Tom Netherton | Bio, Height, Net Worth, & Wife

Tom Netherton who is also known as Thomas Harold Netherton Jr. was an American legendary singer and actor. Netherton was also a Tv personality and had hosted as well as made appearances in various tv-shows such as Pat Robertson’s The 700 Club, Robert Schuller’s The Hour of Power, The Lawrence Welk Show, and many more.

Some of his famous discographies include; My Favorite Hymns, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Love Songs, Songs of the Savior, How Great Thou Art, and Just As I Am.

Tom Netherton Early Life (Parents, Birthplace, and Education)

Tom Netherton was born on January 11, 1947, in Munich, Germany to a Christian family.

His father worked for the army, so the Netherton family had to relocate frequently. Tom was the eldest of the four children in the Netherton family. Tom attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture after permanently moving to  Bloomington, Minnesota in 1961.

Tom Netherton’s Body Height

Tom Netherton was one of the tallest Traditional gospel singers standing at 6 feet 5 inches i.e., 1.96 meters (196 cm). 


Tom Netherton’s career started as a 2nd Lieutenant army when he was enlisted in the Vietnam War and was stationed in Panama during the war. Tom used to sing for the army and Air-force during his days in the army enlistment.

After the discharge from the army, Netherton decided to make a career in the entertainment business and became a Christian singer.

Tom Netherton started his career in music in 1973 by joining the Lawrence Welk show cast. He appeared on the show regularly for about 9 years from 1973 to 1982. Apart from the Lawrence Show, Tom has made various appearances in other shows ‘The Dating Game’ in 1975, Pat Robertson’s The 700 Club, Robert Schuller’s The Hour of Power, Billy Graham’s religious crusades, Your Hit Parade, The Andy Williams Show, and American Bandstand during the 1970s and 1980s.

He also has made an appearance in tv commercials of Rose Milk skin care lotion and Nabisco’s Triscuits crackers.

Tom has recorded both Christian and secular music albums and has toured around the United States.

Netherton even has experimented with his talents in his acting career and has worked for musical productions of ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘Carousel’. He authored an autobiography entitled ‘In The Morning of My Life’ in 1979. He was active as a singer until the year 2017.

Tom Netherton Personal Life (Relationship, Marriage, and Children)

Tom Netherton was never married to anyone. He was said to live a single life in Goshen, Indiana where he used to perform for the holiday programs and entertain local senior citizens at Greencroft Senior Center. He was apparently never linked to anyone.

Rumors about his dating status had surfaced a few times but he denied them all. In an interview, when asked why he was not married, he replied, “It is better to have loved and lost rather than be married and bossed!”

Tom Netherton Net Worth

According to various social media outlets, the total net worth of Tom Netherton is estimated to be about USD $ 85 million. His huge income came from his long career in singing as well as being an actor.


Tom Netherton sadly passed away at the age of 70 on January 7, 2018. The announcement was made by his younger brother, Brad Netherton on his Facebook page. The cause of the death is stated to be pneumonia and the flu.

Bio and Wiki Summary

NameTom Netherton
Other NameThomas Harold Netherton Jr.
Birth DateJanuary 11, 1947
Date of DeathJanuary 7, 2018
Age at Death70 years old
Birth PlaceMunich, Germany
Height6’5” (1.96m or 196cm)
OccupationSinger, Actor, Author
Father’s NameN/A
Mother’s NameN/A
Siblings4 (Brad Netherton-Younger Brother)
Marital StatusSingle
Net WorthUSD $ 85 million 
Popular WorksN/A
Social MediaN/A

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