Gavan O’Herlihy Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Gavan O'Herlihy

Biography / Wiki

An Irish-born American actor, Gavan O’Herlihy was famous for playing Chuck Cunningham in the first episodes of “Happy Days”. He was well recognized for his appearances in films such as “Never Say Never Again”, “Willow”, “Superman III” and “Death Wish 3”.

He majorly played villainous or antagonistic roles. Moreover, he appeared in some TV series such as “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman”.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 29 August 1951, this handsome actor died at the age of 70 years in 2021.  He seems enough tall with his height which is 189 in centimeters and 6’3” in feet & inches. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 75 in kilograms and 165 lbs in pounds.

Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle with the body measurements of 40 inches chest, 32 inches waist and 13.5 inches biceps approximately.

Net Worth

At the time of his death, his net worth was estimated to have between in the range of $1 Million – $5 Million. He was living a lavish lifestyle before his demise.

Education / Family

Gavan was born and raised up in Dublin, Ireland, and belongs to the Irish-White ethnicity. He was born to his father Dan O’Herlihy and his mother Elsie Bennett. He had been grown up with his three siblings named Lorcan, Cormac, and Patricia.

As of his education, he completed his schooling at Phillips Academy and further enrolled at Trinity College to pursue his higher education.


Gavan O’Herlihy

Birth Name Gavan John O’Herlihy
Birth Place Dublin, Ireland
Date of birth 29 August 1951
Age 70 years old (at the time of his death)
Height In feet & inches: 6’3”

In centimeters: 189 cm

Weight In kilograms: 75 kg

In pounds: 165 lbs

Eye color Light Brown
Hair color Salt and Pepper
Profession Actor
Sexual orientation Straight
School Phillips Academy
College Trinity College
Religion Christianity
Nationality Irish-American
Home town Dublin, Ireland
Zodiac Sign Leo
Fathers name Dan O’Herlihy
Mothers name Elsie Bennett
Siblings Lorcan, Cormac and Patricia

Career / Fashion and Style

As of his career, he has thirty screen credits to his name, most of them in villainous roles such as “Superman III”, “Death Wish 3”, “Never Say Never Again”, and “The Last Outlaw”. In 1998, he played the heroic role includes Airk Thaughbaer in the film “Willow” and later in “Sharpe’s Eagle”.

Gavan is also featured in “Rich Man, Poor Man” and “Tales From The Crypt”. In 1994, he acted in “The Mazarin Stone” from Granada TV’s Sherlock Holmes series as John Garrideb. After that, he appeared as the eldest sibling, Chuck Cunningham, on “Happy Days” and was later replaced by Randolph Roberts.

After that, he appeared in the George Lucas production “Willow” and played the role of the warrior in the film. Moreover, he featured in the pilot episode of “Star Trek: Voyager, ‘Caretaker'” and then “The Bionic Woman” “The Six Million Dollar Man” TV Series. Gavan was featured in the miniseries “Lonesome Dove” as sadistic killer Dan Suggs in 1989.

Next, he performed on British television, including “Sharpe”, “Jonathan Creek”, “Coded Hostile”, and “Midsomer Murders”. He returned to the big screen with a cult horror film, “The Descent 2” as Sheriff Vaines in the year 2009 and later returned to the screen again to play the leading role in “Queen of the Redwood Mountains” but the film due for release in the year 2021.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

As of his personal life, he was a married man who tied the marriage knot with his beautiful wife, Juliette and the couple have been blessed with four children namely Rogan, Lonan, David, and Daniel.

Girlfriend Not Known
Marital status Married
Wife Juliette
Children Rogan, Lonan, David, and Daniel

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Some Interesting Facts About Gavan O’Herlihy

  • Gavan also became Irish National Tennis Champion as an avid tennis player.
  • He played the role of Chuck Cunningham in the first episodes of “Happy Days”.
  • His film “Queen of the Redwood Mountains” is due for release in the year 2021.
  • He hails from Irish-White ethnic background.
  • He featured in the George Lucas production “Willow” as a warrior.
  • Gavan was permanently relocated to the UK by the 1990s where he worked in the theatre and on television.
  • Gavan was replaced by Randolph Roberts in the role of Chuck Cunningham.
  • He was active in the film industry from 1973-2021 till his death.

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