American actor Peter Fonda: Bio, Age, Wiki, Affair, Height, Net Worth, Relationship

American actor Peter Fonda: Bio, Age, Wiki, Affair, Height, Net Worth, Relationship

Facts of Peter Fonda

Full Name:Peter Fonda
Age:83 years 3 months
Birth Date:February 23, 1939
Lucky Number:9
Lucky Stone:Aquamarine
Lucky Color:Sea Green
Best Match for Marriage:Cancer, Scorpio
Death Date:August 16, 2019
Birth Place:New York City, USA
Father's Name:Henry Fonda
Mother's Name:Frances Seymour Brokaw
Marital Status:Married
Husband / Wife Name:Margaret Devogelaere
Education:University of Nebraska
Height / How tall? : 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
Net Worth:$40 million
Ethnicity:Dutch, English, Scottish, French-Canadian, Italian, German, and Norwegian,
Hair Color:White
Eye Color:Brown
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Peter Fonda is an American actor who is best known for starring in the classic film Easy Rider.

In addition, he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination alongside his co-stars for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the 2007 film 3:10 to Yuma.

What is Peter Fonda Famous For?

  • Is an American actor
  • Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award

How old is Peter Fonda? Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Peter Fonda was born in New York City on 23rd February 1939 to father Henry Fonda and mother Frances Seymour Brokaw.

His father was at the peak of his career when he welcomed a son in his family and as a result, it was big news and almost entire Hollywood celebrated his birth and a newborn Peter remained in the news for several days post his birth.

He had an elder sister Jane, who also went on to become a famous actor. When Peter was 10 years old, his mother committed suicide and this shaped his childhood up as he became a rebel and questioned the established orders of the world around him.

He accidentally shot himself on his eleventh birthday and bled so much that he could have died in case of a few more minutes of delay but somehow, he recovered.

To handle his troubled mindset, he was sent away to a beautiful hill station in India – Nainital – amidst nature and beautiful sceneries.

He described the event of shooting himself later to his friends, John Lennon and George Harrison, while on drugs one day and told them that he knew what it was like to be dead. Inspired from this statement, Lennon wrote a song for his band ‘The Beatles’ titled ‘She said she said’.

He was of Dutch, English, Scottish, French-Canadian, and distant Italian, German, and Norwegian, ancestry.

Education Details

For education, he joined Fay School in Southborough. Peter Fonda was an average kid when it came to academics and he studied acting in an institute at Nebraska University.

While studying at the University of Nebraska, Peter joined Omaha Community Playhouse, which was known as the beginning stage of many great actors such as his father and Marlon Brando.

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Peter Fonda died on 16 August 2019, at the age of 79, from respiratory failure due to lung cancer, at his home in Los Angeles.

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Caption: Peter Fonda(Source: VIP)

Peter Fonda was notorious for being a drug addict in his early years as an adult and he famously quoted once that he didn’t trust anybody who didn’t take drugs.

All About Peter Fonda’s Career

Initially, he worked in Broadway with a production of ‘Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole’ among others. Despite being the son of Henry Fonda, he wanted to bag the acting roles based on his credits, which he did with signing the film ‘Tammy and the Doctor’.

The producer of the film, Ross Hunter, was looking for a fresh face for his romantic film when he came across Peter’s performance in the Broadway plays. The film was released in 1963 and was a small hit.

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Caption: Peter Fonda (Source: FOCUS Online)

Peter received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in ‘The Victors’. He played the main role in ‘The Young Lovers’ in 1964 and the film was a moderate success, although Peter’s performance was superb.

Rose to Fame

He even rose to fame with the release of 1968 film ‘Easy Rider’, which he himself co-produced and co-wrote. The film made independently on a budget of less than half a million, made more than 40 million USD worldwide.

Later, he wrote and directed ‘The Last Movie’, a jungle epic filled with drugs and hippie culture signatures. In 1971 came ‘The Hired Hand’, which although met with negative reviews and commercial failure upon its release, was later regarded as a cult classic.

His other action films are ‘Open Season’, ‘Race with the Devil’, ‘Killer Force’, ‘Future World’. In the early 90s, Fonda turned to the low budget independent films such as ‘Deadfall’ and ‘Rest & Motion’.

He even rose to fame after he appeared in ‘Ulee’s Gold’ in 1997, where he played the role of a beekeeper father of a convict son. His performance received universal acclaim and Fonda came into limelight once again as he received an academy award nomination for his role.

Over the next few years, Fonda kept working in different films such as ‘3:10 to Yuma’ and ‘Wild Hogs’. Fonda was slowly gaining an iconic status as he kept working in films like ‘Japan’ and ‘The Runner’ in more recent years.


Peter Fonda had also written an autobiography back in 1998, titled ‘Don’t Tell Dad’, an account of his ‘troubled’ relationship with his father.

Awards and Nominations

He won a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California in 2000.

Salary and Net Worth

He had a net worth of around $40 million and he earns around $57k per annum as an actor.

Controversies and Rumors

He criticized American president Donald Trump on twitter for his statement regarding the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border. Later, he deleted the post and apologized for his words.

Peter Fonda: Wife, Children, Marriage

Peter Fonda married thrice during his life. His first marriage was with Susan Jane Brewer in 1961 which lasted for thirteen years.

After that, he married Portia Crockett and divorced her in 2011, to marry Margaret DeVogelaere. He has a son, Justin Fonda, and a daughter, Bridget Fonda, from his first marriage.

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Caption: Peter Fonda (Source: Deadline)

He married Margaret Devogelaere in June 201. Previously, he married Susan Brewer and Portia Crockett.

His daughter Bridget became an actress and he also had a son named Justin. His father was actor Henry Fonda and his mother was socialite Frances Ford Seymour.

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How tall is Peter Fonda? Weight, Hair color

He had a height of 6 ft. 2 inches and had white hair and brown eyes. Besides this, there is no information about his body weight shoe size and other body measurements.

Social Media Appearance

He had 56k followers on Twitter and around 7.5k followers on Facebook but he does not seem to be active on Instagram.

Did you Know?

  • He died because of conspiratory failure due to lung cancer.

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