Maury Chaykin

Late Maury Chaykin, was an American actor, born on July 27, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Best known for the character in the film “A Nero Wolfe Mystery”, Chaykin was an American-Canadian actor.

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Son of Irving J. Chaykin who was a professor of accountancy at City College of New York, and his wife Clarice Chaykin who was a Canadian native and born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Montreal, Maury Chaykin holds the nationality Canada and United States of America. He was raised along with his two siblings; his brother Dan Chaykin and a sister Debre Chaykin Brandwein in a New York City. He was graduated from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, where he studied drama. After graduating, he moved to Toronto, Ontario and lived there until his death.


Chaykin started his acting career debut in the Canadian film “Me” in 1975. He has worked for more than 150 films and television series in his over a 35-years-long acting career as of both Canada and America. He gained his impression over the number of people by his character in the “Dances with Wolves” in 1990 which was the Oscar-winning film. Besides, he has impressed with his eccentric role in “A Nero Wolfe Mystery” for his role of Nero Wolfe where his uncle George Bloomfield has directed the dome of the episodes.

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His amazing acting in the “Whale Music” in 1994 made him win the Genie Award for the Best Supporting Actor, the Canadian equivalent of the Oscar. Also, he has owned two Gemini Awards for his work in the TV shows in Canada. His memorable Canadian TV series “Less Than Kind”, and the film “Entourage”, based on Harvey Weinstein in 2004, became his last appearance in the television and acting industry.

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With Chaykin’s amazing roles in more than 150 movies and TV shows, he had earned name and fame with the wise amount of money. however, the net worth at the time of his death is not yet revealed but speculating he had an estimated net worth in $ millions. A prestigious award-winning actor in Canada had married two times. His first marriage was with Ilana Frank who as a Canadian producer with whom he ended up divorcing in 1993. After his first divorce, he had an engagement with Canadian actress Susannah. He then tied a knot with Susannah in the ’90s, their exact wedding date is unknown. The couple gave birth to a daughter Rose Chaykin. They remained as husband and wife until Chaykin’s death.

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Unfortunately, exactly on the 61st birthday, Maury Chaykin died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 27, 2010. As per his family, he had numerous medical problems in his last few years. He died from complications of a heart valve infection.