Jesse White Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 06, 2022
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About Jesse White

Jesse White was an American actor, which became famous in the ’60s.

He is well recognized as the Maytag Repairman from many TV commercials of his age. He was also the voice behind many characters in some popular shows such as 'Garfield And Friends'.

Jesse White was born in Buffalo, New York, and was named Jesse Marc Weidelfeld at birth. He was raised in Akron, Ohio. Very little is known about his early years since the actor refrained from sharing such details with his fans. He amassed a sizeable fanbase through his work in television commercials and also took part in some Broadway shows.

He started his career as a lingerie salesman, but eventually moved to Cleveland, wherein he would start taking part in burlesque and vaudeville. He made his Broadway debut in 1942, through a project called 'The Moon Is Down'. He also worked on a famous play named 'Harvey'. He also played the same role in the film version of the play later in his life.

Some of the television shows that he took part in were 'Make Room For Daddy' and 'Dear Phoebe'. He also played the role of Cagey Calhoun in a show named 'Private Secretary'. This was a recurring role, which went on to earn him more roles in the entertainment industry in America. Keep reading to learn more about this actor, his skills, and his personal life!

Jesse White Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Jesse White’s net worth?

Jesse White had a net worth of between $1.5 million at the time of his death, in 1997.

How much did Jesse White earn per year?

Jesse White never revealed how much money he earned through his career as an actor.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Jesse White?

Jesse White was quite tall. His height was 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)!

How old was Jesse White?

Jesse White was born on January 4, 1917, and passed away on January 9, 1997. He was 80 years old at the time of his death.

Jesse White had undergone heart surgery shortly before his death and passed away in Los Angeles, California.

Childhood And Education

Jesse White was born in Buffalo, New York, and was then brought up in Akron, Ohio. He always wanted to become an actor but had to work as a salesman in the early years of his adult life to make a living. He also worked in Broadway shows, burlesque, and vaudevilles.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Jesse White’s partner?

Jesse White married Celia Cohn in 1942 and the couple had two children together. His children's names are Carole and Janet.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jesse White is best known for the TV commercials in which he appeared as Maytag Repairman. He is also known as the voice behind characters in 'Jonny Quest', 'Inspector Gadget' and Garfield And Friends'. He also appeared in the 'Dick Van Dyke Show'.

Jesse White was especially famous in the ’60s when he was working on both television and film projects. This actor has many credits to his name. Some of the television shows that this actor has graced with his performances would be 'Make Room For Daddy', 'Dear Phoebe', 'Private Secretary' and 'The Real McCoys'.

Some of the projects that made this actor famous in the ’60s would be 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Donna Reed Show', and 'Oh! Those Bells'.

Some of the movies that feature this actor are 'Katie Did It', 'Harvey', 'The Girl In White', 'Million Dollar Mermaid', 'Champ For A Day', 'Forever Female', 'Bless The Beasts And The Children', 'Johnny Trouble' and 'Country Music Holiday'.

Other Interesting Jesse White Facts And Trivia

  • Jesse White was an American actor who became famous as 'Ol' Lonely'.
  • This actor was married to Celia Cohn.
  • He was born and brought up in America.
  • Jesse White did not win any awards in his career but worked on a seemingly unending list of television and film projects throughout his active years as an actor.
  • His debut film was 'Stage Door Canteen' (1943) where he played the role of Jesse White (uncredited).

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Jesse White Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jesse Marc Weidenfeld

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178 cm



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Celia Cohn
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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