Who Is Debra Lee Blocker? Facts About Dan Blocker’s Daughter

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: March 6, 2024 | Updated on: March 6, 2024
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Debra Lee Blocker is the twin daughter of the late American television actor Dan Blocker. Her father is best known for his character Hoss Cartwright in the TV series Bonanza. Not only her dad but Debra’s two brothers are also notable figures in the American entertainment industry. Well, belonging to a celebrity family, has Debra too pursued her career in movies?

Have a look at the following article to know more interesting facts about Debra.

Key Takeaways

  • Debra Lee Blocker is one of the twins to her parents Dan and his wife Dolphia. She has three siblings including a twin sister and two brothers. 
  • Her famous father Dan died early in 1972 while her mother is still alive.
  • She has been happily married to her husband Michael Alan Colton.
  • Together with her spouse, Blocker has a daughter Thea Lee Colton. 

Where is Now?

Dan Blocker’s twin daughter currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, in close proximity to her siblings. She is there living her retirement life with her husband and daughter.

Apart from that, her whereabouts are hard to track down since Debra has had no presence on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Is Also Into Movies?

No, Debra has never been into movies. Well, there is a woman that goes by the same name Debra Lee who is an actress, producer, and director but she is not a Bonanza actor’s daughter.

However, as per some reports, Blocker is an artist by profession.

How Old Is ? Her Bio and Parents 

As of 2023, Debra is 69 years of age. She was born twins to her father Dan Blocker and her mother Dolphia Parker in the year 1953 in the United States of America. Her twin sister is Danna Lynn Blocker.

Debra with her family members including parents and sisters.
Young Debra with her siblings and parents

Similarly, she grew up in her hometown alongside her twin sister and two younger brothers.

Her Ancestry and Family Background 

Talking about her ancestry, Debra’s paternal grandfather was Ora Shack Blocker who was born in 1895 and died in 1960. He was married to his wife Mary Arizona (1901-1998) and together they had two children, a daughter Ora Virginia Blocker who died at the age of 10, and a son Dan who is Debra’s father.

In the same way, Blocker’s maternal grandparents were Verner Volas Parker (1902-1984) and Gladys Violet Akers. The couple had 5 daughters named Elaine, Dolphia, Marilyn, Shirley, and Janis, and a son Pearle.

Lost Her Father At The Age of 19

Blocker was just 19 when her father Dan Blocker left the living world. He died of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 43 on May 13, 1972, at Daniel Freeman Hospital. His death came as a shock to his family and colleague.

Debra Lee Parker's parents in the frame
Debra’s mom and dad together

After going through the surgery of gall bladder, he developed a blood clot in his lungs and eventually died leaving his wife and young children behind.

Where Is Her Mom?

Though Debra lost her dad very earlier, she always had her mom Dolphia to take care of her and she is still by her side. Debra’s mom Parker is still alive and living a content life away from the media in her 90s alongside her children and grandchildren.

Blocker Has Three Siblings 

Her twin sister Danna Lynn Blocker, 69 is happily married to her husband Zohar Ziv. Together with her hubby, Danna has two children, a son Nathan Daniel Ziv and a daughter Lee Ora Ziv.

Further, she is an older sister to her two brothers David Douglas Blocker and Dennis Dirk Blocker. Her brother David came into this world on May 4, 1955, and is currently 68 years old. He is married to his wife Debra Dusey, an actress, and has a daughter Deena Blocker.

Likewise, Debra’s youngest brother Dirk was born on July 31, 1957, which makes him 65 years old in 2023. Like his other sibling, he is also well-settled with his wife Danielle Aubuchon, and has at least two children together.

Both Of Her Brothers Work In Entertainment Industry Like Their Father

Debra’s late father Dan achieved great success in the showbiz industry. He died earlier leaving his legacy behind and that was continued by Blocker’s two brothers David and Dirk.

David is an Emmy award-winning American film producer. He won Emmy for producing the television film Don King: Only in America. Further, he is also a production manager and actor best known for Frality, Into the Wild, and Choose Me.

Likewise, Debra’s little brother Dirk is also in the showbiz industry. He has been working as an actor since his high school days and as of now, he has 73 acting credits as per IMDb.

He is well-recognized for his work in Poltergeist, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Prince of Darkness, and Starman.

Husband And Children

The celebrity daughter, Debra has been married to her husband Michael Alan Colton for a long time now. The information about when the couple tied the knot is still unavailable, however, they have been together as a husband and wife for several years as of 2023.

From her marriage with her spouse Michael, she has a daughter named Thea Lee Colton.

What Is Debra’s Net Worth?

She is reported to have a net worth of less than $1 million. On the other hand, her famous father Dan Blocker had an estimated net wealth of $5 million at the time of his death in 1972 which is equal to $25 million in 2023.

Meanwhile, her equally popular brother Dirk has a fortune of $4 million at present.