James Garner net worth: James Garner is an American film and television actor who has a net worth of $17.5 million. James Garner gained hist net worth by starring in several television series like The Rockford Files, 8 Simple Rules, and Maverick. Garner was born in Norman, Oklahoma. In a fruitful career spanning more than five decades, Garner has made a name for himself as the crafty good guy ever since he first appeared on screen in the mid-1950s. Thanks to his rugged good looks, he easily landed major roles in movies like The Great Escape (1963), The Americanization of Emily (1964) and Grand Prix (1969). However, he enjoyed greatest fame for his TV performances, including the two hit series: the tongue-in-cheek Western, Maverick (ABC, 1957-1962) and the detective drama The Rockford Files (NBC, 1974-1980). Unlike most of his contemporaries, Garner kept on being active both on the big and small screen even throughout his eighth decade. Having starred in more than fifty movies, he fetched numerous awards and recognitions over the years, and also was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1986.