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Robert Conrad Biography, Age, Height, Wife and Net Worth, Dead or Alive

Robert Conrad (Conrad Robert Norton Falk) is an American actor, singer, and stuntman. He is best known for his role in the 1965–69 television series The Wild Wild West, playing the sophisticated Secret Service agent James T. West.

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Robert Conrad Biography

Robert Conrad (Conrad Robert Norton Falk) is an American actor, singer, and stuntman. He is best known for his role in the 1965–69 television series The Wild Wild West, playing the sophisticated Secret Service agent James T. West.

Robert Conrad Age

Conrad was born  on March 1, 1935, in Canaryville, Chicago, Illinois in United States. He is  years old as of 2019.

Robert Conrad Family | Young

Born to his mother Jacqueline Hubbard, a publicist while his father Leonard Henry Falk was a construction worker. There is no much information on how he was raised, there is also no much information about his family background.

Robert Conrad Married | Wife

Conrad has been married twice in the past. He was first married to Joan Kenlay in 1952. He eloped with her at the age of 17 and adopted the name Robert Conrad to avoid being detected by either of their parents. Their marriage lasted for 25 years and ended in an amicable divorce in 1977. Conrad later married actress LaVelda Ione Fann in 1983. Their marriage lasted for 27 years and ended in a divorce in 2010.

Robert Conrad Children

In first marriage he has 5 children while the second produced 3. He has 2 sons and 2 daughters from his first marriage; Christian, Shane, Joan and Nancy. He has 3 daughters from his second marriage; Kaja, Camille and Chelsea.

His eldest daughter Joan Conrad is a TV producer. His sons Shane and Christian joined him in 3 short-run series High Mountain Rangers (1988), Jesse Hawkes (1989) and High Sierra Search and Rescue (1995). His daughters Joan and Nancy als well joined him on the crew of High Mountain Rangers and a few other shows. His daughter Chelsea Conrad is a jazz singer.

Robert Conrad Education

He got enrolled and later dropped out of high school as a teenager and began working as a dairyman to support himself. He later completed his high school education in 1953 at Hyde Park High School in Chicago. After working for a few years, Conrad enrolled at the Northwestern University to study Theater Arts. He could not concentrate and therefore, he left college.

Robert Conrad Career

With the help of his mother, he began his career at the Chicago theatre. Conrad later relocated to California in 1957 and began to get movie roles almost immediately. His early film credits include Juvenile Jungle and Thundering Jets, both films were produced in 1958.

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He later landed a contract with Warner Bros and in addition to his acting career, he then released several pop/rock records between the late 50s and early 60s. He then headlined the weekly adventure series Hawaiian Eye in which he played the role of detective Tom Lopaka. He tried to revive his music career with a tour of Australia and Mexico before he landed his career-defining role in the cult classic The Wild Wild West.

He loved doing his own stunts and this left him with serious injuries during the course of the show. However, he later got inducted into the Stuntman’s Hall of Fame in 1965. Pressures from the US Congress for networks to tone down the violence on TV led to the cancellation of the show in 1969.

Conrad later made several unsuccessful attempts to rejig his career. He then rose to fame again in 1976 when he landed a role in Black Sheep Squadron, a TV series based on the exploits of World War II ace Pappy Boyington. His performance got him a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Actor in addition to a Golden Globe nomination.

After Black Sheep Squadron was cancelled in 1977, He went on to feature in a number of other shows. He became a pitchman for Eveready Batteries during the late 1970s and featured in a famous series of adverts for the company. He deviated from the hard guy role in the epic 1979 miniseries Centennial and in the titular role in the 1981 Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy.

He later went on to star in many made-for-TV films, including Two Fathers’ Justicein 1985, Anything to Survive in 1991 and Samurai Cowboy in 1993. In 1996,He then made a brief appearance in the Christmas comedy film Jingle All the Way alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. Conrad laterretired from acting in 2002 and unsuccessfully ran for president of the Screen Actors Guild in 2005.

Robert Conrad Net Worth

Throughout his career time, he remained consistent by featuring in a countless number of TV shows and movies. Conrad has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He as well continues to work as the host of the weekly digital radio show PM Show With Robert Conrad.

Robert Conrad Movies

  • Weekend of Terror (1970)
  • Five Desperate Women (1971)
  • Live A Little, Steal A Lot (1975)
  • Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
  • Sudden Death (1977)
  • The Lady in Red (1979)
  • Coach of the Year (1980)
  • Wrong Is Right (1982)
  • The Fifth Missile (1986)
  • Anything to Survive (1990)
  • Samurai Cowboy (1993)
  • Jingle All the Way (1996)

Robert Conrad Height

Conrad stands at a height of 5′ 8″. However, the CBS network insisted that their The Wild Wild West star was indeed 5′ 10″. To make up for the 2-inch deficit, He had to wear lifts in his shoes while on set.

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Robert Conrad Dead | Alive

Conrad is still alive however he had a head-on car crash left him with a nerve injury and partial paralysis. According to the police report, he had been driving with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit. He got convicted of drunk driving, sentenced to 6 months of house arrest and was put on probation for 5 years. He was then ordered to complete an alcohol counselling program.