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John Pinette Biography & Wiki 2017

John Pinette was an American comedian and actor, probably best known for his impressions of entertainment celebrities. He was born on 23 March 1964, in Boston, Massachusetts, of part-French and Irish ancestry, and passed away in 2014.

With a career that spanned a quarter of a century, how wealthy was John Pinette? Sources indicate his net worth at $100,000.

John Pinette Net Worth $100,000

After leaving Malden Catholic High School in 1982, Pinette attended the University of Massachusetts, graduating in 1986 with a degree in Accounting. He began working in comedy at the age of twenty-two, touring comedy clubs, but an early big break came when he was booked onto a tour with crooning superstar, Frank Sinatra.

Pinette was very overweight, and often referenced this fact in his stand-up routine. At his heaviest, he reached somewhere between 400 and 450 pounds. He was particularly known for his impressions, including Marlon Brando (specifically, his performance in The Godfather), Gollum, and Elvis Presley, amongst others. His extensive touring contributed greatly to his net worth.

In 1998, Pinette released his first comedy album, Show Me the Buffet, and a year later, he won Funniest Male Stand Up Comic of the Year at the American Comedy Awards.

During the 1990s and 2000s, Pinette appeared in various acting roles. Television shows in which he appeared included “Alf” (1990), “Vinnie and Bobby” (1992), and a recurring role as a sports coach on “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” (1992 – 1993). His public profile rose hugely when he appeared on the finale of the wildly successful sitcom “Seinfeld” as Howie, the victim of a carjacking. He also made regular appearances on “The View” and “The Tonight Show”. Starting in 2013 he hosted his own program – “All You Can Eat” – which took a focussed look at American dining habits and preferences.
Pinette also appeared in more than 20 movies, boosting his net worth and public profile, including “Reckless Kelly” (1993), “Junior” with Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger (1994), “Simon Sez” (1999), and “The Punisher” (2004).

In 2004, Pinette joined the John Waters musical “Hairspray” on tour, playing the role of Edna Turnblad. He went with the show to Broadway, and continued to play the role until May of 2006. He was noted for his excellent singing voice, and sometimes sang songs as part of his stand-up routine.

In his personal life, John Pinette never married. Perhaps unsurprisingly considering his constant battle with weight, Pinette had heart and liver disease, and cause of death was declared as a pulmonary embolism, although by the time of his death on 5 April 2014, John was 200 pounds lighter than he had been at his heaviest, having overhauled his lifestyle and undergone gastric bypass surgery in 2013. In 2013 interviews, he reported feeling healthier and fitter than he had in a long time, before postponing his touring schedule three months before death, citing ill health. He was found in his hotel room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He had been in town to attend a family function. Contributing to his poor wellbeing, Pinette had been battling an addiction to prescription drugs, and had entered into treatment for this addiction in late 2013.

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John Pinette Quick Facts

Birth date: March 23, 1964
Birth place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Death date: April 5, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Education:Malden Catholic High School
Albums:Show Me the Buffet, Making Lite of Myself
Books:Making Lite of Myself

John Pinette Interesting Facts

1Is currently starring in the Broadway show "Hairspray" as Edna Turnblad, the mother. [October 2005]
2Is currently touring with the show "Hairspray" as Edna Turnblad, the mother. [January 2005]
3Standup comedian responsble for the oft-repeated phrase "You go now! You been here four owa!" in reference to his large appetite at all-you-can-eat Asian restaurants.

John Pinette Trademarks

1His walk
2His love for eating

John Pinette Quotes

1I kind of consider myself ahead of the curve. Or the curves, if you will. It's a common ground that people share: everybody eats. And everybody has an opinion about food.
2[on performing in Las Vegas] It doesn't matter if I lose money at the tables, 'cause I can always make it up at the buffet. $2.98 breakfasts? Hell, I can eat $2.98 worth of toast! I go up to the Prime Rib table and say 'Hit me!'"
3My cholesterol count has a comma.

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John Pinette Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Stand-Up Comic

John Pinette Filmography



Impire2013Video GameBa'al-Abaddon (voice)
The Last Godfather2010Macho
Martin Short: Let Freedom Hum2009TV Movie
The Punisher2004Bumpo
Piece a' Cake2003ShortSammy
Do It for Uncle Manny2002Sammy Levin
My 5 Wives2000Stewart
Simon Sez1999Micro
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV SeriesJohn
Seinfeld1998TV SeriesHowie
Life's Work1996TV SeriesThe Bellboy
Dear God1996Junior
High Tide1995TV SeriesBob-O DiBella
Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart1995TV Movie
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love1994TV MovieTrevor Gulf
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1992-1993TV SeriesCoach Hank Kohler
Reckless Kelly1993Sam Delance
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation1992TV MovieTrevor Gulf
Vinnie & Bobby1992TV SeriesWilliam Melvin Belli
Studio 591991TV SeriesVarious characters
Thanksgiving Day1990TV MovieDelivery Man
ALF1990TV SeriesHowie Anderson
Smart Guys1988TV SeriesNick Byrd



John Pinette: Still Hungry2011TV Special documentary
Just for Laughs2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
John Pinette: I Say Nay Nay2005Video
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV Series additional material - 1 episode



Rio Sex Comedy2010performer: "Copacabana"
Duets2000performer: "Copacabana"



John Pinette: Still Hungry2011TV Special documentary executive producer



Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store2015TV Special dedicatee



Comics Unleashed2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All You Can Eat2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Ron White Comedy Salute to the Troops 20122012TV MovieHimself
John Pinette: Still Hungry2011TV Special documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs2010TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2007-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black2009TV MovieHimself
The View2001-2008TV SeriesHimself
John Pinette: I'm Starvin'!2007VideoHimself
John Pinette: I Say Nay Nay2005VideoHimself
The World Stands Up2004TV SeriesHimself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties2004TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2004TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesHimself
Make Me Laugh1997TV SeriesHimself
The Grudge Match1991TV SeriesHimself - Referee

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