Richard Chamberlain Bio, Wiki, Age, Gay, Shōgun, The Thorn Birds, Movies, Net Worth

Richard Chamberlain is an American actor and singer who rose to fame as a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare.

Richard Chamberlain Profile

Richard Chamberlain is an American actor and singer who rose to fame as a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare which aired from 1961 to 1966.

Richard Chamberlain Education

Chamberlain attended Beverly Hills High School where he graduated proudly in 1952. He later attended Pomona College where he graduated in 1956.

Richard Chamberlain Age

Chamberlain is 87 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 31, 1934, in Beverly Hills, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 31st of March every year.

Richard Chamberlain Height

Chamberlain stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall.

Richard Chamberlain Family

Chamberlain’s father was known as Charles Axion Chamberlain who was a salesman while his mother is Elsa Winnifred. He has a brother who is known as William Hayes Chamberlain.

Richard Chamberlain Gay

Chamberlain is openly gay. He was involved with Wesley Eure who is also an actor in the 1970s. Later in 1977, he started a long-term relationship with Martin Rabbett who is also an actor. In 1986, they began living together in Hawai and had a private commitment ceremony.

Quick Facts About Richard Chamberlain

Full Name Richard Chamberlain
Age 87 years old as of 2021
Nationality American 
Spouse Not Available
Net Worth $25 million

However, in 2010, they split amicably, and Chamberlain relocated to Los Angeles. In an interview, he stated that they were both better together as friends.

Richard Chamberlain Net Worth

Chamberlain has a net worth of $25 million which he has earned through his career as an actor, singer, artist, and writer.

Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is a United Kingdom television film produced by ITC Entertainment in 1975. The film is based on the 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. In addition, the film emphasizes the theme of revenge and manipulation of characters until the final swordfight with Mondego.

In the film, Chamberlain played the role of Edmond Dantes and for this role, he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Furthermore, other casts in the film include; Donald Pleasence as Danglars, Louis Jourdan as Gérard de Villefort, Kate Nelligan as Mercédès, Taryn Power as Valentine De Villefort, Anthony Dawson as Noirtier De Villefort, Ralph Michael as M. Dantès, and Harry Baird as Ali.

Richard Chamberlain Shōgun

Shōgun is an American historical drama television miniseries that was filmed in 1980 and is on James Clavell’s 1975 novel of the same name. In addition, it is loosely based on William Adams who was an English navigator on his adventures. Williamjourneyed to Japan in 1600 and rose to high rank in the service of the shōgun.

Furthermore, the film follows fictional Englishman John Blackthorne’s transforming experiences and political intrigues in feudal Japan in the early 17th century. In the film, Richard played the role of Pilot-Major John Blackthorne (Anjin-san).

Other casts in the film included; Toshiro Mifune as Yoshi Toranaga, Lord of the Kwanto, Yoko Shimada as Lady Toda Mariko, Alan Badel as Father Dell’Aqua, Damien Thomas as Father Martin Alvito, Leon Lissek as Father Sebastio, and Nobuo Kaneko as Ishido Kazunari, Ruler of Osaka Castle. 

Richard Chamberlain The Thorn Birds 

The Thorn Birds is an American television miniseries broadcast on ABC from March 27 to the 30th of March in 1983. In addition, the series was rated as the  United States’ second-highest-rated miniseries of all time behind Roots.

In the series, Chamberlain played the role of Ralph de Bricassart. Other casts on the series include; Rachel Ward as Meggie Cleary, Barbara Stanwyck as Mary Carson, Bryan Brown as Luke O’Neill, Brett Cullen as Bob Cleary, Richard Venture as Harry Gough. 

Richard Chamberlain Movies and Tv Shows


  • The Secret of the Purple Reef
  • Twilight of Honor
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • The Music Lovers
  • Lady Caroline Lamb
  • The Towering Inferno
  • The Four Musketeers
  • The Last Wave
  • The Pavilion
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Nightmare Cinema

Tv Shows

  • The Lady’s Not For Burning
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Thorn Birds
  • Dream West
  • The Bourne Identity
  • Ordeal in the Arctic
  • Blackbeard

Richard Chamberlain Death

Chamberlain is still alive as of 2021. 

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