Rocco Dispirito Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Rocco DiSpirito is a celebrity chef, author and former reality show host, born on 19th November 1966 in New York City, USA, of part Italian descent. He is best known as one of the most successful TV chefs and cookbook authors, and is recognized as the host of reality shows like “The Restaurant” and “The Melting Pot”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rocco DiSpirito is? According to sources it has been estimated that Rocco DiSpirito’s overall net worth more than $4.5 million, accumulated during a lucrative career as an internationally recognized cook, and since he is still active in business, his net worth continues to grow. In particular, by hosting several gastronomy-themed TV shows, his net worth has also significantly increased.

Rocco DiSpirito Net Worth $4.5 Million

As a child, Rocco learned recipes his mother, especially traditional Italian dishes, and furthered his skills by enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America when he was sixteen. Upon graduation, he spent some time in France where he studied at the Jardin de Cygne. DiSpirito also graduated from Boston University, with a bachelor’s degree in business, then upon moving back to New York, he worked at “Lespinasse”, the four-star French restaurant which was one of the city’s most popular places during the ‘90s. However, in 1997, Rocco opened his own restaurant, “Union Pacific” and received all the best reviews for his cuisine, and was soon named “Best New Chef” by Food and Wine magazine. His net worth was certainly well established.

In 2000, Rocco started appearing on Food Network TV program in the show “The Melting Pot”, and received another acknowledgement, when he was named “America’s Most Exciting Young Chef” by Gourmet magazine in the same year. Three years later, he became the host of his own reality show on NBC, “The Restaurant”, which attracted more than nine million viewers. The same year, DiSpirito earned more popularity with the publishing of his first cookbook, “Flavor”, for which he received a James Beard Award in 2004. He went on to write his second book, “Rocco’s Italian American”, on which he worked with his mother in telling the story of their family’s journey, as well as sharing numerous recipes.

In addition to his television appearances, Rocco also hosted a radio program on a New York radio station and has written several more cookbooks, including “Rocco Gets Real”, which is also the title of his television show. More recently, he has hosted a weekly reality TV cooking competition, “Rocco’s Dinner Party’ in 2012, and is hosting the TV program “Now Eat This!” which debuted in September the same year. His other appearances include TV shows like “Castle”, “The Choice”, “Top Chef” and “Dancing with the Stars” in 2008, placing ninth with professional dancer Karina Smirnoff.

When it comes to his private life, Rocco was married to Natalie David, but the couple divorced in 2000. He was then engaged to actress Yvonne Scio, but the two also split up. Rumor has it that he is currently dating model Sena Cech.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 19, 1966
Birth place: Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 1.85 m
Profession:TV chef, Author, Television producer, Actor
Education:The Culinary Institute of America, Boston University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Natalie David
Parents:Nicolina DiSpirito, Ralph DiSpirito
Movies:Dancing with the Stars, more
Books:Now Eat This!: 150 of Americ... 2010 The Pound a Day Diet: Lose Up to 5 Pounds in 5 Days by Eating the Foods You Love The Pound a Day Diet: Lose Up t... 2014 The Negative Calorie Diet: 10 All You Can Eat Foods The Negative Calorie D... 2015 Now Eat This! Diet: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks Eating 6 Meals a Day! Now Eat This! Diet: Lose Up t... 2011 Cook Your Butt Off!: Lose Up to a Pound a Day With Fat-burning Foods and Gluten-free Recipes; Library Edition Cook Your Butt Off!: Lose Up t... 2015 (2014)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was engaged to Yvonne Sciò.
2Favorite All-American food, since childhood, is cheesecake, from "Junior's Restaurant" in Brooklyn.
3Favorite sugary sweet: chocolate mousse cake.
4Grew up in New York City.
5James Beard Award winner.
6Ex-business partner of Jeffrey Chodorow.
7Son of Nicolina DiSpirito.
8Most influential in career: Ferdinand Metz, Gray Kunz, Rob Stavis (Union Pacific partner), Graham Kerr, Julia Child.
9Received a B.S. from Boston University in 1990
10Graduated from Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in 1986


Quotes

#Quote
1Treat food like a friend - with patience, compassion and great care. Only cook and eat food with people you like - life's too short for bad food and bad company.


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Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Now Eat This! With Rocco DiSpirito2012TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Rocco's Dinner PartyTV Series consulting producer - 6 episodes, 2011 series producer - 1 episode, 2011

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mistresses2015TV SeriesRocco DiSpirito
The Mysteries of Laura2015TV SeriesRocco DiSpirito
Wake Up Call2014TV SeriesRocco DiSpirito
Now Eat This! With Rocco DiSpirito2013TV Series
Castle2010TV SeriesRocco DiSpirito
The Ugly Truth2009Guest Chef
The Knights of Prosperity2007TV SeriesRocco DiSpirito
Higglytown Heroes2005TV SeriesBaker Hero

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Restaurant2003TV Series creative consultant - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bethenny2013-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Kitten Bowl2014TV MovieHimself
Katie2014TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2010-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Correspondent / Himself / Himself - Panelist
The Wendy Williams Show2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Restaurant Divided2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Kris2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Now Eat This! With Rocco DiSpirito2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2012TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2012TV MovieHimself
The Choice2012TV SeriesHimself
The Best Thing I Ever Made2012TV SeriesHimself
The Nate Berkus Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Rocco's Dinner Party2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2011 Miss USA Pageant2011TV MovieHimself - Judge
The Soup2011TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2009TV SeriesHimself
Top Chef2007-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Himself / Himself - VIP Guest
Rocco Gets Real2008TV SeriesHimself-Host
Dancing with the Stars2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience Member
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
A-List Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2006TV SeriesHimself
SoapTalk2006TV SeriesHimself
Great Things About the Holidays2005TV MovieHimself
I Love the Holidays2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Queer Eye2005TV SeriesHimself
The Barry Z Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Fashion Week Diaries2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pizza! The Movie2004DocumentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Life & Style2004TV SeriesHimself
McEnroe2004TV SeriesHimself
The Jane Pauley Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Miss USA2004TV SpecialHimself - Celebrity Judge
Eat This New York2004DocumentaryHimself
Molto Mario2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself
The Restaurant2003TV SeriesHimself
The Isaac Mizrahi Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Melting Pot2002TV SeriesHimself - Co-host
My Country, My Kitchen2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Apprentice2004-2017TV SeriesHimself - Boardroom Advisor / Himself
The Dr. Oz Show2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2013-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Chef
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Author, The Negative Calorie Diet
Guilty Pleasures2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
FabLife2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Negative Calorie Diet / Himself
Rachael Ray2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Chef / Himself
The View2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author
Shark Tank2015TV SeriesHimself - Chef
Cutthroat Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Chopped2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur / Himself - Contestant
Extreme Weight Loss2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Food Fighters2015TV SeriesHimself - Chef
Celebrity Name Game2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The Biggest Loser2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Trainer
CBS News Sunday Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reality TV Secrets Revealed 22004TV Movie documentaryHimself

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