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James Arness (James King Aurness (Jim, Jimmy)) was born on 26 May, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN, is an American actor. At 88 years old, James Arness height is 6 ft 7 in (201.0 cm).

Now We discover James Arness's Biography, Age, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of net worth at the age of 88 years old?

Popular As James King Aurness (Jim, Jimmy)
Occupation actor,producer,miscellaneous
Age 88 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 26 May 1923
Birthday 26 May
Birthplace Minneapolis, MN
Date of death June 3, 2011
Died Place Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
Nationality MN

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Who Is James Arness's Wife?

His wife is Janet Surtees (m. 1978–2011), Virginia Chapman (m. 1948–1960)

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Wife Janet Surtees (m. 1978–2011), Virginia Chapman (m. 1948–1960)
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Children Jenny Lee Aurness, Rolf Aurness, Craig Aurness

James Arness Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is James Arness worth at the age of 88 years old? James Arness’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from MN. We have estimated James Arness's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actor

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2015

Was in the 3rd Infantry Division at the time as Audie Murphy. Murphy was in the 15th Infantry Regiment and Arness was in the 7th Infantry Regiment. Both regiments landed at Sicily and Anzio. Arness was wounded at Anzio and sent back to the US for treatment and discharge.

2011

He passed away on June 3, 2011, just one week after he celebrated his 88th birthday.

2010

His best friend and younger brother Peter Graves, died on March 14, 2010, just four days before his 84th birthday.

2008

His portrayal of stalwart Marshal Dillon became an iconic figure in American television and the series, aired for 20 seasons, is, as of 2008, the longest-running dramatic series in U. S. television history. Arness became world-famous and years later reprized the character in a series of TV movies.

2004

He is survived by his wife, Janet Surtees of Brentwood, Los Angeles, California; son, Rolf Arness; stepson, Jim Surtees; six grandchildren, and a great grandchild. His adopted son, Craig, died in 2004 and his daughter Jenny died in 1975.

2003

On Friday, June 20th, 2003, Arness was honored at Los Angeles City Hall by the mayor, the 15 City Council members and the City Attorney with a resolution honoring his life's work as an actor and 60-year resident of Los Angeles. The colorful resolution included a depiction of a U.S. Marshal's badge and a salute to his work as Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke (1955) and its over-20-year duration as TV's longest-running drama series. It also recalled his heroism during World War II and thanked him for "leaving us with one of the most telling and realistic portraits ever created of the brave, tall man in the saddle who tames a western town as he searches for justice and peace." Arness called it "the most wonderful day in his life" and says the resolution is now framed and in a prominent place in his home. He received a standing ovation that morning.

2001

Confirmed in a 2001 interview that he is completely retired from acting because he no longer has the stamina for it.

1994

Following the aforementioned "Gunsmoke" TV movies (the last in 1994, when Arness was 71), Arness basically retired.

1981

" A brief modern police drama, McClain's Law (1981), followed, and Arness played his mentor John Wayne's role in Red River (1988), a remake of the Wayne classic.

1977

His ex-wife, Virginia Chapman, died on July 29, 1977, at age 56.

1975

After the surprising cancellation of "Gunsmoke" in 1975, Arness jumped immediately into another successful (though much shorter-lived) Western project, a TV-movie-miniseries-series combination known as "How The West Was Won.

They had three children, one of whom, Jenny Lee, committed suicide in 1975.

1968

In 1968 he donated his 1,400-acre ranch in northern Los Angeles County to the Brandis Institute.

1966

He and his brother Peter Graves never acted onscreen together; however, Graves did direct Arness in Gunsmoke: Which Dr. (1966).

1960

His marriage to Virginia Chapman ended in divorce in 1960.

1959

According to an article on TV westerns in Time magazine (March 30, 1959), Arness stood 6' 7", weighed 235 lbs, and had chest-waist-hips measurements of 48-36-36. However, Arness usually gave his own height as 6' 6" in interviews.

1955

American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U. S. television history, Gunsmoke (1955). Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman of medical supplies and his mother later became a newspaper columnist. James attended West High School in Minneapolis. Although he appeared in school plays, he had no interest in performing, and dreamed instead of going to sea.

In 1955, Wayne recommended Arness for the lead role of Matt Dillon in the TV series Gunsmoke (1955). (Contrary to urban legend, Wayne himself was never offered the role. ) Arness at first declined, thinking a TV series could derail his growing film career, but Wayne argued for the show, and Arness accepted.

1952

Began his career as a contract player for Batjac Productions--John Wayne's production company--in 1952.

1951

Most notable among these was that of the space alien in The Thing from Another World (1951). While playing a Greek warrior in a play, Arness was spotted by agent Charles K. Feldman, who represented John Wayne. Feldman introduced Arness to Wayne, who put the self-described 6', 6" actor under personal contract. Arness played several roles over the next few years for and with Wayne, whom he considered a mentor.

1950

Father of Jenny Lee Arness (born May 23, 1950) and Rolf Aurness (born February 18, 1952), with Virginia Chapman. He also adopted her son from her first marriage, Craig (born 1946).

1949

Appeared in one film nominated for Best Picture Oscar: Battleground (1949).

1947

Lance got the actor a role as Loretta Young's brother in The Farmer's Daughter (1947). The director of that film, H. C. Potter, recommended that he drop the "u" from his last name and soon thereafter the actor was officially known as James Arness. Little work followed this break, and Arness became sort of beach bum, living on the shore at San Onofre and spending his days surfing. He began taking his acting career more seriously when he began to receive fan mail following the release of the Young picture. He appeared in a production of "Candida" at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, and married his leading lady, Virginia Chapman. She pressed him to study acting and to work harder in pursuit of a career, but Arness has been consistent in ascribing his success to luck. He began to act small roles with frequency, often due to his size, and mostly villainous characters.

1943

After high school, he attended one semester at Beloit College before receiving his draft notice in 1943. He entered the army and trained at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, before shipping out for North Africa. At Casablanca, Arness joined the 3rd Infantry Division in time for the invasion of Anzio. Ten days after the invasion, Arness was severely wounded in the leg and foot by German machine-gun fire. His wounds, which plagued him the rest of his life, resulted in his medical discharge from the army. While recuperating in a hospital in Clinton, Iowa, Arness was visited by his younger brother Peter (later to gain fame as actor Peter Graves), who suggested he take a radio course at the University of Minnesota. James did so, and a teacher recommended him for a job as an announcer at a Minneapolis radio station. Though seemingly headed for success in radio, he followed a boyhood friend's suggestion and went with the friend to Hollywood to find work as a film extra. Arness studied at the Bliss-Hayden Theatre School under actor Harry Hayden, and while appearing in a play there was spotted by agent Leon Lance.

1942

He attended public schools and graduated from West High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1942. He studied for a year at Beloit College in Wisconsin before he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II as an infantryman. During the invasion of Anzio, Italy in 1944, his right leg was shattered by machine-gun fire, resulting in his losing part of his foot. He was hospitalized for a year and underwent surgeries to correct his leg, which left a limp. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his services. His injury made it difficult for him to walk for extended stretches. When shooting movies or TV shows, any scenes that required extensive walking would be shot early in the morning, before his feet and knees started giving out.

1940

He was the son of Rolf Aurness and Ruth Duesler who divorced in the 1940s.