Last Updated: February 20, 2024
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Net Worth:
$10 Million
Dec 16, 1968 (55 years old)
West Hartford
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Television producer
United States of America
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Peter Dante is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $10 million. Though, it should be noted that the majority of Peter Dante's net worth is attributable to his wife, Cynthia Pett-Dante. Cynthia is Brad Pitt's longtime manager. Peter Dante is most famous for appearing in a number of comedy films alongside Adam Sandler. Early in his career Dante was briefly featured in The Larry Sanders show and The Jeff Foxworthy show before he took on some pretty outrageous roles in several Happy Madison films (the production company owned by Adam Sandler). Peter had roles in "The Waterboy," "Little Nicky," "Grandma's Boy" and "Big Daddy," to name a few.  Dante was a writer, producer and actor in "Grandma's Boy." In the film, he portrayed an odd-ball drug dealer that has a pet monkey….a lion and an elephant. Grandma's Boy became a comedy classic, winning a string of honors in High Times magazine's 2006 Stony Awards. Grandma's Boy generated $7 million at the box office and then earned over $30 million from DVD sales.

Early Life

Peter Francis Dante was born on December 16, 1968 in West Hartford, Connecticut. He is a graduate from Hofstra University, where he played on the school's lacrosse team.


After graduating from college, Dante began performing stand-up comedy in clubs and on television. He quickly gained a following and began to appear on shows such as "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Saturday Night Live." In 1994, he made his film debut in the Ben Stiller-directed film "Reality Bites," playing the character of Rock.

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Adam Sandler Collaborations

Dante's breakthrough came when he began collaborating with fellow comedian Adam Sandler. The two met in the 1990s and began working together on films such as "The Wedding Singer" (1998) and "Big Daddy" (1999). Dante quickly became a fixture in Sandler's films, appearing in "Little Nicky" (2000), "Mr. Deeds" (2002), "50 First Dates" (2004), and numerous other films.

Other Roles

In addition to his work with Adam Sandler, Dante has also appeared in numerous other films and television shows. He played the character of Dante in the film "Grandma's Boy" (2006), which he also co-wrote. He has also appeared in television shows such as "Reno 911!" and "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment."

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In 2018 Peter and his wife Cynthia were sued by Megan Fox over a Malibu home they sold the actress in 2016 for $3.2 million. Megan sued the couple seeking $5 million in damages for selling them what she referred to as a "money pit" with serious issues including a nasty mold problem. The two sides ultimately settled with the Dantes paying Megan an undisclosed amount of money in April 2021. Megan ultimately sold this home in mid-2023 for $4.5 million.

In 2009, Peter sought a restraining order to protect himself, his two sons and his wife from the husband of a woman Peter allegedly spoke to on the phone in an allegedly romantic way. The man reportedly called Peter and threatened to cut his genitals off and shove them down his throat.

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