Jonathan LaPaglia is an internationally acclaimed actor best known for his plum hosting gig on Australian Survivor and his role in the television drama Love Child. He has been guiding Australian Survivor Castaways since 2016. Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn is his sixth season for the franchise.
Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Jonathan LaPaglia was born on August 31, 1969, making him a Virgo. The 52-year-old television personality is Australian by nationality and is of Italian and Nederlanders descent. He graduated from Rostrevor College, and then with an MBBS medical degree from the University of Adelaide in 1991.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
After graduating from the university, Jonathan LaPaglia worked as an emergency ward physician in Adelaide, Sydney, and London for three years. To follow his brother’s footsteps into acting, he moved to New York City in 1994 and joined the Circle in the Square Theatre School.
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Two years later, LaPaglia got his first break when he was cast in the television series New York Undercover. He then played the role of Lt. Frank B. Parker on Seven Days from 1998 until 2001 and Detective Kevin Debreno on The District from 2001 to 2004. He also made guest appearances in series such as The Sopranos, NCIS, Cold Case, and Castle.
LaPaglia made his first appearance in an Australian production in 2011, starring as the protagonist Hector in the TV adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ novel The Slap. He then played Anthony “Rooster” Perish in Channel Nine’s Underbelly: Badness. He also starred in the 2014 film The Reckoning alongside Luke Hemsworth.
LaPaglia has been serving as the host of Network Ten’s revival of Australian Survivor since 2016. So, it’s safe to say that his gig as the host of Australian Survivor has contributed most to his multimillion-dollar fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth, LaPaglia has a whopping $4 million net worth.
Married, Wife, and Children
Jonathan LaPaglia is a loving husband and a proud father. He has been married to his longtime wife Ursula Brooks since 1998. His wife is an Australian actress best known for her roles in Angels & Demons, Happy in the Valley, and Daybreak.
The couple shares a daughter named Tilly, born in 2004. The family of three lives happily in Santa Monica, California.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Jonathan LaPaglia is the youngest child born to Maria Johannes (nee Brendel) and Gedio “Eddie” LaPaglia. His mother, a secretary, is originally from the Netherlands, and his father, an auto mechanic and car dealer, is from Bovalino, Calabria.
LaPaglia has two elder brothers – Anthony, an actor, and Michael, a car wholesaler.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
The Australian Survivor host stands tall at the height of 5 feet 11 inches. As a model and sports enthusiast, LaPaglia is dedicated to fitness and has a great physique with six-pack abs. He roughly weighs around 82 kg.