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Dominic Chianese

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Full Name: Dominic Chianese
Birth Date: February 24, 1931
Age: 88 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor, Singer
Country: United States
Horoscope: Pisces
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
WifeJane Pittson
DivorceMerle Molofsky, Vincenza Jean Vacchio
Net Worth$15 million
Eye ColorBrown
Birth PlaceBronx, New York City
StatusMarried
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
EducationBronx High School of Science
FatherGaetano Chianese
MotherAngelina Chianese
KidsDominica Roskelly Chianese, Leah Espy Chianese, Rebbeca Scarpatti Chianese, Sarah Chianese, Dominic Chianese Jr., Alexander John Gwozdz Chianese
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Dominic Chianese is one of the recognized faces in the world of acting who is well-known in ‘The Godfather Part II’ as ‘Johnny Ola’ as well as in ‘The Sopranos as Corrado John Soprano Jr’. Besides, he is a musician and singer as well.

Early Age and Family

Dominic Chianese entered this earth on February 24, 1931, in Bronx, New York to a family of stonemasons. As of 2019, his age is 88 years old under the birth sign Pisces. He was born to parents Angelina Chianese (mother) and Gaetano Chianese (father) who was a bricklayer. His grandparents emigrated from Naples in 1904, a third-largest municipality in Italy where they used to live in the Bronx, NY.

As he is of Italian-American so Dominic holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity. Regarding his education, he attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science where he completed his graduation.

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Dominic has also got Actor’s Equity card in the late 1950s. Then, he worked in the family bricklaying business for a few years. At the age 30, he attended at Brooklyn College where he started singing in Greenwich Village.

Also, he joined the folk music boom where he used to play an acoustic guitar. Likewise, his acting career was peaking a height with some major performance in theatrical plays called Oliver! and many others.

Dominic Chianese stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches while she has a healthy body weight. The actor is active on Twitter and Instagram.

Career

At first, the actor worked in a rehabilitation center for the Drug Commission of New York State as a recreational worker. At the time, he was a passionate humanitarian who also tutored guitar to women. Later, he was involved in drug-related crimes.

Likewise, Dominic received the Ellis Island Medal Of Honor after his humanitarian efforts. In the year 2003, he released the first full-length album called Ungrateful Heart. Also, most of his songs have featured on many episodes of The Sopranos.

Movies & TV Series

In the year 1964, Chianese started his career in a TV series East Side/West Side. Later on, he appeared in a big-screen debut in the movie called Fuzz as a Panhandler. After two years, he featured as Johnny Ola along with Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton in a crime film The Godfather Part II. This made him huge popularity and earned his way for other notable roles in Hollywood.

Caption: Domini Chianese as Coraddo Soprano in the TV series The Sopranos (Source: E! online)

In 1999, Dominic has appeared in dozens of hit movies and television shows which came to the biggest break. He has also appeared in a highly rated HBO TV series called The Sopranos as Corrado “Junior” Soprano along with James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco among others.

Some of his other works include Crime of Fashion, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five and many more. Additionally, he had fame following his appearance in the HBO series Broadwalk Empire as a guest actor. In the year 2013, the actor played a role in the movie called The Family.

From 2012 to 2015, he has appeared at The Good Wife which is one of the most viewed TV series. In 2019, Chianese appeared in The Village and Inspector Montalbano. Also, the actor will shine in Umberto D.

What is Dominic Chianese Net Worth?

The actor owns a net worth of $15 million as of 2019. Likewise, some of his films earning are listed below:

Movies Budget Box Office
The Godfather Part II (1974) $13 million $47.5–57.3 million
Unfaithful (2002) $50 million $119 million
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011) $55 million $187.4 million

In December 2018, Dominic co-authored his autobiography Twelve Angels: The Women Who Taught Me How to Act, Live, and Love. The priced is $7.99 for Kindle and on Amazon respectively $13.68 for Hardcover. The book is about the journey of Chianese from stonemasons business to artistic success. 

Is Dominic Chianese still Married?

Dominic Chianese has married thrice in his life. At first, he married Vincenza Jean Vacchio since 1958. However, they divorced after living together for a couple of months.

Later in the year 1961, Chianese married for the second time with Merle Molofsky. The former couple married in the year 1961. After marriage, they welcomed three children named Dominic Chianese Jr., Leah Espy Chianese, and Alexander John Gwozdz Chianese. However, their marriage couldn’t last long and got divorced.

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Caption: Dominic Chianese with his wife (Source: Zimbio)

Besides, he has three more children named Rebbeca Scarpatti Chianese, Sarah Chianese, and Dominica Roskelly Chianese. One of Dominic’s sons Chianese Jr. is also an actor for his role in three instalments of the final season of The Sopranos (1999). 

After his second divorce, Dominic married for the third time with Jane Pittson on 8th June 2003. Their ceremony held in a private wedding. 

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