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Net Worth:
$5 Million
Date of Birth:
Jan 1, 1938 (85 years old)
Place of Birth:
6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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What Is Frank Langella's Net Worth?

Frank Langella is an American actor and author who has a net worth of $5 million. Langella has won several Tony Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, Primetime Emmy, BAFTA Award, and two Golden Globes. Frank portrayed William S. Paley in "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2005) and Richard Nixon in "Frost/Nixon" (2008), and he played Gabriel on the FX series "The Americans" (2015–2017) and Sebastian Piccirillo on Showtime's "Kidding" (2018–2020).

Langella has more than 100 acting credits to his name, including the films "Diary of a Mad Housewife" (1970), "Dracula" (1979), "Masters of the Universe" (1987), "Dave" (1993), "Superman Returns" (2006), "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010), "Robot & Frank" (2012), and "The Trial of the Chicago 7" (2020) and the television series "The Beast" (2001), "Unscripted" (2005), and "Kitchen Confidential" (2005–2006).

Frank has appeared in numerous Broadway productions, winning Tonys for Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Seascape" (1975) and "Fortune's Fool" (2002) and Best Actor in a Play for "Frost/Nixon" (2007) and "The Father" (2016). He also received Tony nominations for "Dracula" (1978), "Match" (2004), and "Man and Boy" (2012) and has won six Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and two Obie Awards. In 2002, Langella was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2012, he published the memoir "Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them."

Early Life

Frank Langella was born Frank A. Langella Jr. on January 1, 1938, in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is Italian American and is the son of Frank Sr. and Angelina Langella. Frank Sr., who passed away in 1991, was the president of the Bayonne Barrel and Drum Company. Langella attended Bayonne's Washington Elementary School and Bayonne High School, and he graduated from Columbia High School in 1955 after the family moved to South Orange. In 1959, Frank earned a Bachelor of Arts in drama from Syracuse University in New York.


From 1963 to 1964, Langella appeared in an off-Broadway production of "The Immoralist," and he made his onscreen debut in a 1965 episode of "The Trials of O'Brien." His first film, 1970's "Diary of a Mad Housewife," earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and he followed it with "The Twelve Chairs" (1970), "The Deadly Trap" (1971), "The Wrath of God" (1972), and "The Mark of Zorro" (1974). In 1979, Frank played the title role in "Dracula," a part he played on Broadway from 1977 to 1978. He guest-starred on "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1973), "Mannix" (1973), "Love Story" (1973), and "Swiss Family Robinson" (1976), then he appeared in the films "Those Lips, Those Eyes" (1980), "Sphinx" (1981), "The Men's Club" (1986), and "And God Created Woman" (1988) and played He-Man's greatest enemy, Skeletor, in "Masters of the Universe" (1987). In the '90s, Langella starred in films such as "True Identity" (1991), "Body of Evidence" (1993), "Dave" (1993), "Junior" (1994), "Bad Company" (1995), "Lolita" (1997), "I'm Losing You" (1998), and "The Ninth Gate" (1999),  guest-starred on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993), and narrated the A&E documentary "The Greatest Pharaohs" (1996).

Frank appeared in the films "Sweet November" (2001), "House of D" (2004), "Starting Out in the Evening" (2007), "The Caller" (2008), and "The Box" (2009), and he portrayed CBS executive William S. Paley in the George Clooney-directed historical drama "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2005). The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Langella starred as Goddard Fulton on the HBO series "Unscripted" (2005) and Pino on the Fox sitcom "Kitchen Confidential" (2005–2006), and he played "Daily Planet" editor Perry White in 2006's "Superman Returns." In 2008, he portrayed Richard Nixon in the historical drama "Frost/Nixon," which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

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Frank then appeared in the films "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010), "All Good Things" (2010), "Robot & Frank" (2012), "Parts per Billion" (2013), "Draft Day" (2014), "Grace of Monaco" (2014), and "Captain Fantastic" (2016) and had a cameo in "Muppets Most Wanted" (2014). From 2015 to 2017, he played KGB handler Gabriel in 31 episodes of "The Americans," and from 2018 to 2020, he starred as Sebastian Piccirillo, the father of Jim Carrey's Jeff Piccirillo on "Kidding." In 2016, Langella portrayed Senator Richard Russell Jr. in the HBO movie "All the Way," and in 2020, he played Judge Julius Hoffman in the Netflix film "The Trial of the Chicago 7." "All the Way" received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Television Movie, and "The Trial of the Chicago 7" earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

Personal Life

Frank married Ruth Weil on June 14, 1977, and they welcomed son Frank III and daughter Sarah before divorcing in 1996. Langella lived with Whoopi Goldberg from 1996 to 2001; the two met while filming the 1996 comedy "Eddie."

House of Usher Firing

In April 2022, Frank was fired from the Netflix limited series "The Fall of the House of Usher" due to "unacceptable conduct on set."

In response to his firing, Langella wrote a guest column for "Deadline" in which he stated, "On March 25 of this year, I was performing a love scene with the actress playing my young wife. Both of us were fully clothed. I was sitting on a couch, she was standing in front of me. The director called 'cut.' 'He touched my leg,' said the actress. 'That was not in the blocking.' She then turned and walked off the set, followed by the director and the intimacy coordinator. I attempted to follow but was asked to 'give her some space.' I waited for approximately one hour, and was then told she was not returning to set and we were wrapped." He added, "I cannot speak to the intentions of my accuser or Netflix, but the impact on me has been incalculable. I lost a thrilling part, the chance at future earnings and perhaps face a stretch of unemployment. Netflix terminated me after three months of work with only three weeks left to shoot, and I have as yet to be fully remunerated for my services. Most importantly, my reputation has been tarnished."

After Frank's "Deadline" column was published, more details emerged about his behavior on the set of "The Fall of the House of Usher," with one person who worked on the series saying, "There were issues out of the gate with very inappropriate comments, some of which were sexual in nature, others that were graphic and misogynistic." Sources from the show also said that Langella "asked cast members about their sexual experiences" and "spoke graphically about his own sexual history to many people even as they were trying to get out of those conversations."

Awards and Nominations

In 2009, Langella received an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "Frost/Nixon." The film also earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as awards from the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, African-American Film Critics Association, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, North Texas Film Critics Association, Sant Jordi Awards, and Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films. In 1971, Frank received a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer – Male for "Diary of a Mad Housewife," and he earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Informational Programming for "I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind" in 1983. He won a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for "Diary of a Mad Housewife" and "The Twelve Chairs" in 1971, and in 1993, he received a CableACE Award for Actor in a Dramatic Series for "Monkey House."

In 2007, Langella won a Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for "Starting Out in the Evening," and the following year, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He received the Honorary Grand Prize at the 2017 Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival, and in 2021, Frank and his "The Trial of the Chicago 7" co-stars won a Gold Derby Award for Ensemble Cast and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Langella has also received nominations for "Dracula" (Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films), "The Box" (Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films and "Fangoria" Chainsaw Awards), "Robot & Frank" (Chlotrudis Awards), "All the Way" (Critics Choice Television Awards), and "Good Night, and Good Luck." (Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and National Society of Film Critics Awards).

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