Orson Bean Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Facts, Net Worth

American veteran actor Orson Bean has just been killed in a fatal accident after 91 years of age. He was born on 22nd July 1928 in Burlington, Vermont, USA and George Burroughs and his wife Marian Pollard. His father, a cop by profession, later became head of Harvard campus police and he was the cousin of then president of the USA, Calvin Coolidge. He completed graduation from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 1947 and got enrolled as an army personnel for 18 months in the USA army. He took up stage name from one of the most artistically influential directors of cinesa, Orson Welles.

Career in Brief:

In order to pursue career in acting, he moved to New York and started working as a comedian in some nightclubs. His Broadway debut was on April 30, 1954 at Stalag 17, which was filmed only a year earlier by Billy Wilder and has now been adapted as a stage play. However, his next piece Men of Distinction turned out to be a flop. In the early 1950s, Bean was blacklisted for his liberal views and had to miss out large theatrical and film offerings. In 1968 Bean was become a supporter of Richard Nixon’s politics and supported him in his election program.

In contrast to his success on stage – nominated for a Tony Award in 1962, among others – Orson Bean’s film career should only be crowned with moderate success. In 1959 he was in anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger in his most famous film in front of the camera. In 2000 he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Being John Malkovich. Bean’s most famous role was probably that of Loren Bray in the western series Dr. Quinn – a passionate doctor, who the actor embodied between 1993 and 1998.

Orson Bean Death:

Just yesterday on 7th February 2020, he got struck by a car while passing street by walking in Venice Boulevard in Venice, California. Accident was too fatal that he announced death on the spot by a sheriff of LAPD. Although eye witness said that he was struck by multiple vehicles while trying to cross.

Orson Bean Biography

Real Name Dallas Frederick Burrows
Birth Date July 22, 1928
Death February 7, 2020 (Aged 91)
Birth Place Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Orson Bean Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in centimeters – 182 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Chest Size 38 inches
Waist Size 40 Inches
Shoe Size Not Known
Hair Color White
Eye Color Black
Body Type Avrage
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Acting school HB Studio, New York


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

Orson Bean Relationship Status

What was Orson Bean marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorce) Married
How many children did Orson Bean have? (name) Four (Susannah Bean, Michele Bean, Ezekiel Bean, Max Bean)
Who is Orson Bean wife? (name) Alley Mills, Jacqueline de Sibour(Ex), Carolyn Maxwell(Ex)

Orson Bean (Selected filmography)

  • Broadway Television Theatre (1952) as in Robert Bennett / Erwin Trowbridge
  • Westinghouse Studio One (1952)  as in Harvey B. Hines
  • Robert Montgomery Presents (1954)
  • Westinghouse Studio One (1954)  as in Joey
  • The Best of Broadway (1955)  as in Mortimer Brewster
  • The Elgin Hour (1955)  as in Arthur
  • How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955)  as in Toby Marshall
  • Omnibus (1956) 
  • Westinghouse Studio One (1956)  as in Charlie Digger
  • Kraft Television Theatre (1957) 
  • Playhouse 90 (1957)  as in Jack Chesney
  • The Phil Silvers Show (1958)
  • The Millionaire (1958) as in Newman Johnson
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)  as in Dr. Matthew Smith
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1959) as in Dr. William Sawyer
  • The Twilight Zone (1960)  as in James B.W. Bevis
  • The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1961) as in John Monroe
  • Naked City (1962)  as in Arnold Platt
  • The United States Steel Hour (1954–1963)  as in Dennis Kavanaugh / Eddie West / Lester
  • Vacation Playhouse (1964)
  • The Star-Wagon (1966)  as in Stephen Minch
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1970)  as in Hank / Sir Boss (voice)
  • Twinky (1970) as in Hal
  • Love, American Style (1970)
  • NET Playhouse (1970)  as in Multiple Roles
  • Ellery Queen (1975)  as in Warren Wright
  • Forever Fernwood (1977)  as in Reverend Brim
  • The Hobbit (1977) as in Bilbo Baggins
  • Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1978)  as in Reverend Brim
  • The Love Boat (1978)  as in Artie D’ Angelo
  • The Return of the King (1980) as in Frodo Baggins/Bilbo Baggins
  • Forty Deuce (1982) as in Mr. Roper
  • One Life to Live (1982)  as in Harrison Logan
  • Garfield in the Rough (1984)  as in Billy Rabbit
  • The Fall Guy (1984) as in Jason Klemer
  • Super Password (1985) as in Himself
  • The Facts of Life (1986–1987)  as in Oliver Thompson
  • Murder, She Wrote (1986–1989)  as in Ebeneezer McEnery
  • Innerspace (1987)  as in Lydia’s Editor
  • Instant Karma (1990)  as in Dr. Berlin
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (1990)  as in Gepetto
  • Chance of a Lifetime (1991) as in Fred
  • Final Judgement (1992)  as in Monsignor Corelli
  • Just My Imagination (1992)  as in Jeremy Stitcher
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)  as in Loren Bray
  • California (1997)  as in Loren Bray
  • Diagnosis: Murder (1998)  as in Lewis Sweeney
  • Thanks (1999) as in Burnaby Fitzhugh
  • Being John Malkovich (1999) as in Dr. Lester
  • Unbowed (1999)  as in Purdy
  • Manhattan, AZ (2000)  as in Lew Goldberg
  • Ally McBeal (2000) as in Marty
  • The King of Queens (2000) as in Carl Tepper
  • Family Law (2000)  as in Archbishop Phillips
  • Will & Grace (2000)  as in Professor Joseph Dudley
  • Normal, Ohio (2000)  as in William ‘Bill’ Gamble, Sr.
  • Burning Down the House (2001)  as in Sy
  • The Gristle (2001) as in Mr. Bowen
  • Becker (2002)  as in Mr. Bennet
  • Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) as in Mr Gafty
  • 7th Heaven (2003)  as in Patient / Mr. Hampton Impersonator
  • Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2004)  as in John Forsythe
  • Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004)  as in Mayor Milton Gallagher
  • Cacophony (2004)  as in Ferruccio
  • Cold Case (2004) as in Harland Sealey
  • Two and a Half Men (2005) as in Norman
  • Alien Autopsy (2006) as in Homeless Man
  • Commander in Chief (2006) as in Bill Harrison
  • Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe (2007) as in Raff Buddemeyer
  • The Closer (2007) as in Donald Baxter
  • The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2007) as in Chick
  • Women’s Murder Club (2007) as in Harold Grant
  • How I Met Your Mother (2007) as in Bob
  • Oranges (2009) as in Dennis
  • Safe Harbor (2009) as in Judge
  • Desperate Housewives (2009–2012)  as in Roy Bender
  • Hot in Cleveland (2011)  as in Dan
  • Love for Christmas aka A Golden Christmas (2012) as in Mr. Cole
  • Mistresses (2014)
  • Modern Family (2016) as in Marty
  • The Guest Book (2016) as in Edgar
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (2016) as in Howard
  • Another Period (2016) as in Laverne Fusselforth V
  • Teachers (2017)  as in Jerry
  • The Equalizer 2 (2018)  as in Sam Rubinstein
  • Superstore (2018) as in Dr. Fogler
  • Grace and Frankie (2020)  as in Bruno

Orson Bean Net Worth:

He spent almost 60 years in acting career and considered as a veteran actor. Orson left behind his legacy which would be cherished for so long and his net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.

Trivia: Important Facts about Orson Bean:

  • He was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont and was living in Venice, Los Angeles.
  • Orson was a great admirer of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.
  • Apart from acting, he was an author and wrote several books as well.
  • He was the founder of a free elementary school in New York based on the Summerhill model.
  • Bean was also a founding member of Sons of the Desert, an association that aims to preserve films and the memories of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
  • Apparently he made guest appearances in the sitcoms like Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and King of Queens.
  • From season 6, Bean was part of the cast of Desperate Housewives, played Roy Bender, Karen McCluskey’s friend.
  • Because of liberal views about then time politics, he had been included in the Hollywood Blacklist in 1950s.

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