Carmen Finestra Net Worth

Carmen Finestra Net Worth 2021, Age, Height, Relationships, Married, Dating, Family, Wiki Biography

Carmen Finestra net worth is
$5 Million

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Carmen Finestra (born 1947) is an American producer and TV writer who currently is partnered with Matt Williams and David McFadzean in Wind Dancer Productions, a firm which Finestra also co-owns and co-founded with actor Tim Allen. For Wind Dancer, Finestra has produced or executive produced Where the Heart Is, Firelight, Soul Man, Thunder Alley and his company's best known series, Home Improvement, which starred Allen as a feisty home-improvement host, and in turn based on Allen's stand-up comedy routines.Finestra was born to Italian immigrants in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and initially attended a seminary college for two years to become a Catholic priest before transferring to Penn State University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He earned his BA in 1971.After a stint as an Off-Broadway actor, Finestra turned to writing for the likes of Johnny Cash (for one of Cash's summer series) and Steve Martin. Finestra's big break came when he began writing for The Cosby Show in 1984, where he would remain until 1990, leaving the show as supervising producer. Finestra received two Emmy nominations as one of the producers of The Cosby Show and another Emmy nomination for co-writing an episode of the hit series. He also did three guest star appearances on The Cosby Show (episodes 4.12, 6.2 and 6.14).In 1991, Finestra became a writer and co-executive producer for Home Improvement, capacities he filled until the series' end in 1999. His work on the sitcom would land him three Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.Finestra was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State in 1998. Penn State named an off campus video editing lab, The Carmen Finestra Digital Editing Lab, in his honor at Innovation Park, an off site technology hub on the University Park campus.

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 26, 1947
Place Of BirthHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
ProfessionProducer, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew
NicknamesCarmen Finestra, Finestra, Carmen
Star SignCancer


What Women Want2000executive producer
Company Man2000co-executive producer
Where the Heart Is2000executive producer
Home Improvement1991-1999TV Series executive producer - 202 episodes
Costello1998TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Soul Man1997-1998TV Series executive producer - 25 episodes
Firelight1997executive producer
Buddies1996TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
Thunder Alley1994TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Cosby ShowTV Series supervising producer - 100 episodes, 1986 - 1991 producer - 25 episodes, 1985 - 1986


Home ImprovementTV Series creator - 202 episodes, 1991 - 1999 written by - 5 episodes, 1991 - 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Soul ManTV Series created by - 2 episodes, 1997 creator - 1 episode, 1997
Buddies1996TV Series creator - 12 episodes
Thunder AlleyTV Series creator - 27 episodes, 1994 - 1995 written by - 1 episode, 1994
The Earth Day Special1990TV Special segment "The Cosby Show"
The Cosby ShowTV Series written by - 54 episodes, 1985 - 1990 teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1988 - 1990 story by - 1 episode, 1988
A Different World1987TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Best Times1985TV Series written by - 1 episode
Punky Brewster1984-1985TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Prime Times1983TV Movie head writer
It's Not Easy1983TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Twilight Theater1982TV Movie
Johnny Cash and the Country Girls1981TV Movie
Ladies' Man1980TV Series
The Love Boat1978-1980TV Series written by - 6 episodes
All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special1980TV Special
Angie1980TV Series written by - 1 episode
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty1980TV Special
Johnny Cash Christmas1979TV Movie
Good Times1979TV Series story by - 1 episode
Highcliffe Manor1979TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special1978TV Movie
Chico and the Man1977TV Series written by - 1 episode


Carol & Company1990TV Series consultant
The Cosby Show1985TV Series executive script consultant - 9 episodes
Punky Brewster1984TV Series creative consultant - 1 episode


The Cosby Show1987-1990TV SeriesMr. Fuentes's Son / Andy Witherspoon III


The Cosby Show1986TV Series writer - 1 episode


The Story Behind: Home Improvement2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TVography: Home Improvement - A Half Hour of Power2002TV SpecialHimself

Won Awards

1993Michael Landon AwardYoung Artist AwardsHome Improvement (1991)
1981WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAVariety, Musical or ComedyAll Commercials... A Steve Martin Special (1980)

Nominated Awards

1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesHome Improvement (1991)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesHome Improvement (1991)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesHome Improvement (1991)
1990WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAAnthology Episode/Single ProgramThe Cosby Show (1984)
1989Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize30 Minute Network or Syndicated TelevisionThe Cosby Show (1984)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Cosby Show (1984)
1987WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyThe Cosby Show (1984)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Cosby Show (1984)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesThe Cosby Show (1984)

Known for movies

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