Fess Parker Net Worth

Fess Parker Net Worth is
$20 Million

Fess Parker Biography

He earned $32 weekly as a supplementary in the play Mister Roberts in 1951. Fess Parker was created in Fort Worthy of, Texas in August 1924 and passed on in March 2010. When he finished his assistance, Fess Parker attended Hardin-Simmons University. In the time of 1964-1970, Fess Parker became known from it series as Daniel Boone. Parker gained a master’s level in theater background from the University of Southern California.Fess Parker Net Worthy of: Fess Parker was an American actor who had a net well worth of $20 million. Smith Would go to Washington. From 1962 to 1963 he starred as Senator Eugene Smith on the series Mr. Parker starred as Davy Crockett in it series Walt Disney’s Amazing Globe of Color from 1954 to 1956. Parker starred as Daniel Boone in it series Daniel Boone from 1964 to 1970. He also starred in the films Island in the Sky, Fight Cry, Davy Crockett, King of the Crazy Frontier, Davey Crockett and the River Pirates, Westward Ho, The Wagons!, Aged Yeller, and Alias Jesse James. The mini series became perfectly known and they produced Fess Parker well-known, furthermore to increasing the entire quantity of Fess Parker net well worth. Parker was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1955 for some Outstanding New Character. Fess Parker passed on on March 18, 2010 at 85 yrs . old. It’s been calculated that the entire quantity of Fess Parker net well worth gets to as high as 20 million dollars. Fess Parker was an actor, who was simply born in 1924 and passed on this year 2010. In these series, he appeared following to Brad Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins and Johnson. In the time of 1955-1956 he became popular due to his appearances on Disney mini series as Davy Crockett. He offered in the Marine Corps after becoming too tall to become a pilot or radioman gunner. He was a winemaker and got his own resort. Furthermore to his curiosity in performing, Fess Parker was also a businessman. Therefore, these appearances produced his name even more known and in addition added up to the entire sum of Fess Parker net well worth. He appeared in a few productions of the company, such as for example “The Hangman” and “Hell can be for Heroes”. His winery known as The Fess Parker Winery is among the wineries across the Foxen Canyon Wines Trail. Fess Parker was created in 1924 in Fort Worthy of, Texas. Fess Parker was raised on a farm near San Angelo. Fess Parker requested a posture in the army in the later on stages of the next World Battle, where he wished to be a pilot. Nevertheless, he was not approved as he was as well high. Fess Parker was ultimately admitted to the Marine Corps, where he became a radio operator. Furthermore to performing Parker was a wines maker and vacation resort owner and operator. In 1947 he used in the University of Texas. he studied background, There and attended drama lessons. In1950 he finally graduated out of this organization and got his level in history. From then on, he attended the University of Southern California, where he aimed to obtain his master’s level in theater background. His career began when he signed a agreement with Warner Brothers. He previously small functions to portray in several films, such as for example “Springfield Rifle”, “The Bounty Hunter”, “Island in the Sky” and “Fight Cry”. Fess Parker became mainly known when he got a job in Disney mini series as Davy Crockett. These mini series are believed as the 1st mini series in the annals of Disney. He possessed and managed the Fess Parker Family members Winery and Vineyards in Los Olivos, California. Fess Parker later on appeared in some additional Disney productions, such as for example “Westward Ho, the Wagons”, “THE FANTASTIC Locomotive Chase”, “The Light in the Forest”, “Aged Yeller” plus some others. We also added few films/dramas earnings which include Harvey, No Space for the Groom

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Quick Facts

Full NameFess Parker
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 16, 1924
DiedMarch 18, 2010, Santa Ynez, California, United States
Height1.96 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Winemaker
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin, Hardin–Simmons University, University of Southern California
SpouseMarcella Belle Rinehart
ChildrenFess Elisha Parker III, Ashley Allen Rinehart
AwardsTexas Medal of Arts Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Most Outstanding New Personality, Emmy Award for Best New Personality
MoviesOld Yeller, The Great Locomotive Chase, Hell Is for Heroes, Westward Ho the Wagons!, The Jayhawkers!, The Light in the Forest, The Hangman, Alias Jesse James, Smoky, The Kid from Left Field, Battle Cry, Climb an Angry Mountain, Untamed Frontier, Thunder Over the Plains, Them!, Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider, Dragonfly Squadron, American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story
TV ShowsDaniel Boone, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Davy Crockett

Interesting Facts

1 Acting mentor and friend of Darby Hinton.
2 In order for Buddy Ebsen to offer him dance lessons, he exchanged guitar lessons with Parker.
3 Owns and operates a winery: Fess Parker Winery P.O. Box 908 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd. Los Olivos, CA 93441-9999 (800) 841-1104 [1997]
4 Attended the funeral of longtime best friend, Buddy Ebsen, when the actor passed away in 2003.
5 Best remembered by the public for his starring role as the title character in Daniel Boone (1964).
6 Met Buddy Ebsen when the two were under contract at Disney in 1954.
7 Was the only actor to appear in every episode of Daniel Boone (1964).
8 Interviewed about the beginnings of his career and his "Davy Crockett" experiences in the book "Wild Wild Westerners" by Tom Weaver (BearManor, 2012).
9 Fess Parker had eleven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
10 Wanted to be cast opposite Marilyn Monroe in "Bus Stop" but could not overcome Walt Disney's disapproval.
11 He was a major supporter of the Republican Party and once considered running for the senate in Nevada. He was a close friend of President Ronald Reagan, who in 1985 asked him to become his ambassador to Australia.
12 Longtime friend of Ronald Reagan.
13 Passed away on his wife's 82nd birthday.
14 Appeared as an uncredited extra in Man on a Tightrope (1953). He is seen for a few seconds near the end of the movie as a U.S. GI sitting in a jeep guarding the border.
15 Has two children, Fess Elisha III (Fess Parker) and Ashley Allen Rinehart.
16 Parker talks about the beginnings of his career and the movie Them! (1954) in the book "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland, 2010) by Tom Weaver.
17 Best remembered by the public as Disney's Davy Crockett.
18 To one generation of television fans he will always be Davy Crockett. To the next generation he will be the one and only Daniel Boone.
19 Song "King of the Wild Frontier" was Number 1 on the "Hit Parade" for 16 weeks. Parker was paid $150. (source: interview with Fess Parker in the SF Chronicle, "Datebook" ("Pink") section, November 12, 2006).
20 Walt Disney would not let Parker out of his contract, so he had to turn down a part in The Searchers (1956).
21 At the time he was famous in France for his Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone roles, French distributors found they had to rename him - on posters, in TV programmers...etc. - for the French audience/ Public, into "Fier" Parker. One must know that "fesse(s)", in French, means "buttocks, bottom", whereas "fier" means "proud" ; a more becoming name for someone embodying American "Heroes"...
22 Retired from Hollywood in 1973; among his successful California businesses are an ocean-front resort in Santa Barbara; a 21-room inn in Los Olivos; and an award-winning winery.
23 Discovered by Adolphe Menjou who was a guest artist at the University of Texas while Fess was a student. Menjou helped him with formal introductions when he first got to Hollywood.
24 Parker was named a Disney Legend in 1991.
25 Played college football at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX in the 1940s before transferring to the University of Texas-Austin.
26 Graduate of The University of Texas at Austin - BA '50


1 I left the business after 22 years. It was time to leave Hollywood. I came along at a time when I'm starting out with Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Sterling Hayden and Gregory Peck. Who needed a guy running around in a coonskin cap?
2 I guess you could call me plain. I don't go in for show. There isn't anything I want too much, except to be a good actor.
3 There have been several turning points in my life, but the most important one came the day I stepped before the cameras as Davy Crockett. The way I look at things, a man's life story isn't his alone, but it belongs to a lot of people who have influenced him and done things for him that he can never repay.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1955 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Most Outstanding New Personality



The Fess Parker Show 1974 TV Short Fess Hamilton
Climb an Angry Mountain 1972 TV Movie Sheriff Elisha Cooper
Daniel Boone 1964-1970 TV Series Daniel Boone
The Red Skelton Hour 1970 TV Series Davy Crockett
Smoky 1966 Clint Barkley
Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider 1966 Daniel Boone
Burke's Law 1964 TV Series Herman Sitwell
Destry 1964 TV Series Clarence Jones
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1963 TV Series Sheriff Ben Wister
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1962-1963 TV Series Sen. Eugene Smith / Senator Eugene Smith
Hell Is for Heroes 1962 Sgt. Pike
Death Valley Days 1954-1962 TV Series Reverend Joel Todd / Curt Morrison
General Electric Theater 1960 TV Series Jonathan West
The Jayhawkers! 1959 Cam Bleeker
Alias Jesse James 1959 Davy Crockett (uncredited)
The Hangman 1959 Sheriff Buck Weston
Schlitz Playhouse 1958 TV Series
The Light in the Forest 1958 Del Hardy
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Pvt. Linus Powell
Old Yeller 1957 Jim Coates
Westward Ho, the Wagons! 1956 John 'Doc' Grayson
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1954-1956 TV Series Davy Crockett / John 'Doc' Grayson
The Great Locomotive Chase 1956 James J. Andrews
City Detective 1955 TV Series Tony
Battle Cry 1955 Pvt. Speedy
The Bounty Hunter 1954 Wild Cowboy at Finale (uncredited)
My Little Margie 1954 TV Series The All American
Them! 1954 Alan Crotty
Annie Oakley 1954 TV Series Les Clinton - The Texas Sandman / Tom Conrad - Newspaper Publisher
Dragonfly Squadron 1954 Texas Lieutenant (uncredited)
Stories of the Century 1954 TV Series Grat Dalton
Dragnet 1954 TV Series Officer Harkness
Thunder Over the Plains 1953 Kirby
Island in the Sky 1953 Fitch's Co-Pilot (uncredited)
The Kid from Left Field 1953 McDougal
Take Me to Town 1953 Long John (uncredited)
Man on a Tightrope 1953 Checkpoint Soldier (uncredited)
Springfield Rifle 1952 Jim Randolph (uncredited)
Untamed Frontier 1952 Clem McCloud
No Room for the Groom 1952 Cousin Ben (uncredited)
Harvey 1950 Leslie--Chauffeur (voice, uncredited)


Mr. Robot 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Disney Family Album 1985 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Back to the Future 1985 performer: "THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT" 1954
Daniel Boone 1964-1970 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Danny Kaye Show 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Westward Ho, the Wagons! 1956 lyrics: "I'm Lonely My Darlin'" / performer: "The Ballad of John Colter", "Wringle Wrangle"
The Great Locomotive Chase 1956 performer: "Dixie", "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground", "Pappy Was A Railroad Man", "Roll Jordan Roll", "A Rebel I Will I Be Until I Died"
Dateline: Disneyland 1955 TV Special documentary performer: "Bang! Went Old Betsy"


Daniel Boone 1968-1970 TV Series 5 episodes


Daniel Boone 1968 TV Series producer - 1 episode


'Old Yeller': Remembering a Classic 2002 Video documentary short special thanks
A Conversation with Fess Parker 2001 Video documentary short thanks
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 2001 TV Movie documentary grateful acknowledgment


Pioneers of Television 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Daniel Boone from Daniel Boone
James May's Road Trip 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Directed by Norman Foster 2006 Video documentary short Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Alamo Mania 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
'Old Yeller': Remembering a Classic 2002 Video documentary short Himself
A Conversation with Fess Parker 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Disney Through the Decades 2001 Video documentary short Host - 1950's
The De la Peña Diary 2000 Video documentary Himself
Best Doggone Dog in the West: The Making of Walt Disney's 'Old Yeller' 1997 Video documentary short Himself - Host
The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Disney Family Album 1985 TV Series documentary Himself / Davy Crockett
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood's Talking 1973 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1969-1972 TV Series Himself
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Today 1964-1969 TV Series Himself
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Jonathan Winters Show 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest
The London Palladium Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Danny Kaye Show 1965 TV Series Himself
What's This Song? 1964-1965 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Startime 1959 TV Series Himself
The Juke Box Jury 1956-1959 TV Series Himself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1954-1957 TV Series Himself / James J Andrews
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956-1957 TV Series Himself
Disneyland, U.S.A. 1956 Documentary short Himself - as Davy Crockett
The George Gobel Show 1956 TV Series Himself
The Tin Pan Alley Show 1956 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Dateline: Disneyland 1955 TV Special documentary Himself

Archive Footage

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years 2005 Documentary short Himself / Davy Crockett (uncredited)
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Davy Crockett in 'Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier'
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah 1986 Video short Davy Crockett
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1961-1980 TV Series Jim Coates / Del Hardy / James J. Andrews / ...
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates 1956 Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier 1955 Davy Crockett

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