Wilford Brimley is an American actor, he is famous for playing his role in Cocoon (1985), Hard Target (1993) and The Thing (1982). Before he became an actor he served for United States Marine Crops. Furthermore, he has won 1 Award and was nominated for two awards.
Wilford Brimley was born as Anthony Wilford Brimley on September 27, 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah, US under the birth sign of Libra. He has not disclosed any information about his family members, but we know that his father used to work as a real estate broker.
Wilford completed his school education from her home town. Later when he was studying at high school he dropped out of it and went to serve in the United States Marine Crops. While he was in the USMC, he served in the Aleutian Island for three years. Later he retired from the US Marine Crops and moved his life.
Wilford who is the age of 84 is a married man and has married twice till now. He is currently married to Beverly Berry. Their marriage ceremony was done privately in 2007, and the people who attended their ceremony were their family members and friends.
They are living their happy married life together with kids at Greybull, Wyoming. They also have got another home at Santa Clara, Utah. It is the place where both co-founded a nonprofit Organization known as the Hands Across the Saddle.
Before that, he got married his first late wife Lynne Bagley on July 6, 1956. After their marriage, they became the first time parent of 4 children named, James Charles, John Michale, William Carmen, and Lawrence Dean.
They were living their perfect married life with 4 children until 2000. On that year his wife passed away which broke his heart into millions of pieces. After seven years that he lost his wife, he moved his life and got married.
Willford Brimley has the estimated net worth of $5 million. As a successful actor, he was able to collect a decent amount of money.
Besides that, he also served in the United States Marine Crops for decades, which helped his net worth to increase. According to the source, the average salary of an actor is around $50,313 with a median bonus of $1,015.
Talking about his career, after his retirement he landed his career as an actor. His onscreen breakthrough came when he was cast in the popular 1970s television series The Waltons.
Later, his first credited film was in The China syndrome 19799 as Ted Spindle. Again after some year, he made his another appearance as Attorney James A in Absence of Malice 1981.
In 1984, he appeared in The Natural but it was a minor role. In 1985, he was able to secure for a leading role in Ron Howard’s Cocoon as Ben Luckett.
He also landed his career on television drama series which includes Our House (1980), The Firm (1993). The most famous movies that he played in are In & Out, Lunker Lake, A Place to Grow, Summer of the Monkeys and Timber the Treasure Dog.
During his acting career, he was able to win Golden Boot Awards in 2005 and was nominated for two awards CableACE Awards for Actor in a Movie or Miniseries in 1987. Furthermore, in 2013, he was again nominated for Maverick Movies Awards for Best Supporting Actor: Short.