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Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis was born on the 3rd April 1944, in New York City, USA, of Puerto Rican and Greek descent. He is probably best recognized for being the former lead singer of the band Tony Orlando and Dawn, but is also known as a record producer and television personality. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1961.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Tony Orlando is, as of mid- 2016? It is estimated by sources that the total size of Tony’s net worth is over $4 million, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a singer and record producer. Other sources are coming from his careers as an actor and television personality.

Tony Orlando Net Worth $4 Million

Tony Orlando spent his childhood in Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, before his family relocated to Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, where his musical career began, when he formed the doo-wop band The Five Gents in 1961. In no time, he achieved his first success by releasing the great hits “Halfway To Paradise” and “Bless You”, among others, establishing his net worth. One of his singles, “Beautiful Dreamer” was picked up by the Beatles, and released on their album “On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2” (2013). The band existed until the late 1960s, when Tony was hired as the General Manager of Columbia Records.

However, he did not stay long in that position, and returned to the music scene as a singer, but this time with another band called Tony Orlando and Dawn, which was formed with Linda November and Toni Wine. Their first single was “Candida”, after which they recorded “Knock Three Times”, reaching number one on the Hot 100 Chart. They continued working, and recorded some of their most popular songs, including “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” (1973), and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” (1975). Thanks to their accomplishments, Tony created the TV show “The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show”, which was aired on the CBS channel from 1974 to 1976, achieving considerable popularity and increasing his net worth by a large margin.

After 1976, Tony embarked on a solo career, performing in a number of hotels in Las Vegas. Later, in 1993, he established the Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Music Theatre in Branson, Missouri, where such music stars as Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, Andy Williams performed, and many others. The theatre operated until 1999, which had a huge influence on the overall size of Tony’s net worth.

Apart from his career as a singer, Tony tried himself as an actor, making his debut appearance in the TV series “Chico And The Man” (1976), playing Tomas Garcia. After that, he was selected for a role in the film “300 Miles For Stephanie” (1981), starring alongside Pepe Serna and Julie Carmen. He also featured in the first season of “The Cosby Show”, in which he portrayed Tony Castillo. All of these appearances contributed to his net worth as well.

If to talk about his personal life, Tony Orlando has been married to Francine Amormino since 1991; the couple has one child. Previously, he was in marriage with Elaine Orlando (1965-1984), with whom he also has one child. His current residence is in Branson, Missouri.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 3, 1944
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Profession:Singer, Actor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Francine Amormino (m. 1991), Elaine Orlando (m. 1965–1983)
Children:Jenny Rose, Jon Orlando
Parents:Ruth Estanislaw Cassavitis, Leo Cassivitis
Movies:, That's My Boy, more
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Friends with Freddie Prinze.
2Longtime friend of Dick Clark, since 1961.
3He lost a large amount of weight in the early nineteen seventies.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5In 1970, he was presented with a demo of the song "Candida," which had a weak lead vocal on it and was turned down by Bell Records. Asked to re-record the demo, he balked at first but finally agreed only if they didn't use his name. The name Dawn was created (name of an agent's daughter) to promote the song. Joyce Vincent Wilson and Telma Hopkins were hired to provide additional backup vocals. The song was picked up and, within eight weeks, had climbed the Billboard charts. Subsequently, the rights to the name Dawn were bought (other fake groups were trying to steal the name and cash in on the fame). An album was released in November 1970 by the trio (they didn't meet until after its release), which also included "Knock Three Times" (the song sold a million copies in its first month). The rest was history.
6In 1990, he bought a theater in Branson, Missouri, naming it Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Music Theater and provided retro kitsch by reuniting for a time with former Dawn members Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson and going on the road. His theater went bankrupt in 1999, but he continues to tour as a solo artist.
7Grew up in Hell's Kitchen, which was, at one time, the worst slum in New York City.
8In 1963, he was employed at April-Blackwood Music and rose to general manager within a few years.
9By 1973 the group Dawn was the second biggest seller of singles in America without the benefit of a major concert tour or appearance on a TV show. Their very first live appearance was at Carnegie Hall...after they had already sold nine million records.
10A problems with drugs, coupled with the deaths of his sister and comedian/pal Freddie Prinze, led to a major emotional breakdown in 1977. He left the group "Tony Orlando and Dawn" shortly after.
11Cutting his first song at 16 (it was a minor hit). In 1961 at the age of 17, he had consecutive top 40 hits, co-authored by Carol King, "Halfway To Paradise" and "Bless You". They were followed up by "I Can't Stop Talkin' About You" and "The Edge Of Tears".
12A resident of Branson, Missouri since 1993.
13The group was offered their own summer variety TV series in 1974 and it clicked with audiences. Their Sonny & Cher-styled show, which mixed song and dance with light slapstick comedy, lasted two seasons from 1974 to 1976.
14Did a very energetic performance at the "One Less Tear" cancer benefit in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania on Wednesday July 24, 2002.
15Scored three No. 1 songs on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 charts -- "Knock Three Times" (three weeks, 1971); "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree" (four weeks, 1973); and "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" (three weeks, 1975). Also, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree" was Billboard's Hot 100 No. 1 song of 1973.
16He is the lead singer of Tony Orlando and Dawn.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on March 21, 1990 at 6385 Hollywood Blvd.
1976People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite All-Around Male EntertainerTied with Bob Hope


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apprentice2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Huckabee2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Las Vegas2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary performer: "Candida" - uncredited
Walking Tall2004performer: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree"
A Guy Thing2003performer: "Knock Three Times"
Waking Up in Reno2002performer: "Knock Three Times"
The One2001performer: "Knock Three Times"
Ed2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Now and Then1995performer: "Knock Three Times"
The Experts1989performer: "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree"
All the Right Moves1983performer: "Easy Street"
RCA's Opening Night1973TV Movie performer: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree", "Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?" - uncredited
The Good Life1971TV Series "The Good Life"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's My Boy2012Steve Spirou
Oswald2001-2003TV SeriesSammy Starfish
The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten1990VideoChristopher (voice)
The Cosby Show1985TV SeriesTony Castillo
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story1982TV MovieJose Ferrer
300 Miles for Stephanie1981TV MovieAlberto Rodriguez
Chico and the Man1976TV SeriesTomas Garcia

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
300 Miles for Stephanie1981TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt Before Mickey2015special thanks
The Road Killers2014Short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance
America Votes the #1 Song1986TV MovieHimself - Host
Salute to Lady Liberty1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHimself
Live from Her Majesty's1983TV SeriesHimself
Lynda Carter: Street Life1982TV MovieHimself
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters1981TV SeriesHimself
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special1981TV MovieHimself
All-Star Celebration Opening the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum1981TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Marie1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1973-1980TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host / Himself
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialHimself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHimself
American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary1977TV SpecialHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
A Star Is Born1976Himself
Johnny Cash Christmas Special1976TV MovieHimself
The Second Annual Rock Music Awards1976TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin1976TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite All-Around Male Entertainer
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali1976TV SpecialHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly1976TV MovieHimself - Performer
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1975TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651961-1974TV SeriesHimself
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
American Music Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
Top of the Pops1973TV SeriesHimself
The Two Ronnies1973TV SeriesHimself / Performer
It's Lulu1973TV SeriesHimself
RCA's Opening Night1973TV MovieHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1962-1964TV SeriesHimself
Juke Box Jury1962TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Robert Shields: My Life as a RobotDocumentary post-productionHimself
Fox and Friends2016TV SeriesHimself
The Great Pretenders2015DocumentaryHimself
The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Telethon2014DocumentaryHimself
Huckabee2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Criss Angel Believe2013TV SeriesHimself
Today2012TV SeriesHimself
Gilley's Place2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau2009TV MovieHimself / Cabana Boy / Lil Tony / ...
Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza2008TV SpecialHimself / Mobster #1
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2002-2008TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Himself - Co-Host
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular2007TV MovieHimself
This Week2006TV SeriesHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHimself
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesHimself
Praise the Lord2004TV SeriesHimself
Straight from the Heart: Timeless Music of the 60's & 70's2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Waking Up in Reno2002Himself
The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and Priscilla2002Video documentaryHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Osmond Family Values1997TV Movie documentary
MADtv1996TV SeriesHimself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Yellow Ribbon Party1991TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Salute to Our Troops1991TV MovieHimself
Hee Haw1991TV SeriesHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1989TV SeriesHimself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1989TV SeriesHimself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1981-1988TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Room 1011995TV SeriesHimself

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