Robert Reed Net Worth (2024): Height, Age At Death, Cause Of Death, Real Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On March 19th, 2022

The popular American actor Robert Reed was born on October 19 in Highland Park, Illinois, United States. His father, John Robert Rietz, and mother, Helen got married at the age of 18 and gave birth to him in 1932. John was a Government Employ, and Helen was a housewife.

Prior to acting, the famous actor and director worked with a famous Youth Organization which was intended to work for youth welfare and engage them to reach their fullest potential.

The young actor was also a part of the ‘Agricultural Club’ but left it soon because of developing more interest in acting. Besides acting, he was the best singer, stage performer, radio announcer, and writer of radio serials. Reed was a multitalented man engaged with almost all fields of life.

Robert Reed's Net Worth

As of 2024, Robert Reed's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Net Worth$3 million
Given NameJohn Robert Rietz Jr
Famous NameRobert Reed
Source(s) of FameActor
Date of BirthOctober 19, 1932
Place of BirthHighland Park, Illinois, United States
Age At Death59
Date of DeathMay 12, 1992
Cause of DeathColon Cancer
RelationshipsMarried, Marilyn Rosenberg,

Early Life

The all-rounder superstar of his era spent his early life in Navasota, Texas, where his father was a cattle farmer. Reed completed his early education at West Division School and Central High School located in Muskogee. After graduating from Muskogee Central in 1950, Reed and his family left that city, and then he joined Northwestern University, where he learned acting. Upon his return to the United States, Reed got admitted to ‘The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’ in London to improve his acting skills.

Career Highlights

Although the well-known legendry artist did many plays at an early age but appeared as a leading actor for the first time in 1959 in a serial named “Father Knows Best.” The success of that project made Robert famous and as a result, he got offered leading roles in many projects, including, Men into Space and Lawman. Later, he was also starred in a blockbuster film “Bloodlust.”

He did a role with his theater fellow in a hit project named “The Defenders” in 1961. This project made him earn a huge fan following and get a total of 22 nominees of viewer choice awards. The late Robert performed in many hit films. One of them was “Star,” which was produced by Broadway production in 1968. In short, he played many influential roles in many successful projects and entertained the audience. His last appearance was in “Love Letters” in 1992.

Personal Life

In July 1954, the renowned actor married his colleague ‘Marilyn Rosenberger’ and the couple gave birth to a baby girl, Karen Rietz. Unfortunately, they could not pursue the relationship for a longer period as Marilyn divorced Robert in 1959 after knowing the sexual orientation of her partner. Robert was afraid that the fact of his sexual orientation would damage his career, so he wanted to keep the fact secret. For that reason, he did not talk much about his personal life.


In 1991, Robert Reed became severely ill, and doctors diagnosed him with colon cancer. During that critical time, his daughter used to visit him often. Unfortunately, the best entertainer could not survive and left the World on May 12, 1992, at the age of 59.

Social Media

When it comes to social media, the known actor was not so much linked with social media accounts as it was not so common back then. Still, he left a mark on the industry on behalf of his outstanding performances. People remember and admire this classical actor to date.


The life of the pronounced artist was associated with theater films, sequel series, and several reunion movies. Although the leading actor left the world many years ago, his fans on his birthdays still celebrate him because of his long-term services for the entertainment industry. The people still loved him and paid tribute to the great man by showing up their cover stories. The struggle and efforts Robert made for the Showbiz industry made him capable of enjoying a net worth of 3 million dollars.

Robert Reed has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Adwoa Smart, Millicent Simmonds, Anand Desai-Barochia, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Larry B. Scott, Moisés Arizmendi, Ophélia Kolb, Lee Hyun-Jae, and Dario Yazbek Bernal.