How Much is James Arness Worth?

An eminent American actor James Arness had accumulated a net worth of over $8 million. He was one of the finest actors acknowledged for performing fascinating roles in his movies. He was rewarded with plenty of nominations in precious awards that allowed him to receive great wealth.

Initially, before fully venturing into a professional career he dreamed of becoming a military pilot. Because he was suffering from severe eye problems, he gave up this dream and went to serve in the infantry during World War II. After his discharge from the duty, he enrolled in college and began to work as a radio host. Moving confidently to success, he later signed a contract with the RKO and debuted as an actor in The Farmer’s Daughter (1947).

James’s breakthrough professional success and his most popular work was in Western drama Gunsmoke that exposed from 1955 – 1975. Thus becoming the longest dramatic American TV shows at that period. His portrayal of Marshal Matt Dillon gave him the opportunity to become an international legend and took part in other projects. He also made appearances in such pictures, as In a Lonely Place (1950), The People Against O’Hara (1951), The Veils of Bagdad (1953), Alias Jesse James (1959) and more.

During the 80s, Arness was active in starring in the TV series like McClain’s Law and John Wayne Standing Tall. He has been inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame and has a star on magnificent Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is an impressive artist who pursued his passion with so much dedication that he is a name which will always be remembered in the list of great actors.