Dominic Chianese Net Worth

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Dominic is of part-Italian ancestry; his grandfather emigrated to the USA from Naples in 1904. Dominic went to The Bronx High School of Science, and after matriculation, he worked with his father on construction sites, since his father was bricklayer/mason, but soon also enrolled at Brooklyn College, and attended classes at night. He graduated in 1961 with a BA in Speech and Theater Studies.

His career started in off-Broadway theaters, performing musical comedy, but then got his first acting lessons from Walt Witcover and soon he made his Broadway debut, in the play “Oliver!” in 1965, and from then has featured in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, which have added considerably to his wealth. However, he struggled in his early career, and so took up the guitar. and performed in taverns and restaurants. Furthermore, before launching his screen career, Dominic worked as a recreational worker for the Drug Commission of New York State in a rehabilitation center.

In 1972 he was cast in the film “Fuzz”, but then in 1974 was selected for the role of Johnny Ola in the crime-drama film “The Godfather: Part II”, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall. The role kick-started his career and new roles were easily coming his way. In 1976 he featured in “All the President’s Men” (1976), while in 1979 he appeared in the crime-drama thriller “…and justice for all.”, which only increased further his wealth.

Dominic started the ‘80s with the role of Alexei Vartova in the TV series “Ryan’s Hope” (1980-1981), but didn’t have much success during the decade, as he made only a couple more brief appearances in TV series, and in the film “Second Sight” (1989), which went unnoticed. He had several roles until the late ‘90s, and the role of Junior Soprano, but all were minor, and didn’t have much influence on his net worth. Then in 1999 his life changed for good, when he was selected for the role of Junior, and featured in 86 episodes of the Award- winning crime-drama series “The Sopranos”, that featured James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, and Edie Falco in the lead roles. The success of the show added a significant amount to Dominic’s net worth. While the series lasted, Dominic remained active in searching for other acting engagements, and as a result, featured in such films as “Unfaithful” (2002), “When Will I Be Loved” (2004), and “Adrift in Manhattan” (2007). In 2011 he was the Reader in the fantasy comedy “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” (2011), and was then selected for the role of Leander Cephas Whitlock in the TV series “Boardwalk Empire” (2011-2013). To speak further of his accomplishments as an actor, he played Judge Michael Marx in “The Good Wife” from 2012 to 2015, and will appear in films “Active Adults” (2017) as Bart, and “Umberto D” (2018), as the lead character.

Dominic has also used his musical talents to increase his wealth. Back in 2000 he released his first album “Hits”, on which he sang American and Italian popular songs, while in 2003 he released his second album, entitled “Ungrateful Heart”, which comprises 16 Neapolitan songs.

Regarding his personal life, Dominic has been married to Jane Pittson since 2003. Previously he was married to Merle Molofsky, with whom he has three children.

Dominic is also a well-known philanthropist, and has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his philanthropic endeavors.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Dominic Chianese
  • Net Worth: $15 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 24, 1931
  • Place Of Birth: Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
  • Height: 5′ 11″ (1.8 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Soundtrack
  • Education: Brooklyn College, The Bronx High School of Science
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Jane Pittson
  • Children: Dominic Chianese Jr., Leah Espy Chianese, Rebbeca Scarpatti Chianese, Alexander John Gwozdz Chianese, Dominica Roskelly, Daughter Sarah Chianese
  • Parents: Gaetano Chianese, Angelina Chianese
  • IMDB:
  • Awards: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
  • Nominations: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Movies: The 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 t…
  • TV Shows: The Sopranos


  • [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.
  • [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.


  • His 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.
  • Dominic 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.
  • 2010 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his humanitarian efforts.
  • Son 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.
  • Has 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).
  • Before 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.
  • As 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.
  • He 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”.
  • Once sang “A Fool Such as I” at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Italian-American.
  • Last name (Chianese) is pronounced Kee-en-ay-zay.
  • Graduated from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science.
  • Got his start in musical comedy, and still often appears as a cabaret singer performing standards, ballads and Italian folk songs.


Title Year Status Character
Umberto D. 2017 pre-production Umberto D.
Active Adults 2016 completed Bart
The Good Wife 2012-2015 TV Series Judge Michael Marx
Boardwalk Empire 2011-2013 TV Series Leander Cephas Whitlock
The Family 2013/I Vinnie Caprese
Mr. Popper’s Penguins 2011 Reader
The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2011 TV Series Vic
Blue Bloods 2010 TV Series Happy Jack
Damages 2010 TV Series Stuart Zedeck
What About Sal? 2008 TV Short Salvador Pucchini
The Last New Yorker 2007 Lenny Sugarman
The Sopranos 1999-2007 TV Series Junior Soprano
Adrift in Manhattan 2007 Tomasso Pensara
Crimes of Fashion 2004 TV Movie George
When Will I Be Loved 2004 Count Tommaso Lupo
King of the Corner 2004 Stan Marshak
Hope & Faith 2004 TV Series Irv Miller
Unfaithful 2002 Frank Wilson
Under Hellgate Bridge 2000 Father Nichols
Cradle Will Rock 1999 Silvano – Papa
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five 1998 Mickey (The Photographer)
Law & Order 1991-1997 TV Series Judge Paul Kaylin / Dan Rubell
Cosby 1997 TV Series
Night Falls on Manhattan 1996 Judge Impelliteri
The Mouse 1996 Al the Trainer
Gotti 1996 TV Movie Joe Armone
Love Is All There Is 1996 Italian Consul
If Lucy Fell 1996 Al
The Contenders 1993 Father of bride
The Night We Never Met 1993 Lion’s Den Nosy Neighbor
The Public Eye 1992 Spoleto
Coconut Downs 1991 TV Movie Nicky Fish
Out for Justice 1991 Mr. Madano
The Lost Capone 1990 TV Movie Gabriel Capone
Q & A 1990 Larry Pesch / Vito / Lorenzo Franconi (as Dominick Chianese)
Second Sight 1989 Father Dominic
Tales from the Darkside 1986 TV Series Correlli’s Father
Spenser: For Hire 1986 TV Series Mr. Bloomquist
Ryan’s Hope 1980-1981 TV Series Alexei Vartova / Uncle Ben the Consultant
Fort Apache the Bronx 1981 Corelli’s Father
A Time for Miracles 1980 TV Movie Promoter
…and justice for all. 1979 Carl Travers
Firepower 1979 Orlov
On the Yard 1978 Mendoza (uncredited)
Fingers 1978 Arthur Fox
The Godfather: A Novel for Television 1977 TV Mini-Series Johnny Ola
Kojak 1976 TV Series George Mallick
All the President’s Men 1976 Eugenio R. Martinez
Dog Day Afternoon 1975 Father
The Godfather: Part II 1974 Johnny Ola
Fuzz 1972 Panhandler
East Side/West Side 1964 TV Series Charley
Title Year Status Character
The Sopranos 2001-2002 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Title Year Status Character
Downtown 81 1981 thanks
Title Year Status Character
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Annual 2011 Actors Fund Gala Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Just Laugh! 2010 Documentary Himself
At the Table with… 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Mayne Street 2009 TV Series Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2008 TV Series Himself
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies 2008 Documentary Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2007 TV Series Himself
The Music of ‘The Sopranos’ 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006 TV Series
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2004 TV Series Himself
CMT: 40 Greatest Fashion Statements 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 2001 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2001 TV Series Himself
Looking for Richard 1996 Documentary Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 1992 Video Johnny Ola
The Sopranos: A Sitdown 2007 TV Short documentary Corrado ‘Junior’ Soprano


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