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Net Worth:
$1 Million
Oct 30, 1931 - Jan 13, 2017 (85 years old)
Los Angeles
5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Author, Singer, Composer, Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Dick Gautier was an American actor, comedian, singer, and caricaturist who had a net worth of $1 million. Dick Gautier was born in Culver City, California in October 1931 and passed away in January 2017. He was best known for starring as Hymie the Robot on the television series "Get Smart ". Gautier starred as Hal Walters on the TV series "Mr. Terrific" in 1967 and as Jerry Standish on the series "Here We Go" Again in 1973. In 1975 he starred as Robin Hood on the television series "When Things Were Rotten." Gautier also provided voice work for several TV series including "Galtar and the Golden Lance," "Action Force," "The Transformers," "Foofur," "Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone," "The Pirates of Dark Water," and "The Addams Family." He authored four books and was married to actress Barbara Stuart from 1967 to 1979. Dick Gautier passed away on January 13, 2017 at 85 years old after a long illness.

Early Career

Gautier's journey in the entertainment industry began on stage with his Broadway debut in 1958 as Conrad Birdie in the original production of "Bye Bye Birdie." His captivating performance earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. This breakthrough role propelled Gautier into the limelight, paving the way for his transition to television and film.

Hymie the Robot

Gautier's first significant role on television came in 1966 when he was cast as Hymie the Robot on the hit spy comedy series "Get Smart." As the lovable and naïve robot, Hymie became a fan favorite and a pop culture icon. Gautier's portrayal of Hymie showcased his impeccable comedic timing and ability to bring depth and humanity to an otherwise mechanical character. This role solidified Gautier's status as a skilled television actor, opening doors to numerous opportunities throughout his career.

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Voice Acting and Animation

In addition to his live-action performances, Gautier also found success in the world of voice acting and animation. He lent his talents to several well-known animated series, including "Transformers," "G.I. Joe," "The Smurfs," and "DuckTales." His work in animation allowed Gautier to reach new audiences, and he quickly became a sought-after voice actor. This aspect of his career demonstrated his incredible range and versatility as an actor.

Game Shows and Talk Shows

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Gautier became a familiar face on various game shows and talk shows. His quick wit and affable personality made him a popular guest on programs like "Match Game," "Tattletales," "The $25,000 Pyramid," and "Hollywood Squares." Gautier's appearances on these shows further cemented his status as a beloved television personality and showcased his ability to entertain audiences with his humor and charm.

Later Career: A Return to the Stage

In the latter part of his career, Gautier continued to act in television and film but also returned to his first love, the stage. He appeared in productions of "Camelot," "The Music Man," and "Man of La Mancha," earning praise for his powerful performances. Gautier also pursued a career as an author, writing books on subjects like caricature and cartooning, further showcasing his diverse talents.

Pamela & Tommy Sex Tape Connection

Dick's son Rand Gauthier (Rand changed the spelling of his last name) was involved in an infamous incident in the 1990s involving the stolen sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Rand was an electrician at the couple's Malibu mansion while it was undergoing a massive renovation.

Rand at one point believed he was owed $20,000 for services rendered. That's around $36,000 in today's dollars.

When Rand went to confront Tommy about the unpaid debt, Tommy allegedly pointed a shotgun at him and ordered him to never come back.

Infuriated, Rand embarked on a plan to steal a safe from the couple's mansion. He was able to bypass the home's security system, because he installed it! Rand pulled off his caper in October 1995. In the safe he found Pam and Tommy's now-infamous sex tape. Rand Gauthier is portrayed by Seth Rogen in the Hulu series "Pam & Tommy."

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