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Net Worth:
$2.5 Million
Aug 8, 1947 (76 years old)
San Diego
5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)
Actor, Film Producer, Businessperson, Television producer, Television Director
United States of America
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What Is Larry Wilcox's Net Worth?

Larry Wilcox is an American actor, producer, and director who has a net worth of $2.5 million. Larry Wilcox is best known for starring as Officer Jonathan Andrew Baker on the NBC crime drama "CHiPs" (1977–1982).

Larry has more than 50 acting credits to his name, including the films "Loaded Weapon 1" (1993), "The Thundering 8th" (2000), "Wish Man" (2019), and "Forgiven This Gun4hire" (2021), the TV movies "The Girl Most Likely to…" (1973), "Relentless" (1977), "The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang" (1979), "The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission" (1985), "Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace" (1988), and "CHiPs '99" (1998), and the television series "Room 222" (1971; 1973), "Lassie" (1971–1973), "The Streets of San Francisco" (1973; 1976), "The Magical World of Disney" (1973; 1978), "Hotel" (1984), and "Murder, She Wrote" (1986–1992). Wilcox directed the "CHiPs" episodes "Ride the Whirlwind" (1979) and "Tow Truck Lady" (1980) as well as the 1995 film "The Little CHP." He produced "CHiPs '99," and he served as an executive producer on the TV movie "Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story" (1981), the television series "The Ray Bradbury Theater" (1985–1992), and the film "94 Feet" (2016). Larry is a Vietnam veteran and a private pilot, and he races cars and has set several land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Early Life

Larry Wilcox was born Larry Dee Wilcox on August 8, 1947, in San Diego, California. After his parents, Marion and John Wilcox, split up, Larry and his three siblings were raised by their mother in Rawlins, Wyoming. After graduating from Rawlins High School, Wilcox enrolled at theΒ  University of Wyoming. He later transferred to Los Angeles Pierce College, followed by Cal State Northridge. His sister was tragically murdered by her husband while Larry was attending Cal State Northridge, so he returned to Wyoming to help his family. In 1967, Wilcox enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he served during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. He studied French during his time in Vietnam, and he later took classes at College of the Desert in Twentynine Palms, California. Larry reached the rank of Staff Sergeant, and he was honorably discharged in 1973.

Early Career

In the '70s, Wilcox appeared in the TV movies "Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones" (1971), "The Great American Beauty Contest" (1973), "The Girl Most Likely To…" (1973), "Sky Heist" (1975), "Death Stalk" (1975), "Relentless" (1977), and "The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang" (1979) and the feature film "The Last Hard Men" (1976). He guest-starred on "Room 222" (1971; 1973), "Streets of San Francisco" (1973; 1976), "The Partridge Family" (1973), "Police Story" (1973), "The Magical World of Disney" (1973; 1978), "Hawaii Five-O" (1974), and "M*A*S*H" (1977). From 1971 to 1973, Larry played Dale Mitchell in 24 episodes of the long-running series "Lassie."


In 1977, he began starring as Officer Jonathan Andrew Baker on NBC's "CHiPs" alongside Erik Estrada. The series aired 139 episodes over six seasons, and Wilcox didn't appear in the final season. He did several of his own stunts on the series.

While starring on "CHiPs," Wilcox and Estrada graced the cover of "TV Guide" three times. Rumors of friction between Larry and Erik arose during the 1978–79 season, and in a 1980 interview with "People" magazine, Wilcox confirmed that some of the rumors were accurate and stated, "Erik and I are just totally different human beings, and I can't get a good relationship going." Larry reprised the role of Officer Baker in the 1998 TV movie "ChiPs '99" and the 1993 film "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1."

CHiPs Salary

By the 1979–80 season, Larry Wilcox' salary was $25,000 per episode.

Larry Wilcox

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Later Work

In the '80s, Larry appeared in the TV movies "The Love Tapes" (1980), "Deadly Lessons" (1983), "The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission" (1985), and "Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace" (1988). He guest-starred on "Fantasy Island" (1984), "Hotel" (1984), "The Love Boat" (1980; 1986), "Murder, She Wrote" (1986–1992), "The New Mike Hammer" (1987), "Matlock" (1987), "MacGyver" (1991), "FBI: The Untold Stories" (1993), "ABC Afterschool Specials" (1994), "Pacific Blue" (1997), and "Profiler" (1998). Wilcox appeared in the 1990 TV movie "Rich Men, Single Women," and he followed it with "The Thundering 8th" in 2000. He guest-starred on "30 Rock" as himself in 2009, then he appeared in the 2016 film "94 Feet." Larry played a policeman in the 2018 film "A Tale of Two Sillies," and he co-starred with Tom Sizemore and Danny Trejo in 2019's "Wish Man." In recent years, he has guest-starred on "Mood Swings" (2019) and "Bromance" (2020) and appeared in the film "Forgiven This Gun4hire" (2021).

Personal Life

Larry married Judy Vagner on March 29, 1969, and they welcomed son Derek and daughter Heidi before divorcing in early 1979. On April 11, 1979, Wilcox wed Hannie Strasser, who once worked as an assistant sound technician on "CHiPs." Larry and Hannie had one child together, daughter Wendy, and they divorced in December 1980. Wilcox married Marlene Harmon on December 22, 1985, and they have two sons together, Ryan and Chad. Marlene was a member of the Olympic pentathlon team in 1980, and President Jimmy Carter awarded Harmon and her teammates the Congressional Medal of Honor. In 2010, Larry was charged with securities fraud conspiracy, and in January 2011, he was sentenced to three years probation and 500 hours of community service. According to authorities, Wilcox was involved in an "illicit kickback scheme to manipulate the volume and price of microcap stocks and illegally generate stock sales."

Awards and Nominations

Wilcox earned CableACE Award nominations for Dramatic Series for "The Ray Bradbury Theater" in 1985, 1987, 1989, and 1993. He won the award in 1993.

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