Pernell Roberts - Famous Actor

Pernell Roberts Net Worth


Pernell Roberts had a net worth of $10 million. Famous for his roles as Adam Cartwright in ‘Bonanza’ from 1959 to 1965 and as Trapper John McIntyre in ‘Trapper John, M.D.’, which aired from 1979 until 1986.

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The following are 5 key facts about Pernell Roberts based on the provided context:
  • Pernell Roberts was an American actor and singer who had gained stardom for portraying the role of Adam Cartwright in the television series 'Bonanza' from 1959 to 1965.
  • Roberts starred in the television series 'Trapper John, M.D.' as the character John McIntyre from 1979 to 1986 and was widely known for this role.
  • Roberts was an activist and participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965, ultimately helping change the way actors were cast for various roles.
  • Roberts appeared in numerous films including The Magic of Lassie, Four Rode Out, The Kashmiri Run, Ride Lonesome, Paco, and Checkered Flag.
  • In 1981, Roberts was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in 'Trapper John, M.D.'

Basic Information About Pernell Roberts

Full NamePernell Roberts
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1928-05-18
Place of birthWaycross
Date of death2010-01-24 (aged 81)
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationGeorgia Institute of Technology
Curiosities and TrademarksHis beard (in latter career)
Baritone voice
Several of his roles were doctors that served compassion to others.
Roles in Westerns
FatherPernell Elven Roberts
MotherMinnie Myrtle Morgan Roberts
Spouse24 January - Eleanor Criswell (1999 - Β 2010)Β (his death)
1 June - Kara Knack (Β 1972 - 1996)Β (divorced)
Judith Roberts - (19 OctoberΒ 1962 - 1971)Β (divorced)
4 January - Vera Mowry (Β 1951 - 1959)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Kidsone: Jonathan Christopher Roberts (died)
Height6 ft (1.829 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Imdb

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Pernell Roberts awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNomineeTrapper John, M.D.1981

Pernell Roberts roles

Movie / Series Role
BanacekMatthew Donniger 1 episode, 1972
The VirginianJim Boyer Sr. / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1971
Mission: ImpossibleBoomer / ... 4 episodes, 1967-1973
MannixGeorge Fallon 1 episode, 1973
Police WomanWagner 1 episode, 1977
The Sixth SensePaul Pettigrew 1 episode, 1972
The Love BoatBrian Mallory 2 episodes, 1980
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.Joey Celeste 1 episode, 1966
Marcus Welby, M.D.Roger / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
The Paper ChaseProfessor Marc Justin 1 episode, 1979
The Wild Wild WestSean O'Reilley 1 episode, 1967
The Name of the GameErnie Subich / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
The Streets of San FranciscoCharley Finn 1 episode, 1977
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew MysteriesDetective Superintendant Molly / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Trapper John, M.D.Trapper John McIntyre 151 episodes, 1979-1986
Barnaby JonesDaniel Matthews 1 episode, 1977
The Young RidersHezekiah Horn 1 episode, 1990
The QuestCalder 1 episode, 1976
CannonPhil Denton / ... 1 episode, 1976
Hawaii Five-OLon Phillips 2 episodes, 1971

Pernell Roberts's Quotes

  • I was teaching a Sunday school class at one of the churches in Waycross, Georgia, where I grew up. And the lesson dealt with equality and all of us being one under the eyes of God. All of a sudden it hit me!! This isn't true! The church was - is- the most segregated place one day a week there is in our country. And it's so ironical and so tragic that here's a philosophy which preaches and teaches human understanding and brotherly love and practices, in essence, the most vicious form of human relationship there is.
  • I had six seasons of playing the eldest son on that show. Six seasons of feeling like a damned idiot, going around -- me, like a middle-aged teenager, saying, 'Yes, Pa,' 'No, Pa' on cue. It was downright disgusting -- such dialogue for a grown man. I felt I wasn't being taken seriously as an actor, and that's like death to one's talent...Stuck as Adam Cartwright, I was only able to use about one-tenth of my ability. -- PR on why he left Bonanza (1959)
  • I'm never satisfied with my own work.
  • There are times when I think we almost manage to transcend our constant lack of good scripts, proper rehearsal and all the other things that bug a man in this business.... Everything on TV is that monster, compromise.... Let's face it, Bonanza could be really good if the powers-that-be cared enough to make it that way.
  • They told me the four characters [Lorne Greene, myself and Dan Blocker and Michael Landon as brothers] would be carefully defined and the scripts carefully prepared. None of it ever happened. - (In 1964 about the limitations he felt about his character given on-screen for Bonanza (1959).)

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Interesting Facts about Pernell Roberts

  1. Parents: father, Pernell Elvin Sr.; mother, Betty Roberts.
  2. Had one son, Jonathan Christopher Roberts (b. October 1951, d. 1989), with 1st wife Vera Mowry.
  3. First wife Dr. Vera Mowry was a professor at Washington State University.
  4. Had a talent for singing, and was especially fond of performing folk music.
  5. He sang in several episodes of Bonanza (1959) and appeared on 2 record albums with the Bonanza (1959) cast as well as 1 solo album.
  6. Recorded a solo album of folk songs on RCA Victor, "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies," in 1962.
  7. When he was interviewed after his career resurgence with Trapper John, M.D. (1979) in the early 1980s, Roberts identified himself as very much a liberal.
  8. Best known by the public for his role as Adam Cartwright on Bonanza (1959), and for his starring role as the title character in Trapper John, M.D. (1979).
  9. He was nominated for a 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in the play, "Welcome Home", at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  10. His fine baritone was put to use frequently on stage in a number of musicals including "The King and I," "The Music Man," 'Kiss Me Kate," "Camelot" and "The Sound of Music". He played Rhett Butler in a short-lived 1973 musical version of "Gone With the Wind".
  11. Roberts (born May 18, 1928) was only 13 years, 3 months, 6 days younger than Lorne Greene (born February 12, 1915), who played his television father, Ben Cartwright, on Bonanza (1959).
  12. Roberts (born May 18, 1928) was only 6 months, 22 days older than Dan Blocker (born December 10, 1928), who played his television middle brother, Hoss Cartright, on Bonanza (1959).
  13. Had a penchant for martial arts; was known for giving demonstrations at the annual Circus of the Stars (1977), from the 1970s through the 1980s.
  14. The singer appeared in one-act operas and ballets with the North American Lyric Theatre early in his career.
  15. An avid political liberal, Roberts often complained about the mostly white complexion of the "Bonanza" cast, and the stereotypical ethnic roles that were displayed (in particularly, "Hop Sing", the house servant, played by Victor Sen Yung).
  16. While serving for two years in the United States Marine Corps, he participated in the Marine Corps Band.
  17. Remained good friends with Gregory Harrison, during and after Trapper John, M.D. (1979).
  18. Had attended but did not graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
  19. Was the spokesperson for Ecotrin Tablets between 1982 to 1990.
  20. During his high school years, he played the horn, acted in school and church plays, and sang in local USO shows - pursuing a wide range of occupations before pursuing acting.

Additional information of Pernell Roberts

Lucky Number7
Lucky StoneEmerald
Lucky ColorGreen
Best Match for MarriageVirgo, Cancer, Capricorn
DivorceKara Knack
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorGrey

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