Quick Facts of Michael Tell

  • Full NameMichael Tell
  • Net Worth$1 Million
  • NicknameMichael
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • BirthplaceUnited States
  • Ethnicity Caucasian White
  • Religion Christian
  • Profession$1 Million
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1970-Present
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpousePatty Duke (m. 1970; annulled 1970)
  • Children1 - Sean Astin (b. 1971)
Patty Duke's ex-husband Michael Tell

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 a 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 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 nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Other than this, Tell’s parents and siblings are no further details. Furthermore, he hasn’t revealed his educational background. It seems he has been able to keep his personal life a secret till now.

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 in 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 starred in multiple roles in the American anthology 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 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.

He earns a salary of around $100-150 thousand on average. Besides, there is no information about Michael’s income-generating sources as the figures have not been made public yet.

On the other hand, his former wife, Patty, had $10 million wealth when she passed away.

She received a handsome fortune from her acting career and other monetary works, including advertisements, endorsements, etc.

Divorced with ex-wife Patty Duke

Michael Tell is a divorced man. He met his former wife, Patty Duke, an American actress. 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 her actual biological father of Sean.

Several parts emphasized the lie about her relationship with him and the paternity of her son.

Later, Patty said 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 Tell.

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Death of Michael’s Wife Patty

Patty Duke died on 29th March 2016, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, of sepsis from a ruptured intestine at 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 was 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.