Hollywood is famous for gifting to the world some of the most famous actors and actresses. Many of them have left their impressions in the sands of time. Joe Spano is one such famous actor who has won many hearts not only in the country but across the world. He was born on July 7, 1946 and over a span of seventy one years he has been able to give a number of memorable performances in the big and small screen. It would therefore be worthwhile to have a look at his biography.

Early Life

Joe Spano was born in San Francisco, California. He was the son to Virginia Jean and his father was Vincent Dante Spano, who was a physician. Nothing more is known about his schooling, college and other details. However, there are reasons to believe that he had a liking for acting and according to many he certainly was a good actor and this certainly helped his career in more ways than one as be grew up.

Personal Life

Coming to his personal life, he got married to Joan Zerrian who was a therapist. Their marriage took place in 1980 and since then they have been together. Though they do not have children of their own, they have two adopted daughters. On the whole it would not be out of place to mention here that both of them have had a happy and long married life and it has certainly stood the test of time and situations.


His record book as an actor is quite big and it started way back in 1971 with the film, One Is A Lonely Number. This put him on center stage and since then there has been no looking back. He has acted in more than 80 films which is phenomenal to say the least. Many of his movies have been well received commercially and they also have won him quite a bit of award from critics and others who review the works of famous stars.

Hence at the end of the day it would not be pertinent to mention here that he has certainly been able to create a name for himself in this highly competitive field and has left an indelible impression on thousands of fans not only in his country but also across the world. He also is a veteran stage actor and has made his presence felt strongly both in the east and west coast. He has been associated with big names like Eli Wallach, David Marnet. He also has some impressive performance on the small screen and was actively involved in the famous serial of those times by the name Northern Lights.

Net Worth

His net worth is around $2 million dollars which may not look very impressive. But it has to be looked in the background of the times in which he was an actor. Those were the days when actors and actress were not paid huge sums of money as they are being paid now. Further it also is believed that he had some health challenges that prevented him from saving much more than what perhaps he could have.

Last Modified: Mar 7, 2020

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