Richard Chamberlain Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Aug, 2018
Facts of Richard Chamberlain
Date of Birth: 1934 , March-31
Age: 87 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Richard Chamberlain
Birth Name George Richard Chamberlain
Father Charles Chamberlain
Mother Elsa Chamberlain
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, CA
Religion Chriatian
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Hollywood, Televison Theater
Weight in KG 81 kg.
Affair with Martin Rabbett (1960s-2010)
Boyfriend Martin Rabbett (1960s-2010)
Married to Martin Rabbett (1960s-2010)
Education Pomona College, Claremont, CA (BA, 1956)
Awards Golden Apple Award , Golden Globe award
TV Show Dr. Kildare, Shogun
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George Richard Chamberlain aka Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer. He became a teen idol for his role in the television show Dr. Kildare which aired from 1961- 1966. Afterward, he has been continually active in the different internet series, movie, and singing. He has been the leading heartthrob of the American entertainment world in the early 1960s. He is still remembered for his performance as Dr. Kildare and through his sensational voice as she sang at different times which are still much appreciated as the songs were instant hits and are long best sellers.

Early Life And Education Of Richard Chamberlain

Born on March 31, 1934, at Beverly Hills, California, he is the son of Elsa Winnifred and Charles Axiom Chamberlain.

He has graduated from Beverly Hills High School and went to Pomona College. After being graduated from College with the bachelor degree in arts, he went to Korea serving 16 months as a company clerk of the infantry company, later promoting to the rank of sergeant.

After being back to the United States, he studied acting and became active in the field of entertainment. He has been active in this field since 1958. Ever since then, he has acted in many movies, classical stage roles and also in musical theatre.

Richard Chamberlain's Career

Richard made his debut in acting appearing in the television in the late 1950s. He appeared in “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “Riverboat”, “Rescue 8”, “Bourbon Street Beat” , “Gunsmoke”, “ Paradise Kid”, “ Mr Lucky”, “Thriller”, “The Deputy” and “Whispering Smith”, two movies , “The Secret of the Purple Reef” and “A Thunder of Drums” and two theatre plays “ La Ronde” and “ The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial”. Richard has been highly disciplined and hard working thus he took the singing and dancing lessons.

Afterward, in 1961, he got the role of Dr. Kildare in the medical series “Dr. Kildare” where he looks overwhelmingly handsome. The character made him an overnight sensation and heartthrob wherever the series was aired. The show made the history and also made him the winner of Golden Globe Award winner in “Best TV Star” category in the year 1963.

Along with the success in acting, he became the successful singer with his impeccably melodious voice. In order to break his image of “Dr. Kildare” and “All American Boy”, he turned his image into a serious actor.

Being a successful, handsome hunk, he never had to turn back from what he was doing. His last work was in the series Thundercats as Zigg in the episode “Forest of Magi Oar.”

Richard Chamberlain's Net Worth And Salary

Richard Chamberlain's net worth is $20 million at present. He has earned a huge amount of salary from his career as an actor.  

He played the lead roles in The Count of Monte Cristo (1975), The Man in the Iron Mask (1978), Centennial (1978), The Bourne Identity (1988) and Too Rich—The Secret Life of Doris Duke (1999). 

Richard has been the hot top rated actor that the American entertainment legacy cherishes about. Not only he is a versatile actor, he is also an environmentalist. He has a keen interest in environmental preservation.

He is also a painter. He loves painting and his works are also displayed in the Celebrities Gallery in Wailea and at The Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills. Besides, he is also an author. He has written two books which are his autobiography.

One is called Shattered Love published in 2003 and the other named “My life in Haiku” published in 2013. There is the long list of his fans followings still today. More of the information including his biography and pictures can be found on different internet websites like Wikipedia, IMDb, etc.

Richard Chamberlain's Personal Life

Richard has reached the age of 80 as of 2014. He is the Hall of Famer. Richard is the history and the inspiration to many of the young actors. His performance and work have honored him with name and fame along with several of the entertainment world’s awards and achievements.

Richard stands the height of 6 feet and 1 inch and has the body weight of 81 kg. Even in his 80s Richard still is incredibly handsome. There is a rumor about him doing plastic surgery in his face which is not confirmed yet. People argue he has done a bit of plastic surgery as he has comparably tight skin with that age.

However, some also argue, aging is different from people to people. It also depends on the personal hygiene and intake of a balanced diet.

Richard is a very secret person. He knows how to keep his things secret and low profile. In the early 1960s, he dated Sharon Hungueny. Later in 1964, he dated with Chris Noel. The relation lasted for a year and in 1965 he dated Joan Marshall.

However, the relation was not successful as he had different interest. In an interview with TV Guide, he had admitted that he is gay and had married a man, Martin Rabbett.  Martin is 19 years younger than Richard and was a production assistant.