Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff
Celebrated Name: Gary Burghoff
Real Name/Full Name: Gary Rich Burghoff
Gender: Male
Age: 81 years old
Birth Date: 24 May 1943
Birth Place: Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 168 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight: 65 kg (143.3 lb)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Janet Gayle (m, 1971; div,1979)

Elizabeth Bostrom (m, 1985; div, 2005)

Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Gena Gale, Miles, Jordan)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Gary Burghoff Gay?: No
Profession: Actor
Salary: $1 million
Net Worth in 2024: $8 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Gary Burghoff is an American actor who is famous for portraying iconic characters like Charlie Brown in Broadway musicals, Corporal Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly in the film MASH. He also starred in the television game show Match Game, standing in for Charles Nelson Riley for 140 episodes between 1974-1975.

Maybe you know about Gary Burghoff very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Gary Burghoff’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Gary Burghoff was born on 24th May 1943 in Bristol, Connecticut, to Rodney and Ann Burghoff. His father Rodney Burghoff worked for a clock company, and his mother Ann Burghoff was a professional dancer. He has an older brother David Burghoff, who is a philatelist.

Personal Life

Gary Burghoff was married to Janet Gayle, an actress in 1971. They have one child Gena Gale Burghoff together. They got divorced in 1979.  In 1985, he got married to Elizabeth Bostrom, and they have two children, Miles Burghoff and Jordan Burghoff. They got divorced in 2005.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 May 1943, Gary Burghoff is 81 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024. His height is 1.68m tall, and his weight is 65 kg.


Despite having a congenital deformity of three fingers in his left hand, Gary Burghoff trained to become a tap dancer and a drummer. Trained at the HB studio in New York, he gained experience acting with the Belfry Players of Williams Bay, in Wisconsin. He came into limelight in 1967, when he portrayed the iconic character Charlie Brown in the original Off-Broadway production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

He befriended the actor Lynda Carter when he joined the band Relatives in 1968 as a drummer. She was the band’s singer. The band played at the Sahara Hotel and Casino lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada, for three months. Lynda carter helped him by casting him in an episode of the hit series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman in 1978, in the episode “The Man Who Wouldn’t Tell.”

He made his acting debut in 1970 by playing the role of Radar O’Reilly in Robert Altman’s MASH, which was adapted from the television series M*A*S*H. He received critical acclaim for his role in the movie and was nominated for six Emmy awards in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He won an Emmy in 1977 for the nominations, which was accepted on his behalf by co-star Alan Alda.

He quit M*A*S*H after seven seasons, citing personal reasons and a desire to spend more time with his family.

He later made many appearances on TV game shows like Match Game, Tattletales, Liar’s Club, and Showoffs.

In the 1980s, Burghoff was the TV spokesman for BP gasoline and IBM computers. In 2000, Burghoff was a spokesman for, an auction website.

Burghoff is also an inventor who holds patents for toilet seat lifting handle, a type of fishing pole, “Chum Magic,” which attracts fish towards the user’s boat.

He is a philatelist and was consulted to select a stamp for the United States Hunters.

Awards & Achievements

Gary Burghoff was nominated for six Emmy awards for his portrayal of Radar O’Reilly in M*A*S*H.

  • Primetime Emmy (1979) (Nominated) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy series.
  • Primetime Emmy (1978) (Nominated) for Outstanding Continuing performance by supporting actor in a Comedy series.
  • Primetime Emmy (1977) (Winner) for Outstanding Continuing performance by supporting actor in a Comedy series.
  • Primetime Emmy (1976) (Nominated) for Outstanding Continuing performance by supporting actor in a Comedy series.
  • Primetime Emmy (1975) (Nominated) for Outstanding Continuing performance by supporting actor in a Comedy series.
  • Primetime Emmy (1974) (Nominated) for Best Supporting Character in Comedy.
  • Primetime Emmy (1973) (Nominated) for Outstanding Performance by supporting actor in a Comedy series.
  • Daytime Emmy (2001) (Nominated) for Outstanding Service Show Host.

Net Worth & Salary of Gary Burghoff in 2024

Gary Burghoff Net Worth
Gary Burghoff Net Worth

As of ’June, Gary Burghoff has a net worth of $8 million. Most of his earnings come from his career as an actor. Part of his net worth also comes from his various patented inventions.

Gary Burghoff is a phenomenal actor who portrayed iconic characters like Charlie Brown and Radar O’Reilly. He is also well known for his career in music. He has also advised postal departments regarding various stamps as a philatelist.


  1. Loved Gary Burghoff in Mash..was unaware he was born in my home state of Ct….Where does Gary reside now? My best wishes to him…

    • That is what I read and by choice, I don’t get it but he had a house on a pond up here in northwestern CT and I’ve worked on his car a few times, drove him home and picked him up when I was done. Since I moved my business 14 years ago out of town I haven’t seen him.


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