Wendy Schaal Biography, Net Worth, Family Life and Other Facts To Know

The American actress Wendy Schaal is one iconic actress viewers across the world long to always watch out for. The beautiful movie star who has been acting since 1976 is best known for her lead roles in such TV series as Fantasy Island and It’s a Living both aired in 1980-81.

Listed as one of the most popular celebrities of our time, Wendy Schaal is currently a voice actor for the animated sitcom American Dad!


Wendy was born in Chicago, Illinois, in the U.S. on July 2, 1954, to actor father Richard Schaal and his wife Lois. She attended the Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, California and graduated in 1976. Wendy is formally the stepdaughter of actress Valerie Harper.

 Family Life

Wendy’s father Richard died on November 4, 2014, at the age of 86. Although there was no information on the cause of his death, the American TV actor was best known for his skills in the sketch and improvisational comedy. He also was featured in a number of TV series such as the 1970s sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show where he acted as Howard Arnell, Paul, Chuckles the Clown and Dino in some of the play’s episode.

Wendy’s father got married three times to three different women. His first was with her mother Lois Treacy but they separated after Wendy was born. Richard’s next marriage was with Valerie Harper an American Hollywood Icon best known for her leading roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and as Valerie Hogan in Valerie. Richard’s marriage to Harper later crashed in 1978 and she remarried In 1987 to Tony Cacciotti while Richard married his third wife Tasha Brittain. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Wendy’s paternal grandparents are Victor Cornelius Schall, a machinist, and Margaret Schall, a telephone operator. They both died in 1981 and 1983.

 Wendy Schaal Salary and Net Worth

The 5ft 10″ (1.78 m) actress and voice actress with the birth sign Cancer has a net worth that’s above $400 thousand dollars, an amount she garnered from her active roles in movies and TV series. Although there is no information on how much the beautiful actress earns annually, it is believed that her experiences as an actress must have placed her among the top actresses with the highest annual pay. Her brilliant role in Bound for Glory which marked the beginning of her acting career in 1976 paved the way for her successful climb up the career ladder. Her breakthrough, however, was in 1980 after her role as Vicki Allen in 1980 TV series It’s a Living followed by other series such as ‘AfterMASH’‘Night Court’‘Fantasy Island’, ‘Northern Exposure’, and ‘Six Feet Under’, among many others. In addition to these, the TV series icon received several positive responses for her roles in movies like ‘Creature’,  ‘My Girl 2’ and ‘Munchies’.

Wendy Schaal
Wendy Schaal acting as Bonnie Rumsfield in the comedy thriller film, The Burbs
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Aside from her roles as an actress and voice actress, Wendy is also closely associated with a non-governmental environmental organization called the Greenpeace. She also spends much of her time working with The World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, the Wilderness Institute. Currently, she gains much of her fame and popularity from her voice role of Francine Smith in the animated series ‘American Dad!’

Other Facts To Know about Wendy Schaal

Wendy is married with Kids

The renowned voice actress is married to Stephen M. Schwartz. The two got married way back in 1977 when Wendy was twenty-three years. They lived together and shared much love for about a decade before their separation in 1987 through a divorce. Before then, their marriage was blessed with two children – Adam and Victor.

Ever since her marital breakdown, the brilliant actress has not been open to date other men. She has also not made any statement pertaining to her sexual orientation. It is, therefore, better to believe that Wendy is busy shuffling between her acting career and her role as a mother of two.

Her Body Measurements

Taking a closer look at her body type, there is no doubt Wendy is quite a beautiful woman. She has body measurements of 32-34-35 inches which perfectly matches her height of 5 feet 10 inches and weight of 54kg. The amazing lady has brown eyes and a blonde hair.

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Quick Facts About Wendy Schaal

Date of Birth/BirthdayJuly 02, 1954
Profession/OccupationActress, Voice actress
Working For/Engaged InMovies, TV Shows
Husband/SpouseStephen M. Schwartz(div)
MarriedNot yet
Boyfriend/DatingNot Disclosed
Net Worth$400,000
Height5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
Children/KidsVictor Schwartz, Adam Schwartz
Body Measurements32-34-35



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