Jamie Joseph Farah, popularly known as Jamie Farr is known for his role of Maxwell Q. Klinger in the CBS television sitcom M*A*S*H. Holding an American nationality, he has earned a fortune of $7 million US dollars. He is the only actor to have appeared in all the three ‘Cannonball Run’ films. At the age of 83, he is still actively involved in some great projects.
Farr was born on July 1, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio to Lebanese- American parents, Samuel N. Farah was a grocer while his mother, Jamelia M. used to work as a seamstress. His sibling, Yvonne and him were raised in the Maronite Eastern Catholic Syriac Maronite Church of Antioch religion. Farr attended the Pasadena Playhouse where he was amongst the best students. Some of his good friends are Alan Alda, Chuck Barris and Tom Kennedy.
Farr is married to Joy Ann Richards since February 16, 1963 and has two children, Jonas and Yvonne. Their 53 years of marriage has been very sucessful and happy. He has also been blessed with a grandson, Dorian.
Farr’s acting career started at the age of 11 when he won an acting contest. His first appearance was in 1955 in ‘Blackboard Jungle’. After that, he served US Army. On his return, he has several uncredited films to his account. People didn’t take him seriously initially and he served as a delivery person, a post office clerk, an army store clerk, an airlines reservation agent and also as an employee at a ranch.
In 1958, Warner Brothers cast him as an airman in the Andy Griffith military comedy ‘No Time for Sergeants’. Lter, he appeared in ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’, ‘Who’s Minding the Mint?’ and ‘With Six You Get Eggroll’.
Farr’s television career started in 1950s from the show ‘The Red Skeleton Show’. He has also worked for some commercials like Wonder bread. Farr later gave guest appearance in ‘The Love Boat, ‘Say Goodnight’, ‘The Last Romance’ to name a few.
Farr also gave the appearance as a panelist on various game shows like ‘The Gong Show’ and he is popular for unbiased remarks. He is still passionate about theatre occasionally gives guest appearance on television.
Farr received a star on Hollywood walk of fame in 1985. In his honour, a park which Farr used to visit has been renamed as “Jamie Farr Park”. He was an outstanding student in High School, member of the Drama society, class president for three years, feature editor of the school newspaper, president of the radio class, manager of the football and basketball teams and a member of the varsity tennis team.
How much is Jamie Farr Net Worth in 2017
As of 2017, Jamie Farr has a net worth of $7 million US dollars owing to his career in acting in films and television, compering competitions and shows, clever stock funds, considerable property holdings and profitable endorsement contracts with advertising companies.
Farr is an actor with a golden heart. he has proved this by raising charity for local children through anchoring women’s golf tournament in Ohio and frequently donating to the Republican National Committee. Farr’s autobiography is titled ‘Just Farr Fun’.