The 1938 born actor, Richard Beymer, a golden era actor who started his acting journey from the age of 11. He began his journey in the entertainment industry since 1949. And still, he is actively contributing his time with veteran performance. Today, he is remembered as the actor who has worked in many documentaries.
Moreover, he has also worked in many films and dramas. One of his memorable role as David Lynch in the television series ‘Twin Peaks’. He had portrayed the role of Benjamin Horne, a real state mogul.
Richard Beymer: Bio, Family, Education
The actor was born on 20 February 1938, in Avoca, Iowa, the United States as George Richard Beymer Jr. He was born to the printer dad, George Richard Beymer and mother Eunice. In 1940, his family had moved to Los Angeles, California.
looking at his education, he completed his high school from Hollywood High School. He didn’t do any further studies because he had already become a full-time actor. So, decided not to continue his further studies.
Richard Beymer: Career & Achievements
Richard started his career as a child actor who got his first project ‘Children Sandy Dreams’ at the age 11. He used to rehearsal it after schools and shoot on Saturdays. Then in 1953, he made his film debut as the nephew of Jennifer Jones in ‘Stazione Termini’. For a year, he had signed a contract with Jennifer’s husband David O Selznick. After that, he went on to appear in the shows like ‘The Gray Ghost’, ‘Navy Log’, ‘Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre’. After the success of the movie ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’, where he acted as a ‘Peter Van Daan’. He signed the contract with the 20th Century Fox and after that, he never turned back in his career. he stands out to be the big name in Hollywood.
Then in 1961, there comes a big turnover in his career after featuring in the lead role in the super hit movie ‘West Side Story’. He was nominated for NewStar of the year by 1962 Golden Globe Award. He shared the award along with American filmmaker/ actor Henry Warren Beatty and musician Bobby Darin. Today also, after so many years of this movie, its story endures and thrives the audiences.
During 1964, he took a break from acting for some time. At that period, he voluntarily participated in the Mississippi Summer Project. Further, he assisted Barney Frank in rescuing Freedom Democrat forms. Also, at that time, he filmed the award-winning documentary ‘A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer’.
Besides, he is also a director, editor, cinematographer, writer, sculptor, and painter. He has made documentaries like ‘The Passing of a Saint’, ‘It’s a Beautiful World’, and ‘I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun’, amongst others.
Richard Beymer: Personal Life & Wife
Although the actor has spent most of the time in making films, documentaries, and acting, he has not revealed much detail of his personal life. The 81 years old actor has not married yet. However, his name has been linked up with some ladies. Further, he has got a successful career but he has been always in failed relationships.
His name was first hooked up with the actress with whom he has dated for a year. After that, he again linked up with Dolores Hart. However, they dated briefly and turned to become just friends. His last relationship was with the actress Sharon Tate with whom he fell in love on the sets. The couple took their relationship ahead and got engaged. But they called off their engagement just a year later. After that, he remains single and never heard of him being in a relationship. Additionally, in 2010, he settled in Fairfield, Iowa from there he started to make and write films, also does sculpting and painting.
Richard Beymer: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
After being in the entertainment industry for more than four decades, he must be earning in a six-figure number. Therefore, he has a successful career and been writing, directing, and making films as well. Also, he has written award-winning documentaries. Moreover, he has a net worth estimated to be around $18 million.
The actor does not seem to use an official account on various social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. However, we can see an unofficial Facebook account under his name with 670 followers.
Richard Beymer: Body Measurements
At the age of 81, the legendary actor seems to have a great physique with a height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.85 meters. Other than this, there is no information on his body stats or weight.