Chazz Palminteri Net Worth is $16 Million (as of 2020)
As for the day, Chazz Palminteri net worth is estimated at $16 million and this is an impressive fortune even for somebody who has been working in movie industry for more than three decades. So where does Chazz Palminteri net worth come from? Why is he so filthy rich? Well the thing is that Palminteri is not only an actor, who has worked in theatre, movies and television, but also a writer. Plus, some three years ago this man has opened an Italian food restaurant called „Chazz: Bronx Original“. The gossip goes, it serves the best coal fired pizza in town! But let‘s look at Palminteri‘s life and career from a little bit closer.
|Net Worth:||$16 Million|
|Age:||70 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Date of birth:||May 15, 1952|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Businessperson, Voice Actor, Film director|
Palminteri‘s family originated from Manfi in the province of Agrigento. Chazz‘ grandparents have moved to the United States only in the beginning of the 20th century. Here in this country they have joined a local Italian community and raised their kids in Roman Catholic spirit. While speaking about the Italian –American community in the U.S., the actor has said: “I’m very proud of being Italian-American, but people don’t realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who’s the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver.“. The pride Chazz takes in Italian origins and the emotional closeness with the culture of his parents is reflected not only in the fact that he has recently opened a restaurant, which serves Italian food, mostly. The actor also describes himself as a “very spiritual,” devout Roman Catholic.
Now as about his professional career, before Chazz Palminteri net worth has actually started to grow with some speed, he had to overcome variety of obstacles. While acting in off-Broadway shows, he also had to moonlight as a bouncer, to make the ends meet. The actor is quoted saying: „I came here knowing nobody. I worked at clubs as a singer and even the doors a few times before I landed some TV roles.“ Despite the difficult start, Chazz never doubted that eventually he will make it as an actor and wasn’t going to give up on his dreams. A breakthrough in his career came up along with the premier of his one-man show, titled Bronx Tale, which was later turned into a movie by Robert De Niro.
Following the breakthrough Chazz did variety of critically acclaimed roles in movies like The Perez Family, Jade and Diabolique, as well as comedic roles in films including Oscar, Analyze This and Down to Earth. But most importantly, he has appeared as Cheech in Bullets Over Broadway. The performance in this film has garnered the actor Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting male and variety of nominations. After him gaining critical recognition, Chazz Palminteri net worth growth intensified.