Gary Lockwood Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 31, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 24, 2022
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About Gary Lockwood

Gary Lockwood is a famous American actor.
Gary was born John Gary Yurosek on February 21, 1937, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States. Gary earned fame for his role as an astronaut in the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, released in 1968.
Gary Lockwood played the character of an astronaut named 'Frank Poole' in the movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. Gary Lockwood also portrayed the role of a Lieutenant Commander in 'Where No Man Has Gone Before,' the second pilot episode of 'Star Trek' movie series. He played the role of Lieutenant Commander Gary Mitchell in the film and it was released in 1966. 
'Model Shop' is the only American film acted by Gary Lockwood which was directed by Jacques Demy. Apart from acting in several movies, the American actor also made guest appearances on many television shows from the early '60s-mid '90s. 
Gary's zodiac sign is Pieces. In 1961, he played a role of a rodeo cowboy in ABC's TV show 'Bus Stop', opposite Tuesday Weld, who played the role of an 18-year-old singer. 

Gary Lockwood Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gary Lockwood’s net worth?

The net worth of Gary Lockwood is estimated to be between $1-$5 million. 

How much does Gary Lockwood earn per year?

The earnings per year of Gary Lockwood are not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gary Lockwood?

The height of the American actor Gary Lockwood is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm). 

How old is Gary Lockwood?

As of 2022, Gary Lockwood is 85 years old. 

Childhood And Education

Gary was born on February 21, 1937, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California to John Yurosek and Margaret Yurosek. Use uncle's name is Mike Yurosek, who is the creator of baby-cut carrots. John Gary Yurosek received a football scholarship and attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and played as a quarterback in the college. 
Before his acting career, Gary Lockwood started his career as a movie stuntman and a stand-in for the actor Anthony Perkins. In 1959, he was launched in 'Warlock' and did an uncredited role. 
However, the details of his siblings are not available online. 

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Gary Lockwood’s partner?

The 'Star Trek' actor Gary Lockwood got married two times. His first wife was Stefanie Powers, with whom he tied the knot in 1966. However, they both divorced in 1972. In 1982, Gary Lockwood married a businesswoman and actress Denise DuBarry. He took divorce from Denise DuBarry in 1988, and the couple has a child, Samantha Lockwood. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In his early career, two of his series were released, and both of them lasted for a single season only. From 1961-1962, he became one of the casts of the TV adventure series 'Follow The Sun,' in support of the actor's Barry Coe and Brett Halsey. 
Barry and Brett played the roles of adventurous magazine writers from Honolulu in the show. Gary Lockwood played the character of Eric Jason in the series.
He played the lead role of Dr. Frank Poole in the Sci-fi film '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968). He played the role of a young policeman named Davey Carroll in the television series 'Perry Mason' from 1959-1962 episode named 'The Case Of The Romantic Rogue'. In 1962, he played the lead role in 'Perry Mason' episode ‘The Case Of The Playboy Pugilist’
The actor played the role of Walter Lucas in a short-lived NBC western TV series 'The Quest' telecasted in 1976. In television movies released in 1971, the actor played the role of a TV pilot David Seville in 'Earth II'. 
Gary played the character of Dr. David Becker in a TV movie in 1983 named 'Emergency Room'. He also played the lead title character of William Rice or (William T. Bill Rice), a young US Marine second lieutenant in 'The Lieutenant,' an NBC series. 
He appeared in the episode 'The Lloyd Bridges Show' with Jeff Bridges of the show 'My Daddy Can Beat Your Daddy.' In 'Mission Impossible,' he played the character of Nicholas Varsi, and this television series was released in 1973.
The 'Star Trek' personality is best known for playing different characters in filmographies and television series. In 1958, he played the character of Sergeant seated at a bar in 'Onionhead'.  
Gary Lockwood is also known for playing Tony Ferris in 'They Came To Rob Las Vegas,' released in 1968. Apart from that, he was a gang member in 'Warlock,' a basketball player from Russia in 'Tall Story,' and Sgt. Meider in ‘Combat.’
The personality is also known for playing the role of Danny Burke in 'It Happened At The World's Fair' in 1963. From 1973-1979, he did six episodes of 'Barnaby Jones' throughout the television series. 
From 1974-1975, Gary played the role of a hopper in 'The Six Million Dollar Man'. He played an amazing character whose name was Frank Lassiter in 1975 in the movie 'Cannon.' 
The other shows done by Gary are' Night Of The Scarecrow,' 'MacGyver,' 'Murder, She Wrote,' 'A Bed Full Of Foreigners,' 'Simon And Simon,' 'Survival Zone,' 'The Wild Pair,' 'Walt Disney's Wonderful World Of Color,' and 'Starsky & Hutch.' 
He received more name and fame from his character of Gary Mitchell in the 'Star Trek' movie series second pilot episode named 'Where No Man Has Gone Before'.

Other Interesting Gary Lockwood Facts And Trivia

  • A personalized autograph of Gary Lockwood costs $450, and the domestic shipping cost is around $30. 
  • Lockwood also starred in 'Bus Stop,' a television series released in 1961, and it was a 26 weeks series. Actress Marilyn Maxwell was also the lead cast of the series. Lockwood owned a diner in fictitious Sunrise, Colorado. 
  • In 1961, 'Wild In The Country,' Gary was seen with Tuesday Weld. In 1964, in the '12 O'Clock High', he did a guest appearance as Lt. Josh McGraw in episode four of season two 'The Idolator.' 
  • Gary also starred in 'The Kraft Mystery Theater,' a television series released on NBC, and the episode was titled 'Connery's Hands.' In this show, he was cast opposite Sally Kellerman. 
  • Another appearance of him was in 'Hart To Hart' as Alex Carmen.
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Gary Lockwood Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

John Gary Yurosek

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Los Angeles



188 cm

Eye Color





University of California, Los Angeles

Net Worth



Margaret Yurosek, John Yurosek,
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