Gary Burghoff Children are two sons, Jordan Burghoff and Miles Burghoff, and a daughter Gena Gale.

Gary Burghoff is an American-born legendary actor, jazz musician, inventor, wildlife artist, painter, drummer, and songwriter. He is most famous for his iconic roles such as Charlie Brown in the Broadway musical titled  You are a Good Man. He also played Corporal Walter O’Reilly in Mash and earned numerous nominations for the Emmy Award.

Gary became a regular on a famous hit TV game show Match Game. This show was from 1974 to 1975.

Gary Burghoff Children, Childhood and Early Life

Gary Burghoff’s full name is Gary Rich Burghoff. He was born on 24 May 1943, n Bristol, Connecticut to Ann Burghoff and Rodney. He has a brother, David who was 6 years older than him. Gary was brought up and raised in a Victorian house in Forestlive.

Gary was inspired by the environment and nature from his childhood. His little mind knew the difference between progress and destroying nature. He spent his early age and childhood in the brooks and meadows with, wild plants, rabbits, turtles, pheasants, and squirrels.

He took his early education from “Greenhills School”. His family decided to move to Delavan, Wisconsin. In 1962, He graduated from Delavan-Darien High School. During his high school, he was making rounds of the Milwaukee nightclubs as a drummer with “Bud Wilber Orchestra”.

He studied tap dance in Delavan, Wisconsin, and gained an early acting experience with the Belfry Players of Williams Bay. Gary advanced his acting skills at HB Studio in New York.

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Gary Burghoff Biography

Gary has American citizenship. His hometown is in Bristol, Connecticut, United States of America.

Gary Burghoff’s father Rodney Burghoff worked for a clock company, and his mother Ann Burghoff was a professional dancer.

Original name Gary Rich Burghoff
Nick Name Gary Burghoff
Profession Actor
Birthplace Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Date of Birth 24-May-43
Nationality American
Heights in cm 168 cm
Height in Feet 5 feet and 6 inches
Weight in kg 65 kg
Weight in pound 143 pounds
Marital Condition Janet Gayle ( 1971-1979)
Elizabeth Bostrom (1985-2005)
Son/Daughter Gena Gale, Miles, and Jordan
Net Worths $6 million
Income $1 million
Age 78 years old
Gender Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Profession Actor
Is Gary Burghoff Gay? No
Last Updated April 2022

Gary Burghoff Age, Height, Weight

Height:                   1.68 m

Age:                         78 Years

Weight:                    56 kg


Gary Burghoff trained to become a successful tap dancer and a drummer despite having a congenital deformity of three fingers in his left hand. Gary got initial training in acting in the HBO Studio in New York. He began acting with the Belfry Players of Williams Bay, in Wisconsin. In 1967, He performed at an off-broadway production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Gary joined  The Relatives as a drummer in 1968. He has been the leader of a jazz band, “The We Three”. It is interesting to note that his deformed finger did not stop him from doing what he loved. He wrote more than 100 songs. He was awarded ASCAP Award there times for Excellence.

Burghoff is also a famous self-taught painter. His paintings have earned him recognition from all over the world. He is an animal lover and was licensed to take care of wounded animals.

He appeared in the series MASH, playing the role of Radar O’Reilly in 1970. Gary received six Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actors in a comedy series. In 1977, he won an Emmy award in the same category.

Gray Burghoff appeared on episodes of The Love Boat, Ellery Queen, Fantasy Island, and many others.

Here is the list of the TV Shows and Movies in which Gary has appeared in.


  1. MASH (1970) as Radar O’Reilly
  2. B.S. I Love You (1971) as Ted
  3. Twigs (1975) as Clergyman
  4. The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979) as Bob Willis
  5. Doubles (1991) as Arnie
  6. Small Kill (1992) As Fleck/ Lady Esmerelda. He also directed the film
  7. Behind the Waterfall (1995) as Mr. Connors
  8. Daniel’s Lot (2010) as Pastor Mahoney


The actor has the following roles in TV Shows:

  1. The Good Guys (1969) as Mike Butterworth
  2. The Name of the Game (1970) as Watson
  3. MASH (1972-1979) as Radar O’Reilly for 174 episodes
  4. Match Game (1974- 1975) as himself
  5. Ellery Queen (1976) as Gerald Hacker
  6. The Love Boat (1977) as Donald M. Flanders
  7. Fantasy Island (1978) as Richard C. Delaney
  8. The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1978) as Alan
  9. Tales of the Unexpected (1981) as Harry Flock
  10. AfterMASH (1984) as Walter Radar O’Reilly
  11. WALTER (1984) as Radar O’Reilly
  12. Burke’s Law (1995) as Patrick Noyes.

Gary Burghoff Children

He had two children. Two are boys and a daughter.

Jordan Burghoff

Miles Burghoff.

Gena Gale

Gary Burghoff Wife, Personal Life

Janet Gayle was his first wife from 1971  to 1979. Together, they had one child.

He then married Elisabeth Bostrom in 1985. The couple had two kids. They split in 2005. Burghoff children’s are Gena Gale Burghoff, Jordan and Miles.

Net Worth

Gary Burghoff’s net worth is about $6 million. Most of his earnings come from his acting career, songwriting, and painting.


Gary Burghoff is an American famous actor and renowned wildlife painter. He is best known for his role on MASH. He appeared in both the film and TV series. Despite his deformed left hand, he was a superb drummer and award-winning painter.

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