman Catholic family in his hometown. He attended St. Victor’s elementary school in West Hollywood, after which he went to St. Jane Frances de Chantel in North Hollywood. Thereafter, he was a student at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks for only two years, but when his parents divorced in 1966, he moved back to his hometown with his siblings and mother, and transferred to Lafayette High School.

Keith’s professional acting career began when he was only six years old in 1956, making his debut appearance in the role of Little Ricky Ricardo in the hit TV series “I Love Lucy”, which lasted until 1957. When the filming of the TV series was ended, he immediately began to reprise the role in its sequel entitled “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” (1957-1960), which added a considerable amount to his net worth. Two years later came his next big role, when he was chosen to portray Johnny Paul Jason in the TV series “The Andy Griffith Show” (1962-1966). During that time, he also made guest-starring appearance in such TV series as “The Bill Dana Show” (1963), “The Joey Bishop Show” (1964), and “The Farmer’s Daughter” (1966), among others. Moreover, Keith starred in the 1975 film “A Shadow In The Streets”, after which he took a long break until 2009, when he was cast in “C Me Dance”, and most recently, he guest-starred in the TV series “The 700 Club” in 2015. All of these appearances increased his net worth by a large margin.

Speaking about his musical career, when he was only two years old Keith began playing drums, and in no time started earning money as a professional drummer, who went on tour with the Horace Heidt Orchestra at the age of three. While in high school, he performed with various bands. Upon matriculation, he moved to Mississippi in order to enroll at college, but he quit education as he decided to pursue career as a musician, and joined a band called David and the Giants in 1969. Later, he left the band and performed with jazz bands in local night clubs; however, he again joined the old band with a new name Christian David and the Giants in 1974. They released more than 10 albums during the 1980s and 1990s, which contributed a lot to his net worth.

To speak further about his career, Keith began in 1990 to serve in the position of the Executive Director at Ballet Magnificat!, which is the company of his wife, Kathy, a former professional ballet dancer, who participated at the 1982 II USA International Ballet Competition and won a Silver Medal in the Senior Division.

When it comes to speak about his personal life, Keith Thibodeaux has been married to Kathy Denton Thibodeaux since 1976; the couple has a daughter.

Full NameKeith Thibodeaux
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1950
Place Of BirthLafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Height1.78 m
Weight86 kg
EducationUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
SpouseKathy Thibodeaux
ChildrenTara Thibodeaux
TV ShowsI Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
I Love Lucy (1951)$461 /week (1956)
1Presently executive director of Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, Mississippi. Still plays the drums and spends time in the recording studio. [September 2005]
2Before I Love Lucy (1951), he was a professional drummer since age 3. He never had any professional training with drumming.
3Desi Arnaz gave him the stage name Richard Keith.
4Briefly attended Saint Jane Frances DeChantel school in North Hollywood, California and Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.
5Is one of the last surviving cast members of I Love Lucy (1951).
6One daughter: Tara


The 700 Club2015TV SeriesKeith Thibodeaux
C Me Dance2009TV Executive #1
A Shadow in the Streets1975TV MovieSteemson
The Andy Griffith Show1962-1966TV SeriesJohnny Paul Jason Johnny Paul Carter French
The Farmer's Daughter1966TV SeriesDrummer
The Joey Bishop Show1964TV SeriesBenny Harwell
The Lucy Show1964TV SeriesLittle Boy
The Bill Dana Show1963TV SeriesTommy
Ben Casey1961TV Series
Route 661961TV SeriesJuan
Shirley Temple's Storybook1961TV SeriesLittle Bears
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957-1960TV SeriesLittle Ricky Ricardo
Colgate Theatre1958TV Series
The Sheriff of Cochise1958TV SeriesSam Rinard
I Love Lucy1956-1957TV SeriesLittle Ricky Ricardo Little Ricky


I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentary special thanks - as Keith Thibodeaux


E! Mysteries & Scandals1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Marilu1994TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
I Love Lucy1956TV SeriesLittle Ricky

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I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentaryLittle Ricky (as Keith Thibodeaux)

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