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Gene Hackman Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Spouse

Gene Hackman Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth January 30, 1930
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Blue

Gene Hackman is a retired American actor, voice actor, novelist, and stage artist. His career has spanned more than six decades and he has given numerous noteworthy performances in films such as The French Connection, Bonnie & ClydeI Never Sang for My FatherMississippi BurningSuperman, UnforgivenThe Royal Tenenbaums, The Conversation, Night Moves, Crimson Tide, and The Poseidon Adventure.

Born Name

Eugene Allen Hackman

Nick Name


Gene Hackman as seen at a book signing in June 2008
Gene Hackman as seen at a book signing in June 2008 (Christopher Michael Little / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Sun Sign


Born Place

San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States


Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States





Gene Hackman studied at Storm Lake High School. Under the G.I. Bill, he attended the University of Illinois and studied journalism and television production but eventually left and moved back to California.

He joined Pasadena Playhouse in 1956.


Actor, Voice Actor, Novelist, Stage Artist


  • Father – Eugene Ezra Hackman (Operated the printing press for the Commercial-News (a local paper))
  • Mother – Anna Lyda Elizabeth (née Gray) (Died in 1962 as a result of a fire she accidentally started while smoking)
  • Siblings – Richard (Brother)
  • Others – William Henry Hackman (Paternal Grandfather), Julia Ann Morrison (Paternal Grandmother), Joseph William Gray (Maternal Grandfather), Beatrice Anna Powell (Maternal Grandmother)


Gene Hackman has been signed with –

  • Special Artists Agency Inc., Talent Agency, West Hollywood, California, United States
  • Hanson & Schwam Public Relations and Marketing, Publicist, Beverly Hills, California, United States

Net Worth

According to, he has a net worth of $80 Million as of 2023.



Gene Hackman (Right) as seen while posing for a picture with President Ronald Reagan in Oval Office in 1987
Gene Hackman (Right) as seen while posing for a picture with President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office in 1987 (Reagan White House Photographs / / Public Domain)


6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Gene Hackman has dated –

  1. Faye Maltese (1956-1986)​ – In 1956, he married his first wife Faye Maltese and the marriage produced 3 children – a son named Christopher Allen (b. 1960) and two daughters named Elizabeth Jean and Leslie Anne Hackman. Gene and Faye divorced in 1986.
  2. Cloris Leachman (1973) – He reportedly had an affair with actor and comedian Cloris Leachman in 1973.
  3. Betsy Arakawa (1991-Present) – He married classical pianist Betsy Arakawa in 1991.

Race / Ethnicity


Gene Hackman is of English, German, Scottish, and Dutch descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Raspy voice

Brand Endorsements

Gene Hackman has been cast in TV commercials for –

  • Kirin Dry (Japan) (1988)
  • United Airlines (voiceover) (1990)
  • GTE (voiceover) (1990s)
  • Oppenheimer Funds (voiceover) (1998)
  • Lowe’s Hardware Stores (voiceover) (2002-09)

He was also cast in a radio commercial for CNN in 1999.

Gene Hackman as seen in a newspaper interview photo in 1972
Gene Hackman as seen in a newspaper interview photo in 1972 (Chicago Daily News / eBay / Public Domain)

Gene Hackman Favorite Things

  • Personal Favorite Perofmcne – Playing Max Millan in Scarecrow (1973)


Gene Hackman Facts

  1. When he was 10, he decided that he wanted to become an actor.
  2. He was 13 years old when his parents got divorced and his father subsequently abandoned the family.
  3. At 16, Gene Hackman left home and subsequently lied about his age to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and went on to serve 4 and a half years as a field radio operator. He was discharged in 1951.
  4. Along with Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, and Marcel Bozzuffi, he co-starred as Detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in the neo-noir action thriller film The French Connection in 1971. For this role, Gene Hackman won the Academy Award for “Best Actor”, BAFTA Award for “Best Actor in a Leading Role”, and Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama”.
  5. His theatre credits include having been cast in productions of Children From Their Games, The PremiseA Rainy Day in NewarkThe Natural Look, Come to the Palace of SinPoor RichardAny Wednesday, and Death and the Maiden.
  6. A supporter of the Democratic Party, he was “proud” to be included on Richard Nixon‘s Enemies List.
  7. Gene Hackman has been a supporter of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  8. In 1990, he underwent an angioplasty.
  9. Asteroid 55397 Hackman which was discovered by Roy Tucker in 2001 has been named after Gene Hackman.

Featured Image by Christopher Michael Little / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 DEED

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