Joe Cortese Net Worth

Joe Cortese Net Worth, How did the American actor and writer accumulate such wealth? Read on as we reveal more about Joe Cortese Net Worth, his career and his personal life.

About Joe Cortese 

Joe Cortese Net Worth

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Joe Cortese is an American actor, writer, and producer who gained prominence for appearing in movies such as Windows (1980), Evilspeak (1981) and Monsignor (1982).

He also had a major role in the 1975 low budget crime film, The Death Collector. Joe has achieved success as an actor and has earned a good amount of wealth as well.

So what is Joe Cortese Net Worth? Keep reading to find out more about Joe Cortese Net Worth.

Full Name: Joseph Michael Cortese
Profession: Producer, Actor, Writer
Date of Birth: February 22, 1949
Nationality: American
Age: 70
Net Worth: $1.3 Million

Joe Cortese Life and Career 

Joseph Michael Cortese was born on February 22, 1949, in New Jersey. He graduated from Midwestern College in Denison, Iowa where he earned his BA in Theatre/Communications under the guidance of his acting teacher, Alfred Rustico.


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During his college years, Joe had lead roles in several plays and featured alongside many New York and Hollywood actors.

Some of his theatre credits include Lenny in “Of Mice and Men”, Pozzo in “Waiting for Godot”, and Patsy in “Three Men on a Horse”, to mention a few.

Joe Cortese moved to New York after graduating from college to pursue a career in acting. He started off his career as a Journalist on Madison Ave at the age of 22. He was the associate fashion editor for Gentlemen’s Quarterly at Esquire.

He established a good working relationship while working with Esquire but left shortly to pursue his dream of acting and writing.

He landed a few roles in the New York Theater. Some of his New York and regional credits include Waiting for Lefty” and “Momma’s little Angels” both at ETC.

Joe also spent two summers at the Eugene O’Neil playwright foundation in Waterford Connecticut. He appeared as Clifford Odets, in the original play “Golden Girl“.

He landed his first major film role in the highly acclaimed cult classic film, The Death Collector with Joe Pesci.

Joe’s wonderful performance in the film led him to Hollywood where he has established himself as an actor and writer for the past three decades.

Here are Highlights of some of his screenplay:

Charlie Lucky

The Bridge

The Bible Teacher

Genghis Khan: Lord of the Kings

High Caliber

Joe Cortese alway created Escort Inc., a one-hour television pilot and currently working on developing San Pedro Waterfront.

Highlights of Joe Cortese Career in Hollywood

Joe Cortese has achieved incredible success in film, television, and theatre. Here are some of his film credits;

Doobious Sources

The Bronx Bull

Go Go Tales

Shut Up and Shoot (In which he won the Best Actor Award at the New York Film Festival 2006)

Against The Ropes

You Got Nothing

American History X

He has also be acknowledged for his roles in several highly-rated miniseries which include “Something’s Out There” for NBC, “Exclusive” with Suzanne Somers (ABC), “Assault and Matrimony” (NBC), “Just Life” (ABC), “Letting’ GO” (ABC), “Born to Run” (FOX), Sidney Sheldon’s mini-series “If Tomorrow Comes” (CBS) and Jackie Collins’ “Lady Boss” (NBC)”.

Joe Cortese Net Worth

As of 2019, Joe Cortese Net Worth is $1.3 million. However, Joe Cortese Net Worth is acquired from his career as an actor, writer, and director.

He has been featured in a number of films, TV shows and has authored few books. Also, that amount would likely change as he looks forward to more prospective years ahead.

Joe Cortese Personal Life

Joe Cortese was married to actress Kim Delaney from 1989 until their divorce in 1994. The couple has a son, Jack, who was born in 1990.


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