Roy Underhill Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Sep, 2021
Facts of Roy Underhill
Date of Birth: 1950 , December-22
Age: 70 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Roy Underhill
Birth Name Roy Underhill
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington, D.C
Ethnicity White
Profession Telivision Personality
Working For Television
Net Worth $0.5 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Married Yes
Married to Unknown
Children Eleanor Underhill, Rachel Underhill
Divorce N/A
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University
TV Show The Woodwright's Shop
Siblings Thomas Underhill
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Roy Underhill is an American television celebrity personality and host. He is known for being a celebrity personality who has showcased his talents in the series, The Woodwright's Shop. Besides, he is an elite writer who has authored several well-known books like The Woodwright's Eclectic Workshop and Woodwright's Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft.

Early Life And Education Of Roy Underhill

Roy Underhill was born on December 22, 1950, in Washington, D.C United States, under the birth sign Capricorn. He was raised in Washington, DC along with his parents. Underhill has a brother named Thomas Underhill and also it is illustrated that he has a sister who worked at the Smithsonian Institution.

Underhill attended the University of North Carolina located at Chapel Hill and he earned the degree in Theater. Underhill moved along with his wife to Colorado to pursue an acting career. But after his failure, he moved to remote areas of Mexico.

Underhill later moved back to North Carolina where he joined Duke University and joined engineering, forestry, and history and subsequently Underhill was awarded a Master of Forestry in 1977.

Roy Underhill's Career

Roy Underhill approached the UNC Center for Public Television for a woodworking show after his graduation, which was initially rejected. And later in 1979, the idea was accepted and the filming began on The Woodwright's Shop at West Point in Durham, N.C.

Besides his show, he also works as a communications consultant. Underhill has authored several books, including Woodwright's Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft and The Woodwright's Eclectic Workshop.

Underhill has also been teaching traditional woodworking in  The Woodwright's School. Besides, he is also a master housewright and director of the interpretive development at Colonial Williamsburg. 

 As of 2018, he is busy teaching traditional woodworking at The Woodwright's School in Pittsboro, North Carolina. 

Roy Underhill's Net Worth 

Roy Underhill is a legend who has huge fans and has maintained a high celebrity profile. He has an estimated total net worth of around $0.5 million but, some sources also report that he has almost a million dollars. He also earns from his appearances in the TV series.

As per some online sources, the average salary of a carpenter is between $46,000 to $62,000 per year depending on experience, location, and such other facts. 

Besides, woodworking, teaching, and hosting jobs aside, Roy Underhill is also an author and published several books. His first book The Woodwright's Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft sold in the US for around $20 for a paperback edition. 

Moreover, Underhill's other book includes, Khrushchev's Shoe and Other Ways to Captivate an Audience of 1 to 1,000, and Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker sold for $16, and $28 respectively. 

Roy Underhill's Wife, Daughter, And Relationship 

Roy Underhill is a television legend who has maintained huge celebrity charm and stardom. Underhill's sexual orientation is straight and his current relational status is married and he has kept his personal life details to himself.

There have been no rumors or news regarding his affair or his dating, which also reflect his love and respect towards his wife and family.

Underhill is a married man who tied the knots with his wife Lane in the year 1970. The couple has two daughters and his daughters are Rachel Underhill and Eleanor Underhill. Due to his less activeness on social media, it is hard to pin down his private matters. 

Roy Underhill currently lives in Washington D.C, the United States of America along with his family. And Underhill is also often seen in several television events and has also been featured in several magazines. 

Roy Underhill's Body Measurement 

  • Roy Underhill's height: he has a perfect height. 
  • Hair Color: Blonde 
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Age: December 22, 1950 (67 years)
  • Professions: Carpenter, Woodworking, Instructor, Television Host, Author.
  • Nationality: American 
  • Ethnicity: White


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