Who Is Beverly Root? Ex-Wife Of Gerald McRaney

by sabina Thu Mar 23 2023 Updated On Tue Jan 09 2024

Beverly Root is famous as the ex-spouse of veteran American-born television and film actor Gerald McRaney

The Reason Behind Their Failed Marriage

Root married Gerald in the year 1966. However, their marriage could not last long, as they called it quits after five years. 

The reason behind their failed marriage is not known yet. It might be because of Gerald's busy career. 

Following their divorce, her ex-husband Gerald married casting director Pat Moran again in 1981

However, their marriage also ended in divorce after eight years.

Two Children With Her Ex-Husband

Root shares two children, a son, and a daughter, with her ex-husband. 

Their elder daughter, Jessica McRaney, was born in 1967 the United States. Their son Angus was born deaf. 

Jessica and Angus have a paternal half-sister, Kate McRaney, from their father's second marriage to Pat Moran. 

Age And Net Worth 

Her ex-husband is 76 years old. Her net worth is currently under review, but we have the net worth of her ex-husband, Gerald

He has a net worth of $8 million, the combined net worth of his wife, Delta Burke.

How Did Her Ex-Husband Get Into Acting?

Her ex-husband Gerald was born in Collins, Mississippi, to his father Clyde, a contractor and realtor, and mother Edna

Because of his father's job, the family moved around the state a lot. 

Gerald played football while at junior high school but had a bad knee injury, which he was out for a season. 

Since his father was in construction, he went to help his father in the drama club by building sets for them. 

They put him in one of their plays, and he fell in love with acting and thought he could do it. 

According to Gerald, he knew he wanted to be an actor since age 14.

He enrolled at the University of Mississippi as a drama major but dropped out a year later, after which he worked in Louisiana oil fields. 

He worked both onshore and offshore rigs. He worked there as a mud logger

He worked in oil fields for half a year and another half of the year in a repertory company in New Orleans.

Gerald is best known for his long-term gig Simon & Simon, where he played the role of Rick Simon

But how did he end up doing Simon & Simon? According to Gerald, he was there for one of the two leads in Philip DeGuere's pilot, but they decided to go with the other guy instead.

DeGuere then created Simon &Simon, and they had already hired Jameson Parker and were searching for another lead character. They didn't find anyone who could fit in, going through everyone else in Hollywood and New York

Finally, they approached Gerald and asked him if he would come over and read with Jameson, which he did. 

In less than a week, he was doing the pilot. He did the pilot for eight seasons. After Simon & Simon, he did Major Dad directly. 

One of the reasons Gerald wanted to do Major Dad was that he had a family who were career military

He knew many people who served in Vietnam who were ordinary people with extraordinary jobs to do, which they did, and Gerald wanted to represent that on television. 

He starred in several films and television shows. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Dr. Nathan Katowski in the NBC series This is Us.

Who Is Her Ex-Husband Currently Married To?

Her ex-husband Gerald has been married to actress Delta Burke since May 1989

They married two years after Burke appeared as a guest on a Simon & Simon episode. 

In an interview, Gerald said he wouldn't let her get away. 

He already had competition as many people were asking her out on dates, and he was going to move in right away, he said. 

He proposed to Burke on their second date, and are inseparable since then.

Gerald McRaney with his wife.
Gerald McRaney with his wife. Source: Pinterest

Burke, during an interview with Barbara Walters, said Gerald was someone who loved her no matter how she looked like.

Burke has been battling with her fluctuating weight due to type 2 diabetes and depression and was at her heaviest in 1993

Burke said she couldn't get over that someone could love her that much. 

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