About Burt Young
Burt Young net worth is currently estimated at $2 million dollars. You might think this sum is weirdly small, if you know in just how many movies and television series this actor has appeared during his career, which now spans over more than four decades. But the thing is, Burt has rarely been a leading actor. Most of his roles were supporting, leaving him somewhere in the second plan. His typical character was rough-edged working class Italian-American, as seen in Chinatown, Convoy, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Back to School, Once Upon a Time in America, Downtown: A Street Tale, Last Exit to Brooklyn and most famously, Rocky film series. Not only this role has added a considerable sum to Burt Young net worth, it has also turned him into a world-famous actor, as he was one out of only four actors who appeared in all the movies.
We will take a closer look at Burt’s acting career in less than a moment, but for now, let me bring out some other relevant facts. Burt is not only an actor, but also a recognised painter and author. His artworks have been displayed in galleries all over the world. If you know an author named Gabriele Trinti, you might also be interested to learn that Burt has designed a cover for one of her poetry books. In particular, for the collection of poetry titled All Over. In addition to all this, Young has written a couple of screenplays that were latter turned into the movies, and authored a historically based novel, Endings. So acting is not the only source of Burt Young net worth.
Now as about acting, Burt made his movie debut in 1970, six years before gaining fame and critical acclaim with Rocky. During this period he has appeared in quote a few films, including Carnival of Blood, The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, Across 110th Street, Cinderella Liberty, The Killer Elite an Harry and Walter Go to New York. Than in Rocky he portrayed Paulie Pennino, Stallone’s best friend and brother in law. The first Rocky movie has become an incredible and almost unprecedented commercial success, grossing $225 million on a budget of just above $1 million. Even more importantly, it has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won free of them: for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing. One of the nominations, that for Best Supporting Actor, went to Young. He did not win, but I think it is still true to say that this was the most significant sign of recognition that he has ever earned. The following Rocky movies were box-office hits too, with Rocky IV grossing $300 million. Each of these films has contributed to the growth of Burt Young net worth.