Estimated Age and Net Worth 2023 of Peter Riegert; Who is His Wife? Wiki | Movies

Peter Riegert, an American actor got into the media limelight after appearing as Donald in the comedy movie, Animal House. His role as Sam Posner, a pickle store owner in the movie, The Mask made him again the fame in the acting industry. He has also appeared in the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. His role in the HBO film Barbarians at the Gate made him get the nomination of Primetime Emmy Award.

Earl Life of Peter Riegert

Peter Riegert entered this world on 11th April 1947, in the Bronx, the United States of America. As of 2023, his age is 76 years old while his horoscope is Aries. Peter celebrates his birthday on the 11th of April. He is the son of Lucille Riegert (mother) and Milton Riegert (father). His mother is a piano teacher while his father is a food wholesaler.

Peter’s paternal grandparents are Ray Frank and Abraham K. Riegert while Menasha Atkins and Bertha are his maternal grandparents. Peter holds an American nationality while he belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. In 1964, he graduated from Ardsley High School. He studied at the University at Buffalo and HB Studio.

Peter Riegert’s Marriage

Riegert is married to an author, Cornelia Read Riegert in 2019 in Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden. Peter and Cornelia are still married and living happily with each other.

Peter Riegert with his wife, Cornelia Read Riegert
Caption: Peter with his ex-wife, Cornelia Read Riegert (Photo: Zimbio)

Peter Riegert’s Ex-Girlfriends

He was in a relationship with Bette Midler, an American singer in 1975. They met at a show and at that time Peter was earning $110 a week. They dated each other for three years only.

Peter Riegert with his ex-girlfriend, Bonnie Bedelia
Caption: Peter with his ex-girlfriend, Bonnie (Photo: Getty Images)

After that, he started dating an American actress, Bonnie Bedelia in 1986. They could not handle their relationship and ended it and parted ways in 1990.

Peter Riegert’s Net Worth

Riegert has an estimated net worth of around $6 million as of 2023. He has earned this amount through his career as an actor, screenwriter, and director. The average salary of an actor is around $48k to $52k per year so this must be his annual income.

Caption: Peter with his friends infront of the house (Photo: SFGATE)

Acting Career of Peter Riegert

  • Peter is an American actor by profession.
  • Peter worked at a number of jobs like teaching, waiting tables, and social work before stepping into the acting industry.
  • Later, he appeared in the Boardway, the musical Dance with Me.
  • Some of his appearances in Boardways are The Old Neighborhood, An American Daughter, Isn’t It Romantic, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Off-Broadway, and so on.
Peter Riegert, American actor
Caption: Peter Riegert, American actor (Photo: Digital Spy)
  • Peter made his first television debut in two episodes of an American TV series, M*A*S*H.
  • He has narrated a few audiobooks like Michael Chabon‘s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and many more.
  • He also narrated The Voyage of the Narwhal and Raymond Carver.
  • Peter has worked in the movie By Courier as a screenwriter and director.
  • In 2004, he directed and co-wrote a movie, King of the Corner.

Movies & TV Shows

Some of his tv series are Chilly Scenes of Winter, Local Hero, Crossing Delancey, The Mask, American Pastoral, We Bought a Zoo, and so on. He also appeared in movies like Local Hero, National Lampoon’s Movie Madness, The Stranger, A Man in Love, and A Shock to the System.

Awards & Nomination

  • He got a nomination for an Academy Award in the category of Best Live-Action Short Film, By Courier.
  • Peter won the Festival Award for Best First Feature at the Marco Island Film Festival.

FAQs of Peter Riegert

Why is Peter Riegert popular?

Peter is an American actor who is widely famous for his role as Donald in the comedy movie, Animal House.

How tall is Peter Riegert?

Riegert stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches while his body weight is 68kg.  Peter has grey-black colored hair while his eyes are dark brown in color.

What is the nationality of Peter Riegert?

Peter is American by nationality.