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Gary Owens Net Worth

Gary Bernard Altman net worth is

$1 Million

Gary Bernard Altman Wiki Biography

Gary Bernard Altman was born on the 10th May1934, in Mitchell, South Dakota USA, and was a voice actor, radio personality and disc jockey, bit probably best known for lending his voice to the “Space Ghost” in the animated television series of the same name. In 1981, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio. More, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1994. Gary was active in the entertainment industry from 1952 to 2015, when he passed away.

How much is the net worth of Gary Owens? It has been calculated that the overall size of his wealth was as much as $1 million, converted to the present day. Voicing and working in various radio programs were the main sources of Owens net worth.

Gary Owens Net Worth $1 Million

To begin with, Gary was raised in Mitchell by his parents, who were a country sheriff and treasurer Bernard Joseph Altman, and a county auditor and educator Venetta Clark.

Concerning his professional career, he began working on radio station KORN based in his hometown in 1952. Then he moved to California, where Owens worked on DJ KEWB radio station until 1959, when he was transferred to work in the sister channel KFWB based in Los Angeles. A year later, he moved to work at station KMPC, on which he became famous not only as the announcer but also as a DJ. Owens also worked on television as an announcer. His net worth was well established.

Among other things, Owens voiced Batman in the television series “Holy Rat Race” in the 1960’s. In addition, he lent his voice to other cartoon series, such as “Dynomutt, Dog Wonder” (1976 – 1977), “Garfield and Friends” (1988 – 1994), “Two Stupid Dogs” (1993 – 1994), “Dexter’s Laboratory” (1996 – 1999) and “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” (2000 – 2001). Perhaps tis most famous voice role in animated films was in “Space Ghost” (1966 – 1968) as well as “Space Stars” (1981-1982). He also voiced the same role of Space Ghost in the episode of “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” (2011). All added to his net worth.

Overall, he voiced various characters in more than 3,000 animated films or series as well as was heard in more than 12,000 radio shows as a narrator, DJ or broadcaster.

Moreover, he was a guest star in “America’s Top 10” (1980) alongside Casey Kasem. He also wrote two books – “The (what to do while you’re holding the) Phone Book” (1973) and “How to Make a Million Dollars with Your Voice (Or Lose Your Tonsils Trying)” (2004).

To conclude, all the aforementioned engagements added sums to the total size of Gary Owens net worth, as well as making him popular.

Finally, in the personal life of Gary Owens, he married Arleta Lee Markell in 1956; they had two children, and remained together until Owens death at their home in Encino, California on 12th February 2015, from complications due to diabetes – he was 80 years old.

Net Worth $1 Million
Date Of Birth May 10, 1934, Mitchell, South Dakota, United States
Died February 12, 2015, Encino, California, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession Announcer, Actor, Disc jockey, Voice Actor, Radio show host
Nationality American
Spouse Arleta Markell (m. 1968–2015, his death)
Children Christopher Dane Owens, Scott Owens
Nicknames Gary Altman
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0654365
Allmusic www.allmusic.com/artist/gary-owens-mn0002143858
Awards Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio (6743 Hollywood Blvd, 1981)
Nominations National Radio Hall of Fame (1994)
Movies The Love Bug (1968), Midnight Cowboy (1969), The Story of ‘The Tortoise & the Hare’ (2002), Comic Book: The Movie(2004)
TV Shows Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1998), The Green Hornet (1966-1967), Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Letters to Laugh-In (1969), Mighty Orbots (1984), America’s Funniest Home Videos (1995-1997), The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, McHale’s Navy, The Gary Owen Show (2016)
# Trademark
1 Polished baritone speaking voice
2 Having hand cupped over ear while talking into microphone
# Quote
1 [self-introduction] This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things.
2 [about Laugh-In (1967)] Those were some of the greatest times of my life . . . One of the greatest thrills was when John Wayne came on and imitated me, dressed like me, and holding his hand to his ear.
# Fact
1 As a high-school student in South Dakota, his history teacher was George McGovern.
2 Was an illustrator and cartoonist before getting into acting, announcing and voice-overs.
3 He was cremated. His ashes were given to his family.
4 Inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame (1994).
5 He passed away on February 12, 2015, three months away from what would have been his 81st birthday on May 10.
6 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 20, 1981.
7 Guest-hosted America’s Top 10 (1980) for Casey Kasem the weekend of September 12-13, 1981; it was his only time counting down the 40 hottest hit singles from Billboard Magazine’s “Hot 100” survey.
8 In 2000 he appeared in a USO show for the US Army at Camp Garry Owen, South Korea.
9 First job was delivering news as a teenager on radio in Mitchell, South Dakota.
10 Prolific radio announcer, DJ, narrator, broadcaster and animated voice specialist, one of the best in the business, who has marked over 3,000 cartoon shows and appeared in over 12,000 radio shows. His cartel of cartoon characters include Roger Ramjet, Space Ghost, The Blue Falcon and Ren & Stimpy’s Powdered Toast Man.
11 Added to the insanity as the on-camera (“from beautiful downtown Burbank”) hand-cupping-the-ear announcer with the inimitable, over-modulated voice on the cult TV slapstick romp Laugh-In (1967) from 1968-73.
12 Honorary sheriff of Encino, California
13 Father of Christopher Dane Owens and Scott Owens.


Title Year Status Character
The Adventures of Kaitlyn Kitty Kat Kay 2017 filming The Narrator (voice)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2011 TV Series Space Ghost
Wizards of Waverly Place 2008 TV Series Ominous Voice / Alarm Voice
Johnny Bravo 2004 TV Series Blue Falcon
Comic Book: The Movie 2004 Video Gary Owens
Dexter’s Laboratory 1998-2003 TV Series TV Announcer / Blue Falcon
The Story of ‘The Tortoise & the Hare’ 2002 Short Narrator (voice)
Frank McKlusky, C.I. 2002 Announcer
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted 2002 TV Announcer
Major Damage 2001 Short Narrator
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 TV Series Opening Narration
That ’70s Show 1999 TV Series Announcer / Narrator
Muppets from Space 1999 UFO Mania Announcer (uncredited)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1998 TV Series Guy Who Thinks He’s Gary Owens
The New Batman Adventures 1998 TV Series 50s Batman
Border to Border 1998 Mr. Kirby
101 Dalmatians: The Series 1997 TV Series TV Announcer
The Cartoon Cartoon Show 1997 TV Series Announcer / Commander
Nickelodeon 3D Movie Maker 1996 Video Game Powdered Toast Man (voice)
Eek!stravaganza 1992-1996 TV Series Additional Voices / Announcer / Reporter
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1996 TV Series Announcer
Quack Pack 1996 TV Series
Spy Hard 1996 M.C. for Rancor Extortion Video
Mad About You 1996 TV Series Gary Owens
The Mask 1996 TV Series Channel Surfer / Raymond Neilsen
Space Quest 6: The Spinal Frontier 1995 Video Game Narrator (voice)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 1995 TV Series Clown / Broadcaster #2
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat 1995 TV Series Voices
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron 1993-1994 TV Series Commander Ulysses Feral Commander Feral Cmdr. Ulysses Feral
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1992-1994 TV Series Powdered Toastman / Charles Globe / Player / …
Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad 1994 TV Series Opening Narration
Love & War 1994 TV Series Announcer
Fantastic Four 1994 TV Series Gary Owens / Bystander #1
Garfield and Friends 1988-1994 TV Series Announcer / Instructor
Skeleton Warriors 1994 TV Series Additional Voices (voice)
2 Stupid Dogs 1993 TV Series Principal Schneider / Announcer
Bobby’s World 1990-1993 TV Series Captain Squash
Tom & Jerry Kids Show 1990-1993 TV Series
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog 1993 TV Series Narrator
Raw Toonage 1992 TV Series Badly Animated Man
Goof Troop 1992 TV Series Mr. Hammerhead
Spaced Out! 1992 TV Movie Robot’s Voice
Dinosaurs 1992 TV Series Narrator
Defenders of Dynatron City 1992 TV Short Announcer (voice)
Square One Television 1988-1991 TV Series Lt. Dirk Niblick
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers 1991 Video Game Narrator (voice)
Diggin’ Up Business 1990 Minister
Kill Crazy 1990 Video The Sheriff
Night Court 1989 TV Series Bobby Baumgarner – Deejay
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989 TV Series Willy White
How I Got Into College 1989 Sports Announcer (voice)
Destroyer 1988 Game Show Announcer (voice)
DTV Monster Hits 1987 TV Movie Announcer (voice)
Sledge Hammer! 1987 TV Series Sledge’s Neighbours / Radio Announcer / Series Announcer / …
Sesame Street 1969-1986 TV Series ‘H for Hello’ Cartoon / Today’s Secret Drawing Announcer / Man with Letter I / …
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1976-1986 TV Series Announcer (1979-1981) / Narrator / Announcer
Yogi’s Treasure Hunt 1985-1986 TV Series Narrator
Simon & Simon 1985 TV Series Sanfred Thompson
National Lampoon’s European Vacation 1985 ‘Pig in a Poke’ Announcer (uncredited)
The Mighty Orbots 1984 TV Series Narrator (voice)
Breakaway 1983 TV Series Host / Announcer
Hysterical 1983 TV Announcer (voice)
Get It Right: Following Directions with Goofy 1982 Short Narrator (voice, uncredited)
No Soap, Radio 1982 TV Series Skit Performer
Superbman: The Other Movie 1981 Short Narrator
Space Stars 1981 TV Series Space Ghost
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels 1977-1980 TV Series Narrator
Galactica 1980 1980 TV Series Cy
Legends of the Superheroes 1979 TV Series Narrator
Yogi’s Space Race 1978 TV Series Narrator
Coming Attractions 1978 Narrator (voice)
Return from Witch Mountain 1978 Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
Scooby’s Laff-A Lympics 1977 TV Series Blue Falcon (voice)
Man from Atlantis 1977 TV Series Announcer
Dynomutt Dog Wonder 1976-1977 TV Series Blue Falcon
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour 1976 TV Series The Blue Falcon (Radley Crowne)
The Prisoner of Second Avenue 1975 Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman! 1975 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Get Christie Love! 1975 TV Series TV Reporter
Out to Lunch 1974 TV Movie Announcer
Barnaby Jones 1973 TV Series Gary Michaels
Laugh-In 1968-1973 TV Series Announcer / Himself / Regular Performer
Dr. Phibes Rises Again 1972 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Letters to Laugh-In 1969 TV Series Host
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop 1969 TV Series Narrator
I Dream of Jeannie 1969 TV Series Gary Owens
Sesame Street Pitch Reel 1969 Short voice
The Love Bug 1968 Announcer
Space Ghost 1966-1968 TV Series Space Ghost / Narrator
Sally Sargent 1968 TV Short Narrator / Blake Jameson (voice, uncredited)
Batman 1966-1967 TV Series Voice on Radio / T.V. Announcer
The Green Hornet 1966-1967 TV Series Newscaster / Commentator
Mr. Terrific 1967 TV Series Announcer
Summer Fun 1966 TV Series Henry
The Last of the Secret Agents? 1966 Voice (uncredited)
The Munsters 1965-1966 TV Series Zombo’s Announcer / Dick Willet
Roger Ramjet 1965 TV Series Roger Ramjet
McHale’s Navy 1965 TV Series The Photographer / The 1st Sailor
The Naked Witch 1961 Narrator of Prologue (voice, uncredited)
Pigs Is Pigs 1954 Short Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Jerks of All Trades 1949 TV Movie Narrator (1999 video release introduction) (voice)


Title Year Status Character
Ding Dong School 1952 TV Series announcer


Title Year Status Character
I Know That Voice 2013 Documentary Himself
Lunch 2012/I Documentary Himself
Mitzvah Communion 2011 Short Himself
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Himself – guest
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices 2008 Video documentary Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself – Co-Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series and Laugh-In Performer
Lunch 2007/I Documentary short Himself
Certifiably Jonathan 2007 Documentary Himself
Don Adams’ 75th Birthday Roast at the Playboy Mansion 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary Himself
TV Land Convention Special 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Street Smarts 2003 TV Series Contestant
The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Land Presents Blast from the Past 2001 Video Game documentary Host
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself – Panelist
The Making of a Mobster: ‘Mickey Blue Eyes’ 1999 TV Short documentary Narrator
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1998 TV Series Himself
Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora 1994 Video documentary Narrator (voice)
Gone Fish’n 1993 Video Himself
Prehistoric World 1993 Video documentary short
Laugh-In Past Christmas Present 1993 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Diabetes: A Positive Approach to Life and Financial Success (Well, Life Anyway) 1989 Video documentary short voice
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 Himself
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Son of Dinosaurs 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself – Host
Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary 1987 TV Special Announcer
NBC Investigates Bob Hope 1987 TV Special Himself
TV’s Greatest Bits 1987 TV Movie Himself
Mancini and Friends 1987 TV Movie Himself
Aliens, Dragons, Monsters and Me 1986 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Star’s Table 1986 TV Series Himself – Co-Host
All Star Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Saturday Spectacular 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Fall Guy 1985 TV Series Himself
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs 1985 TV Short documentary Himself
More Dinosaurs 1985 Documentary short Himself
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1978-1982 TV Series Himself – Host / Himself
Bob Hope for President 1980 TV Special
Games People Play 1980 TV Series Announcer (voice)
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Himself – Announcer (voice)
Perry Como’s Springtime Special 1979 TV Movie Himself (Cameo)
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1972-1976 TV Series Himself
The Gong Show 1976 TV Series Himself – Host / Host
Rhyme and Reason 1975 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1974 TV Series Himself
The Electric Company 1972-1973 TV Series Himself
Letters to Laugh-In 1969 TV Series Himself – Host
It’s Happening 1968 TV Series Himself

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Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1981 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio Awarded on May 20, 1981 at 6743 Hollywood Blvd.

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