Billy Gray Net Worth

December 1, 2023
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William Thomas “Billy” Gray was born on 13th January 1938, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is a retired actor, probably still best known to the world as Bud Anderson in the TV series “Father Knows Best” (1954-1960).

Have you ever wondered how rich Billy Gray is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Billy`s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he has appeared in more than 90 film and TV titles.

Billy Gray Net Worth $1.5 Million

The son of actress, Beatrice Gray and her husband William H. Gray, it was only a matter of time before Billy would be thrown into the film industry, so he was five when he made his debut in the film “Man of Courage”. Through the 1940s he had several uncredited roles, next to his mother in such films as “The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry” (1945), “An Angel Comes to Brooklyn” (1945), and “Specter of the Rose” (1946) among others. His breakthrough role came in 1951 when he was selected for the role of Bobby Benson in the sf film “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, which won a Golden Globe Award, and soon propelled him into the full-time acting world. Just three years later he got the part of James “Bud” Anderson in the sitcom “Father Knows Best”, which lasted until 1960, increasing his net worth by a large margin.

He repeated his role in several spin-off films, including “The Father Knows Best Reunion” (1977) and “Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas” the same year.

While the show lasted, Billy became immensely popular and featured in several more productions, including “The Seven Little Foys” (1955), and “The Scarlet Hour” (1956), directed by the legendary Michael Curtiz. Following the end of the show, it became quite easy for him to find new engagements, however, he only recorded one-time appearances in various television series, including “Stagecoach West” (1960), “Bachelor Father” (1960), and made an appearance in the film “The Explosive Generation” (1961), while continuing with TV roles in “The Red Skelton Hour” (1962), “Arrest and Trial” (1964), “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters” (1966) and “The Medical Center” (1969) among others which increased his net worth. In 1971 he returned to the big screen with the role of City Life in “Dusty and Sweets McGee” (1971). The same year he also appeared in “Werewolves on Wheels” (1971). Billy finished the `70s with a role in the film “Love and Bullets” (1979). His last know role was in the film “Vampyre Wars” in 1996.

Billy is also a successful businessman; he is the co-owner of the Big Rock Engineering, through which he manufactures several of his own inventions, including the self-massager and high-technology guitar picks, among other products. He is also an avid motorcyclist, and has maintained a large collection of motorbikes.

Regarding his personal life, Billy has been married and divorced twice, firstly to actress Donna Wilkes, and secondly to Helena Kallioniotes, but no further details about his marriages are available to the public.

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