Gavin MacLeod was an American actor and politician who had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death in 2021. He is best-known for playing the role of Captain Merrill Stubing on the television series “The Love Boat”. He appeared in all 250 of the show’s episodes. He also appeared in 168 episodes of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” between 1970 and 1977. Gavin MacLeod died on May 29, 2021 at the age of 90.
Gavin MacLeod was born in Mount Kisco, New York on February 28, 1931. He graduated from Ithaca College, where he studied acting. He spent some time in the US Air Force, and then relocated to New York to focus on an acting career full-time. He began his professional acting career in the late 50s, appearing in both film and television projects, and he has worked steadily ever since.
Some of his films include, “Compulsion”, “Operation Petticoat”, “War Hunt”, “McHale’s Navy”, “A Man Called Gannon”, “The Comic”, and “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry”. Some of his television work includes, “McHale’s Navy”, “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.”, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, “That ’70s Show”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “The Untouchables”, and “The Suite Life on Deck”.
He is most widely recognized for his work as Captain Merrill Stubing on “The Love Boat” which aired from 1977 to 1987.
Gavin was the honorary mayor of the Pacific Palisades, and regularly works as an MC and representative for Princess Cruises. Gavin and his wife Patti married for the first time in 1974. They divorced in 1982 and then remarried in 1985. Around this time they both became Evangelical Protestants. For 20 years Gavin and Patti co-hosted a regular show called “Back on Course”, on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 28, 1931 – May 29, 2021 (90 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|