Robert Conrad Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Robert Conrad Net Worth 2020 – Robert Conrad is a retired American actor, director, writer, singer and radio host. He gained much fame in the 1960s as the ruggedly handsome undercover agent James T. West in the American adventure series The Wild Wild West (1965-1969), alongside Ross Martin.
Biography – Early Life/ Education/Personal Life
Robert Conrad was born Conrad Robert Norton Falk on March 1, 1935, in Canaryville, Chicago, Illinois. His mother Jacqueline Hubbard was a publicist while his father Leonard Henry Falk was a construction worker.
He dropped out of high school as a teenager and began working as a dairyman to support himself. He completed his high school education in 1953 at Hyde Park High School in Chicago.
After working for a few years, Conrad enrolled at the Northwestern University to study Theatre Arts. He found it hard to concentrate and therefore, he left college. With the help of his mother, he got a job at the Chicago theatre.
Robert Conrad is currently without a wife. However, the retired actor has been married twice in the past. His first marriage was to a woman named Joan Kenlay in 1952.
He eloped with her at the age of 17 and adopted the name Robert Conrad to avoid being detected by either of their parents. The marriage lasted for 25 years and ended in an amicable divorce in 1977.
Conrad’s second marriage was to actress LaVelda Ione Fann in 1983. Their marriage lasted for 27 years and ended in a divorce in 2010.
Robert Conrad moved to California in 1957 and began to get movie roles almost immediately. His early film credits include Juvenile Jungle and Thundering Jets, both films were produced in 1958.
Conrad landed a contract with Warner Bros and in addition to his acting career, he released several pop/rock records between the late 50s and early 60s.
From 1959 to 1963, Robert Conrad headlined the weekly adventure series Hawaiian Eye in which he played the role of detective Tom Lopaka. He tried to revive his music career with a tour of Australia and Mexico before he landed his career-defining role in the cult classic The Wild Wild West.
On The Wild Wild West, Conrad loved doing his own stunts. This left him with serious injuries during the course of the show. However, he got inducted into the Stuntman’s Hall of Fame in 1965. Pressures from the US Congress for networks to tone down the violence on TV led to the cancellation of the show in 1969.
Riding on the popularity of Wild Wild West, Robert Conrad made several unsuccessful attempts to rejig his career. He found fame again in 1976 when he landed a role in Black Sheep Squadron, a TV series based on the exploits of World War II ace Pappy Boyington.
The performance got him a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Actor in addition to a Golden Globe nomination.
After Black Sheep Squadron was cancelled in 1977, Conrad went on to feature in a number of other shows. He became a pitchman for Eveready Batteries during the late 1970s and featured in a famous series of adverts for the company.
He deviated from the hard guy role in the epic 1979 miniseries Centennial and in the titular role in the 1981 Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy.
Conrad went on to star in many made-for-TV films, including Two Fathers’ Justice (1985), Anything to Survive (1991) and Samurai Cowboy (1993). In 1996, the actor made a brief appearance in the Christmas comedy film Jingle All the Way alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
As of 2020, Robert Conrad has a net worth of $2 million. He is one of the richest TV actors born in Illinois. He has earned his money being a professional TV actor.
He had gained a lot from his marvelous acting skills, which have fetched him high-profit income. The supreme recognition has made him a powerful actor and a television personality.
Robert Conrad has made his career successful by all means to the extent of failing, but he never gives up. Being among the richest actor, he has managed to live a scandal-free life and a very secretive one with boundaries between his career and personal life.