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Jonathan Winters Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Wife

Jonathan Winters Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10¼ in
Weight 81 kg
Date of Birth November 11, 1925
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death April 11, 2013

Jonathan Winters was an American comedian, actor, author, and television host who is widely regarded as one of the finest improvisational comics ever to live. He enthralled audiences with his performances in such films as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), Viva, Max! (1969) The Loved One (1965), Moon Over Parador (1988), The Smurfs (2011), etc. Additionally, he also featured his comedic skills on television shows such as Davis Rules (1991-1992), Mork & Mindy (1978-1982), The Jonathan Winters Show (1956-1957; 1967-1969), etc.

Born Name

Jonathan Harshman Winters III

Nick Name

Bashful Bigshots, Bill Callaway, Johnny

Jonathan Winters as seen in 1963
Jonathan Winters as seen in 1963 (Unknown / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on November 11, 1925.


On April 11, 2013, he passed away from natural causes in California at the age of 87 years.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Dayton, Ohio, United States





Comedian, Actor, Author, Television Host


  • Father – Jonathan Harshman Winters II (Insurance Agent, Investment Broker)
  • Mother – Alice Kilgore Rodgers

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Jonathan Winters’ net worth was $5 million according to


Character Comedy, Improvisational Comedy


Stage, Film, Television, Painting, Literature




5 ft 10¼ in or 178.5 cm


81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jonathan Winters had dated –

  1. Eileen Schauder (1948-2009) – He married Eileen Schauder on September 11, 1948. The couple was parents to a son named Jay Winters, who became a contractor, and a daughter named Lucinda Winters, who worked as a talent scout for films. The two were married for more than 60 years until Eileen’s death from breast cancer on January 11, 2009.
Jonathan Winters as seen in a scene from It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Jonathan Winters as seen in a scene from It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) (Trailer Screenshot / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had German and British Isles/English ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Cheerful smile
  • Moon-shaped face
Jonathan Winters seen performing a routine on The NBC Comedy Hour in 1956
Jonathan Winters seen performing a routine on The NBC Comedy Hour in 1956 (NBC Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Jonathan Winters Facts

  1. He was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 1999.
  2. Winters and his close friend Robin Williams ad-libbed most of the dialogue between them on the sitcom, Mork & Mindy.
  3. He struggled with bipolar disorder and spent 8 months in the hospital in 1959 and again in 1961 to receive treatment for bipolar disorder and nervous breakdowns.
  4. Winters took inspiration for his famous drag character Maude Frickert from one of his aunts as well as a character actress named Maudie Prickett, who was also known as Maude Prickett.
  5. His career-defining role as Lennie Pike in Stanley Kramer’s cult classic comedy It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) almost wouldn’t have happened if not for his wife’s encouragement, as he was just recovering from a nervous breakdown when the offer came to him.
  6. His role model in comedy was Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedic duo.
  7. Winters was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6290 Hollywood Blvd in 1960.
  8. He was often mistakenly believed to be related to the actor Shelley Winters. The reason for this confusion was that they both looked similar in build and made appearances in the 1985 film, Alice in Wonderland (1985). Lastly, Shelley’s real surname is Schriftand not Winters.

Featured Image by Unknown / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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