Larry Linville
Larry Linville
Celebrated Name: Larry Linville
Real Name/Full Name: Lawrence Lavon Linville
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 60 years old
Birth Date: 29 September 1939
Date of Death: 10 April 2000
Birth Place: Ojai, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Kate Geer (m, 1962; div, 1975), Vana Tribbey (m, 1977; div, 1982), Melissa Gallant (m, 1982; div, 1985), Susan Hagan (m, 1986; div, 1992), Deborah Guydon (m, 1993)
Children: Yes (Kelly Linville)
Dating: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth in 2024: $4 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Larry Linville was a popular American actor. He was most well-known for his portrayal of the surgeon Major Frank Burns on the TV show M*A*S*H. He has appeared in several other movies as well including, “Mannix” (1967) and “Grandpa Goes to Washington” (1978). In addition to the TV show M*A*S*H, he has appeared in shows such as “Mannix” (1968-1970), “Grandpa Goes to Washington” (1978-1979), and “Paper Dolls” (1984).

Maybe you know about Larry Linville 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 Larry Linville’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

Larry Linville, whose full name is Lawrence Lavon Linville, was born on 29 September 1939 in Ojai, California, U.S. He was born to parents, Fay Pauline (formerly, Kennedy) and Harry Lavon Linville. He was raised in Sacramento, where he attended El Camino High School and graduated in 1957. He then went to study aeronautical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He then applied for a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, in 1959, which he attended until 1961.

Personal Life

Larry Linville has been married five times. He married American actress, Kate Geer in 1962. Kate gave birth to a daughter, Kelly Linville, in 1970. The marriage lasted for 13 years, and they got divorced in 1975. He then married actress, Vana Tribbey in 1977. The marriage lasted for five years, and they got divorced in 1982. He then married Melissa Gallant in the same year, but they got divorced three years later in 1985. He married Susan Hagan in 1986 but got divorced in 1992. His 5th and last marriage were with Deborah Guydon, which took place in the year of 1993. They remained married until Larry’s death on the 10th of April 2000.

He went through surgery in February of 1998 to remove a part of his lung after doctors discovered a tumour under his sternum.  He received further treatment, but his health problems continued over the next two years. He ultimately died of pneumonia in New York City on April 10, 2000, after complications from cancer surgery, and his wife Deborah Guydon was by his side when he died.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 29 September 1939, Larry Linville was 60 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.85 m tall and weighed 70 kg.


Larry Linville’s acting career began at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, the U.S. under director Robert Porterfield. He then guest-starred in different TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, such as “Bonanza,” “Room 222,” and “Adam-12”. He has also made appearances in “Mission: Impossible” and “Mannix.”  He has then worked in the TV movie “The Night Stalker” (1972) and the movie “Kotch” (1971).

He starred in the TV series M*A*S*H, which remained his most famous role of all time. In the aforementioned show, he played the role of a surgeon named Frank Burns. The role brought him worldwide recognition, but when his contract expired, he was offered a renewal for two more seasons, but he declined.

He then appeared in numerous films and TV series such as “Murder, She Wrote,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Girl,” and “Grandpa Goes to Washington.” He has worked in the TV series “Herbie, the Love Bug” (1982). He has also appeared in the movies “School Spirit” (1985), “Earth Girls Are Easy” (1988), and “C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D.” (1989). He also had a co-starring role in the 1984 American soap opera “Paper Dolls.”

Awards & Achievements

Larry Linville hasn’t won any award himself, but the show in which he played an important role, “M*A*S*H,” has been showered with many Awards and Achievements over the years.  The show received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1973 for the Outstanding New Series. The show was the winner of the Primetime Emmy Award in 1974 for the Outstanding Comedy Series.

Net Worth & Salary of Larry Linville in 2024

Larry Linville Net Worth
Larry Linville Net Worth

Larry Linville was born on 29 September 1939 and died at the age of 60 on the 10th of April 2000. As of February 2024, he had accumulated a net worth of $4 Million. He has gathered most of his earnings from his acting career. He had a great run in the TV series “M*A*S*H” from 1972-1977 for his portrayal of a surgeon Frank Burns. He has performed in theatre as well in addition to working in different movies and TV series such as “Paper Dolls,” “Earth Girls Are Easy” (1988) and “Room 222”.

Larry Linville had a great acting career, and he always delivered, no matter how big or small the role be. This is a lesson that we can all take from his life and inculcate in ourselves. Here’s thanking him for all the memories and entertainment he have us over the years.


  1. Larry Linville was brilliant in his role as Frank Burns. He actually reminded me of people I knew in the Army. He is by far the most realistic portrayal of an actual doctor of all the MASH characters according to one registered nurse who was a friend of my father’s.

  2. My battalion commander in Germany in 1988, LTC May not only looked like Larry Linville but his behavior, thinking, and level of competence was almost indiscernible from Frank Burns.


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