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Daniel Francis Haggerty


Quick Facts of Daniel Francis Haggerty

  • Full NameDaniel Francis Haggerty
  • Net Worth$3 Million
  • Date of Birth1941 /11 /19
  • NicknameHaggerty
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplacePound, Wisconsin or Los Angeles, California
  • EthnicityCaucasian white
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionActor
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1959-2016
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseDiane Rooker (m. 1959; div. 1984); Samantha Haggerty (m. 1984; died 2008)
  • Height6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m)
  • Children5 – Tracey, Tammy, Dylan, Cody and Megan Haggerty
  • HoroscopeScorpio

Dan Haggerty was an American actor, well known for his role as Grizzly Adams in the independent film, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. He was also famous for his appearance in the drama film, King of the Mountain as Rick. His last movie was 40 Nights where he portrayed the role of Yahweh under the direction of Jesse Low.

Haggerty died at the age of 75. He was married twice but both of his marriages did not last long. So, does he share any children from his marriage?

Who Is Daniel Francis Haggerty? Bio & Wiki

Dan Haggerty was born as Daniel Francis Haggerty on 19th November 1941, in Pound, Wisconsin or Los Angeles, California, United States. Moreover, his nationality was American nationality and belonged to Caucasian ethnicity. Dan was the son of Donald Paul Haggerty (father, 1922-2010) and Ruth Elaine Leonhardt (mother, 1922-2010).

His family that owned and operated a small wild animal attraction where he helped to raise wild animals, including a black bear that performed tricks. After graduating from high school, he decided to pursue his career as an actor.

Dan Haggerty’s Career

Dan Haggerty started his career performing as a stuntman in various films in 1959. Later, he made his debut appearance in the musical comedy movie, Muscle Beach Party as a muscle man, Biff in 1964. Then, Haggerty featured in the adventure drama film, Easy Rider in 1969. Further, he appeared in the action movie, Chrome & Hot Leather in 1971.

Dan Haggerty with Bozo "Ben" the Grizzley Bear.
Dan Haggerty with Bozo “Ben” the Grizzley Bear.                                    Amazon

Haggerty made his appearance in the drama-comedy movie, Americana as Jake under the direction of David Carradine in 1981. Furthermore, he starred in Jeffrey Mandel‘s horror movie, Elves in 1989. Haggerty also featured in the prison comedy film, Big Stan in 2007. Similarly, his other movie credits are The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith, Dead In 5 Heartbeats, etc.

How Much Was Dan Haggerty’s Net Worth?

Dan Haggerty had a net worth of $3 Million at the time of his demise. He earned a salary in the range of $900 thousand to $1 Million per year. Having an impressive wealth, Haggerty also made an impressive income from his other works, such as advertisement, endorsement deals, guest appearances, etc. So we can say, Haggerty lived a luxurious life relishing a hefty sum of wealth which he amassed from his profession.

Haggerty co-starred with Cariba Heine and Denver Pyle in the family adventure western film, Blood Brothers. His co-workers Heine and Pyle have a lucrative net worth of $3 Million and $5 Million respectively. Furthermore, Haggerty also appeared with many famous stars who have maintained a handsome wealth.

Who Were The Wives Of Dan Haggerty? When Did He Die?

Dan Haggerty married Diane Rooker, his first wife on 31st May 1959, in Los Angeles, California. Their wedding took place in Las Vegas called Silver Slipper Hotel in front of 17 guests, including friends and close relatives. Together, they welcomed two beautiful daughters, Tracey, and Tammy Haggerty. Unfortunately, they ended their marriage after 25 years citing irreconcilable differences in 1984.

Dan Haggerty and his wife, Diane Rooker and his daughter, Tracey Rooker.
Dan Haggerty and his wife, Diane Rooker and his daughter, Tracey Rooker.                                                                                                                  Daily Mail

After the divorce, Haggerty tied the knot with his second spouse Samantha Hilton in 1984, in Burbank, California. From their marriage, they share three children, including two sons, Dylan, Cody, and a daughter, Megan Haggerty. Eventually, their marriage also did not due to Samantha’s death in a motorcycle accident on 10th August 2008.

Dan Haggerty and his wife, Samantha Hilton with their children.
Dan Haggerty and his wife, Samantha Hilton with their children.      Mirror

After the demise of his spouse, Haggerty lived with his children. Sadly, Haggerty died on 15th January 2016, in Burbank, California due to spinal cancer after undergoing back surgery. Before his death, he found that he had a tumor on his spine after checking his body.

Interesting Facts About Dan Haggerty

  • An undercover police officer convinced Haggerty to sell cocaine. Later, he found guilty and received a prison sentence of 90 days and three years probation.
  • Dan lived on a small house in Malibu Canyon with an assortment of wild animals that he had tamed at birth or rescued from injury.
  • In 1977, Haggerty’s famous beard caught fire from a careless restaurant patron carrying a flaming cocktail.
  • He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on 1st February 1994.
  • Haggerty died at the age of 75.
  • Dan marketed and sold a brand of barbeque sauce from his recipe.

Daniel Francis Haggerty

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