Jim Nabors’ net worth is $15 million dollars. Born in Sylacauga, Alabama, Jim Nabors began performing while in college at the University of Alabama. After graduating, he worked as a typist for the United Nations in New York, and then began working as a movie cutter. He moved to Los Angeles a few years later, and it was there that his stand-up comedy and cabaret work would begin to gain him detect. His stand-up work got the interest of Andy Griffith, who invited him to guest star on one-episode of “The Andy Griffith Show” as a character named Gomer Pyle, which was based on a character that Nabors used in his stand-up routine.
Jim Nabors Net Worth $15 Million Dollars
The character was hugely well-liked by crowds, and he was encouraged to turn into a regular. His character was finally given a set of its own, which ran for five more seasons. He would continue to appear on multiple televisions shows and record a number of successful albums that showed off his superb baritone voice. He continues to tour and perform.
Jim married 64-year-old Stan Cadwallader in Seattle on Jan. 15. They have been partners for 38 years. [January 2013]
He lives in Hawaii on property that has a working macadamia nut farm. [April 2002]
Long-standing Hollywood gossip had Jim secretively marrying actor Rock Hudson back in the 1970s. While the two were never more than friends at this time, because of the fear that one or both of them might be "outed" and their careers destroyed, Nabors and Hudson never saw or spoke to each other again in order to help squelch the rumor.
At age 82, he married 64-year-old Stan Cadwallader, a former firefighter and life partner of some 38 years, in a small ceremony on January 15 2013, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle, where the couple traveled after same sex marriage became legal in Washington State the month before.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Friend of Mary Hart, who helped get the word out that he needed a liver transplant.
Is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
He said that it has always been difficult for him to watch the opening of Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) because many of the Marines that he is seen marching with were killed in Vietnam.
A smart businessman, Nabors was one of the owners of Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) which paid off in dividends as a popular syndicated show.
In his entire career he has put out 46 albums.
A foundation that awards grants to teachers every year named a grant in honor of Jim Nabors in 2003. The foundation is based in Sylacauga, Alabama, his home town.
Before he acted, he edited news footage for a local television station.
Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Alabama.
Sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" for 42 years during opening ceremonies of the "Indianapolis 500" , located in Speedway, In., from 1972 till ill health forced him to discontinue appearing. His final performance was May 25th, 2014. However his first appearance in 1972 was a confusing one. He thought he was invited to sing the National Anthem. But a scant few minutes before he was to perform he found out he was to sing "Back Home Again in Indiana"! In this short period of time, to his credit, (Surprise-Surprise-Surprise) he learned the melody and words and performed it flawlessly. Also as a special gesture to Jim's final performance at Indy, the starting command "Lady and Gentlemen Start Your Engines" was given together by both Mari Hulman George and Nabors, the first time a non-member of the Hulman-George family had given the command for the 500 since 1954.
It's pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you've been together 38 years, I think something's got to happen there, you've got to solidify something. And, at my age, it's probably the best thing to do. -- JN, on his same-sex marriage to life partner Stan Cadwallader in 2013
I never knifed anybody in the back. It was just not my nature at all and that is why I was so surprised that I made it in show business at all.
I think this story sums up my career the best. One time I was walking in an airport somewhere and I saw this woman with her young son. The son looked up at me and it was obvious that he recognized me. He thought for a second and he said 'Mom, there goes an old Gomer!'