Gary Burghoff Biography, Net Worth, Height, Age, Left Hand, Movies, Wife, Children, TV Shows, Paintings, Still Alive, Wikipedia

Gary Burghoff Biography: Net Worth, Height, Age, Left Hand, Movies, Wife, Children, TV Shows, Paintings, Still Alive, Wikipedia

May 11, 2023 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Gary Rich Burghoff (born May 24, 1943), addressed as Gary Burghoff, is a professional American actor and TV personality. 

She is most known for playing Charlie Brown in 1967 Off-Broadway musical You’re a Good Man

Gary Burghoff‘s also starred in Charlie Brown and Corporal Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly in the film and TV series MASH.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Gary Rich Burghoff
Stage Name: Gary Burghoff
Born: 24 May 1943 (age 82 years old)
Place of Birth: Bristol, Connecticut, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.66 m
Parents: Rodney Burghoff, Ann Burghoff
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Elizabeth Bostrom (m. 1991–2005), Janet Gayle (m. 1971–1979)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Gena Gale Burghoff, Miles Burghoff, Jordan Burghoff
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$6 million

Early Life & Education

Gary Burghoff was born in Bristol, Connecticut, and then relocated to Clinton, Connecticut, before settling in Delavan, Wisconsin. He was born on the 24th of May in 1943.

His father is Rodney Burghoff, while his mother is Ann Burghoff.

Having been born with brachydactyly triggered by Poland syndrome, which caused three fingers on his left hand to be much smaller than those on his right, Gary Burghoff studied tap dancing and became a drummer. 

With the Belfry Players of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, he received early acting experience. Gary Burghoff acquired his acting training at New York’s HB Studio.


Gary Burghoff originated the role of Charlie Brown in the Off-Broadway production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in 1967. In 1968, he was the drummer for the band The Relatives

The band’s singer was Lynda Carter, who became a well-known actress. The band performed for three months at the Sahara Hotel and Casino club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gary Burghoff and Lynda Carter remained friends and appeared together in the 1978 episode The Man Who Wouldn’t Tell of her blockbuster series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman.

Gary Burghoff first appeared in a feature film in Robert Altman‘s MASH (1970). Even though several performers from the original film made cameo appearances in the television series M*A*S*HGary Burghoff was the only regular cast member, playing Radar O’Reilly

Despite the fact that he played the same character in both the series and the film, he has noted changes in the portrayal; he stated, “Radar is a lone, gloomy, and cynical persona whom I developed as a mysterious presence. I maintained these attributes for a short period until I noticed that the TV M*A*S*H characters were evolving in a different direction from the film ones. It evolved into a group of sophisticated, well-educated doctors (plus one head nurse) who would rather be somewhere else and who understood the consequences of the ‘horrible place’ they were trapped in. 

With Gelbart’s assistance, I began to shape Radar into a more unsuspecting, gullible character in comparison to the other characters so that while the others might deplore the perversion and guilt of military conflict (from an academic and argumentative standpoint), Radar could respond from a role of complete innocence.”

After playing the role of RadarGary Burghoff went ahead to star in several television roles.

Gary Burghoff is the creator of Chum Magic, a fishing equipment that attracts fish to the user’s boat. A toilet seat elevating handle and a unique variety of fishing poles are among Gary Burghoff‘s other creations.

Personal Life

From 1971 to 1979, Gary Burghoff was married to Janet Gayle. Gena Gale Burghoff, their only child, was born in July 1975.

Gary Burghoff married Elizabeth Bostrom in 1985. Miles Burghoff and Jordan Burghoff were their two boys, and the couple separated in 2005.

Net Worth

Gary Burghoff, one of the notable figures in the movie industry, has amassed an estimated net worth of US$6 million.

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