Joey Buttafuoco Net Worth

They have the most money, they own the fanciest cars and houses and everything about them seems posh and luxurious. However, there are a lot of things that hide behind closed doors, especially the hard work that Joey Buttafuoco had to put in order to achieve this level of success and recognition. A famous American Businessman, minor celebrity, graduated unknown. Born in unknown on a very special day unknown Joey Buttafuoco has a family of unknown unknown Jessica Buttafuoco, Paul Buttafuoco Mary Jo Buttafuoco (div. 2003). Dividing personal time and that which should be allocated to business is nonetheless challenging but Joey Buttafuoco still manages to maintain success on a global scale. The net worth of this person is estimated to be a huge $20,000.

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Battafuocco grew up in Massapequa, where he eventually opened an auto body shop. In his mid-thirties, he became involved with Amy Fisher who was 16 years old at the time, meeting her at his shop. The following year, the girl came to Buttafuoco’s home where she confronted his wife Mary Jo, a 37-year-old mother of two. Introducing herself as her fictitious sister Ann Marie, Fisher tried to assure the woman that her husband was having an affair with Fisher’s younger sister, offering a T-shirt that Battafuoco had given her, with his body shop logo, as a proof of the affair. When Mary Jo demanded of Fisher to go away, she pulled out a .25 caliber semiautomatic pistol, shot her in the head and left.

Mary Jo suffered a severe brain injury and underwent long surgery, after which she gave a detailed description of what happened to the authorities, who arrested the teen and started the investigation. The whole case soon involved a range of conflicting claims, with Battafuoco’s lawyer stating that his client never had an affair with the girl, and Fisher’s lawyer claiming that she was Battafuoco’s victim whom he manipulated into the shooting. The case quickly gained a huge media attention. The story of the incident could be seen or read about almost everywhere, and all three members of the love triangle became nationally-known personalities. While Fisher was dubbed the ‘Long Island Lolita’, Battafuoco was called ‘Heartthrob of Sleaze’, becoming a celebrity, of sorts. Fisher was charged with attempted murder, but eventually pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated assault. She served seven years in prison.

As for Battafuoco, although he pleaded not guilty at first, he eventually admitted to starting a sexual relationship with Fisher when she was 16, and served four months for sodomy, statutory rape and endangering the welfare of a child.

As if all this wasn’t enough for Battafuoco, he had several more brushes with the law in the years following his release, from prostitution to insurance fraud. He pleaded no contest to solicitation of prostitution in 1995, being fined and put on two-years probation. In 2004 he was sentenced to a year in jail for auto-insurance fraud, after which he received a prohibition to work in the auto body industry in California. He served another three months in 2007 for illegal possession of ammunition.

Although considered as the villain of the story, the whole situation enabled Battafuoco to become very famous. When Fisher’s trial began, he started giving numerous interviews and appearances in all forms of media, gaining more and more popularity. He eventually made various TV appearances unrelated to the Fisher case; these included shows like “Celebrity Boxing”, “Judge Janine Pirro” and “Judge Alex”. All added to his net worth.

He even developed an acting career, making his debut in the 1996 low-budget independent film “Cul-de-Sac”. He went on to appear in films like “The Godson”, “The Underground Comedy Movie”, “Finding Forrester” and “Operation Repo: The Movie”. Battafuoco’s involvement in the film industry enabled him to earn good money.

Speaking about his personal life, Battafuoco married Mary Jo in 1977, and they have two children together. Much to everyone’s surprise, his wife didn’t leave him after the shooting, but then filed for divorce in 2003. As of 2005, Battafuoco has been married to Evanka Franjko. Reportedly, he and Fisher briefly reunited and tried to sell a reality show about their lives in 2007. The same year Evanka filed for divorce, but later withdrew the petition.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Joey Buttafuoco
  • Net Worth: $20,000
  • Date Of Birth: March 11, 1956
  • Place Of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Height: 5′ 11″ (1.8 m)
  • Profession: Businessman, minor celebrity
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Mary Jo Buttafuoco (div. 2003)
  • Children: Jessica Buttafuoco, Paul Buttafuoco
  • IMDB:
  • Movies: Better Than Ever (1997), The Underground Comedy Movie (1999), Mafia Movie Madness (2003), Skin Walker, Finding Forrester (2000), Operation Repo: The Movie (2009)
  • TV Shows: Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Fox Network’s Celebrity Boxing, CNN’s Larry King Live, Judge Jeanine Pirro show (2009), Justice with Judge Jeanine, Judge Alex (2012)


  • Once operated an auto body shop on Long Island, New York.
  • Has two children with Mary Jo Buttafuoco: son Paul and daughter Jessica Buttafuoco.
  • Three different made for television movie versions of his and Amy Fisher’s lives were aired during the week ending December 1992/beginning January 1993.
  • Served a short sentence in prison in the mid 1990s following his plea bargain admission that he had a sexual relationship with Amy Fisher beginning while she was still a minor.


Title Year Status Character
False Reality 2010 Short Doctor
Operation Repo: The Movie 2009 Uncle Benny
Skin Walker 2004 Video
Mafia Movie Madness 2003 Short Guy
Son of the Beach 2001 TV Series Trophy Head
Finding Forrester 2000 Night Man
The Underground Comedy Movie 1999 Sonny
Better Than Ever 1997 Ralph
Perversions of Science 1997 TV Series Frankie Carelli
Title Year Status Character
Lord of the Freaks 2015 Documentary Himself
Judge Alex 2012 TV Series Himself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine 2012 TV Series Himself
NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now? 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Judge Jeanine Pirro 2009 TV Series Himself – Plaintiff
Joey Buttafuoco: Caught on Tape 2008 Video short Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1996-2004 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Boxing 2 2002 TV Special Himself
The Godson 1998 Himself
The Daily Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1994 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
I Love the ’90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy 2001 Documentary Himself
Celebrity 1998 Himself