Ron Palillo was the late American film and television actor, who was known as one of the brilliant celebrity in the Hollywood industry. His hard work and dedication for four decades in acting have left a trademark which no other actors could make it. His work could be seen in ABC’s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter.
On 2 April 1949 in New Haven, Connecticut, the U.S, Ron Palillo was born to Gabriel and Carmel Palillo. At the age of 63, he died due to heart attack on 14 August 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He earned his education from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Then, he continued his study at Fairfield University, obtaining a postgraduate degree.
|Real Name||Ronald Gabriel Palillo|
|Birthday||2 April 1949|
|Birthplace||New Haven, Connecticut, U.S|
|Death||14 August 2012 (Due to heart attack)|
|Death Place||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida|
|Parents||Gabriel and Carmel Palillo|
|Dating/Partner||Joseph Gramm (ex)|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Palillo began his acting career from the role of Armold Horshack in high school sitcom, Welcome Back, Jotter in 1975. From 1976 to 1979, he appeared in TV series like Mr. T and Tina, The Love Boat, Sweepstakes, and Greatest heroes of the Bible. Then, in 1979, he got featured as Frankey in a movie called Skatetown, U.S.A.
Since, he gained offers for numerous TV series and Movies – Alice, Chip, Rubik, the Amazing Cube, The Invisible Woman, Matt Houston, Surf II, Murder, She Wrote and many more. Before he took a break from the Hollywood, he also appeared in The Guardians; It’s a Dog Gone Tale: Destiny’s Stand and The Curse of Micah.
As a successful film and television actor, Palillo had accumulated $10,000 to $30,000 per episode whereas from movies he received $40,000 to $80,000. As for his net worth, it stood at $1 million.
Dated Boyfriend, Joseph Gramm
Palillo was open about his relationship was the part of the LGBTQ family. Before his death, he shared a happy relationship with his boyfriend, Joseph Gramm. His partner was an actor and writer known for his roles in Television series – Mr. T and Tina, One Life to Live and others.
The gay couple first met each other in 1971 on the set of the movie. Gradually, they decided to take their relationship from friends to dating. Unfortunately, after dating for over four decades, they got separated after Palillo’s death on 14 August 2012.
Family, Siblings, and Parents
Ron was born with the real name Ronald Gabriel Palillo in the Palillo family to parents – Gabriel and Carmel. Born in the Italian-American family, he was raised in nearby Cheshire city. On 14 August 2012, he passed away due to a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Ron stood at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches. He had black hair and brownish eyes color.