Danny Aiello Net Worth

Danny Aiello Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Danny Aiello net worth is
$3 Million

Danny Aiello Wiki Biography

Danny Aiello was born in the big apple, New York City USA, on West 68th Street, Manhattan, on 20 June 1933, and dons the hat of an actor whose career has spanned over four decades, and who has starred in over 80 movies, earning him loyal legions of fans globally. He is probably best known for his portrayal of the character, Salvatore ¨Sal¨ Frangione in the 1989 movie, ¨Do the Right Thing,¨ which even earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

So just how rich is Danny Aiello, as of early 2017? Despite working in the industry for a lengthy period, compared to the likes of Hollywood superstars, according to authoritative sources Danny has only been able to accumulate a modest net worth of $3 million from his acting career.

Danny Aiello Net Worth $3 million

The fifth of six children, Aiello had a difficult upbringing as his father, Daniel Louis Aiello, Sr, a laborer by trade, deserted the family when he was a child, leaving his blind wife to take care of six children all by herself. At only 16-years-old, Danny enlisted in the US Army for three years, after lying about his age. He also worked as a union representative for Greyhound Bus workers and served as a bouncer at the comedy club, The Improv, before pursuing a career in acting. At least by now he had the basis of his net worth.

He landed his first acting gig when he was cast to play a ballplayer in the film, ¨ Bang the Drum Slowly, ¨ alongside Robert De Niro in 1973. A year later, he ad-libbed the famous line ¨Michael Corleone says hello!¨ in the critically acclaimed ¨The Godfather II.¨ From then onwards, the offers started flooding, however, prior to his performance as the fiancé of Cher in the rom-com ¨Moonstruck ¨ in 1987, Danny had been restricted to only portraying characters that were vulgar and violent. Fortunately, that role showcased his versatility as an actor and people then started taking further notice of him. Also his net worth began rising.

It was only a matter of time before he reached the pinnacle moment of his career; his role in the 1989 film, ¨Do the Right Thing,¨ earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The man also made a smooth transition to the small screen. He enacted stellar scenes as Lt. Terry McNichols in the TV series ¨Lady Blue¨ from 1985 to 1986, and since then Danny has also appeared in the 1997 TV series ¨The Last Don ¨ and ¨Dellaventura.¨

Additionally, Danny recently showcased his writing prowess in 2014 when he published his autobiography, ¨I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies, ¨ via Simon & Schuster.

Danny lived in Ramsey, New Jersey, for several years before setting up his humble abode in Saddle River, New Jersey. He is married to TV producer Sandy Cohen; the couple has been living under the same roof since exchanging wedding vows in 1955. Their coupling led to the birth of the stuntman and actor, Danny Aiello II; regrettably, their son crossed the great divide on 1 May 2010, owing to complications that arose from pancreatic cancer. They have two other sons and a daughter. The actor also has a famous nephew in Michael Kay, who serves as an announcer for the New York Yankees baseball team.

Full NameDanny Aiello
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJune 20, 1933
DiedMay 1, 2010, Hillsdale, New Jersey, United States
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York City, New
Height1.91 m
EducationJames Monroe High School
SpouseSandy Cohen
ChildrenRick Aiello, Danny Aiello III, Stacy Aiello, Jamie Aiello
ParentsFrances Pietrocova, Daniel Louis Aiello, Sr.
SiblingsRick Aiello, Stacy Aiello, Jamie Aiello
AwardsObie Award for Performance, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Gemini Award for Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress
MoviesLéon: The Professional, Do the Right Thing, Hudson Hawk, Moonstruck, Once Upon a Time in America, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Godfather Part II, Jacob's Ladder, Dinner Rush, 29th Street, Once Around, 2 Days in the Valley, Fort Apache, The Bronx, The Protector, Harlem Nights, The Pick-up Artist, L...
TV ShowsDellaventura, Lady Blue, The Last Don
1Burly Italian-American characters with volcanic tempers
2Silky smooth speaking voice
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)US$75/day
1I was 40 when I did my first movie. I didn't know what the hell I was doing. My interpretation of acting at the time, because I didn't know how to build a character, was pure energy. People call me an instinctive actor. I used to consider that an insult early on, only because I had never studied. Now... I love it.
2Look, people have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is, when they look at me it's not about my intelligence. It's who can I beat up.
3[comparing The Godfather: Part II (1974) with The Sopranos (1999)] I don't know anyone who curses the way they do in an Italian household. I never said the word "hell" in front of my mother. That was a different time, but I have sons and they have never said the word "hell" in front of me or my wife. That's the truth, that's the truth. There was certainly less profanity, and there was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art.
4My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration and the particular person running that administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican because I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person's regime. I'm a traditionalist. I have certain values that I live by, and he practices none of those things, so he can never be what I consider to be a great man. But I don't go around saying he's not my president. He's out of office now, so I can say that I never truly accepted him in my heart. And I'll never say anywhere down the line, I'll never reflect back on this moment in time and say it was a good period for the American people. Because the economy was good, anything goes, and that troubles me. I think many of them are very comfortable with money and don't have to subject themselves to anything other than say, hey - maybe I'm guilty for having all this, and I want to make believe I'm splitting it with the less fortunate. We talk about Hollywood being pro-labor, yet about 70% of our industry has been farmed out to Canada, meaning we are losing jobs like crazy. Where's organized labor asking how we can allow such a thing to happen? The producers know that if they go to Canada, they can make a picture for one-third the price they can in the U.S.
5The first time I put on a dress and a wig and they took a Polaroid of me, I wanted to throw up. Except I saw a little bit of beauty in that I looked like my mother.
1She completed work on film to be released in 2004 - _Zeyda and the Hit Man (2004)_ (working title), directed by Melanie Mayron, and starring himself & Judd Hirsch. [August 2003]
2March starts filming Brooklyn Lobster (2005) in New York. [March 2004]
3He will be releasing his first album of standards titled "I Just Wanted To Hear The Words" under the IN2N lable in late March or early April 2004. [February 2004]
4June 2004 will appear on Dinner for Five (2001) with host Jon Favreau and guests include John Waters, Delroy Lindo. [June 2004]
5Was in Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" music video, playing her father.
6A lifelong resident of New York City, Danny and his six siblings were raised almost single-handedly by their mother.
7Sold newspapers and shined shoes at Grand Central Station in his youth.
8Served a three-year stint in the Army, and was at one time stationed in Germany.
9Once was a bus driver and the president of the Greyhound Bus union in his 30s before he pursued acting.
10A former bouncer at New York's comedy club, The Improvisation, he broke into the business when he started filling in there as an emcee.
11Among his various charitable interests include Covenant House (a mobile unit that provides food, shelter health care, counseling, education and job training to homeless teens,) the United Way, the Salvation Army, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and the Frances Aiello Day Treatment Center in Brooklyn (named after his late mother) that treats young blind and deaf adults and children.
12The 70-year-old Aiello released his first single, "All of Me," in March of 2004, and followed it a month later with an album of standards. Continues to sing on tour with an eight-piece jazz band.
13His son, actor/stuntman/stunt coordinator Danny Aiello III died of pancreatic cancer in 2010 at age 53.
14Played Police Chief Vincent Aiello in Once Upon a Time in America (1984).
15He was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in "That Championship Season", at the Arlington Park Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
16Is Italian-American.
17He says that the one thing that annoys him more than anything is if a man is rubbing a girl's back (or vice versa) on a movie set, or even if people of the same sex are rubbing each others' backs.
18Uncle of New York Yankees sportscaster (radio/play by play) Michael Kay.
19Father of Danny Aiello III, Rick Aiello, Jamie Aiello, and Stacy Aiello.


Little Italy2018filmingCarlo
The Neighborhood2017post-productionJoseph Donatello
Fielders Choice2017TV Series
Reach Me2014Father Paul
Henry & Me2014Dr. Acosta (voice)
Capone: The Rehearsal2011Short
Stiffs2010/IFrank Tramontana
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection2009VideoPapa (segment "Papa Don't Preach")
A Broken Sole2006The Shoemaker
The Last Request2006/IPop
Lucky Number Slevin2006Roth
Brooklyn Lobster2005Frank Giorgio
The Fool2005ShortVoice of the Dummy
Zeyda and the Hitman2004Nathan
Mail Order Bride2003Tony Santini
Off Key2001Fabrizio
Prince of Central Park2000Noah Cairn
Dinner Rush2000Louis Cropa
Mambo Café2000Joey
18 Shades of Dust1999Vincent Dianni
The Last Don II1998TV Mini-SeriesDon Domenico Clericuzio
Wilbur Falls1998Phillip Devereaux
A Brooklyn State of Mind1998Danny Parente
Dellaventura1997-1998TV SeriesAnthony Dellaventura / Dellaventura
The Last Don1997TV Mini-SeriesDon Domenico Clericuzio
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis1997Mr. Rathbone
Mojave Moon1996Al
2 Days in the Valley1996Dosmo Pizzo
City Hall1996Frank Anselmo
Two Much1996Gene
Brothers' Destiny1995TV MovieDuke
Lieberman in Love1995ShortJoe Lieberman
Power of Attorney1995VideoJoseph Scassi
Save the Rabbits1994ShortRonnie
Ready to Wear1994Major Hamilton
Léon: The Professional1994Tony
Me and the Kid1993Harry
The Pickle1993Harry Stone
The Cemetery Club1993Ben Katz
Mistress1992Carmine Rasso
Ruby1992Jack Ruby
29th Street1991Frank Pesce, Sr.
Hudson Hawk1991Tommy Five-Tone
Once Around1991Joe Bella
He Ain't Heavy1990Short
The Closer1990Chester Grant
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection1990VideoPapa (segment "Papa Don't Preach")
Jacob's Ladder1990/ILouis
Harlem Nights1989Phil Cantone
The Preppie Murder1989TV MovieDet. Mike Sheehan
Shocktroop1989John Cunningham
Do the Right Thing1989Sal
White Hot1989Charlie Buick
The January Man1989Captain Vincent Alcoa
The Third Solution1988George Sherman
Alone in the Neon Jungle1988TV MovieChief
Moonstruck1987Mr. Johnny Cammareri
The Pick-up Artist1987Phil Harper
Night Heat1987TV SeriesFrankie D.
Man on Fire1987Conti
Daddy1987TV MovieCoach Jacobs
Saturday Night Live1987TV SeriesMaster of Ceremonies
The Hustler of Money1987TV ShortMaster of Ceremonies
Radio Days1987Rocco
Madonna: Papa Don't Preach1986Video shortFather (uncredited)
Lady Blue1985-1986TV SeriesLt. Terry McNichols
Key Exchange1985Carabello
The Protector1985Danny Garoni
The Stuff1985Vickers
The Lucie Arnaz Show1985TV Series
Lady Blue1985TV MovieLt. Terry McNichols
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985Monk
Death Mask1984Capt. Mike Grasso
Tales from the Darkside1984TV SeriesTommy Vale
Old Enough1984Mr. Bruckner
Once Upon a Time in America1984Police Chief Vincent Aiello
3-2-1 Contact1983TV SeriesFlorist
Blood Feud1983TV MovieRandy Powers
A Question of Honor1982TV MovieMartelli
Nurse1982TV SeriesGene Halley
ABC Afterschool Specials1980-1982TV SeriesFrank Caruso / Dominic Ginetti
Gemini1982TV MovieFran
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash1981Johnson
Fort Apache the Bronx1981Morgan
Hide in Plain Sight1980Sal Carvello
Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II1978TV MovieBernie Serino
The Last Tenant1978TV MovieCarl
On Our Own1978TV SeriesSkip Mazarelli
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977TV Mini-SeriesTony Rosato (uncredited)
The Andros Targets1977TV SeriesLt. Phil Lombardi / Phil Lombardi
Kojak1976TV SeriesMatty
The Front1976Danny LaGattuta
The Godmothers1975uncredited
The Godfather: Part II1974Tony Rosato
Bang the Drum Slowly1973Horse


Celebrity Taste Makers2012TV Series executive producer
Capone: The Rehearsal2011Short producer
UnConventional2004Documentary executive producer
Shorty2003Documentary executive producer
Dellaventura1997-1998TV Series executive producer - 14 episodes


That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites2008TV Movie performer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited
Off Key2001lyrics: "Stacy" / performer: "Stacy"
Mambo Café2000performer: "Give My Regards to Broadway", "Some of These Days"
Saturday Night Live1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
Once Around1991performer: "Fly Me to the Moon", "Glory of Love", "Mama"
Night Heat1987TV Series performer - 1 episode


Save the Rabbits1994Short


The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner2000TV MovieHimself
Nulle part ailleurs2000TV SeriesHimself
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rat Pack1999TV Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller1999TV MovieHimself
Cosby1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook1996DocumentaryNarrator
Saturday Night Live1996TV SeriesHimself - Host / Eddie Antonelli / BusdriverRonnie Pilaski
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1994TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'Goodfellas' Film Clip
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
Building 'Jacob's Ladder'1990Video documentary shortHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed1990TV MovieHimself
Making 'Do the Right Thing'1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1989TV SeriesHimself
Nightlife1987TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Captain Kangaroo1980TV SeriesHimself
Cop Show2016TV SeriesHimself
When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9-11 Story2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself
Italy's Forgotten Earthquake2011DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
All Night with Joey Reynolds2011TV SeriesHimself
Just Laugh!2010DocumentaryHimself
City of Light2010ShortHimself
Mulberry St.2010DocumentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Question Presenter
One Man Show Off2010DocumentaryNarrator
American Psych Ward2009DocumentaryHimself
A Man Among Giants2008DocumentaryHimself
That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites2008TV MovieHimself - Host
Harry: A Communication Breakdown2008DocumentaryNarrator
Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family2006Video shortHimself
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Dinner for Five2004TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHimself
Last Laugh2003TV MovieHimself
Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter2001Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012TV Series documentaryVickers
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesMadonna's Father
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoTony Rosato

Won Awards

1994NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsemblePrêt-à-Porter (1994)
1990BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorDo the Right Thing (1989)
1990CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDo the Right Thing (1989)
1989LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDo the Right Thing (1989)
1981Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming - PerformersABC Afterschool Specials (1972)

Nominated Awards

1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Last Don (1997)
1992CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorOnce Around (1991)
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleDo the Right Thing (1989)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureDo the Right Thing (1989)
1988GeminiGemini AwardsBest Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or ActressNight Heat (1985)

Known for movies

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