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What is Jon Provost’s net worth? What is Jon Provost doing today?


Jon Provost is an American actor who played the role of Timmy on the CBS network’s Lassie, from 1957 to 1964.


Provost was born on March 12, 1950, in LA, California, USA.

His father was an aeronautical engineer. During an interview, Jon said about his parents:

”My parents weren’t Hollywood people. My father is from Alabama and my mother is from Texas.”

Provost went on to say:

”They met in Hollywood and got married in the 1940s.”

Jon received his first role at age 4 in the Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby film, The Country Girl. Grace Kelly won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the role.

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His mother accompanied Jon on the set. In addition, she was paid a salary plus expenses for being with him.

In 1956, he performed in ”Back from Eternity,” a drama film that was a remake of the 1939 film ”Five Came Back.” The film stars Gene Barry, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, and Robert Ryan. It is about a planeload of people stranded in the South American jungle.

In 1957, Provost received a role in ”Escapade in Japan,” a family adventure film.

The film stars Roger Nakagawa, Cameron Mitchell, and Teresa Wright. It was directed by Arthur Lubin.


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In 1957, Provost began a 7-year stint as Timmy on the Lassie show. He was just seven years old.

Jon joined the series at the top of the 4th season. Lassie is a television series that follows the adventures of a Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, both animal, and human.

Provost’s canine companion (Lassie) was played by three dogs while he starred in the series. All were descendants of Pal, the original Lassie from the MGM films.

In an interview, Jon said:

”I worked with Baby for five years straight. Obviously, he and I really bonded.”

Provost later added:

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”He was my favorite and I also thought he was the most intelligent of the ones I worked with. They were all great dogs.”

The Lassie character became one of only three live canine characters to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

After seven years on the TV series, Jon was offered a 3-year extension. Provost voluntarily left ”Lassie” at age 14. He said:

”I left Lassie when I wanted to, and basically left the industry when I wanted to.”

Jon continued:

”I didn’t want to be Timmy until I was 17 or 18, and that’s what they wanted.”

After Lassie, he continued working in films and television, including ”The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” and ”This Property is Condemned.”

At age 18, Provost decided to end his show business career.

He explained in an interview:

”When I turned 18 and graduated from high school, I had been working for 15 years. So it was time for a break for me.”

The American actor also said:

”The last thing I did was a Disney movie with Kurt Russell in 1969.”

He attended Sonoma State University north of San Francisco.

In 1989, Jon returned to television in the syndicated ”The New Lassie.”

In 1990, he received the Former Child Star “Lifetime Achievement” Award for his role as Timmy on the Lassie series from the Young Artist Foundation.

In 1994, Provost received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In August 2008, he earned a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival.

What is Jon Provost doing today?

In 2021, Provost appeared in one episode of the TV series TV Therapy. While in 2023, Jon portrayed Spark in the Sci-Fi Colonials.


Jon Provost married Sandy Goosens on August 4, 1979.

The two divorced on December 20, 1993.

On March 28, 1999, Provost got married to Laurie Jacobson.

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Katie Provost, Jon Provost, and Laurie Jacobson – @Getty

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The actor has two children with his first wife.

His son Ryan was born on January 26, 1984, while his daughter Katie was born on January 11, 1986.


Jon and his second wife, Laurie Jacobson, co-authored a book titled – ”Timmy’s in the Well: The Jon Provost Story.”

In the book, they detailed Jon’s childhood as well as his encounters with Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, and Grace Kelly.


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Jon Provost & Katie – @Getty

Provost is 5′ 4″ (1.63 m) tall.

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He has worked alongside Robert Redford, Kurt Russell, Clint Eastwood, and Grace Kelly.

On December 25, 1958, Lassie and Jon were guests on NBC’s The Ford Show.

In an episode of ”Lassie,” where Lassie, Provost, and a friend rescue a man trapped under an overturned sleigh, there was plenty of snow used for the scene. However, the snow was faked. Jon detailed:

“For the snow on the ground, a machine almost like a fire truck was used to spray soap suds all over the hillside.”

Provost also said:

“We would have to shoot scenes before the suds turned back to liquid.”

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Jon Provost – Net Worth

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So, how much is Jon Provost worth?

Provost earned most of his wealth from performing in 23 movies and television shows.

Some of his roles were in – Susie’s Hope, Star Time, The Secret of the Sacred Forestand, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, This Property is Condemned, Escapade in Japan, Back from Eternity, and The Country Girl.

However, Provost is best known as Timmy on the TV show “Lassie.” Even in the present day, the series is still running in many countries. He played in 250 episodes. 

Therefore, Jon Provost has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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Dan Egelhoff

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

I'm 71 years old. Went to 2nd Grade with Jon at Kingsley. He was a good kid even though the older kids would put him up to stuff during lunch time. He lived across the street from the school and his classmates got to meet Lassie and some pups on his birthday at his house. That's the kind of memory a 6 year old never forgets.

Beverly Harris

Sunday 5th of December 2021

I am 73 years old. Watching my favorite tv show from when I was around 11 years old. Timmy & Lassie get me through each passing day. Lots of Love.

Lyn Wilson

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

I am 68 and grew up watching Timmy and Lassie. When I was young I had an imaginary friend and it was Timmy. I never liked the other Lassie shows only the ones with Timmy in them. Thanks Jon for all your great acting that made Lassie show come alive. course you had the best mom on the show as well. always loved her too.

Suzi Treitler

Saturday 19th of September 2020

Lassie was, and will always be my all time favorite TV show ever! Iโ€™m now 67 years ago, live in Chicago and Timmy and his dog, Lassie have made me a better person, an animal lover forever and my favorite person and dog that will etched in my heart and mind forever!! Thank you John Provost and to all the Lassies you worked with- THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™