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Judd Hirsch’s Net Worth, Eyes, Family, Bio. Where is he today?

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Judd Hirsch is an award-winning actor:
• Became popular with the American audience when he starred in the television series “Taxi” (1978-1983)
• Gained global fame with the movie, “Independence Day,” in 1990
• Received recognition for his acting in “Taxi” with five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two wins
• Appeared in critically acclaimed movie “Ordinary People” in 1980 and earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination from both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award
• Est. net worth of $12 million

Judd Hirsch is an award-winning actor, who became popular with the American audience when he starred in the television series “Taxi” (1978-1983) and who became known globally with the movie, “Independence Day,” in 1990, successful at the box-office

Early life and Family

Judd Seymore Hirsch was born on 15 March 1935 in The Bronx of New York City, to Joseph Sidney Hirsch, an electrician, and Sally Kitzis Hirsch. Judd had a German-Jewish paternal grandfather, Benjamin Hirsch, who was born in New York City and a Dutch-Jewish paternal grandmother, Rosa Hirsch, who was born in England. The Judd’s mother was born in Russia to a Jewish family. He has a brother named Roland Hirsch, but no other details about him are disclosed.

Not much information is available about Judd’s early life, except that he grew up in The Bronx and Brooklyn.

Early Education

He matriculated from the DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx in 1952, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the City College of New York. He served a tour in the US Army after he graduated, then first worked at the US-based nuclear power company, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC., after which he worked in theater, and studied acting at the HB Studio (Herbert Berghof Studio) in Greenwich Village, New York City, a non-profit organization that offers professional training in the performing arts.

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It was unclear if he studied acting because he discovered a passion for it after working in theater, or if he took acting lessons first before working on stage.

Career

First Steps

Hirsch began his professional acting career reportedly at the age of 27 in theater, and made over a dozen appearances from 1962 to 1973. He was in a couple of movies, although uncredited, that were commercially successful, such as “Jump” and “Evil Knievel” in 1971, and “Serpico” in 1973. He made his television debut in 1974 in the television movie, “The Law.” He was a guest actor for two episodes in the television series “Rhoda” in 1977, and was nominated at the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

His first lead role was in 1976, when he was cast as the title character in the 22-episode CBS TV series, “Delvecchio.”

Further Success

“Taxi”

It was his role as Alex Rieger, the main protagonist, in the hit American sitcom “Taxi,” that made him into a star. The series that was originally aired on ABC (1978-1982) then on NBC (1982-1983), and received 31 nominations for Emmys and won 18 of them, three of which were for Outstanding Comedy Series.  They also won four Golden Globes out of 25 nominations, and the sitcom is ranked 48th in “TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.”

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Judd received recognition for his acting in “Taxi” by being nominated five consecutive times (1979-1983) at the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and won two of them in 1981 and 1983. He was also nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Actor in a TV Series-Comedy every year from 1979 to 1983.

Television

Hirsch went on accepting projects for television in lead, supporting and guest roles until 2020. He was the title character in NBC’s “Dear John” for four seasons (1988-1992), not as successful as “Taxi,” but he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series in a Comedy in 1989 for this.

He was cast in the crime drama television series, “Numbers,” that ran for six seasons (2005-2010). Judd also appeared as a guest in popular series, such as “The Good Wife,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” His latest appearance on a TV series was in early 2020 in the Amazon Prime Video Show, “Hunters,” which starred Al Pacino.

Movies

One of the movies that he made was the critically acclaimed “Ordinary People,” which was the directorial debut of the actor Robert Redford, released in 1980. He received a Best Supporting Actor nomination from both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for his role.

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In 2001, he was cast in the Russell Crowe movie, “A Beautiful Mind,” and it earned him a joint nomination from the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture.

Box-Office success

Judd has made more than 20 movies, three of which were box-office hits not just in America but also globally, such as the American biographical drama film, “A Beautiful Mind” in 2001, which earned more than $300 million worldwide; the science fiction disaster film, “Independence Day” in 1996, which grossed more than $800 million worldwide; and its sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence” in 2016, which raked in almost $400 million worldwide.

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It was actually his role in the “Independence Day” franchise as Julius Levinson, the father of Jeff Goldblum’s character, which made him famous with the international audience.

Theater

If he was not making movies or television series, he was doing theater work. He appeared in more than five plays from 1976 to 2004. “Knock Knock” was an off-Broadway comedy in 1976 which moved to Broadway after getting positive reviews – he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. He received his first Tony Award nomination in 1980 for the Broadway show, “Talley’s Folly,” by the American playwright Lanford Wilson, who won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this work.

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His two succeeding Broadway plays, both by Herb Gardner, namely “I’m Not Rappaport” (1985-1988) and “Conversations with My Father” (1992-1993), gave him two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play.

Personal life

Judd Hirsch married Elisa Sadaune in 1963, and they had a son together named Alexander born in 1966, but they were divorced in 1967. After 25 years, he married fashion designer Bonnie Sue Chalkin on 24 December 1992, and had two children with her, namely Montana and London. However, the couple divorced in 2005. Not much else is known about his two marriages and children. Judd is now 85 years old and currently single. He has been living in Catskill Town of Denning in Ulster County, New York for almost 50 years.

Interesting rumors and facts

  • On 15 November 2013, an article was published in The New York Times about Judd Hirsch planning to install a 177-foot-tall wind-turbine electric generator that would cost him $132,000 on his 96-acre property in Denning, which some residents opposed. They said that not only would it ruin the beauty of the place, but it would also create noise and disturb the stillness. Hirsch had all this to say about his neighbors, ‘Their fears, in my estimation, are baloney. Behind it, I believe, are the pollution of jealousy and the pollution of stupidity.’ Denning’s Zoning Board of Appeals denied the wind turbine construction in 2014, saying the town codes do not specifically allow it.
  • The creator of “Taxi,” James L. Brooks thought of Hirsch, already a Broadway star, when he was writing the character of Alex Rieger. It was said that the studio was reluctant at first to hire Judd because his asking price was too high; conversely, at that time Judd was hesitant to accept the part because he wasn’t that sure that he belonged on television. Obviously everything worked out in the end.
  • In an interview, he said that for the “Independence Day” sequel, he improvised at the beginning of the movie because some of the lines weren’t written. Apparently, the director wanted him to be spontaneous in his reaction and lines.
  • Judd preferred being an actor on stage than in films and TV. He said, “I’m a stage actor because my heart is in that and all of my energy of being a success would be there. All the challenges of the stage are the life of this actor.”
  • On 30 March 2020, Judd Hirsch together with the actors from “Taxi,” including Danny DeVito, Tony Danza, and Christopher Lloyd were guests on “Stars in the House” for The Actors Fund, a national human services organization, to uplift everyone’s spirits as well as to ask for donations for people who are most vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Appearance

Judd is 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs around 150lbs (68 kgs). He has dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Net worth and salary

It was reported that aside from his Denning property, he also owns two apartments in the Upper East Side and West Village of New York City. In 2018, he bought a hillside estate in Studio City, California for $1.56 million. Judd Hirsch has a long career in acting, appearing in plays, movies, television series, and made-for-television movies. Although it was not revealed how much he earns as an actor and how many and how much all his properties are worth, sources estimated his net worth at a minimum of  $12 million as of early 2020.

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Michelle Thomas: A Biography of Courage, Faith, and Resilience

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Who was Michelle Thomas?

Michelle Thomas was an American actress probably best known for her roles as Myra Monkhouse in the TV series “Family Matters” (1993-1998), and as Callie Rogers in the TV series “The Young and the Restless” (1998), in addition to several other notable roles she had in her career.

Michelle Thomas Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Michelle Thomas was born on 23 September 1968 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA, the daughter of Phynjuar’  Penwah’ Thomas, an actress, and Dennis’ Dee Tee’ Thomas, founding member of the popular band Kool & the Gang.

She spent her childhood in Montclair, New Jersey, and attended West Essex High School, from which she matriculated in 1987.

Michelle expressed interest in acting from an early age, and her mother served as her acting coach. Michelle would accompany her mother to her theater rehearsals, and she was spotted by her mother’s friend, who heard her singing.

Michelle went on to win the Miss Talented Teen New Jersey, and at 15 years old, she was crowned Miss Talented Teen International in Montego Bay, Jamaica from among 35 state and national representatives.

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Career Beginnings

Michelle began her career in the early ’80s. She first made an appearance in a commercial, after which she made a guest appearance in “Soul Train”.

However, her acting debut was in 1988, when she was chosen for the part of Justine Phillips in the TV sitcom “The Cosby Show”. Her character was the girlfriend of Theo Huxtable, portrayed by actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Although she only appeared in eight episodes between 1988 and 1990, it was enough for her to get recognition and a chance to prove herself as an actress.

In 1989, she appeared in the television romantic comedy movie “Dream Date”, which tells a story of an overprotective father and his teenage daughter, who is ready for her first date with the captain of the football team, starring Tempestt Bledsoe, Clifton Davis and Kadeem Hardison.

Rise to Prominence

Two years later, Michelle had a minor role as a telemarketing operator in the comedy-drama film “Hangin’ with Homeboys”; the film starred John Leguizamo, Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner and Nestor Serrano, and follows the misadventures of a group of friends over the course of one night in The Bronx.

However, in 1993, Michelle secured the role of her career, achieving significant success with her role as Myra Monkhouse in the hit television series “Family Matters” from 1993 to 1998. She appeared in 55 episodes of the show and became a fan favorite among viewers.

Thomas got the part of Myra after auditioning for the show’s producers, who were impressed by her talent and energy. Her character, Myra, was introduced in the show’s fourth season as the girlfriend of Steve Urkel, played by Jaleel White.

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Her chemistry with White’s character helped to make their on-screen relationship a memorable one for viewers.

One of the major moments in Thomas’s career on “Family Matters” was her character’s eventual breakup from Steve Urkel. The storyline was a significant one for the show’s fans, who had grown to love the Myra and Steve relationship, and it showcased Thomas’s acting abilities as she portrayed the heartbreak and emotional turmoil of her character.

During her time on “Family Matters”, Thomas’s popularity grew, and she became a prominent figure in the show’s cast, working alongside notable actors such as Reginald VelJohnson, Darius McCrary, and Kellie Shanygne Williams.

Unfortunately, Thomas’s time on “Family Matters” was cut short due to her untimely death in 1998 from a rare form of cancer.

Nevertheless, her legacy lives on through her work on “Family Matters”, and her other acting roles, which continue to be enjoyed by viewers today.

While on “Family Matters”, Michelle didn’t pursue many other roles, but still played Keanda in two episodes of the TV series “Thea” in 1994, while in 1997, she was Brooke Bellamy in an episode of the TV series “Malcolm & Eddie”.

Then in 1998, when “Family Matters” ended, Michelle landed the role of Callie Rogers in the long-running daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, appearing in 38 episodes of the show before her untimely death later that year. She took medical leave when her health suddenly deteriorated, and never returned.

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Her character, Callie, was a nightclub singer and love interest of Malcolm Winters, played by Shemar Moore. In addition to acting, Michelle showcased her vocal talents with several musical performances throughout her time in the show.

Thomas’s time on “The Young and the Restless” was brief but impactful, as she left a lasting impression on viewers with her talent and charm, and which earned her a posthumous nomination for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

Released posthumously was the romantic historical drama film “Unbowed”, in which she portrayed Anna, also starring Tembi Locke, Jay Travare, and Chuma Gault.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Michelle Thomas’s net worth was estimated at close to $1 million at the time of her death.

Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single, Marriage

Michelle was very private about her personal life and only provided rare leaks of her private information. According to reports, she dated actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner from 1989 until 1994.

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Illness and Death

Michelle received a rare cancer diagnosis in August 1997; she had an intra-abdominal desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor (DSRCT), and underwent surgery before she was chosen for the part in “The Young and Restless”. Another operation followed in October 1998 as a second cancerous growth was discovered. Once she was released from the hospital, she went home to New Jersey, desiring to spend time with her family, specifically Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately, Michelle died in New York City at Manhattan’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on 23 December 1998. Her ex-boyfriend, Malcolm-Jamal, was at her side in her time of dying.

She was a Muslim, and a Muslim funeral service was held three days after her death. She was buried in New Jersey.

Michelle never drank alcohol or smoked and was a vegetarian.

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From Calvin Klein to Broadway: The Journey of Martha Plimpton

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Who is Martha Plimpton?

Martha Plimpton is an American actress, singer, and former model who was Stef in the film “The Goonies” (1985), then as Emily Spellgood in the film “The Mosquito Coast” (1986), and as Virginia Chance in the TV series “Raising Hope” (2010-2014), in addition to many other notable appearances she has had so far in her career.

Martha Plimpton Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Martha Plimpton was born on 16 November 1970, in New York City, USA, the daughter of actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Her maternal grandparents were actors, and her great-grandfather was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Plimpton attended the Professional Children’s School in New York City, a private school for young actors, musicians, dancers and other performers. She didn’t attend college as she began her acting career at a young age, and has since pursued it full-time. However, she has been involved in various educational programs and initiatives, including teaching acting workshops and serving on the board of the New York City-based arts education organization, The 52nd Street Project.

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Career Beginnings and Immediate Success

Before she turned to acting, Martha was a model, including being involved in a campaign for Calvin Klein in the early ‘80s. However, she quickly figured out that acting was her true calling.

Martha’s acting career began at a young age, making her film debut at 11 years old in the movie “Rollover” (1981). However, she became more widely recognized for her breakout role as Stef in the popular adventure film “The Goonies” (1985), in which she starred alongside Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman. Her performance in the film helped to establish her as a talented young actor with a bright future.

Plimpton appeared in several other notable films throughout the 1980s; in 1988, she starred in “Running on Empty”, alongside River Phoenix, for which she received critical acclaim and a nomination for the Young Artist Award. The film also starred Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti.

Plimpton continued to make a name for herself in Hollywood, starring in “Parenthood” (1989), in which she played Julie Buckman alongside a cast that included Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen and Keanu Reeves.

Continued Success

Throughout the 1990s, Martha continued to establish herself as a talented and versatile actress, appearing in a number of popular roles.

In the indie drama “The Beans of Egypt, Maine” (1994), she played the lead role of Earlene Pomerleau, a young woman from a troubled family who dreams of escaping her rural community, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award. In the biopic “I Shot Andy Warhol” (1996), Plimpton portrayed the supporting character of Stevie, a friend and collaborator of feminist artist Valerie Solanas. Plimpton also starred in “Eye of God” (1997), a critically acclaimed drama in which she played a woman who becomes involved with a troubled drifter in a small Texas town, which earned her yet another Independent Spirit Award nomination. In “Pecker” (1998), a quirky comedy directed by John Waters, Plimpton had a supporting role as a friend of the main character, a Baltimore teenager who becomes an unlikely art world sensation.

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The 2000s

In 2003, Plimpton had a guest-starring role in the hit show “Law & Order: SVU”, playing the mother of a missing teenager in an emotional episode.

In 2007, Plimpton played the supporting role of Abby Cairn in the indie film “Joshua”, a psychological thriller that received critical acclaim for its intense atmosphere and strong performances.

In 2009, Plimpton had the recurring role of Patti Nyholm, a cutthroat lawyer who frequently goes up against the show’s main character, Alicia Florrick, in the TV series “The Good Wife”, which lasted until 2013. Plimpton earned an Emmy nomination for her work n the show.

From 2010 to 2014, Plimpton starred in the TV series “Raising Hope”, playing the role of Virginia Chance, the matriarch of a dysfunctional family. The show was a critical and commercial success, running for four seasons and earning Plimpton a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

In 2012, Plimpton starred in the indie film “Small Town Murder Songs”, a crime drama about a police officer investigating a murder in a small town; playing the role of Sam, a local woman with a complicated past.

In 2015, Plimpton had a guest-starring role on the hit TV series “The Blacklist”, playing the character of Dr. Selma Orchard in an episode entitled “Dr. James Covington”.

In 2016, Plimpton played the supporting role of Helen in the indie film “The Intervention”, a comedy-drama about a group of friends who try to save a couple’s failing marriage during a weekend getaway.

One of Martha Plimpton’s most notable on-screen appearances in the 2010s was on the TV series “The Real O’Neals”, which ran from 2016 to 2017. Plimpton played the main role of Eileen O’Neal, the matriarch of an Irish-American family in Chicago.

Plimpton’s most recent notable on-screen appearance is in the TV series “Generation”, which premiered in 2021. Plimpton plays the leading role of Megan, the mother of a teenage girl and a high school principal. The show follows a diverse group of high school students as they navigate issues of identity, sexuality, and family dynamics.

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Theater Career

Martha Plimpton has had a successful career in theater, appearing in numerous productions both on and off Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in 2006, in the revival of “The Coast of Utopia”, earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She went on to appear in several other Broadway productions, including, “Top Girls” (2007), “Pal Joey” (2008), and “A Delicate Balance” (2014). She has received a number of award-nominations for her work in these plays, including Drama Desk and Tony Awards in different categories. She took home the Drama Desk Award in the category for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her work on “The Coast of Utopia”.

In addition, Plimpton has also appeared in several off-Broadway productions, including “Hedda Gabler”, “The Children”, and “Alice by Heart”, among others.

Net Worth

According to sources, Martha Plimpton’s net worth is estimated at $4.5 million as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

Martha was in a romantic relationship with River Phoenix from 1986 until 1989, ending the relationship due to his substance abuse. In 1994 she started dating actor Jon Patrick Walker; they became engaged the following year, but broke up in May 1996.

She hasn’t married and doesn’t have children. She has an English visa, and resides part-time in London.

She has been an abortion-rights campaigner, and has advocated for LGBT rights causes.

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Appearance and Body Measurements

Martha Plimpton has blonde hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), weighs approximately 120lbs (54kgs), with vital statistics of 34-24-32, bra size 34B.

Facts and Interests

Martha co-founded Everything is Horrible, a company that produces short films made especially for the Internet.

She’s a vegetarian, introduced to the lifestyle by her former boyfriend, River Phoenix, who passed away in 1993.

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Robert Urich: How He Fought Cancer and Starred in 15 TV Series

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Who was Robert Urich?

Robert was an American actor, known for his television roles as he starred in a record 15 TV series, including “Vega$” (1978-1981) and as Spenser in the TV series “Spenser: For Hire” (1985-1988), in addition to many other roles he had during his career.

Robert Urich Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Robert Michael Urich was born on 19 December 1946, in Toronto, Ohio, USA, the son of John Paul and Cecilia Monica. Of Rusyn and Slovak ancestry, he was raised as a Byzantine Catholic. During high school he played various sports, which earned him a Florida State University football scholarship. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Communications, and then earned a Master’s in Broadcast Research and Management.

Career Beginnings

Robert made his acting debut next to Burt Reynolds, in the play “The Rainmaker”. After Reynolds advised him to move to Los Angeles, Robert listened to his advice, and once in Los Angeles, Robert made his on-screen debut in a minor role in the TV series “The F.B.I”. He continued with roles in such TV series such as “S.W.A.T.” among others.

He gradually gained more recognition through his work – in 1977, he appeared in the sitcom “Soap” and played a talk show host in the “Bewitched” spin-off series “Tabitha”, but both shows were short-lived.

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Rise to Prominence

Urich’s breakthrough role came later that year, when he was cast as the lead character, Dan Tanna, in the TV series “Vega$”, which was a defining moment in his career. The show, which aired from 1978 to 1981, followed the adventures of Tanna, a private detective working in Las Vegas, as he solved crimes and pursued justice.

Urich’s rugged good looks, charm, and wit helped make the show a hit with audiences, and his portrayal of Tanna became iconic. He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 1979, and the show’s popularity led to him being cast in a variety of other TV shows and movies throughout the 1980s and ‘90s.

While on “Vega$” he didn’t work on many other projects but still starred in the 1980 television film “Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story”, as former professional football player Rocky Bleier, who returned to the sport after being injured while serving in the Vietnam War. The film is a biographical sports drama that follows Bleier’s journey to recovery, and his determination to succeed on the football field. Urich starred alongside actors Art Carney, Robert Culp and John Matuszak.

Urich’s success continued with his starring role as the titular character in the television series “Spenser: For Hire”, which aired from 1985 to 1988. Based on the mystery novels by Robert B. Parker, the show followed the adventures of private investigator Spenser, as he solved crimes and fought for justice in Boston.

Urich’s performance was praised, and he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the character. The show was also a ratings success, running for three seasons and a total of 65 episodes. Robert’s co-stars on the show included Avery Brooks, Barbara Stock and Ron McLarty.

Robert reprised his role as Spenser in a series of TV movies that continued the story. In 1993, he starred in “Spenser: Ceremony”, which sees Spenser investigating a case involving a missing bride-to-be. The following year, he starred in two more Spenser movies: “Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes”, in which Spenser travels to Los Angeles to investigate a case involving a murdered journalist, and “Spenser: The Judas Goat”, in which Spenser works to clear the name of a friend who’s been accused of murder.

In 1995, Robert appeared in the final Spenser movie, “Spenser: A Savage Place”, which finds Spenser traveling to Hollywood to investigate the disappearance of a young actress.

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The ’90s and Continued Success

Also from 1988 to 1995, Robert worked as a host and narrator on the television series “National Geographic Explorer”, which aired on the National Geographic Channel. The show featured in-depth documentaries and news stories that covered a wide range of topics, including science, history, and culture. He hosted a total of 110 episodes over the course of the show’s run.

Concurrently, from 1990 to 1991, Robert starred in the television series “American Dreamer” as Tom Nash, a successful magazine publisher who moves his family from New York City to a small town in Wisconsin to try to reconnect with his roots. The show ran for 17 episodes, co-starring Carol Kane as his wife and Jeffrey Tambor as his best friend and business partner.

In 1991, Urich also appeared in the television film “Stranger at My Door”, playing the role of Joe Fortier. The film is a thriller that follows a family’s struggle to protect their home and their lives when a dangerous criminal takes refuge in their house. He shared the screen with actress Keri Russell, who played his daughter, and.the movie also featured actors Megan Gallagher and Ken Pogue in supporting roles.

In 1996, Robert Urich starred in the television series “The Lazarus Man”, in dual roles of Lazarus and James Cathcart. The show followed the story of a man who awakens with amnesia, and finds himself on the run from dangerous enemies, as he tries to piece together his past and uncover the truth about his identity.

The series ran for 20 episodes and was praised for its intriguing plot, compelling characters, and Urich’s strong performance in the lead role. Despite the strong ratings, it was canceled by Castle Rock Entertainment, its production company, after Robert was diagnosed with a rare cancer.

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He underwent a successful treatment for the cancer, and after a year was declared cancer-free. He hosted the medical documentary “Vital Signs” during his treatment, then Robert continued his career until his death in 2002, appearing in a number of successful projects, including “Love Boat: The Next Wave” and the TV series “Emeril”.

One of his last on-screen roles was as President Adam Mayfield in the film “The President’s Man: A Line in the Sand” (2002).

In addition to his work as an actor, host and narrator, Urich was also involved in various environmental and humanitarian causes.

Net Worth

According to sources, Robert Urich’s net worth was estimated at $4 million at the time of his death.

Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Robert was married twice – his first marriage was to actress Barbara Rucker in 1968. The couple was together for six years before they divorced in 1974.

The following year, Urich married actress Heather Menzies. The couple met while working on a television project together, and were immediately drawn to each other. They tied the knot in 1975 and remained happily married for 27 years until Urich died.

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During their marriage, Urich and Menzies adopted three children together: Ryan, Emily and Allison.

The rare cancer returned in November 2001, and in April 2002, he was hospitalized at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks with breathing problems. He passed away in the hospital on 16 April 2002. He was cremated, and his ashes were buried in the grounds of his family’s vacation home in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.

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