Bronson Pinchot Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 28, 2022
Bronson Pinchot is a renowned audiobook narrator.
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About Bronson Pinchot

If you are a fan of the ABC sitcom 'Perfect Strangers', you would have already fallen in love with the character Balki Bartokomous played by Bronson Pinchot.

Born as Bronson Alcott Pinchot to Henry Pinchot and Rosina Pinchot on May 20, 1959, in New York City, USA, this famous American actor was bought up in Southern California. He has also starred in movies like 'It's My Party' (1996), 'Courage Under Fire' (1996), 'True Romance' (1993), 'Beverly Hills Cop' (1984), 'Beverly Hills Cop III' (1994), 'Risky Business' (1983), 'The Langoliers' (1995), and 'The First Wives Club' (1996).

He also performed in the television series 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman', 'Meego', and 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'. Pinchot also developed his reality series, 'The Bronson Pinchot Project', on the DIY Network.

Bronson Pinchot Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Bronson Pinchot's net worth?

The 'Perfect Strangers' star Bronson Pinchot has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022. Pinchot has been in the entertainment industry since 1983, which is the major contributor to his income.

How much does Bronson Pinchot earn per year?

Bronson Pinchot is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $1-5 million, but his exact annual income is unknown. He also worked extensively as an audiobook narrator, another source of his income.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Bronson Pinchot?

America's favorite actor, Bronson Pinchot, is around 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall!

How old is Bronson Pinchot?

Bronson Pinchot was born in New York, United States, on May 20, 1959.

Childhood And Education

In 1977, Pinchot got his degree from South Pasadena High School, where he learned French, theater, and choir. Being a bright student, Bronson gained a full scholarship to Yale University and went to Morse College, intending to study fine arts but majoring in theater studies instead.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Bronson Pinchot dating?

Bronson Pinchot is currently single, but he has had two past relationships. In 1984, he was in a relationship with the American actress Marcy Walker and dated her for two years. Later in 1995, he was in a relationship with Amy Heckerling, the director, writer, and producer of the American teen sitcom 'Clueless'. The couple dated for four years and got engaged, only to call it off later.

Career And Professional Highlights

After his graduation in 1981, Bronson Pinchot was cast in an off-Broadway play that soon caught a casting director's eye, which landed him a significant role in 'Risky Business' (1983) as one of Joel's poker-playing friends, which was his debut. He then appeared in 'The Flamingo Kid' in 1984.

In 1986, Pinchot played Balki Bartokomous in the ABC sitcom 'Perfect Strangers'. Pinchot instantly secured the starring role in a new sitcom for CBS, 'The Trouble with Larry' as Larry Burton, which was later canceled due to poor ratings. The producers of his previous show 'Perfect Strangers', Tom Miller and Bob Boyett, rehired Pinchot for roles on two sitcoms, 'Step By Step', where he played Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux, a French hairdresser, and 'Meego', where he played an alien that crash-landed on the Earth and started living with an American family. Pinchot played Dennis Kemper in the sitcom Sara.

Pinchot has acted in many television shows. He played George Hawthorne, the villainous anti-hero who regularly clashes with Sabrina Spellman and her friends in the Netflix series 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'. In addition, Pinchot has starred in a home-makeover reality show called 'The Bronson Pinchot Project' for the DIY Channel, which followed his hobby of refurbishing 19th-Century houses using salvaged materials.

Pinchot worked extensively as a voice actor and narrated over 100 audiobooks between 2009 and 2014. Pinchot narrated the audio version of the novels 'Matterhorn' and 'Blood Oath' in 2010. Several of the stories in the Blackstone Audio collection 'Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories' were read by him. Pinchot was also the voice actor for Christopher Healy's children's series, 'The Hero's Guide. In 2008, Pinchot narrated the audio version of 'The Learners'. He also gave voice to Max, the VW Beetle, in the 2009 Volkswagen 'Das Auto' campaign.

Bronson Pinchot has recorded more than 100 audiobooks throughout his career. Pinchot's recordings of O'Connor's 'Everything That Rises Must Converge' (1965), Karl Marlantes's 'Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War' (2009), and David Vann's 'Caribou Island' (2011) in 2010 have earned him the title of 'Best Voice in Fiction and Classics' by the AudioFile magazine.

Best Known For…

Bronson Pinchot is best known for the role of Balki Bartokomous in the show Perfect Strangers from 86-93. He has also acted in renowned films like 'Risky Business' (1983), 'True Romance' (1993), and 'Beverly Hills Cop' (1984), and television series like 'The Prankster in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman'.

In 2012, Pinchot starred in the reality series based on his hobby of restoring old houses, 'The Bronson Pinchot Project' on the DIY Network. Moreover, he has performed as a voice actor extensively, with over 100 recordings as of 2014.

What awards has Bronson Pinchot won?

Pinchot won the 'National Board of Review Award' for best cast for the show 'The First Wives club' in 1996. He won the Audie Awards for 'The Learners' in 2009, Hard Magic' in 2012, and 'Spellbound' and 'Red, White, and Blood' in 2013. He was nominated for lead actor in the Prime Time Emmy several times.

In 2010, he was selected by as the 'Narrator of the Year'. In 2016, he also won the Voice Arts Awards as Best Narrator for the narration of 'The Anubis Gates' by Tim Powers.

Bronson Pinchot's Hobbies And Interests

Bronson Pinchot is well-known for his hobby of restoring old homes. In fact, a show showcasing Pinchot's hobby was aired on DIY Network titled 'The Bronson Pinchot Project' starting on February 12, 2012. The home renovation show program is based on Pinchot's hobby of restoring old homes using salvaged materials.

Other Interesting Bronson Pinchot's Facts And Trivia

  • Bronson Alcott Pinchot was named after a social reformer who lived in the '20s.
  • Bronson Pinchot came from a humble background; his mother, Rosina Pinchot, was a typist and housemaid, whereas his father, Henry Pinchot, was a bookbinder in New York.
  • Bronson Pinchot has Russian roots on his father's side. His grandparents settled in France following the Russian Revolution. He also has Italian roots from his mother's side.
  • Pinchot's family moved to California when he was two years old.
  • Pinchot initially replaced Fisher Stevens in the 1986 film 'Short Circuit' who left the production team to work on 'Perfect Strangers', and Stevens was rehired for the role.
  • Pinchot has organized the 1975 International Wizard of Oz Club, Inc. Winkie Convention.
  • In 1984, Pinchot first became famous for a scene-stealing appearance in 'Beverly Hills Cop,' where he played Serge, an art dealer.
  • In the VW commercials, Pinchot gave the voice to the refurbished bug, Max!
  • In the '80s, Pinchot was briefly engaged to the American actress Marcy Walker.
  • Bronson has a younger brother named Justin Pinchot, an actor.

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Bronson Pinchot Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Bronson Alcott Pinchot

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




175 cm




Yale University, Morse College.

Net Worth



Rosina, Henry


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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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