Buddy Hackett Net Worth

Buddy Hackett Net Worth is
$10 Million

Buddy Hackett Biography

Buddy Hackett net worthy of: Buddy Hackett was an American comedian and actor who had a net worthy of of $10 million. Hackett offered in the usa Army during World Battle II and got his first work in a Brooklyn golf club. He was most widely known for his starring film functions as Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man in 1962, Benjy Benjamin in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World in 1963, Tennessee Steinmetz in The Like Bug in 1968, and Scuttle in THE TINY Mermaid in 1989. Buddy Hackett was created in Brooklyn, NY in August 1924 and passed on in June 2003. In 1956 he starred as Stanley Peck in the tv screen series Stanley. Hackett starred as Uncle Lonnie in it series Action from 1999 to 2000. In 1998 he was awarded a superstar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for LIVE SHOW at 6834 Hollywood Blvd., Loose Sneakers, Scrooged, and Paulie. Hackett also starred in the films Walking My Baby BACK, Fireman Save My Kid, God’s Small Acre, Everything’s Ducky, THE BEAUTIFUL Globe of the Brothers Grimm, Muscle Seaside party, The Golden Mind, The Love Bug, THE NICE Guys and the CRIMINALS, Hey Babe! Buddy Hackett passed on on June 30, 2003 at age 78.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameBuddy Hackett
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 31, 1924
DiedJune 30, 2003, Malibu, California, United States
Height1.68 m
ProfessionComedian, Voice Actor
EducationNew Utrecht High School
SpouseSherry Cohen
ChildrenSandy Hackett, Ivy Julie Hackett, Lisa Jean Hackett
ParentsAnna Geller, Philip Hacker
MoviesIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Love Bug, The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, God's Little Acre, Scrooged, Paulie, Walking My Baby Back Home, Muscle Beach Party, Jack Frost, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Fireman Save My Child, Everything's Ducky, Loose Shoes, All Hands on Deck, The Golden Head, The Good Guys and the Bad Guys, Hey Babe!, The Mama Cass Television Program, Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind: Gold Collection
TV ShowsAction, The Timex All-star Swing Festival, The Jackie Gleason Show, Stanley, Fish Police, Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad

Interesting Facts

1 He was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in 2000.
2 Allegedly regretted turning down the sequels for The Love Bug (1968).
3 According to his commentary on The Love Bug (1968), he was offered $2000 a week to replace Curly Howard of The Three Stooges. He refused. The story seems unlikely, however, since when Curly died he was immediately replaced by his brother Shemp Howard, who had originally been replaced by Curly when Shemp left the act to go solo while the Stooges were still in vaudeville.
4 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 224-226. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
6 Next door neighbor of Sandy Koufax in childhood.
7 Although his on-stage humor was not nearly as raw, in retrospect, as many of the young comedians who would succeed him, his frequently ribald performances in nightclubs and in concert came as something of a shock to those who had enjoyed his "cleaned-up" (at the behest of the censors) performances on television and in films.
8 Towards the end of his life, he was raising money for an animal shelter.
9 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 201-202. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
10 Served three years in the US Army with an antiaircraft unit during World War II. On a furlough in 1945, he returned home and bought a ticket to see the musical "Oklahoma!". He decided on a career in show business following his discharge.
11 His real name, Lenny Hacker, was used as the name of a character he played in episode 1.05 ("The Entertainer") of Space Rangers (1993).
12 Son of Philip Hackett and Anna Geller.
13 Father of Sandy Hackett, Ivy Julie, Lisa Jean.
14 In 1953 gossip columns reported that Universal Pictures wanted to team Hackett with his friend, popular baritone Alan Dale, as the studio's answer to Paramount's box-office sensations, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Nothing came of the idea because Dale preferred to remain a solo act. However, Hackett did appear in Universal's Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) later that year. In 1954 Hackett did replace 'Lou Costello (I)' (q) in Universal's Fireman Save My Child (1954) when Costello's ill health forced him to leave the picture shortly after filming began (Costello can still be seen in some long shots). Hugh O'Brian replaced Bud Abbott, who wouldn't work without Costello. Universal talked about teaming Hackett and O'Brien in another film, but the picture bombed at the box office and the re-teaming with O'Brien never took place.
15 Quit doing appearances in 1996 after he suffered stage fright, including extreme dizziness, for the first time in his career. This event immediately followed gum surgery, which Buddy believes had something to do with the situation.

Net Worth & Salary

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) $105,000


1 [on late sportscaster Howard Cosell] There have always been mixed emotions about Howard Cosell: Some people hate him like poison; and other people just hate him regular.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Live Performance Awarded on March 31, 1998 at 6834 Hollywood Blvd.



God's Little Acre 1958 Pluto Swint, Sheriff Candidate
Stanley 1956 TV Series Stanley Peck
Fireman Save My Child 1954 Smokey Hinkle
Walking My Baby Back Home 1953 Blimp Edwards
School House 1949 TV Series
All That 2002 TV Series Knubby McFarlin
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea 2000 Video Scuttle (voice)
Action 1999-2000 TV Series Uncle Lonnie
Animaniacs 1998 TV Series CEO
Paulie 1998 Artie
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1998 TV Series The Car
Boy Meets World 1996 TV Series Mr. Fontini
Space Rangers 1994 TV Series Lenny Hacker
Mouse Soup 1993 Short Mouse (voice)
Garfield and Friends 1992 TV Series
Dinosaurs 1992 TV Series Louie
Fish Police 1992 TV Series Crabby
Ferris Bueller 1990 TV Series The Emcee
Little Mermaid's Island 1990 TV Series Scuttle
The Little Mermaid 1989 Scuttle (voice)
Scrooged 1988 Scrooge
Murder, She Wrote 1987 TV Series Murray Gruen
The Fall Guy 1982-1983 TV Series Ozzie Harold Stanford
Hey Babe! 1983 Sammy Cohen
The Love Boat 1979-1981 TV Series Julian Garfield / Mickey Greenbaum
Jack Frost 1979 TV Movie Pardon-Me-Pete (Groundhog) (voice)
Bud and Lou 1978 TV Movie Lou Costello
Quincy M.E. 1977 TV Series Ronnie Fletcher
McMillan & Wife 1974-1975 TV Series Apartment Resident / Joey Germaine
Laugh-In 1968-1969 TV Series
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1969 Ed - Townsman (uncredited)
The Love Bug 1968 Tennessee Steinmetz
The Lucy Show 1968 TV Series Harry Barton
Get Smart 1967 TV Series Wilbur
The Danny Thomas Hour 1967 TV Series Zeus
The Big Valley 1966 TV Series Charlie Sawyer
The Trials of O'Brien 1965 TV Series Ollie Maxwell
Once Upon a Tractor 1965 Short Garage Owner
The Golden Head 1964 Lionel Pack
Muscle Beach Party 1964 S.Z. Matts
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 1963 Benjy Benjamin
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962 Hans ('The Singing Bone')
The Music Man 1962 Marcellus Washburn
Everything's Ducky 1961 Seaman Admiral John Paul 'Ad' Jones
The Rifleman 1959-1961 TV Series Clarence Bibs / Daniel Malakie
All Hands on Deck 1961 Shrieking Eagle Garfield
The Shoes 1961 Short The Man
Make Room for Daddy 1960 TV Series Buddy Bruno
Dan Raven 1960 TV Series Buddy


The Little Mermaid 1989 "The Wedding March" 1843, "Romeo and Juliet", uncredited
Jack Frost 1979 TV Movie performer: "Me and My Shadow", "Jack Frost is Here" uncredited, "I've Got a Day Named After Me February 2" uncredited
The Music Man 1962 performer: "Shipoopi" 1957 - uncredited


That Loveable Bug 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary special thanks


Last Comic Standing 2003 TV Series Himself (Celebrity Talent Scout)
That Loveable Bug 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001-2002 TV Series Himself
Milton Berle: An All-Star Tribute to 'Mr. Television' 2002 Video Himself
The Nightclub Years 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Just Shoot Me! 2000 TV Series Himself
Let Me In, I Hear Laughter 2000 Documentary Himself
Later 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Right Here in River City: The Making of Meredith Willson's 'The Music Man' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Palisades Amusement Park, a Century of Fond Memories 1998 Documentary Interviewee
LateLine 1998 TV Series Himself
Great Performances 1997 TV Series Himself
L.A. Law 1993 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself / Benjy Benjamin
Wolf Trap Presents Victor Borge: An 80th Birthday Celebration 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Little Mermaid' 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself - 'Scuttle'
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1987 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Comedian / ...
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Himself
Buddy Hackett Live and Uncensored 1983 Video Himself
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business 1983 TV Movie Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself
You Bet Your Life 1980 TV Series Host
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1979 TV Special Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1963-1979 TV Series Himself / Himself - Comedian
Sword of Justice 1979 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #3 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Donny and Marie 1977-1979 TV Series Himself
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Himself
Coming Attractions 1978 Himself - S.T.O.P.-I.T. Spokesman
The People's Command Performance 1978 TV Special Himself
Superstunt 1977 TV Special
Super Night at Forest Hills 1977 TV Special Himself
Break the Bank 1977 TV Series Himself
Tattletales 1976 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Sweepstakes 1975 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle 1975 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Don Adams' Screen Test 1975 TV Series
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1974 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
The Dean Martin Show 1966-1974 TV Series Himself / Himself - Comedian
Flip 1973 TV Series Himself
NFL Players Association Awards Dinner 1973 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Vin Scully Show 1973 TV Series Himself
The New Bill Cosby Show 1972 TV Series Himself
The Scoey Mitchlll Show 1972 TV Movie Himself
Stand Up and Cheer 1972 TV Series Himself
The ABC Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series Himself - Roastmaster
Laugh-In 1970-1971 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer / Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About? 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself - Co-Host
The Bob Hope Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Mama Cass Television Program 1969 TV Special Himself - Guest Star
Alan King and His Buddy 1969 TV Movie Himself - Co-Host / Comedian
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964-1969 TV Series Himself - Audience Bow / Himself - Comedian
Funny You Should Ask 1968 TV Series Himself
Stars for Israel 1967 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1966 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1962-1966 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself - Guest / Himself - Celebrity Guest
What's My Line? 1957-1966 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest
The Steve Lawrence Show 1965 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hollywood Palace 1964 TV Series Himself - Comedian
The Jack Paar Program 1962-1964 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1963-1964 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1962-1964 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Here's Edie 1963 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959-1962 TV Series Himself
Talent Scouts 1962 TV Series Himself
The All-Star Comedy Hour 1962 TV Movie Himself - Comedian
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1956-1961 TV Series Himself / Himself - Comedian
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
The Arthur Godfrey Show 1961 TV Movie Himself - Comedian
Phillies Jackpot Bowling 1961 TV Series Himself
The David Susskind Show 1960 TV Series Himself
The Garry Moore Show 1959-1960 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956-1960 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Comedian
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams 1959 TV Series Himself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Patrice Munsel Show 1957-1958 TV Series Himself
The Eddie Fisher Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Tonight! 1957 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Vic Damone Show 1956 TV Series Himself
Max Liebman Presents: Variety 1955 TV Movie Himself - Guest
The George Jessel Show 1953 TV Series Himself
Columbia World of Sports: King of the Pins 1950 Short Himself - Inept Bowler

Archive Footage

American Masters 1997-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010-2012 TV Series Benjy Benjamin
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' 2006 Video documentary Himself
The First Amendment Project: No Joking 2004 TV Movie documentary
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #34
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 TV Movie documentary
Cinerama Adventure 2002 Documentary Benjy Benjamin (in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World") (uncredited)
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
Biography 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary 1984 TV Movie Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1979 TV Series Tennessee Steinmetz
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1966 TV Series Himself - Comedian

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