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Dominic Chianese Net Worth

Dominic Chianese Net Worth is
$15 Million

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Dominic Chianese Net Worth $15 Million

American theater, movie and TV actor Dominic Chianese has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He’s best recognized for his appearance on The Sopranos, a TV series on HBO, where he played the part of Corrado “Junior” Soprano. Dominic Chianese was born on February 24, 1931 in NYC, NY, USA. To date, he’s appeared in four films with Al Pacino, whom he considers a friend. These pictures include The Godfather Part II as Johnny Ola,Dog Day Afternoon as Sonny’s dad,… On television, his first appearance was in the critically acclaimed East Side/West Side. Among his latest appearances were parts on Crimes of Vogue, Damages, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Boardwalk Empire.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDominic Chianese
Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1931
Height1.8 m
ProfessionBricklayer, Guitarist, Actor, Singer
EducationBrooklyn College, The Bronx High School of Science
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJane Pittson
ChildrenDominic Chianese Jr., Rebbeca Scarpatti Chianese, Leah Espy Chianese, Alexander John Gwozdz Chianese, Dominica Roskelly Chianese, Sarah Chianese
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesThe Godfather Part II, The Family, Unfaithful, Dog Day Afternoon, Adrift in Manhattan, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Crimes of Fashion, ...And Justice for All, All the President's Men, The Last New Yorker, When Will I Be Loved, If Lucy Fell, Out for Justice, The Public Eye, Night Falls on Manhattan, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five, King of the Corner, Under Hellgate Bridge, A Time for Miracles, Q&A, Just Laugh, The Thomas Crown Affair
TV ShowsThe Sopranos


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His son, Dominic Chianese Jr., also an actor, appeared in three installments of the final season of The Sopranos (1999), as a member of the competing Lupertazzi crime family.
2Dominic has released two CD music albums. The first, entitled "Hits," in 2000, singing American and Italian standards. The second CD, released in 2003 by AOL Music, entitled "Ungrateful Heart," features 16 classic Neapolitan songs, including the title song, Salvatore Cardillo's sentimental classic "Core 'ngrato" ("Ungrateful Heart"), which Dominic performed on the third-season finale of The Sopranos.
32010 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his humanitarian efforts.
4Son of a bricklayer/mason. After graduating from high school, Dominic worked with his father on construction jobs while attending night school, ultimately graduating from Brooklyn College in 1961 with a B.A. in Speech and Theater Studies.
5Has appeared in four movies with his friend Al Pacino: The Godfather: Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), ...and justice for all. (1979) and Looking for Richard (1996).
6Before being cast in The Godfather: Part II (1974), Chianese worked for the New York State Drug Abuse Control Commission as a recreational worker in a rehabilitation center. He taught guitar to women who were serving time for drug-related crimes.
7As of 2012, Chianese still regularly performs music in New York City area venues, one of a declining group of nationally recognizable celebrities to do so. Woody Allen is the most notable of these celebrity performers, which, until recently also included Conrad Janis and Les Paul (d.2009). Chianese's typical sets have included mostly Italian favorites, complementary to his great tenor voice, songs similar to what might have been heard on The Sopranos (1999). While The Sopranos was still in production, Dominic was able to help one of his band mates get a guest spot, as a well-wisher to an ailing Tony Soprano. For many years, Chianese's most regular performing venue was restaurant/theater The West Bank, but over the last several years he's been been caught performing at other hot spots.
8He has the distinction of being the only actor to appear in the greatest mobster movie series (as Johnny Ola in The Godfather: Part II (1974)) and the greatest mobster TV series as a series regular (as Uncle Junior on The Sopranos (1999)). Richard Bright and Vittorio Duse also appeared in both the Godfather series and "The Sopranos", although they aren't regular cast members of "The Sopranos".
9Once sang "A Fool Such as I" at the Grand Ole Opry.
10Italian-American.
11Last name (Chianese) is pronounced Kee-en-ay-zay.
12Graduated from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science.
13Got his start in musical comedy, and still often appears as a cabaret singer performing standards, ballads and Italian folk songs.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on his role as Corrado "Uncle Junior" Soprano] About a week after my audition, one of the executive producers came in, kept me in a room for an hour and a half with different kinds of glasses. That helped me tremendously--subconsciously at first and then consciously. After the first couple of seasons I couldn't act without them. They were part of my makeup. Those glasses were my mask. We were doing Greek tragedy there. Behind the mask a lot of things come out that you wouldn't do.
2[on the loss of Elaine Kaufman] She was like an older sister, someone I could confide in. She would introduce me to people. She would ask if I was working and try to help.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)Sharon Angela

Lorraine Bracco

Max Casella

Edie Falco

James Gandolfini

Joseph R. Gannascoli

Dan Grimaldi

Robert Iler

Michael Imperioli

Steve Schirripa

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Tony Sirico

Aida Turturro

Maureen Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt

Frank Vincent
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)Lorraine Bracco

Steve Buscemi

Vincent Curatola

Drea de Matteo

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Edie Falco

James Gandolfini

Robert Iler

Michael Imperioli

Steve Schirripa

Tony Sirico

Aida Turturro

Steven Van Zandt

John Ventimiglia
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)Lorraine Bracco

Federico Castelluccio

Vincent Curatola

Drea de Matteo

Edie Falco

James Gandolfini

Robert Iler

Michael Imperioli

Joe Pantoliano

Steve Schirripa

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Tony Sirico

Aida Turturro

Steven Van Zandt

John Ventimiglia
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)Lorraine Bracco

Federico Castelluccio

Drea de Matteo

Edie Falco

James Gandolfini

Robert Iler

Michael Imperioli

Joe Pantoliano

Steve Schirripa

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Tony Sirico

Aida Turturro

Steven Van Zandt

John Ventimiglia
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)Lorraine Bracco

Drea de Matteo

Edie Falco

James Gandolfini

Robert Iler

Michael Imperioli

Nancy Marchand

Vincent Pastore

David Proval

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Tony Sirico

Aida Turturro

Steven Van Zandt
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Umberto D.2017pre-productionUmberto D.
Active Adults2016completedBart
The Good Wife2012-2015TV SeriesJudge Michael Marx
Boardwalk Empire2011-2013TV SeriesLeander Cephas Whitlock
The Family2013/IVinnie Caprese
Mr. Popper's Penguins2011Reader
The Secret Life of the American Teenager2011TV SeriesVic
Blue Bloods2010TV SeriesHappy Jack
Damages2010TV SeriesStuart Zedeck
What About Sal?2008TV ShortSalvador Pucchini
The Last New Yorker2007Lenny Sugarman
The Sopranos1999-2007TV SeriesJunior Soprano
Adrift in Manhattan2007Tomasso Pensara
Crimes of Fashion2004TV MovieGeorge
When Will I Be Loved2004Count Tommaso Lupo
King of the Corner2004Stan Marshak
Hope & Faith2004TV SeriesIrv Miller
Unfaithful2002Frank Wilson
Under Hellgate Bridge2000Father Nichols
Cradle Will Rock1999Silvano - Papa
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five1998Mickey (The Photographer)
Law & Order1991-1997TV SeriesJudge Paul Kaylin / Dan Rubell
Cosby1997TV Series
Night Falls on Manhattan1996Judge Impelliteri
The Mouse1996Al the Trainer
Gotti1996TV MovieJoe Armone
Love Is All There Is1996Italian Consul
If Lucy Fell1996Al
The Contenders1993Father of bride
The Night We Never Met1993Lion's Den Nosy Neighbor
The Public Eye1992Spoleto
Coconut Downs1991TV MovieNicky Fish
Out for Justice1991Mr. Madano
The Lost Capone1990TV MovieGabriel Capone
Q & A1990Larry Pesch / Vito / Lorenzo Franconi (as Dominick Chianese)
Second Sight1989Father Dominic
Tales from the Darkside1986TV SeriesCorrelli's Father
Spenser: For Hire1986TV SeriesMr. Bloomquist
Ryan's Hope1980-1981TV SeriesAlexei Vartova / Uncle Ben the Consultant
Fort Apache the Bronx1981Corelli's Father
A Time for Miracles1980TV MoviePromoter
...and justice for all.1979Carl Travers
Firepower1979Orlov
On the Yard1978Mendoza (uncredited)
Fingers1978Arthur Fox
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977TV Mini-SeriesJohnny Ola
Kojak1976TV SeriesGeorge Mallick
All the President's Men1976Eugenio R. Martinez
Dog Day Afternoon1975Father
The Godfather: Part II1974Johnny Ola
Fuzz1972Panhandler
East Side/West Side1964TV SeriesCharley

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sopranos2001-2002TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downtown 811981thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Annual 2011 Actors Fund Gala Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Just Laugh!2010DocumentaryHimself
At the Table with...2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Mayne Street2009TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2008TV SeriesHimself
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies2008DocumentaryHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHimself
The Music of 'The Sopranos'2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV Series
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
CMT: 40 Greatest Fashion Statements2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Richard1996DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoJohnny Ola
The Sopranos: A Sitdown2007TV Short documentaryCorrado 'Junior' Soprano
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