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James Arness Net Worth 2023

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In the early of 1909s, there was a famous character as ‘Marshal Matt Dillion’ in the TV series Gunsmoke. Everybody is familiar with this actor who played this character. 

He was the greatest actor in that time. His name in industry was James Arness. He was from Norwegian heritage. 

James Arness net worth was derived from his acting which was approximately $8 Million. 

Keep in touch with this content for knowing more things about this ageless Actor. 

Early Life, Family and Education 

James was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on may 26 in 1923. His parents were Rolf Chirkler and Ruth Duesler. Hence, his father was a businessman and his mother was a journalist. 

He joined several schools such as Burroughs High School, Washburn High School and West High School. He completed his graduation in 1942. Hence, he admitted himself to Beloit College. 

Career, Award and Recognition 

In 1945, Arness started his entertainment career as a radio announcer at a station. Early 1947, he found a role in a film through lots of struggle which was The Farmer’s Daughter movie. 

Later, he did several movies such as ‘Roses Are Red, Hellgate, The Lone Hand, The Girl in White, Big Jim Mclain, Flame on the Islands, Gun the Man Down, Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge, Gunsmoke: To The Last Man and so on’. 

Moreover, he worked in numerous TV series which were ‘The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, McClain’s Law, How The West Was Won, John Wayne Standing Tall etc’. 

Arness received a prominent Award which was the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame Awards’ in 1751. In 1981, he was the winner of Western Performers Hall of Fame. He got the Walk of Western Star Awards. In 2006. Hence, he got a nomination in Emmy Awards twice.

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Arness is recognized as ‘one of America’s Most Beloved actors’. 

Asset, House and Car

Arness has a house in Los Angeles, California, USA. The worth of his house is not revealed. 

Income details and Net Worth

Arness’ money came from television series as well as movies. He was paid $20000 for one episode. The total income of James including his fixed and current assets was around $8 Million. 

Social Media Popularity 

Being an actor of the 1990s, he does not have any social media. But, now he has several fan pages on social media account. 

At a glance 

NameJames Arness 
Birth DateMay 26, 1923
Birth Place Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
DiedJune 3, 2011 
Nationality American 
Height 1.98 cm
Marital Status Married
Spouse(s) Virginia Capman (1948-1960)Janet Surtees (1978)
Profession Actor
Net worth $8 Million 


Arness had a tragic story in his early life. Hence, he faced lots of different situations in his life which were painful but he never gave up. 

James Arness net worth reached this position for his struggling in life. Definitely, he was a very hard working man.

So, everybody’s life has struggled but we should never give up.

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