Frankie Valli is an American singer and actor who owns a net worth of $80 million. His real name is Francesco Stephen Castelluccio.
Frankie is best known as the founder and singer of the American rock and pop band The 4 Seasons. As a solo artist, Frankie ranked #9 on the to 40 hits charts through his falsetto voice. Besides, the band ranked #29 on the 40 hits charts. His super hit songs are Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rag Doll, and so on.
Apart from singing, he is an actor too. In 1985, he appeared in the American crime drama television series Miami Vice. He further appeared in the series Full House, The Sopranos, and the TV film Witness to the Mob. In 2012, he earned the most prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his humanitarian works.
Net Worth: $80 Million
Frankie Valli: At a Glance
|Real Name||Francesco Stephen Castelluccio|
|Date of Birth||3 May 1934|
|Birth Place||Newark, New-Jersey, U.S.|
|Spouse||Randy Clohessy (m. 1984-2004), MaryAnn Hannigan (m. 1974-1982), Mary Mandel (m. 1957-1971)|
|Net Worth||$80 million|
On 3 May 1934, Frankie Valli was born in Newark, New-Jersey, the U.S. He belongs to Italian descent. He is the eldest of his parents’ three siblings. His father is a designer and barber where his mother is a bar company employee. At the age of seven, Frankie was highly inspired in music by the American singer Frank Sinatra.
Talk about schooling, he attended the Paramount Theatre located in Manhattan, New York City. His favorite singer was Jean Valli. Thus, he took his stage name, Frankie Valli.
Valli’s singing career started in the 1950s. In 1953, he sang his first single My Mother’s Eyes. This song gained many accolades and later the group auditioned in the American record label, RCA Victor.
The group named their band The Four Lovers and released many singles. Among them, You’re the Apple of My Eye was a super hit. In 1960, the group renamed their band The 4 Seasons. In 1970, the band released You’re Ready Now which initially became a major part of Northern Soul. Their released song, My Eyes Adored You, ranked #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and #5 in the UK chart. Frankie along with the group later released numerous solo albums and super-hit singles.
As an actor, Frankie appeared in the popular films And So It Goes, Witnesses to the Mob, and so on. Besides, he appeared in television series like Miami Vice, The Sopranos, Full House. Because of his humanitarian works, Frankie won the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 2012.
The American rock and pop band The 4 Seasons gained huge success in the 1960s and 1970s. The band member Gaudio is no longer alive.
Frankie Valli is currently divorced. He married Mary Mandel, MaryAnn Hannigan, and Randy Clohessy. In 2004, he divorced Randy Clohessy.
Frankie Valli lost his stepdaughter, Celia, as she fell off a fire escape in 1980. In that year, Frankie lost his youngest daughter, Francine, due to drug overdose.