Richard Beymer

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Actor (1938)
Fri Jan 13 2023
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Richard Beymer is a well-known American TV series and movie actor, and artist. He is well known for his role as Tony in the film West Side Story which was released in 1961.

Beymer was born on February 20, 1938, in Avoca, Iowa, the United States of America. He is also very famous for his other role in the series Twin Peaks. Richard is also a famous filmmaker.

Earlier Life

The American filmmaker Beymer was raised and lived with his family since his childhood in his hometown. He doesn't like to keep his personal information on social sites because of that he hasn't revealed any information about his early life on any social sites.

Even though Frankie used to live with his parents, they later moved to Los Angeles, California in 1940. But he hasn't mentioned any information about his childhood lifestyle. Besides that, he has been hardworking since his childhood.

Parents Details

Actor Beymer was born to his parent George Beymer and Eunice Beymer. He grew up under the supervision of his parents during his childhood.

He seems to be very closer to his parents and siblings. But Moreover, he hasn't revealed any sort of information about his parents and siblings on any social sites.

Physical Appearance

Richard Beymer is a very attractive and good-looking physically fit actor. He looks very attractive with his light black eye and black color hair at the age of eighty-four years.

Picture of Richard Beymer (Source: celeb Tattler)

He is about 6 feet 2 inches (188cm) tall and weighs around 75kg. Being an actor he is very health conscious and cares a lot about his looks and physical appearance. For good health and fitness, Richard always goes to the gym.

Movies And TV Shows

As we know Richard is a brilliant versatile actor, he performed a lot of roles in a lot of different movies and TV series. He is very hardworking at his work.

Richard played amazing roles in TV series such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Murder, She Wrote, Paper Dolls, Twin Peaks, Sandy Dreams, and more.

Additionally, Richard also worked in a lot of movies such as West Side Story, Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man, The Longest Day, Stazione Termini, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Stripper, Bachelor Flat, and more.

Net Worth

Richard Beymer is one of the richest actors who earned a decent amount of money from his acting career. But he has not revealed his salary on any social media platforms or media.

Knowing his career and working professions according to Featured Biography his total net worth can be estimated at about $18 million. Knowing his net worth, he lives in a luxury house with his family.

Relationship Status

Talking about Richard Beymer's relationship, he is currently living a single life and has not been married to anyone in the past but got engaged once.

Beymer's relationship is one of the interesting facts in his life. First, he got engaged to a beautiful woman Sharon Tate in 1962. Sharon is a famous American actress by profession. Although she was engaged to Sharon, he came into a love relationship with another woman Alicia Darr in the same year. 

Picture of Richard Beymer with her ex-girlfriend Sharon Tate (Source: Symmetry - Tumblr)

Because of his relationship with Alicia, Sharon broke their engagement in 1963. After knowing the news of Beymer's broken engagement with Sharon, Alicia also left him in the same year.

Rumors About Richard

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.

Social Media Presence

Richard Beymer is not active on any 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.

Picture of Richard Beymer with his co-actress in one of the series(Source: liverampup)

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.

Career Outset

Beymer started his career at a young age after he moved to Los Angelos with his parents. He was acting in the movies since his school days. Despite that, he maintained both his acting career and his study.

West Side Story actor Richard began his acting career on television as a young actor and continued for many years until he got success in his acting career. In 1956, he played the first time a role in the TV show Make Room for Daddy in which he appeared in two episodes.

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.

Richard As Tony In West Side Story

West Side Story is a popular musical and romantic movie in which Richard performed the great role of Tony. The movie was written by Arthur Laurents. West Side Story is a great movie made under the direction of Steven Spielberg. The movie got a rating of 7.2 out of 10.

The movie West Side Story is all about school love and affairs. The character Tony played by Richard found himself in love at first sight with Maria when he saw her at a high school dance. Maria is a character played by Rachel Zegler. Their love and romance worked as fuel in the fight between two rival gangs warring Jets and Sharks.

Picture of Richard Beymer as Tony with his co-actress in the movie West Side Story (source: Instagram @richardbeymerofficial)

The movie was released on December 10, 2021, in The United States of America. West Side Story was made under a budget of $100 million. Rachel Zegler, Maddie Ziegler, Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose, Mike Faist, and Kyle Allen are some famous star casts of the movie West Side Story.

Academic Details

It is also unclear about Richard's academic details. He has not revealed any information about his higher study, degrees, and university.

Richard must have attended and completed his higher education in his hometown, the United States of America. Although it is unknown about his higher studies he completed his school and lower-level education at North Hollywood High School, a State school in Los Angeles, California.

Richard in Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is a popular mysterious, drama, horror, and crime TV series in which Richard performed the great role of Benjamin Horne. The series was created by Mark Frost. The series got a rating of 8.8 out of 10.

Twin Peaks is about an FBI agent, Dale Cooper who is investigating the murder of a school girl who was only seventeen years old. The series shows how to solve a murder mystery.

The first episode of the series Twin Peaks was released on April 8, 1990. The series has a total of three seasons with forty-eight episodes. Additionally, The team of the series Wentworth announced that the last episode was released on June 10, 1991.


Richard has never been in any kind of rumors or controversies. He likes to keep himself away from all the unnecessary attention which is why there are no rumors about him yet. 

He also keeps his personal life private and doesn't share many details about his family and personal life. He is also very humble by nature which makes him a rumor-free personality.

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