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Rod Taylor Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Spouse

Rod Taylor Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth January 11, 1930
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Date of Death January 7, 2015

Rod Taylor was an Australian actor, voice artist, and writer whose film credits include Sunday in New YorkThe Birds, Top GunThe Time MachineOne Hundred and One DalmatiansInglourious Basterds, Colossus and the Amazon QueenThe Liquidator, Seven Seas to CalaisDark of the SunRaintree CountyThe Catered AffairThe Glass Bottom Boat, The Hell with HeroesThe Man Who Had Power Over WomenTrader HornA Matter of Wife… and Death, and A Time to Die. He was also known for his television work in projects like Hong Kong, Masquerade, The Oregon TrailPlayhouse 90, and Falcon Crest.

Born Name

Rodney Sturt Taylor

Nick Name


Rod Taylor as seen in a publicity photo for the film 'The V.I.P.s' (1963)
Rod Taylor as seen in a publicity photo for the film ‘The V.I.P.s’ (1963) (Movie Studio / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on January 11, 1930.


On January 7, 2015, Rod Taylor died of a heart attack at the age of 84 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Resting Place

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia


He resided in Beverly Hills, California, United States.


Australian nationality



Rod Taylor studied at Parramatta High School (abbreviated as PHS) located in Parramatta in Sydney, New South Wales. After that, he got enrolled at the East Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College and took art classes.


Actor, Voice Artist, Writer


  • Father – William Sturt Taylor (Steel Construction Contractor, Commercial Artist)
  • Mother – Mona Taylor (née Thompson) (A writer of more than a hundred short stories and children’s books)
  • Siblings – Rod was an only child.
  • Others – Captain Charles Sturt (Great-Great-Granduncle) (Explorer of Australia, Colonial Administrator, Grazier, Naturalist) (An explorer of Australia who was part of the European exploration of Australia)

Net Worth

According to, he had a net worth of $5 Million.




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Rod Taylor dated –

  1. Grayson Hall – He was romantically involved with American actor Grayson Hall in the past.
  2. Tura Satana – He once hooked up with Japanese actor, vedette, and exotic dancer Tura Satana.
  3. Anita Ekberg
  4. Peggy Williams (1950-1954)​ – In 1950, he started going out with model Peggy Williams and the couple got married the following year. However, the marriage ended in divorce in 1954 and there were allegations of domestic violence. He later stated that the marriage ended as they felt they were too young to have a healthy marriage.
  5. Theona Bryant (1956) – He had a short-term romance with actor Theona Bryant from August 1956 to September 1956.
  6. Jonathan Frid (1960) – He went out with Canadian actor Jonathan Frid from February 1960 to October 1960.
  7. Mary Hilem (1962-1969)​ – In 1962, he began dating model Mary Hilem and they tied the knot in 1963. The duo was blessed with a daughter named Felicia Taylor (a retired CNN financial reporter) on August 28, 1964. Rod and Mary divorced in 1969.
  8. Pat Sheehan (1966-1967) – Between 1966 and 1967, he was romantically linked with American model and actor Pat Sheehan.
  9. Merle Oberon (1966) – He had a fling with actor Merle Oberon in 1966.
  10. Dinah Shore (1970) – American singer Dinah Shore and Rod Taylor were an item in March 1970.
  11. Carol Kikumura – He married Carol Kikumura in 1980 and they had originally dated in the early 1960s when she worked as an extra on his TV series Hong Kong. They reunited in 1971 and dated for 9 years before getting married. They remained together until his death in 2015.

Race / Ethnicity


Rod Taylor (seated) as journalist Glenn Evans and Lloyd Bochner as Inspector Neil Campbell in the television series 'Hong Kong' (1961)
Rod Taylor (seated) as journalist Glenn Evans and Lloyd Bochner as Inspector Neil Campbell in the television series ‘Hong Kong’ (1961) (ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Fluent American accent

Rod Taylor Facts

  1. His middle name was derived from his great-great-granduncle, Captain Charles Sturt.
  2. It was his mother’s desire to see her son become an artist and he was, therefore, pressured into taking the art classes at the East Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College. He eventually went on to work as a commercial artist but then decided to pursue a career in acting after watching Laurence Olivier in an Old Vic touring production of Richard III.

Featured Image by Movie Studio / eBay / Public Domain

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