According to Jonathan LaPaglia, “You have to have thick skin” to sustain a cut-throat competition in the Hollywood industry. So obliging with the fact himself, his acting career over two decades has awarded him with millions of dollars in his bank account.
Australian actor Jonathan is mostly recognized for his starring role of Frank B. Parker in the 1998 science fiction TV series, Seven Days. Currently, he hosts the favorite Australian celebrity game show, Australian Survivor.
What Is Jonathan LaPaglia’s Net Worth?
The 49-year-old actor summoned a net worth of $4 million from his acting career since 1996. He cemented the most prominent part of his paycheck as the host of the Network Ten’s reality show named Australian Survivor. Jonathan joined the program back in April 2016.
In the latest edition of Australian Survivor: Champions Vs. Contenders, the 61-year-old, Shane Gould bagged the title and $500,000 cash prize in the nail-biting finish on 9 October 2018. However, the host, Jonathan later admitted that the challenges were biased in favor of the gold medalist. He further added to the controversial claim and said,
'It’s always easy in retrospect, but one of the faults this season was that the challenges leading up to the merge were maybe a little too weighted to the physical endurance and power side of things'
Before Survivor, Jonathan was a Physician and later chose to follow his elder brother, Anthony LaPaglia’s footstep into acting. He made good fame and fortune as the cast of his 1994 debut TV series New York Undercover. His other acting credits include the 2014 Australian thriller movie, The Reckoning, and Nine network TV series Underbelly: Badness of 2013.
Apart from his earnings, his brother Anthony has managed to earn a net worth of $6 million from his professional acting stint since 1985.
Wife Is A Native Australian And Works In Movies
Jonathan and his Australian-actress wife, Ursula Brooks are married for the last two decades. The lovebirds got hitched back in 1998 and shared a daughter named Tilly LaPaglia, born in 2004. His wife is reckoned for some of her endearing roles including the character of Savanna in the 2002 action-adventure film, Daybreak and the 2009 thriller movie Angels & Demons.
Jonathan and his wife, Ursula at the G'Day USA Los Angeles Gala in January 2018 (Photo: Dailymail.co.uk)
The couple often accompanies each other in public events and award nights. The lovely duo attended the 3rd Annual Australians in Film Awards Benefit Gala in 2014 along with their daughter, Tilly. After that, they appeared hand-in-hand in G'Day USA Los Angeles Gala in January 2018.
Jonathan’s Family: Did Not Attend Brother’s Wedding!
Jonathan is the youngest and has two brothers named Anthony and Michael LaPaglia. He and his brothers raised by their parents, Maria Johannes (née Brendel) and Gedio "Eddie" LaPaglia. His father, Gedio, who is a mechanic worker, is from Bovalino, Calabria, Italy and his mother, Michael came from Netherland. So, he belongs to mixed ethnicity.
The Survivor host did not attend his brother, Anthony’s marriage with German actor Alexandra Henkel in April 2018. Although he was invited, his busy work commitments forced him to skip Anthony's surprise wedding at Fiji.
The Australian actor, age 49, was born on 31 August 1969 in Adelaide, South Australia as per wiki. Jonathan stands at the height of 1.8 m (5’ 11”), and his birth sign is Virgo.
The artist completed his graduation from Rostrevor College and then attended the University of Adelaide to obtain a medical degree. After that, he performed the duties of a Physician across Australia and London for three years until 1994.