Orson Bean Net Worth

Orson Bean Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Dallas Frederick Burroughs net worth is
$4 Million

Dallas Frederick Burroughs Wiki Biography

Born Dallas Frederick Burrows on the 22nd July 1928 in Burlington, Vermont USA, Orson is a film, television and stage actor, perhaps best known to the world as Loren Bray in the soap opera “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” (1993-1998), and as Dr. Lester in the film “Being John Malkovich” (1999), while he has also been a panelist of several game shows, such as “Match Game 73” (1974-1976). His career started in the early ‘50s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Orson Bean is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Bean’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Orson Bean Net Worth $4 Million

Orson is the son of Marian Ainsworth and George Frederick Burrows, and a distant cousin of former president of the USA Calvin Coolidge. He attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, after which he joined the US Army in Japan, and served for two years.

Following his return from the forces, Orson started his career in the nightclubs of New York, under the name Orson, adopted due to popularity of the film star Orson Welles. Little by little, his name started became more known, and he landed a gig at the Blue Angel nightclub, a performance that launched him into stardom. Through the ‘50s, Orson made his Broadway debut in the “Stalag 17” (1953), then appeared in “John Murray Anderson’s Almanac” (1954), “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” (1955), among many others. Throughout his career Orson continued to make Broadway appearances, such as in “Subways Are For Sleeping” (1961), “I Was Dancing” (1964), and more, which helped him on his way up the ladder.

His first big break as a panelist came in the late ‘50s when he started hosting “To Tell The Truth”, up until the late ‘90s. The show celebrated his name, and also increased his net worth. He made several more notable appearances as a panelist, on such game shows as “The Match Game” (1963-1969), “The Match Game 73” (1974-1976), and many others, further increasing his net worth.

When it comes to his career as an actor, Orson made almost 100 film and TV appearances, however, few roles are worthy of mentioning. In the ‘50s he was blacklisted for the Hollywood films, due to his liberal statements and opinion. Nevertheless in 1959 he had a role in the mystery drama “Anatomy of a Murder”, directed by Otto Preminger and staring James Stewart, Lee Remick and Ben Gazzara. In 1970 he featured next to Charles Bronson in the romantic drama “Lola”, while in the late ‘70s he voiced Bilbo Baggins in the animated film “The Hobbit” (1977), and in 1980 voiced Bilbo and Frodo Baggins in the sequel “The Return of the King”. His next big role was as Dr. Berlin in the romantic drama “Instant Karma” (1990), starring Craig Sheffer and Annette Sinclair. Then from 1993 until 1998 he portrayed Loren Bray in the soap opera “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”, while in 1999 he was Dr. Lester in “Being John Malkovich”, starring John Cusack and Cameron Diaz.

With the beginning of ‘00s, Orson’s popularity began to decline, although he still easily captured new roles, they were only brief appearances in B production films, such as “The Gristle” (2001), and “Game of Life” (2007). He bounced back with the role of Roy Bender in the TV series “Desperate Housewives” (2009-2012), while most recently, he featured in the comedy “Wake Up America”, starring Lilan Bowden and George Wendt, which also improved his wealth.

Orson is also an accomplished author; so far he has published four books, including his autobiography “Me and the Origone” (1972), which depicts his work with psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, and “[email protected] for Mikey” (2007), which is his latest publication.

Regarding his personal life, Orson has been married to 23 year old younger actress Alley Mills since 1993, and has two divorces behind him. His first wife was Rain Winslow; the couple was married from 1956 until 1962, and they have one child together. Orson’s second wife was actress Carolyn Maxwell; the couple was married from 1965 until 1981, and have three children together.

Full NameOrson Bean
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 22, 1928
Place Of BirthBurlington, Vermont, U.S.
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
EducationCambridge Rindge and Latin School
SpouseAlley Mills (m. 1993), Carolyn Maxwell (m. 1965–1981), Jacqueline de Sibour (m. 1956–1962)
ChildrenSusannah Bean, Michele Bean, Max Bean, Ezekiel Bean
ParentsMarian Ainsworth, George Frederick Burrows
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
MoviesBeing John Malkovich, Anatomy of a Murder, The Hobbit, Innerspace, Alien Autopsy, Frank McKlusky, C.I., Forty Deuce, The Return of the King, Soccer Dog: European Cup, Chance of a Lifetime, Garfield in the Rough, The Lather Effect, Instant Karma, Safe Harbor, The Star Wagon, Lola, Two-Legged Rat Bast...
TV ShowsNormal, Ohio, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, I've Got a Secret, Make Me Laugh (original), The Blue Angel, Forever Fernwood
1[referring to one of the world's deadliest snakes] The Gaboon Viper, so named because it bites you on the gaboon.
2[on his pierced left ear] I say it's for purposes self-adornment. That's all. And, you know, we are the only species in life where the male is less grand than the female. [The Tonight Show, May 25, 1978]
3[on his pierced left ear] What the hell? I think, you know, if a pirate can wear an earring, why can't I wear an earring? Why should we be the only male of a species that isn't into adornment? [The Tonight Show, Feb. 5, 1976]
4The trap is man's armored character structure and there's only one way out of it. It's not drugs and it's not religion and it's not politics. It's going back to the old apple tree and trying to do better than Adam and Eve did.
1"My best friend, greatest support system, and incredible grandfather has posted his entire award winning one man show on YouTube for the world to see for free. He had an offer to bring the show to NY but instead decided he just wanted to spread joy for all to be able to see (and laugh, and cry etc). That speaks more about his character than anything I could write here. In summary: do yourself a favor and watch this.".
2Frequent contributor to "Big Hollywood", which was the original blog created by his late son-in-law, Andrew Breitbart. "Big Hollywood" has become one of many subsections of
3He studied drama at HB Studios in Greenwich Village in New York City.
4Father-in-law of Andrew Breitbart. His wife is Susannah (Susie) Bean.
5On one To Tell the Truth (1956) episode in 1965, the panel was to try to guess which of three contestants was the police chief of Harvard University. The happily stunned Bean disqualified himself from the questioning as it was his own father.
6Was the founder of the arts-oriented 15th Street School of New York.
7Though blacklisted for his outspoken liberal views in the early 1950s, he had become an ardent supporter of Richard Nixon during the 1968 Presidential election year. Nixon had been a notorious "Red-Baiter" in the 1940s and 1950s.
8Blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s.
9Bean made frequent guest appearances on "The Tonight Show" (with both Jack Paar and Johnny Carson).
10Was nominated for Broadway's 1962 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Subways Are for Sleeping."
11Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 38. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
12His father made a surprise appearance on To Tell the Truth (1956).
13His father George Burroughs was the chief of campus police at Harvard University.
14In The Return of the King (1980), Bean voiced both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Sir Ian Holm plays Bilbo, but has also played Frodo in the BBC radio version. So Bean and Holm have both played both parts.
15Founding member of 'Sons of the Desert', a national organization dedicated to the memory and films of comedy team Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
16First cousin twice removed of Calvin Coolidge.


Wake Up America!2016Bernie Cantor
Another Period2016TV SeriesLaverne Fusselforth V
The Bold and the Beautiful2016TV SeriesHoward
Modern Family2016TV SeriesMarty
Dr. Quinn, Morphine Woman with Jane Seymour2014Short
Mistresses2014TV Series
A Golden Christmas 32012TV MovieMr. Cole
Desperate Housewives2009-2012TV SeriesRoy Bender
Hot in Cleveland2011TV SeriesDan
Two-Legged Rat Bastards2011ShortEddie
Piano Fingers2010ShortTV Show Host
The Sarah Silverman Program.2010TV SeriesMr. Myron
Ashley's Ashes2010Dan
Safe Harbor2009TV MovieJudge
How I Met Your Mother2007TV SeriesBob
Women's Murder Club2007TV SeriesHarold Grant
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman2007TV SeriesChick
The Closer2007TV SeriesDonald Baxter
Game of Life2007/IIDennis
Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe2007Raff Buddemeyer
The Novice2006Father McIlhenny
The Lather Effect2006Jonathan 'God Damn' Iverson
Commander in Chief2006TV SeriesBill Harrison
Alien Autopsy2006Homeless Man
Two and a Half Men2005TV SeriesNorman
Yesterday's Dreams2005Tony Vicedomini
Cold Case2004TV SeriesHarland Sealey
Soccer Dog: European Cup2004Mayor Milton Gallagher
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'2004TV MovieVoice of John Forsythe (voice)
Myron's Movie2004Stanley
Knee High P.I.2003TV MovieMacintyre
7th Heaven2003TV SeriesPatient / Mr. Hampton Impersonator
Frank McKlusky, C.I.2002Mr. Gafty
Becker2002TV SeriesMr. Bennett
The Gristle2001Mr. Bowen
Burning Down the House2001Sy
Normal, Ohio2000TV SeriesWilliam 'Bill' Gamble, Sr.
Will & Grace2000TV SeriesProfessor Joseph Dudley
Family Law2000TV SeriesArchbishop Phillips
The King of Queens2000TV SeriesCarl Tepper
Ally McBeal2000TV SeriesMarty Brigg
Manhattan, AZ2000TV SeriesLew Goldberg
Being John Malkovich1999Dr. Lester
Thanks1999TV SeriesBurnaby Fitzhugh
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie1999TV MovieLoren Bray
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1993-1998TV SeriesLoren Bray
Ellen1998TV SeriesGameshow Contestant
Diagnosis Murder1998TV SeriesLewis Sweeney
California1997TV SeriesLoren Bray
One of Those Nights1997Neighbor
Just My Imagination1992TV MovieJeremy Sticher
Final Judgement1992VideoMonsignor Corelli
Chance of a Lifetime1991TV MovieFred
Tiny Toon Adventures1990TV SeriesGepetto
Instant Karma1990Dr. Berlin
Monsters1990TV SeriesDr. Hubbard
Murder, She Wrote1986-1989TV SeriesEbeneezer McEnery
Innerspace1987Lydia's Editor
The Facts of Life1986-1987TV SeriesOliver Thompson
Smart Alec1986Arthur Fitzgerald
The Fall Guy1984TV SeriesJason Klemer
Garfield in the Rough1984TV ShortBilly Rabbit (voice)
Forty Deuce1982Mr. Roper
One Life to Live1982TV SeriesHarrison Logan
The Return of the King1980TV MovieFrodo Baggins Bilbo Baggins (voice)
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesArtie D'Angelo
The Hobbit1977TV MovieBilbo Baggins (voice)
Forever Fernwood1977TV SeriesReverend Brim
Ellery Queen1975TV SeriesWarren Wright
The Wide World of Mystery1974TV SeriesBob
NET Playhouse1970TV SeriesMultiple Roles
Love, American Style1970TV SeriesArtie Kaufman (segment "Love and the Teacher")
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court1970TV MovieHank / Sir Boss (voice)
The Star Wagon1966TV MovieStephen Minch
Vacation Playhouse1964TV Series
The United States Steel Hour1954-1963TV SeriesDennis Kavanaugh / Eddie West / Lester
Naked City1962TV SeriesArnold Platt
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1961TV SeriesJohn Monroe
Play of the Week1960-1961TV Series
The Twilight Zone1960TV SeriesJames B.W. Bevis
Art Carney Special1960TV Series
Miracle on 34th Street1959TV MovieDr. William Sawyer
Anatomy of a Murder1959Dr. Matthew Smith
The Millionaire1958TV SeriesNewman Johnson
The Phil Silvers Show1958TV SeriesPvt. Wally Gunther
Playhouse 901957TV SeriesJack Chesney
Kraft Theatre1957TV Series
Showdown at Ulcer Gulch1956ShortLlewelyn Throckmorton, III
Studio One in Hollywood1952-1956TV SeriesCharlie Digger / Joey / Harvey B. Hines
Omnibus1956TV Series
How to Be Very, Very Popular1955Toby Marshall
The Elgin Hour1955TV SeriesArthur
The Best of Broadway1955TV SeriesMortimer Brewster
Robert Montgomery Presents1954TV Series
Broadway Television Theatre1952TV SeriesRobert Bennett / Erwin Trowbridge
Goodyear Playhouse1952TV Series


Safe at Home with Orson Bean2016Video


Ally McBeal2000TV Series performer - 1 episode


National Bagel Day2016Video shortHimself
Safe at Home with Orson Bean2016VideoHimself
Hating Breitbart2012DocumentaryHimself
Desperate Housewives: I Guess This Is Goodbye2012Video documentary shortHimself
Imagine a School... Summerhill2008DocumentaryHimself
Dennis Miller2004TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
To Tell the Truth1990TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHimself
American Film Institute Comedy Special1987TV SpecialFather Sean (segment "The Rec Room")
Classic Concentration1987TV SeriesHimself - Host
Reading Rainbow1987TV SeriesHimself
Super Password1984-1986TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Body Language1985TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1982TV SpecialHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1966-1980TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Comedian
The Alan Hamel Show1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
The $10,000 Pyramid1978TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Break the Bank1977TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Rhyme and Reason1975TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975TV SeriesHimself
Showoffs1975TV SeriesHimself
To Tell the Truth1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Tattletales1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedian
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself
You're Putting Me On1969TV SeriesHimself
The Match Game1963-1969TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Jackie Gleason Show1966-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The Joan Rivers Show1968TV SeriesHimself / Guest (1969)
To Tell the Truth1963-1968TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Guest Host / Himself
What's My Line?1965-1967TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest #1 / Himself - Mystery Guest
I've Got a Secret1952-1966TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
ABC's Nightlife1965TV SeriesHimself
Password All-Stars1962-1964TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Get the Message1964TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Godfrey Thanksgiving Special1963TV MovieHimself
Picture This1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 17th Annual Tony Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1957-1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself
Gala Adlai on Broadway1960TV MovieHimself - Performer
Laugh Line1959TV SeriesHimself
The Ben Hecht Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Comic
Keep Talking1958TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Make Me Laugh1958TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1952-1955TV SeriesHimself
The Blue Angel1954TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1953TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1997-1998TV SeriesLoren Bray
Jacob's Ladder1990/IHimself - Game Show Panelist (uncredited)

Nominated Awards

2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureBeing John Malkovich (1999)
1999ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleBeing John Malkovich (1999)
1979GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenThe Hobbit (1977)

Known for movies

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