American actor and writer, Bill Pentland is popular for playing the role of Meeker in the sitcom, Roseanne. But now he is popular as the ex-husband of Roseanne Barr who has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show.

American actor and writer, Bill Pentland
Caption: American actor and writer, Bill Pentland (Photo: Married Biography)


When was Bill Pentland Born?

On May 11, 1951, Bill Pentland was born into an American middle-class family. His real name is William James Pentland Jr

This actor has kept the details of his parents, education, as well as early life info, was hidden. Having American nationality, Bill is of mixed (Scottish-American) ethnicity.


Bill Pentland's Relationship & Married Life

Previously, Bill Pentland and Roseanne Barr shares a relationship as husband and wife. But at present, they share a good relationship after divorce. Also, Bill and Roseanne are the parents of three children shared from their married life.

Bill Pentland with his ex-wife Roseanne Barr
Caption: Bill Pentland with his ex-wife Roseanne Barr (Photo: nages)


The duo met in Colorado for the first time in the year 1970. Then they started dating each other for more than 4 years. Bill Pentland tied the wedding knot with his first wife Roseanne Barr on 4th February 1974. Soon after they became parents of three kids. Bill and Roseanne welcomed their eldest child Jessica Pentland born in the year 1975.

Then they were blessed with their 2nd daughter Jennifer Pentland born in the year 1976. Bill and Roseanne became parents of a son Jake Pentland born in the year 1978. Their youngest son follows the footsteps of his parents and became an actor, producer, writer, and director. 

Bill Pentland with his ex-wife Roseanne Barr
Caption: Bill Pentland with his ex-wife Roseanne Barr (Photo: Glamour Path)


Unfortunately, Bill and Roseanne ended their married life with divorce on 16th January 1990. They actually lived as husband and wife for more than 16 years. And also divorced without mentioning the reason for their divorce


Bill Pentland's Wife

This actor Bill after divorce from his first wife Barr married again. Currently, Bill Pentland has been happily married to his 2nd wife Becky Pentland. Also, his wife Becky is a filmmaker. 

Bill Pentland with Beck Richardson
Caption: Bill Pentland with Beck Richardson (Photo: eBay)


The couple has been happily married for more than 2 decades. But they haven't mentioned their marriage date and venue. Also, they haven't mentioned whether they have children or not. 


Bill Pentland's Net Worth

Bill Pentland has a net worth of $3 Million mentioned by different reports. Surely, he has collected this hefty sum of money from his professional career. As per reports, working as an actor he had earned a salary of around $52 thousand

Bill Pentland with his co-actor while car in the background
Caption: Bill Pentland with his co-actor while the car in the background (Photo: Getty Images)


Also, he earned a decent sum of money working as a writer i.e $50 thousand on average. But Bill's ex-wife Roseanne Barr has an estimated net worth of $80 Million. Also, she had earned around $21 million in salary from her sitcom. 


Bill Pentland Career Started As a Miscellaneous Crew Member

Bill began his career as a miscellaneous crew member for the movie, The Magical World of Disney in the year 1982. In the movie, he only worked for two episodes. He worked for the TV documentary, Backstage at Disney as a miscellaneous crew member in the year 1983. The TV documentary is based upon the various trial and errors that are encountered while making movies at Disney.

Picture of Bill Pentland
Caption: Picture of Bill Pentland (Photo: Married Wiki)


Then he became a writer of the stand-up comedy, On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show in the year 1987 which is based on the everyday life of an American family. Also, he was featured in the character of Freddy Meeker in 1989 which provided him fame and name. 

From the year 1988 to 1991, he has worked as an executive consultant for the show. He had worked for 70 episodes as an executive consultant. Some of his credits include 1988, Life and Stuff, 1989 House of Grown-Ups, 1990 Bird Is the Word.-1991, and The Pied Piper of Lanford. This above-mentioned show turned out to be a milestone in his career. 

Picture of Bill Pentland with his co-actors
Caption: Picture of Bill Pentland with his co-actors (Photo: Getty Images)


Also, he has won 46 awards which include three Golden Globes, USA, and five Primetime Emmy Awards. Then he appeared in The TV documentary, The Real Roseanne Show as himself in the year 2003. Bill also was a part of the TV documentaries like 2000 Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 5 and E! True Hollywood Story.