Chad Everett was an American actor, writer, and philanthropist. He was widely recognized for his role on CBS’ drama Medical Center as Dr. Joe Gannon. He was married to actress Shelby Grant.
Early Life of Chad Everett
Raymon Lee Cramton, professionally known as Chad Everett was born on June 11, 1937, in South Bend, Indiana.
He was born to mother, Virdeen Ruth, and father, Harry Clyde. His father was a racecar driver. He was raised in Dearborn, Michigan despite being born in Indiana.
Everett died on July 24, 2012, in his home after battling with lung cancer for eighteen months.
After completing his high school studies from Fordson High School, Chad Everett attended and graduated from the Wayne State University in Detroit. His undergraduate degree was in drama.
How old was Chad Everett when he died?
Chad Everett’s age was 75 when he died.
Personal Life: Wife, Alcoholism, Lawsuit
Chad Everett was married to actress Shelby Grant. They married on May 22, 1966, in Tucson, Arizona. Everett was in a marital relationship with Grant for 45 years until she died due to a brain aneurysm on June 25, 2011.
Chad often talked about his wife Shelby and family saying that she:
never threatened to leave. She would tell me that she was there for me. If not for my family, I would have been in big trouble.
They have two daughters named Katherine Everett and Shannon Everett.
After Everett lacked movie and tv parts to work on, he became a functional alcoholic. With the help of his wife and his daughters, he detoxed at his own home and attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings the next day.
After his first meeting, he never drank again and became focused on his Christian faith.
In 1973, actress Sheila Scott proceeded a case against Chad three times stating that her son Dale was fathered by him. After 11 years of battle, the court dismissed Scott and ruled in favor of Everett.
In 1991, Scott was sentenced to a three months’ probation for harassing Chad and his wife for 18 years.
How tall was Chad Everett?
Chad Everett had a height of 6 feet and 1 inch. (1.87m)
Chad Everett ‘s Career
Chad Everett debut show was Warner Brothers’ detective series, Surfside 6, in 1960.
Everett landed his breakthrough role as Dr. Joe Gannon in the medical drama, Medical Center in 1969 with costar James Daly. He was on the show for seven years.
After Medical Centers, he also starred in movies The FireChadrs, Airplane II: The Sequel, and Fever Pitch.
He also published a book of romantic poetry for his wife Shelby Grant. He often wrote sentimental poems dedicating to his daughters and wife.
He was a philanthropist too as he co-hosted the Labor Day Jerry Lewis Telethon for charity for many years.
Net Worth of Chad Everett
Chad Everett was part of more than 40 movies and tv shows during his lifetime.
Everett earned quite a money from the medical drama, Medical Center. He also earned from his movies Airplane II: The Sequel and Fever Pitch.
Looking at all his accomplishments as an actor during his lifetime, Chad Everett’s estimated net worth at the time of his death was $7 million.