Tom Bosley Net Worth

Tom Bosley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Thomas Edward Bosley net worth is
$5 Million

Thomas Edward Bosley Wiki Biography

2Thomas Edward Bosley was born on the 1st October 1927, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and was an actor, entertainer, television personality and voice artist, probably best known for his role of Howard Cunningham in the cult ABC sitcom “Happy Days” (1974-1984). Bosley also had notable parts in “Murder, She Wrote” (1984-1988) and the NBC/ABC show “Father Dowling Mysteries” (1989-1991). His acting skills and frequent appearances on television significantly increased his net worth. Bosley’s career started in 1955 and ended in 2010 with his passing.
Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Bosley was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Tom’s net worth was as big as $5 million. In addition to acting in television and film, Bosley also appeared in commercials, and had the voice-over roles which added to his wealth.

Tom Bosley Net Worth $5 Million

Tom Bosley was a son of Benjamin and Dora Bosley, and was of Jewish religion although often played Catholic priests in his career. He served in the United States Navy during the WWII, and when the war was over, he went to DePaul University in Chicago, where he made his stage debut in 1947. Bosley had his first role in TV movie in 1955, when he appeared in “Alice in Wonderland”, but his major role came in 1959 in the Broadway musical “Fiorello!” playing the mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia and winning a Tony Award for his performance.
Bosley’s first feature film was the comedy-drama “Love with the Proper Stranger” (1963) starring Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen. By the end of the 60’s, he had played roles in “The World of Henry Orient” (1964) with Peter Sellers, Bud Yorkin’s “Divorce American Style” (1967), “The Secret War of Harry Frigg” (1968) with Paul Newman, and “Yours, Mine and Ours” (1968) starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. His first notable role in a series came on “The Debbie Reynolds Show” (1969-1970), in which Bosley appeared in 18 episodes.
Tom was cast in numerous TV movies and series during the ’70s, including his voice-over for a lead in “Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home” (1972-1974), and in his most memorable role in “Happy Days” (1974-1984), appearing in 255 episodes. In the ’80s, Bosley’s notable performances were in the TV series “Murder, She Wrote” (1984-1988), and s the lead character in “ The Father Dowling Mysteries” (1989-1991). He wasn’t quite as busy in the ’90s, mostly appearing in one or two episodes in numerous series, but he was more frequent in the 2000’s in movies such as “Returning Mickey Stern” (2002), “Mary Christmas” (2002), “Hidden Places” (2006), and “Charlie & Me” (2008). His last film was the comedy “The Back-up Plan” (2010) starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O’Loughlin.
Bosley also did several commercials throughout his career including for Glad Sandwich, Garbage Bags, and Saturn Car Company in the ’70s and ’80s – all his efforts added to his net worth..
Regarding his personal life, Tom Bosley was married to Jean Eliot from 1962 until her death in 1978, and had one child with her. He later married Patricia Carr, and they were together from 1980 to his death in 2010. Bosley died from a staph infection complications in October 2010, in Rancho Mirage, California, aged 83, and was also battling a lung cancer at the time.

Full NameTom Bosley
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1927
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
EducationDePaul University
SpousePatricia Carr
ChildrenAmy Baer
ParentsBenjamin Bosley, Dora Heyman
AwardsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
MoviesThe Back-up Plan, Yours, Mine and Ours, Love with the Proper Stranger, The World of Henry Orient, Divorce American Style, Santa Buddies, The Tangerine Bear, The Bastard, Charlie & Me, Wicked Stepmother, Million Dollar Mystery, To Find a Man, Bang Bang Kid, Mixed Company, Returning Mickey Stern, O'Ha...
TV ShowsFather Dowling Mysteries, The World of David the Gnome, Happy Days, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, The Dean Martin Show, The Sandy Duncan Show, The Debbie Reynolds Show, Living in TV Land
1So we had life, death, illness, everything - every emotional involvement we had, we experienced. And I think that made what we had to do on stage, stronger. We got very much involved in what we were doing.
2Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it's not.
3I changed my mind because of a scene between Howard Cunningham and Richie. The father-son situation was written so movingly, I fell in love with the project.
4You have to understand that during the course of our show, we were a family for five hours a day, five days a week, maybe four days a week. And we experienced the same things that we experienced in our own family.
5My wife says that my tombstone will read, 'Here lies Mr. C, who used to be Mr. B.' So I think that's probably what I'll be remembered for.
6Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business.
7Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives.
8Happy Days was about a family... although the show was shot in the 70s, it was about a family in the 50s. I realized that kids were watching their parents grow up and the parents were watching themselves grow up. That was the key to the success of our show.
9I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives.
1The June 30, 1971, issue of Variety, in the Hollywood Production Pulse section, lists a movie "S. R. O." directed by Jerry Schafer for Hollywood International Pictures with actors' Rory Calhoun (I)', Ruth Roman,Roosevelt Grier, James Mitchum, Tom Bosley, Jesse White, John Fiedler, and Percy Helton. which started filming Jun 14, 1971, in Dallas. No evidence the movie was completed or released.
2Before getting his tony Award in Fiorello he lived with another Chicago born actor looking to get big break in Show Biz-Ir was Harvey KormanTo confirm this info you can watch a episode of the Conan O'Brien show that he had on NBC on Youtube. Mr.Korman talks about rooming with Mr.Bosley.
3Acting mentors and friends of: Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Anson Williams, Scott Baio, Erin Moran, Don Most and Tracy Nelson.
4He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. [October 2010]
5Co-host, with Florence Henderson, Betty White, Ruth Buzzi and Dom DeLuise. of an infomercial for "The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show" video collection. [2008]
6Host, with Lynda Levine, of an infomercial for "SMC". [2000]
7Playing Herr Schultz in Broadway revival of "Cabaret". [2002]
8Although one of his most famous roles was as the Catholic priest Father Dowling in the Father Dowling Myseries, Tom Bosley was, in fact, Jewish.
9He played the same character (Howard Cunningham) in three different series: Happy Days (1974), Joanie Loves Chachi (1982) and Family Guy (1999).
10Died 18 days after his 83rd birthday.
11Initially turned down his part in "Happy Days", but changed his mind after reading the script for the pilot a second time and finding himself moved by a particular scene between the characters Howard Cunningham and Richie.
12Loved baseball and originally wanted to be a sports announcer.
13Son of Dora (née Heyman) and Benjamin Bosley.
14Served in the United States Navy.
15Attended DePaul University in Chicago.
16Made his stage debut in "Our Town" with the Canterbury Players at the Fine Arts Theatre in 1947.
17Trained at the Radio Institute of Chicago and had two years' experience in various dramatic radio programs and stock companies.
18Spokesman for SMC (Specialty Merchandise Corporation). Lynda Levine, daughter of SMC founder Abe Levine, is a childhood friend of Amy Baer. Lynda is Exec-VP of SMC.
19Starred in two different Sitcoms based on Love, American Style (1969) sketches. Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (1972) and Happy Days (1974) Even played the original character in "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father" segment.
20Along with Henry Winkler, he is one of only two actors to appear in all 255 episodes of Happy Days (1974).
21Originated the role of Belle's father, Maurice, in the Broadway Production of the Disney musical 'Beauty and the Beast'.
22Won Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for playing the title role of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in "Fiorello."
23Howard Cunningham, Bosley's character on Happy Days (1974), was ranked #9 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
24His daughter, Amy Baer, has given him 3 grandchildren. Amy had guest-starred several times on her father's TV series Happy Days (1974).
25Bosley was the host of CBS Radio's "General Mills Radio Adventure Theater" in 1977.


The Back-up Plan2010Arthur
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures2010TV SeriesPrincipal Richard Warner
Santa Buddies2009VideoSanta Paws (voice)
Charlie & Me2008TV MovieCharlie
Mothers and Daughters2006/IIBob
That '70s Show2006TV SeriesDr. Hammond
Hidden Places2006TV MovieWakefield
Nobody's Watching2006TV MovieTom Bosley
Geppetto's Secret2005Geppetto (voice)
Family Guy2005TV SeriesHoward Cunningham
One Tree Hill2005TV SeriesMel McFadden
The Fallen Ones2005TV MovieRabbi Eli Schmitt
Still Standing2005TV SeriesDr. S.T. Bloom
Confession2005/IFather Abbot Sutton
Christmas at Water's Edge2004TV MovieHarry
Felix the Cat Saves Christmas2004VideoSanta Claus (voice)
It's All Relative2004TV SeriesFather Joseph
Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth2003Video shortBen-Ami (voice)
Mary Christmas2002TV MovieLes Turner
Rugrats1993-2002TV SeriesDwayne Tickerbacker / Strike Maxwell / Yuppie Man
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesElmer
Returning Mickey Stern2002Harry Mankelbaum
Family Law2001TV SeriesKyle Mason
Legend of the Candy Cane2001TV MovieFranklin Holz (voice)
ER2001TV SeriesWalter Nikolaides
Jason and the Heroes of Mount Olympus2001TV SeriesJupiter (voice)
The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!2000VideoMr. Winkle (voice)
Walker, Texas Ranger2000TV SeriesMinister
Jack & Jill2000TV SeriesBernie
Maggie1999TV SeriesFather George
Port Charles1999TV SeriesBurt
Early Edition1999TV SeriesUncle Vic
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home1998Ranger Tasker
Johnny Bravo1997TV SeriesSanta Claus
The Drew Carey Show1996TV SeriesMr. Bobeck
Heaven Help Us1994TV SeriesAlbert
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesDr. Burke
ABC Weekend Specials1993TV SeriesCarl W Clemmer
Hearts Are Wild1992TV SeriesSam Fesman
Father Dowling Mysteries1989-1991TV SeriesFather Frank Dowling / Blane Dowling / O'Downey / ...
The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage1990TV MovieLt. Logan
Out of This World1988-1989TV SeriesGrandpa Zelig
Fire and Rain1989TV MovieDerryl Price
Wicked Stepmother1989Lt. MacIntosh
Murder, She Wrote1984-1988TV SeriesSheriff Amos Tupper
The Gnomes' Great Adventure1987David the Gnome (voice)
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery1987TV MovieFather Frank Dowling
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night1987Geppetto (voice)
Million Dollar Mystery1987Sidney Preston
The Love Boat1982-1987TV SeriesHarry Meacham / Howard Pfister / George Hammond / ...
Hotel1986-1987TV SeriesBlaine Chapman / Walter Devlin
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun1986TV MovieFather Chris DeLeon
Glitter1985TV SeriesDoc
David the Gnome1985TV SeriesDavid (1987) (English version, voice)
Private Sessions1985TV MovieHarry O'Reilly
Finder of Lost Loves1985TV SeriesMalcolm Beck
Happy Days1974-1984TV SeriesHoward Cunningham Boris Eddie
The Jesse Owens Story1984TV MovieJimmy Hoffa
Joanie Loves Chachi1982TV SeriesHoward Cunningham
O'Hara's Wife1982Fred O'Hara
Tales of the Unexpected1982TV SeriesRalph Stackpole
For the Love of It1980TV MovieNorman
Here's Boomer1980TV Series
The Return of Mod Squad1979TV MovieFrank Webber
The Rebels1979TV MovieBenjamin Franklin
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979TV MovieHenry Elliott
The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal1979TV MovieMorris Feldman
The Stingiest Man in Town1978TV MovieB.A.H. Humbug (voice)
The Bastard1978TV MovieBenjamin Franklin
With This Ring1978TV MovieEdward Edwards
Black Market Baby1977TV MovieDr. Andrew Brantford
Testimony of Two Men1977TV Mini-SeriesDr. Louis Hedler / Narrator
The Streets of San Francisco1972-1976TV SeriesEddie Clark Eddie Coughlin Saretti
The Love Boat1976TV MovieGeorge Havlicek
Mobile One1975TV SeriesJohn Brewster
The Night That Panicked America1975TV MovieNorman Smith
Ellery Queen1975TV SeriesBud Armstrong
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1975TV SeriesJack Flaherty
The Last Survivors1975TV MovieMarcus Damian
Insight1975TV SeriesIncredible Man
Who Is the Black Dahlia?1975TV MovieBevo Means
Death Cruise1974TV MovieDavid Mason
Mixed Company1974Al
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home1972-1974TV SeriesHarry Boyle
The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped1974TV MovieHarold
Yogi's Gang1973TV Series
Miracle on 34th Street1973TV MovieJudge Harper
McMillan & Wife1973TV SeriesSam Hamilton
Tenafly1973TV SeriesDave Barker
Love, American Style1970-1973TV SeriesAlan Walker (segment "Love and the Comedienne") / Harry Boyle (segment "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father") / Jack Smallerd (segment "Love and the Artful Codger") / ...
Chase1973TV SeriesAxel Sullivan
A Touch of Grace1973TV SeriesPreacher
Maude1973TV SeriesDr. Tasko
The Paul Lynde Show1973TV SeriesCongressman Landis
Medical Center1973TV SeriesHoward Spirling
The New Temperatures Rising Show1973TV SeriesGibson
The Sandy Duncan Show1972TV SeriesBert Quinn
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesAlbert
Banyon1972TV SeriesSteve Corbett
No Place to Run1972TV MovieDr. Golinski
Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band1972TV MovieMayor
Me and the Chimp1972TV SeriesGoodrich
To Find a Man1972Dr. Katchaturian
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones1971TV MovieMr. Jones
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1971TV SeriesMr. O'Hare
Sarge1971TV SeriesStanley Miller
Congratulations, It's a Boy!1971TV MovieHerb
Funny Face1971TV SeriesUsed Car Dealer
Mission: Impossible1971TV SeriesHenry Matula
Bewitched1971TV SeriesFerdy
Vanished1971TV MovieJohnny Cavanaugh
A Step Out of Line1971TV MovieJack Berger
The Name of the Game1970-1971TV SeriesMorey Tait / Charlie Reid
Night Gallery1969-1971TV SeriesJules Kettleman (segment "Make Me Laugh") / Sidney Resnick
The Silent Force1970TV SeriesBinachi
The Most Deadly Game1970TV SeriesGeorge
The Debbie Reynolds Show1969-1970TV SeriesBob Landers
The Bill Cosby Show1970TV SeriesCookie Maharg
Bonanza1968-1969TV SeriesHiram Peabody / Titus Simpson
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969TV SeriesTiny Baker
Mod Squad1969TV SeriesJohn Wells
The Virginian1969TV SeriesNat Trumbull
Get Smart1968TV SeriesEmil Farkas
Yours, Mine and Ours1968Family Doctor
The F.B.I.1968TV SeriesJohn Clanton
The Secret War of Harry Frigg1968Gen. Roscoe Pennypacker
Bang Bang Kid1967Meriweather P. Newberry
Divorce American Style1967Farley
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966TV SeriesQuantum
Jericho1966TV SeriesPercy Vandercook
The Defenders1965TV SeriesCharlie Barry
Ben Casey1965TV SeriesTimothy Michael MacMurrough
Profiles in Courage1965TV Series
Dr. Kildare1965TV SeriesHarry Markham
The Doctors and the Nurses1963-1964TV SeriesMr. Ross / Clarence
The World of Henry Orient1964Frank Boyd
The DuPont Show of the Week1964TV SeriesHoward
A Very Close Family1964TV MovieSon
Love with the Proper Stranger1963Anthony Columbo
Route 661963TV SeriesDr. Sumner Klein / Jim Horst
Naked City1963TV SeriesJudge
Car 54, Where Are You?1963TV Series'Reverend' Harold Peterson / Archie the Artist
The Law and Mr. Jones1962TV SeriesAssistant D.A. Ryan
Arsenic & Old Lace1962TV MovieTeddy Brewster
Focus1962TV MovieFred Cooper
The Right Man1960TV MovieThrottlebottom
Diagnosis: Unknown1960TV SeriesFreddie Ziegler
Play of the Week1959TV SeriesDupont-Dufour Jr.
TV Reader's Digest1955TV SeriesSilent man in Studebaker commercial
Alice in Wonderland1955TV MovieKnave of Hearts


Father Dowling Mysteries1990-1991TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Happy Days1977-1982TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Stingiest Man in Town1978TV Movie performer: "A Christmas Carol/Overture", "An Old Fashioned Christmas", "The Stingiest Man in Town", "Birthday Party of The King"
Miracle on 34th Street1973TV Movie performer: "Deck the Halls" - uncredited


The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialRex Van De Kamp (segment "Desperate Classic Housewives")
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 6th Annual Family Television Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Living in TV Land2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Paper Clips2004DocumentaryHimself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHimself
Biography1995-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
TVography: Happy Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 42000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days - Secrets1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Boy Meets World1996TV SeriesHimself
Curtain Time1994TV SeriesHimself
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Costume, Best Lighting & Best Scenic Design
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
Happy Days Reunion Special1992TV SpecialHimself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life'1990TV Short documentaryHimself - Host
Couples Do It Debbie's Way1988VideoHimself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Gene Kelly1985TV MovieHimself
Great Performances1985TV SeriesHimself - Host
Paul McCartney: The Man, His Music, and His Movies1984TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series
Journey to Krull1983Video documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1982TV SpecialHimself
Tattletales1982TV SeriesHimself
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The Regis Philbin Show1981TV SeriesHimself
That's Hollywood1978-1981TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Pat Boone and Family Christmas Special1979TV MovieHimself - Cameo
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself
The Hollywood Squares1977-1979TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Namath1979TV SpecialHimself
Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall1979TV Movie documentaryHimself / Howard Cunningham (uncredited)
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Suzanne Somers1978TV SpecialHimself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Rich Little's Washington Follies1978TV SpecialHimself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The Captain and Tennille1976TV SeriesHimself
A Special Olivia Newton-John1976TV Special
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Rich Little Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1975TV SeriesHimself
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Match Game 731975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Merv Griffin Show1974TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual Tony Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Irv Kupcinet Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual Tony Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
That Was the Week That Was1964TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1961TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gala Adlai on Broadway1960TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 14th Annual Tony Awards1960TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Greenwich Village: A World Apart2015Documentary shortHimself
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story2010DocumentaryHoward Cunningham
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself / Howard Cunningham (segment "American TV Icon")
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHoward Cunningham (uncredited)
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Weezer: Buddy Holly1994Video shortHoward Cunningham
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1977TV SeriesSpinner

Nominated Awards

1988Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorMillion Dollar Mystery (1987)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesHappy Days (1974)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Face11th place.

Known for movies

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