Robert Urich Wiki: Net Worth, Cancer, Death & Facts About Heather Menzies’s Ex Husbands

Robert Urich died in 2002 due to cancer. Find out about the net worth, death, and other facts about Heather Menzies’s ex husbands.

Heather Menzies’s ex husbands

Menzies-Urich got married to Robert Urich in 1975. She had three children with Robert Urich- Ryan Urich, Allison Grady Urich and Emily Urich. Robert Urich passed away in 2002 and she founded the Robert Urich Foundation to raise funds for cancer research. One of her other ex husbands was John Cluett. She was previously married to John Cluett before getting married to Urich. Heather Menzies and John Cluett dated each other for a year before they got married in 1969. The marriage lasted for three years. The couple divorced in 1973.

Robert Urich

Robert Urich has a net worth of $3 million. Robert Urich is an American actor and producer. Urich was born in Toronto, Ohio in 1946. He attended the Florida State University in Tallahassee on a Football scholarship. He got his BA in Radio and Television Communications. He also earned his MA in Broadcast Research and Management from Michigan University. After completing his education, Urich started working at Chicago’s WGN-radio as a sales account representative. He also appeared as a weatherman briefly. His death occurred in the year 2002. Urich made his acting debut in the early 70’s in a production of ‘The Rainmaker’ after which, he moved to Los Angeles. Urich has starred in 15 television series during his long 30 year career. His role as Bob Sanders in the TV Show ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alive’ in 1973 established him on the map of fame. He then starred as Officer Jim Street on the TV Show ‘S.W.A.T’ which was aired from 1975 to 1976. In 1977, Urich starred as Peter in the soap, ‘The Tennis Player’. Urich later appeared in the role of Paul Thurston in the TV series ‘Tabitha’ from 1977 to 1978. Next, from 1978 to 1981, Urich appeared as Dan Tanna in the television series ‘Vegas$’. Urich starred as Robert Gavilon in the TV series ‘Spenser: For Hire’. The series, ‘Spenser: For Hire’ was aired from 1982 to 1983. He landed with his first movie part, playing a police officer in the Clint Eastwood action thriller ‘Magnum Force’. The role of Tanna has been his best so far. He even had starring roles in movies like ‘The Ice Pirates’, ‘Invitation to Hell’ and ‘Turk 182’. The hit television miniseries ‘Lonesome Dove’ was released in 1989. Urich played the part of Jake Spoon in the hit series that was aired from 1989 to 1990. ‘Lonesome Dove’ has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor and Best Miniseries categories. From 1985 to 1988, he appeared in the series, ‘Spenser: For Hire’ in the title role. Urich starred as Tom Nash in the television series ‘American Dreamer’ which was aired from 1990 to 1991. In the year 1993, Urich starred as Mitch Quinn in the TV Series ‘It Had To Be You.’ He later appeared as Johny Hawkins in the series ‘Crossroads’. In 1996, Urich was seen in the TV series, ‘The Lazarus Man’. Urich was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7083 Hollywood Blvd. He was even nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for his role in ‘Vegas$’. His final film, ‘Night of the Wolf’ in 2002 was aired the same day he died.

Robert Urich death

In 1986, Urich starred in the TNT western series, ‘The Lazarus Man’. The show got cancelled after one season as Urich was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer. However, after beating cancer, Urich successfully returned to the small screen the next year. He hosted medical reality series, ‘Vital Signs’. In 1998, Urich starred in the series ‘Love Boat: The Next Wave’. With this series, he managed to re-establish himself as a true star and also improved his net worth. Urich gave his Broadway debut in 2000 with the musical, ‘Chicago’. He appeared in the role of Billy Flynn. The next year, Urich starred in the sitcom ‘Emeril’ but after that he was seen in very few TV movies. He was the national Spokesman for the American Cancer Society in 1998. Robert Urich passed away on April 16, 2002 at the age of 55 from synovial cell sarcoma.

Some personal quotes

After his cancer went into remission and he began acting again, he said in a speech in Wisconsin in 2001, “Charge forward with hope and get the best medical advice you can. Talk to your friends, neighbors, family, and together you attack it. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we react to it.” Urich once said in an interview that how people relate to your television personality in real life too, “I know it sounds hokey but I think, ultimately, on television you can’t hide who you are. It is why people are always coming up to me, not to talk about my shows but about their families, their pets. They obviously feel comfortable with me.”