Joe Spano Net Worth

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Joe Spano net worth is
$2 Million

Joe Spano Wiki Biography

Joseph Peter Spano was born on 7 July 1946, in San Francisco, California USA, and is an actor, best known for his role in “Hill Street Blues” in the 1980s playing Lt. Henry Goldblume, which earned him a lot of popularity. He is also known for his work on “NCIS” as FBI Special Agent Tobias C. Fornell, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Joe Spano? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He also has stage acting credits, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Joe Spano Net Worth $2 million

Joe started his career as a member of the improv group The Wing, based in San Francisco. During college, he appeared in a production of “Romeo and Juliet” playing Paris. In 1968, he helped found the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, appeared in the theatre group’s first production, and would stay with the company for 10 years. In the late 1970s, he decided to move to Hollywood, and started with small roles in “American Graffiti” and “The Enforcer”.

One of his most notable roles would be when he was cast in “Hill Street Blues”, in which he played Henry Goldblume for the entire seven year run of the series from 1981. After the show ended, he was then given recurring roles in “NYPD Blue” as well as “Murder One”, subsequently often appearing as a detective, but his net worth continued to build up. He appeared in many television movies and series, with some of his projects including “The X-Files”, “Mercy Point” and “Amazing Grace”, and appeared as a guest in an episode of “Midnight Caller” for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He was then cast in feature films which helped his net worth rise further. He worked with Tom Hanks in “Apollo 13”, and was also cast in “Primal Fear” alongside Edward Norton.

While doing all of these projects, he appeared on stage too, on both the east and west coasts. Some of the productions he was a part of include “The Price”, “Speed-the-Plow”, “The Devil’s Disciple”, and “Waiting for Godot”. He became a member of several theatre companies, and also still appeared in the television movie “Brotherhood of Justice”, alongside Keanu Reeves.

Spano has since become known as a recurring character in “NCIS”, even at times having the same screen time as the main lead, so his character has been through a lot of impacting storylines in the show, as he’s been part of the show since the first episode of the first season in 2003, which continues to the present day.

For his personal life, it is known that Joe married therapist Joan Zerrien in 1980; they have two adopted daughters.

Full NameJoe Spano
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 7, 1946
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
SpouseJoan Zerrien (m. 1980)
ParentsVirginia Jean Carpenter, Vincent Dante Spano
NicknamesJoseph Peter Spano , Joseph Spano , Joseph Peter "Joe" Spano
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesPrimal Fear, Apollo 13, American Graffiti, Hollywoodland, Hart's War, Roadie, Logan's War: Bound by Honor, A Call To Remember, Brotherhood of Justice, Warlock Moon, The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?, Her Costly Affair, Ticker, The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, Disaster at Silo 7, Frost/Nixon, F...
TV ShowsNCIS, Hill Street Blues, Mercy Point, The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible
1The real hopeful thing about theater and the arts in general is you take these painful experiences and you shape them, give them form -- and people can experience them together. You come out of an experience like this not devastated, not demolished by it, but hopefully healed or having experienced a catharsis.
1Original voice of Pasqually the Chef for the Chuck E Cheese's animatronic show from 1977 to 1983.
2Was considered for the role of Capt. Donald Cragen on Law & Order (1990).
3In the early 1970s he appeared nude in a San Francisco production of "Oh, Calcutta!"
4Returned to Berkeley Repertory Theatre after 25 years to co-star in "The Guys" opposite "NYPD Blue" star Sharon Lawrence in 2003.
5He and his wife adopted two daughters.
6Attended Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco.
7Tom Hanks credits Joe Spano as his first serious role model and source of inspiration as an actor.


Hill Street Blues1981-1987TV SeriesLt. Henry Goldblume Det. Henry Goldblume
The Brotherhood of Justice1986TV MovieBob Grootemat
Terminal Choice1985Dr. Frank Holt
The Incredible Shrinking Woman1981Guard
Insight1981TV SeriesKarl Rothman
Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier1980TV MovieCaptain Murphy
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe1980TV SeriesDuff McCoy
Trapper John, M.D.1979TV SeriesDr. Gallant
Lou Grant1979TV SeriesJack Ridgeway / Larry
Northern Lights1978John Sorensen
The Enforcer1976Mitch, Robber (uncredited)
The Streets of San Francisco1974-1975TV SeriesTaxi Driver - Witness / Toomey
Warlock Moon1973John Devers
American Graffiti1973Vic
Two Is a Happy Number1972Earl of Kent (as Joseph Spano)
NCIS2003-2016TV SeriesSenior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell
Skeletons2015/IIShortHarvey Diederich
Old Tricks2014ShortSamuel Borden
NCIS: New Orleans2014TV SeriesSenior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesGreg Relin
If I Did It2011ShortMayor
In Plain Sight2010TV SeriesGabe Andrews Gabe Marion
Frost/Nixon2008Network Executive
Shark2008TV SeriesPaul Faber
Fracture2007Judge Joseph Pincus
Standoff2006TV SeriesJoe Suser
Hollywoodland2006Howard Strickling
The Closer2006TV SeriesDr. Rose
Crossing Jordan2006TV SeriesCaptain Innis
Eyes2005TV SeriesJudge William Massey
Dragnet2004TV SeriesBill Kutler
Fortunate Son2004ShortRobert
Boomtown2003TV SeriesHenry Stein
NYPD Blue2001-2003TV SeriesDet. John Clark Sr.
Static Shock2002TV SeriesMr. Osgood
Hart's War2002Col. J.M. Lange
The Invisible Man2002TV SeriesFather Tom Moore
Ticker2001Captain Spano
Providence2001TV SeriesDr. Carroll
Texas Rangers2001Mr. Dunnison
Strong Medicine2000TV SeriesJonathan Freid
Batman Beyond1999-2000TV SeriesBennet / Boss / Sniper / ...
A Question of Faith2000Duncan
Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesJames Cooper
ATF1999TV MovieSenator at Hearing (uncredited)
Mercy Point1998-1999TV SeriesDr. DeMilla
Batman Beyond: The Movie1999TV MovieSniper (voice)
In Quiet Night1998Gold
Nash Bridges1998TV SeriesFBI Agent Langdon
L.A. Doctors1998TV SeriesDon Claybourne
Logan's War: Bound by Honor1998TV MovieSpecial Agent John Downing
Break Up1998Priest
JAG1998TV SeriesCaptain Jack Murphy
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Mueller
Profiler1997-1998TV SeriesDetective Mike Ramdak
A Call to Remember1997TV MovieDr. Green
The X-Files1997TV SeriesMike Millar
Her Costly Affair1996TV MovieCarl Weston
Murder One1995-1996TV SeriesRay Velacek
Primal Fear1996Abel Stenner
Amazing Grace1995TV SeriesDetective Dominick Corso
Apollo 131995NASA Director
Dream On1994TV SeriesPoliceman
Rave Review1994Lou
The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?1993TV MovieRichard Koons
Reasonable Doubts1993TV SeriesJimmy Cooper
Bloodlines: Murder in the Family1993TV MovieHal Leventhal
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesCarl Sherensky
Fever1991TV MovieJunkman
For the Very First Time1991TV MovieMr. Allen
The Summer My Father Grew Up1991TV MovieLouis
American Dreamer1990TV Series
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake1990TV MovieChad Spaulding
The Girl Who Came Between Them1990TV MovieJim
Blind Faith1990TV Mini-SeriesSal Caccaro
The Easter Story1990Video shortJesus (voice)
Cast the First Stone1989TV MovieBill Spencer
Midnight Caller1989TV SeriesJohn Saringo
Disaster at Silo 71988TV MovieSgt. Swofford
L.A. Law1988TV SeriesGeorge Ripley
Valerie's Family: The Hogans1987TV SeriesMr. Cameron
Deep Dark Secrets1987TV MovieEric Lloyd


Hill Street Blues1981TV Series performer - 1 episode


NCIS: Season 12 - Bad to the Bone2015ShortHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Hill Street Blues - Behind the Badge2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite TV Dramatic Program
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Archive Footage

La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesDet. Henry Goldblume
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryDet. John Clark, Sr.

Won Awards

1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesMidnight Caller (1988)

Nominated Awards

1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesHill Street Blues (1981)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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