Jerry Douglas is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as patriarch John Abbott on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Jerry passed away at the age of 88 after a short illness on November 9, 2021. Jerry Douglas’s net worth at the time of his death is estimated to be around $5 million.
|Full Name||Jerry Douglas|
|Birth Date||November 12, 1932|
|Birth Place||Chelsea, Massachusetts, U. S.|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Jerry Douglas (born Gerald Rubenstein) was born on November 12, 1932, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. He was born into a family of Jewish immigrants who moved to the United States from Eastern Europe. Jerry grew up in Chelsea, where he studied economics at Brandeis University. He also attended Boston Law School, but dropped out to focus on his acting career.
Jerry Douglas Net Worth and Career
In his difficult early days, Jerry auditioned for many roles, but despite his best efforts, he never got the part. He was not a professional actor, so he was rejected everywhere. He later moved to the San Fernando Valley, where he began selling insurance. However, he did not give up acting, as he attended acting classes at night.
Douglas received early recognition after appearing in the comedy John Brown’s Body. He has also played villains on various television shows such as Feather and the Father’s Gang and Mission: Impossible. In March 1982, he got his big break after reprising the role of patriarch John Abbott on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Jerry played the role for about 25 years until the character’s death in 2006.
So Jerry was unemployed for several months. However, on September 1, 2006, the series’ head writer Maria Arena Bell brought him back as a regular guest star. After her character’s death, he appeared as the ghost of John Abbott, whom his children and friends only see when they are in trouble. In 2008, he got the role of Alistair Wallingford in the series, which he played for about 3 months.
Jerry Douglas was first married to actress Arlene Martel. He met her in California. Arlene had a young son named Adam Palmer when she met Jerry. They later got married in 1962 and together they had two sons named Avra and Jod. Jerry and Arlene lived together for 11 years before divorcing in 1973. After the breakup, Arlene moved to Carmel with her two children.
Jerry then met a woman named Kimberly Banker at a Muscular Dystrophy Association event. The couple exchanged vows on April 6, 1985. They both have a son named Hunter. Kimberly remained by her side until her death on November 9, 2021 after a brief illness. Jerry left the world just days before his 89th birthday on November 12.
Jerry Douglas net worth
Jerry Douglas had a net worth of $5 million until his death on November 9, 2021. During his acting career, he amassed a large fortune. In addition to his acting career, in 2007 Jerry released a CD called The Best Is Yet to Come, a collection of jazz standards. Since its release, he has played a jazz compilation in the United States and Canada.