Richard Beymer Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Jan, 2019
Facts of Richard Beymer
Date of Birth: 1938 , February-20
Age: 83 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Richard Beymer
Birth Name George Richard Beymer Jr.
Father George Richard Beymer
Mother Eunice Beymer
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Avoca, Iowa, U.S.
Ethnicity White
Profession Acting
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Richard Beymer also known as George Richard Beymer, Jr is a legendary actor and filmmaker who is active in the entertainment industry for more than six decades. Beginning his amateur acting career in a Los Angeles children's show at the age of 12, he made his feature-film debut in Vittorio De Sica's Stazione Termini just after two years. His prolific career reached a new height after he played a major role in The Longest Day, sharing the film's unforgettable last scene with Richard Burton in 1962. With his impressive acting skills and high-profile personality, the actor is still considered as one of leading faces in the Hollywood. Besides, Beymer is also a director, painter, and sculptor. Thus there is no doubt that he is a man of all seasons.       

Early Bio Of Richard Beymer

Richard Beymer was born on 20 February 1938, in Avoca, Lowa, United States. He is the son of George Richard Beymer, a former printer and Eunice Beymer. When he was just 2-year old, his family moved to Los Angeles, California where he spent most of his wonderful childhood.   

Richard Beymer's Professional Career 

At the age of 11, Richard Beymer started his acting career by appearing in the TV series Sandy Dreams. He made her big screen debut in the year 1953 featuring in Vittorio De Sica's Stazione Termini. His amazing performance in the box office hit movie West Side Story in 1961 brought him immense popularity. In the movie, he shared the screen alongside Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris.   

Beymer subsequently featured in movies like So Big and Johnny Tremain, The Diary of Anne Frank, and West Side Story. He also had a significant role in a movie Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man. For a while, Beymer traveled to Mississippi becoming a volunteer in the civil rights movement.

Documenting the efforts of volunteers registering African-Americans to vote, a filmmaker also filmed the critically acclaimed documentary A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer. Similarly, he was featured as a guest in the TV series like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.      

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After appearing in several films and TV series during the 1980s as a supporting actor, with only two major performances in Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! and Beym and The Juggler of Notre Dame, he showcased one of his finest performances in Paper Dolls. His other successful projects are Twin Peaks, Family Law, and much more.   

Besides, Beymer is also the author of a self-published novel, Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer? Aside from his acting and directing career, he is also a painter and sculptor just like his father. 

Richard Beymer's Net Worth   

Richard Beymer is one of the popular actor and directors during the 1980s and 1990s. Showing his versatility in various fields like acting, directing, painting, as well as sculpting, Beymer has collected a large amount of money. As per multiple reliable online sources, his net worth is believed to be more than $10 million. 

Richard Beymer's Personal Life 

Richard Beymer has been involved in a number of romantic and serious relationships with many Hollywood divas. For a brief amount of time, he dated Polish Actress Alicia Darr. In October 1960, he started dating  American Actress Tuesday Weld. The couple, however, did not last long and parted ways in the following year. 

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The actor later got engaged to Sharon Tate in 1962 but before making her his wife, the couple called off their engagement after a year of togetherness. In 1969, he was in a serious relationship with American Actress Lana Wood. But the couple separated after a few years of the affair. 

Despite involving in multiple relationships, Beymer is yet to be married. As of October 2018, he is probably single as there are no reports of his current love affair.  

Richard Beymer's Body Measurement 

  • Height; He stands at the height of 6ft 2 inch.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown 
  • Eye Color: Blue 
  • Age: As of 2018, he is at the age of 80.