Dan Haggerty

The life of the film industry is very appealing and quite glamorous. Numerous movies, TV shows, and other films are produced almost every day. They keep us entertained and also teach a few things about life. It goes without saying that it would be kind of rude to go without paying due respect to the men and women who dedicate their lives to this industry.

Many men and women have taken it upon themselves to work as hard as they could to become the best actors or actresses they can be. An example of such a man is Dan Haggerty. Dan Haggerty was an American actor who is best known for playing the title role in the film and television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.

Well, how well do you know about Dan Haggerty? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Dan Haggerty’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Dan Haggerty to date.

Biography and Early Life

Haggerty was born on the 19th of November 1941 in Wisconsin. His parents were Donald Paul Haggerty and Ruth Elaine Leonhardt who split up when he was three years old. His father was a film technicians’ union official.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Dan Haggerty in 2021, and what is his height and weight? Well, Dan Haggerty’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 19 November 1941. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.


Haggerty was taken to a military school but kept escaping time and time again and eventually he went to live with his father. His parents really wanted him to become a priest, and therefore they took him to a Franciscan seminary in Culver City, California.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Haggerty has been married twice during his lifetime. He married Diane Rooker in 1959 at a Las Vegas wedding chapel in the Silver Slipper Hotel. Together, they had two daughters. The couple divorced in 1984 and Haggerty went on to marry Samantha Hilton. The two had three children together; Dylan Cody and Megan. The couple remained married until 2008 when Samantha Hilton, unfortunately, passed away following a motorcycle accident.

Haggerty really loved animals, he lived on a small ranch in Malibu Canyon with an assortment of wild animals that he had tamed after the birth of rescued from injury.

In August 2015, a tumor was discovered on his spine, and was diagnosed with spinal cancer after undergoing back surgery. Unfortunately, he passed away on January 15, 2016, in Burbank, California.

Is Dan Haggerty Gay?

No, he is not gay.

Professional Career

Haggerty’s acting career began when he got small non-speaking roles as a bodybuilder in the movies; Muscle Beach Party and Girl Happy. Later he also got appearances in various biker and wildlife films such as Easy Rider, Angels Die Hard, The Adventures of Frontier Fremont, and Terror Out of the Sky. At the time, Haggerty was really good with animals and was therefore hired as an animal trainer and handler in films for Walt Disney Studios. He worked with bears, foxes, and even hawks in the 1997 film, Grizzly Mountain.

In 1974, he portrayed the character Grizzly Adams in the Sunn Classic Pictures feature, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. From this feature film, there was the NBC television series of that name from 1977 to 1978. He appeared in American where he also provided a fighting dog and also appeared in Easy Rider, where he did a small role.

He starred in the film, Condominium in 1980 alongside Barbara Eden, Ralph Bellamy and Stuart Whitman. He guest-starred on the Love Boat in 1983 and was a cameo in Terror Night as an attorney. He has also done several voice-overs and appeared in music videos of Hank Williams Jr. and Rogues of the Empire.


The life and career of Dan Haggerty have been an incredible journey. He was an amazing performer and the awards he received are a true testimony of how good he was. These are some of them:

  1. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.
  2. He won the People’s Choice Award for the most popular actor in 1980.
  3. He was awarded the Harley-Davidson Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1986.
  4. He was awarded the Dove Foundation’s “Diamond Seal of Approval” for over 1 million family videos sold.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dan Haggerty in 2021

Dan Haggerty had a really successful acting career. He had really established himself as Grizzly Adams. His main source of income came from the show he was doing. It was recently estimated that Haggerty had an estimated net worth of $3 Million as of 2021.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • In 1977, his beard caught fire from shooting back a flaming cocktail. He received third-degree burns as he tried to put the flames out.

Dan Haggerty was a really good actor who will never be forgotten for the contribution he made to the film industry. Although we have lost one of the best characters on television, his legacy will live with us for a really long time.


Facts of Daniel Francis Haggerty

  • Gender Male
  • full nameDaniel Francis Haggerty
  • birthplaceWisconsin, USA
  • Date of Birth November 19, 1941
  • Age 82 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 9
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$3 Million
  • professionActor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 85 Kg, In Pounds – 187 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 185 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • hair colorLight Brown
  • eye colorLight Brown
  • high schoolN/A

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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