Ivan Dixon Biography

Updated On Aug 28, 2019 Published On Aug 28, 2019
Facts of Ivan Dixon
Date of Birth: 1931 , April-6
Date of Death: 2008 , March-16
Birth Nation: United States
Name Ivan Dixon
Birth Name Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Harlem, New York, United States
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Actor, Director
Working For TV show, Movie
Net Worth $500k
Salary $42k-$90k
Married Barlie Ray
Married to Barlie Ray
Children N'Gai Christopher Dixon, Doris Nomanthande Dixon, Alan Kimara Dixon, Ivan Nathaniel IV
Education University of North Carolina Central. 
Movies Claudine, The Waltons, The Rockford Files, The Bionic Woman, The Eddie Capra Mysteries, Magnum, P.I., and The A-Team. 
TV Show The Twilight zone, Porgy and Bess
Died 16 March 2008
View moreless Facts of Ivan Dixon

Afro-American actor, producer, and director Ivan Dixon was mostly recognized for his portrayal as United States army air Forces staff sergeant Kinchloe on the popular CBS sitcom Hogan's Heroes. At the age of 76, the late celebrity passed away on 16 March 2008. 

Early Life and Wiki: Ivan Dixon

Born as Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III in Harlem, New York, United States on April 6, 1931, with Aries' birth sign. He belonged to American nationality and Afro-American ethnic background.

Ivan CAPTION: Ivan Dixon SOURCE: famousfix.com

Ivan Dixon grew up in a family who was the owner of a grocery store. He lived along with the Hines brothers, Maurice, and Gregory in the brownstone street in Harlem on the same block alongside Josh White and Ralph Ellison.

He got his graduation from the Lincoln Academy in Gaston County and later earned a degree in theatre from the prestigious University of North Carolina Central. 

Ivan Dixon: Film and Directing Career

Actor Dixon sarted his career as appearing on Boardway in Willian Saroyan's The Cave Dwellers in 1957. He also appeared in 1959 Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.


Film CAPTION: Film and Directing Career of Ivan Dixon SOURCE: eurweb.com

Dixon was also cast in two episodes of horror, fantasy series The Twilight zone (1959-1964). He also played a key supporting role in the drama, crime series I am the Night alongside actors Chris PineIndia EisleyGolden Brooks and more.

Later, he got Emmy Award nomination for outstanding single performance by an actor in a leading role in a drama Playhouse: The Final War of Olly Winter.

Moving on, Ivan worked as a television director from 1970-1993 on series such as The WaltonsThe Rockford Files, The Bionic WomanThe Eddie Capra MysteriesMagnum, P.I., and The A-Team

Personal Life: Wife and Children

In the year of his graduation from North Carolina Central University, he met the theater student named Barlie Ray. The couple dated for quite a few times. 

Ivan CAPTION: Ivan Dixon Personal Life SOURCE: badazzmofo.wordpress.com

Later their marriage took place in 1954. The duo welcomed four babies N'Gai Christopher Dixon (son), Doris Nomanthande Dixon (daughter), Alan Kimara Dixon (son), Ivan Nathaniel IV (son).

Ivan Dixon Net Worth and Salary

The American actor and director Ivan Dixon's net worth sits at $500k. In his lifetime he had done several movies and series including Something of Value (1957), Porgy and Bess (1959), Have Gun – Will Travel (1961), and more.

Ivan CAPTION: Ivan Dixon in the set of a movie. SOURCE: amazon.com

One of his comedy, drama movie Claudine(1974) directed by John Berry collected the gross USA of $6,540,000 which was made of a budget of $1,100,000. In the movie, he acted as Wedding Guest alongside, Diahann Carroll, Roxie Roker and more.

Talking about his salary as an American actor, he might earn $42k-90k per year according to Salary.com

Death of Ivan Dixon 

The Afro-American actor Dixon left the world on March 16, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. The cause of his death was kidney failure. 

His beloved wife Berlie Ray Dixon also passed away at the age of 88 on February 9, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ivan Dixon facts on timeline

Born in Harlem, New York, United States

April 6 , 1931

He was born as Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III in Harlem, New York, United States on April 6, 1931, with Aries' birth sign. 

Married to Barlie Ray


The actor Ivan Dixon got married to Barlie Ray. The couple together shares happiness by welcoming six babies.

Appeared in The Cave Dwellers


He started his career as appearing on Boardway in Willian Saroyan's The Cave Dwellers in 1957.

Died on 16 March 2008

March 16 , 2008

Dixon left the world on March 16, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. The cause of his death was kidney failure.