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John Pinette was an American comedian and actor, probably best known for his impressions of entertainment celebrities. He was born on 23 March 1964, in Boston, Massachusetts, of part-French and Irish ancestry, and passed away in 2014.

With a career that spanned a quarter of a century, how wealthy was John Pinette? Sources indicate his net worth at $100,000.

John Pinette Net Worth $100,000

After leaving Malden Catholic High School in 1982, Pinette attended the University of Massachusetts, graduating in 1986 with a degree in Accounting. He began working in comedy at the age of twenty-two, touring comedy clubs, but an early big break came when he was booked onto a tour with crooning superstar, Frank Sinatra.

Pinette was very overweight, and often referenced this fact in his stand-up routine. At his heaviest, he reached somewhere between 400 and 450 pounds. He was particularly known for his impressions, including Marlon Brando (specifically, his performance in The Godfather), Gollum, and Elvis Presley, amongst others. His extensive touring contributed greatly to his net worth.

In 1998, Pinette released his first comedy album, Show Me the Buffet, and a year later, he won Funniest Male Stand Up Comic of the Year at the American Comedy Awards.

During the 1990s and 2000s, Pinette appeared in various acting roles. Television shows in which he appeared included “Alf” (1990), “Vinnie and Bobby” (1992), and a recurring role as a sports coach on “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” (1992 – 1993). His public profile rose hugely when he appeared on the finale of the wildly successful sitcom “Seinfeld” as Howie, the victim of a carjacking. He also made regular appearances on “The View” and “The Tonight Show”. Starting in 2013 he hosted his own program – “All You Can Eat” – which took a focussed look at American dining habits and preferences.
Pinette also appeared in more than 20 movies, boosting his net worth and public profile, including “Reckless Kelly” (1993), “Junior” with Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger (1994), “Simon Sez” (1999), and “The Punisher” (2004).

In 2004, Pinette joined the John Waters musical “Hairspray” on tour, playing the role of Edna Turnblad. He went with the show to Broadway, and continued to play the role until May of 2006. He was noted for his excellent singing voice, and sometimes sang songs as part of his stand-up routine.

In his personal life, John Pinette never married. Perhaps unsurprisingly considering his constant battle with weight, Pinette had heart and liver disease, and cause of death was declared as a pulmonary embolism, although by the time of his death on 5 April 2014, John was 200 pounds lighter than he had been at his heaviest, having overhauled his lifestyle and undergone gastric bypass surgery in 2013. In 2013 interviews, he reported feeling healthier and fitter than he had in a long time, before postponing his touring schedule three months before death, citing ill health. He was found in his hotel room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He had been in town to attend a family function. Contributing to his poor wellbeing, Pinette had been battling an addiction to prescription drugs, and had entered into treatment for this addiction in late 2013.

Full Name John Pinette
Net Worth $100,000
Date Of Birth March 23, 1964
Died April 5, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Place Of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession Actor
Education Malden Catholic High School
Nationality American
Siblings Dorothy Pinette, Robert Pinette, Kathleen Pinette, Dorothy Pinette, Robert Pinette, Kathleen Pinette
Nicknames 존 피네트 , 約翰·皮內特
MySpace http://www.myspace.com/johnpinette
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0684124/
Albums Show Me the Buffet, Making Lite of Myself
Nominations Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series
Movies John Pinette: Still Hungry, The Last Godfather, John Pinette: I Say Nay Nay, The Punisher, Do It for Uncle Manny, Duets, My 5 Wives, Simon Sez, Dear God, Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart, Junior, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love, Reckless Kelly, Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, …
TV Shows High Tide, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Vinnie & Bobby, High Tide, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Vinnie & Bobby
# Trademark
1 His walk
2 His love for eating
# Quote
1 I kind of consider myself ahead of the curve. Or the curves, if you will. It’s a common ground that people share: everybody eats. And everybody has an opinion about food.
2 [on performing in Las Vegas] It doesn’t matter if I lose money at the tables, ’cause I can always make it up at the buffet. $2.98 breakfasts? Hell, I can eat $2.98 worth of toast! I go up to the Prime Rib table and say ‘Hit me!'”
3 My cholesterol count has a comma.
# Fact
1 Is currently starring in the Broadway show “Hairspray” as Edna Turnblad, the mother. [October 2005]
2 Is currently touring with the show “Hairspray” as Edna Turnblad, the mother. [January 2005]
3 Standup comedian responsble for the oft-repeated phrase “You go now! You been here four owa!” in reference to his large appetite at all-you-can-eat Asian restaurants.


Title Year Status Character
Impire 2013 Video Game Ba’al-Abaddon (voice)
The Last Godfather 2010 Macho
Martin Short: Let Freedom Hum 2009 TV Movie
The Punisher 2004 Bumpo
Piece a’ Cake 2003 Short Sammy
Do It for Uncle Manny 2002 Sammy Levin
Duets 2000 John
My 5 Wives 2000 Stewart
Simon Sez 1999 Micro
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1998 TV Series John
Seinfeld 1998 TV Series Howie
Life’s Work 1996 TV Series The Bellboy
Dear God 1996 Junior
High Tide 1995 TV Series Bob-O DiBella
Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart 1995 TV Movie
Junior 1994 Clerk
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love 1994 TV Movie Trevor Gulf
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose 1992-1993 TV Series Coach Hank Kohler
Reckless Kelly 1993 Sam Delance
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation 1992 TV Movie Trevor Gulf
Vinnie & Bobby 1992 TV Series William Melvin Belli
Studio 59 1991 TV Series Various characters
Thanksgiving Day 1990 TV Movie Delivery Man
ALF 1990 TV Series Howie Anderson
Smart Guys 1988 TV Series Nick Byrd


Title Year Status Character
John Pinette: Still Hungry 2011 TV Special documentary
Just for Laughs 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
John Pinette: I Say Nay Nay 2005 Video
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1998 TV Series additional material – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Rio Sex Comedy 2010 performer: “Copacabana”
Duets 2000 performer: “Copacabana”


Title Year Status Character
John Pinette: Still Hungry 2011 TV Special documentary executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store 2015 TV Special dedicatee


Title Year Status Character
Comics Unleashed 2006-2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
All You Can Eat 2013 TV Series Himself – Host
Ron White Comedy Salute to the Troops 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
John Pinette: Still Hungry 2011 TV Special documentary Himself
Just for Laughs 2010 TV Series Himself – Comedian
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2007-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself – Co-Host
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black 2009 TV Movie Himself
The View 2001-2008 TV Series Himself
John Pinette: I’m Starvin’! 2007 Video Himself
John Pinette: I Say Nay Nay 2005 Video Himself
The World Stands Up 2004 TV Series Himself
Shorties Watchin’ Shorties 2004 TV Series Himself
Just for Laughs 2004 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Himself
Make Me Laugh 1997 TV Series Himself
The Grudge Match 1991 TV Series Himself – Referee

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Known for movies

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