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Kenneth Ronald Berry Wiki Biography

Kenneth Ronald Berry was born on the 3rd November 1933, in Moline, Illinois USA of Swedish and English origin, and is an actor, singer and dancer. He has been seen on the Broadway stage in such plays as “The Billy Barnes Revue”, starred in television series like “The Andy Griffith Show” (1960 – 1968) and “The Carol Burnett Show” (1967 – 1978), as well as appearing on the big screen in films such as “Herbie Rides Again” (1974). Berry was active in the entertainment industry from 1954 to 2006.

How much is the net worth of Ken Berry? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in mid-2017.

Ken Berry Net Worth $4 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Moline by his parents Bernice and Darrell. From early childhood his idols were Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, and he dreamed of becoming a singer and dancer. He joined tap dancing, and won a local competition. Subsequently, he was invited to join the ensemble of travelling performers of Horace Heidt. After matriculation from high school, Berry joined the US Army.

Concerning Berry’s professional career, he landed the greater number of roles on television. Some of the most important roles as Dr. Kapish landed in the NBC medical drama “Dr. Kildare” (1961 – 1966), Joe Dalrymple in Ira Levin’s television adaptation of the novel “No Time for Sergeants” (1964 – 1965) and Captain Parmenter in the sitcom “F Troop” (1965 – 1967). Moreover, he starred as the main character in the spin-off of “The Andy Griffith Show” entitled “Mayberry R.F.D.” (1968 – 1978). It should be said that Ken Berry appeared as himself in a number of shows too, including “The Carol Burnett Show” (1968 – 1978), “The Art Linkletter Show” (1970) and “Ken Berry WOW Show” (1972). Berry starred opposite Vicki Lawrence in the television sitcom “Mama’s Family” (1983 – 1990) in which he portrayed Vinton Harper in more than 130 episodes. All contributed to his net worth.

Talking about feature films, Berry was seen in the comedy film “Herbie Rides Again” (1974) by Robert Stevenson, which was critically acclaimed and the box office grossed $38 million. Later, he created the roles of Zachary More in the film “Guardian of the Wilderness” (1976) and Frank in “The Cat from Outer Space” (1978).

In addition to working on television and feature films, Ken Berry owns a long list of theatre credits. He starred in the plays as “Billy Barnes Review” (1958), “Billy Barnes’ Hollywood” (1961) and other Billy Barnes plays. He also created the role of Captain Big Jim Warrington in the play “Little Mary Sunshine” (1961), Professor Harold Hill in “The Music Man” (1974) and John Smith in “Run for Your Wife” (1984).

Furthermore, Ken recorded several albums and appeared in a number of commercials advertising cigarettes, cars and other. To summarise, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Ken Berry’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he married his high school sweetheart Jackie Joseph in 1960, and they had two children, before divorcing in 1976. Currently, Berry is single.



Full Name Ken Berry
Net Worth $4 Million
Date Of Birth May 10, 1941
Place Of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Height 1.75 m
Profession Actor, dancer, singer
Nationality American
Spouse Jackie Joseph (1960-1976, divorced)
Children John Kenneth Berry, Jennifer Kate Berry
Parents Bernice Berry, Darrell Berry
Siblings Dona Rae Berry
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0077607
Allmusic www.allmusic.com/artist/ken-berry-mn0000091300
Record Labels Barnaby label
Albums Ken Berry RFD
Movies Hello Down There (1969), Guardian of the Wilderness (1976), Herbie Rides Again (1974), The Cat From Outer Space (1978), Once Upon a Mattress (1972)
TV Shows The Billy Barnes Review, The Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Golden Girls, Ed Sullivan’s Toast of the Town, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, The Donny & Marie Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Mama’s Family, Francis the Talking Mule (1950s), The Billy Barnes Revue (Broadway), George M!
Trademark
1 Pratfalls and other physical comedy
Quote
1 [on Vicki Lawrence] Vicki had become on “The Carol Burnett Show” one of the best sketch artists on television, She put on those glasses and a wig and a fat suit, and I bought it!
2 [Mayberry was] a wonderful place to visit and people would fantasize about living there. It’s a place like Brigadoon that shows up every hundred years. It’s a place you dream about living, but you know it’s fantasy and you don’t care. I grew up among people very much like that — a bigger town, but not much bigger — and the neighborhood was very much like that and the people were very much like those characters. And it was fun for me to visit, too. It was one of my favorite half hours ever on television and that was long before I met Andy [Griffith].
3 Fred Astaire was my big hero. As Gene Kelly articulated it, ‘He’s a phenomenon.’ No human body has ever been able to move like that. I don’t think people now really appreciate that fact — that there has never been a human being who moved like that. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life and I don’t think any of us ever will. I know just enough about dance to know how impossible it is to do what he did. It’s a really ‘sweat’ job, the hard work. When it comes to dance, nobody has ever touched him before or since.
Fact
1 Has since retired from acting. [May 2002]
2 Was discovered by Comedian Lucille Ball.
3 Is good friend with actress and comedian Vicki Lawrence.
4 He and Dorothy Van were both from Moline, Illinois, and appeared on Mama’s Family (1983).
5 Adopted 2 children with Jackie Joseph: John Kenneth (born May 1964) & Jennifer Kate (born April 1965).

Actor

Title Year Status Character
The Ann Sothern Show 1960-1961 TV Series Woody
Peter Loves Mary 1961 TV Series Robert Fairfield
The Jim Backus Show 1960 TV Series Nephew
Harrigan and Son 1960 TV Series Curtis Decker
Maggie Winters 1999 TV Series Sheriff Riley
The New Batman Adventures 1997 TV Series Seymour Grey / Man
The Golden Girls 1992 TV Series Thor
Mama’s Family 1983-1990 TV Series Vinton Harper / Carl Harper
Small Wonder 1986 TV Series Buddy O’Connor
Gimme a Break! 1985 TV Series Cute Dave
Fantasy Island 1978-1982 TV Series Ray Ducoeur / Leo Pomeroy / Stanley Hocker / …
Eunice 1982 TV Movie Phillip
CHiPs 1980 TV Series Kelly
Little House on the Prairie 1979 TV Series London
Featherstone’s Nest 1979 TV Movie Dr. Charlie Featherstone
The Love Boat 1979 TV Series Robert Noble
Apple Pie 1978 TV Series
The Cat from Outer Space 1978 Frank
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 1977 TV Series
ABC Weekend Specials 1977 TV Series Jimmy Valentine
The Love Boat II 1977 TV Movie Jim Berkley
Guardian of the Wilderness 1976 Zachary Moore
Ellery Queen 1976 TV Series DJ Paul ‘Buddy’ Parker
Medical Center 1975 TV Series Allan Ronston
Herbie Rides Again 1974 Willoughby Whitfield
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1974 TV Series Various Characters
The Brady Bunch 1974 TV Series Ken Kelly
Letters from Three Lovers 1973 TV Movie Jack
Love, American Style 1971-1973 TV Series Lawrence Hill (segment “Love and the Teller’s Tale”) / Ernie Blair (segment “Love and the Jinx”) / Calvin (segment “Love and the Penal Code”)
The Ken Berry ‘Wow’ Show 1972 TV Series Host
Every Man Needs One 1972 TV Movie David Chase
Once Upon a Mattress 1972 TV Movie Prince Dauntless
The Reluctant Heroes 1971 TV Movie Lt. Parnell Murphy
Li’l Abner 1971 TV Movie
Mayberry R.F.D. 1968-1971 TV Series Sam Jones
Wake Me When the War Is Over 1969 TV Movie Lt. Roger Carrington
Hello Down There 1969 Mel Cheever
The Andy Griffith Show 1968 TV Series Sam Jones
The Lucy Show 1968 TV Series Ken Jones
The Danny Thomas Hour 1967 TV Series Skip
F Troop 1965-1967 TV Series Capt. Wilton Parmenter / Kid Vicious
12 O’Clock High 1964-1965 TV Series Major Bragg / Captain
Rawhide 1965 TV Series Lt. Tendall
No Time for Sergeants 1964-1965 TV Series Joe Dalrymple
Calhoun: County Agent 1964 TV Movie Otis Sorenson
The Lively Set 1964 Hotel Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
Hazel 1964 TV Series Phil Merrick
The Rogues 1964 TV Series Male Librarian
The Dick Van Dyke Show 1964 TV Series Tony Daniels
Dr. Kildare 1961-1964 TV Series Dr. John Kapish
Combat! 1964 TV Series Motor Sgt.
Burke’s Law 1963 TV Series Clyde
Alcoa Premiere 1963 TV Series
Ensign O’Toole 1962-1963 TV Series Lt. Melton / Calucci
Two for the Seesaw 1962 Larry, Mosca’s Dance Teacher (uncredited)
General Electric Theater 1962 TV Series Fiance
The Gertrude Berg Show 1962 TV Series Oscar
Hennesey 1961 TV Series Ensign Mayberry
Michael Shayne 1961 TV Series Pipsqueak

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Big Brother 2000/II TV Series “Big Brother theme”, uncredited
The Sonny and Cher Show 1977 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show 1969 TV Series performer – 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Title Year Status Character
Mama’s Family 1988 TV Series choreographer – 1 episode

Self

Title Year Status Character
My First Time 2006 TV Series Himself
CMT: The Greatest – 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows 2006 TV Special Himself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: The Andy Griffith Show 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Legend of Forrest Tucker 1997 Documentary short Himself
Frontline 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Himself
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball 1989 TV Movie Himself
Just Men! 1983 TV Series Himself
Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night 1983 TV Movie Himself
The 28th Annual Genii Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
The Big Show 1980 TV Series Himself
CBS: On the Air 1978 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Carol Burnett Show 1968-1978 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Dinah! 1974-1977 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
The Sonny and Cher Show 1977 TV Series Himself / Various Characters
Mitzi… Roarin’ in the 20’s 1976 TV Special Himself
The Jim Stafford Show 1975 TV Series Himself
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1975 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The 1975 Fashion Awards 1975 TV Special Himself
Tattletales 1974-1975 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1968-1974 TV Series Himself / Himself – Actor
Stand Up and Cheer 1974 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1973 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1973 TV Series Himself – Panelist
NBC Follies 1973 TV Series Himself
Mitzi… The First Time 1973 TV Special Himself
The Mouse Factory 1973 TV Series Himself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1971-1972 TV Series Himself
The Julie Andrews Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
Portable Electric Medicine Show 1972 TV Movie Himself
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself
The First Nine Months Are the Hardest 1971 TV Movie Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1967-1970 TV Series Himself – Guest Performer / Himself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Art Linkletter Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Jim Nabors Hour 1969 TV Series Himself
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
Allen Ludden’s Gallery 1969 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself – Audience Bow
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967 TV Series Himself
You Don’t Say 1967 TV Series Himself
Dateline: Hollywood 1967 TV Series Himself
Carol and Company 1966 TV Movie Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1965 TV Series Himself – Singer
The Bob Newhart Show 1961 TV Series Himself (regular performer, 1962)
The Garry Moore Show 1961 TV Series Himself
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams 1959 TV Series Himself

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