Peter Dante Net Worth, Wife Cynthia Pett-Dante – Biography


You might know him as a guy who appears frequently in Adam Sandler movies. But did you know that Peter Dante has a top career all to himself? Why does his wife’s name sound so familiar, despite not being a Hollywood celebrity?

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Early life and family

Peter Francis Dante was born on December 16, 1968 in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Nothing is disclosed about his parents, possible siblings, or early years except that he attended a local high school and, several years after enrolling, he completed a graduate year at Fork Union Military Academy. , a college preparatory boarding school for men. which is located in Fork Union, Virginia, USA.

There he played football and lacrosse. Later, he enrolled at Hofstra University, a private college located in Hempstead, New York US, where he honed his lacrosse skills; he then became an assistant coach for the Loyola Marymount University team for the 2011 season. He also coached other club teams that made it to various state championships, such as the lacrosse team Riptide.

Television and feature film career

Dante made his acting debut in 1995, when he made guest appearances on two television series, “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”

Three years later, in 1998, he landed a minor role in the comedy film “The Wedding Singer”, alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the first of many films in which he would star alongside Sandler. In fact, that same year, he and Sandler both appeared in another comedy film, “The Waterboy,” in which Dante portrayed Gee Grenouille.

In 1999, Dante appeared in “Matters of Consequence”, as well as Dennis Dugan’s comedy “Big Daddy”, opposite Sandler, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, and Jon Stewart. The following year, Dante landed the role of Peter in the comedy film “Little Nicky”, and in 2002 portrayed Murph in “Mr. Deeds”, opposite Winona Ryder, Sandler and John Turturro.

Peter Dante

That same year, he landed his first voice acting role, providing the voice of Foot Locker Guy in Seth Kearsley’s animated comedy “Eight Crazy Nights.”

Dante portrayed several characters in 2003, actually himself in a cameo in “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star”, opposite David Spade, Alyssa Milano and Mary McCormack, and Officer JJ Hill in “Stuck on You”, with Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear and Eva Mendes. In 2004, he made a brief appearance as a security guard in the famous romantic comedy film “50 First Dates”, and in 2006 he was in Nicholaus Goossen’s feature film “Grandma’s Boy”, in which he – seemingly coincidentally – portrayed a character named Dante, but which he also produced.

In 2007, Dante portrayed Tony Paroni in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, a comedy about two firefighters (played by Sandler and Kevin James) pretending to be a gay couple so they could receive domestic partner benefits. He also made an appearance in the television series “The King of Queens”.

In 2008 he appeared in “Strange Wilderness” and in “The Wife and Times of Teddy Berman”. In 2010, he played the role of Dinger in the comedy film “Costa Rican Summer”, joined by Pamela Anderson and Brock Kelly.

Dante appeared in several titles from 2011, such as “Hust Go with It”, “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star”, “Pretend Time” and “Jack and Jill”.

In 2012, he played Dante Spirou in the comedy film “That’s My Boy”, and the following year he appeared in “Grown Ups 2”, alongside Sandler, Kevin James and Chris Rock.

Dante then took a break from acting until 2017, when he made an appearance on the TV series “Typical Rick.” As of June 2020, he only had a few supporting roles in TV series, including “Sugar and Toys” and “The Dab Roast.” He is slated to appear in several yet unreleased films, including “The Pizza Joint”, “Road to Wherever” and “Paper Bullets”.

Other career endeavors

Apart from being known as an actor, Dante is also a musician, writer and producer.

He is a member of the music group called Rad Omen, along with DJ Troublemaker, Dirt Nasty, Benji Madden and Steven Laing. He released his first album in 2011, which he titled “Peace, Love and Freedom”. One of his recording colleagues is fellow actor and friend, Adam Sandler.

Private life

Dante keeps most of his personal life private. He married film producer Cynthia Pett-Dante – details of their relationship were not disclosed, but they have a son Jake together. Rumors of their divorce are apparently correct, as Cynthia filed papers in 2010. Cynthia is known for producing movies and series such as ‘Mean Machine’ and ‘Sorry for Your Loss’. She is also the manager of famous actor Brad Pitt.

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Dante and Adam Sendler met by coincidence, when Sandler showed up with Garry Shandling, who was Dante’s co-worker at the time, at a local basketball game they were playing in the neighborhood. After realizing they were from the same area, Sandler asked Dante to play a one-on-one game, and the two have remained best friends ever since.

Legal issue

Throughout his career, Dante had several legal issues. In 2008, he sought a restraining order against the husband of a woman he allegedly talked to in a flirtatious manner. He said the man had threatened to “cut off his genitals and shove them down his throat”.

In 2018, Dante and Cynthia were sued by actress Megan Fox claiming the Malibu home she bought from the couple for $3.2million had serious undisclosed issues and demanding $5million in damages. and interest.

Net value

Although he mostly plays minor roles, Peter Dante has an estimated net worth of around $10 million! Most of his fortune, however, comes from his divorce from Cynthia Pett-Dante. The movie he produced, “Grandma’s Boy,” grossed over $7 million at the box office, but generated over $30 million in DVD sales!

Physical characteristics

Peter Dante has black hair and brown eyes. He is 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) tall and weighs about 80 kg (176 lb). He has an athletic body and is considered handsome by many.

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