Jan Smithers
Jan Smithers
Celebrated Name: Jan Smithers
Full Name: Karin Jan Smithers
Gender: Female
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 3 July 1949
Birth Place: North Hollywood, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 55 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): James Brolin (m. 1986–1995), Kipp Whitman (m. 1971–1972)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Molly Brolin)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jan Smithers Lesbian? No
Profession: Actress
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in June 2024: $8 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Jan Smithers is a well known American actress who first appeared in 1973 in Love Story. Jan is well known for playing as a Bailey Quarters (Shy Character) in WKRP in Cincinnati. Her most recent film is Mr. Nice Guy, which was released back in 1987. However, nowadays, she prefers to live her life outside Hollywood.

Maybe you know about Jan Smithers very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Jan Smithers’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:

Jan grew up in San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles, with her three sisters. Her father was an attorney, and her mother was a homemaker. They led a middle-class life. Jan’s eldest sister died in a car accident at the age of 21.

Jan attended William Howard Taft Charter High School. At her teens, she swerved her car into a telephone pole, to avoid hitting other driver’s car. This accident led to a permanent scar on her chin. Jan was liked art and shy at school.

Personal Life:

In an interview with Newsweek, Smithers said that: she is very private about her personal life. Although in 1986, she married actor James Brolin. Jan was stepmother to his two sons from his previous marriage. Together they had one daughter named Molly Brolin.

When Smithers realized that she was pregnant, she took six months off work. And after the birth of Molly, she ended her career as an Actress and became a full-time mother.

In her interview, she said that: I loved being an Actress, but when I met Molly, I looked into her big eyes and told her, “you need me,” and that innocent look on her face forced me to quit my career to become a full-time mother.

After nine years of their marriage, Jan and Brolin divorced. She said that she liked to spend her time with James, but with molly, I wanted to live my life in the country and get away from the world, but James wanted to be in Hollywood. We grew apart and ended up getting a divorce.

When Molly was in High school, she went to India. She was amazed at the hardships they were suffering from. And there, she learned meditation, healing, and spirituality.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 3 July 1949, Jan Smithers is 74 years old as of today’s date 12th June 2024. Her height is 1.7 m tall, and her weight is 55 kg.


Jan’s career started at the age of 16 when David Moberg (Newsweek reporter) asked her to be photographed for the magazine cover about teens in the 1960s. The shot led her to work in commercials while she was still studying art at the institute of arts in Valencia in California.

Jan Smithers quit the institute to pursue full time acting. In her 20s, she got a role in the film “Where the Lilies Bloom.” It was about a family living in the Appalachian Mountains. After that, her career as an Actress boosted up. She got a role in Starsky & Hutch in 1975 and 1978, and she got a role at WKRP in Cincinnati. According to her: it was her destiny but also her dumb luck. Jan Smithers said: “Honest to God, and I don’t know how I got the role.”

Awards & Achievements

The big achievement of Jan’s life was when she got a role as Barley Quinn, a shy teenager, at WKRP in Cincinnati. It did her work in bigger projects like The Love Tapes, The Fall Guy, The hotel, Legmen, Finder of lost loves, cover-up, Murder She Wrote, and the last and final movie of her career Mr. Nice Guy. Her career as an Actress started in 1973 and ended up in 1987.

Net Worth & Salary of Jan Smithers in  2024

Jan Smithers Net Worth
Jan Smithers Net Worth

As of June 2024, The net worth of Jan is about $8 Million. This enormous amount of fortune is from her love with the Art and from being a great and remarkable celebrity in the past. The role in WKRP in Cincinnati changed her life, to become a great and forever known celebrity.

The highs and the lows of Jan Smithers life led her to live a happy life. The life of Jan turned differently at the age of 16 when she was photographed for the magazine cover. Jan Smithers knew how to live her life, and she didn’t want to be attached in strings. She dedicated her life to raising her only daughter Molly then being an actress although Jan enjoyed every bit of being an actress.



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