James Garner Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family

James Bumgarner


James Scott Bumgarner, also known as James Garner, was an American actor who began his career in the mid-1950s and worked in the entertainment industry for more than six decades. He has approximately 100 acting credits to his name as of 2010. He is known for his roles in The Rockford Files, Maverick, Murphy’s Romance, Decoration Day, The Notebook, and 8 Simple Rules, among other shows and films.

James Garner’s Bio in Condensed Form

James Scott Bumgarner was born to Weldon and Mildred Bumgarner on April 7, 1928, in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. His mother died when he was about five years old, and his two older brothers were sent to live with their relatives shortly after. His father remarried in 1934, and the family was reunited, but his stepmother was forced to leave after she mistreated James and his siblings.


James Garner died of natural causes on July 19, 2014, at the age of 86, at his home in Los Angeles.

What was James Garner’s wife’s name?

James, the late actor, was married. On August 17, 1956, he married his longtime girlfriend Lois Clarke. When it comes to their love story, they married just two weeks after first meeting at a rally. James and Kim had a daughter named Greta Garner together, and he was also the stepfather to Kim’s daughter from a previous marriage.

His Net Worth and Career

According to his celebrity net worth from his five-decade career, James Garner’s net worth was around $20 million at the time of his death. Here are some of his earnings and salaries.

He was paid around $2000 per week for his role in the Warner Bros. film in 1956.
In The Rockford Files, he was paid around $100,000 per episode in 1974.
His annual salary as a television and radio spokesperson for Mazda cars, plus one Mazda vehicle, was $1 million from 1985 to 1989.
In terms of his career, he made his acting debut in the television series Warner Brothers Presents. In the same years, he was cast as Lt. Col. Joe Craven, The Girl He Left Behind, in the film Brink of Hell.

Following that, he appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Conflict, Cheyenne, The Children’s Hour, Maverick, Emily’s Americanization, A Man Could Get Killed, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Nichols, Bret Maverick, My Fellow Americans, The Last Debate, and 8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter.


He was elected to the ‘Western Performers Hall of Fame’ in 1990.
In the year 2005, he was inducted into the ‘Western Performers Hall of Fame.’
In 2010, the Television Critics Association presented him with the ‘Career Achievement Award.’

Facts of James Garner
Date of Birth:1928April-7
Date of Death:2014July-19
Age:93 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
Birth NameJames Scott Bumgarner
Birth Place/CityNorman, Oklahoma, U.S.
ProfessionActor and Producer
Married toLois Josephine Fleischman Clarke
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma
SiblingsJack Garner