Ned ‘Thomas’ Beatty is an American actor as well as a singer who has now retired. He is most famous for his performances in Network (1976) as Arthur Jensen, Friendly Fire (1979) as Gene Mullen, Hear My Song (1991) as Josef Locke, Toy Story 3 (2010) as Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear, All the President’s Men (1976) as Martin Dardis, Silver Streak (1976) as FBI Agent Bob Stevens / Bob Sweet and Just Cause (1995) as McNair.

Quick Info 
Full NameNed Thomas Beatty
Date of Birth July 6, 1937
Birth PlaceLouisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Parent(s)Charles William Beatty and Margaret Fortney
OccupationActor, SInger
Age83 years
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.72 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Walta Chandler
​​(m. 1959; div. 1968)​
Belinda Rowley
​​(m. 1971; div. 1979)​
Dorothy "Tinker" Lindsay
​(m. 1979; div. 1998)​
Sandra Johnson ​(m. 1999)
Children8 (Douglas Beatty, Charles Beatty, Lennis Beatty, Walter Beatty. Thomas Beatty and Dorothy Beatty)
Net worth US $5 million

Early Life and Bio

Ned Beatty was born on the 6th of July, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America (USA). His father’s name was Charles William Beatty, and his mother’s name was Margaret Fortney. He grew up with his sister named Mary Margaret. He sang in gospel and barbershop quartets in St. Matthews, Kentucky, and at the local church. 

Ned Beatty

Nationality and Physical Stats

Ned Beatty currently 83 years old. He is a chubby fellow of height 5 feet 8 inches or 1.72 m. The weight of the actor has not been disclosed yet. Similarly, his hair color is of salt and pepper, but his eye color is not known.

Ned’s nationality is American, and his ethnicity is White.

His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Education: Schooling/University

As he was very keen on singing, he got a scholarship to sing in the Cappella choir at the Transylvania University, located in Lexington, Kentucky. He started studying there but never graduated.

This is all the information disclosed about his education. We will update this page as soon as we find new information.



Ned Beatty made his movie debut in 1972’s Deliverance as Bobby Trippe. He has done several movies over the years. Some of his popular movies are Network (1976) as Arthur Jensen, Hear My Song (1991) as Josef Locke, Toy Story 3 (2010) as Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear, All the President’s Men (1976) as Martin Dardis, Silver Streak (1976) as FBI Agent Bob Stevens / Bob Sweet, Just Cause (1995) as McNair, The Last American Hero (1973), Nashville (1975) as Delbert Reese, Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) as Edwards, The Great Bank Hoax (1978) as Julius Taggart,

Superman (1978) as Otis Berg, Superman II (1980) as Otis Berg, The Fourth Protocol (1987) as General Pavel Borisov, The Unholy (1988) as Lieutenant Stern, Captain America (1990) as Sam Kolawetz, Shooter (2007) as Senator Charles F. Meachum alongside Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Elias KoteasThe Killer Inside Me (2010) as Chester Conway, Rampart (2011) as Hartshorn and many more.

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In this 1972 American thriller movie, he has brilliantly portrayed the character of Bobby Trippe. The movie was directed by John Boorman and starred Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox. The movie was profitable. The movie was rated 7.7 by IMDb.

Television Shows

Ned Beatty first appeared on television in 1972’s Footsteps as Frank Powell. Some of his popular television shows are The Waltons (1973) as Curtis Norton, Kojak (1973) as Det. Dan Corrigan, Lucas Tanner (1975) as Harold Ogden, The Rookies (1975) as Frank Forest, Lucan (1977) as Larry MacElwaine, Friendly Fire (1979) as Gene Mullen, The Wool Cap (2004) as Gigot’s father, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007) as Dr. David Lowry, Law & Order (2008) as Judge and many more.

Awards and Achievements

Ned Beatty has been nominated for prestigious awards several times. He has been nominated for awards like Academy Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, MTV Movie Award, and many more. Likewise, he has won Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play–Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2004.

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Personal Life: Spouses

Ned Beatty has been married a total of 4 times in his lifetime. He first married Walta Chandler in 1959 and divorced each other in 1968. They were blessed with four children of their own. Their names are Douglas Beatty, Charles Beatty, Lennis Beatty, and Walter Beatty.

Similarly, he married Belinda Rowley in 1971, and they gave birth to two children named John Beatty and Blossom Beatty. However, the couple divorced each other in 1988.

Likewise, he again married Dorothy Tinker in 1979. They were soon blessed with two kids named Thomas Beatty and Dorothy Beatty, born in 1980 and 1983. After almost twenty years of marriage, the couple divorced each other in the year 1998.

After that, he is currently married to Sandra Johnson. The couple married in 1999 and have been living a happy married life.

What is Ned Beatty’s Net Worth?

The 83 years old actor worked in the movies and television industry from 1956 to 2013. Over the years, he appeared in more than 160 movies and collected a handsome amount of money. He has a net worth of $5 million.

Social Media Presence

Ned Beatty isn’t active on any social media platform as he is ancient now.

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