What is James Garner Net Worth?

James Garner Net Worth is US$ 20 Million as of 2022.

Net Worth US$ 20 Million
Born:Apri 7,1928
Died:July 19, 2014
Cause of Death:Heart attack
Also known asSlick
Height6′ 1″
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Source of WealthActor, Film Producer, Soldier, Voice Actor, Television Producer
Marital StatusMarried (2012)
SpouseLois Josephine Fleischman Clarke
Famous ForMaverick and The Rockford Files.


James Garner net worth was estimated at US$ 20 million.

James Garner is an American actor hailing from Norman. He is known for his acting skills in films and television.  Garner’s acting in shows, such as “The Rockford Files,” “Maverick,” and “8 Simple Rules,” made him popular among the audience. Over six decades, James Garner worked in more than 50 movies.



Garner appeared in “The Girl He Left Behind” and “Toward the Unknown.”


In the show, “Maverick” Garner appeared as Bret Maverick.


Garner worked in the hit comedy film “Support your Local Sheriff!”


Garner appeared in The Rockford Files television series as the famous private investigator Jim Rockford


Garner acted opposite Sally Field and Brian Kerwin in “Murphy’s Romance.”


Performed in the TV film “Barbarians at the Gate.” And also played the role of Jim Rockford in “The Rockford Files” TV films


Garner played Marshal Zane Cooper in the movie adaption of “Maverick.”


Garner appeared in “My Fellow Americans,” “God,” “The Devil,” and “Bob,” “Chicago Hope” and “First Monday.”


Garner voiced ‘Commander Rourke in Disney’s “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.”


Nominated for ‘The Screen Actors Guild Award,’in the popular romantic movie “The Notebook.”


In the animated film “Superman/ Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam.” Garner voiced a wizard named “Shazam.”


Garner’s autobiography, titled ‘The Garner Files: A Memoir,’ was published by ‘Simon & Schuster.

Early Life

James Garner was born to Weldon Bumgarner (Father) and Mildred Bumgarner (Mother), in Norman, Oklahoma, USA, on 7 April 1928. He had two elder brothers, Charles Bumgarner and Jack Garner. When Garner was five, he lost his mother and lived with relatives. In 1934 when Garner’s father remarried, they stayed together. However, the stepmother mistreated all three children, ending their marriage.

Garner joined the US Merchant Marine when he was sixteen years old. After one year, Garner went to Hollywood High School in Los Angeles and returned to Norman.

Later, Garner engaged in the ‘Regimental Combat Team’ and served in the ‘Korean War.’ In Korea, Garner was awarded two Purple Hearts.


Garner’s friend Paul Gregory assured him of performing a non-speaking role in the Broadway classic ‘The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.’ Since then, Garner began his acting career.

In 1956 classics, Garner appeared in “Toward the Unknown” and “The Girl He Left Behind.” After that, he changed his name from Bumgarner to Garner.

In the show “Maverick,” Garner performed as “Bret Maverick” from 1957 to 1960, which gained him popularity. He acted in the neo-noir film “Marlowe,” and also worked in “Support your Local Sheriff!” a hit comedy film. Garner worked in several films such as “Murphy’s Romance” (1985), “Man of the People” (1991), “Barbarians at the Gate” (1993), and “Streets of Laredo” (1994). In 1996 he appeared in movies like “My Fellow Americans,” “God,” “The Devil,” and “Bob,” “Chicago Hope,” and “First Monday.” In the popular romantic movie “The Notebook” he played Noah Calhoun and was nominated for ‘The Screen Actors Guild Award’ in 2004.


  • Here are some of the best highlights of James Garner’s career:
  • In 1994 garner nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • In 1997 was awarded Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the movie ‘The Rockford Files’ by Primetime Emmy awards
  • Garner received the ‘Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award,’ In 2005
  • Garner honored with the ‘Career Achievement Award’ by ‘Television Critics Association’ in 2010

Favorite Quotes from James Garner

Favorite Quote 1 from James Garner

“I don’t take success very well because I know it’s fleeting. And the next day, it can all fall apart. I know that, too. So I don’t get too high, and I don’t get too low. You get through the world a lot easier that way.”

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Favorite Quote 2 from James Garner

“You put on a face for the public. The face isn’t false; it’s just another side of you. If it were false, you couldn’t last. People want something real and natural, and if they catch you acting, you’re dead. It has to look real. To look real, it has to be real, and I’ve always thought of the characters I’ve played as real people.”

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Favorite Quote 3 from James Garner

“I don’t want to know what’s good, bad, or true. I let God worry about the truth. I want to know the momentary fact about things. Life isn’t good, bad, or true. It’s merely factual; it’s sensual; it’s alive. My idea of living sensual facts are you, a home, a country, a world, a universe, in that order.” ~

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Favorite Quote 4 from James Garner

“Everybody wants blockbusters. I like to see a few pictures now, and then that have to do with people and relationships, and that’s what I want to make films about. I don’t want to see these sci-fi movies, and I don’t want to do one of those. I don’t understand it.”

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Favorite Quote 5 from James Garner

“We know what the surface of the moon is better than we know what the surface of the sea floor is.”  

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Favorite Quote 6 from James Garner

“Acting is just common sense. It isn’t hard if you put yourself aside and do what the writer wrote.”

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Key Life Lessons from James Garner

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Frequently Asked Questions

What was James Garner’s greatest role?

Garner appeared in the show ‘Maverick’ and portrayed himself as ‘Bret Maverick.’ He gained popularity and was appreciated for his acting skills.

How long was James Garner married?

Garner married Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke on August 17, 1956. They both had a relationship of 58 years.

Did James Garner do his stunts?

Garner gained popularity through his acting skills and performed all the stunts independently.


American actor James Garner is best known for performing in the shows Maverick and The Rockford Files. Through his acting skills, Garner delivered successful films and worked in more than 50 movies.

Garner won several awards for his outstanding performance. Despite his actions, he was also a renowned producer, comedian, and voice artist. Through his acting, he took his net worth to around 20 million.

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