James Garner
James Garner
Celebrated Name: James Garner
Real Name/Full Name: James Garner
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 86 years old
Birth Date: 7 April 1928
Date of Death: 19 July 2014
Birth Place: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87 m
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lois Clarke (m. 1956–2014)
Children: Yes (Gigi Garner, Kimberly Garner)
Profession: Actor, producer, and voice artist
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Handsome American film and television actor James Scott Bumgarner is commonly known as James Garner. He gained most of his net worth through his acting career. Besides Hollywood movies for which he is known all over the world, he also appeared in a few television series.

Maybe you know about James Garner very well But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of James Garner’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

James Garner was born on 7th April 1928, in Norman. His father, Waldon Warren Bumgarner, had three sons. James was the youngest. His mother died when he was five years old. His father married several times. At an early age, he left family and never went back. One of his stepmothers was very cruel to him and on the other boys.

Garner’s last stepmother, whom he called ‘Mama Grace,’ was almost like a mother to him. He went to his father and joined Hollywood High School. At that time, he did some modeling jobs. He returned to Norman soon and attended Norman High School. In high school, he played both basketball and football and was quite good at them.

Personal Life

Garner met Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke at a rally in 1956. After two weeks. They got married. Clarke had a daughter from her previous marriage. Later he had a daughter with her, Gigi Garner. In 1979 he separated from his wife, but he didn’t get divorced. After three years, the couple got back together. He remained married to her until his last breath. In 2014 he died of a massive heart attack.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 7 April 1928, James Garner was 86 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.87 m. tall, and weigh 90 kg.


At the age of 16, he joined the United States Merchant Marine. He received many medals. He started his TV career in 1957 with the TV series entitled Conflict. He played the role of Bret Maverick in Maverick in 1959. After this, he never had to look behind. He stepped on the ladder of success and went on to reach the top of it.

Awards & Achievements

Needless to say, at the early stage of his career, the film industry recognized the potential of the great actor. Consequently, he received the Golden Globe Award for the most promising newcomer male in the year 1958. In 1977 he won Primetime Emmy Award for the Rockford files in the category outstanding lead actor in a drama series. He was nominated for this category three times more. In 1987 he won Primetime Emmy Award again. This time it was for Promise.

In 1990 he won Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an actor in a motion picture made for TV award for Decoration Day. After three years in 1993, he won another golden globe award in the same category, this time for barbarians at the gate. In 2004 Screen Actors Guild award game him the lifetime achievement award. In the year of 2010, he won the TCA Career Achievement Award. Throughout his career, he got nominated for many prestigious awards.

Net Worth & Salary of James Garner in 2024

James Garner Net Worth
James Garner Net Worth

As of May 2024, This charming and amiable Hollywood actor has a net worth of around $20 million. He achieved the chunk of his net worth from his acting career. His most famous TV series is The Rockford Files, where his per episode salary was $100.00. Between 1985- 1989, his annual salary was $1,000,00.


    • looks like they copied article and badly

      For his role in the Warner Bros in 1956, he received around $2000 per week.
      In 1974 he was paid around $100,000 per episode in The Rockford Files
      From 1985 to 1989 his annual salary for television and radio spokesperson for Mazda cars plus one Mazda vehicle was $1 million.

  1. I think there are a few errors in that article!!!

    He confirmed in the ’50s that he was receiving $1,250.00 per week for Maverick so I’d say he was getting more than $100.00 per episode for the Rockford Files!!!

  2. I heard James Garner say he was paid $500 a week during the first season of Maverick. This was when he appeared on The Dick Cavett Show. (I believe it was Dick Cavett. It could have on The Johnny Carson Show)


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