Richard Beymer is a prominent American movie personality who is a filmmaker, actor, and artist. The actor is popularly recognized for his roles in Twin Peaks, a cult television series, and West Side Story, a blockbuster film.

He is also a published author. In 2007, he finished his first book, ‘Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer?‘, a self-published fiction.

Early Life

Richard was born on February 20, 1938, in Avoca, Iowa, the United States as George Richard Beymer Jr. to a printer named George Richard Beymer and his wife Eunice Beymer. He spent most of his childhood in his hometown Avoca. He holds American citizenship as a national identity.

After a certain time, he moved to Hollywood, California with his parents in the late 1940s. He started acting at the very young age of 15. In addition, He is born under the Zodiac sign Pisces

Attended North Hollywood High School

Richard has not disclosed his educational details to the public. His educational degrees are yet to be revealed. However, it is known that he has attended classes at North Hollywood High School from where he received his education.

He joined the school after he moved to Los Angelos with his parents in the late 1940s. The actor started his career in the early days and acted in movies while he was studying at North Hollywood High School.

Height, Weight, And Physical Appearance

The lowa-born actor is an old guy. In his younger days, he used to look like a model. He stands tall with the height of six feet and two inches and an attractive lean body. The actor has a very handsome and charming face which is again beautified by his dark color hair and attractive blue eyes.

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Richard Beymer in his youth
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More about his physical measurements including his weight, shoe size, and dress size are not disclosed by the actor.

Marital Status

Richard is a single guy. He has not been married to date. However, there was a rumor about his secret marriage which later turned out to be false. Beymer preferred not to become involved in any meaningful relationships in order to focus on his job.


Despite being involved in many relationships Richard is single and has no kids. The actor has not been blessed by a child nor he has adopted a child. There is no one to continue his lineage.


Throughout his career, Richard Beymer has been in a number of relationships. For a brief period of time, he was involved in a relationship with Polish actress Alicia Darr. He dated American actress Tuesday Weld from October 1960 to January 1961. The romantic involvement was only 3 months long. From 1962 until 1960, he was engaged to Sharon Tate, but they never married.

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Millie Parkins and Richard Beymer in the Diary of Anne Frank
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Following that, Richard established a stable partnership. For a year, he was engaged to Sharon Tate, an American actress. After meeting in 1961, the couple dated for a year. In 1962, they became engaged. They split up in 1963 when their romance didn’t work out. The true reason for their split is unknown. He had a connection with American actress Lana Wood in 1969.

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Career Highlights

Richard Beymer started his career at a young age after he moved to Los Angelos with his parents. He was acting in the movies while attending school. Despite that, he maintained both his acting career and his study. He began his acting career on television as a young actor and continued for many years before his skill was noticed. In 1956, he had his first recurring role on the TV show “Make Room for Daddy,” in which he appeared in two episodes.

In 1959, he played Peter Van Daan in the critically acclaimed rendition of Anne Frank’s diary, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’ The film was a success, and it helped Beymer establish himself as an actor. In the same year, he played LeRoy Cadman in the anthology drama series ‘Playhouse 90.’

Beymer shifted his focus to full-length films in the 1960s, appearing in films such as ‘High Time‘ (1960), ‘West Side Story‘ (1961), ‘Bachelor Flat‘ (1961), and ‘Five Finger Exercise‘ (1962). West side became his most notable movie as his role as Tony was appreciated by the public.

Richard Beymer looks in Turner Classic movie
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After giving several hit movies, Beymer returned to the small screen and played Tv series. He shifted his career between Tv series and Big screen movies. The Presence’ (TV movie, 1992), ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV series, 1993), ‘And under Investigation’ (Movie, 1993) are some of his notable movies, and X-Files and Family Law are some of his credits on tv series.

Apart from movies and tv shows, Beymer chose to concentrate on different facets of filmmaking and only worked in front of the camera on rare occasions. He is working as a cinematographer and author.

Social Media

Richard is not active on social media. His official account is not found on any of the social media platforms. However, there is an account that is made to continue the legacy and support the actor. The fan account has the username @richardbeymerofficial which has more than 300 followers.

It seems that Richard does not want to make his personal life revealed to the public. He does not want to share his private moments on the internet.

Net Worth

Richard Beymer is estimated to have a net worth of a whopping $18 Million. This includes his properties, salary, and assets. Richard has accumulated this huge sum of wealth through all the hardships and struggles in his professional career.

His main source of income is his acting career. He has given many hit projects in movies and Tv series which has added fortune to his account. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV series, 1993), ‘And under Investigation’ (Movie, 1993) are some of his notable movies, and X-Files and Family Law are some of his credits on tv series.

Similarly, he is also involved in filmmaking and cinematography. He has been making films as well as writing the story for movies. Besides that, he is also an author and has published many books. impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer? written by him has a rating of 3.8.

Controversy And Rumors

There was a report that Richard was married in secret. However, this rumor was later proven to be untrue. There was also a report that his companion was expecting a child. This rumor, too, was later proven to be false. He also made headlines when he abruptly exited the London premiere of ‘West Side Story’ halfway through because he despised his performance. He was also rumored to be gay.

Besides this, the renowned American actor has not been involved in controversies and rumors. He has kept his profile private and has been doing his work without any trash-talking and disputes that make the headlines.

Richard’s Astrological Information

Richard is born under the Zodiac sign Pisces. According to astrologers, his lucky number is 4 and his lucky color is sea green. Similarly, his lucky stone is Aquamarine which has greater compatibility for marriage in a person born under the zodiac sign Cancer, Scorpio.

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