George Wyner Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Jan, 2021
Facts of George Wyner
Date of Birth: 1945 , October-20
Age: 75 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name George Wyner
Father Edward Wyner
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Boston, Massachusetts
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For A More Perfect Union (filming)
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Married Yes
Married to Kathleen Jacobs
Children 2
Education Syracuse University
Movies My Favorite Year (1982), In the Darkness, The Devil's Advocate (1997), American Pie 2 (2001), A Serious Man (2009)
TV Show Kaz (1978-79), Nero Wolfe (1981), Hill Street Blues (1982-87), She's the Sheriff (1987-89)
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George Wyner, an American actor made his on-screen debut in 1971 and became an in-demand TV figure during the mid-70s and 80s. Famed for his extensive works in TV series, Wyner most appeared in supporting roles and records 202 acting credits in 2021.

The Boston native saw wide TV recognition with his acting prominence in Kaz (1978-79), Nero Wolfe (1981), and At Ease (1983). His career peak came after portraying Irwin Bernstein in Hill Street Blues (1982-87) and as Dep. Max Rubin in She's the Sheriff (1987-89).

Over the years, he made guest appearances in the TV series Boston Legal, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives, Glee, and The Big Bang Theory.

How Old Is George Wyner Now?

Born on October 20, 1945, in Boston, Massachusetts, the USA, George is 75 years old in January 2021. He is an American by nationality and hails from a Jewish family. His father late Edwar Wyner founded and managed Boston's Ritz Carlton Hotel throughout the 50s, while details on his mother remained under wraps.

The 6 feet 1-inch tall TV figure is a distant relative as well as a close friend of Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Wyner is a 1968 graduate of Syracuse University with a drama major.

Father Of 2 With Wife- Who Is He Married To?

George Wyner is married and enjoys a marital relationship of 47 years with his wife Kathleen Jacobs. As per IMDB, Wyner and Jacobs married on August 25, 1973, and is together ever since. The couple is parents to 2 children.

However, the actor always has remained low-key when it comes to disclosure about his family.

Acting Career Debut and Breakthrough

Following 3 years of graduation from Syracuse University, Geroge Wyner turned professional with his TV debut in a guest role in The Odd Couple (1971). Until the mid-70s, the American actor mostly made brief TV appearances; it includes Ironside (1972), Adam's Rib (1973), The Snoop Sisters (1974), and Ellery Queen (1975).

Wyner began to saw recognition after he played D.A. Frank Revko in Kaz (1978-79, 23 episodes) starring Ron Leibman, Edith Atwater, and Patrick O'Neal. Earlier, he had stints in Once an Eagle (1976), Hawaii Five-O (1976), The Rockford Files (1975-77), and Delvecchio (1976-77).

CAPTION: George Wyner turned professional in 1971 and got career breakthrough from Hill Street Blues (1982-87) SOURCE: IMDB

A recurring cast of Quincy M.E. (1976-80), the American actor starred in Soap (1980) and Nero Wolfe (1981, 14 episodes) before landing as Irwin Bernstein in Hill Street Blues (1982-87, 57 episodes). The series turned out to be his career breakthrough and featured the casts: Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Daniel J. Travanti, Joe Spano, and James Sikking.

Moreover, throughout the 80s, George notably worked in Matt Houston (1982-85, 19 episodes), At Ease (1983), Hail to the Chief (1985), and The Magical World of Disney (1986). From 1987 to 1989, he portrayed Dep. Max Rubin in 45 episodes of She's the Sheriff alongside Pat Carroll, Lou Richards, and Taliesin Jaffe.

In 1990, Wyner had a one-episode appearance in Carol & Company, True Colors, The Golden Girls, and Doogie Howser, M.D. 

Subsequently, in 1991, he would appear as Art Lurie in 10 episodes of Man of the People until 1992. It was followed by TV work in Good Advice (1993-94, 19 episodes).

TV Works In 2000s & 2010s

Since the starting of the 2000s, George Wyner has few widely acclaimed on-screen roles. He appeared in various roles in Days of Our Lives (2001- 13, 17 episodes), as Prof. Roger Hennessy in Jack & Bobby (2005), The Mentalist (2009-11) and Retired at 35 (2011-12).

Some of his guest-appearance in the acclaimed TV series are Nip/Tuck (2003), Two and a Half Men (2003), Desperate Housewives (2007), Boston Legal (2008), Bones (2008), House (2010), Glee (2011), and The Big Bang Theory (2017).

Film Appearances

In 1982, he was cast in the critically acclaimed film My Favorite Year and later worked in A Serious Man (2009). George also appeared in the supporting role in the commercially successful Hollywood movies: The Devil's Advocate (1997) and American Pie 2 (2001).

What Is George Wyner Doing Now?

The IMDB reports that the American actor is working on his upcoming projects; the short-film In the Darkness is under post-production. George would portray one of the main casts, Baliff Curtz, in A More Perfect Union (currently filming).

Wyner's Net Worth In 2021

Over this year, George has not opened about his earnings or property ownerships. In January 2021, he has an estimated $1 million net worth. Although, Wyner didn't land in any lead roles in TV series or films, his prominent acting, and venture in numerous on-screen works earned him a considerable sum collectively.

Already in his mid-70s, the American actor is set for upcoming projects as well; it is likely to aid in the growth of his fortune. On average, an actor in the United States earns $57,000 per year, while a veteran like George Wyner can easily pocket the 6-digit figure payroll.

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