Richard Gilliland Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Dec, 2020
Facts of Richard Gilliland
Date of Birth: 1950 , January-23
Age: 70 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Richard Gilliland
Birth Name Richard Morris Gilliland
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fort Worth
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For movies and series
Net Worth $4 Million
Married Yes
Married to Jean Smart
Children 2
Education Theatre School at DePaul University
Online Presence Instagram
Movies Bug, Stay Hungry, Star Kid
TV Show Thirtysomething, Murder, She Wrote, Dark Skies
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Richard Gilliland is a famous American actor who has starred in television series and movies such as Designing Women, Dexter, and Airplane II: The Sequel. The 70-year-old actor started his career back in the 1970s and made his notable onscreen appearances in TV shows and films like Thirtysomething, Party of Five, and Little Women.   

Born And Raised In Fort Worth, Texas

Richard Gilliland was born Richard Morris Gilliland on January 23, 1950, in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnic background.

The actor took acting classes at the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, United States. 

Debuted From 'Unwed Father'

Richard made his first acting appearance in the 1974 television movie, Unwed Father. The same year, he appeared in a TV movie and series, The Family Kovack, The Streets of San Francisco, and Medical Center.

In 1975, he went on to star in the horror film Bug. The next year, he was seen in the comedy-drama film City Hunger.

American actor, Richard Gilliland SOURCE: Amazon

From 1976-1977, he worked in the television series McMillan & Wife. Similarly, he then appeared in the television series Operation Peticoat in 1977-1978. 

Gilliland starred as Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence in the television film Little Women in 1978. His other television series and movies include The Waltons, The Night the Bridge Fell Down, and Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain.

In 1982, he played Pervis in the Airplane II: The Sequel alongside Chad Everett, William Shatner, and Robert Hays. The actor portrayed J.D. in the sitcom Designing Women in 1987.

From 1989-90, Richard was featured in the drama show Thirtysomething. His other successful television series and movies are Dark Skies, Party of Five, and Vampire Clan.

In 2006, he made his appearance in the action drama television series 24. Likewise, he appeared in the action-drama television series The Unit in 2007.

Net Worth Of $4 Million

Richard Gilliland has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of December 2020. He earns a decent sum of money from his professional acting career.

Gilliland has starred in many television series and movies such as Designing Women, Dexter, and Airplane II: The Sequel. His exact salary is not revealed yet. However, the actor is believed to have an average salary of $52,000 per annum.

On the other hand, his wife, Jean Smart has a whopping net worth of $4 million, according to CelebrityNetworth. She is an Emmy-Award-winning actress who is best known for her role in the 2016 action-thriller, The Accountant. The film garnered $155.2 million box office against the budget of $44 million.

Wife And Children

Richard Gilliland is married to Designing Women star, Jean Smart. The couple tied the knot on June 7, 1987. They first met while working together on the set of Designing Women.

Richard Gilliland with his wife, Jean Smart SOURCE: Facebook

Jean gave birth to their first child, Connor Douglas Gilliland on October 25, 1989. Meanwhile, the couple also adopted a beautiful daughter, Bonnie Kathleen in May 2009.

Prior to marrying Smart, Richard was married to Lindsay Harrison. The two got married on 30 March 1975 and divorced on December 21, 1984. 

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