• Erin Gray is an American actress known for her roles in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and "Silver Spoons".
• She has recently appeared in Hallmark channel films and is working on several films for 2019.
• She was born in Hawaii and attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
• She began her career as a model, then moved to acting with her debut in 1976.
• She is married to Richard Hissong and has a daughter and son. Her net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseRichard Hissong, Ken Schwartz
FactAttended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California (Marin County). Gave the commencement address there for the graduating class of 1992.

Who is Erin Gray?

Before we reveal to you where is Erin Gray today, let’s first introduce her to those who aren’t quite familiar with the name of Erin Gray. Erin is an American actress, who achieved stardom with the role of Colonel Wilma Deering in the sci-fi series “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” (1979-1981), and also as Kate Summers Stratton in the TV comedy series “Silver Spoons” (1982-1987), among other roles.

Where is Erin Gray Today?

Erin Gray is slowly nearing her eighth-decade, but despite her age, she is still an active actress; most recently, she has appeared in Hallmark channel films, which marked the resurgence of her career, after a decade filled with roles in B-production films. Some of her most recent appearances include roles in “Christmas in Palm Springs” (2014), then “An Unexpected Christmas”, and “My Christmas Inn” (2018), while she is now working on several films, including “A Christmas Princess”, scheduled for release in 2019, among other projects.

Erin Gray Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Erin Gray was born on the 7th January 1950 in Honolulu, (then) Territory of Hawaii, which is now the state of Hawaii, USA; she is the daughter of Daniel Gray and his wife Diane. Her parents divorced when she was eight years old, and young Erin went to live with her grandparents in Palm Springs, California. This lasted for a few years, before Erin and her mother settled in Larkspur, California. She went to Redwood High School but did her last semester at Pacific Palisades High School.

Erin Gray

Following her matriculation, Erin enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) majoring in mathematics, but left studies to pursue a career in modeling.

Career Beginnings

Erin’s wish to become a model appeared in her teen years – when she was 14, she won her first modeling pageant, held in St Louis. After this, she started appearing in commercials, which led her to Los Angeles. In 1967 she made her first on-screen appearance, as a dancer in the show “Malibu U”. However, from Los Angeles she moved to New York, and by the mid-‘70s she had become one of the most prominent TV models, with earnings of over $100,000 per year.

Following her enormous success as a model she turned to acting, and made her debut in 1976 in a minor role in the TV series “Maude”. She continued with minor roles until in 1979 Erin was chosen for her first major role, as Colonel Wilma Deering in the TV sci-fi series “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”, which was also made into the film.

Rise to Prominence

Following the role of Colonel Wilma Deering, Erin was slowly becoming more popular in the TV world and was given more notable roles.

In 1982 she was cast as Kate Summers in the TV comedy series “Silver Spoons” (1982-1987); five seasons and 116 episodes later, Erin had become a star. The series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and won several other awards, which only increased Erin’s popularity. She continued quite successfully into the next decade, first with the part of Diana Kimble in the horror film “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” (1993), then as Chief Monica Johnson in the highly-acclaimed TV series “Baywatch” (1997-1998), and also as Nicole Devlin #2 in the TV series “Port Charles” (1999).

Decline in Career

With the start of the new millennium, Erin has struggled to secure any notable roles, and throughout the 2000s featured only in B-production films, which included the comedy-drama film “The Last Producer” (2000), then crime-drama “Touched by a Killer” (2001), comedy-drama “Siren” (2006), and “My True Self”, among others. Nevertheless, in recent years, she has managed to secure more prominent roles, and her career is back on track.

Erin Gray Net Worth

Erin has appeared in more than 80 film and TV titles, as of mid- 2019 net worth is ~$5 million.


Erin Gray Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

We have managed to discover some facts about Erin’s life. She has been married to Richard Hissong since 1991 and the two have a daughter together. Previously, she was married to Ken Schwartz, whom she met in high school; the two were married from 1968 until 1990, and have a son – Kevan Ray Schwartz – who was born in 1976.

Erin Gray Social Media Presence

  • Facebook has ~12,000 followers
  • Twitter is followed by ~7,000 fans, however, she hasn’t been active since the mid- 2017 on either page

Erin Gray Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

  • Stands at 5ft 8ins (1.73m)
  • Weight ~130lbs or 58kgs
  • Vital statistics are 35-24-35 inches
  • Bra size is 34A
  • Light brown hair
  • Blue eyes

General Info

Full NameErin Gray
Height1.71 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationRedwood High School, University of California, Los Angeles, Palisades Charter High School


SpouseRichard Hissong, Ken Schwartz
ChildrenSamantha Gray Hissong, Kevan Gray Schwartz
ParentsDiane Gray, Daniel Gray


MoviesJason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Six Pack, Dreams Awake, Official Denial, Evening in Byzantium, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Holding Out, Coach of the Year, Hunter Prey, Clover Bend, Nuclear Hurricane, T-Force, My True Self, I Married Who?, Caught in the Headlights, Elf Sparkle and the Spec...
TV ShowsSilver Spoons, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Malibu U

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1Mother, with Richard Hissong, of actress Samantha Gray Hissong.
2Best known for her role as Colonel Wilma Deering on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979).
3Turned down the female lead in Goodbye, Columbus (1969) because she felt performing sex scenes would be disrespectful to her husband, Ken Schwartz, then serving in Vietnam as a POW interrogator and intelligence analyst with the 25th Infantry Division.
4Has a son with her ex-husband, Ken Schwartz named Kevan Gray Schwartz (b. 1976).
5Attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California (Marin County). Gave the commencement address there for the graduating class of 1992.
6Auditioned for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), which went to Kate Mulgrew.
7Is a longtime enthusiast regarding ancient arts, and is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong (Chi Kung) at UCLA.




In-World War2017post-productionMother
Star Trek Continues2014-2016TV SeriesCommodore Gray
A Perfect Christmas2016TV MoviePatricia Faber
Christmas in Palm Springs2014Mayor Tomlin
I Married Who?2012TV MovieEthel Swift
Nesting2012Mrs. Deegan
The Guild2011TV SeriesMadeleine Twain
Dreams Awake2011Hope Emrys
Elf Sparkle and the Special Red Dress2010TV MovieJosette Peacock (voice)
Hunter Prey2010Clea (voice)
Ghostbusters2009Video GameSpider Witch / Additional Voices (voice)
Ghouls2008TV MovieLiz
My True Self2008Mrs. Ellen Fields
Loaded2008Susan Price
The Wedding Video2007Carol
Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss2007VideoLaura Sands
Nuclear Hurricane2007TV MovieJane
The Wedding Bells2007TV SeriesCandy Heller
Siren2006Sharon Cox
Caught in the Headlights2005Mrs. Jones
Manfast2003Gloria Day
Special Weapons and Tactics2002ShortThe Mayor
Clover Bend2002Betty Clayton
Social Misfits2001Sharon Cox (Mitsy's Mom)
Touched by a Killer2001Liza Collins
Serial Intentions2001Virginia Madden
Delicate Instruments2000ShortJessica Livingston
Woman's Story2000Laurel Warner
The Last Producer2000Dee Freeman
Profiler2000TV SeriesCongresswoman Karen Archer
Baywatch1997-1998TV SeriesChief Monica Johnson
Port Charles1997TV SeriesNicole Devlin (1999-2000)
Silk Stalkings1993-1996TV SeriesConnie Bayliss / Jillian Borson
Renegade1995TV SeriesDonna Mackenzie
Crowfoot1995TV MovieNora
T-Force1994Mayor Pendleton
A Dangerous Place1994Audrey
Heaven Help Us1994TV Series
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesBrenda Palmer
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders1994TV MoviePamela Bozanich
Official Denial1993TV MovieAnnie Corliss
Bonkers1993TV SeriesShirley
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday1993Diana Kimble
Almost Home1993TV SeriesJennifer
Les danseurs du Mozambique1992TV MovieKathryn Saint
Dark Justice1992TV Series
Superboy1992TV SeriesDr. Samantha Meyers
The New Lassie1991TV SeriesMaggie Sullivan
Evening Shade1991TV SeriesMadeline Hall
Jake and the Fatman1990TV SeriesJill Crockett
Laker Girls1990TV MovieJulie Lawrence
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesRochelle Peters
The Princess and the Dwarf1989
Hunter1989TV SeriesKate Lawson
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesLeslie
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesAndrea Dean
Addicted to His Love1988TV MovieJenny Barrett
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace1988TV MovieCaptain Terry O'Malley
Breaking Home Ties1987TV MovieCarol
Starman1987TV SeriesJenny Hayden
Silver Spoons1982-1987TV SeriesKate Summers Stratton Kate Summers
Hotel1986TV SeriesVanessa Clark
The Love Boat1980-1985TV SeriesMaggie Cook
Code of Vengeance1985TV SeriesNadine Flowers
Code of Vengeance1985TV MovieNadine Flowers
Born Beautiful1982TV MovieBetsy Forrest
Six Pack1982Lilah
Fantasy Island1980-1982TV SeriesLaura Jensen / Carla Marco
Simon & Simon1982TV SeriesVicki Whittaker
The Fall Guy1982TV SeriesBonnie Carlson
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979-1981TV SeriesColonel Wilma Deering
Magnum, P.I.1981TV SeriesJoy 'Digger' Doyle
Coach of the Year1980TV MoviePaula DeFalco
Vega$1980TV SeriesJennifer Stallings
B.J. and the Bear1979TV SeriesDr. Samantha Evans
The Ultimate Impostor1979TV MovieBeatrice 'Bucky' Tate
Winter Kills1979Beautiful Woman Three
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979Colonel Wilma Deering
The Rockford Files1979TV SeriesMargaret 'Alta' Hatch
Evening in Byzantium1978TV MovieGail McKinnon
Police Story1978TV SeriesLaurie Tice
Maude1976TV SeriesModel


One Hand Clappingco-producer announced


Portrait in Sepia Tone2008production assistant


unCONventional2012TV Series thanks - 1 episode


Action Hero Makeover2007TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHerself
I Love the Holidays2005TV Special documentaryHerself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHerself
As Seen on TV2005ShortHerself
The John Kerwin Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast1999Video documentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Showbiz Today1997TV SeriesHerself
The Image Workshop1991TV SeriesHerself
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII1985TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
Pete's Place1983TV SeriesHerself (1983)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars X1981TV SpecialHerself - Host
Battle of the Network Stars IX1980TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards1980TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1979-1980TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The $10,000 Pyramid1980TV SeriesHerself
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Co - Presenter: Favourite Female Performer in New TV Program
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Battle of the Network Stars VII1979TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHerself - Dancer
TableTop2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th2013Video documentaryHerself - 'Diana Kimble'
Today2013TV SeriesHerself
From the Mouths of Babes2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Vegas Cinefest2011Herself
Imagicon Addicts2011Documentary short
Hollywood Treasure2010TV SeriesHerself
Four Days at Dragon*Con2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
FedCon XVIII: The Golden Future2009DocumentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Allison and Stan's First Annual Christmas Frolic2014Video shortKate Summers Stratton
B.J. and the Bear1979TV SeriesDr. Samantha Evans


Won Awards

2012Angel Film AwardMonaco International Film FestivalBest ActressDreams Awake (2011)
2002Entertainer AwardSan Diego Film Festival

Nominated Awards

1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActressBuck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Such an an amazing woman, thought the world of her since I was young. Strong, worldly, woman to be admired.

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