Here’s How Much Producer Bernie Orenstein Has In The Bank | Biography

Bernie Orenstein, who is a writer and a well-known tv producer, is best known for his works which include movies released in the early 1970s known as ‘That Girl’, ‘The New Van Dyke Show’, and more.

Bernie Orenstein’s Age, Family, and Early Life

Bernie Orenstein was born on February 5, 1931, in Toronto, Canada. He is 93 years old. The details about his parents and his educational background are not available.


Bernie was quite passionate about writing from a very young age and decided to pursue his passion as a full-time career. 

Although he confronted a bit of complication at the beginning of his career in the 1970s, once he wrote some great scripts, he was unstoppable and consistently produced and wrote tons of TV series and movies. He came into fame after producing the hit Redd Foxx sitcom ‘Sanford and Son’(1974 to 1977). Orenstein then formed TOY Productions with fellow producers Bud Yorkin and Saul Turteltaub in 1976. 

He then went to become a creative consultant on ‘The Cosby Show’ which was another widely-loved African-American sitcom. He still actively produces various shows for tv.

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Bernie Orenstein’s Wife and Children

Bernie Orenstein was formerly married to Marion F Freeman. The couple was married from 1956 to 5th January 1979 and the couple together has one child. Orenstein then got married to Barbara Rhoades who is a well-known actress on February 18, 1979. The couple is blessed with one child.

Bernie Orenstein’s Net Worth

According to the various media outlets available, the total net worth of Bernie Orenstein is estimated to be US $ 18 million as of 2024. His huge fortune is a direct result of his long career as a TV show producer as well as a writer. He even owns a private house in Canada.

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Facts and Other Information

The following are some facts related to Bernie Orenstein:

  • Bernie is one of the most renowned writers of all time as he has contributed a lot to the scriptwriting industry.
  • Bernie Orenstein has also worked as an Associate Professor at Long Island University.
  • His famous sitcom ‘Sanford and Son’ was inspired by the British sitcom ‘Steptoe and Son’ and Orenstein is said to have written about 22 episodes of the hit sitcom.

Bernie Orenstein’s Short Wiki

NameBernie Orenstein
Other NameN/A
Birth DateFebruary 5, 1931
Birth PlaceToronto, Canada
Age 93 years old
Height N/A
OccupationTV Show Producer, Writer
Father’s NameN/A
Mother’s NameN/A
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMarion F Freeman (Formal)Barbara Rhoades (February 18, 1979- Present)
Children2 Children
Popular Work‘That Girl’, ‘The New Dick Van Dyke Show’, ‘Sanford and Son’
Net WorthUS $ 18 million
Social MediaN/A