Sherwood Schwartz Net Worth

Sherwood Schwartz Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Sherwood Schwartz net worth is
$175 Million

Sherwood Schwartz Wiki Biography

Sherwood Schwartz was born on the 14th November 1916, in Passaic, New Jersey of Jewish origin, and was a television producer and screenwriter, best known for creating the television series “Gilligan’s Island” (1964 – 1967) and “The Brady Bunch” (1969 – 1974). In 2008, he was awarded a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame and became an inductee into the Television Hall of Fame. Schwartz had been active in the entertainment industry from 1938 to 2011, when he passed away.

How much was the net worth of Sherwood Schwartz? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth was as much as $175 million, converted to the present day. Television was the major source of Schwartz’s wealth.

Sherwood Schwartz Net Worth $175 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Passaic, New Jersey with two brothers: – Al Schwartz and Elroy Schwartz – who are both writers. Schwartz earned a Master’s degree majoring in Biology.

Concerning his professional career, he started writing jokes for the radio program “Bob Hope”. As people liked them, Sherwood continued writing for other shows, including “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”. Moreover, he was appointed as a writer for the Armed Forces Radio Network. Then he decided to move to television, and began to write for television series in the early 1950s. In this work he was involved from 1954 to 1962 writing 162 episodes for the series “The Red Skelton Show”, and in 1961 he won an Emmy Award for writing for the show. From 1964 to 1967, he created and produced the sitcom “Gilligan’s Island”, and in total 98 episodes were broadcast. Afterwards Schwartz went on creating and producing the award winning sitcom “The Brandy Bunch” (1969 – 1974), which success led to the creation of various spin-off series and films. Both series owned high audience ratings, and they are now considered to be American cultural icons.

He has also created, produced and wrote the western comedy series “Dusty’s Trail” (1973 – 1974), and later worked as a producer and writer of the sitcoms “Harper Valley PTA” (1981 – 1982) and “Together We Stand” (1986 – 1987). In 1990, he wrote the script for the stage show “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” (1990 – 2011).

From the end of the 1990s and during the 2000s, he made a number of appearances on television shows, talking about his work. He was seen on such shows as “Biography”, “Top Ten” and “Evening News” among others. Sherwood appeared as a guest in TV Land Awards 2004. Overall, all the above mentioned engagements added sums to the size of Schwartz’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of Sherwood, he married Mildred Seidman at the end of 1941, and they lived together for almost 70 years and had their four children, as well as his 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. On the 12th July 2011, Sherwood Schwartz died during his sleep from natural causes. His body was cremated and rests at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California.

Full NameSherwood Schwartz
Net Worth$175 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1916, Passaic, New Jersey, United States
DiedJuly 12, 2011, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthPassaic
ProfessionBusinessperson, Screenwriter, Writer, Television producer, Film Producer
EducationNew York University, DeWitt Clinton High School
SpouseMildred Seidman (m. 1941–2011)
ChildrenLloyd J. Schwartz, Elroy Schwartz, Hope Juber, Ross Schwartz
ParentsHerman Schwartz, Rose Schwartz
SiblingsAl Schwartz, Elroy Schwartz
NicknamesSherwood Schwatz , Sherwood Charles Schwartz
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (1961), TV Land Pop Culture Award (2004), Writers Guild of America Award for Television Best Comedy/Variety, Any Length (1960)
NominationsHollywood Walk of Fame (2008), Television Hall of Fame
MoviesGrowing Up Brady, A Very Brady Sequel, The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady Christmas, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West
TV Shows“Gilligan's Island” (1964-1967), “The Brady Bunch” (1969-1974), “Bob Hope”, “Big John, Little John” (1976), “Biography”, “Top Ten”, “Evening News”, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”, “The Red Skelton Show” (1954-1962), “Gilligan’s Island” (1964-1967), �...
1It's one world, and we all have to learn to live with each other.
1Grew up in Brooklyn, New York.
2He was a pre-med student at New York University. Upon graduation, he moved to LA and earned a master's degree in biological sciences at USC, but never put it to use.
3In 1938, he joined his brother Al Schwartz, as a joke writer on Bob Hope's radio show. In World War II, he wrote for Armed Forces Radio. Post-war, he became a staff writer for the radio version of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952).
4Moved to TV in the '50s eventually rising to head writer status on "The Red Skelton Show" (1951). He, along with brother Al and two other staffers, won a 1961 Emmy Award.
5Is portrayed by Michael Tucker in Growing Up Brady (2000).
6Attended DeWitt Clinton High School
7Was reunited along with Bob Denver, Russell Johnson, Dawn Wells and Tina Louise at the 2004 TV Land Awards and won The Pop Culture Award for Gilligan's Island (1964).
8Profiled in "The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age" by Jordan Young (BearManor Media).
9He is a member of the Writers Guild of America
10Younger brother of Al Schwartz. Uncle of Douglas Schwartz, Bruce Schwartz and Judithe Randall.
11Father of Elroy Schwartz, Lloyd J. Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, and Hope Juber.


The Brady Bunch in the White House2002TV Movie characters
A Very Brady Sequel1996characters
The Brady Bunch Movie1995characters
Gilligan's IslandTV Series created by - 98 episodes, 1964 - 1967 written by - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1992
The BradysTV Series created by - 5 episodes, 1990 written by - 3 episodes, 1990
A Very Brady Christmas1988TV Movie written by
The Invisible Woman1983TV Movie
Scamps1982TV Movie
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island1981TV Movie
The Brady BridesTV Series 1 episode, 1981 created by - 6 episodes, 1981 written by - 1 episode, 1981
Harper Valley P.T.A.TV Series written by - 1 episode, 1981 developer - 1 episode, 1981
The Brady Girls Get Married1981TV Movie
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979TV Movie
Rescue from Gilligan's Island1978TV Movie creator / written by
The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West1976written by
Dusty's Trail1973-1974TV Series created by - 27 episodes
The Brady BunchTV Series created by - 117 episodes, 1969 - 1974 written by - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1974
It's About TimeTV Series created by - 26 episodes, 1966 - 1967 writer - 1 episode, 1966
Mr. and Mrs.1964TV Movie play "Mr. and Mrs." by
The Red Skelton HourTV Series 13 episodes, 1957 - 1959 writer - 157 episodes, 1955 - 1962 script supervisor - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1961 written by - 2 episodes, 1958 adaptation for television - 1 episode, 1954
Red Skelton Timex Special1960TV Movie
The Red Skelton Chevy Special1959TV Movie
Encounter1957TV Series 1 episode
I Married JoanTV Series 3 episodes, 1953 writer - 3 episodes, 1953 teleplay - 1 episode, 1954


The Real Gilligan's Island2004TV Series executive producer
The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years2004TV Movie executive producer
A Very Brady Sequel1996producer
The Brady Bunch Movie1995producer
Gilligan's IslandTV Series producer - 77 episodes, 1964 - 1992 executive producer - 22 episodes, 1965
The Bradys1990TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
A Very Brady Christmas1988TV Movie executive producer
Nothing Is Easy1986TV Series executive producer
The Invisible Woman1983TV Movie executive producer
Scamps1982TV Movie executive producer
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island1981TV Movie executive producer
The Brady Brides1981TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Harper Valley P.T.A.1981TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Brady Girls Get Married1981TV Movie executive producer
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979TV Movie executive producer
Rescue from Gilligan's Island1978TV Movie executive producer
Big John, Little John1976TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West1976executive producer
Dusty's Trail1973-1974TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
The Brady BunchTV Series executive producer - 92 episodes, 1970 - 1974 producer - 25 episodes, 1969 - 1970
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie1972TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
It's About TimeTV Series executive producer - 25 episodes, 1966 - 1967 producer - 1 episode, 1966

Music Department

The Invisible Woman1983TV Movie composer: song "She Must Be Around Here Someplace"
The Brady Brides1981TV Series composer - 7 episodes
The Brady Girls Get Married1981TV Movie composer: theme music
Big John, Little John1976TV Series composer - 13 episodes
Dusty's Trail1973-1974TV Series composer - 26 episodes
The Brady Bunch1969-1974TV Series composer - 117 episodes
Gilligan's Island1964-1967TV Series composer - 98 episodes
It's About Time1966-1967TV Series composer - 43 episodes


Everybody Wants Some!!2016writer: "Gilligan's Island"
Inherent Vice2014writer: "Gilligan's Island"
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Nostalgia Critic2010TV Series music - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Robot Chicken2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ballad of Jack and Rose2005writer: "Brady Bunch Theme" 1969
Rugrats Go Wild2003"The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
The Original Kings of Comedy2000Documentary writer: "Gilligan's Island"
The Blair Witch Project1999The Theme From Gilligan's Island", writer: "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
Mystery Science Theater 30001988-1998TV Series writer - 10 episodes
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV Special music: "Titanic"
Tinseltown1997"Gilligan's Island"
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV Special music: "Secrets & Lies"
A Very Brady Sequel1996"The Brady Bunch"
Cybill1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jumanji1995writer: "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle Theme from Gilligan's Island" 1964
Caroline in the City1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brady Bunch Movie1995"The Brady Bunch", "Till I Met You"
Exit to Eden1994writer: "The Ballad Of Gilligan's Isle"
Radio Inside1994writer: "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle Them from Gilligan's Island", "Brady Bunch Theme"
Addams Family Values1993"Theme"
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion1993TV Special writer: "The Brady Bunch"
Gilligan's Island1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even1992writer: "The Brady Bunch Theme"
BaywatchTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1992 music - 1 episode, 1992
Hot Shots!1991writer: "The Brady Bunch Theme"
What About Bob?1991lyrics: "The Brady Bunch Theme"
Saved by the Bell1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cookie1989writer: "The Brady Bunch Theme"
Cousins1989"THE BRADY BUNCH"
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988writer: "The Brady Bunch"
The Running Man1987"Theme from Gilligan's Island"
Adventures in Babysitting1987lyrics: "The Brady Bunch Theme"
Rescue from Gilligan's Island1978TV Movie lyrics: "Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West1976writer: "Dusty's Trail"
The Brady Bunch1971-1974TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dusty's Trail1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wild Wild West1969TV Series writer - 1 episode


Gilligan's Planet1982TV Series executive consultant
The New Adventures of Gilligan1974TV Series executive consultant
The Brady Kids1972TV Series executive consultant - 2 episodes
My Favorite MartianTV Series script consultant - 6 episodes, 1963 - 1964 story consultant - 1 episode, 1963
The Red Skelton Hour1960-1961TV Series script supervisor - 4 episodes


TV Land Moguls2004TV Mini-Series documentary acknowledgment: photographs provided by


Totally Tracked Down2010TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Moguls2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Eye on Entertainment2007TV SeriesHimself
TV Land: Myths and Legends2007TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Gilligan's Island: A Pop Culture Phenomenon2005Video documentary shortHimself
Gilligan's Island: Season 3 Introduction2005Video shortHimself
Biography2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Brady Bunch: Coming Together Under One Roof2005Video short documentaryHimself - Creator and Executive Producer
Gilligan's Island: Season 2 Introduction2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years2004TV MovieHimself
TV Land Convention Special2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2004TV Series documentaryHimself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
ET in TV Land2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Bob Hope: The Road to Laughter2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Perfect Pitch2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History2001TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
20/202000TV Series documentaryHimself
Growing Up Brady2000TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Gilligan's Island - The Untold Tales2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 22000TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration Tribute to Bob Hope1996Video documentaryHimself
Roseanne1995TV SeriesHimself
Marilu1994TV SeriesHimself
Bradymania: A Very Brady Special1993TV MovieHimself
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather1993TV SeriesHimself
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Show1988TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
Brady Bunch Home Movies1995TV SpecialHimself

Won Awards

2008Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 7 March. At 6541 Hollywood Boulevard.
2004Pop Culture AwardTV Land AwardsGilligan's Island (1964)
1961Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in ComedyThe Red Skelton Show (1951)
1960WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety, Any LengthThe Red Skelton Show (1951)

Nominated Awards

2010Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialThe Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years (2004)
1962Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in ComedyThe Red Skelton Show (1951)
1957WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USASituational Comedy, 30 Minutes in LengthThe Red Skelton Show (1951)

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