Dan Cortese Net Worth

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Have you ever wondered how much the net worth of Dan Cortese is? If you want to get that information, you should read this whole article. Here we are going to share the net worth of Dan Cortese and other information related to him.

Dan Cortese’s Net Worth

According to the research,  Dan Cortese has a net worth of $2.5 million. He is an American actor, director and spokesperson. As Perry Rollins, Dan Cortese is popular role in the NBC sitcom Veronica’s Closet, and for his work on MTV Sports in the year of 1990. Need to know that Dan Cortese was born in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on September 14, 1967. In fact, he is of Sicilian descent. Aside from that, he has a Brand Ambassador in Broadcasting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dan Cortese was a walk-on member as a backup quarterback for the UNC football team.

Dan Cortese Net Worth

We get information that Dan Cortese began as a production intern for MTV in Los Angeles. He really came up with the idea for MTV Sports. Dan Cortese pitched the concept to MTV execs who liked it. However, thought Dan Cortese was too ethnic to be on camera. Finally, MTV held a series of auditions where potential hosts could go into bars and interview patrons. As a courtesy, then they allowed Dan Cortese to audition. Dan Cortese thought that he had no opportunity of landing the show so that his audition came across as totally off-the-cuff, funny and natural. Once MTV execs back in New York saw his tape, they knew that he was the best choice. Dan Cortese became a host six seasons of MTV Sports between 1992-1997. Also, he became host the networks periodic “MTV Rock N’ Jock” games that were very famous at their peak.

MTV Salary

Before Dan Cortese became the host of MTV Sports, he was obtaining $300 a week as a Production Assistant. For the first season of MTV Sports, he earned a total of $400 per episode. For your information, there were 20 episodes so that he obtained $8,000 for the season. For the second season of MTV Sports, Dan Cortese asked for a raise as he could not pay his rent. Dan Cortese was rejected, however he was told that the show’s budget accounted for one Production Assistant that had never been hired. Therefore, from the second season of MTV Sports, Dan Cortese earned an extra $300 per production week to serve as the show’s West Coast PA.

Dan Cortese began receiving acting and commercial roles outside of MTV after the show got a big success. For your information, one of his biggest paydays in the year of 1990 was when he became Burger King’s official spokesman for their campaign: Your way, right away. Later, Dan Cortese appeared in 90 commercials for the company.

In the year of 1994, Dan Cortese played the memorable role of Tony on what became a classic episode of Seinfeld. That episode spawned a number of catch phrases and terms including MIMBO and Step Off! In the year of 1995, Cortese played a role of Jess Hanson on an episode of Melrose Place. Later, from 1997 to 2000 Dan Cortese had a recurring role on Veronica’s Closet. He was the host of reality sports TV show My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad that was canceled by NBC after only one season. Also, Dan Cortese appeared as the partner of Lisa Leslie on season one of an all-around sports competition named Superstars. Dan Cortese played the role of a popular Italian soccer player alongside Emily Osment in the 2008 film Soccer Mom.



Year Title Role
1993 Demolition Man Taco Bell Entertainer or Cryolab Technician
1996 The Lottery Jason Smith
2000 After Sex John
2005 Locusts: The 8th Plague Colt Denton
2007 Everybody Wants to Be Italian Michael
2008 Soccer Mom Lorenzo Vincenzo


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Route 66 (reboot) Arthur Clark full season (four episodes)
1994 Seinfeld Tony Episode: “The Stall”
1994 Traps Detective Chris Trapchek full season (six episodes)
1995 Melrose Place Jess Hanson
1996 Caroline in the City Scott
1997 The Single Guy Dan Montgomery
1997 Volcano: Fire on the Mountain Peter Slater
2000 Baby Blues Ray
2000 That’s Life Professor Jeff Cahill
1997–2000 Veronica’s Closet Perry Rollins or Laird Perry Rollins
2001 The Triangle Tommy Devane
2001 Inside Schwartz Chuck
2002 House Blend Dave Reed Unsold television pilot
2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Ben / Peter
2003–2004 Rock Me Baby (TV series) Jimmy Cox
2004 8 Simple Rules Coach Scott
2004 CSI: Miami Sal Coleman
2005 Joey Chuck (TV series, one episode: “Joey and the Stuntman”)
2003, 2005–2006 What I Like About You Vic Meladeo (Season 1 guest, Season 4 Main)
2009 Surviving Suburbia Onno
2010 Castle Howard Weisberg
2011 Man Up! Dennis Mayder
2012 Hot in Cleveland Jimmy Armstrong (TV series, one episode: “God and Football”)
2013–2014 Guinness World Records Gone Wild Host
2016 The Tomorrow Show Himself
2019 Beach Bake Battle Host

Personal Life, Education and Real Estate 

From Quaker Valley High School, Dan Cortese graduated, where he played basketball and football. Prior to becoming an actor, Dan Cortese played college football at the University of North Carolina as a backup quarterback. In 1986, the Tar Heels went to the Aloha Bowl in Hawaii. In 1990, Dan Cortese graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting.

Dan Cortese was married to Dee Dee Hemby (Real estate agent) from 1994 to 2012. The couple had two children together. In the year of 1996, they spent $265,000 on a vacant lot in Malibu (California). They proceeded to build a big ornate 5-bedroom mansion on the property. In the year of 2011, the couple listed the house for sale for $3.25 million. A year later, they discovered a buyer for $2.6m. It really sold again not long after for $3.5 million.

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