Steve Schirripa Net Worth, Wife, Weight Loss, Daughters, Bio

Who is Steve Schirripa?

Steven Ralph Schirripa was born on September 3, 1957 in New York, United States, and is an actor, probably best known for his work in the television series “The Sopranos” in which he played the character of Bobby Baccalieri. He also worked on the show “Blue Bloods” and hosted a few series on Investigation Discovery.

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The net worth of Steve Schirripa

As of mid-2020, Steve Schirripa’s net worth is estimated at over $6 million, earned through a successful career in the acting profession, appearing in various projects since 1995. He has also done production work , dubbing and commercials, all of which contributed to his fortune.

Youth, education and early career

Steve grew up in the southwestern part of New York in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, a residential area. He is of part Italian descent, his grandparents having moved to the United States from Riace, Italy, and also of Jewish descent on his mother’s side. He led a modest life and his household was considered only low income. Despite this, he was still able to continue his education, and after graduating from high school, he enrolled at Brooklyn College, known for being the area’s first public college and the first coeducational liberal arts college in all the city. .

He didn’t initially plan to pursue a career in entertainment, but became interested in it when he moved to Las Vegas to work as entertainment manager for the Riviera Hotel and Casino, located in what is now the Las Vegas Global Business District. While there, he befriended several comedians such as Kevin Pollak and Drew Carry, which led to him making a few small appearances on comedy specials.

Interim Transition

Schirripa made his professional acting debut in 1995 as an extra in Martin Scorsese’s film “Casino”; he is shown in a bar scene where he portrayed a customer, and after that he decided he wanted to pursue an acting career.

Steve Schirripa

In the early 1990s, he began taking minor roles as seen in “Joe Dirt” and “The Runner.” In 2000, he was cast in one of his most notable roles in ‘The Sopranos’, in which he played Tony Soprano’s brother-in-law. He was able to get the role because he was in New York for a friend’s wedding at the time the auditions were taking place. He stayed with the show for five seasons, until 2007.

Since then, more opportunities have been offered to him and he has made appearances in “Law & Order”, “Star Trek: Enterprise”, “Angel”, “My Wife and Kids” and “The King of Queens”. He was also frequently heard as a guest on the radio show Don Imus. He also made appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Gong Show with Dave Attell”.

Around this time, he became interested in professional wrestling, appearing as a character in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Continuous temporary work

After appearing on an episode of “Million Dollar Password”, Steve became a recurring character on the show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, playing the character, Leo Boykewich who is the main character’s father, Ben. Although the show received mixed reviews from critics, it was generally well received by viewers and later ran from 2008 to 2013. While working on this show, he continued to make guest appearances in other programs, such as “Stargate Atlantis” and “Face the Ice”.

At some point in 2011, he began to venture into hosting, with his increased interest in reality shows. He was hired by Investigation Discovery to become the host of “Nothing Personal”, for which he was also credited as an executive producer. The show presented information about for-hire killings, telling them from real accounts and stories, which often show that these actions had a bit of a humorous side to them. After ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ ended, he was then cast in the ‘Black Box’ show, which ran for one season before being cancelled.

Recent Projects and Other Efforts

Steve then interpreted the character of Vito, in the Clint Eastwood film “Jersey Boys”; the film is based on the Tony Award-winning musical of the same name, telling the story of the band, The Four Seasons. Other projects he worked on over the next few years included “Chasing Yesterday” and “Houses.” In 2015, he was cast in his next regular role on “Blue Bloods,” playing Detective Anthony Abetemarco who works closely with the assistant district attorney.

In addition to acting, Steve also launched a podcast in 2020 called “Talking Sopranos”, in which he and Michael Imperioli re-watch “The Sopranos” and provide commentary.

Schirripa has also published a series of books, including “A Goomba’s Guide to Life”, “The Goomba Diet: Large and Loving It”, “Big Daddy’s Rules: Raising Daughters Is Tougher Than I Look”, and “The Gomba’s Book of Love”. . . While many still associate his personality with that of his “The Sopranos” persona, he retained a similar real-life persona that had more of a comedic edge. He has also been involved in business ventures and in 2014 started Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialty Group, launching a line of vegan and organic pasta sauces, which he has promoted on several talk shows.

Private life

Steve married Laura Lemos in 1989 and they have two children together. He’s not one to talk much about his family and his wife stays away from the media. Although he is of part Jewish descent, he was raised Catholic due to his family’s Italian background, but still identifies as Jewish. He has never participated in traditional Jewish celebrations, such as a bar mitzvah, a coming-of-age ritual typically performed by Jewish boys.

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