Dabbs Greer Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 Jul, 2019
Facts of Dabbs Greer
Date of Birth: 1917 , April-2
Age: 103 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Dabbs Greer
Father Randall Alexander Greer
Mother Bernice Irene
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fairview, Missouri, United States
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $2 million
Died April 28, 2007
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With his plain-looking face, wavy hair, a distinctive voice, as well as a five-decade-long acting career, Dabbs Greer was one of the recognized faces in the world of acting, especially on television. The actor had more than 300 acting credits to his name that included the roles from merchants, preachers, businessmen, to assorted villains. He first grabbed attention for his performance in the TV series Gunsmoke. His career reached the new height when he portrayed Reverend Robert Alden in the series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1983. 

Early Life, Bio, And Family

Dabbs Greer was born on April 2, 1917, in Fairview, Missouri, United States of America. He belonged to American nationality and was White American by ethnicity. He was the son of Bernice Irene (mother), a speech teacher, and Randall Alexander Greer (father), a druggist.

As a child, Dabbs moved to Anderson with his family and started performing in children's theater production at the age of eight. Geer graduated from Drury University, in Springfield, Missouri. At that time, he also became a part of Theta Kappa Nu.

Professional Career And Wiki

Dabbs Greer scored his first movie role in a 1938 movie Jesse James. After dozens of roles in movies, the actor made his TV debut in 1950, portraying Shaky in Dick Tracy. The same year, he appeared in Fireside Theatre.

Dabbs starred in over 200 different TV series playing many diverse supporting roles. From 1957-59, he was a cast in the TV series How to Marry a Millionaire. The actor obtained massive fame following his breakout role in the hit TV series Little House on the Prairie. He had a prominent role of  Reverend Alden in the NBC series from 1974 to 1983.

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In 1999, Geer played his last film role in The Green Mile. The movie starred Tom Hanks, David Morse, and Bonnie Hunt. The following year, Greer went on to play the role in Diagnosis: Murder. And his last TV appearance was Lizzie McGuire, in 2003. He portrayed Moe in the series in which he shared the screen along with Hilary Duff, Lalaine, and Adam Lamberg.

Net Worth And Income Sources 

Dabbs Greer earned a good amount of money from his career. He had a net worth of around $2 million at the time of his death. During his decade long illustrious career, the actor acted in over 300 projects. He landed his last role in a movie The Green Mile which became commercially successful, racking up over $290 million against $60 million production budget.

Marriage, Relationship, And Wife

Dabbs Greer never married and fathered no children. Despite his long career in the spotlight, he never disclosed his personal stuff to the media. The actor kept every details regarding his dating and love life secret.

Greer resided in Pasadena, California from 1943 until his death in 2007.

Death, Grave

Dabbs Greer died at Pasadena's Huntington Hospital after struggling with renal failure and heart disease, on April 28, 2007, at the age of 90. His dead body was transported back to his hometown Missouri and interred in Peace Valley Cemetery.


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