Quick Facts of Michael Tell

  • Full NameMichael Tell
  • Net Worth$1 Million
  • NicknameMichael
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplaceUnited States
  • EthnicityCaucasian White
  • ReligionChristian
  • Profession$1 Million
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1970-Present
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpousePatty Duke (m. 1970; annulled 1970)
  • Children1 - Sean Astin (b. 1971)

If you know the name of the Academy Award-winning actress, Patty Duke then, you surely know her relationship with her former spouse, Michael Tell. By profession, Michael is Promoter. The former couple stayed in a conjugal relationship for a few months in 1970.

From their relationship, Tell and his former wife, Patty shares an adorable child, son Sean Astin. Their son Astin is an American actor.

 Michael Tell- Bio

Michael Tell is an American rock promoter who is well known as the husband of the famous actress, Patty Duke. He was born and raised in the United States. Moreover, he is American by his nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.

Other than this, there are no further details of Tell’s parents and siblings. Furthermore, he hasn’t revealed his educational background.

Inside Of Tell’s Career

Michael started his career as a promoter however, there is no detailed information about her profession. Besides, his ex-wife, Patty started her career from the late 1950s on the soap opera, The Brighter Day where she played the role of Ellen Williams Dennis.

Later, she appeared in the American game show, The $64,000 Question and won $32,000. Patty also starred in the multiple roles in the American anthology drama series, Armstrong Circle Theatre in 1956. Her other television credits are The Brighter Day, Liv and Maddie, and others.

Patty made her appearance in the American musical movie, Country Music Holiday where she played the role of Sis brand in 1958. She then voiced for the character, Thumbelina in the Jules Bass‘ movie, The Daydreamer in 1966. Furthermore, Patty appeared as Mrs. Keene/Earlene in the American drama movie, Bigger Than the Sky in 2005.

 Net Worth & Earnings

Michael Tell has an estimated net worth of around $1 Million as of 2019. Tell earns a lucrative sum of money from his career as a rock promoter. On average, he earns a salary of around $100-150 thousand. Besides, there is no information about Michael’s income-generating sources.

On the other hand, his former wife, Patty had a wealth of $10 Million at the time of her death. She received a handsome amount of fortune from her acting career as well as other monetary works including advertisements, endorsements, and so on.

Divorced with ex-wife Patty Duke

Michael Tell is a divorced man. He met his former wife, Patty Duke, an American actress in a restaurant. Since then, they started dating each other. In June 1970, his late ex-wife revealed that she was pregnant. During a manic phase, the couple married on 26th June 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Unfortunately, their marriage lasted only 13 days before ending in an annulment on 9th July 1970. His former spouse gave birth to a son, Sean Astin on 25th February 1971, an actor.

Michael Tell with his wife, Patty.
Michael Tell with his former wife, Patty Duke

Later, Duke said in her 1987 autobiography that her marriage with Michael was never consummated and John Astin, an American actor was the actual biological father of Sean. There were several parts emphasizing the lie about her relationship with him and the paternity of her son.

Later, Patty told to her son that Arnaz Jr. was his biological father but, it turned out that all three statements were incorrect. In 1994, Sean Astin underwent biological testing to determine his paternity and the results showed that Astin’s biological father was actually Tell.

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Death of Michael’s Wife Patty

Patty Duke died on the morning of 29th March 2016, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho of sepsis from a ruptured intestine at the age of 69. Her son, Sean invited to a mental health foundation in his mother’s name, the Patty Duke Mental Health Initiative. She was buried at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene.

Interesting Facts About Michael Tell

  • Michael Tell is the grandfather of Alexandra, Elizabeth Louise, and Isabella Louise Astin.
  • Michael’s relationship ignited by a broken romance with Desi Arnaz Jr.
  • He is an animal lover.
  • He is fond of traveling.
  • Her former-wife was the grandmother of actress, Ali Astin.
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