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Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Net Worth

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Net Worth is
$5 Million

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Biography

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was born on the 30th November 1918 in New York City, New York, USA of Russian and Romanian ancestry, and passed away on the 2nd May 2014 in Solvang, California, USA, of natural causes at the age of 95. He is best known to the world for being an actor, and one of the most recognizable voice actors of all time. He was an active member of the entertainment industry for over 60 years.

Have you ever wondered how rich Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was? It is estimated that the overall size of Efrem Jr.’s net worth was $5 million. The main source of this amount of money came from his successful professional career as an actor, who starred in a number of TV series and films.

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Net Worth $5 Million

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was the son of Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., who was a violinist, and Alma Gluck, who was an opera singer. They raised him as a Christian, rejecting their Jewish heritage. After graduation from the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, he attended Yale University, and through his studies, he went to acting classes at the Yale School of Drama, where he showed his acting skills. Side by side with his education, Efrem started to earn money as a page for the NBC radio station in New York City. Besides that, he served in the US Army during World War II, receiving several leg wounds at Huertgen Forest, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Efrem`s acting career began as early as 1945, when he appeared on Broadway in “The Rugged Path”, alongside Spencer Tracy. Efrem had a successful career on stage, appearing also in “Androcles And The Lion” (1946), “Hedda Grabler” (1948), and “The Consul” (1950) among others, increasing his net worth steadily.

He also tried himself as a producer and director, winning the Pulitzer Prize for music used for the play “The Consul”.

Before he moved to Hollywood, Efrem made his acting debut on TV screens, in “Concerning Miss Marlowe” (1954-1955). In 1956, Efrem signed a contract with Warner Bros. and made a move to Hollywood; where he first experienced the glory of Hollywood in the TV series “Maverick” in 1957, portraying the gambler Dandy Jim Buckley. After t hat, Efrem was cast in the action TV series “77 Sunset Strip”, the popular series in several countries lasting from 1958 until 1964, and considerably enhancing his net worth. His net worth also increased in 1958 from his appearances in the films “Girl On The Run” (1958), and “Violent Road”.

In 1965, Efrem was chosen for the lead role of Inspector Lewis Erskine in the popular TV crime drama series “F. B. I.”, ,which became the main source of his net worth in the following years, since the series was shown until 1974.

Meantime, in 1967 Efrem starred in the film “Wait Until Dark”, alongside Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin. He was already a big name in the film industry; he lined up role after role in high profile films and TV series, including “Airport 1975” (1974), “The Best Place To Be” (1974), “Beyond Witch Mountain” (1982), “The Avenging” (1982), and “Remington Steele” (1983-1987).

In 1990, Efrem`s net worth increased by a large degree, as he was selected for the role of Don Alejandro De La Vega in the remake of “Zorro”. Furthermore, he played King Arthur in the TV series “The Legend Of The Prince Valiant” (1991-1993).

Before his retirement in 2008, Efrem had several more noteworthy roles, such as being the voice of Alfred in the animated TV series “The New Batman Adventures”; he had already been the voice of Dr. Octopus in the animated TV series “Spider-Man” from 1995-1997. Efrem repeated his role of Alfred in the TV series “Justice League” from 2003 to 2004.

His last role before retirement, was that of Dr. Engel in the short fantasy film entitled “Delivery”, which also contributed to his net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was married twice. His first wife was Emily Munroe McNair, and they had a son and a daughter. After Emily’s death, Efrem married Loranda Stephanie Spaulding in 1956, with whom he had a daughter. Efrem was a big supporter and practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameEfrem Zimbalist Jr.
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 30, 1918, United States of America
DiedMay 2, 2014, Solvang, California, United States
ProfessionActor
EducationFay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, Yale University, Yale School of Drama
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLoranda Stephanie Spaulding (m. 1956–2007), Emily Munroe McNair (m. 1941–1950)
ChildrenStephanie Zimbalist, Nancy Zimbalist, Efrem Zimbalist III
ParentsEfrem Zimbalist, Alma Gluck
SiblingsMarcia Davenport
NicknamesEfrem Zimbalist Jr.
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efrem_Zimbalist,_Jr.
AwardsGolden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer – Male (1959), Purple Heart (United States military decoration)
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Male, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Dramatic or Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance By A Supporting Actor In A Comedy Or Drama Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
Movies“Androcles And The Lion” (1946), “Hedda Grabler” (1948), “The Consul” (1950), " The F.B.I." (1965-1974), “The Legend Of The Prince Valiant” (1991-1993), "Batman: The Animated Series" (1990)
TV Shows“Airport 1975” (1974), “The Best Place To Be” (1974), “Beyond Witch Mountain” (1982), “The Avenging” (1982), “Remington Steele” (1983-1987)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His daughter Nancy Zimbalist died in 2012.
2In 2009, FBI Director Robert Mueller presented an honorary Special Agent badge to Zimbalist.
3Close friends with then-FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, Zimbalist ended many Quinn Martin productions on Sunday nights with a description of a fugitive wanted by FBI agents, exhorting viewers to be on the lookout. One of the more prominent names from this segment was James Earl Ray, assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
4Zimbalist died on May 2, 2014 from natural causes at the age of 95, outliving his father's age of 94 by one year. His daughter Stephanie announced the news saying he was 95 years old, a devout Christian. He actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf and visiting with close friends.
5He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 1, 1994.
6Occasionally, he does voice-overs, reading Biblical verses, for the Trinity Broadcasting Network, as a commercial-break starts or concludes. [February 2007]
7Came out of retirement to act with daughter Stephanie Zimbalist in a stage production of "Night of the Iguana" in Ventura, California. [October 2004]
8Is a staunch conservative Republican.
9Has played the same character (Alfred Pennyworth) on five different series: Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Superman (1996), The New Batman Adventures (1997), Static Shock (2000) and Justice League (2001).
10Younger stepbrother of Marcia Davenport.
11Children from his marriage to Emily McNair: Nancy Zimbalist and Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III.
12His father was Russian-born and his mother was Romanian-born; both were from Jewish families. Zimbalist was an early practitioner and proponent of Transcendental Meditation, as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, prior to his conversion to Christianity.
13In 1935, after accompanying his father on a concert tour of the Soviet Union, he was enrolled by his parents to a boarding school in Kiev, while they visited western Europe. Expected to learn piano in a class of wonderkinds, he was rather handicapped, for the classes were taught in Ukrainian - a language he did not know. He eventually ran off to Moscow, where his elder sister had been lodged with a family. After spending a bad winter in Moscow, (they only had their summer clothing, at the time). He and his sister hid the last of their money in the bottom of a cold-cream jar to prevent confiscation by Russian border officials, and they escaped from Moscow, by train to Paris.
14He was severely wounded during his World War II service, at Huertgen Forest.
15Son of violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. and opera singer Alma Gluck.
16Father of Stephanie Zimbalist.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep smooth voice


Quotes

#Quote
1Having been kept pretty strict in prep schools, I guess I couldn't cope with all the freedom at Yale. I had a wild, wonderful time, got abysmal grades and was bounced out in my freshman year. I then came back the following fall as a repeating freshman, lasted until April and got bounced out again -- for the same reason. This time I quit.
2As for the year 2000 being the time for Armageddon, Jesus himself said: "Even the son doesn't know. Only the father knows." So if Jesus didn't know, you can be sure I've got no idea.
3I happen to believe that the liberating movements of our time are devised and thought up, not for the people they are supposed to champion, but to splinter society. In the case of women's liberation, if the state gets the women out of the house working, they can get to the children and bring them up. I thing that has been the game plan all along.
4I don't even know the people who are making movies today. I stopped going to the movies over 20 years ago. The movies I used to be fanatic about they stopped making. They started making another kind of movie, and it's not my kind of world.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 1 February 1994. At 7095 Hollywood Blvd.
1959Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleToo Much, Too Soon (1958)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama SpecialA Family Upside Down (1978)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - MaleThe F.B.I. (1965)
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActorWait Until Dark (1967)
1959Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActorHome Before Dark (1958)
1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series77 Sunset Strip (1958)
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop New Male Personality9th place.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sugarfoot1958TV SeriesKerrigan the Great
Girl on the Run1958Stuart Bailey
Violent Road1958George Lawrence
Too Much, Too Soon1958Vincent Bryant
The Deep Six1958Lt. Blanchard
Bombers B-521957Col. Jim Herlihy
Band of Angels1957Lt. Ethan Sears
Conflict1957TV SeriesStuart Bailey
The Phil Silvers Show1957TV SeriesMusician
The United States Steel Hour1956TV SeriesSean O'Neill
Goodyear Playhouse1956TV Series
Star Tonight1956TV Series
Concerning Miss Marlowe1954TV SeriesJim Gavin (1954-1955)
House of Strangers1949Tony Monetti
Mr. and Mrs. North1946TV Movie
The Delivery2008/IShortDr. Engel
Justice League2003-2004TV SeriesAlfred Pennyworth
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman2003VideoAlfred (voice)
Static Shock2003TV SeriesAlfred Pennyworth
The First Day2001TV MovieBenjamin Hart
Batman: Vengeance2001Video GameAlfred Pennyworth (voice)
Spider-Man2000Video GameDoctor Octopus (voice)
Superman1997-1999TV SeriesAlfred
Cab to Canada1998TV MovieVice Chancellor
The New Batman Adventures1997-1998TV SeriesAlfred Pennyworth / Business Man / Man #2 / ...
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero1998VideoAlfred Pennyworth (voice)
The Visitor1997TV SeriesWayland Scott
Spider-Man1995-1997TV SeriesDr. Octopus Dr. Otto Octavius Butler
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest1997TV MovieAlfred Pennyworth (voice)
Babylon 51997TV SeriesWilliam Edgars
Mighty Ducks1996TV SeriesDr. Denton P. Hookerman
Picket Fences1996TV SeriesHal Klosterman / Lester Blodgett
Iron Man1995TV SeriesJustin Hammer Firepower
Gargoyles1995TV SeriesMace Malone
One West Waikiki1995TV SeriesWalter Mansfield
Biker Mice from Mars1995TV SeriesKing Arthur
Batman: The Animated Series1992-1995TV SeriesAlfred Pennyworth Piedmont Police Chief Frankie ...
The Street Corner Kids: The Sequel1995Makenzie
Turbocharged Thunderbirds1994-1995TV SeriesJeff Tracy / The Hood / Cyric Mazard / ...
The Nanny1994TV SeriesTheodore Timmons
Heaven Help Us1994TV SeriesMartin Kitteridge
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesSam Gallagher
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm1993Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers1993Video GameWolfgang (voice)
The Legend of Prince Valiant1991-1993TV SeriesKing Arthur
Trade Winds1993TV Mini-SeriesChristof Philips
Murder, She Wrote1988-1992TV SeriesAdam Quatrain / Richard Thompson Grant / Gen. Marcus Havermeyer
Hot Shots!1991Wilson
Zorro1990TV SeriesDon Alejandro de la Vega
Who's the Boss?1990TV SeriesRobert Robinson
Streets1989TV Series
Hunter1988TV SeriesClarence Hyland
Hotel1984-1988TV SeriesCharles Cabot / Alexander Heath
American Playhouse1987TV SeriesCol. Francis Chesney
Remington Steele1983-1987TV SeriesDaniel Chalmers
Finder of Lost Loves1985TV SeriesJudge Alex Hale
Cover Up1984TV SeriesE.G. Dawson
Partners in Crime1984TV SeriesGrant Latham
Hardcastle and McCormick1984TV SeriesEmmett Parnell
The Love Boat1984TV SeriesSenator Dan Whitman
The Tempest1983VideoProspero
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesMarshall Baldwin
Insight1963-1983TV SeriesBooth / God (T. Lord) / Fleming / ...
Shooting Stars1983TV MovieRobert Cluso
Baby Sister1983TV MovieTom Burroughs
Charley's Aunt1983TV MovieColonel Francis Chesney
The Avenging1982Jacob Anderson
Family in Blue1982TV MovieMarty Malone
Beyond Witch Mountain1982TV MovieBolt
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1982TV SeriesAristotle
Scruples1980TV Mini-SeriesEllis Ikehorn
The Gathering, Part II1979TV MovieVictor Wainwright
The Best Place to Be1979TV MovieBill Reardan
Terror Out of the Sky1978TV MovieDavid Martin
A Family Upside Down1978TV MovieMike Long
Who Is the Black Dahlia?1975TV MovieSgt. Harry Hansen
Airport 19751974Captain Stacy
The F.B.I.1965-1974TV SeriesInspector Lewis Erskine
Wait Until Dark1967Sam Hendrix
The Reward1965Frank Bryant
Harlow1965/IIWilliam Mansfield
Rawhide1965TV SeriesJeff McKeever
The Reporter1964TV SeriesCharles Durwood
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1964TV SeriesStranger
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesJohn Ferris
77 Sunset Strip1958-1964TV SeriesStuart Bailey Stu Bailey Sandy the Executioner
The Chapman Report1962Paul Radford
Hawaiian Eye1959-1962TV SeriesStuart Bailey
Bronco1961TV SeriesEdwin Booth
By Love Possessed1961Arthur Winner
A Fever in the Blood1961Judge Leland Hoffman
The Crowded Sky1960Dale Heath
The Alaskans1960TV SeriesJohn Conrad
Maverick1957-1958TV SeriesDandy Jim Buckley
Home Before Dark1958Jacob 'Jake' Diamond

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maverick1958TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot2013DocumentaryHimself
TV Land Moguls2004-2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Brothers Warner2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor
Batman: Behind the Mystery2003Video shortHimself
Praise the Lord1981-2003TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Behind the Badge: A Century of Cops and Detectives1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself
Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul1993DocumentaryHimself / Narrator (voice)
A Year to Remember1991TV Series documentaryHimself - Host (1999)
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Hot Shots: The Making of an Important Movie1991Video documentary shortHimself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
You Are the Jury1984-1986TV SeriesHimself - Host / Narrator
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala1985TV MovieHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1984TV MovieHimself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Xpose1982TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Anita Bryant Spectacular1980TV SpecialHimself - Dancer
The Mike Douglas Show1964-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary1972TV SpecialHimself
Your FBI1972Documentary shortNarrator
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Season in Tyrol1969Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Password All-Stars1965TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1961TV Series documentaryHimself
What About Linda?1961TV SpecialHimself
The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The Making of 'Midway'2001Video documentary shortStacy (scene from "Airport 1975")
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryStuart Bailey
Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI1967TV MovieLewis Erskine
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