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Albert Francis Molinaro was born as Umberto Francesco Molinaro on the 24th June 1919, in Kenosha, Wisconsin USA and was and actor, who as just Al Molinaro was most famous for his roles in the popular TV sitcoms “Happy Days” and “The Odd Couple”. Al Molinaro died in 2013.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this talented acting veteran accumulated during his life? How rich Al Molinaro was? According to sources, Al Molinaro’s net worth was estimated at $10 million, acquired largely throughout his acting career which lasted for almost 40 years, between 1954 and 1993.

Al Molinaro Net Worth $10 million

Al Molinaro was born into a prominent family of Italian immigrants, the 9th child of Teresa and Raffaele Molinaro. As a teenager during high school, Al Molinaro discovered his interest in music as well as public speaking – he played clarinet and even joined a local group on their tour. After high school, Al got his first job at the Vincent-McCall furniture spring factory, and after only four months the 19 years old Al became a union leader, but just a year later he started serving as Kenosha City Manager’s assistant. In the 1950s, Al Molinaro moved to Los Angeles where he began working a series of odd jobs including salesman position at Reginald Denny’s Hobby Shop, George Pal’s studio as action animator as well as manager of M&G Grand Variety Store. His sense for business led him to become a bill collector and soon after he got his own bill collecting agency. Eventually, Al sold his company and turned to real estate business. All these ventures provided for Al’s financial independence, and helped him to pursue his childhood dream – an acting career. Obviously his net worth was already well established.

Molinaro’s first movie appearance came in 1954 in – at that time – the rather controversial comedy “Love Me Madly”. In the 1960s, Al Molinaro started taking acting and improvisation classes, and was immediately offered several guest roles in various TV series and commercials. His TV debut came in 1969 when he appeared as Agent 44 in the “Get Smart” TV series. His acting career started rising rapidly, and soon he was offered more significant roles.

The real breakthrough in Molinaro’s acting career came in 1970 when he was cast in the iconic role of police officer Murray Greshler in Garry Marshall’s sitcom “The Odd Couple”. The show aired for five years, during which Al managed to win the hearts of many fans all over the States. This role, besides helping Al to establish himself in the acting world, dramatically increased his popularity as well as his fortune.

In 1976, Al joined the crew of another Garry Marshall’s sitcom – “Happy Days” in which he appeared ‘til 1982 as the owner of Arnold’s Drive-In – Al Delvecchio. Molinaro also reprised the role in the show’s final seasons in 1984.

Apart from generating further huge popularity, this role is still considered his most significant and notable in his entire acting career. Doubtlessly, this engagement made a huge, positive, impact on Al Molinaro’s overall net worth.

Before retirement, Al Molinaro appeared in 17 TV series including, apart from those already mentioned, “Green Acres”, “Love, American Style”, “Joanie Loves Chachi” and “The Family Man”. Also, he appeared in over 100 TV commercials, several TV movies and numerous theatrical plays.

When it comes to his personal life, Al Molinaro was married twice. In 1948, he married Jacqueline Martin, with whom he adopted one child. However, Al divorced Jacqueline in 1980, to marry Betty Farrell just a year later in 1981, they stayed together until his death took them apart. Al passed away at the age of 96 from an infected gallbladder, in Glendale, California, on the 30th October 2015.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freaky Friday1976Drapery Man
Mayday at 40,000 Feet!1976TV MovieForenzo
Laverne & Shirley1976TV SeriesFather Delvecchio
Doc1975TV SeriesPete
The Odd Couple1970-1975TV SeriesMurray / Officer Murray Greshler / Murray The Cop
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!1975TV MovieGangster
Love, American Style1972-1974TV SeriesHarry (segment "Love and the Patrolperson") / Charlie (segment "Love and the Secret Life") / (segment "Love and the Advice Column")
Bewitched1971TV SeriesGuide
That Girl1971TV SeriesMarv
Green Acres1969-1970TV SeriesJoe / Bellboy / Al
Get Smart1969TV SeriesAgent 44
The Name of the Game1969TV SeriesHead Shop Owner
Love Me Madly1954
Weezer: Buddy Holly1994Video shortAl Delvecchio
Step by Step1992TV SeriesJoe Passarelli
The Family Man1990-1991TV SeriesJoe Alberghetti
Punky Brewster1985TV SeriesImprisoned Santa Claus
Happy Days1974-1984TV SeriesAl Delvecchio / Alfred / Igor / ...
Joanie Loves Chachi1982-1983TV SeriesAl Delvecchio
Fantasy Island1979-1982TV SeriesMax Grant / Lou Fielding
The Ugily Family1982TV MovieSal Ugily
Gridlock1980TV MovieSightseer
A Christmas for Boomer1979TV MovieCasey
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesChef Antonio Borga
Great Day1977TV MoviePeavey
Rosetti and Ryan1977TV SeriesBenny

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Days1978-1981TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-20022004Video documentaryAl (segment "Buddy Holly")
The Work of Director Spike Jonze2003Video documentaryAl (segment "Buddy Holly") (uncredited)
Happy Days Reunion Special1992TV SpecialHimself
Anson and Lorrie1981TV MovieHimself / Various
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Odd Couple Out-Takes2005Video shortOfficer Murray Greshler
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days - Secrets1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1982TV SeriesDrapery Man

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#Fact
1Semiretired and living in Glendale, California, and writing a book of autobiographical short stories. No longer acting in movies, TV, or onstage, except the continuing series of commercials for On-cor brand family size frozen dinners.
2Large series of TV commercials, as well as acting as marketing spokesperson for On-cor brand family size frozen dinners.
3(1980s) Series of TV commercials for Mr. Big napkins and paper towels.
4His boyhood home is 2417 53rd Street in Kenosha's "Old West Side" neighborhood.
5Father of one son.
6In 1987, he and fellow Happy Days (1974) cast member Anson Williams opened a chain of diners in the Midwestern United States, called Big Al's after his lovable and long running Happy Days (1974) character.

#Quote
1On his hometown of Kenosha: "I love that town; I love it. If it wasn't that I left it for show business, I'd still be there today."
2About his Hollywood career: "I spent twenty years here before I got anything going, and from that I got lucky. It takes a lot of luck in show business too. You've just got to be lucky and in the right place at the right time."


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