Dick Cavett - Famous Voice Actor

Dick Cavett Net Worth


Dick Cavett, famous former American television talk show host, has a whopping net worth of $60 million. The majority of this wealth comes from his wise real estate investments, primarily in the Hamptons town of Montauk.

Key facts:

  • Dick Cavett is a former American television show host.
  • He is most known for hosting "The Dick Cavett Show" from 1968 to 2007.
  • Cavett was heavily involved with the campus radio station WYBC while attending Yale University where he graduated with a drama degree in 1958.
  • Cavett worked as a magician and a caddie before beginning his career in television.
  • Despite his short-lived career in stand-up comedy, Cavett made numerous appearances on television game shows, including "What's My Line?" and "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Basic Information About Dick Cavett

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsComedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice Actor, Presenter
Net worth$60,000,000
Date of birth1936-11-19 (87 years old)
Place of birthGibbon
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksDistinctive raspy, gravelly voice
Comb-over hairstyle
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Dick Cavett win?


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Dick Cavett awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Primetime Emmy - Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual AchievementNomineeThe Dick Cavett Show1975
Primetime Emmy - Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual AchievementWinnerThe Dick Cavett Show1974
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Musical SeriesNomineeThe Dick Cavett Show1973
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Series - TalkWinnerThe Dick Cavett Show1972
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Series - TalkNomineeThe Dick Cavett Show1971
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety or Musical SeriesNomineeThe Dick Cavett Show1970

Dick Cavett roles

Movie / Series Role
Forrest GumpDick Cavett
Annie HallDick Cavett
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsDick Cavett
Beetle JuiceBernard
KoyaanisqatsiSelf - On TV (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pawn SacrificeSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White HouseSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
I Am Not Your NegroSelf (archive footage)
Gossip GirlSelf 1 episode, 2012
The SimpsonsSelf 1 episode, 1995
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Host / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1983
All My ChildrenDick Cavett 1 episode, 1979
The Story of Late NightSelf 2 episodes, 2021
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 1 episode, 2020
Are We There Yet?Harold Bradlee 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2015
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf 1 episode, 1971
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf 1 episode, 2017
Amazing StoriesDick Cavett 1 episode, 1986
Childrens HospitalDick Cavett 1 episode, 2016
Wheel of FortuneSelf - Special Guest 1 episode, 1988
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf - Host 365 episodes, 1968-1986
Another WorldOliver Twist (hypnotist / ... unknown episodes
Laugh-InGuest Performer 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Full Frontal with Samantha BeeSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2017
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 1993-1994
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 2010-2014

Dick Cavett's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
The Merv Griffin ShowΒ (1962)$460 / week

Dick Cavett's Quotes

  • Anyone who steals another comic's material should be sentenced for life to reading Aristophanes to the O.J. [O.J. Simpson] jury.
  • I'm perplexed when people adopt the modish abbreviation "Ms.," which doesn't abbreviate anything except common sense.
  • There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
  • [on Stu Hample] He was a great appreciator of comedy. He was an extremely funny man. He could be funny in a good stand-up comedy way in your living room. or walking across the park. And he had a prodigious memory for comic literature and could quote whole routines--with the accuracy they deserved.
  • [on being a talk-show host] It's a wonderful job for people who have never had a nervous breakdown and have always wanted one.

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Interesting Facts about Dick Cavett

  1. Born at 1:24am-CST
  2. Was an actor in army training films.
  3. Was a talent coordinator, and later writer, for Jack Paar's TV show. Appeared many times on talk shows as a stand-up comic.
  4. Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 99. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  5. Early in his career he applied to be a page at NBC's Rockefeller Center studio in New York City but was turned down.
  6. Suffered from manic-depressive disorder, since his freshman year at Yale University.
  7. Grew up in Lincoln, NE.
  8. Was a gymnast when he was younger.
  9. The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Godson (1959) was his first appearance on TV. During an recent interview he recalled how during a break in the shooting, he approached Phil Silvers and said, "I know there's no way you'd remember, but I saw you in ['the Broadway show] 'Top Banana' and went backstage and you gave me an autographed picture." And without a moment's hesitation Silvers replied "What's the deal, kid, you here to give it back?".
  10. Announced November 9, 2010, on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show with Don Imus, that he had married Martha Rogers "about a week ago in New Orleans".
  11. Appeared in the 1964 US Army "Big Picture" film, "Thayer of West Point" as a cadet enumerating the new rules that Superintendent Thayer was implementing, such as no valets or other servants to be employed by cadets.
  12. Inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1991.
  13. Insisted that the proper/technical way to pronounce his surname is "CAY-vit"/"cave-it", not "Cav-vet" as it commonly is.
  14. He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Annie Hall (1977) and Forrest Gump (1994).
  15. The Dick Cavett Show (1968) aired on five networks for over 35 years: (1) ABC daytime (March 4, 1968-January 24, 1969) (originally titled "This Morning"); (2) ABC prime time (May 26-September 19, 1969); (3) ABC late night (December 29, 1969-January 1, 1975); (4) CBS prime time (August 16-September 6, 1975); (5) PBS (October 10, 1977-October 8, 1982); (6) USA prime time (September 30, 1985-September 23, 1986); (7) ABC late night (September 23-December 30, 1986)' (8) CNBC (April 17, 1989-January 26, 1996).
  16. Jimmy Fallon wrote the foreword to Cavett's book "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks" which was published in 2014.
  17. Though they graduated one year apart from one another, he and Sandy Dennis attended the same high school in Lincoln, NE, and were in plays together.
  18. Is of German, Welsh, English, Scottish, and distant Irish, descent.

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  • Author: ABC Television
  • Date taken: Press release is not dated but refers to Paar beginning his own show starting on 8 January. Paar's program began in January 1973 and continued for a year.
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  • Date taken: 20 October 1968
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